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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 10th November

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

Farmers "force-feeding" the countryside say conservationists

Friday 10 November 2006
THE UK countryside is being force-fed dangerous levels of fertiliser, according to a new report from a leading conservation charity.

Christmas traditions celebrated at Dales attraction

Friday 10 November 2006
CHRISTMAS has officially arrived in the Yorkshire Dales town of Thirsk with the opening of a special exhibition celebrating the festive season at The World of James Herriot.

Quad bike warning as Dales farmer is fined over fatal accident

Thursday 09 November 2006
THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning farmers and rural businesses about the dangers involved in riding a quad bike after a farm worker was killed when his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) overturned on a Yorkshire Dales farm.

Leap forward for animal welfare as new law is passed

Thursday 09 November 2006
AN Act of Parliament described as the single most important piece of legislation to protect animals for almost a century is a step closer to becoming the law of the land after receiving Royal Assent yesterday (November 8).

Defra bonuses soar despite poor performance say Lib Dems

Thursday 09 November 2006
OFFICIALS in the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) received more than £7 million in bonuses in the last two years whilst farmers across the country, many of them right here in the Dales, grapple with debts resulting from the shambles that is the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and its failure to deliver farm payments on time.

Yours may be bigger, ours is better says Dales National Park

Thursday 09 November 2006
SIZE is not important after all - especially when it comes to caves.

Safety improvements for Yorkshire Dales trunk road

Wednesday 08 November 2006
MOTORISTS could see overnight delays next week as work begins to improve safety on a major trunk road through the Yorkshire Dales.

Farmers unite to attack Government incompetence

Wednesday 08 November 2006
ENGLAND'S three biggest farming organisations have taken the rare step of uniting to issue a joint statement condemning Government incompetence at the latest shambles to engulf the ill-fated Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

Making the news across Richmondshire

Wednesday 08 November 2006
Artwork on display at the fire station, plans for a community garden, and worries over carpark charges…see what's making the news across Richmondshire.

Christmas comes early after hamper collapse

Tuesday 07 November 2006
NINETY families in the Keighley area have had their Christmas celebrations saved thanks to a huge gift from a Skipton property company.

North Yorkshire launches winter road safety campaign

Tuesday 07 November 2006
AS the first frosts of the winter take hold, North Yorkshire Police are launching their annual road safety campaign and are warning motorists to expect stop-checks and extra road policing patrols across parts of the Dales.

More EU delays dismay farmers

Monday 06 November 2006
YET ANOTHER delay in reforming farm payments under the notorious Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is causing more dismay for farmers and landowners.


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