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What Issues Do Local Abattoirs Face?

In some respects we are very aware of where our food comes from as we see sheep and cows every time we drive anywhere in the area. But abattoirs are also a crucial part of the supply chain getting food on to our plates at home. 

Getting To Know The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) is the independent body that oversees the Dales. I met with Chief Executive David Butterworth to understand more about what the Authority does and its interaction with the local community.

Discussing Sheep Tagging at Leyburn Auction Mart

Another session at a Farmers Auction Mart, this time in Leyburn. In spite of it being store cattle day, the topic farmers most wanted to speak to me about was the electronic identification (EID) of sheep (tagging).

Celebrating the Green Howards Regiment

After a £2 million refurbishment, Richmond’s Green Howards Museum reopened its doors rather fittingly on Remembrance Sunday. Coming to visit the museum later that week it was clear that this poignant time would it make it a particularly special visit.

Richmond Coffee Morning

Richmond Town Hall hosts regular coffee mornings for various local charities. I went along this morning to introduce myself to residents and hear about their concerns.  

Richmond Station and the Market Town

The Station typifies what is great about historic market towns like Richmond. A strong community effort enabled the closed station to re-open as a mixed use centre, combining a café/restaurant, wonderful artisan food producers, small businesses, a cinema and an art gallery.