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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

18 July 2017 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

18 July 2017 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.

18 July 2017 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

18 July 2017 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

18 July 2017 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

18 July 2017 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

18 July 2017 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

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Gala’s gift a lasting legacy

A defbrillator available for the public to use will be one legacy of Mytholmroyd Gala. In all £4,000 has been given to local organisations by the gala team, who announced after this year’s event last month that with the retirement of George and Mary Sumn

17 July 2017 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

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Todmorden pupil given a Young School Gardener of the Year award

A Todmorden High student has beat out other gardeners in her age category and awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society. Beth Stroud, was crowned RHS Young School Gardener of the Year for the Key Stage 4 category, age 14-16 age group. Beth was given the

17 July 2017 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

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital plan could be referred to Jeremy Hunt

A council health watchdog is being urged to reject controversial changes to hospital services after new details emerged. Councillors could refer plans to expand Calderdale Royal Hospital and downgrade Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to the health secretary

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

SLIDESHOW: Exciting artists and gardens pulled in the crowds at open weekend

The first Hebden Bridge Open weekend pulled in thousands of visitors who took up a rare opportunity to visit artists’ studios and gardens across the town. The collaboration between Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Open Studios saw over 30 horticulturists

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Happy birthday, Eureka!

Last weekend Eureka! The National Children’s Museum played host to festivities in order to celebrate 25 successful years of operation. Celebrations for the anniversary - the BIG Birthday Bash - included the visit of London Hughes and Sam Homewood, the ho

17 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

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