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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 10th March

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

Working dogs: MP's to consider tail docking ban

Friday 10 March 2006
As the Animal Welfare Bill makes its way through the Parliamentary process one of the country's leading shooting organisations has welcomed a Government amendment that would exempt working dogs from a ban on tail docking.

Bedale Station on track for success

Friday 10 March 2006
A £1.5 million scheme aiming to encourage tourism, create employment and improve public transport around Bedale is gathering steam.

Ripon man to face murder trial

Thursday 09 March 2006
A Ripon man will go on trial at Leeds Crown Court later this year, charged with murder.

Farmers leaders welcome end of beef ban

Thursday 09 March 2006
Farmers' leaders have joined the Government in welcoming the end of Europe's export ban on British beef.

Students forced to pay for transport

Thursday 09 March 2006
Students in further education across North Yorkshire are to be made to pay for school transport.

Tourism operators prepare for start of season

Thursday 09 March 2006
As the Yorkshire Dales gears up for the annual influx of visitors this spring, tourism operators from across North Yorkshire will be swapping information at an event in Thirsk today.

Boost for farmers as Europe lifts beef ban

Wednesday 08 March 2006
Exactly ten years after it disappeared from menus across Europe, British beef is back.

Missing Jenny: search continues

Wednesday 08 March 2006
Police investigating the disappearance of a Richmond teenager are to search woodland near her home.

Crisis day for environment scientists

Wednesday 08 March 2006
A CRISIS meeting of some of the Government's top scientists will today discuss plans to sack dozens of experts searching for ways to slow-down damaging changes in the environment - plans described one of the country's leading pressure groups as "blinding ourselves" in our efforts to protect the countryside and its wildlife.

Hospital stubs out smoking

Wednesday 08 March 2006
One of the region's biggest hospitals serving the Yorkshire Dales is stubbing out smoking from today.

Dales town hounours its cricketing hero

Wednesday 08 March 2006
The latest in a long line of famous sons will be honoured today in a Yorkshire Dales market town.

Race for recycling prize hots up

Tuesday 07 March 2006
The race to win £1000 by recycling more is hotting up.

Knife-edge vote paves way for Council to leave Richmond

Tuesday 07 March 2006
There is more controversy for Richmondshire District Council after the second highly contested decision in recent weeks was passed on a knife-edge vote.

Tourism plan for reprieved Henges

Tuesday 07 March 2006
Just two weeks after plans to increase quarrying at a major North Yorkshire archaeological site known as the Stonehenge of the North were rejected; proposals to turn it into a tourist attraction have been unveiled.

Gardeners save the goldfinch

Tuesday 07 March 2006
BRITAIN'S bird-loving gardeners are being given a big vote thanks by ornithologists for saving one of the country's most colourful song birds, the goldfinch.

Body found in Skipton Canal

Monday 06 March 2006
Detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Skipton.

Training for owners of historic Dales buildings

Monday 06 March 2006
Owners of historic and listed buildings in the Yorkshire Dales will be able to learn about ways to help them keep their properties in tip top condition.

Local businesswomen to meet continental counterparts

Monday 06 March 2006
Two local businesswomen will get the chance to network with their continental counterparts this week as they travel to France to attend a conference held as part of International Womens Day.

Passengers to face disruption as Settle-Carlisle line upgraded

Sunday 05 March 2006
Passengers on the Settle-Carlisle Railway are to face disruption over the next month as engineering works get underway tomorrow (Monday, March 6).

Yorkshire Dales Society: latest to welcome windfarm ruling

Saturday 04 March 2006
A charity dedicated to preserving the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales has become the latest organisation to welcome a Government decision that effectively kills off plans for a massive windfarm on the Northern edge of the National Park.


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