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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 20th October

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Dales churches highlight role of faith in country life

Friday 20 October 2006
AS countryside campaigners and policy makers focus on the future of rural Post Offices, a new report is highlighting the role played by another institution that has traditionally been at the centre of country life over many years - the village church.

North Yorkshire takes global warming campaign to the classroom

Friday 20 October 2006
WITH the impact of climate change beginning to show on the natural world around us right here in the Dales, moves are afoot across North Yorkshire to raise to raise awareness among those in the generation that will actually be here having to live with global warming - our school children.

Work to begin on learning centre for Yorkshire Dales market town

Thursday 19 October 2006
A semi-derelict shop in the centre of a Yorkshire Dales market town is set to be given a new lease of life as it becomes a centre for learning in a major re-development project.

£150 million post office grant axed

Thursday 19 October 2006
DESPITE a huge demonstration by 1,000 sub-postmasters in London yesterday - and the biggest petition even handed in at 10 Downing Street - the Government will go ahead and axe the £150 million subsidy meant to keep rural post offices open.

Government failures could see Dales farmers pushed to the brink

Wednesday 18 October 2006
FARMERS leaders are calling on the Government to learn from the mistakes highlighted in a devastating National Audit Office (NAO) indictment of the delivery of the Single Payment Scheme.

Huge backing for rural post offices

Wednesday 18 October 2006
AS leaders representing thousands of rural post offices lobby the Government today (Wed), it has been revealed than more than four million people have signed a petition against widespread closures.

New book explores green networks of the Yorkshire Dales

Wednesday 18 October 2006
A BOOK of twenty new walks from the man who gave us the Dales Way, is urging walkers to leave their cars behind and discover the hidden beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

Film season continues for Dales toddlers

Wednesday 18 October 2006
MUMS and toddlers are being invited to the cinema later this week as a Yorkshire Dales arts venue continues its popular 'Films for Tots' programme with a movie classic enjoyed by youngsters since its release in 1967.

Heritage watchdog offers advice on converting traditional Dales barns

Tuesday 17 October 2006
THE landscape of Yorkshire Dales is world renowned, both for its natural beauty and its built heritage. An important factor is the number of traditional stone barns dotted across this unique region, and detailed advice on the sympathetic conversion of barns will soon be available for owners, planners and developers.

Dales Rugby club scores tourist touch-down

Tuesday 17 October 2006
SKIPTON rugby club, which has been at the centre of the town's sporting and social life for 130 years, has scored on another field - as a major tourist attraction.

Future secured for South Lakeland TICs

Tuesday 17 October 2006
THE future of seven Tourist Information centres across South Lakeland - including one in a popular market town on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales - is looking brighter after community groups stepped in to save them.

Post Office network needs sorting say countryside advocates

Monday 16 October 2006
THE Countryside Alliance has become the latest organisation to enter the debate on rural Post Offices as it calls on the Government to break its "deafening silence" over the future of a network that lost £111 million last year alone.

Bird killer disease spreads North

Monday 16 October 2006
AN avian killer disease which has killed tens of thousands of garden birds in the West Country has now reached the Yorkshire borders in the North West - and, horrifically, well-meaning bird lovers have been major factors in its spread.


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