Environment Agency warns intense flooding is set to become more frequent

The Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent due to climate change.
Rescue: Helping save the animals. Picture: Jennie Smith

Call out for more volunteers to help Todmorden’s Toad Patrol

The call is out for more volunteer helpers to join special patrols as Todmorden becomes Toadmorden as spring approaches.

Concern: Residents and businesses around Halifax Road are asking people to support the petition

Campaigners step up pressure over Todmorden Lidl build flooding fears

Campaigners are stepping up pressure on Calderdale Council and Lidl supermarket to ensure key planning conditions relating to water dispersal are met.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire this weekend.

Weather warning: Snow and ice on the way as Met Office issues warning for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will plummet this weekend as an icy blast arrives across much of Yorkshire bringing with it snow showers and icy conditions.

Gorpley Reservoir, off Bacup Road, above Todmorden

YW chief heralds Northern Forest flood scheme planting pledge at Gorpley, Todmorden

Yorkshire Water has today made an ambitious pledge to plant one million trees across its land in Yorkshire over the next ten years in a bid to reduce flood risk, offset carbon emissions and support the creation of a Northern Forest.

Heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire on Wednesday morning.

Flood warning: Things are going to get very wet in parts of Yorkshire tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a warning for the west of Yorkshire as a spell of heavy rain and high winds threatens flooding and damage to homes.

Local plan

Calder Valley MP hits out at Local Plan’s revised sites for homes

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker has hit back after a revised list of sites for new homes has been released as part of Calderdale Council’s Local Plan.

Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dogs across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Picture James Hardisty.

Weather warning: Snow and high winds continue to batter Yorkshire as forecast predicts extended cold blast

The icy blast of snow, high winds and ice is expected to continue today with the Met Office re-issuing its Yellow Warnings for Yorkshire.
A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

The trees form part of a border around the site

Where you can recycle your Christmas tree in Calderdale

With Christmas wrapped up for another year, many will be now be thinking about how to get rid of the Christmas tree.

Volunteer Jon Stopp on the Rochdale Canal

Calderdale community garden project is runner up in BBC One show

A community ‘linear larder’ garden along the banks of the Rochdale Canal was a runner-up in a new BBC One daytime TV series, ‘Let’s Get a Good Thing Going’.


Calderdale Council unanimously rejects controversial incinerator plans

Controversial plans to build an incinerator near to two schools have been thrown out by Calderdale Council.
Applying for planning permisiion to operate a 24 hour/day incinerator, in a residential valley, Calder Valley Skip Hire, Belmont Waste Recycling Centre, Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge

Campaigners to hold Halifax town centre protest against Calderdale incinerator plan

A protest will be held outside Halifax Town Hall this evening (Tuesday) as Calderdale Council debates plans to build an incinerator in Sowerby Bridge.

Roger with his new removable doors

Resilience grant gives flooded Mytholmroyd homeowner peace of mind

A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.

Mytholmroyd flood warden Karl Boggis

New river forecasts in Calderdale give details about flood risk

A new service which allows people to get forecasts for river levels to help them manage their risk of flooding is available in the Calder Valley.

Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend.

Sunny days and freezing nights forecast for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend as the cold snap continues to bite... but at least it will be bright and sunny.
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu

Archbishop of York to reopen flood-hit church in Mytholmroyd

A flood damaged church in Mytholmroyd is celebrating its reopening and renewal with a special visitor.

Celebrating the new work done on the canal from library lock to Key Sike Lane

Column: One more incredible celebration in Todmorden

Our town Mayor Councillor Christine potter and her Consort Lynne came out to celebrate the new work done on the canal from library lock to Key Sike Lane.

Left To Right: MP Holly Lynch (Halifax), Guy Thompson (White Rose Forest), Granville Davies (Yorkshire Water), MP Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley)

Pioneering project launched to reduce flood risk in Calder Valley

Calderdale is leading the way with a major scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in the valley.
The new store will almost double display capacity to 30,000 sq ft

New lease of life for flood-hit Russell Dean

Flood-hit businesses across the Calder Valley are slowly getting back on their feet with a furniture store getting a new lease of life.

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