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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 18 June 2010

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

Boom and bust for smallest bird

Thursday 17 June
AS widely feared, last winter’s harsh weather appears to have almost halved the numbers of Britain’s smallest bird, the goldcrest – but ornithologists are confident the species can fight its way back.

The Carnival Hits Town

Wednesday 16 June
A CARNIVAL of stilt walkers, unicyclists, dancers and drummers led by giant sculptures will kick off the countdown to CultureShock, North Yorkshire's unique youth arts festival.

Britain's smallest bird continues to shrink

Wednesday 16 June
NEW results from the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO's) Garden BirdWatch suggest that the harsh winter could be having lasting effects on Britain’s smallest bird.

Welcome for historic new uplands plan

Tuesday 15 June
SWEEPING new proposals to guarantee the future conservation of England's uplands and ensure the economic survival of their residents receive a warm welcome from a range of rural organisations.

Romance is in the air at The World of James Herriot!

Tuesday 15 June
VET Alex McPherson surprised girlfriend Mel Speechley when he dropped to one knee on the steps of the centre dedicated to the man who inspired him to join the veterinary profession and asked her to marry him.

Yorkshire Regiment to parade through Skipton

Monday 14 June
MORE than 150 soldiers will march through the streets of Skipton on Friday 25 June with drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.

World Cup carbon disaster

Monday 14 June
ONE of Britain's foremast conservation charities has investigated the amount of CO2 that is being created by tens of thousands of fans flying to and from the football World Cup in South Africa – and the results are staggering.


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