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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 25 June 2010

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

Red kites set to soar in the Lake District

Friday 25 June
AN exciting conservation project has been launched which will see 90 spectacular red kites released in the Lake District – the first time the birds have been reintroduced in the North West.

Snap up a prize in North Yorkshire libraries' photo competition

Friday 25 June
AMATEUR photographers across North Yorkshire are being given the chance to see their work "in print" in a competition organised by the county council's library and information service.

CultureShock countdown begins

Thursday 24 June
THE countdown to CultureShock, North Yorkshire's unique youth arts festival, has begun. In less than two week's time thousands of young people will gather for the only youth festival in the country to offer a three-day greenfield-site event.

New coffee lounge for Craven Pool & Fitness Centre

Thursday 24 June
CUSTOMERS at Craven District Council’s Craven Pool & Fitness Centre will notice that the poolside café has had an upgrade.

Dismay as MEPs stop “traffic light” food labels

Wednesday 23 June
BRITAIN’S leading dieticians have expressed their dismay at last week’s decision by members of the European parliament to reject calls for a “traffic light” system of food labelling to warn consumers of the dangers of excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fat.

CPRE questions for “greenest Government ever”

Wednesday 23 June
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are worried that there was little in the Coalition’s emergency budget to justify pre-election promises by the Tories to create the “greenest Government ever.”

More praise for Defra farm team

Tuesday 22 June
THE new farm team at the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs received more praise yesterday from what was once one of the department’s sternest critics, the Tenant Farmers’ Association.

Area Ranger prepares for 190-mile charity run

Tuesday 22 June
YORKSHIRE Dales National Park Authority Ranger Matt Neale is making the final preparations for his coast-to-coast charity run on Friday (June 25) – covering 190 miles in 60 hours.

Dales mining history under threat

Monday 21 June
MOUNDS of stone built up during ancient lead mining operations in the Yorkshire Dales are under threat, according to a new study.

Nightjars on the up in North Yorkshire

Monday 21 June
WHILE some bird species may be struggling elsewhere, the nocturnal nightjar has found the night life of North Yorkshire very much to its liking!


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