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Superfast broadband to hit Wensleydale

Hundreds more people in Wensleydale will have access to superfast broadband after the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority gave the go ahead to four new masts.

Wensleydale to get superfast broadband Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It is part of a national scheme to improve internet connections in rural areas. 155 homes and businesses in and around the village will now be able to go online.

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Wensleydale wins EU protection

It is dearly loved by TV duo Wallace and Gromit and famous the world over, and now Wensleydale cheese has been awarded official protection by the European Union.

The new status means no other cheese-maker outside the designated area can produce a cheese and call it Yorkshire Wensleydale.

The maker of the crumbly delicacy, the Yorkshire Dales-based Wensleydale Creamery, has finally won its long campaign for Protected Geographical Indication status for its product.

The creamery will now add the PGI symbol to its packaging, reaffirming its true Yorkshire credentials and helping shoppers differentiate it from cheeses made in other counties.