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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 3rd August

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

Teenagers visit from the Broads

Friday 03 August 2007
A GROUP of young Rangers from the Broads National Park have been helping to improve access in the Yorkshire Dales.

Dales man prepares for 2CV charity drive

Thursday 02 August 2007
A YORKSHIRE DALES man is set to undertake a charity fundraiser with a difference next month as he drives to the Arctic Circle to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

Skipton otter goes for post mortem

Thursday 02 August 2007
THE carcass of a large dog otter found on the outskirts of Skipton on Tuesday evening (See News, yesterday) has been collected by Environment Agency officials and sent off for a post-mortem examination at Cardiff University.

Dead otter found in Skipton

Wednesday 01 August 2007
A DEAD male otter has been found at the junction of Eller Beck and the River Aire in Skipton, much to the astonishment of local wildlife lovers.

Top five place for Yorkshire Dales

Wednesday 01 August 2007
THE Yorkshire Dales are the fifth most popular national park in the country when it comes to visitor choice, according to a new survey.

Dales roads targeted in safety campaign

Tuesday 31 July 2007
YORKSHIRE DALES roads with higher than average accident rates will be at the centre of a police enforcement campaign this week aimed at cutting a "totally unacceptable" toll of death and injury across the county.

Better rural rail services...eventually

Tuesday 31 July 2007
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners have welcomed Government plans to improve rural rail services - a topic of intense interest in the Yorkshire Dales - but regret the possibility of even larger "juggernaut" lorries being allowed onto rural roads.

Barn-storming owl tops the poll but...

Monday 30 July 2007
THE barn owl has won a ballot to find Britain's favourite farmland bird in a poll carried out by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Sadly, the vote comes at a time when its numbers are in decline thanks, in no small measure, to the fashion for converting farm barns into residential homes - a craze which has caused much controversy in the Yorkshire Dales in recent years.

Flooding row engulfs Environment Agency

Monday 30 July 2007
THE beleaguered Environment Agency, under attack for its lack of preparation against recent floods covering large areas of England, faced even more bitter criticism over the weekend when it was reported that its senior executives had received huge performance bonuses.


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