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Chance to find out about Calderdale flood risk work at drop-ins

The community are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month.

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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Yorkshire weather: Things are heating up

Yorkshire weather: How long the 30C heatwave will last

Temperatures are set to rise to 30C today as Yorkshire enjoys a blistering-hot weekend.
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Queues on Godley Lane, Halifax.

Campaigners fighting illegal levels of air pollution in Calderdale

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are calling for more action to be taken – including charges for high polluting vehicles – to combat deadly air pollution in Calderdale.

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Yorkshire looks set for another warm weeekend.

Yorkshire weather: UK prepares to bask in hottest day of the year this weekend

Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.
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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Calderdale’s draft Local Plan to reveal sites and green belt for development

Green belt land will be used for the development of housing and employment sites as Calderdale Council prepares to release its draft local plan for consultation.

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Election 2017: Exit poll indicates Tories may not have an overall majority

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

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We can expect some extremely hot weather this summer.

It may be raining today but weather experts believe we could be set for a scorching summer of record temperatures

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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Spin the colour wheel for planting inspiration

Spin the colour wheel for planting inspiration

This is a wonderful but busy time of year for Todmorden in Bloom and all gardeners. Seasonal flowers provide riots of colour and encourage ideas for further planting.

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Town Hall volunteer David Browning, Calderdale Council Zorah Zancudi and more volunteers

Community Association receives Queen’s award after response to 2015 floods

Hebden Bridge Community Association (HBCA), the charity that owns and manages The Town Hall on behalf of the community, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service today, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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We have enjoyed a mild spring in Britain.

Record temperatures as we wave goodbye to May and welcome the start of meteorological summer

Today heralds the start of meteorological summer as we bid farewell to spring and look forward to flaming June.
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Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
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Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
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Volunteers help with planting outside the police station

Incredible Edible: Cop an incredible look at these top volunteers

Gone are the three big green beds which were difficult to work on and pick from. In their place are seven smart, new, easy to reach planters.

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Spring in Ilkley

Weather warning: Yorkshire to be hit with severe thunderstorms over Bank Holiday weekend

Yorkshire has enjoyed a fine week of warm and dry weather but experts have today issued a warning for the county to prepare for fierce storms.
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Temperatures are continuing to rise

Friday to be hottest day of the year in Yorkshire - but will sunshine last for the Bank Holiday?

Temperatures are rising ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and are set to peak with a sun-soaked Friday.

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Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk

Fancy a hike? Prepare your boots for the boundary walks

It’s that time of year to put on your walking boots and take part in the upcoming boundary walks.

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Rob Twiggs, the Councils new Natural Flood Management Project Officer

Twiggs set to reduce flood risk in Calderdale

Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley.

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Spring brings a busy time for gardeners

Todmorden in Bloom: Spring is the busiest time of year

Spring is the busiest time in the garden - pruning, planting, sowing, feeding etc. Getting on top of weeds is boring but essential!

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Wasps could be in for a bumper summer

Freak weather could lead to insect invasion this summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season for insects, experts say.

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