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Wallace and Gromit’s favourite Wensleydale cheese waste to heat 4,000 homes

Iona Capital, a low carbon sustainable fund manager, has secured a deal with the Wensleydale Creamery to produce over 10,000 MWh of energy per year from a by-product of cheese making. The new feedstock agreement will see Iona’s Leeming Biogas plant in North Yorkshire process whey permeate, a valuable by-product produced

Yorkshire Dales racing stable on track for growth with new holiday lodges

Sun Hill Farm, a horse racing stable near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, has expanded its holiday lettings business by building six new high-end lodges with support from the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC). The 50-acre farm now has 12 log cabins, a farmhouse and two cottages available for guests. Occupancy for all lets

Tour event licence deadline nears

Organisers of events being planned to celebrate the visit of the Tour de Yorkshire next month are being urged to make sure they have notified the district council. Temporary Event Notices (TENs) may be needed when entertainment and alcohol are involved – but to be processed for the May event they

Local banking services look set to be retained

Richmondshire District leader Yvonne Peacock is confident that despite the proposed loss of Barclays Bank in Hawes, local banking services will still be provided within the town. Following discussions with Barclays she said it was agreed that the ATM cash machine would remain at its current location and would not be

Heck announces launch of “Silicon Valley” for food innovation in Yorkshire

HECK is launching a new mentoring scheme to support and encourage other Yorkshire-based food businesses, in the wake of grant funding being pulled in the county, post Brexit.  HECK is one of the fastest-growing UK businesses in the food and drink sector,  and is on track to make £30m in 2019.

More cash for apprenticeship scheme

A scheme that helps Richmondshire businesses employ apprentices has received another £20,000 in funding from district councillors. Members of the authority’s Corporate Board have given the green light to the cash award which will mean more small businesses can access help – and they can also use the grant to train

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