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Plan to build over 3,000 homes on green belt in Brighouse and Rastrick

A master plan for developing areas in Brighouse and Rastrick has revealed that more than 3,000 homes could be built on green belt land.

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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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The invasive rhododendron bushes by Walshaw Dean Reservoirs

Protecting and improving the moorland surrounding Walshaw Dean Reservoirs

Invasive rhododendron bushes have taken over the moorland surrounding Walshaw Dean Reservoirs near Hebden Bridge and next week Yorkshire Water will start to remove it.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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Pennine Way Ranger Colin Chick. Photo courtesy of the Pennine National Trails Partnership

Commemorate the challenge of the Pennine Way

Walking 268 miles across moors and bogs along Britain’s toughest and oldest National Trail - and climbing higher than Mount Everest in the process - is not easily forgotten.

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WestYorks Police Rod policing unit posted this picture of the M62 between junction 23-22

Travel latest: Slow going as blanket of snow covers Calderdale

MUCH of Calderdale woke to a blanket of snow this morning, with another six hours of wintry weather to come.

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What will the weather be like in November?

What will the weather be like in November?

Weathermen have issued a mixed forecast for November.

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The Boxing Day flood in Hebden Bridge saw Albert Street and New Road under water.

‘Milestone’ floods action plan for Calderdale revealed

A new “milestone” plan to better protect Calderdale communities against any further devastating deluges has been announced today.

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Huge investment to upgrade Calderdale’s footpaths

More than £500,000 will be invested in Calderdale to upgrade the borough’s network of pathways, rights of way and canal towpaths.

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Hundreds of twitchers flock to Easington near Hull, to try and spot this rare Siberian accentor. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video: Hundreds of bird watchers descend on Yorkshire village to see rare Siberian accentor

Hundreds of bird watchers have descended on an East Yorkshire village, after a rare species, never before seen on the British mainland, landed in a car park.

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Battle goes on to help victims of the floods

Battle goes on to help victims of the floods

Many residents are still out of their homes, nearly 10 months on from the devastating floods of last winter.

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Stuart Minnikin, fly fishing guide with a wild brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the Aire at Glusburn between Skipton and Keighley. The conservation body the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) has just done some river restoration work there in partnership with the Environment Agency to allow fly fishing back on the river. Picture Tony Johnson.

Can Yorkshire’s rivers pass a clean bill of health?

They may look idyllic, but with almost all of Yorkshire’s rivers failing to meet European water standards, Andrew Griffiths meets those trying to bring them back to health. Pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Jonny Boyle, Trevor Boyle, Tracy Cokill, Howard Barton, Andrea Boyle (Michaels wife) and Gina Blagborough

Family donate to Search and Rescue team in memory of a loved one

Last week Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members welcomed a local family to The Rescue Post, who had been in touch wishing to make a donation of £465.

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Major study examines antibiotics use in sheep sector

The rise in human resistance to antibiotics has prompted a major study to establish when and why sheep farmers use the drugs, in a bid to reduce dependency in agriculture.

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A flock of Wensleydale sheep have been added to the farm at Bolton Percy, North Yorkshire operated by Harrison Spinks bed manufacturers.

Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker

A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.

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Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Campaigners’ fears that new fracking appeal sets ‘dangerous precedent’ for Yorkshire

Campaigners are urging the Government to consider each fracking case on its own merit as an appeal is passed in Lancashire to overturn a local authority decision.

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