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Woman's plea for help as Storm Brian creates 'waterfall' in her home

When Elle Shuttelton moved out of Todmorden she thought she had left behind the risk of her home flooding the next time heavy rain hit the region. But living on the hilltops on the West Yorkshire and Lancashire border was not enough to escape the...

today, 18:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Creating a new generation of computer coders

Creating a new generation of computer coders

In the past few years talk of computer ‘coding’ and ‘programming’ seems to have exploded and is suddenly everywhere! From numerous children’s toys and games, aimed at sparking their interest and learning the basics, to the new computing curriculum in...

today, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Calder Valley MP marks start of new homes

Calder Valley MP marks start of new homes

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker has marked the start of construction at McCarthy and Stone’s new retirement living development, Hepworth Court, in Brighouse. Mr Whittaker joined McCarthy and Stone’s senior marketing executive, Laura Wigglesworth, at...

today, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Business Focus: Martin Booth, Witt UK Group

Business Focus: Martin Booth, Witt UK Group

This week’s Business Focus is with Martin Booth, managing director of Witt UK Group, based in Shelf. Why did you become involved in your business in the first place? I had two job offers on the table and chose the one that didn’t need me to relocate...

today, 14:34 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts were issued yesterday as Storm Brian brought heavy rain to parts of Yorkshire and the Humber. A number remained in place this morning as clean-up efforts continued in Calderdale, where a number of homes were flooded, some...

today, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries could cease providing some drugs on prescription under plans by NHS bosses to save £800,000 a year. Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a consultation on the cost-saving plan, drawn up to cope with government budget...

today, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Students put Calderdale higher than UK average in GCSE performance

Students put Calderdale higher than UK average in GCSE performance

Nearly two-thirds of secondary school pupils in Calderdale achieved the equivalent of a Grade C in two key GCSEs, new figures show. Statistics released by the Department for Education show 65.1 per cent of students achieved at least a new grade 4 in...

today, 11:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Water rescue cash boost for Calderdale firefighters

Water rescue cash boost for Calderdale firefighters

New power boats, flood response vehicles and protective equipment have been deployed in Calderdale to carry out rescues in the event of a repeat of the Boxing Day floods of 2015. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says the investment will benefit...

today, 09:42 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Marshalls boosts earnings with £38m acquisition

Marshalls boosts earnings with £38m acquisition

Landscape products firm Marshalls ​has bought ​​​CPM Group​, ​a pre-cast concrete​ ​manufacturer​, for £38m in a deal ​which is expected to be earnings enhancing in its first full year after​ ​completion. Elland-based Marshalls said ​CPM will...

yesterday, 15:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Dismay at lack of funding and plan for railway station improvement

Dismay at lack of funding and plan for railway station improvement

A solution to commuter misery at Brighouse train station has hit the buffers with no funding or scheme to improve car parking problems in sight. The Calderdale District Consultation Sub-Committee of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has revealed...

yesterday, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Firework safety reminder issued in Calderdale

Firework safety reminder issued in Calderdale

Traders in Calderdale are being urged to take care when selling fireworks in the lead-up to bonfire night. West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service has reminded traders of their legal responsibilities to ensure they are supplying safe fireworks and...

yesterday, 11:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Sowerby Bridge's Dama Cheese shines light on UK start-ups

Sowerby Bridge's Dama Cheese shines light on UK start-ups

A business owner from Calderdale has been chosen to represent successful UK start-ups by the Government-backed Start Up Loans Company. Yorkshire Dama, of Victoria Road, Sowerby Bridge, is one of six start-ups that have been selected from amongst this...

yesterday, 09:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Case brought by Lloyds shareholders is ‘fundamentally flawed’

Case brought by Lloyds shareholders is ‘fundamentally flawed’

A multi-million-pound case brought by Lloyds shareholders over the acquisition of HBOS is “fundamentally flawed at every level”, the High Court has heard. A group of 5,803 former Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were “mugged” when the bank...

yesterday, 09:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Storm Brian: Weather Bomb set to cause miserable weekend for Yorkshire

Storm Brian: Weather Bomb set to cause miserable weekend for Yorkshire

The UK is braced for a night of heavy rain and winds before Storm Brian batters the country this weekend. The south of England is set to bear the brunt of the bad weather but strong winds and heavy showers are forecast for Yorkshire. Here's all you...

Friday, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
West Yorkshire man’s 18-month jail term over nightclub shooting ‘too lenient’, judges rule

West Yorkshire man’s 18-month jail term over nightclub shooting ‘too lenient’, judges rule

A West Yorkshire man convicted over a nightclub shooting has had his original jail sentence more than doubled after Court of Appeal judges ruled it was too lenient. Martin Harriott, of Staynton Crescent, Bradley, near Huddersfield, was handed an...

Friday, 14:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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