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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 12 Febuary 2010

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

A true-love story for Valentine's Day - from the archives

Friday 12 Febuary
A COLLECTION of exquisite Valentine letters and cards sent to one of the most sought-after women in Victorian high society has been unearthed in the North Yorkshire County Records Office. The Valentines were sent by would-be suitors to Catherine Worsley, daughter of Sir William Worsley of Hovingham, in the 1850s.

Liveliest Village Green in 2010

Friday 12 Febuary
THE Open Spaces Society is working with TruGreen Professional Lawn Care and the Sunday Telegraph in promoting the first-ever ‘Liveliest Village Green’ competition.

Prickly post for philatelists

Thursday 11 Febuary
A SERIES of threatened British mammals are to star on new stamps to be issued by the Royal Mail next month – and stamp collectors are being offered the chance to buy first day issues at reduced price.

Dalby Forest is wild and free!

Thursday 11 Febuary
NATURE fans are being invited to sample the delights of Dalby Forest for free during half-term holidays on Wednesday 17 February 2010.

Praise but concern on new hill farm scheme

Wednesday 10 Febuary
NEW grants announced yesterday (Feb 9) to benefit hill farmers for their environmental conservation work were received with both praise and criticism from different farming bodies.

Farmers help fight water pollution

Wednesday 10 Febuary
FARMERS are being offered free advice and support for action to help reduce the risk of water pollution in two areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Murder mystery books set in the Yorkshire Dales

Tuesday 9 Febuary
THREE murder mystery books, all set in the Yorkshire Dales have now been published by Susan Parry an expert in the fields of forensic and environmental science.

Walking to improve health

Tuesday 9 Febuary
A NEW initiative to give Richmondshire residents the chance to walk their way to health has been launched.

Equality Bill threat to rural services

Monday 8 Febuary
THE controversial Equality Bill being pushed through Parliament by Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman represents a serious threat to the funding of local services in rural areas, one of Britain’s leading academics claimed yesterday.

Local food matters

Monday 8 Febuary
LOCAL people are joining forces to dig out new ways of promoting locally grown food.


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