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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 29 February

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

Ministers "hypocrites" over post office closures

Friday 29 February 2008
LABOUR cabinet ministers who approved Government plans to close 2,500 sub-post offices are being accused a “rank hypocrisy” because they are now campaigning to stop closures in their own constituencies.

Bio-fuels: RSPB heats the debate

Wednesday 27 February 2008
AS British food prices soar because of the global scramble to switch from cereal\crops to bio-fuel production, a heavyweight conservation body has joined the debate by declaring that the change may have the opposite effect to that intended.

Author lunches on-line country crusade

Tuesday 26 February 2008
AMERICAN author Bill Bryson, who wrote some of his world best-sellers whilst living in the Yorkshire Dales, will today (February 26) launch as revolutionary on-line forum to get ordinary people involved in countryside issues.

£300m Defra cuts will hit wildlife – RSPB

Monday 25 February 2008
BRITAIN’S biggest conservation charity, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, has hit out against cuts in the budget of the environmental department DEFRA which, it claims, will damage efforts to save once common in the Yorkshire Dales like skylarks and lapwings.


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