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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 31 July 2009

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

Small grants make big difference

Friday 31 July
IN THE six months to April 2009, Grassroots Grants worth £232,000 were allocated to 76 small voluntary and community groups in North Yorkshire, thanks to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).

Can You HACK It?

Friday 31 July
The 2009 North HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) challenge walk will take place on Saturday 5 September in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Economic study for upper dales

Thursday 30 July
RICHMONDSHIRE District Council’s Economic Development Unit is funding a further study into rural businesses in the northern Yorkshire Dales.

£50,000 grant for Ripon’s Quarry Moor Nature Reserve

Thursday 30 July
CHILDREN and their families are being invited to take part in a day of fun activities on Saturday, 8 August 2009 at Quarry Moor Nature Reserve, Ripon.

Benefit start for Skipton RFC season

Wednesday 29 July
SKIPTON Rugby Football Club will be starting the new season a month earlier than planned next Saturday (August 8) with a benefit match for a former player who was tragically crippled in a climbing accident.

Victorian machinery comes to life at Yorkshire Dales mill

Wednesday 29 July
THE sights and sounds of Victorian woodworking machinery will fill Gayle Mill, near Hawes, as several special demonstration days are staged for visitors.

Concern over “wilding” Yorkshire

Tuesday 28 July
PLANS to “re-wild” parts of Britain with once native animals such as beavers, wolves and sea eagles caused a clash of opinions at a debate staged at the Country Land and Business Association annual game fair yesterday.

Police Continue Road Safety Clampdown

Tuesday 28 July
TWO suspected drink-drivers were arrested during a recent road safety operation in the Yorkshire Dales.

“Secret” GM trials back in N.Yorks claim

Monday 27 July
SECRET trials of genetically modified crops have begun in secret in parts of England, a story in the Daily Telegraph claims today, and it suggest that one of the tests involves pest-resistant potatoes being grown near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire.

Schools celebrate swimming success

Monday 27 July
CHILDREN from eleven primary schools from the Thirsk area took to the water recently for the third annual swimming gala.


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