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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 04 April

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

Yorkshire Dales play host to top athletes

Friday 25 March 2008
THE number of visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park this weekend is likely to rocket as spectators pour in to watch top international athletes run the 54th Three Peaks race tomorrow (Saturday 26 April).

A new heyday for hay meadows?

Friday 25 March 2008
IT IS estimated that less than 500 hectares of upland hay meadows still exist today in Cumbria, including parts of the Northern Yorkshire Dales and conservation organisations, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Cumbria FWAG, are joining forces to halt the loss of both upland and lowland hay meadows and to restore them to their former beauty.

Yorkshire Dales bid for sustainable tourism award

Thursday 24 March 2008
A TOURISM partnership has launched a bid to win official sustainable tourism status for the Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate.

Appraisal for Yorkshire Dales market towns

Thursday 24 March 2008
EACH of the five market towns across one Yorkshire Dales district is to be the subject of scrutiny this summer.

Police appeal for info after railway firearm incident

Wednesday 23 March 2008
BRITISH Transport Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a train guard was threatened with a firearm at a Yorkshire Dales station.

St George’s Day and local food

Wednesday 23 March 2008
HUNDREDS of country folk started today’s St George’s Day celebrations by sitting down to special local-food-only breakfasts across the North of England – but some findings of a national food survey were not so easy to digest.

“Cycling town” bid for Yorkshire Dales towns

Tuesday 22 March 2008
RICHMOND and Catterick Garrison could join nearby Darlington as official “cycling demonstration towns”, if a bid by Richmondshire District Council is successful.

Conservation experts visit Yorkshire Dales

Tuesday 22 March 2008
A group of international conservation experts will be visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park next week during a fact-finding visit to the UK.

Doctors surgeries next for rural decline – Tories

Monday 21 March 2008
TORY leader David Cameron will today make a passionate speech attacking Government plans for NHS reform which he claims will cause GP surgeries in rural areas to join the long list of decline which already includes post offices, primary schools and village pubs.

National Park welcomes green lane restrictions

Monday 21 March 2008
EIGHT ‘green lanes’ in the Yorkshire Dales National Park are to be closed to recreational motor vehicles.


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