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Scheme to plant 200,000 trees aims to reduce Calder Valley flood risk

HUNDREDS OF thousands of trees will be planted as part of a long-term plan aimed at reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley – which was devastated by the storms of December 2015.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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STORM DORIS: A plane struggles to land at Leeds Bradford Airport. PIC: Tony Johnson

LIVE BLOG: Storm Doris tears across Yorkshire

A severe weather warning for extreme winds has been issued across Yorkshire.

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Weather warning

Storm Doris: Yorkshire braces itself for 80mph winds and torrential rain

YORKSHIRE is in the eye of Storm Doris today, with warnings of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris across the county.

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Storm Doris: When and where will the gusts be strongest in Yorkshire?

Storm Doris: When and where will the gusts be strongest in Yorkshire?

With Yorkshire gearing up for Storm Doris tomorrow, we've rounded up the times when the gusts are expected to be strongest throughout the day.

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Weather warnings from the Met Office

Complete forecast: 80mph gusts on way as Storm Doris heads for Yorkshire on Thursday

YORKSHIRE could be caught in the eye of Storm Doris on Thursday, with the possibility of travel disruption, damage to buildings and flying debris, forecasters have warned.

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Video: Mass aerial stunt show performed by starlings

A reader managed to capture a mass aerial stunt being performed by thousands of birds over the Brighouse skyline.

Sandra Broadley, 57, and her husband Leo Broadley, 59, saw the amazing sight about 5.30pm on Sunday night. She said, “I’ve never seen that before, it was lovely.”

So what is a murmaration of starlings?

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds explain it’s basically a mass aerial stunt - thousands of birds all swooping and diving in unison.

They think that starlings do it for many reasons. Grouping together offers safety in numbers – predators such as peregrine falcons find it hard to target one bird in the middle of a hypnotising flock of thousands.

They also gather to keep warm at night and to exchange information, such as good feeding areas.

They gather over their roosting site, and perform their wheeling stunts before they roost for the night.

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Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking “low-grade havoc” on mobile phones and computers, according to new research.

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Morrisons recalls beef slices over listeria fears

Morrisons recalls beef slices over listeria fears

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat-based products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people.

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Flood minister Therese Coffey inMytholmroyd.

Floods Minister pushes for flood defences deadline in Calderdale

The Government Minister charged with overseeing flooding prevention across the country has warned that plans for defences in Calderdale need to be finalised by summer to prevent communities being swamped by future deluges.

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Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

Cold snap set to continue - but will it snow this weekend?

The Met Office has issued a weather warning across Yorkshire as a Scandinavian cold snap hits the region.

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Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell

Snow showers are expected across Yorkshire tonight as temperatures fall below zero.

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Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

Winter is coming back as Met Office issues weather warnings

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the UK, with “relatively strong winds” and “ice overnight”.

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Few remains of Italy Mill which once straddled Midgelden Brook in Bacup Road, Todmorden

Todmorden Antiquarians: Disovering the hidden valley of Todmorden

Todmorden Antiquarian chairman, Catherine Emberson, welcomed a crowded Court-Room to the first talk of 2017.

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This event follows on from last Summers successful Big Veggie Brunch

Could you be a vegan for a month?

3 Valley Vegans are holding their first ever Vegan Fair at the Methodist Church in Todmorden this month and are inviting people to take up their vegan challenge.

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A midwinter display with a container of heathers

Todmorden in bloom: Starting the New Year with a great garden

Todmorden in Bloom wish you a successful year of 2017 gardening and recommend that seed catalogues are a good place to start planning.

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A still from a video released by NASA which shows two neutron stars destroying each other.

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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A newly planted site at Pinnacle Farm in Hebden Bridge

Appeal for land to help flood management

CALDER VALLEY group Treesponsibility is seeking landowners who are willing to offer sites for tree-planting and small scale natural flood management (NFM).

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Volunteer lock keepers Lee Cox (left) and Mark McCumsekey

Canal charity launches appeal for new volunteer lock keepers

The Canal and River Trust charity is seeking to recruit new volunteer lock keepers on the Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge.

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