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Floods Minister pushes for flood defences deadline in Calderdale

The Government Minister charged with overseeing flooding prevention across the country has warned that plans for defences in Calderdale need to be finalised by summer to prevent communities being swamped by future deluges.

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Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

The Met Office has issued a weather warning across Yorkshire as a Scandinavian cold snap hits the region.

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Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Snow showers are expected across Yorkshire tonight as temperatures fall below zero.

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Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK, with “relatively strong winds” and “ice overnight”.

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Few remains of Italy Mill which once straddled Midgelden Brook in Bacup Road, Todmorden

Todmorden Antiquarians: Disovering the hidden valley of Todmorden

Todmorden Antiquarian chairman, Catherine Emberson, welcomed a crowded Court-Room to the first talk of 2017.

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This event follows on from last Summers successful Big Veggie Brunch

Could you be a vegan for a month?

3 Valley Vegans are holding their first ever Vegan Fair at the Methodist Church in Todmorden this month and are inviting people to take up their vegan challenge.

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A midwinter display with a container of heathers

Todmorden in bloom: Starting the New Year with a great garden

Todmorden in Bloom wish you a successful year of 2017 gardening and recommend that seed catalogues are a good place to start planning.

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House being demolished, by the Calder River, Mytholmroyd

Houses demolished as major flood work in Mytholmroyd begins

Flood alleviation work is now well underway in Mytholmroyd as part of plans to make the village more resilient in the face of any future flooding.

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A still from a video released by NASA which shows two neutron stars destroying each other.

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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A newly planted site at Pinnacle Farm in Hebden Bridge

Appeal for land to help flood management

CALDER VALLEY group Treesponsibility is seeking landowners who are willing to offer sites for tree-planting and small scale natural flood management (NFM).

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Volunteer lock keepers Lee Cox (left) and Mark McCumsekey

Canal charity launches appeal for new volunteer lock keepers

The Canal and River Trust charity is seeking to recruit new volunteer lock keepers on the Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge.

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‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

Thundersnow’ is set to batter the UK and could sweep across Yorkshire this week, forecasters have said.

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Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions

VW owners stand to pocket thousands from emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.

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Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Friday the 13th will be the coldest day of winter so far - with the entire country expected to be blanketed in up to four inches or 10 centimetres of snow.

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Thanks to funding from Calderdale Highways and CROWS volunteers, the route up Dicks Lane is now easy to walk along

CROWS build new boardwalk across lane

Volunteers have made it easier to walk along Dicks Lane from Cragg Vale to Stoodley Pike, which is notoriously muddy.

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Co-op giving flowers to residents of Elphaborough Close to welcome them back after the flood. From the left, Richard Wilde, Gavin West and Vicky Hobson.

Sweet gesture welcomes residents home one year on from the floods

A team from Mytholmroyd Co-op on Burnley Road helped welcome a group of Elphaborough Close residents back home.

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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70mph Storm Barbara to hit Yorkshire as Christmas break begins

YORKSHIRE will be battered by Storm Barbara just as the Christmas weekend begins, forecasters said today.

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WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

The Met Office has this morning issued a yellow warning for wind for West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire as Storm Barbara bears down on the UK.

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2017 set to be among warmest on record

2017 set to be among warmest on record

As Christmas fast approaches, may people will be hoping for a dusting of snow and a chill in the air. But temperatures aren’t falling fast in what has been a warm year - and 2017 will bring more of the same.

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