Walk a marathon for Meningitis UK

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Halifax residents have been urged to take part in a marathon walk for Meningitis UK.

The Bridge the Gap walk is 328 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Bristol.

On Thursday October 6, the walk joins Yorkshire after a 22-mile leg from Ripon to Otley. It then winds its way on a 22-mile trek from Otley to Hebden Bridge.

To take part phone community fundraiser Emily Mitchard on 0117 3737373, email emilymitchard@meningitisuk.org or visit www.meningitisuk.org.

Crafty characters

Get creative at a Crafty Character Modelling Day.

On August 30 between 10am and 12.30pm join organisers at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town.

Go along to invent your very own creature using modelling clay and then build a scene for them from recycled materials.

It costs £5. For more information call Anna on ampersandarts@hotmail.com 01422 847231 or 07759 386687.

Todmorden talks

Join guest speaker Professor Tim Lang for a talk titled “Getting a grip of our food system: today Tod tomorrow Westminster?”

On September 24 from 6pm at the Hippodrome theatre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, organisers are celebrating the growing Incredible Edible movement and the other projects which have sprung up around the country.

Todmorden Talks is organised with the RSA Fellowship. For more details visit www.incredible–edible-todmorden.co.uk

UKIP candidate selected

Grenville Horsfall, of Victoria Avenue, Brighouse, will be the UK Independence Party candidate for Rastrick at the Calderdale Council elections in May.

He was an active member of the Conservative Party for 50 years until joining UKIP.