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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 15th December

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

Rural champion criticises government Post Office plan

Friday 15 December 2006
THE Government has shown a disappointing lack of vision in its investment package for the Post Office - that is the damning conclusion from the Campaign to Protect Rural England as ministers announce their desire to close 2, 500 branches.

Sugar coating for post office bitter pill

Thursday 14 December 2006
THE Government today tried to sugar-coat plans to close 2,500 mainly rural post offices with some minor new pledges - but failed miserably in the eyes most country folk.

Future secured for West Craven Youth Hostel

Thursday 14 December 2006
YOUTH hostellers in West Craven can breathe a sigh of relief as the future is secured for a Youth Hostel that had been threatened with closure.

Making the news across Hambleton

Thursday 14 December 2006
SEARCHING for a nightingale nurse, involving prisoners in arts projects and a new meeting area for the cops - see what's making the news across Hambleton.

North Yorkshire demands a future for rural Post Offices

Wednesday 13 December 2006
AS rural communities across the Yorkshire Dales await a Government announcement on the future of Post Offices and the continuation of the rural Post Offices subsidy - due to be published tomorrow (December 14) - North Yorkshire County Council has set out what it is hoping to hear from ministers.

Darlington man jailed after trading standards investigation

Wednesday 13 December 2006
A DARLINGTON man is facing six months behind bars following a prosecution brought by North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards Service for offences he committed in the Northallerton area of the Yorkshire Dales.

No protection for moorland birds

Wednesday 13 December 2006
THE Government has stepped in to save grants paid to lowland farmers to protect rare wild birds like stone curlews - but has ignored similar requests for payments to hill farmers.

New twist in windfarm wars

Tuesday 12 December 2006
THE long-running battle between country folk and government over windfarms took a new twist today as a war broke out between the Scottish Executive and a conservation body which has called for more "green" electricity generation.

Extra breath tests for North Yorkshire drivers

Tuesday 12 December 2006
EXTRA patrols and breath tests are on the cards for motorists across North Yorkshire in the run up to Christmas.

Fines follow death at North Yorkshire theme park

Monday 11 December 2006
FINES totalling more than £150, 000 have followed a series of prosecutions resulting from the death of a young woman at a North Yorkshire theme park.

Crunch week for rural post offices

Monday 11 December 2006
NEWS leaked at the weekend says that the Government is likely to announce the closure of some 2,000 rural post offices this week, despite months of protest from sub-postmasters, country folk and opposition politicians.

Christmas fun at Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum

Monday 11 December 2006
CHRISTMAS came to the Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes this past weekend with a bumper package of festive entertainment.


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