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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 08 February

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

Heritage Lottery Fund to explore Middleham's heritage

Friday 08 February 2008
THE Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £49,000 to Middleham Town Council to explore and celebrate the town's rich heritage.

Broadband delays threaten rural business - CLA

Thursday 07 February 2008
"Broken promises" on the provision of high-speed broadband connections in rural areas have become a major threat to business life in the countryside, according to a withering report by the Country Landowners and Business Association.

New round of green lane consultation begins

Wednesday 06 February 2008
THE Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority begins the latest round of consultation on Friday (8 February) on proposals to restrict recreational motor vehicle access to eight 'green lanes'.

'Elf 'n Safety flatten Ripon pancake

Tuesday 05 February 2008
A SHROVETIDE pancake race due to be staged in Ripon today as part of celebrations going back 600 years has been abandoned because of hurdles imposed by local health and safety officials.

Money still available to preserve Richmondshire's history

Monday 04 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

Monday 04 February 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.


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