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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 16th June

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

Dales hosts conference on 'importance of market towns'

Friday 16 June 2006
WE have an abundance of them across the Yorkshire Dales, adding charm, character and economic well-being to the area - and this week has seen delegates from six European countries gathering in Harrogate for a major conference on how market towns can be used to further boost the rural economy and foster understanding between city-dwellers and country-folk.

Children's theatre brings Hamlet to life in Thirsk

Friday 16 June 2006
AN INNOVATIVE Children's Theatre company will be taking centre stage in Thirsk next week as they perform 'Young Hamlet' at the town's Old Courthouse venue.

Coat of many colours for railway's 'Wardrobe' train

Friday 16 June 2006
A FAMOUS West Yorkshire vintage railway will celebrate another first tomorrow (Saturday 17th June) when a newly overhauled locomotive makes its first public appearance in a unique new colour scheme.

Game on - TV chef adds weight to rural food campaign

Friday 16 June 2006
A TOP celebrity chef has given his backing to a new campaign which aims to introduce and promote game meat to a wider mainstream audience and benefit the rural economy.

Injustice for Yorkshire's Fish Farms

Thursday 15 June 2006
33 fish farms across Yorkshire are this week struggling for survival after another Countryside v Defra clash

Malham delight at hatch of 'Clint' and 'Gryke'

Thursday 15 June 2006
BIRD watchers in the Yorkshire Dales are celebrating news that a pair of peregrine falcons has hatched two chicks at the popular Malham Cove beauty spot.

Seatbelt safety DVD for school induction days

Thursday 15 June 2006
PUPILS across North Yorkshire are being given an important safety message as a new film promoting the use of seatbelts on school transport is shown as part of the induction day in secondary schools across the county.

Funding boost for Harrogate youngsters

Thursday 15 June 2006
SEVEN community groups in and around Harrogate are celebrating after receiving a £27, 000 funding boost.

Crime on the curriculum in Thirsk

Thursday 15 June 2006
CRIMEFIGHTERS have been back at school to pass on their expertise to students in one Dales town.

Locals consulted on national park future

Wednesday 14 June 2006
RESIDENTS of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, who over the years have often held sharply contrasting views over the way the park authority (YDNPA) operates, are being invited to have their say in its future development.

Dales schools awarded for arts provision

Wednesday 14 June 2006
FIVE Yorkshire Dales schools are celebrating after being recognised through a national scheme for their commitment to teaching the arts.

Yorkshire's Screen Agency aims to boost job creation

Wednesday 14 June 2006
CAPITALISING on a wealth of talent and promoting Yorkshire as a film and television production centre of excellence is the aim of a new initiative being launched next month.

Renowned broadcaster - latest high profile speaker at Skipton hotel

Wednesday 14 June 2006
AUTHOR and broadcaster Kate Adie is set to visit the Yorkshire Dales next week when she will speak at a literary dinner being held at Skipton's Rendezvous Hotel.

Bureaucrats played whilst farmers went bust

Tuesday 13 June 2006
A top-level investigation has been launched into allegations of wild debauchery and sex during office hours at a branch of the already discredited Rural Payments Agency.

Dales schools recognised for teaching excellence

Tuesday 13 June 2006
TEACHERS, governors - and even entire schools - in North Yorkshire, including several in the Yorkshire Dales, have been named as award-winners in the prestigious Teaching Awards, announced yesterday (Monday June 12th).

Countdown to new Harrogate surgery opening begins

Tuesday 13 June 2006
THE countdown to the opening of Harrogate's new state-of-the-art doctor's surgery on has begun with the unveiling of its name.

Dales communities urged to join crime-reduction scheme

Tuesday 13 June 2006
COMMUNITIES across the Hambleton district of the Yorkshire Dales are being encouraged to sign up to one of the simplest - and most successful - crime reduction initiatives in the UK.

Men urged to get walking in the Dales

Monday 12 June 2006
NATIONAL Men's Health Week is underway and a popular walking group in the Northern Dales is urging men to join them, get out and about and improve their health and fitness.

Scar House village is back on the map

Monday 12 June 2006
A NEW map and information board will be unveiled today at Scar House Reservoir to illustrate how a remote dam in the heart of Upper Nidderdale was once the centre of a thriving, 1,000-strong community.

Kids design becomes flowery friary reality

Monday 12 June 2006
SCHOOL children from Richmond will see their colourful creativity become a reality this week as their garden design takes shape in one of the town's open spaces.

Right to roam costs attacked

Monday 12 June 2006
THE cost of introducing the controversial Right to Roam acts over the past five years has run tens of millions of pounds over budget so far, according to a damning report by the Government's own National Audit Office.

£7000 needed for Skipton Woods

Saturday 10 June 2006
A FUND has been raised to improve the amenities at one of the most famous and historic urban walks in the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton Woods.

Help for farmers in red tape jungle

Saturday 10 June 2006
FARMERS and land owners dying of strangulation in the bureaucrat-created red tape jungle are being offered crucial first-aid by some of the country's leading experts at a conference to be staged near York later this month.


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