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Woman, 80, struck by car and seriously injured in Batley

AN ELDERLY woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a car in Batley town centre today. The 80-year-old pedestrian was involved in collision with a Vauxhall Zafira on Henrietta Street just before 10.30am today. (Tues July 18) She suffered head

Tuesday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

A roaring £250,000 raised in under a week for new sixth form

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm. Boothtown-based environmental company The Leo Group has raised a staggeri

Tuesday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Row over TV led to man being stabbed to death in Halifax

A murder trial jury has heard how a fight over a television ended with a Honley man being fatally stabbed in the chest. Bradford Crown Court heard today (Tuesday) that Darren Moorhouse, 49, had been visiting his friend Kate Longshaw at her flat in Athol

Tuesday, 14:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Scheme for 50 home Hipperholme site rejected by councillors

A new housing development that would have seen up to 50 homes built next to a Hipperholme factory has been rejected by councillors. Crosslee PLC submitted outline plans to Calderdale Council for the construction of 50 new properties on land south of Broo

Tuesday, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office. Here is our latest weather package from the Met Office, Sky News and the BBC.

Tuesday, 11:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Show love for your park this #LoveParks Week

Calderdale parks are taking part in celebrations to mark Love Parks Week which runs until Sunday (July 23). Now in its 11th year, Love Parks Week, run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is Britain’s biggest celebration of these valuable spac

Tuesday, 11:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

New music from Heath’s Mixy memories

memories from half a century ago, freshly awoken with some new music, bring some Halifax people and places to life on an artist’s new album. Heath Common was born in Normanton, West Yorkshire, but amid his family’s life of constant travelling a mid 1960s

Tuesday, 11:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Inspirational boy raises £24k for hospital

A ten-year-old Halifax schoolboy has raised £24,000 for charity after his younger brother was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. Hayden Connett, of Skircoat Green, raised the money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, which supports the hospital that

Tuesday, 10:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Who was top of shop displays?

Shops in Brighouse strung out colourful bunting and wartime memorabilia in a bid to be awarded for the best dressed 1940s window. The competition, run by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), awarded the best dressed window during the 1940s weekend wh

Tuesday, 10:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tracking the best challenging trails

A bumper 189 cycle riders took to the bike trails and bridleways of Calderdale in the Overgate Hospice Mountain Bike Challenge, raising more than £3,000. The challenge - options were 18 or 26 miles - began at Elland Recreation Ground and was sponsored by

Tuesday, 09:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Author, collector and retired policeman Mr David Binns, aged 76

Author, collector of rare books and coins, and retired policeman, Mr David Arthur Binns died at the Royal Devon Hospital, Exeter, on July 11, after a short battle with cancer. David, who was 76, was born in Hebden Bridge and left Calder High School at 16

Tuesday, 04:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

TV ‘star’ drives in for vintage show!

Don’t look now, but a star of 80s TV hit Dukes of Hazzard is coming to town! Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, organised by the town’s Rotary Club, will be held at Calder Holmes Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, lining up a fabulous display of vi

Monday, 15:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Indian summer predicted as three months of hot weather could be on the way

The UK could be set to bask in three months of hot weather as an ‘African blast’ of hot air heads north to Britain. Forecasters say the UK is likely to enjoy higher than average temperatures between July and September with highs of as much as 36 degrees

Monday, 14:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Roadworks to close busy Wakefield Road in Calderdale for NINE weeks

Motorists will face nine weeks of long diversions as Yorkshire Water carry out work to prevent flooding in a Calderdale village. Work to stop sewage flooding homes on West Street in Bailiff Bridge will see the closure of the busy road from Monday July 24

Monday, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

£50,000 appeal to help save life of Alice, four

Calderdale friends of a schoolmate are helping raise money for £50,000 life-saving treatment and operation on her grand-daughter. Jackie Hill was born in Lincolnshire but lived in the Calder Valley, where she still has many friends. Her dad Tom Dawson wa

Monday, 11:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

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