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.

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!

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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Natalie Coates from Drifield in East Yorkshire walks through a patch of Bluebells at Rannerdale Knott in the Lake District.

Yorkshire weather: Yorkshire records hottest UK temperature... but for how long will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed the warmest temperature in the United Kingdom on Wednesday as the region enjoyed a scorching spell of sunshine.

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

Foreign lizards invade UK and threaten to wipe out native species

Experts have issued a warning that 'aliens' are threatening Britain's rarest reptile, after European lizards have moved over from the continent - and are killing our native species.

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Share your flood stories for arts project

People from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating 2015 Boxing Day floods are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative team behind a new arts programme.

One of the School of Natural Buildings previous projects

School receives millions to start on eco-project

Todmorden based School of Natural Building (SNaB) has been jointly awarded 6.3million euros to increase the uses of low carbon technologies in sectors with high energy saving potential.

Anna with her team of helpful gardeners

Incredible Edible: Going ‘edimental’ along the canal

We are very lucky, Anna Gugan a professional landscape gardener from Harrogate volunteered to help us after hearing Mary tell the story of IET in her hometown.

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Todmordens County Bridge with summer flowers planted by Tod in Bloom volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom: Busy summer ahead for volunteers

Todmorden in Bloom will be holding their second bi-annual Open Garden Event on 15 -16 July 2017.

Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

Smiles all round for opening of eco-toilet

After their toilet was set on fire by vandals, the Redacre Growing Project in Mytholmroyd have recently opened their new eco-toilet.

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Harry the cat with owner Vanessa

Flood cat Harry tells his story to children

Children at Burnley Road Academy had a treat during a recent assembly, when Mytholmroyd artist and author Vanessa Guy shared her book Harry and the Flood.

Cromwells bridge over the River Hodder was crossed by 9,000 troops

Todmorden Antiquarians: Walking Cromwell’s Northern Battle of 1648

Nick Burton of Clitheroe described his own devised walk from Otley to Preston following Oliver Cromwell’s northern 4-day journey into battle in August 1648

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The Naturalists used their artistic skills within their work

Local History Society: The inspiring tales of local Artisan Naturalists

Hebden Bridge Local History Society heard an inspiring story of self-taught working men who became experts in their chosen field of botany.

People can fill their boots with whatever plants they wish.

Do you have a welly to spare?

Old and much loved wellies are needed to create a sea of flowering boots as part of the Open Gardens celebrations across Hebden Bridge in July.

Hundreds of toads are killed every year on Todmorden's roads

Saving the toads of Toadmorden!

A local group is encouraging the people of Todmorden to drive carefully at night and watch out for toads.


Video: Heavy snow falls in Yorkshire trapping cars and disturbing lambs on second day of Spring

These chilly photos show how just 15cm of snow has caused traffic chaos across the North of Britain - which has seen a HGV sliding SIDEWAYS down the road.

Mytholmroyd centre under water after the River Calder burst its banks.

‘Natural defences no silver bullet’ on flooding

Natural defence schemes planned for the Calder Valley such as planting trees and creating wetlands are not “a silver bullet” for stopping flooding, academics warned today.

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Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

Yorkshire weather: Snow warning for parts of West Yorkshire as wintry showers roll in

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow showers across parts of West Yorkshire later this afternoon.

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