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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 11 December 2009

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

Woodland Trust launches Ancient Woodland management guide

Friday 11 December
THE Woodland Trust has produced a management guide for landowners to help them look after our most precious natural heirlooms.

Eco houses for Bedale

Friday 11 December
AN innovative project to make all new housing in Bedale ‘eco-friendly’ won top marks in a recent school competition.

Shop local for Xmas, says CLA

Thursday 10 December
COUNTRY folk are being urged to use local shops and buy locally produced food this Christmas rather than spend there money are the major supermarkets or city centre stores.

More folk discovering Dalby Forest!

Thursday 10 December
NEW cycle trails and the Go-Ape high wire course have helped boost visitor numbers to Dalby Forest, according to new figures from the Forestry Commission.

Welcome back the right wagtail

Wednesday 9 December
EVEN experienced bird watchers can sometimes mistake the identities of the three different species of wagtails that might visit their gardens.

Green fingered children awarded a prestigious Green Flag

Wednesday 9 December
GREEN fingered children who have transformed an overgrown field into a nature reserve have received national recognition.

Defra officials face-to-face with hill farmers

Tuesday 8 December
OFFICIALS from the environment department Defra and its countryside quango Natural England, often criticised for their lack of understanding of the hardships of hill farming, have been given a face-the-farmers tour in some of the remotest areas of Northern England.

Small-scale green energy schemes could generate more electricity than two nuclear power stations

Tuesday 8 December
SMALL-scale renewable electricity schemes could generate more than twice the output of Sizewell B nuclear power station by 2020 if Ministers improve the proposed Clean Energy Cash-back scheme.

Hedgerows: putting right the past

Monday 7 December
A NEW interactive microsite has been launched to help school children understand the importance of hedgerows as a vital habitat for wildlife

Deer management guidance will help woodland management, says the CLA

Monday 7 December
THE CLA last week (Wednesday, 2 December) hosted the launch of the Deer Initiative’s Best Practice Guidance at its headquarters in London.


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