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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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Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Board favours Aldi plans for Todmorden Community College

Todmorden residents packed into a meeting on Tuesday night as Aldi’s plans for the town’s community college site were discussed.

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Met Office issues snow warning for Yorkshire and Humber

Weather disruption could continue this week as the Met Office warns snow, sleet and hail are on the way.

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‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

‘Thundersnow’ could batter Yorkshire as weather warning issued for snow and ice

Thundersnow’ is set to batter the UK and could sweep across Yorkshire this week, forecasters have said.

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Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions

VW owners stand to pocket thousands from emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.

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Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Snow in Yorkshire by Friday as Arctic blast heads our way

Friday the 13th will be the coldest day of winter so far - with the entire country expected to be blanketed in up to four inches or 10 centimetres of snow.

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Thanks to funding from Calderdale Highways and CROWS volunteers, the route up Dicks Lane is now easy to walk along

CROWS build new boardwalk across lane

Volunteers have made it easier to walk along Dicks Lane from Cragg Vale to Stoodley Pike, which is notoriously muddy.

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A Ryanair plane arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport from Poland makes its way onto the runway in high winds as Storm Barbara hits the UK.

Calm before the squall as Britain braces itself for Storm Barbara

Yorkshire is bracing itself for the force of Storm Barbara which is to bring blustering gales and heavy rain to the region today.

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70mph Storm Barbara to hit Yorkshire as Christmas break begins

YORKSHIRE will be battered by Storm Barbara just as the Christmas weekend begins, forecasters said today.

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WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

WEATHER WARNING: Storm Barbara to batter West Yorkshire with gale force winds

The Met Office has this morning issued a yellow warning for wind for West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire as Storm Barbara bears down on the UK.

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2017 set to be among warmest on record

2017 set to be among warmest on record

As Christmas fast approaches, may people will be hoping for a dusting of snow and a chill in the air. But temperatures aren’t falling fast in what has been a warm year - and 2017 will bring more of the same.

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National newspapers are reporting that Storm Barbara could bring severe weather this winter - but the Met Office aren't as sure about the forecast.

Is Yorkshire set for another stormy Christmas?

Yorkshire could be hit by another storm this Christmas, according to national reports.

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MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

“We are a thunderstorm away from a flood.”

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

Last winter’s floods among UK’s ‘most extreme’

Last winter’s floods which hit the region were among the UK’s most extreme on record, experts have said.

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Boxing day flood in Hebden Bridge. Lloyds Bank an island in Albert Street.

Millions more needed for flood protection - report

SCHEMES COSTING £25m are needed to improve protection for homes in businesses in West Yorkshire following last winter’s devastating floods, according to a new report.

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Heavy rain causes havoc on Calderdale roads but major flooding is averted - pictures

Now 11 months on from the devastating Boxing Day floods, Calderdale communities were on high alert yesterday (Monday) as heavy rain battered the area.

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Businesses in Market Street, Hebden Bridge fight back the flood water from Monday's downpour.

Calderdale remains on alert after night of heavy rain

Flood alerts remain in place for Calderdale this morning after the borough was battered by storms yesterday (Monday).

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Flooding at Copley, going towards Sowerby Bridge. Picture tweeted by  @TheIndianFireTrail

Flooding in Calderdale as borough is battered by heavy rain

Calderdale has been battered by heavy rain this evening, leading to flooding in some parts of the borough.
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