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Ted Hughes documentary screens in Hebden Bridge

Ted Hughes Credit: PA

The late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was born and spent his formative years in Mytholmroyd and this afternoon a screening of a documentary about his life will take place at Hebden Bridge Picture House.

The documentary "Stronger than Death" starts at 5pm, followed by a question and answer session at 6.30pm with the film's direction Richard Curson Smith and creative director Ross Wilson.

Ted Hughes is widely recognised as one of Britain's greatest - and most controversial - poets. He has been described as 'The Heathcliff of poetry who attracted more scandal than any other literary figure with the exception of Lord Byron' . The events of his life and the breadth and influence of his poetry are the focus of the documentary.

It features the first television interview with Frieda Hughes - poet, artist and daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Path - and also testimony from family members, friends, fellow writers and poets, including Simon Armitage who filmed at the Hebden Bridge Picture House for the documentary in 2015.

Packed meeting over Hebden Bridge flood recovery plan

Scores of people have packed into Hebden Bridge Town Hall for a public meeting over the area's flood recovery plan.

Packed meeting over Hebden Bridge flood recovery plan Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They have heard that more than 2,780 homes and over 1,630 businesses were affected by the Boxing Day deluge.

Led by the Hebden Bridge Partnership and with representatives from Calderdale Council, the meeting is setting out the financial and practical support available to the town and how the area can be made more flood-resilient for the future.


Floods warnings remain in place after torrential rain

A number of flood alerts and warnings remain in place in West Yorkshire as the region was hit by torrential rain yesterday.

They sounded the flood sirens at Todmorden and Mytholmroyd amid concern over the rising River Calder.

The river at Hebden Bridge broke its bank on Saturday evening causing flooding on the roads.

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60-year-old walker rescued after Calder Valley fall

A walker was rescued by mountain rescue teams in the Calder Valley after a fall on Sunday.

Members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue lift the injured walker down Credit: CVSRT

The 60-year-old fell at Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge and was rescued by 18 members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue team. The walker was taken to hospital with injuries to his abdomen and pelvis.

Lindsay Rimer's family looking for answers on 20th anniversary

The sister of murdered teenager Lindsay Rimer has spoken for the first time about the devastating effect her death has had on the family.

It's now 20 years since the teenager's body was found in a canal in her home-town of Hebden Bridge, five months after going missing.

Victoria Whittam reports:

Lindsay Rimer's mother: 'The pain never goes away'

Lindsay Rimer's mother Geri says her daughter will never be forgotten and that she believes her killer will be found.

Speaking in the centre of Hebden Bridge, Mrs Rimer said she just wants justice for Lindsay.

The emotion, the pain doesn't decrease over the years. If anything sometimes it gets more magnified. It never goes away. Not just for me but for my family.

– Geri Rimer
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