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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 24 December 2010

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

New grants for tree projects

Friday 24 December
LANDOWNERS in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are being offered cash to plant more trees to lessen the impact of floods and climate change.

Village plans approved

Friday 24 December
WORK to help to conserve and enhance the special character of two villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is one step nearer.

National Park funding hit hard

Thursday 23 December
THE campaigning charity the Campaign for National Parks (CNP) has reacted with dismay to Monday’s announcement by Defra that the English National Park Authorities will receive a 21.5% cash reduction over the next four years, which, when considering inflation amounts to a 28.5% reduction.

Peaceful Xmas for Cock Robin

Thursday 23 December
BRITAIN’S national bird, the robin, is about to enjoy a peaceful Christmas and New Year, thanks to the freezing weather conditions.

£500-enviro challenge for young farmers

Wednesday 22 December
CASH prizes of up to £500 are on offer for young farmers across Yorkshire as part of a special competition being launched to get them involved with the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and other agri-environment schemes.

Today's children lack country nous

Wednesday 22 December
MODERN school children may be whizz-kids with computers and computer games – but many of them are seriously lacking in simple country knowledge.

Invading species cost nation £1.7 billion

Monday 20 December
THE first ever scientific study of the cost of eradicating invasive animal and plant species has come up with the staggering estimate of £1.7 billion a year in England, Scotland and Wales.


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