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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 11 April

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

Flat out for the season at Ripon

Friday 11 April 2008
THE first race meeting of the 2008 flat season at Ripon, takes place next week (Thursday April 17th) and organisers are pulling out all the stops to offer ‘added value’ to their race meetings, following the success of last year’s first Rock at the Races event.

Something for everyone in the Yorkshire Dales

Friday 11 April 2008
FRESH air and the chance to learn about everything from herbs to birds – these are just some of the attractions on offer in the Yorkshire Dales over the next seven weeks.

Big increase in Dales anti-flood spending

Thursday 10 April 2008
AFTER years of bitter criticism, the Government is allowing the Environment Agency a big increase in funding so that it can tackle flood-risk areas in Yorkshire. Two communities in the Yorkshire Dales will see particular benefit: Ripon and Stainforth.

“damaging and destructive” – Richmondshire’s view on Post Office closure plans

Thursday 10 April 2008
RICHMONDSHIRE District Council has written to Post Office bosses to express its concerns over its “damaging and destructive” proposals for branch closures in this area of the Yorkshire Dales.

Text alerts set to combat rural crime

Wednesday 09 April 2008
NORTH Yorkshire Police has teamed up with the National Farmers’ Union and North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards to set up a new text alert service to help combat rural crime across the Hambleton District of the Yorkshire Dales.

Praise for Dales landscape schemes

Wednesday 09 April 2008
PROJECTS to protect the upland landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales, their wildlife and flora, have been singled out for special praise by the government quango Natural England.

Fight back against floods – official advice

Tuesday 08 April 2008
PEOPLE living in properties prone to flooding are being offered expert advice by the Environment Agency on how to protect themselves against the worst consequences.

Alcohol seized in underage drinking crackdown

Tuesday 08 April 2008
POLICE in the Hambleton area of the Yorkshire Dales have continued their crackdown on anti-social behaviour over the past week and have seized over 200 alcoholic drinks from underage drinkers.

New Heritage Bill OK...but

Monday 07 April 2008
ONE OF North Yorkshire’s stately home owners has welcomed the introduction of a new bill to protect historic buildings – but says it doesn’t go far enough.

Police deal with disorder in Thirsk

Monday 07 April 2008
THREE teenagers were arrested and dispersal orders were issued after alcohol-fuelled disorder broke out in Thirsk on Thursday evening (3 April 2008).


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