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Todmorden in Bloom strike gold at awards

Todmorden in Bloom has won a Gold Award in Yorkshire in Bloom’s annual competition for beautiful floral displays during 2017.

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Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

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Peter Oddy, from Calderdale Council parks and Halifax in Bloom, winners of another Silver Gilt Award

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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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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The chapel was flooded on Boxing Day 2015

Chapel reopens its doors after major works

After an investment of nearly £1m and several years of phased repairs and development, Hope Baptist Chapel has reopened its doors.

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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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The group are planning to use the grant to create a heritage trail

Friends of Centre Vale Park win National Lottery support

The Friends of Centre Vale Park (FoCVP) have received a National Lottery grant of £92,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to construct a heritage trail within Centre Vale Park in Todmorden.

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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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Calderland rehearsals in Hebden Bridge

Get set for new opera Calderland

a new folk opera titled Calderland will premiere in the piazza of the recently restored Grade I listed Piece Hall in Halifax.

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Yorkshire Water and Leeds Beckett University have teamed up

Urging local families to get active this summer

With many families facing the six week holidays wondering how on earth to keep the kids occupied, Yorkshire Water has stepped in with suggestions of places to explore in Calderdale on foot.

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There are many ways to explore the stunning countryside, and whether youre walking, climbing, running or cycling, the landscape is inspiring, but can also be hazardous

How to keep safe in the countryside this summer

It’s safe to say that we are blessed with some wonderful scenery around our operational area, and now the summer holidays are in full flow we hope you are making the most of the great outdoors.

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Volunteers repairing a flood-damaged bridge at Hardcastle Crags

Meet Hardcastle Crag’s woodland heroes at Ranger Day

At Hardcastle Crags there’s always lots of work going on behind the scenes to keep the woodland healthy, beautiful and rich in wildlife.

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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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