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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 9 2010

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

Help put the sing in Gras-sing-ton

Friday 9 April
Calling all singers! No experience required. Come and perform with one of the UK’s top a cappella vocal groups - Black Voices - at the Grassington festival this June.

Flowers of the Dales Festival 2010

Friday 9 April
With over a hundred events at different locations across the Yorkshire Dales, this year’s Festival includes an exciting range of walks, photography courses and competitions,art exhibitions, children’s craft activities, quizzes, and identification courses, all with a wildflower theme.

Citizen science blossoms as a climate change barometer

Thursday 8 April
TWO hundred and fifty years of people recording the timing of natural events – so-called ‘citizen science’ - has helped demonstrate that Britain’s plants are flowering five days earlier for every one degree C rise in temperature.

Thumbs up for National Park housing plan

Thursday 8 April
DRAFT plans to meet future housing needs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been given the seal of approval.

Art courses at Gayle Mill

Wednesday 7 April
GAYLE Mill’s first art course of the season will take place on Monday, 12 April. Under the guiding hand of Moira Metcalfe, well established Wensleydale artist, students will be encouraged to explore light and colour in spring in creating a landscape or still life in oils, watercolour or pastels.

British Waterways seeks kingfisher counters

Wednesday 7 April
BRITISH Waterways – guardian of the nation’s canals and rivers - is inviting nature lovers of all ages to visit their local canal, river, reservoir or dock and tell us what creatures they see there. This year’s survey will focus on the splendid regent of the waterways – the kingfisher, whose numbers are expected to be affected by the recent harsh winter.

Watch spring arrive ... from space!

Tuesday 6 April
IN one of the most imaginative projects ever created for nature lovers, the Woodland Trust Charity has teamed up with the European Space Agency to allow people to watch spring arrive in Britain – from a viewpoint in outer space.

Rights of Way - a big step forward

Tuesday 6 April
REPRESENTATIVES of the key national interests in public rights of way have united in delivering a ground-breaking set of recommendations to Government designed to improve the law and procedures concerning old public rights of way.


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