Hawes in North Yorkshire has turned itself red and white for the Tour de France.The colours represent the best climber - the so-called King of the mountains. 30,000 people are expected in the market town to see the cycle race pass by.
Wensleydale cheese will now be recognised as a protected product much like Champagne and Parma Ham. The makers based in Hawes in the Dales have been campaigning for it for eight years.
Drivers in Hawes in North Yorkshire could see their fuel prices cut. It comes as part of the UK's application to the European Commission to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme.
The town was judged to meet strict criteria, for example showing pricing similar to that of islands currently eligible for discount.
The UK now needs to gain approval for the expanded scheme from the EC. If approved, it could cut up to five pence from the price of a litre.
The final decision on the scheme is expected next year.