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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 23rd March

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

Dales music festival in three year sponsorship deal

Friday 23 March 2007
A YORKSHIRE DALES music and arts festival is set go from strength to strength with the announcement of a major new sponsorship deal.

Mixed rural reception for Budget

Friday 23 March 2007
GORDON Brown's last budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer received a mixed reception from countryside organisations this week - and claims from charities that he had shot himself in the foot by damaging a charitable scheme he himself had pioneered.

Pendle takes recycling to the water on Dales canal

Thursday 22 March 2007
THE FIRST EVER recycling point for boaters in our region has opened at the Fleet Street Recycling depot in Nelson, thanks to a joint initiative by Pendle Council and British Waterways.

Police renew appeals in Knaresborough hit and run

Thursday 22 March 2007
NORTH Yorkshire Police have renewed appeals following a fatal hit and run and believe one of the people pictured here may provide the vital piece of evidence they need to find the driver involved.

Dales building on "green award" shortlist

Wednesday 21 March 2007
An ultra-modern office building in the grounds of a Yorkshire Dales stately home has won a major national award in recognition of its "green" potential.

Pub chain's "green" award

Wednesday 21 March 2007
THE often controversial pub chain J.D. Wetherspoon, whose Devonshire hotel in Skipton has often been criticised for the late-night noise its customers create in the Yorkshire Dales market town, has been given a major internationl award - for using free-range eggs in its food menus.

Wind of change blows for Yorkshire Dales landowner

Tuesday 20 March 2007
THE winds of change are blowing across the moors of the Yorkshire Dales as one landowner harnesses a plentiful supply of renewable energy.

Rural watchdog demands real consultation on post offices

Tuesday 20 March 2007
THE Government must give people and local businesses in rural areas adequate time to respond to local proposals to restructure the post office network - that's the response of one rural watchdog as concern grows that village post offices may be decimated in areas such as the Yorkshire Dales.

Art and nature fuse at Yorkshire Dales beauty spot

Monday 19 March 2007
ART and nature are set to come together today as a new sculpture trail is opened at a popular Yorkshire Dales beauty spot.

Defra fears massive free-range egg fraud

Monday 19 March 2007
THE rural affairs department Defra has launched one of its biggest ever investigations into allegations that millions of eggs sold as free-range are in fact cheap imports from European factory farms, it was announced today.


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