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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 18th August

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

Another Yorkshire Dales town stubs out smoking

Friday 18 August 2006
FOLLOWING a similar move in Appleby, many cafes and restaurants in the popular Yorkshire Dales town of Kirkby Stephen have decided to go smoke-free.

Rabbit plague hits Skipton

Thursday 17 August 2006
OPEN spaces in the Skipton area are suffering from a plague of rabbits which are causing havoc in open spaces ranging from church yards to allotments.

Deliciously Dales - A food lovers guide to the Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 17 August 2006
EXPLORING the wealth of local food and produce across the Yorkshire Dales is at the heart of a new book set to be published this week.

A bridge too far - North Yorkshire clamps down on the heavies

Thursday 17 August 2006
A LORRY driver has landed himself a bill of over £600 after being photographed driving over an historic Ripon bridge in a wagon five times heavier than the bridge's weight restriction.

Book tokens for North Yorkshire tots

Thursday 17 August 2006
AS part of a special promotion to show that you're never too young to start reading, every baby under 6 months old who joins the North Yorkshire Library Service throughout August will get a free £10 book token.

Alcohol ban at Yorkshire Dales beauty spot

Wednesday 16 August 2006
TOUGH new powers to curb alcohol drinking and related anti-social behaviour at a popular beauty spot in the Northern Yorkshire Dales come into force this week.

Harrogate growers bring home allotment award

Wednesday 16 August 2006
AS Daelnet reported on Monday (see news), National Allotment Week is underway and as if to acknowledge that, a number of Harrogate gardeners have recently received an environmental award for their green-fingered efforts.

Trees - the meaning of life for Wharfedale's favourite son

Wednesday 16 August 2006
WHARFEDALE'S favourite son, the TV gardener and author Alan Titchmarsh, has revealed what he believes to be the secret of life - planting more trees.

Wensleydale Cheese gets council backing in EU campaign

Tuesday 15 August 2006
MAKERS of the world-famous Yorkshire Dales cheese, Wensleydale, have won the backing of their local council in a campaign aimed at preventing manufacturers outside the dale from producing the cheese.

Water company invests in Yorkshire Dales supply

Tuesday 15 August 2006
WORK is underway to improve a Yorkshire Dales water supply as contractors start work on a £6.5m improvement package at the Thornton Steward water treatment works in Lower Wensleydale.

Yorkshire Dales farmers benefit from relaxed grazing rules

Monday 14 August 2006
THE National Farmers Union has won a change in the rules to have set aside land used for grazing which is set to benefit farmers across the Yorkshire Dales who can now ease their current shortage of animal fodder caused by the recent heat wave.

National allotment week

Monday 14 August 2006
A NATIONAL campaign to save Britain's dwindling numbers of allotments starts today with National Allotments Week (August 14-20) and could be of great interest to would-be gardeners in the Yorkshire Dales.

Education and enforcement as Superbikes come to North Yorkshire

Saturday 12 August 2006
THOUSANDS of motorcycle racing fans are expected to descend on North Yorkshire today and tomorrow (August 12 and 13) for the British Superbike Championships at Croft Circuit.


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