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The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Yorkshire contestants

The producers of a TV survival show are looking for Yorkshire adventurers to test their skills in the wilderness.

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Auntie Shirley Bassett will be at Woolshops Super Swirly Sweet Shop from early August.

Free kids clubs at Woolshops during the school holidays

The Woolshops Shopping Centre will be hosting three free kids’ clubs at the ‘Super Swirly Sweet Shop’ during the school holidays.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Lydia (l) and Hannah (r) toast their success

Milers Bar celebrates triple success

A Halifax pub has served up a triple success after being voted as one of the Yorkshire public’s favourite pubs for the third year running.

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Super 8s Qualifiers: Fax kick off at KR

Super 8s Qualifiers: Fax kick off at KR

Halifax will kick off their Super 8s Qualifiers fixtures with a return bout at Championship league leaders Hull KR on Sunday, August 6 (3.0).

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Travel boss’s Disney raffle will send disabled children on dream holiday

Travel boss’s Disney raffle will send disabled children on dream holiday

The owner of a Ripponden holiday company is raffling off a £4,000 VIP short break to Disneyland Paris, to raise funds for disabled children.

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Vapour Cloud make new appointments as growth continues

Elland-based Vapour Cloud has appointed four senior figures within the business.

Business
Hebden Bridge: The gay-friendly town where everyone feels welcome

Hebden Bridge: The gay-friendly town where everyone feels welcome

In his poem Stubbing Wharfe, Ted Hughes wrote about sitting with Sylvia Plath in a pub “between the canal and the river” in the West Yorkshire former mill town of Hebden Bridge.

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Coun Josh Fenton-Glyn will also be taking part with the team

Team hopes the tough training will pay off

Volunteers from flood group Slow The Flow Calderdale have been training hard for the last three months to take part in the Tough Mudder Yorkshire challenge later this month in Skipton to raise money for natural flood defence work.

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The River Calder flooding homes on Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

Funding announced for £30m flood defence scheme to protect Mytholmroyd

A major £30m flood scheme to protect homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd is a step closer thanks to a decision made by the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.

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Angela Nicholls and Mark Wood at the Escape Room, Halifax.

Want to try the great escape?

Being locked in a room might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but the ‘escape room’ craze has made waves across the country and the first of its kind in Halifax now has its eyes set on an iconic spot in the town centre.

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The new 12-sided 1 coin is now more common than its round predecessor.

This is how long you’ve got to spend your old £1 coin

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Flying ants

VIDEO: Try these tricks to get rid of flying ants as millions descend on Yorkshire

Millions of flying ants have descended on Yorkshire - but there IS something you can do to battle them.

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Rail campaigners’ anger as Calder Valley electrification thrown into doubt

Rail campaigners’ anger as Calder Valley electrification thrown into doubt

Rail campaigners in Halifax have voiced their anger after plans for electrification and capacity improvements in the North of England now look to be in doubt.

Transport
Football - FC Halifax Town v Carlisle. Billy Heath

FC Halifax Town: Heath seeking replacement right-back for Roberts

Town boss Billy Heath says the club want to sign a replacement right-back for ex-captain Kevin Roberts - but thinks that will be that for new signings.

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Elm Royd Care Home, Brighouse.

INADEQUATE: Health watchdog’s findings before Brighouse care home was closed

A health watchdog has revealed that services at a Brighouse care home were ‘putting people at risk’ as they were receiving inappropriate or unsafe care.

Health
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Pictured Hannah Cockroft at Yorkshire Marathon

Picture by Gerard Binks.

Lack of action gives champion Cockroft cause for concern

Ten-time world champion Hannah Cockroft admits she is scared for the future with her international race calendar in limbo.

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Fire crews attended a four car crash in Huddersfield this evening.

Man hurt in four vehicle crash in Huddersfield

A man has been cut free from the wreckage of a four car crash tonight in West Yorkshire.

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Skye. Picture courtesy of SWNS.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier abandoned and left for dead in Leeds finds happy home with help from Ossett centre

This harrowing picture shows the malnutrition suffered by a terrier who was left for dead by its heartless former owners.
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Brutally neglected dog left for dead saved by Halifax woman

Brutally neglected dog left for dead saved by Halifax woman

These harrowing pictures show the malnutrition suffered by a terrier who was left for dead by its heartless former owners.

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