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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 23 April 2010

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

Nature lovers invited to feast on Mother Nature

Friday 23 April
NATURE lovers are being invited to set their alarm clock for an early start to enjoy Mother Nature’s symphony.

The ‘Good Life’ to be won in BBC TV farming programme

Friday 23 April
BBC Television is looking for couples who want to make a life-changing decision and take up a career in farming and there’s just days left to apply to take part in the programme.

I Scream for Ice-Cream

Thursday 22 April
LOCAL village shop keeper, Dirk Wharton, from The Shop on the Green in Burnsall, will be a popular man on Saturday 1st May. From 12 noon onwards he will be giving away free ice-cream to the first 200 people who visit his shop.

Natural England lays out timetable for UELS applications

Thursday 22 April
WITH more than 2,000 hill farmers and land managers now preparing to sign up to the new Uplands Entry Level Stewardship, Natural England is taking the opportunity to set out the applications timetable for those requesting application packs and is also giving guidance to those who would prefer to apply using the quick and efficient online service.

Air disruption a timely reminder of real priorities, says CLA

Wednesday 21 April
THE CLA in the North says that the twin headlines of the election campaign and the grounding of aircraft because of volcanic ash should remind everyone of our vulnerability through depending too much on imports.

Will winter woes continue for Britain’s birds?

Wednesday 21 April
THE consequences of the harsh winter are still being felt by Britain’s birds as they try to raise their families - the BTO’s Nest Box Challenge survey will tell us exactly how they’ve fared.

National Park Authority building competition

Tuesday 20 April
THE design of new buildings in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be put under the microscope in a competition being run this year.

CLA reaches all politicians with Manifesto for the countryside

Tuesday 20 April
THE CLA has now issued its Manifesto for the Rural Economy to every prospective parliamentary candidate in the North West, calling on them to consider the best way forward for the countryside.

Go Dales! is inspired by the Olympics

Monday 19 April
MORE than 200 young people will be descending on Yorkshire Water’s Thruscross Reservoir near Harrogate next month for a day of adventure organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) in partnership with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Don’t let St George suffer from election fever says CLA North

Monday 19 April
THE CLA is encouraging people to plan ahead for their St George’s Day celebrations, to make sure that England’s Patron Saint doesn’t get forgotten in the excitement of the forthcoming election.


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