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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 26th January

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

Dales music festival welcomes new artistic director

Friday 26 January 2007
A MAJOR Yorkshire Dales festival is all set for a celebration of classical music this summer as it welcomes in its 27th year with a new Artistic Director.

Join the bird watch

Friday 26 January 2007
THE WORLD'S biggest survey of wild birds is underway across Britain this weekend - and amateur birdwatchers with email links are being asked to take part.

Brown to face planning blitz

Thursday 25 January 2007
THOUSANDS of countryside lovers are being asked to email would-be Prime Minister Gordon Brown to protest against plans for wholesale changes to the planning system which, they say, takes democracy out of the hands of local people and concentrates it in the hands of ministers and Whitehall civil servants.

Lottery boost for Knaresborough's green fingered volunteers

Thursday 25 January 2007
A GROUP of green fingered enthusiasts in Knaresborough have had their hard work rewarded as they restore a local beauty spot to its former glory.

Districts reject single council plan for North Yorkshire

Wednesday 24 January 2007
RESTRUCTURING North Yorkshire's councils into a single unitary authority will create an organisation too big to deliver local services - that's the damning, if not entirely unexpected, verdict from the county's 7 district councils.

Supermarket stranglehold report: so what's new?

Wednesday 24 January 2007
AS WE predicted yesterday, the much-heralded interim report from the Competition Commission on the growing stranglehold of the big supermarket chains on Britain's retail sector revealed very little that was new and was heavily criticised by countryside organisations hoping for radical change.

Supermarket power: action or fudge?

Tuesday 23 January 2007
A LONG-AWAITED report on the growing power of the big supermarket chains is to be published today - but this morning was being awaited with tired cynicism by exploited farmers and small-town planners.

Health bosses issue advice to pregnant women during lambing season

Tuesday 23 January 2007
WITH winter taking hold for the first time spring may seem a way off, yet farmers across the Yorkshire Dales are preparing for lambing time and once again health bosses are warning of the potential danger posed to pregnant women.

Wind in the willows - public urged to use specialists to make damaged trees safe

Monday 22 January 2007
PLANS to redevelop an area off the centre of Ripon have received a significant boost with the announcement that the Government has approved a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO).

Yorkshire farmers called to action to save the Lapwing

Monday 22 January 2007
IN common with much of the UK, residents of the Yorkshire Dales have endured some extremely high winds over the last few days, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now urging members of the public to use professionals when having work done to wind-damaged trees.

Yorkshire farmers called to action to save the Lapwing

Saturday 20 January 2007
THE RSPB is inviting land managers across the north of England to become 'Lapwing Champions' by entering its annual competition that offers a £1,000 for the farmer who does most to help one of Britain's favourite birds.


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