Loads to do this Easter in the North York Moors National Park

A host of fun events for families is planned for the Easter holidays in the North York Moors National Park. Teddy Bears are invited along for some woodland adventures, littlies can get to grips with bugs, birds and Easter crafts, explorers can hunt for treasure, while adventurers can take part in a series of high-octane […]

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Growth in organic sales for the first time in four years

The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008, and reflecting growing public demand. Organic sales are growing slightly ahead of the overall grocery sales for 2013, which finished the year at around […]

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Calling all teachers and students: can you help Shaun the Sheep design a new hen house?

The chickens and hens on Mossy Bottom Farm need a new hen house and we need your help! With all the recent rain we’ve had they need somewhere to keep warm and dry. You can design a hen house and be in with the chance to WIN an Aardman model making session, see your hen […]

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Double Olympic gold medal winner Andrew Triggs-Hodge wins Yorkshireman of the Year at last year’s awards

Entries open for Dalesman Awards 2014

The Dalesman Awards are an annual celebration of the men, women and businesses that make Yorkshire great. This year’s ceremony is extra special, as it takes place in Dalesman’s 75th anniversary year. The event, which will be hosted by Ian McMillan, takes place in May and nominations are now open, so if there is an […]

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Police request to Ryedale farmers

North Yorkshire Police are looking to work with Farmers and Gamekeepers to gather information on suspect vehicles. I want to set this up in Ryedale, predominantly in the north part. I’m looking for both farmers and gamekeepers who would be interested in working alongside local officers. If this would be of interest please contact Sean […]

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Survey finds only 20% of UK children eat vegetables every day

A survey has found that only one in five children eats vegetables every day, instead preferring processed food such as sausages and fish fingers. Just 19% of parents said their child eats vegetables every day and of those who don’t, over half said their child simply won’t eat them at all. The top 5 favourite […]

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Win a compost bin

The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, in its bid to get people composting at home in 2014, is running a competition to give people the chance to win a compost bin and caddy worth over £30. There are 100 compost bins and caddies to be won. The competition will run for 8 weeks from […]

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Half term events in the North York Moors National Park

Wildlife is the theme for the events taking place at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby this February half term (17 – 21 February). From making bird feeders to crafting spring flowers, the events focus on animals and plants found in the North York Moors National Park. Events cost £4 – 5 and are suitable […]

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North Yorkshire boardwalk completed in Sneaton Forest

Walkers tramping Wainwright’s 190 mile Coast to Coast route will find the going a little easier thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North York Moors National Park. Working in very muddy conditions, the volunteers have constructed a 65 metre boardwalk through Sneaton Forest towards the end of the long distance walk. The new […]

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Organic farming – the scientifically proven way of saving bees

The biggest ever review into whether organic farming benefits wildlife has taken place – and the findings are clear – organic farms have on average nearly a third more different species of wildlife. The researchers stated in the report that: “organic methods could undoubtedly play a major role in halting the continued loss of diversity […]

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