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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 12 March 2010

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

Community hydro first for Yorkshire Dales National Park

Friday 12 March
THE dream of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s first community hydro is becoming a reality thanks to the hard work and dedication of people who are passionate about the environment in Bainbridge.

NSPCC HACK Hiking Challenge

Friday 12 March
THE NSPCC is calling on people in Yorkshire to dust off their walking boots and sign up for the NSPCC’s HACK – ‘Hike Against Cruelty to Kids’ – a 24 mile hiking challenge through some of the most stunning countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, around Ingleborough.

Moorland birds need predator protection

Thursday 11 March
SOME of the rarest birds on Britain’s wild uplands are under threat from predators like foxes and crows, according to one of the longest scientific surveys ever undertaken into avian problems.

Ancient woodland set for revival in the North York Moors

Thursday 11 March
MANY of North Yorkshire’s most vulnerable precious woods designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are on the road to recovery after a major push to improve their condition.

Tenant farmers call for long-term thinking

Wednesday 10 March
CHANGES to the farm letting system have failed to allow tenant farmers the long-term planning required to make proper investments in their rented land, claims the Tenant Farmers’ Association.

Tough-guy Bean joins woodland crusade

Wednesday 10 March
THE Yorkshire-born actor Sean Bean, famous for his toughguy roles like Sharpe on television and bad guys in Hollywood movies, has joined another battle – in attempts to double the woodland coverage of the UK

Celebrations as Dales windfarm plan is rejected

Tuesday 9 March
HUNDREDS of Yorkshire Dales residents in the Gargrave area were celebrating today over the decision by a Government planning inspector to reject plans for a major windfarm which would have dominated the scenery for some 40 miles around.

Bug to attack knotty problem

Tuesday 9 March
THE Government today approved the release of an imported bug which, it is hope, will attack on the biggest scourges affecting Britain’s waterways: the massively invasive Japanese knotweed.

Government “stop paying lip service” - buy British

Monday 8 March
THE Government continues to fail to lead by example on buying British and supporting British farmers. A new report shows a fall in the amount of UK-produced food being procured by the Government and its departments.

Welcoming government’s drive for superfast broadband

Monday 8 March
THE Government has announced that a new body ‘Broadband Delivery UK’ is to be responsible for rolling-out next generation broadband across the UK. At the same time a major report forecasting the future reach of next generation broadband across the UK has been published by the Government.


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