Around our neighbours

CALDERDALE

DETECTIVES are urging people to lock-up or risk becoming victims of a break-in.

Officers in Calderdale say there are some criminals who will try every car door handle until they find one unlocked.

They are asking people to keep their house and car windows and doors locked at all times and keep valuables out of view.

Anyone who notices anyone acting suspiciously should call police via 101.

HALIFAX

The Square Chapel has been invited to apply to the Arts Council for a multi-million pound grant for a new arts centre.

The Cornerstone project, which will give the Square Chapel more performing space, is expected to cost £5.9 million to build.

Now after being successful in the first round application of the Capital Investment Programme, the Arts Council has invited the Square Chapel to bid for the £3.9 million grant on offer.

The extension will be built using glass, copper, cladding and stone which designers say will complement the iconic red brick of the current building. Should they receive the £3.9 million from the Arts Council, the Square Chapel will look to raise the remaining £2 million by seeking funding from companies, individuals and trusts, and have already received a pledge of £850,000.

Sowerby BRIDGE

A WOMAN who has raised thousands of pounds through running for charity has been rewarded with selection as an Olympic Torchbearer.

Donna Siberry, 36, of Sowerby Bridge, will run with the Olympic Torch as it passes through Dewsbury on June 25.

BURNLEY

THE return of the Todmorden curve is the driving force behind plans for almost 300 new homes in Burnley and Colne.

A new scheme for 211 new homes on the Knotts Drive estate in Colne has been revealed, while an application to build 72 houses on the former Cloverbrook site at Peel Mill, in Gannow Lane, Burnley, was submitted last week.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle said the area was becoming more attractive to live in now the Todmorden Curve scheme, which would reinstate a piece of track that would reduce journey times between Burnley and Manchester, had been confirmed.