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Wellies worth thousands stolen in raid

Thousands of pounds worth of wellies have been stolen from a trailer in Elland.

Boots like these worth thousands of pounds were stolen

A large quantity of Gardiners Sandringham ladies gold wellies in various sizes and 10 wooden framed bar stools have been taken sometime between Sunday 23 and Monday 24 March 2014.

Ten bar stools were also stolen

PC Kate Wadsworth, of Calderdale Neighbourhood Investigation Unit, said: "I would urge anyone who has been offered wellies of this description for sale, whether you purchased the wellies or not, to make contact."

Lego thief strikes in Elland

A large amount of Lego has been stolen from a West Yorkshire business park.

It was taken from Ainley Bottom Business Park in Elland between 5pm yesterday and 4am today when an articulated lorry was broken into.

A total of 16 pallets of Chima Lego were taken with an approximate value of £40,000.

Physically moving such a large amount of Lego is something that would have appeared out of the ordinary and I am appealing for anyone who saw this incident to get in touch.

I would also urge people to be on the look out for the stolen goods. Lego is particularly topical at the moment with the film out and if you are offered for sale something that is too good to be true then it usually is.

– Detective Sergeant Terry O'Keeffe, Calderdale CID

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Sickness bug forces school closure

Dozens of pupils have fallen victim to a sickness bug which has forced education chiefs to close a school at Elland as health experts try to find the cause of the outbreak.

It's believed the pupils at Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School have been hit by shigella sonnei gastroenteritis, which brings on symptoms such as bloody diarrhoea, headache, fever, nausea and sometimes vomiting.

West Yorkshire Health Protection Unit is working with environmental health officers and NHS colleagues in Calderdale to investigate the outbreak. The school has been shut down today and tomorrow for a "deep clean".

90 new jobs at West Yorkshire company

Marketing company, Reactiv, is moving its contact centre to a new £250,000 premises at the Lowfields Business Park, Elland this weekend to accommodate their workload in the area.

New staff will then be recruited for the growth within the digital and apps sector at the new base.

Jobs at the company, set up five years ago, will include graphic designers and web developers.

The company currently employs over 200 staff.

Employees are helping with the move this weekend and new staff are expected to start in the next two months.

Witnesses sought to Elland assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assult in Elland, near Halifax, to come forward. A 29 year old woman was walking along Beech Street at midnight on August 15th when she was confronted by a man.

She fought back, suffering minor injuries, and her attacker fled. He is described as white, 5' 10", medium build with stubble. He was wearing a black hoddie top and and black trousers.

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