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MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

“We are a thunderstorm away from a flood.”

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

Last winter’s floods among UK’s ‘most extreme’

Last winter’s floods which hit the region were among the UK’s most extreme on record, experts have said.

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Boxing day flood in Hebden Bridge. Lloyds Bank an island in Albert Street.

Millions more needed for flood protection - report

SCHEMES COSTING £25m are needed to improve protection for homes in businesses in West Yorkshire following last winter’s devastating floods, according to a new report.

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Heavy rain causes havoc on Calderdale roads but major flooding is averted - pictures

Now 11 months on from the devastating Boxing Day floods, Calderdale communities were on high alert yesterday (Monday) as heavy rain battered the area.

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Businesses in Market Street, Hebden Bridge fight back the flood water from Monday's downpour.

Calderdale remains on alert after night of heavy rain

Flood alerts remain in place for Calderdale this morning after the borough was battered by storms yesterday (Monday).

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The invasive rhododendron bushes by Walshaw Dean Reservoirs

Protecting and improving the moorland surrounding Walshaw Dean Reservoirs

Invasive rhododendron bushes have taken over the moorland surrounding Walshaw Dean Reservoirs near Hebden Bridge and next week Yorkshire Water will start to remove it.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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Pennine Way Ranger Colin Chick. Photo courtesy of the Pennine National Trails Partnership

Commemorate the challenge of the Pennine Way

Walking 268 miles across moors and bogs along Britain’s toughest and oldest National Trail - and climbing higher than Mount Everest in the process - is not easily forgotten.

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What will the weather be like in November?

What will the weather be like in November?

Weathermen have issued a mixed forecast for November.

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The Boxing Day flood in Hebden Bridge saw Albert Street and New Road under water.

‘Milestone’ floods action plan for Calderdale revealed

A new “milestone” plan to better protect Calderdale communities against any further devastating deluges has been announced today.

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The wind turbine at Blackshaw Head

Blackshaw Head wind turbine passes generation milestone

Pennine Community Power’s wind turbine in Blackshaw Head has produced enough electricity to power more than 25 homes for a year.

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Stoodley Pike

Huge investment to upgrade Calderdale’s footpaths

More than £500,000 will be invested in Calderdale to upgrade the borough’s network of pathways, rights of way and canal towpaths.

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Battle goes on to help victims of the floods

Battle goes on to help victims of the floods

Many residents are still out of their homes, nearly 10 months on from the devastating floods of last winter.

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Jonny Boyle, Trevor Boyle, Tracy Cokill, Howard Barton, Andrea Boyle (Michaels wife) and Gina Blagborough

Family donate to Search and Rescue team in memory of a loved one

Last week Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members welcomed a local family to The Rescue Post, who had been in touch wishing to make a donation of £465.

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VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Agency in town to see progress of flood work

Agency in town to see progress of flood work

The newly-appointed chair of the Environment Agency and its board visited the upper Calder Valley last week to see the progress of flood recovery work in the area.

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People relax in the autumn sun on the beach.

It’s getting hot but lots of snow is forecast for winter

We might have enjoyed a hot start to October, but the sunshine might not last.

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Woodland Heritage Launch (from left) Helen Noble, CEO Pennine Prospects; Peter Jordan, Newground, Together Trust; Coun Jeff Sumner, Mayor of Burnley; Pam Warhurst, Chair of Pennine Prospects; Chris Atkinson, South Pennines Woodland Heritage Officer

Three year project to share South Pennines heritage

A new three year project to celebrate the woodland in the South Pennines was launched this month.

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Well into autumn now at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge.

Repairs almost complete at Hardcastle Crags after Boxing Day floods

REPAIRS are almost complete at a popular Hebden Bridge beauty spot nine months after the Boxing Day floods.

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Raise a pint to flood-hit pub’s beer guide spot

Raise a pint to flood-hit pub’s beer guide spot

A micropub left devastated by the Boxing Day floods has cause for celebration after being named in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2017.

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