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Temporary footbridge to open in Elland

A footbridge to reconnect the two sides of Elland in West Yorkshire is due to open at around 4pm today.

The bridge over the canal will be demolished and rebuilt after being damaged beyond repair in the Boxing Day floods.

The government has promised to fund the £5 million cost of the bridge and half a million pounds for the temporary way across.

It could take a year for a replacement bridge for cars to be built and businesses say they're suffering because of a lack of road access.

£5.5 million funding announced to restore Elland Bridge

The Government has announced £5.5 million of funding for the restoration of the Elland Bridge and the construction of a temporary footbridge to serve the community while work is ongoing.

The new funding will enable Calderdale Council to rebuild the listed bridge following structural assessments that have been undertaken by specialist engineers and construct a temporary crossing needed to reconnect the local community.

The money is in addition to £3.3 million provided by the government to repair Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire and build a temporary footbridge, announced by Robert Goodwill last week.

We are determined to help the hardworking families and businesses of Yorkshire get back on their feet as soon as possible after these devastating floods. A good local transport system is the lifeblood of the region, and key to a thriving economy.

I am pleased to announce that we are providing a further £5.5 million to restore this important crossing and construct the temporary footbridge. This is an important step in keeping the recovery effort on track in Yorkshire and illustrates how the government is standing shoulder to shoulder with the hard working Elland community as they recover from the floods.

– Robert Goodwill MP, Flood Envoy


Concern for teenagers missing from Elland

Samantha Davies

Police are appealing for information to trace two missing girls from Elland. Samantha Davies, who is 14, and 16-year-old Chloe Hall were last seen at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield around 8pm yesterday evening. It is thought they could be in the Huddersfield or Halifax areas.

Chloe Hall

Samantha is 5"3", slim, with long blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue washed out jeans,a black leather jacket and purple high top adidas trainers. Chloe is 5"3", slim, with shoulder length brown hair, and last seen wearing light blue jeans, navy blue hooded top and blue adidas trainers.

Police say they are concerned for the girls' safety and urge them, or anyone who has seen or heard from them since last night, or knows where they are to get in touch.

Man appears in court over Elland murder

A 45-year-old man has appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Elland.

Daniel Shane Campbell who died after being stabbed

Daniel Shane Campbell was found on Elizabeth Street on Friday night. Robert Lyn, from Huntingdon Avenue in Huddersfield, was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow.

Man charged with Elland murder

A man has been charged with the murder of Daniel Campbell, who was found dead in Elland on Friday evening.

Mr Campbell died of multiple stab wounds and was found at a property on Elizabeth Street, Elland on Friday evening.

"45-year-old Robert Lyn from Huntingdon Avenue, Huddersfield has been charged with the murder of Daniel Campbell and is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court in Halifax on Monday 21 July."

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Snow West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services (Crime)

Elland murder victim named by police

Police have confirmed a man found dead in Elland near Halifax - died from multiple stab wounds. He has been named as Daniel Shane Campbell and was 38.

Officers were called to Elizabeth Street in the town on Friday night where they found his body. A 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Daniel Shane Campbell Credit: West Yorkshire police
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