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On the trail of the Todmorden UFO night cows

Close encounters of the bovine kind are in a researcher’s mind following the publication of Alan Godfrey’s autobiographical book Who Or What Were They?

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Yorkshire Bank, Waterhouse Street, Halifax. Picture: Google Street View

Man facing attempted theft charge after Yorkshire Bank incident in Halifax

A 40-year-old man was set to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court this morning charged with attempted theft following an incident at the Yorkshire Bank in Halifax yesterday,

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Todmorden Road - a main route into Calderdale from Rochdale  and Littleborough into Walsden and Todmorden - was closed for several hours last night

Factory explosion closed a main road into Calderdale

A main route into Calderdale was closed for several hours last night following an explosion at a factory.

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Owner Trish Banyard, left, and manager Alexa Kerr outside the new Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre

New era for flood-hit antiques centre in Hebden Bridge

After more than two years of hard work, a business that was seriously affected by the Boxing Day floods is looking forward to the future in its new permanent home.

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Have you seen West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers member Mick Neddham's Vauxhall Frontera (pictured). It was stolen in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 17) at Odsal

4x4 emergency volunteers have vehicle stolen

West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers, who were out helping drivers stuck in the snow and ice yesterday night have also issued an appeal after one of its members had his vehicle stolen while he was out at work.

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Snow disrupted traffic on all routes in and out of town - this picture was taken at Pellon

WATCH: Halifax teenagers praised for helping motorists through the snow

Halifax teenagers have been praised for showing community spirit to help keep traffic moving and people to get home during Tuesday’s snow hit road rush hour gridlock.

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Weather warning: Two more days of snow and high winds expected to batter Yorkshire

Warnings have again been issued by the Met Office this morning as high winds and snow storms are expected to hit Yorkshire again tonight.

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Splashing good time at icy New Year swim

More than 50 swimmers braved the icy waters at the annual New Year Swim on Sunday, cheered on by a large crowd of supporters.

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Yorkshire Bank, Waterhouse Street, Halifax. Picture: Google Street View

Arrest made after Yorkshire Bank robbery incident in Halifax

A man has been arrested following an alleged robbery at a bank in Halifax.

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Police have been called to a robbery attempt incident

Halifax police called to robbery attempt incident at Yorkshire Bank

Police officers are responding to a suspected robbery at a Halifax bank.

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Snow hit parts of Calderdale yesterday

Readers share their stories of chaos caused by snow in Calderdale

As snow fell across Calderdale yesterday evening (Tuesday) many commuters found themselves stuck in traffic trying to get home.
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Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dogs across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Picture James Hardisty.

Weather warning: Snow and high winds continue to batter Yorkshire as forecast predicts extended cold blast

The icy blast of snow, high winds and ice is expected to continue today with the Met Office re-issuing its Yellow Warnings for Yorkshire.
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Disruption: Snow has caused chaos on motorways and roads in Yorkshire tonight. Picture: Highways England.

Delays, crashes and vehicles stranded as snowy weather causes disruption across West Yorkshire

Treacherous conditions on roads across West Yorkshire have caused traffic chaos tonight.

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Motorists warned of TWO HOUR delays on M62 motorway as snow chaos leaves cars stranded

Motorists are being warned to expect delays up to two hours on motorways in West Yorkshire, as wintry weather sweeps across the region.
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An aerial view of Heptonstall

Home plan highway fears voiced over Heptonstall building bid

Proposals to build a home with additional resident parking and a turning head for service vehicles at land off Townfield Lane, Heptonstall, will shortly be considered by Calderdale Council having received a negative reaction from those who have so far commented in the application process.

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Calderdale's Met Office weather warnings extended to end of the week

The Met Office's yellow warning for winds of up to 80mph currently last until Thursday lunchtime, while snow and ice warnings last until Friday.
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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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The new Lidl store at Halifax Road, Todmorden

New build Todmorden Lidl store ‘increases the risk of flooding’, says report

The new Lidl supermarket being built in Todmorden increases the flood risk to a number of neighbouring properties, a report has revealed.

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Telling the story: Glazier Karl Theobald (pictured) and designer Phil OFarrell follow The Journey of Alum

Stained glass exhibition is a window on Calder Valley’s industrial past

A new exhibition will showcase a key part of the Calder Valley’s past using the medium of stained glass when it opens next week.

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