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Landscape made fit for dormice

Woods and hedgerows across a 9.5 kilometre (six mile) stretch of mid-Wensleydale have been connected to create an ideal home for the endangered Hazel Dormouse. Land managers have spent the past three years planting, or bringing into 'appropriate management', hedgerows and woodlands either side of Freeholders' Wood at Aysgarth Falls, where dormice were reintroduced in 2008. Farmers have even planted brambles - plants they might usually regard as a thorny […]

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Foundation grant gives Disability Action Yorkshire SMART technology boost

A Harrogate charity's training facility has been given a major technology boost, thanks to the long-lasting legacy of a Knaresborough born kitchen manufacturing magnate. Disability Action Yorkshire, which has its headquarters on the town's Hornbeam Park, applied to the George A Moore Foundation for a grant for a new SMART Board and was rewarded with a £3,800 grant to fund its purchase. Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive Jackie Snape said: […]

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Groups urged to speak up on ways to be more active

Leaders from organisations which fund, promote and support sport and physical activity across Yorkshire are wanting to hear from people in North Yorkshire about how everyone can be supported to be more active and as part of recovery from the pandemic. There is less than  one week left for people and organisations with an interest in the benefits of physical activity to give their views in a call for evidence […]

todayApril 12, 2021 2

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A Statement from The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire on the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh today, Friday, 9 April, 2021. “His Royal Highness was a hugely charismatic man, who was much loved and respected by so many. “Prince Philip carried out over 22,000 solo engagements since 1952, including many in North Yorkshire, as well as accompanying Her Majesty The Queen at many other events. They were both at […]

todayApril 11, 2021 4

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County’s Buy Local site marks first year as more businesses reopen

As more businesses look forward to reopening their doors, an online platform that has supported more than 900 local businesses through the pandemic is marking its first anniversary and looking to the future. North Yorkshire Buy Local (www.northyorks.gov.uk/buylocal) was created by North Yorkshire County Council in spring last year to bring together local businesses able to offer goods and services during the first lockdown with customers who had to stay […]

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An open letter from the Chair and the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

To all those who love the Yorkshire Dales. After the trials and tribulations of a further lockdown, it is a huge relief to be in a position to properly welcome visitors back to the Yorkshire Dales from Monday. As government restrictions begin to ease and all of us are able to do a little more, it’s really important we stay aligned and on board with the Government’s roadmap for moving […]

todayApril 11, 2021 4

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High-quality housing scheme will bring wider benefits

Work is under way on a high-quality housing development at Marton Cum Grafton, which will benefit not only the local community, but North Yorkshire's taxpayers. The Yew Tree Farm scheme will feature more than 20 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes and is being developed on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council by developer Brierley Homes. Brierley Homes was established in 2017 and is owned by the County Council, with […]

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‘In house’ star quality recognised by Harrogate-based Truth Legal

The star qualities of an in-house paralegal have been recognised by her employer with a career-enhancing promotion. Harrogate-based Truth Legal is helping Lucy Culpin - who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First-Class Honours - to advance to the next stage in her chosen profession, by making her a trainee solicitor. Truth Legal was founded in 2012 by Andrew Gray, who turned his back on a career with a […]

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COUNCIL OFFICES TO REOPEN

Richmondshire District Council’s headquarters - Mercury House in Richmond - will re-open to the public next week. The office, which has been closed as part of the national lockdown, is opening its doors on Monday (April 12) as part of the Council’s Covid19 recovery plan. But customers are being encouraged to continue to only visit when necessary – and conduct business on line or by phone.  And entry to the […]

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