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£2 million funding and places in Arts Council’s National Portfolio for Calderdale arts organisations

THREE CALDERDALE organisations are will receive more than £2 million of funding between them from Arts Council England over the next four years.

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Beth Stroud

Green fingered Beth shortlisted for Young School Gardener of the Year

A green-fingered school pupil Todmorden High School is in the running to be named the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young School Gardener of the Year 2017.

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The Hillsborough disaster

South Yorkshire Police chief describes Hillsborough disaster as 'appalling tragedy'

South Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable has described the Hillsborough disaster as an 'appalling tragedy'.
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Fans trying to avoid the crush at Hillsborough in 1989

BREAKING: Six individuals to face charges over Hillsborough disaster

Criminal charges are to be brought over the deaths of 96 football fans at a game in Sheffield 28 years ago, it was announced this morning.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Hillsborough football stadium.

BREAKING: No organisations to face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Prosecutors announced today that no organisations are to face prosecution over the Hillsborough disaster.

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Prom season: Avoid rogue limousine operators, Calderdale parents warned

Prom season: Avoid rogue limousine operators, Calderdale parents warned

As prom season approaches the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging parents to check if their child’s limousine is safe and legal before booking.

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Coroners seek relatives of Rastrick woman

Coroners seek relatives of Rastrick woman

Coroners are appealing for the public's help in tracing the relatives of a Rastrick woman who recently died.

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M62 motorway re-opened after HGV and caravan crash but delays continue

M62 motorway re-opened after HGV and caravan crash but delays continue

All lanes of the M62 have been re-opened following a crash between a lorry and a caravan but motorists are being warned they still face delays.

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Euro placing: Jolene, centre, qualified for Novembers WFF world finals

Jolene believes to achieve at Euros

Fitness fanatic Jolene Clemson is off to a world championships after taking third place representing the UK at the bodybuilding World Fitness Federation (WFF) sports model European championships in Lithuania.

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SLIDESHOW: Thousands gathered to watch the Handmade Parade sail through town

Hebden Bridge sailed away on the 10th annual Handmade Parade on Sunday, with thousands lining the streets to watch an array of colourful creations fill the town.

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Rain clouds have been sweeping across Yorkshire (Image: Met Office)

Yorkshire weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to last

What a difference a week makes.

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Pupils, teachers and Thomson Reuters staff gathered to celebrate the pupils hard work

Record number of entries for Thomson Reuters writing competition

The fifth annual Green Writing Competition at Calder High School, organised by Thomson Reuters’ Mytholmroyd office, has received more than 450 entries, the largest number of entries to date.

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Jaspar Smith, with friends and family, doing a car wash in Cornholme, for the Fire Fighters Charity

Kind Jaspar, 10, raises funds for firefighters after Grenfell Tower blaze

A kind-hearted young boy has raised money for firefighters after being moved by their heroic actions in the tragic Grenfell Tower inferno in London.

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Top director: Mike Leigh

Cameras roll on a moment of English history

Cameras were rolling in Calderdale again last week when film-makers returned to the area, this time to film a big-budget film about an infamous moment in British history.

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SLIDESHOW: Swan song for Mytholmroyd Gala after more than 50 years

It is hail and farewell to Mytholmroyd Gala, which is bowing out after more than 50 years of fun.

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Richard, Debbie and Simon before the skydive

Skydive to say thank you to Search and Rescue team

The family of a man helped by Calder Valley Search and Rescue took part in a skydive to raise funds for the good cause.

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Local gardeners are in for a treat

Local gardeners are in for a treat

The finest green spaces in Luddenden will be on show when the village hosts its eigth Open Gardens day on Saturday, July 1.

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Hebden Bridge Picture House launches autism friendly screenings

Hebden Bridge Picture House launches autism friendly screenings

Hebden Bridge Picture House has announced the launch of autism friendly screenings from July 2017, which aim to promote the cinema-going experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivity or a learning disability.

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Happy Valley Pride at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Bursting with pride in Hebden

This year’s Happy Valley Pride features a jam-packed programme, with highlights including comedian Zoe Lyons, Bourgeois and Maurice and a Big Night Out with Honeyfeet.

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