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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 01 February

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

Money still available to preserve Richmondshire's history

Friday 01 February 2008
REPAIRS to a lime kiln at Low Abbotside and a geophysics survey of a village green at Scorton are just two of the projects already supported by grants to protect important heritage in one Yorkshire Dales district.

Council tax increases hit by soaring pay rates

Thursday 31 January 2008
AS thousands of North Yorkshire council tax payers wait anxiously to hear how much more they will have to pay in the coming financial year, a taxation watchdog has produced some devastating figures on the rapid growth in salaries for local government civil servants.

Tenant farmers urged to reject rent rises

Wednesday 30 January 2008
ENGLISH tenant dairy farmers are being advised to oppose rent rises imposed by their landlords despite the fact they are now getting a better price for their milk.

Police warning to beware of bogus officers

Wednesday 30 January 2008
POLICE across North Yorkshire are warning the public to be on their guard following a series of incidents involving bogus callers pretending to be police officers.

New tax threat to rural business

Tuesday 29 January 2008
ALTHOUGH Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has hurriedly re-written his plans for a reform of the capital gains tax laws, he has still left farmers and landowners angry at his new proposals.

Hundreds or rural schools to close

Monday 28 January 2008
THE Government is planning to close some 300 rural schools in England and Wales according to news leaked at the weekend - a matter of great concern to parents in the more isolated villages in the Yorkshire Dales.

Gong for land army girls

Monday 28 January 2008
WOMEN who served in the Women's Land Army during World War 11 - the girls who kept British agriculture going whilst the men were away in the armed forces - are today eligible for a specially struck medal to finally honour to recognise their contribution to the war effort.


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