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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 25 September 2009

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

Vote for our friends at Grassington Festival

Friday 25 September
GRASSINGTON Festival has been nominated in two categories at this years UK Festival Awards.

Dance in Northallerton

Friday 25 September
DANCERS of all ages and abilities will take to the stage in Northallerton later this month.

Enterprising Studfold Farm scoops the Nidderdale Friends Award

Thursday 24 September
DESCENDANTS of the Walker family, who have farmed at Studfold Farm and the environs of Lofthouse since the 1600s, were named today as first prize winners in the Friends of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Enterprising Farm Awards.

Shortlist drawn up for affordable housing

Thursday 24 September
MORE than 40 locations within the Yorkshire Dales National Park will go through to the next stage of investigation as potential sites for affordable housing.

“On your feet” – Yorks plans for healthy walking

Wednesday 23 September
THE Government quango Natural England will today (Wed) launch what it calls its “Natural Health Service” in Yorkshire, a bid to combat the growing obesity scandal by persuading thousands of people to get off their backsides and go for long walks.

Farm invites to new upland grants meetings

Wednesday 23 September
HILL farmers and land managers who can secure substantial extra grants under new upland management schemes are being invited to a series of local meetings this autumn to meet officials from Natural England to discuss the benefits involved.

Supermarkets “renege” on milk price deal – LibDems

Tuesday 22 September
ACCORDING to an angry speech made at the Liberal-Democrats annual conference yesterday, the supermarket chains have once again reneged on agreements to pay dairy farmers a reasonable price for their milk.

CLA calls for action not analysis as EU opens door for state broadband funding

Tuesday 22 September
THE CLA says that any new funding to help roll out broadband to rural areas should not be spent on further reports but on action - after a boost from the European Commission.

TV star runs for Mr Prickles

Monday 21 September
TV GLAMOUR boy Ben Fogle yesterday took part in the 13.1 mile Great North Run to demonstrate his support for Mr Prickles, the endangered British hedgehog.

Deadline approaches

Monday 21 September
RESIDENTS and visitors to Hawes still have a few weeks left to have their say about plans to revamp the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.


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