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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 26 March 2010

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

Surprises in Store for Grassington Festival’s Big Birthday Bash

Friday 26 March
REMEMBER the best birthday party you ever went to? Laughter... costumes… colours… jelly… cake. The one you wished could last for weeks?

Meet your nesting neighbours

Friday 26 March
EVER wondered what birds are nesting in your garden? This year the BTO’s Garden Ecology Team want you to get better acquainted with your ‘nesting neighbours’ so that you can help them with an important new survey.

UK needs four London-sized forests

Thursday 25 March
POLITICIANS preparing their manifestos for the looming general election are being asked to include pledges for the re-planting of woods and forests four times the size of London.

Nidderdale AONB Launches 2010 Events Programme

Thursday 25 March
NIDDERDALE Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has now launched its Events Programme for 2010. Events take place between April and October and are designed to help both visitors and residents explore and appreciate the outstanding Nidderdale landscape.

Bill Bryson joins anti-litter crusade

Wednesday 24 March
THE former Yorkshire Dales resident Bill Bryson, the best-selling American author, has linked up with Government officials and business leaders to help spearhead a new crusade against litter.

Carbon crisis in Yorkshire peatlands

Tuesday 23 March
YORKSHIRE has some of the largest and most important areas of peat in the UK but scientists are growing increasingly concerned that they are losing one of their most important characteristics: the ability to absorb millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the air.

The World of James Herriot has become part of world history!

Tuesday 23 March
THE Thirsk based visitor centre is taking part in a national project to celebrate objects that have a story to tell.

Dales windfarm only 8.7% efficient – report

Monday 22 March
THE first windfarm ever opened in the Craven area of the Yorkshire Dales only operates at 8.7 of its potential ability, according to a report published in the Sunday Times yesterday (March 21).

Breeding season appeal to dog owners

Monday 22 March
DOG owners are being asked to keep their pets on the lead when they walk in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over the next five months.


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