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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 9th February

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

Turkey 'flu: yet another cover-up?

Friday 09 February 2007
NEWS was emerging this morning of yet another disastrous cover-up which could have devastating long-term effects on Britain's mass production food industry: it has been revealed that the Bernard Matthews turkey processing plant in Suffolk has been importing the carcasses of dead birds from its plant in Hungary which had already been hit by the deadly H5N1 avian 'flu virus.

Deadline approaches for hill farm payment

Thursday 08 February 2007
Yorkshire hill farmers wanting to claim Hill Farm Allowance (HFA) are being reminded by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) to return their declarations by next Tuesday (February 13) or miss out on funding.

Dales Hospital launches new unit to help patients back on their feet

Wednesday 07 February 2007
IN the same week the government releases a report on the benefits of treating patients closer to home - one hospital serving a large part of the southern Dales has unveiled a new unit bringing together acute and community care - a move that hospital bosses are calling a real stepping stone to that very recommendation.

Cash for Harrogate's talented youngsters

Wednesday 07 February 2007
HARROGATE'S aspiring artistes and sporting stars of the future have just a few days remaining to apply for a grant that could set them on their way to success.

Big bloomers to benefit Dales hospice

Tuesday 06 February 2007
THE fundraising team at a dales Hospice are encouraging youngsters to brighten up the districts of Keighley, Ilkley and Skipton this summer with their latest money raising idea.

Bird 'flu: don't panic, says CLA

Tuesday 06 February 2007
News of a confirmed outbreak of Avian Influenza must not cause panic and overreaction in the countryside says the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which has been involved in joint planning meetings with Defra to prepare action for such an emergency.

Massive boost for Yorkshire's farmland birds

Monday 05 February 2007
FARMERS in parts of North Yorkshire are set to join their colleagues across the East Riding and take a share of more than £1.5m of grants secured under an initiative aimed at increasing numbers of farmland birds.


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