NATIONAL Park bosses are to be asked to scrap an experiment which saw a two-band parking fee introduced last year.

If the trial in the Yorkshire Dales National Park car parks at Dent and Grassington had proved successful, then others may have followed, with drivers charged £1 for up to two hours and £3 for anything more. However, a report to the authority's finance and resources committee on Monday will confirm a drop in income at both locations - and recommends that the charges revert to £1 for an hour and £2 for anything longer.

CROSSING CLOSES: The railway level crossing at Muston, on the A165 Scarborough to Filey road, is to be closed for maintenance from 9pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday. Alternative routes will be sign-posted.

RAMBLING DATES: The Northallerton Rambling Association hosts a nine-mile trek around Gallow Hill, Thorondale and Lime Kiln House on Sunday. Walkers should meet at 10am at Kepwick Village, grid reference 467 908. For more information, call (01609) 770801.

ALL AGLOW: Christian women's fellowship Aglow International meets today at The Golden Lion ballroom, in Northallerton. Becky Ducker and Karen Norman will speak on the reality of God in their lives. Admission costs £3, including refreshments, and everyone is welcome from 7.30pm.

STAGE SHOW: The Brompton Players stage their version of Dick Whittington from Wednesday, to Saturday, February 12 to 15. Performances are at 7.30pm each night. Tickets, priced £3.50 adults and £2.50 children/senior citizens, go on sale today at Brompton post office or call (01609) 780296.

GARAGE BREAK-IN: Police are hunting thieves who stole a radiator from a Peugeot 106 parked in a private garage in Scorton.

STOLEN CAR: A blue Nissan Micra - Y703VNH - was stolen from the drive of a house in Pembury Mews, Brompton-on-Swale, between 10pm on Monday and 8.15am Wednesday.