A documentary exploring the life and work of the Brontes is to be shown on ITV this evening. Actress Sheila Hancock travelled to Howarth to retrace the steps of the sisters and to find out what inspired them to write their novels.
She spoke to ITV's Daybreak about her lifelong love of the Brontes' work.
Campaigners fight plans for windfarm in Bronte county
Campaigners are fighting plans for new wind turbines in the home village of the Bronte sisters. A planning application has been submitted for nine larger turbines on the Haworth moorlands. The Bronte Society say this will spoil the appearance of the area.
The Bronte Society has reacted to the approval of a planning application for a wind mast on Thornton Moor with disappointment
We feel that this decision demonstrates a regrettable lack of consideration for a heritage landscape which is unique, as well as a complete disregard for the negative impact which this will have upon the environment and the local economy. Although the wind mast itself will be in place for a limited period, after which the mast will be removed, the structure will, for that period of time, be visible from the Haworth moorlands, and is likely to be followed up with four enormous turbines.
The mast will be erected to monitor wind speeds with a view to erecting wind turbines at a later date.
Banks Renewables, the company behind the windmast on Thornton Moor, have provided this comment.
As supplies of fossil fuels begin to dwindle over the next few decades, a far higher percentage of the energy that we all use is going to have to be generated from renewable sources.....
....If it is approved, the Thornton Moor scheme would produce enough power to meet the annual electricity consumption needs of up to 4,400 homes, and would also take around 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere every year......