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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 20 February

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

New lease of life for Dales barns

Friday 20 February
AN experimental project that could eventually help to bring disused barns back to life in the Yorkshire Dales has been given the go-ahead by the National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Flintknapping comes to Craven Museum

Friday 20 February
CRAVEN residents are invited to step back thousands of years and practice some primitive tool making at the Craven Museum & Gallery.

New rules for "green" business

Thursday 19 February
THE GOVERNMENT is to set up a new task-force to ensure that businesses advertising so-called "green" products are actually helping the environment and not simply jumping onto a fashionable band-wagon to increase sales.

Grant to expand dormouse's domain in the Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 19 February
The Forestry Commission has pledged a grant to give rare dormice more elbow room in the Yorkshire Dales.

New call for supermarket Ombudsman

Wednesday 18 February
FARMERS and land-owners would be better equipped to answer Government calls to provide more locally produced food if it acted on a long-stranding demand to create a supermarket Ombudsman, a senior member of the Country Land and Business Association said yesterday.

Poster competition aims to raise online safety awareness

Wednesday 18 February
A POSTER competition for children and young people designed to promote safer use of the internet is set to be launched across North Yorkshire.

Set aside: new row looms between farmers and Defra

Tuesday 17 February
JUST as long-standing friction between farmers and the environment department agency Defra was being to cool, a new source of disagreement has arisen over the EU decision to abandon set-aside.

Nominations sought for Nature of Farming Awards

Tuesday 17 February
The RSPB is seeking nominations for its Nature of Farming Award.

Joint parking ticket proves a big success

Monday 16 February
AN INNOVATIVE parking scheme designed to encourage visitors to stay in the Yorkshire Dales and Richmondshire has seen ticket sales soar by more than 200 per cent.

Good news on air pollution

Monday 16 February
BRITAIN’S fresh air is getting even fresher because of a decline in serious pollutants being released into the atmosphere, according to figures released this weekend by the environment department Defra.


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