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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 3rd March

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

Countryside group sets up Bird Flu monitoring programme

Friday 03 March 2006
As the spread of Bird flu continues across continental Europe and fears mount that it will eventually reach British shores, a new monitoring programme is being set up to detect the virus in wild birds.

Reaction continues as Government rejects windfarm plans

Friday 03 March 2006
Reaction is continuing to a Government decision announced yesterday that rejected plans to build what would have been the country's largest windfarm on the fells of Whinash near Tebay.

Cream of County's talent to perform at festival

Friday 03 March 2006
A North Yorkshire youth festival is set to attract headline names this summer as the cream of the County's talent are joined by some of the music world's most prodigious musicians.

German Sheperds wanted by police

Friday 03 March 2006
North Yorkshire Police Dog Section can offer an interesting, exciting and varied career working in the public arena, and they are looking for new recruits - but, only of the canine variety.

Report highlights Butterfly decline

Thursday 02 March 2006
They were once a common sight on summer days in the English countryside, but a new report out today says that Butterflies are finding it increasingly difficult to survive on Britain's farmland.

Government rejects wind-farm plans

Thursday 02 March 2006
The Government has today rejected plans that would have seen Britain's biggest wind-farm built on the fells of Whinash, near Tebay.

Report gives a snapshot of Dales life

Thursday 02 March 2006
More people than ever are living in the Yorkshire Dales and there are more young people living in the National Park - just one of the findings published in a new report from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Richmond could benefit if Council leaves town

Thursday 02 March 2006
Richmond could be up to £134 000 a year better off if the District Council moves its offices to Colburn - that is according to a study carried out for the authority.

The Curlew - flying through letterboxes in March

Wednesday 01 March 2006
The Spring edition of Richmondshire District Council's newspaper, 'The Curlew' is being delivered to homes and businesses over the next couple of weeks (from March 6th).

Dales bus services axed

Wednesday 01 March 2006
A number of bus routes across North Yorkshire - including several in the Yorkshire Dales - will be axed and others will face fare increases.

100 new foster carers: Making children smile across North Yorkshire

Wednesday 01 March 2006
Foster carers in North Yorkshire have been celebrating, after smashing an ambitious recruitment target.

Plea to dog owners as lambing time begins

Wednesday 01 March 2006
Dog owners visiting the Yorkshire Dales are being asked to make life easier for some of its younger residents over the coming months by keeping their pets on leads.

New police unit set to tackle wildlife crime

Wednesday 01 March 2006
There is good news for those in the front line of combating wildlife crime across the UK following a Government announcement of extra funding.

Police call off search for missing woman

Tuesday 28 February 2006
Police have called off the search for a Nottingham woman last seen on the A1 near Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire following the discovery of a body.

Police appeal for information on missing woman

Tuesday 28 February 2006
Police are appealing for information on a missing woman whose last known where-abouts was travelling on the A1 in North Yorkshire.

Health care comes closer to home for Craven residents

Tuesday 28 February 2006
A new service based at Skipton Hospital is bringing health care closer to home for people across Craven.

Thirsk event encourages small businesses to bid for lucrative contracts

Tuesday 28 February 2006
Thirsk is the place to be this coming Friday (3rd March) for small businesses looking for tips on selling their services to the public sector.

"Don't panic" over bird flu - Margaret Beckett

Monday 27 February 2006
DEFRA Secretary Margaret Beckett told the nation "Don't panic" over avian flu as she addressed the annual conference of the National Farmers' Union in Birmingham today.

End of the road for rural bus services?

Monday 27 February 2006
The proposed changes and cuts to a number of rural bus services across North Yorkshire has resulted in some recent heated debate - with some residents across the Yorkshire Dales worried about losing their only link to the wider region.

Angelina and Johnny to bring romance to the Dales

Monday 27 February 2006
A new film version of Emily Bronte's classic novel 'Wuthering Heights' is in the offing - and location scouts are reportedly scouring the Yorkshire Dales to find the perfect setting.


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