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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 26 Febuary 2010

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

Yorkshire’s Magnificent Seven

Friday 26 Febuary
SEVEN tourism attractions and businesses in Yorkshire are finalists in the most prestigious tourism awards in the country.

100 Million Birds in the Bank

Friday 26 Febuary
THE British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) collection of bird records in its databank hit 100 million this week, making this the most important bird resource in the country. The record-breaking submission was submitted to the BirdTrack survey.

Arts and crafts revival planned at Mount Grace Priory

Thursday 25 Febuary
WORK of leading Arts and Crafts designers from the turn of 20th Century restored to former glory for the 21st Century.

New labelling code of practice just the start, says CLA

Thursday 25 Febuary
THE CLA has welcomed the announcement by Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, of a new labelling code of practice.

Gardeners urged to stop invasive plant spread

Wednesday 24 Febuary
GARDENERS with ornamental ponds and tropical fish hobbyists are being asked to join a Government backed scheme launched today to prevent invasive plant species spreading into the wild and clogging up our rivers and lakes.

Railway under the microscope

Wednesday 24 Febuary
CONSULTATION has begun on a review of conservation area status for the famous Settle/Carlisle Railway.

Farmers face huge boost in food production

Tuesday 23 Febuary
ENGLISH farmers will have to produce more food in the next half century than they have in the past 10,000 years, the president of the National Farmer’s Union Peter Kendall will tell a major conference in Birmingham today.

New exhibition at Dales Countryside Museum

Tuesday 23 Febuary
A NEW exhibition featuring the beauty of Swaledale is being staged for visitors to the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes later this month.

Countryfile presenter John Craven to present this years Yorkshire Rural Awards in Harrogate

Monday 22 Febuary
IT is time once again to celebrate Yorkshire’s rural heroes. The 2010 Yorkshire Rural Awards organised by Dalesman and backed by leading business people and community groups across the county, will be presented in May to honour the men and women who have made their mark on the Yorkshire countryside over the last twelve months.

A window onto North Yorkshires film history

Monday 22 Febuary
THANKS to Heritage Lottery Fund support the Yorkshire Film Archive have been working with Rural Arts and other partners across the region to develop YFA Online - an interactive moving image website that everyone can enjoy, learn from and contribute to.


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