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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 24th November

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

Richmondshire's festive freebie boosts market towns

Friday 24 November 2006
AS shopkeepers across our region struggle to compete with the big chains and our market towns continue to face the threat of high street "cloning", one local council is set to forgo an important source of revenue in order to provide a festive boost for local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

Skipton robbery - police seek to identify man on cctv

Thursday 23 November 2006
POLICE investigating an armed robbery at a Skipton bookmakers are anxious to identify a man whose image was captured on CCTV.

Rural building slumps as population grows

Thursday 23 November 2006
THE housing crisis in the countryside has worsened in the past seven years at a time when the rural population has been growing rapidly because of people moving in from the towns and suburbs.

Kestrel joins "birds at risk" league

Thursday 23 November 2006
BRITAIN'S best-known bird of prey, the kestrel, which is often seen hovering over prospective prey alongside roads and even motorway verges, has been added to the list of birds at risk by scientists worried about a sudden drop in its breeding success.

Harrogate set for biggest ever Christmas light show

Thursday 23 November 2006
STAR of stage, TV and screen, Hugo Speers, will switch on this year's Harrogate in Lights Christmas Extravaganza tonight - described as being the biggest and best ever.

Skipton Police seek stolen paintings

Wednesday 22 November 2006
DETECTIVES from North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help from the public in their efforts to trace three distinctive, original paintings stolen during a burglary at a private house in the Skipton.

Dales company reassures as free range "scandal" continues

Wednesday 22 November 2006
AS rural affairs department Defra warns consumers that millions of eggs may have been fraudulently passed off as free range, one Yorkshire Dales based company is sending out the reassuring message that it knows exactly where its produce comes from.

Harrogate News

Wednesday 22 November 2006
Grants for heritage groups and thoughts of spring; see what's making the news across the Harrogate district.

Making the news across Hambleton

Tuesday 21 November 2006
TACKLING environmental crime, folk star performs in Northallerton and training for sports coaches; see what's making the news across the Hambleton district of the Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire Dales firm gallops ahead down under

Tuesday 21 November 2006
A long established animal feed company based in the Yorkshire Dales is galloping ahead after launching its innovative product down under.

Signs of thaw in farm subsidy war?

Tuesday 21 November 2006
AFTER months of bitter acrimony between the chaotic Rural Payments Agency and unpaid farmers, there are signs that the two sides are drawing closer together - despite that fact that there are still thousands of farmers and landowners waiting to receive their 2005 payments.

Fishermen angle for championship on Yorkshire Dales Rivers

Monday 20 November 2006
ANGLERS on seven rivers throughout the region - including four running through the Yorkshire Dales - are for the fifth time competing for a coveted angling championship run by a major utilities company.


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