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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 7th April

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

Bird flu "no crisis" - Chief Scientist

Friday 07 April 2006
THE Government's chief scientist, Sir David King, insisted today that there was "no crisis" over avian flu, despite the finding of a dead swan in Scotland with the deadly H5N1 virus which can spread to human beings.

New vehicle for Dales cave rescue team

Friday 07 April 2006
The Cave Rescue Organisation, which deals with Cave and Mountain Rescue in the Yorkshire Dales, has launched its brand new vehicle.

Extra funding for Dales National Park

Friday 07 April 2006
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has welcomed news that the Government has done a u-turn and found extra funding for England's National Parks over the next two years.

Wanted: Playful and Outgoing Male

Friday 07 April 2006
North Yorkshire Police are making an urgent recruitment appeal.

Keighley grandmothers arrested over spy base protest

Thursday 06 April 2006
A protest outside a North Yorkshire spy base has seen two grandmothers become the first people arrested under a new law aimed at targeting organised criminals.

Farm payments - no quick deal

Thursday 06 April 2006
DESPITE an angry meeting yesterday between Rural Payments Agency officials and the leaders of the three main farming organisations, the crisis-hit agency was unable to promise fast payment even as a one-off emergency measure.

Green light for Squirrel Red Alert

Thursday 06 April 2006
The refrain, "Can we save the Red Squirrel, Yes we can" is echoing around the Wildlife Trusts of the North of England this week.

Thirsk athlete represents Britain at junior games

Thursday 06 April 2006
With one eye on the Olympics, a Thirsk teenager is gearing up to take the sporting world by storm.

Skipton event promotes health in the community

Thursday 06 April 2006
A unique health information event aimed at youngsters and families is being held in Skipton today.

Technology drives unwary motorists round the Dales bend

Wednesday 05 April 2006
Modern technology is driving motorists round the bend as they make their way through the tiny Dales hamlet of Crackpot.

Light pollution illegal from tomorrow

Wednesday 05 April 2006
Light pollution becomes a statutory nuisance tomorrow, an arrival which is being welcomed by countryside lovers and astronomers who ran a national campaign to keep the night skies visible in rural areas.

National Park launches re-vamped website

Wednesday 05 April 2006
Residents and visitors alike now have even more information about the Yorkshire Dales National Park at their fingertips with the launch of a new-look website.

Market towns get to grips with sticky problem

Wednesday 05 April 2006
Street cleaners are getting to grips with a sticky problem in towns and villages across the Northern Dales.

Archbishop visits pioneering North Yorkshire schools

Wednesday 05 April 2006
THE SUCCESS of a project linking two North Yorkshire Schools has resulted in a VIP visit.

Protect environment through sensible development say Ministers

Wednesday 05 April 2006
Preserving and enhancing England's most valuable habitats is at the centre of new planning advice currently being issued to local authorities.

Road safety on agenda in Barnoldswick

Tuesday 04 April 2006
Speeding and road safety is on the agenda for Barnoldswick at a meeting of local councillors today.

Bike safety campaign aims to cut North Yorkshire's death toll

Tuesday 04 April 2006
Police and road safety officers have today launched their annual campaign aimed at driving down the number of motorcyclists killed and injured on North Yorkshire's roads.

Students drafted in to clean up RPA mess

Tuesday 04 April 2006
Students from a North Yorkshire town have been drafted in by the Government's Rural Payments Agency as the much maligned Quango continues its effort to get subsidy payments worth £1 billion to farmers across the country.

Canal spruced up as education project gets underway

Tuesday 04 April 2006
Volunteers taking part in the annual spring clean along one of our region's canals have found so much discarded rubbish and litter that they are now planning a second clean-up day.

Affordable housing for Hawes

Tuesday 04 April 2006
As the ban on second homes implemented last year by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - aimed at making houses in the area affordable for local people - looks likely to be taken up by other planning authorities across the UK, Richmondshire District Council is tackling the problem head-on.

Police aim to be 'integral part' of North Yorkshire Communities

Monday 03 April 2006
BRINGING Police officers closer to the communities they serve across North Yorkshire is the aim from today with the introduction of a new local policing structure across the county.

Thousands invited to see Malham falcons

Monday 03 April 2006
TENS of thousands of bird-lovers are being invited to Malham Cove, one of the most famous sites in the Yorkshire Dales, this spring to watch a pair of falcons as they progress through the breeding season.

Fury over RPA computer payments

Monday 03 April 2006
HUNDREDS of Yorkshire Dales farmers, still waiting for farm support payments due since last year, reacted with fury at the weekend when it was revealed that the man responsible for the IT chaos at the Rural Payments Agency is earning £40,000 a year more than the Prime Minister.

Council website talking loud and clear

Monday 03 April 2006
Innovative new software is helping even more residents across Richmondshire access the District Council's online services and information.

Kirkby Stephen benefits as Eden prepares for tourist influx

Saturday 01 April 2006
A Kirkby Stephen project is set to benefit as the region gears up for the busy tourism season ahead.


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