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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 9th June

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

Dales reservoirs not the place to cool-off says water company

Friday 09 June 2006
AS the weathermen forecast a scorching weekend ahead, Yorkshire Water is urging people across the Dales and wider region to resist the temptation to swim in its reservoirs.

Memorial for scientist who discovered devastating effect of pesticides

Friday 09 June 2006
A MEMORIAL to one of the most influential nature conservationists' of the late twentieth century will be unveiled in Cumbria later today.

Mink cull to save Rattie

Friday 09 June 2006
PLANS to prevent the extinction of the British water vole - forever famous as Rattie in the Wind in the Willows - will fail unless there is a nationwide cull of its most vicious predator, the wild mink, says the Game Conservancy Trust.

Thomas visits Wensleydale Railway

Friday 09 June 2006
KIDS of all ages are in for a treat this weekend as children's favourite Thomas the Tank Engine visits the Yorkshire Dales.

Artists open their doors to the public

Friday 09 June 2006
ARTISTS and craft-makers from across the region are set to open their studios to the public this weekend as the North Yorkshire Open Studios event gets underway.

Health bosses give go-ahead for Skipton Hospital development

Thursday 08 June 2006
LOCAL health bosses in Craven have given their backing to plans which will see Skipton Hospital replaced with a purpose-built new facility on the existing site.

Tourism boost for Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate

Thursday 08 June 2006
AS SUMMER approaches and the Yorkshire Dales gears up for another influx of visitors, yet another organisation has been formed to represent tourism interests in the Harrogate and Dales area.

People power wins out in Richmondshire parking row

Thursday 08 June 2006
THE positive effect of people power is very much in evidence across Richmondshire this week as new parking charges come into force across the district - and the good news is the charges have been reduced.

Recruitment drive for women firefighters

Thursday 08 June 2006
IT'S every young boys wish - to become a firefighter - and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is now on the look-out for budding new recruits, including more women.

'All Creatures' stars reunite in Thirsk

Thursday 08 June 2006
STARS of the world famous BBC television series 'All Creatures Great and Small' were this week reunited in Thirsk as filming gets underway for a new programme focusing on the Yorkshire Dales.

Going looks good for Ripon Ladies Day

Wednesday 07 June 2006
PREPARATIONS are well underway for the annual Ladies Day at one of the region's most famous racecourses later this month.

WI to hear Tesco, Morrisons attack

Wednesday 07 June 2006
LEADING members of the Women's Institute will today be the audience for a savage attack on the food retailer Tesco for allegedly failing to join the fight against the obesity epidemic sweeping Britain.

Crime and welfare concerns raised as Horse Fair approaches

Wednesday 07 June 2006
ONE of Europe's largest horse fairs is fast approaching and as residents of Appleby prepare for a huge influx of visitors police are warning them to be on guard against a possible spate of crime.

Station project on track with lease agreement

Wednesday 07 June 2006
THE regeneration of Richmond's historic station building has received a significant boost with the announcement that the development team has secured the lease to the property.

Vandals risk injury

Wednesday 07 June 2006
VANDALS are putting their lives at risk in Kettlewell and causing worries for Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority staff in several other villages.

Last chance to claim a share of Richmondshire's community cash

Tuesday 06 June 2006
COMMUNITY groups across Richmondshire are being urged to take advantage of an annual funding opportunity before the deadline for submitting an application runs out on Friday (9th June).

Research points to uncertain future for tenant farmers

Tuesday 06 June 2006
THE reform of the European farm support system and the introduction of the much maligned Single Payment Scheme could lead to many smaller, tenant farmers - of whom there are many in the Yorkshire Dales - leaving the industry altogether.

Foreign cultures on display in Pateley Bridge

Tuesday 06 June 2006
ART lovers across Nidderdale are in for a treat from tomorrow as a summer programme of exhibitions is launched in Pateley Bridge.

Grassington Festival among beneficiaries of arts funding

Tuesday 06 June 2006
THE Arts Council, the national body supporting arts development through the awarding of grants, has announced its latest round of funding and a number of organisations based in the Yorkshire Dales are set to benefit.

Anywhere, any time warning as Police launch drink-drive campaign

Tuesday 06 June 2006
ANYWHERE, ANY TIME is the message from North Yorkshire Police as the force launches its summer drink-drive campaign.

Save Dales verges - CPRE

Monday 05 June 2006
THE local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has attacked Craven District Council for mowing roadside verges before nesting birds have had time to fledge their chicks or wild flowers have had chance to re-seed.

Army and horse society team up to improve safety

Monday 05 June 2006
THE Yorkshire Dales is just one part of the country that acts as a training ground for military helicopters. It does however cause problems for some members of the community such as farmers and riders whose horses can be spooked by low flying helicopters, particularly if unaccustomed to the noise.

Cold comfort for tawny owls

Sunday 04 June 2006
THE cold spring weather - the wettest May on record - has hit hard at the breeding habits of one of Britain's favourite birds, the tawny owl. A shortage of their normal rodent prey has caused them to hunt more unusual animals - and some pairs have not bothered to mate at all.

Count a bluebell this weekend

Saturday 03 June 2006
SCIENTISTS studying the future prospects of Britain's favourite wildflower are asking for volunteers this week to spend a few unusual hours - counting and identifying bluebells.

Discover Bowland call as festival begins

Saturday 03 June 2006
RESIDENTS and visitors alike are being invited to explore and discover the Forest of Bowland as the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty holds its annual Bowland Festival.


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