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Millions more needed for flood protection - report

SCHEMES COSTING £25m are needed to improve protection for homes in businesses in West Yorkshire following last winter’s devastating floods, according to a new report.

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Heavy rain causes havoc on Calderdale roads but major flooding is averted - pictures

Now 11 months on from the devastating Boxing Day floods, Calderdale communities were on high alert yesterday (Monday) as heavy rain battered the area.

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Businesses in Market Street, Hebden Bridge fight back the flood water from Monday's downpour.

Calderdale remains on alert after night of heavy rain

Flood alerts remain in place for Calderdale this morning after the borough was battered by storms yesterday (Monday).

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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What will the weather be like in November?

What will the weather be like in November?

Weathermen have issued a mixed forecast for November.

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The Boxing Day flood in Hebden Bridge saw Albert Street and New Road under water.

‘Milestone’ floods action plan for Calderdale revealed

A new “milestone” plan to better protect Calderdale communities against any further devastating deluges has been announced today.

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Huge investment to upgrade Calderdale’s footpaths

More than £500,000 will be invested in Calderdale to upgrade the borough’s network of pathways, rights of way and canal towpaths.

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VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

VIDEO: Don’t miss Halley’s Comet spectacle as fireballs light up night sky

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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People relax in the autumn sun on the beach.

It’s getting hot but lots of snow is forecast for winter

We might have enjoyed a hot start to October, but the sunshine might not last.

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Boxing Day floods, Sowerby Bridge 2015

‘Speed up response when floods hit’ - inquiry

ACCELERATING EMERGENCY help for victims should be one of the lessons learned from the floods which hit Yorkshire last winter, according to councillors.

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Calderdale Council fines Suez for waste collection delays

Calderdale Council fines Suez for waste collection delays

Calderdale Council is imposing financial penalties on SUEZ recycling and recovery UK due to ongoing issues with waste and recycling collections in Calderdale.

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Met Office storm names - is your name on the list?

Met Office storm names - is your name on the list?

The Met Office has announced the names of this year’s winter storms.

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Boxing day flood in Hebden Bridge. Lloyds Bank an island in Albert Street.

Flooding inquiry calls for a ‘public emergency’ telephone number

A SINGLE telephone number for the public to use during an emergency is among the ideas to be put forward by councillors following the floods which hit Calderdale last winter.

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Will MPs succeed in getting fox hunting ban repealed?

Will MPs succeed in getting fox hunting ban repealed?

The government is planning on pushing ahead with attempts to repeal the ban on fox hunting, sources have said.

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Hopes for clear skies to spot tonight’s spooky Harvest moon

Stargazers are hoping for clearer skies offering a view of tonight’s Harvest moon.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Flood review is a ‘missed opportunity’ says Calderdale Council’s leader

The leader of Calderdale Council says he is disappointed with the outcome of the government’s National Flood Resilience Review.

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Boxing Day floods, Sowerby Bridge 2015

South to get five times as much flood defence money as the North

THE SOUTH east of England is to receive five times more money per person for flood defences in the coming years than parts of the flood-hit North, figures suggest.

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The Co-op and Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, December 26, 2015, floods. Picture by Jade Smith

Calder Valley sidelined as £12.5m announced for ‘temporary’ flood defences

MILLIONS of pounds are being spent on new temporary flood defences after a Government review, but no specific proposals have been announced to prevent further floods in the Calder Valley, despite the area being used as a “survey area” in the report.

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The first components of a new windfarm at Ovenden Moor in Calderdale have been delivered.

Work begins on huge new wind farm

The arrival of huge towers spotted on the backs of lorries in Calderdale mark the first steps in the construction of a new wind farm.

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