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Fire protest in Haworth

There will be a march from the Haworth Fire Station at 1pm today, as campaigners aim to prevent its closure.

It was originally due to close two years ago but is now due to shut on New Year's Eve.

"We continue to work with representatives from Haworth Parish Council and other potential partners to identify if it's feasible for the fire station to be used as a community facility."

– Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Steve Beckley



Haworth holds its breath as Le Tour approaches

Tour de France route saved following last minute repairs

A blown electricity cable in Haworth threatened to derail the Tour de France last night as it left homes and businesses without power.

Last minute repairs save route

There was a blackout at around 10pm, followed by reports of smoke "rising from the pavement".

Last minute repairs save route

By 1am, work was underway to dig up the road. It was finished with hours to spare so the cyclists will proceed down Changegate as planned - though the fresh Tarmac is still warm.

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