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The original Calendar Girl

The excitement is building to the premiere of The Girls, the brand new musical from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, based on that world famous calendar from the ladies of Rylstone WI. It all has the blessing of Angela Baker, whose late husband inspired the ladies in the first place. Daniel Harris caught up with Angela at her home in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Yorkshire Dales gets superfast broadband

It's hoped the broadband will help local businesses become more competitive Credit: PA

A superfast broadband service will be launched in the Yorkshire Dales later today. The area was part of the one percent of the country without access to the high speed technology. It's hoped the new service will allow local businesses to become more competitive.

The arrival of Superfast Broadband will be a transformational game-changer for the remoter communities we have here in the Upper Dales, as it will level the playing field for our deeply rural communities, and allow us to compete with the more populated areas of the country - the towns and the cities. I am sure its availability will play a key role in arresting the outflow of young people that has become a very worrying trend recently - they understandably are voting with their feet to chase higher quality career and educational opportunities beyond the Upper Dales, the very sort that use Superfast Broadband as their stock-in-trade. Now they can stay here amidst our stunning scenery and we can compete for their presence on an equal footing.

– Cllr John Blackie

Fear Dales village is "a generation away from extinction"

Residents of a North Yorkshire village fear it could be 'a generation away from extinction' following a cut to rural services.

The claim comes from some of the residents of Gunnerside, in Swaledale, who have lost their local shop, post office and seen a reduction in bus services. People there say more investment is needed to prevent the village from becoming isolated. Jonny Blair reports.

Video: Stranded dog saved by mountain rescue

A dog is recovering after being found emaciated with a broken leg in the Yorkshire Dales.

The young adult Saluki, nicknamed Wufra, was stranded on Buckden Pike for up to two weeks.

It is thought the lurcher-Saluki cross, had chased a rabbit up Buckden Pike which is 2,300 feet above sea level.

The animal was finally saved by a fell rescue team who carried him a mile to safety on a stretcher. He is now recovering at a vet's in Skipton, as Calendar's Sarah Clark reports

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