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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.
Environment
Thumbs up: Headteacher Elizabeth Lloyd, with Year 2 children at St Josephs School, Todmorden

Ofsted: Special measures Todmorden school is on road to recovery

A school which was placed in special measures by education watchdog Ofsted two years ago is on the right road to recovery.

Education
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Oh what a night it’ll be with sound of New Jersey

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Music
Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

Crime
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.

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Families gather at Halifax Piece Hall for the Royal visit

Families among townspeople gathering in Halifax ready to greet Royal couple

Families are among townspeople who have started to gather at Halifax Piece Hall for this morning’s Royal visit.

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Debut ep:  Scratching The Surface

Grandad inspires Halifax musician’s fundraising debut release

A local artist has dedicated his new record to raising money and awareness for charity.

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Welfare: Appointments must be pre-booked and proof of benefit is required

Halifax RSPCA welfare day to help struggling owners with some pet treatments

The RSPCA’s Halifax animal centre is holding a welfare event there on Tuesday to mark World Spay Day.

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Celebration: TLC campaigners learn that councillors have backed the transfer option

Council backs community option for Todmorden College

A cheer rang out at Halifax Town Hall as members of Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub saw councillors back their vision for Todmorden College’s future.

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Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Budget cut proposals to close Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres are removed

A controversial move which could have resulted in the closure of Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres will not be recommended as a saving in Calderdale Council’s budget plans..

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Tourists in town for the Rotary Club's Hebden Bridge Duck Race

Future of Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre in doubt

Campaigners are gearing up fight proposals to close Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre - an option in the crrent process to settle Calderdale Council’s budgets for 2018-19 to 2020-21.

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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.

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Biography: Todmorden-born musician Geoff Love

Geoff Love exhibition returns to Todmorden Information Centre

This month sees a return for the Geoff Love exhibition at Todmorden Information Centre, giving those who might have missed it last autumn the chance to see it and others to revisit the musican’s life and times to see it again.

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Reunion: Tod Highs class of 89

Todmorden High classmates reunite to fundraise as they remember friend Peter

A school reunion in March will allow friends to remember a classmate who has passed away and raise money for some good causes.

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Lions President: Albert filled the Todmorden club's top role on several occasions

Tribute paid to Todmorden Lions stalwart Albert Blackburn

A founder member and several times President of Todmorden Lions Club, Albert Blackburn has died at the age of 85.

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The stranded ambulance, pictured by Chris Gaunt

Ice drama ambulance left balanced on sheer drop is recovered

The ambulance which was left balanced on the edge of a sheer drop has been safely recovered.

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Ambulance crashed, blocking road at Walker Lane, which links Hebden Bridge and Old Town. Used with permission, copyright Chris Gaunt

Ambulance teeters on the brink of sheer drop in icy road slip drama - pictures

This ambulance is the vehicle which collided with a wall in the wintry conditions on Sunday evening, closing Walker Lane, which links Hebden Bridge and Old Town.

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Walker Lane, linking Hebden Bridge and Old Town, has been closed by police while a vehicle which has slid into a wall and blocked the route can be safely recovered

Road closed at Hebden Bridge after car hits wall in icy conditions

A road has been closed by police after a car hit a wall in last night’s icy conditions.

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Sheep in the snow in Calderdale this weekend

Weather: Icy commute today, more snow likely in next 48 hours, finer later in week

Overnight snowfall saw commuters facing icy side roads on their journey to work this morning, with a mixed forecast for Calderdale for the days to come.

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The moorland heights of West Calderdale

The moorland heights of West Calderdale

This week’s walk appreciates the expanse of the moorlands and the views they offer, whilst being incredibly simple to follow and relatively easy-going; therefore perfect for both this time of year and those new to the joys of hiking.

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