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Calderdale projects are bloomin’ marvellous!

There was bloomin’ brilliant  news for the green spaces and floral displays of Calderdale as the Yorkshire in Bloom results were announced.

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An example of one of the tree varieties available to sponsor as part of the buy a park a tree scheme

A tree-mendous new scheme for Calderdale parks

Nature lovers in Calderdale now have the chance to buy a new tree to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space.

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Volunteers take water samples at Clifton Beck

Transforming Clifton Beck with help of local community

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and local people in Brighouse are working restore the ailing Clifton Beck, with the aim of turning it in to a wildlife haven.

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Interview: Dongria Kondh

National flooding film premieres at Hebden Bridge Picture House

The contribution to helping flood alleviation using natural techniques is the subject of a film which receives its national premiere at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Friday evening.

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Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Storm Aileen latest: Parts of Yorkshire see 35mm of rain overnight and homes lose power

Disruption is easing after Storm Aileen struck Yorkshire overnight.
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Drivers have been warned to stay away from a number of dangerous roads when Storm Aileen hits tonight.

Highways Agency reveals list of Yorkshire roads you should avoid during Storm Aileen

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major 'A roads' tonight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen strikes Yorkshire.

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The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for high winds across Yorkshire.

Weather warning issued for Yorkshire as 75mph winds are expected to hit county

The Met Office has issued a warning for Yorkshire and Humber as high winds of up to 75mph are expected to hit the county on Tuesday evening.
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Wellholme Park near Brighouse Town Centre is in the running for the national award

Vote for your favourite Calderdale park to win national award

Seven stunning parks in Calderdale are in the running for a national award for Britain’s parks and green spaces.
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Autumn starts with sunny weekend as we wave farewell to wet and warm Yorkshire summer

Our summer may be finished but Yorkshire's first weekend of autumn offers the prospect of some fine sunny weather.

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Autumn is coming... so here are some reasons to be cheerful. Picture: Tony Johnson.

All this talk of Autumn depressing you? Here’s 7 reasons to love it

There's a nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
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Scarborough was packed with people enjoying the August Bank Holiday sunshine yesterday, but what do the final few days of summer hold in store for us? Pictures: Richard Ponter.

Yorkshire weather: County enjoys glorious Bank Holiday, but will we have an end-of-summer heatwave?

Sun worshippers returning to work after a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend are unlikely to be missing out on precious tanning time, with forecasters predicting an abrupt end to the searing heat and cloudless skies.
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Early Leeds Festival goers brave the rain in Leeds this morning. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire weather: County battered by severe summer storms as flood sirens are sounded and transport halted

Yorkshire has been hit with severe summer storms today, leaving parts of the county flooded and warning sirens being sounded in parts of Leeds.
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Meeting organised by Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker to discuss the Calderdale Local Plan

‘People are angry about housing plans’ - Debate on Calderdale Local plan

It is absolutely vital that people are aware of these plans and have the opportunity to take part in the consultation to ensure that their views are taken into account.”

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker

Hundreds attend meeting called by MP to discuss Calderdale Local Plan

Hundreds of residents attended the first meeting organised by the the Calder Valley MP to discuss the Local Plan being put forward by Calderdale Council and the impacts it will have on towns and villages.

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The Seated Man, a three-meter sculpture by Sean Henry, at Castleton Rigg, near Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: Unsettled week ahead as August continues to disappoint

A wet and sometimes chilly week awaits for Yorkshire as the poor start to August continues.

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Six members of Slow The Flow Calderdale got stuck in at the annual Tough Mudder Yorkshire challenge at Skipton last weekend. Pictures:  Nigel Plant

Calderdale Slow The Flow six get stuck into Yorkshire’s Tough Mudder challenge

Six members of Slow The Flow Calderdale got stuck in at the annual Tough Mudder Yorkshire challenge at Skipton last weekend, tackling a ten-mile, 30-obstacle course to raise funds.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Frustration: John Tombling

We put it out - it’s not always picked up...

Residents of a Calder Valley street are frustrated by the erratic nature of their reycling collection recently.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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A sea bird flies past the rising sun near the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire. But the weather will turn nasty in the coming days with thunderstorms predicted. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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.

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