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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 23 May

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

Rural businesses still suffering after “unrealistic” broadband report

Friday 23 May 2008
CLAIMS in an OFCOM report that the broadband divide between rural and urban areas has disappeared shows little appreciation of reality – that is the verdict of countryside campaign group the CLA.

Stanley goes pot-holing (and howls to be let out)

Friday 23 May 2008
STANLEY, a four year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, probably didn’t mean to go pot-holing or to clock up a ‘big number’ for the Cave Rescue Organisation, but that’s what he did as he unwittingly became the 400th animal rescued by the Yorkshire Dales based group.

Racing to a Mid-Life Crisis at garden racecourse

Thursday 22 May 2008
YORKSHIRE’S garden racecourse is set to pull out all the stops and offer live music at their key race meetings this season following the success of last year’s first Rock at the Races event.

New artist on display at Yorkshire Dales Museum

Thursday 22 May 2008
A NEW exhibition featuring work made from picked-up items will go on display at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on Saturday (24 May).

Lanterns light the way at Malham

Wednesday 21 May 2008
LANTERNS will light the route for walkers joining an evening procession round Malham Cove at the weekend in the first event of the summer-long Yorkshire Dales Hay Time Festival.

Experience freedom on your bike in West Craven

Wednesday 21 May 2008
CYCLISTS of all ages and fitness levels will be biking around Wycoller Country Park in West Craven on Sunday 1st June as part of the Pendle Bike Festival.

Police launch drugs action week across North Yorkshire

Tuesday 20 May 2008
THE dangers associated with super-strength “skunk” cannabis will be the focus of police attention across North Yorkshire over the coming days as police launch their “Drugs Action Week” (19 May to Saturday 24 May).

New planning surgeries begin

Tuesday 20 May 2008
PLANNING surgeries run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will be restarting in the Settle area later this month

Fundamental changes needed in countryside – Natural England

Monday 19 May 2008
IN ITS first detailed policy statement on the future needs of the English countryside, the newly created Government quango Natural England today (Monday, May 19) calls for fundamental changes in the way that the countryside is managed.

Probationers help cemetery restoration work

Monday 19 May 2008
PROBATIONERS who are helping Harrogate Borough Council reinstate hundreds of cemetery memorials through the Unpaid Work Programme are earning themselves qualifications from the York College of Masonry.


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