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Call out for more volunteers to help Todmorden’s Toad Patrol

The call is out for more volunteer helpers to join special patrols as Todmorden becomes Toadmorden as spring approaches.

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Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Halifax MP claims Government Environment Plan fails to respond to flood risks

Halifax MP and Labour’s Shadow Floods Minister Holly Lynch has criticised the Government for failing to include measures for tackling flood risk within its long awaited 25 year Environment Plan.

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Concern: Residents and businesses around Halifax Road are asking people to support the petition

Campaigners step up pressure over Todmorden Lidl build flooding fears

Campaigners are stepping up pressure on Calderdale Council and Lidl supermarket to ensure key planning conditions relating to water dispersal are met.

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Calderdale oil pollution investigation launched by Environment Agency

Officers from the Environment Agency are investigating an incident of oil pollution in Rastrick that is causing a toxic smell in the area.
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Traffic jam in Calderdale

Strategy to tackle air pollution in Calderdale

Plans to improve the air quality in Calderdale will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.

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Yorkshire is facing up to another chilly weekend. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Yorkshire weather: What does the weekend weather have in store for Yorkshire?

FREEZING February looks set to continue this weekend as further warnings for snow and ice are issued across Yorkshire.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire this weekend.

Weather warning: Snow and ice on the way as Met Office issues warning for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will plummet this weekend as an icy blast arrives across much of Yorkshire bringing with it snow showers and icy conditions.

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Changing room plastic overshoes cut in bid to reduce waste

Calderdale Council’s sports service is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by getting rid of the plastic overshoes provided to customers when entering the changing rooms.

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Gorpley Reservoir, off Bacup Road, above Todmorden

YW chief heralds Northern Forest flood scheme planting pledge at Gorpley, Todmorden

Yorkshire Water has today made an ambitious pledge to plant one million trees across its land in Yorkshire over the next ten years in a bid to reduce flood risk, offset carbon emissions and support the creation of a Northern Forest.

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Weather warning: Icy cold snap set to return this week as experts warn of coldest ever February

An Arctic blast of icy winds, wintry showers and freezing temperatures is forecast to hit Britain this week as February kicks-off with a big chill.

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Elland Bridge reopened last year after over 12 months of work

Looking back one year on from reopening of Elland Bridge

It’s almost a year since Elland Bridge reopened to traffic – a milestone in Calderdale’s recovery from the Boxing Day floods.
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Rachel Hallos pictured amongst the mess left by flytippers alongside Beeston Hall Farm in Ripponden.

Calderdale clamping down on the ugly scourge of dumped waste

Illegal fly-tipping in Calderdale is costing taxpayers thousands of pounds each year - but new legislation could help tackle the problem.

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Heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire on Wednesday morning.

Flood warning: Things are going to get very wet in parts of Yorkshire tomorrow

The Met Office has issued a warning for the west of Yorkshire as a spell of heavy rain and high winds threatens flooding and damage to homes.

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Calder Valley MP hits out at Local Plan’s revised sites for homes

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker has hit back after a revised list of sites for new homes has been released as part of Calderdale Council’s Local Plan.

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Yorkshire will be warmer than Greece this week as cold snap gives way to warmer temperatures

The big chill seems to have eased as Yorkshire looks set for a week of milder temperatures that could even be warmer than Athens or Rome.

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WEATHER WARNING: Icy blast extends into weekend as Yorkshire warned to expect snow and ice

YORKSHIRE’S week of wintry showers, snow, ice and high winds will extend into the weekend as the Met Office warns of no let up to the arctic blast.

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Yorkshire has been issued with two weather warnings this morning.

Weather warning: Freezing temperatures and wintry showers set to continue as Met Office issues another day of warnings

Heavy snow has fallen overnight in areas of the north with forecasters warning of another day of freezing temperatures and wintry showers.

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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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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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