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Testing Calderdale’s response to flooding with a number of recovery exercises

Calderdale Council and its flood partner organisations recently rehearsed the actions they would take during and after a flood, to ensure the best possible preparation for any future incidents. The first ‘response’ exercise involved Council staff and...

today, 20:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Search and Rescue Team helps evacuate dog walker who had fallen on a steep muddy slope

Volunteers for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were called to assist with the evacuation of a dog walker who had fallen on a steep slope in Todmorden. At 4.31pm yesterday (Monday), the team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance...

today, 08:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

yesterday, 14:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

yesterday, 14:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Station volunteers chuffed with carols

Mytholmroyd junior schools Burnley Road, Calder Primary and Scout Road joined forces the 12th The Calder Valley Sing-along-the-Line to entertain volunteers. A spokesman at Mytholmroyd Station Partnership said: “Everyone agrees that the singing of the...

yesterday, 08:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

TECH TALK: Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

It's always difficult reviewing something designed for women when you're a man. But luckily my wife was able to test out the Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones and relay her feedback to me. Given their soft, chic and definitely feminine appearance...

Saturday, 18:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Todmorden friends’ fundraising effort in tribute to much missed Lucy

Two friends from Todmorden have teamed-up to do a sponsored run in memory of Lucy Atherton, who tragically died of a heart attack aged 19. Lucy lived in Todmorden and was a first year medical student at the University of Manchester, with ambitions to...

Friday, 09:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Buzzcocks co-founder and punk pioneer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Pete Shelley, the co-founder and former lead singer of influential British punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63. It is suspected that he suffered a heart attack. The band are best known for their 1978 hit Ever Fallen in Love (With...

Thursday, 23:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale Council wants to hear from businesses whose insurance was affected by 2015 floods

Calderdale Council is asking local businesses how their insurance costs have been affected by the devastating floods in 2015, to help lobby for a better deal nationally. After unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015, many insurance providers refused...

Wednesday, 15:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Opening up the great outdoors

Countryside campaigners welcome a new plan for greater public access to the great outdoors Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at proposals to improve access for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Ramblers, cyclists and horse riders are hoping plans...

Wednesday, 12:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Could you be suited by a vegan lifestyle?

Social media and celebrity culture is helping drive the rise of veganism. Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at why the number of vegans in Britain has quadrupled in four years. Social media and celebrity culture is helping drive the rise of veganism....

Wednesday, 12:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

More than a dozen children in Calderdale homeless this Christmas, Shelter estimates show

More than a dozen children in Calderdale will be homeless this Christmas, according to estimates from housing charity Shelter. Across Britain, the number of homeless children has increased by 59 per cent in five years, the charity’s report said. In...

Wednesday, 11:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

These Halifax attractions have been rated the town's top destinations

A website has listed several Calderdale Council-owned sites as some of the best places to visit in Halifax. Manor Heath Park, Bankfield Museum, Shibden Hall and Halifax Town Hall have all been listed as some of the top places to visit in Halifax. The...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drink drivers warned EVERY police vehicle in West Yorkshire carries breathalyser kit

Police in West Yorkshire are setting their sights on drink and drug drivers across the county as the force's Christmas drink drive campaign swings into action. The force has today thrown its weight behind a National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) drink...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's how many people were caught drink or drug driving in West Yorkshire last December

West Yorkshire Police is beginning its annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving across the county. In December 2017, the force arrested 264 people for drink and drug driving offences. Those arrests led to 156 people being charged with...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

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