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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 10th February

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

Happy Birthday, Yorkshire Dales Society

Friday 10 February 2006
A leading charity that works to protect, conserve and promote the Yorkshire Dales reaches an historic milestone in 2006. We take a look back over 25 years of the Yorkshire Dales Society.

Dales experiment could see incomes mushrooming

Friday 10 February 2006
Owners of broadleaf woodland in the Yorkshire Dales could be harvesting edible mushrooms as a new source of income following the success of a pilot project.

Business boost for Craven

Friday 10 February 2006
Craven District Council is among nineteen local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber to share in more than £13.6 million under an incentive scheme aimed at encouraging business growth.

Richmond residents have say on controversial development

Friday 10 February 2006
Richmond residents are to have their say on the controversial planning application for the development on Yorke Square car park in the town at a special meeting of the District Council's Environment and Planning Committee later this month.

All change for Bedale Market

Friday 10 February 2006
Bedale Market is to be taken over by the Town Council.

Early bird boom

Thursday 09 February 2006
A pair of blackbirds on the Wirral, South Merseyside, already have fledglings in their nest, ornithologists reported yesterday. And there are also reports of robins with young in the Scottish borders.

Putting tourism at the heart of Yorkshire's historic environment

Thursday 09 February 2006
Tapping the region's historic assets for regeneration and tourism feature prominently in a new plan published today by English Heritage.

Environmental Stewardship payments begin

Thursday 09 February 2006
Defra has announced the achievement of two major milestones in the Departments' Environmental Stewardship scheme, with the news that farmers are to begin receiving payments.

Spring clean for Askrigg

Thursday 09 February 2006
The footpaths and hedgerows of Askrigg have been given a spring clean, courtesy of volunteers from a local martial arts club.

Bosses invited: help the disabled

Wednesday 08 February 2006
Access to tourist and business premises for disabled people has been secretly tested in the Craven area of the Yorkshire Dales - and business bosses are being invited to share in the results next week.

Talking rubbish confirms publics' commitment to recycling

Wednesday 08 February 2006
Residents across North Yorkshire have been talking rubbish recently, or more precisely, about how more of it can be recycled rather than ending up in landfill.

Police Authority pushes Council Tax burden even higher

Wednesday 08 February 2006
Members of North Yorkshire Police Authority have set the budget for the county's force at £122.89 million for the next financial year, covering 2006/2007.

Dales businessman sees lifelong ambition fulfilled

Wednesday 08 February 2006
A Yorkshire Dales man has turned his life-long passion for cycling in to a successful business.

Dales' pensioners urged: Don't miss out on Pension Credit

Tuesday 07 February 2006
Up to 23,000 pensioners living in the boroughs of Craven, Harrogate and surrounding areas could be missing out on extra money each week from Pension Credit, according to research by The Pension Service.

Communities urged to support their local pub

Tuesday 07 February 2006
The village pub with its hand pulled beers and roaring log fire has been a traditional part of the social and economic fabric of Yorkshire Dales communities over the years.

Report tackles inequaliites in rural health care

Tuesday 07 February 2006
The Government's Chief Medical Officer has welcomed the launch of a new guide that provides information for people and organisations addressing rural health issues across the UK.

Dales Fire-fighters offer life saving advice

Monday 06 February 2006
Fire Officers serving The Yorkshire Dales communities around Thirsk and Bedale are offering life saving advice to homeowners.

No restrictions despite driest January in a decade

Monday 06 February 2006
There are no plans for water restrictions in the region, despite figures released last week by the Met Office showing that Yorkshire has experienced its driest January in a decade.

Councillors to consider revised market town plans

Monday 06 February 2006
The saga of Skipton's redevelopment continues this week as Craven District Council puts its two revised options for revitalising the market town before a special meeting of the council.

Gardeners urged: don't kill a good friend

Monday 06 February 2006
AS the busiest time of the year in the garden approaches, animal lovers are pleading with keen gardeners: please don't kill one of your best friends, the hedgehog.


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