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Incredible Edible: Going ‘edimental’ along the canal

We are very lucky, Anna Gugan a professional landscape gardener from Harrogate volunteered to help us after hearing Mary tell the story of IET in her hometown.

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Locals concerned about how close proposed incinerators are to local schools, to hold protest walks, from Bolton Brow and Sacred Heart Primary schools, Sowerby Bridge

Incinerator protesters’ ‘walk of shame’ over air pollution fear

Campaigners fighting against proposals to create two incinerators near Sowerby Bridge will stage a ‘walk of shame’ over air pollution concerns.

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Todmordens County Bridge with summer flowers planted by Tod in Bloom volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom: Busy summer ahead for volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom will be holding their second bi-annual Open Garden Event on 15 -16 July 2017.

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Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

After their toilet was set on fire by vandals, the Redacre Growing Project in Mytholmroyd have recently opened their new eco-toilet.

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Harry the cat with owner Vanessa

Flood cat Harry tells his story to children

Children at Burnley Road Academy had a treat during a recent assembly, when Mytholmroyd artist and author Vanessa Guy shared her book Harry and the Flood.

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Cromwells bridge over the River Hodder was crossed by 9,000 troops

Todmorden Antiquarians: Walking Cromwell’s Northern Battle of 1648

Nick Burton of Clitheroe described his own devised walk from Otley to Preston following Oliver Cromwell’s northern 4-day journey into battle in August 1648

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The Naturalists used their artistic skills within their work

Local History Society: The inspiring tales of local Artisan Naturalists

Hebden Bridge Local History Society heard an inspiring story of self-taught working men who became experts in their chosen field of botany.

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People can fill their boots with whatever plants they wish.

Do you have a welly to spare?

Old and much loved wellies are needed to create a sea of flowering boots as part of the Open Gardens celebrations across Hebden Bridge in July.

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Hundreds of toads are killed every year on Todmorden's roads

Saving the toads of Toadmorden!

A local group is encouraging the people of Todmorden to drive carefully at night and watch out for toads.

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Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

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Mytholmroyd centre under water after the River Calder burst its banks.

‘Natural defences no silver bullet’ on flooding

Natural defence schemes planned for the Calder Valley such as planting trees and creating wetlands are not “a silver bullet” for stopping flooding, academics warned today.

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Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow showers across parts of West Yorkshire later this afternoon.

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Yorkshire weather: Storm Ewan downgraded but warning still in place as temperatures are set to plummet

Yorkshire weather: Storm Ewan downgraded but warning still in place as temperatures are set to plummet

Warnings for snow, ice and wind across parts of the UK have been downgraded because Storm Ewan was not as strong as expected.

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Video: Scheme to plant 200,000 trees aims to reduce Calder Valley flood risk

HUNDREDS OF thousands of trees will be planted as part of a long-term plan aimed at reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley – which was devastated by the storms of December 2015.

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The group planted 300 trees to create a wet woodland to provide a habitat for animals

National Trust volunteers give nature a helping hand

National Trust staff and volunteers from three sites joined forces on Valentine’s Day to give nature a helping hand.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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Duncan Cooper, of Calderdale Council; landlord Heidi Bingham, Councillor Barry Collins and Kevin Baldwin from MUD UK.

Valley is open for business after the floods

A business park in the upper Calder Valley is helping flood-hit businesses to grow after the devastating events of Boxing Day 2015.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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STORM DORIS: A plane struggles to land at Leeds Bradford Airport. PIC: Tony Johnson

LIVE BLOG: Storm Doris tears across Yorkshire

A severe weather warning for extreme winds has been issued across Yorkshire.

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