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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Coun Barry Collins; Chair of the Calderdale Flood Resilience Community Board, Mick Davies; and Katie Kimber of the Luddendenfoot Flood Group, at the Luddendenfoot flood store

What you can do to plan for future floods

Calderdale Council is urging local residents and businesses to make sure their property is as flood resilient as possible.

The stretch between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge has been completed

£1 million improvements to the Rochdale Canal

The Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, has completed £1 million of improvement works to the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge.

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.

Michele Hartley and Laurence Miles at the Waggon

Village spirit is just blooming

Success in a Todmorden In Bloom category led to a village hostelry being entered into a county competition and encouraging some community-backed planting of parts of Walsden.

Extra power: A working horse helped the 30-strong team of volunteers

Sharing load to ‘slow the flow’

A very special team member shared the load with volunteers in their battle to prevent flooding in the Calder Valley – a very large working horse called Nathan.

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.

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.

One heart will be based in Manor Heath Park all week

Show love for your park this #LoveParks Week

Calderdale parks are taking part in celebrations to mark Love Parks Week which runs until Sunday (July 23).

Beth with  ITVs Love Your Garden presenter, Frances Tophill

VIDEO: Todmorden pupil given a Young School Gardener of the Year award

A Todmorden High student has beat out other gardeners in her age category and awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Weather: Warm temperatures to return this week

Weather: Warm temperatures to return this week

After a cool start to the week, warm temperatures will return to Yorkshire.

RHS Chelsea Greening The Grey, a multi-functional garden full of ideas!

Todmorden in Bloom: The importance of plants in towns and cities

Midsummer is an incredibly busy time for Todmorden in Bloom and gardeners everywhere!

The summer is about to make a comeback in Yorkshire

Yorkshire weather: Sunshine to end the week

We should be able to enjoy some sunshine this week in Yorkshire after a miserable week of torrential rain.

Rain it Otley

Yorkshire weather: Wet and windy but good news for the weekend

It's felt like October for the last few days with heavy showers and falling temperatures in stark contrast to the recent heatwave.

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