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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 19 Febuary 2010

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

Bird lovers in biodiversity watch

Friday 19 Febuary
THOUSANDS of British bird watchers are to be recruited to launch a six year investigation into the nation’s biodiversity to help Government scientists track any changes in the natural environment.

Will earlier springs throw nature out of step

Friday 19 Febuary
THE recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology.

£692,000 Rural Access to Opportunities Fund now open in York and North Yorkshire

Wednesday 17 Febuary
A BRAND new funding programme is now open and ready for applications across York and North Yorkshire. With £692,000 available over the next two years the Rural Access to Opportunities Fund has been set up to provide investment in access to services in rural areas.

Wildlife fans rush to add records to world’s biggest wildlife census

Wednesday 17 Febuary
JUST over a week after the nation spent an hour counting the birds in their gardens, over a quarter of a million people have already sent in their results to the RSPB.

Dovecotes are a coo for National Park

Tuesday 16 Febuary
THE hunt is on for historic dovecotes in the Yorkshire Dales.

General Election 2010: Make the countryside count

Tuesday 16 Febuary
THIS year’s General Election is a critical moment for England’s countryside. The promises politicians make now will determine whether the countryside becomes a better, more beautiful and more inspirational place, or is condemned to death by a thousand cuts.

£80,000 grant for Dales charity

Monday 15 Febuary
THE Peoples’ Postcode Lottery, which gives 40% of every ticket bought to local charities, has donated a magnificent £79,708 to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust which will help it – amongst other plans – to plant its one millionth tree this year.

Cyclists wanted

Monday 15 Febuary
TWO schemes that promote cycling for health are looking for keen bikers to sign up as volunteer guides.


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