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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 5 March 2010

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

Threat to rural life as more young quit the countryside

Friday 5 March
THE Government was told yesterday that the long-term future of the countryside is in jeopardy because so many young people are being forced out of rural areas to find homes, jobs and support.

Britain – A nation of bird lovers

Friday 5 March
WHAT is Britain’s least favourite bird? That was the question the British Trust for Ornithology thought they might be able to answer after auctioning off the remaining 97 species for Bird Atlas 2007-11. Which bird would be left on the shelf unloved and worthy of the title?
Trees get rooted in election campaign Thursday 4 March
THE Woodland Trust, a charity which manages over 1,000 woods in the UK, will today demand that all three main political parties make the future of our forests a key issue in the forth coming election

Last call for views on Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks expansion

Thursday 4 March
WITH two weeks to go to the end of the consultation on proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Natural England is encouraging people from across the country to air their views.

Are your snowdrops out yet?

Wednesday 3 March
THIS year’s bitter winter means confusion amongst early spring plants, with snowdrops still flowering a month or more later than usual in parts of the Yorkshire Dales where in others, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils are all appearing at the same time.

Powering up for a greener future

Wednesday 3 March
BRADFORD hosts National Renewable Energy Conference – this major event on 15 March is aimed at outlining groundbreaking new Government proposals to expand the use of renewable energy sources like woodfuel.

Business dons rustic greaves and finds recession reprieves

Tuesday 2 March
HAVING run the Wine Cave as a retail outlet, selling wine for 6 years the Management team at the Angel Inn at Hetton changed tack last year by utilising the Cave as a venue for both intimate, bijou wedding ceremonies, and as a very particular venue for a quite unique, themed, private dining experience.

Start of great elm comeback

Tuesday 2 March
A NATIONWIDE project to bring back the English elm using volunteers from hundreds of schools will begin this week with the first distribution of disease-free saplings.

Yorkshire rhubarb joins the champagne set

Monday 1 March
YORKSHIRE rhubarb has been added to the list of unique regional foods whose source of production is protected by law, allowing it to join the elite club which includes champagne and Parma ham.

Volunteer Opportunities at Gayle Mill

Monday 1 March
AS Gayle Mill, near Hawes gears up for the start of the season, starting on March 30th, there are opportunities for volunteers to join the team.


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