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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 23 October 2009

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

Grassington Festival needs your vote again - this time to win!

Friday 23 October
THANKS to you Grassington Festival has been shortlisted for an award in UK Festivals Awards. So now they need your help in voting again...but this time to win!

Local professional artists work floods in to Craven Museum & Gallery

Friday 23 October
FORTY five professional artists, all living or working in Craven, brought round their contemporary artwork to Craven District Council’s Craven Museum & Gallery this week, in preparation for the opening of Contemporary Craven Christmas – the annual selling exhibition of artwork organised by the Council’s Cultural Services team.

Dig for your roots with a helping hand from North Yorkshire libraries

Thursday 22 October
SOME people are related to royalty, others to the convicts who landed at Botany Bay. Whoever you are, the stories of your ancestors are sure to be fascinating.

Volunteers needed to look after Leyburn’s tourists

Thursday 22 October
VOLUNTEERS are needed to join the small team looking after Leyburn’s tourists throughout the year.

New “grow-your-own” fruit quango

Wednesday 21 October
THE ENVIRONMENT secretary Hilary Benn will today (October 21) announce a new Government quango created to persuade people to grow and eat more fruit and vegetables.

Dark nights bring rural crime

Wednesday 21 October
FARMERS and landowners are being warned to take extra care of their property as the dark nights approach because of an anticipated surge in rural crime.

Natural England “destroying” uplands – TFA

Tuesday 20 October
THE DRIVE by Natural England to persuade hill farmers to cut livestock numbers in favour of grant-aided environmental schemes threatens to destroy England’s uplands, claims the Tennant Farmers’ Association.

Post Office strike will hit rural areas harder says CLA

Tuesday 20 October
THE FORTHCOMING postal strike will cause chaos across the country, but the CLA believes that the damage done to rural businesses and communities will be greater.

Helping hand from the National Park

Monday 19 October
PUPILS at Settlebeck High School in Sedbergh have been working hard to learn more about conservation – with a little help from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Busy weekend for leisure centres

Monday 19 October
ALMOST 5000 people checked out the facilities at Hambleton’s four leisure centres last weekend.


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