Our gardens have become vital pieces in nature’s jigsaw puzzle. Even a small garden or courtyard can become a green oasis to help the diminishing numbers of butterflies. Insects tend to prefer local native species, as these have already adapted to our climate, growing more naturally and requiring less attention.
The votes have been counted and we can now reveal Todmorden’s favourite pub - the Top Brink Inn, Lumbutts.
The 20th Todmorden Scouts are inviting you to an open day next week.
Organisers of the Hebden Bridge Bonfire - one of the biggest events in the area - have cancelled the 2013 event due to concerns about yobbish behaviour, underage drinking and drugs.
In one of his final acts as Mayor of Todmorden, Coun Abid Hussain unveiled a bench at Todmorden Health Centre.
Jazz aficionados are preparing to say farewell to an upper Calder Valley music club when it hosts its final monthly concert next week.
TWO brothers involved with in an illegal waste operation in Todmorden have been sentenced to jail by Bradford Crown Court.
Several people have been presented with citizenship awards for the contribution they have made to life in Todmorden and further afield.
As part of the Love Your Local Marklet campaign Jeff Thomson of Curried Away is hosting a “world’s hottest curry challenge” on Saturday, May 18 (9am to 7pm).
Double gold-medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft is pictured today with her MBE outside Buckingham Palace.
Calder High School students have won a writing competition aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues.
The fell running new Mayor of Todmorden will be going the extra mile to promote the town and all it has to offer during her civic year.
The Crumbly Cheese Stall has teamed up with Bridestones Brewery for “beer and cheese” tasting at Todmorden Market Hall on Saturday (11am to 5pm).
Soulful dub band Pepperjam launch their second album at the New Beehive, Bradford on Saturday (May 18) with their main launch party at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge on Sunday, May 26.
Two walkers will head off on a charity trek on Saturday in aid of health units in Halifax and Leeds.
Worried residents are calling on the police to carry out extra patrols on their road after a burglary at an elderly woman’s home.
It’s said that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence - but this weekend Todmorden is out to prove the saying wrong.5 comments
Masked raiders armed with crowbars and bricks smashed their way into Hucknall’s Ashgate store on Sunday night.
THE Keep Britain Tidy organisation claims there is no such thing as a dog poo fairy.2 comments
Many volunteers have signed up for a new food bank in the upper Calder Valley as it prepares to open its doors next month.
When “The Grand Depart” - the world’s biggest cycle race, the Tour de France - comes to the Calder Valley next summer, the Calder Valley towns intend to benefit from publicity and the extra trade it is likely to bring local businesses.
Join the Gang on the yellow brick road at this year’s Todmorden Gang Show and you won’t be disappointed.
Safety campaigners will not up in their campaign to have Calderdale Council take action over vehicles parking next to the footpath between the Queen Hotel and the White Hart at Station Parade, Todmorden.
And that’s a wrap! Todmordians are eagerly awaiting their big screen debuts after production crews finished filming in town.
Proposals to install one micro scale wind turbine (14.97m to hub, 5.6m diameter blades) to provide renewable energy for use at Stavely Cote Farm, Eastwood Road, Todmorden, have been submitted to Calderdale Council planners by Ms Marilyn Brown.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance is facing a rise of over a third in its daily running costs.
A meeting to advise those affected by the Bedroom Tax and decide on how it might be opposed has been arranged.1 comment
Todmorden Town Council has spent close to £100,000 carrying out projects around the town and helping local groups during the past year.
Almost seven in ten parents with children under the age of five say being called a “bad parent” is the most offensive criticism they could receive, according to a YouGov survey of 1,000 families.
An organisation offering help to families with very young children has some great volunteers in the Calder Valley - the only problem is, there aren’t enough of them.
A claustrophobic prisoner whose case had to be delayed 24 hours because he refused to get in the van taking him to court has apologised for the inconvenience.6 comments
About 200 former Calder High School students - many of whom have not seen each other for 30 years - are meeting in Hebden Bridge later this month.
A campaigning group has been formed to hand out leaflets and collect signatures on a petition opposing the “bedroom tax”.1 comment
A Todmorden man who lied to magistrates about his income during a fines hearing has been given a suspended prison sentence.
A prisoner with a fear of confined spaces has had his sentence hearing adjourned after refusing to get in the van which was supposed to bring him to court.12 comments
RECEIVING a pat on the back and recognition for your efforts makes everyone feel special and appreciated and that was the intention when a Dispatch Rose was presented to our latest recipient.
Gedling residents re-elected the Conservative candidate Chris Barnfather, right, for a second term in the Nottinghamshire County Council elections.
A special service for people to remember loved ones who have passed away is being held in Hebden Bridge next week.
Firefighters have been called to a moorland fire in Todmorden.
Crews from Calderdale helped to battle a moorland fire in Marsden, Huddersfield, yesterday (Monday).
Visitors to Centre Vale Park will be sitting pretty in a centenary seating area specially created to mark its 100th birthday.
Todmorden Tennis Club is running a series of coaching sessions for juniors.
A Todmorden business has applied to Calderdale Council planners for a change use (part retrospective).
The sun has got his hat on and he’s come out to play across Calderdale with forecast highs of 18 degrees, this bank holiday Monday.1 comment
A Walsden man who works in the field of cancer research is striding back to his roots to benefit two charities.
Graham Watkins and Severine Pignier were married at the Panwa Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand, on April 20.
A Calder Valley brother and sister-in-law who ran the London Marathon raised thousands of pounds for their local charities.
Children at Castle Hill Day Nursery have been baking gluten, wheat and egg-free buns to raise funds for the charity Allergy UK.
A councillor has hit out at local Labour bosses for denying him the chance to stand to be the party’s candidate at the next General Election.2 comments
A long-serving member of Todmorden Community Brass Band has retired after more than ten years in the cornet section.
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