A campaigner who commissioned an independent report into the Calder Valley floods says it shows more needs to be done to prevent floods.
More than a fifth of businesses are still closed after devastating summer floods in the Calder Valley.
Two concerts are being held for the victims of the Calder Valley floods.
Campaigners demanding improvements are made to flood defences in the Upper Calder Valley handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street today.
Barry Greenwood from the Upper Calder Valley Flood Prevention Action Group delivered a 3,000-signature petition to the prime minister calling on the government to do more to prevent future flooding. The warning comes on the first anniversary of flash floods that badly affected towns in the area.
Campaigners demanding improvements are made to flood defences in the upper Calder Valley handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street today.
The Upper Calder Valley Flood Prevention Action Group delivered a 3,000-signature petition to the prime minister calling on the government to do more to prevent future flooding. The warning comes on the first anniversary of flash floods that badly affected towns in the area.
Council bosses in Calderdale will meet to discuss the next stage in a flood defence plan for the area. The repair bill after last summers devestating floods topped three million pounds.
It’s said to be the oldest drama in the world, dating back to ancient Egypt and performed by many civilisations across the centuries. But now the Pace Egg Play is confined largely to the Calder Valley where it has become an established tradition, played out in all its gory glory on Good Friday.
This year, without fail, St George takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector, aided and abetted by other equally outrageous characters such as Toss Pot and the Doctor.
The costumes — in particular the strange headgear comprising a towering edifice garlanded with flowers, peculiar to the Calder Valley — are as much a part of the fun as the action, where violent sword fights predominate but, as ever, good triumphs over evil.
Records of performances of the Pace Egg Play (the title is derived from "paschal," the old name for Easter) date back to the middle ages.
There are performances throughout today in and around Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, by both the adult Heptonstall players and their younger rivals, pupils of Calder High School in Mytholmroyd. For times and more information on the plays click here
A community's angry over what it calls an "insulting" offer of government cash to pay towards damage caused by flash floods in the summer.
A number of towns and villages in the Upper Calder Valley were severely affected by unprecedented rainfall which caused millions of pounds worth of damage.
But Calderdale Council has been told it'll receive just £75,000 towards the repair bill, as David Hirst reports.
It's been announced that £10 million pounds is going to be spent on flood defences in the Calder Valley following the recent flooding there, which was the worst in the area for a generation. Hebden Bridge was one of the towns badly hit in June and July.
Now businesses there say they'll carry on trading despite the risks.
Shopkeepers and businesses in the Calder Valley who were devastated by three floods over the summer say they're determined to keep going, despite losing millions of pounds.
There will be new flood defences built over the next five years but will they come in time.