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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 2 April 2010

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

North Yorks features on council list of shame

Thursday 1 April
The soaring pay cheques of local government officials despite the recession have become a major debating point in the general election campaign – and North Yorkshire has now found itself on a “list of shame” drawn up in a nationwide survey of council pay.

The results are in!

Thursday 1 April
EVERY year in January thousands of householders across the UK take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, spending an hour in their garden recording what they see and sending the RSPB their results.

Reviled rural payments agency improving - Defra

Wednesday 31 March
THE much reviled Rural Payments Agency, which has been severely criticised by Parliament and which is hated by thousands of farmers, is finally getting its act together, claims the environment department Defra.

The finalists in this year’s Yorkshire rural awards have now been announced

Wednesday 31 March
INSTIGATED to recognise the enterprise and hard work of individuals, groups and businesses in Yorkshire, the finalists in this year’s Yorkshire rural awards have now been announced.

Two new books covering the Dales flora and geology released

Tuesday 30 March
"Wild Flowers of Yorkshire" provides a comprehensive guide to the wide range of wild flowers most likely to be found in the largest county of Britain and “The Yorkshire Dales: Landscape and Geology” is the first in an exciting new series that tells the story of some of Britain's most beautiful landscapes.

New overnight parking tickets help walkers

Tuesday 30 March
OVERNIGHT parking is being introduced in car parks owned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to help walkers wanting to plan longer hikes.

Countryside concerns as Defra slashes budget

Monday 29 March
FARMERS, landowners and countryside conservation groups will be waiting anxiously to hear what rural initiatives will be hit after the environment department Defra announced at the weekend that it will slash its budget by £194 million as part of Government plans to reduce the country’s huge deficit.

Tourist attraction turns to green power

Monday 29 March
A POPULAR Yorkshire tourist attraction is using green technology to become completely self sufficient for its energy requirements.


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