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Monday, 30 March 2015

Roman villa options explored

A number of options are being looked at so that details of a Roman villa uncovered during the construction of the Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar by-pass can be made available to the public.

Archaeologists have carried out an investigation of the site which will be covered by the new road.

Options for presenting the information include leaflets, an interpretation board, and online resources.

A North Yorkshire County Council spokesman said: “Excavation of the villa began in November 2014, and the area of the villa which lay within the road corridor has now been fully investigated and recorded,”

“On completion of all fieldwork, the process of post-excavation work will begin, with each category of artefact examined by specialists so that a full report can be produced.”

County council chiefs say that the advanced stage of construction means the villa site can't remain exposed. They say the villa will not be damaged by the work and will be covered up as it was found.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

It's a return for McBusted

McBusted have announced a return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 18 July. Last year's tour became the UK’s largest arena tour of the year, which played to 350,000 people across 35 sold-out arenas, culminating in a headline performance at Hyde Park to 60,000 people.
Further information: www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

The art of consultation

The views of the Catterick community are being sought on a piece of art commissioned for the new town development.

Dales farmers and rural businesses set for cash injection

Farming and rural enterprises in the Yorkshire Dales are set to benefit from £2.2 million funding.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Flora brought to life in exhibition

Upland flora found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is brought to life in a new exhibition starting today (Friday) in Wensleydale. Ecologist Fran Graham is showing a selection of linocuts at the Yoredale offices of the national park authority in Bainbridge.

She is joined on the launch day of Treasured Uplands by local printmaker Bridget Tempest, whose experimental installation will project a film called Slipstream across her large monoprints, to the accompaniment of poems by up-and-coming writer Octavia Stocker.

Together their work celebrates the uplands when they are cared for and laments the times when they are lost.

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