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Don’t panic, but you only have one week left to use your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Friday, May 5 marks the last day that the banknote featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will be

today, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Planning applications: Change from takeaway to micropub in Todmorden

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED Single storey side extension: 12 Windmill Crescent, Northowram. Dwelling: Land Adjacent To 6 Lea Close, Brighouse. Prune trees (Tree Preservation Order): 9 Ringstone

today, 14:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research. * The Organiser loves a list and plans everything - including nights out, birthday celebrations and holidays. * The Motivator is the one pushing you

today, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pushing Up Daisies Festival gives chance to post letters to departed

As part of this year’s Pushing Up Daisies Festival, people will be able to post letters to their departed loved ones. Letters can be sent to Todmorden post office or taken to the post box in Todmorden Library. There will also be a selection of cards and

today, 12:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

A police raid in Leeds earlier this week targeted an illicit drugs laboratory which was believed to be producing contaminated heroin linked to a number of deaths. The National Crime Agency today issued a countrywide warning about a deadly synthetic opioi

yesterday, 12:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Launch of Valley author’s debut novel

VALLEY AUTHOR Phill Featherstone’s debut novel Paradise Girl was launched at The Old Co-Op in Todmorden. Around 50 people attended the event, where Phill introduced and signed copies of the book and his wife, Sally, read an extract. Paradise Girl tells t

yesterday, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire: Forged by legacy

The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race arose as a legacy event following the success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to God’s own county. It is promoted by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and is rated as a 2.1 event as part of the UCI Europe Tour

yesterday, 11:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door. McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin a trial delivery service in June using an external provider, which could inclu

yesterday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Arriva Rail North workers to strike but what Calderdale routes will be hit?

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards. Arriva Rail North workers to strike in driver-only trains row after talks fail A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North wi

yesterday, 07:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Town hall doors to be restored

THE HISTORIC main doors of Todmorden Town Hall are being carefully restored to return them to their former glory. The imposing double doors have been used as the main entrance to Town Hall throughout its history but over years of use the wood has become

Wednesday, 20:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hummus be joking! UK in meltdown over dip shortage

They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels. The single-dip recession kicked off when Sain

Wednesday, 11:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional ‘hijab’ headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused. Nilufa Dahlia, 28, set the appeal after she was attacked in her local supermarket bu

Wednesday, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Building of new £4.2m teaching block at Todmorden High School begins

Construction of a £4.2m state-of-the-art teaching block has started at Todmorden High School. The school hit the headlines in 2015, when Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker staged a rooftop protest after it was announced the school had missed out on much-ne

Wednesday, 10:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Plans to build £2m medical research lab in Calderdale

A medical supplies company worth £25m has plans to build at ‘state of the art’ research laboratory in Calderdale. GAMA Healthcare, which supplies equipment to prevent infections spreading in hospitals, has submitted plans to Calderdale Council to build n

Wednesday, 09:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police offer training spot to Hollywood A-lister

West Yorkshire Police Training Centre have sent out a cheeky tweet after actor Tom Hardy hit the headlines today. It’s been reported that the A-lister was spotted giving chase through gardens and a building site to finally apprehend a suspect believed to

Tuesday, 14:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

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