Dozens of friends and well wishers lined the streets of Hebden Bridge today ahead of the funeral of a local shopkeeper Bob Leedham. Bob was killed in January in a road accident in Thailand while on holiday with his wife.
Michael Billington reports.
Dozens of people lined the streets of Hebden Bridge this morning to pay their respects to a well-known shop owner who died after being in a moped crash in Thailand.
Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in the town with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui. His funeral is taking place at Halifax minister.
The funeral takes place today of a West Yorkshire shopkeeper who was killed in a moped accident in Thailand. Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui.
His funeral takes place at Halifax Minster. But beforehand his cortege will drive through the streets of Hebden Bridge so customers, fellow shopkeepers and friends can pay their respects. Mr Leedham was an avid Liverpool supporter and everyone is asked to wear something red.
Tributes have been paid to a popular West Yorkshire shopkeeper who's died in a road accident abroad.
Bob Leedham, who ran a sweet shop in Hebden Bridge, was on the last day of a holiday to Thailand with his wife, when he was killed.
Chris Kiddey reports.
Tributes have to paid to a popular shop owner who has been killed abroad on holiday.
Bob Leedham was on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand with his wife Gemma when their scooter was involved in an accident. Gemma is understood to be in hospital.
Mr Leedham was well known in Hebden Bride where he ran an old fashioned sweet shop, and local business owner, Frances Young, has paid tribute to "a brilliant bloke":
The owner of a West Yorkshire sweet shop has died in a road accident whilst on holiday in Thailand.
Bob Leedham was on a scooter with his wife, Gemma, when the accident happened on the island of Koh Samui.
The couple, who run "Something Sweet" in Hebden Bridge, only married in March last year, in Borneo.
It is the second tragedy to hit the family within 18 months - Mr Leedham's son Kevin died from a brain tumour in September 2012. He was just 36.
Tributes are pouring in for Mr Leedham. A passionate Liverpool supporter and former local football referee, he has been described as a "true gent and loved by all who knew him".
The lamb making an early appearance at Horsehold Farm, above Hebden Bridge, surprised farmer Robert Gibbon by arriving two months earlier than expected. She is now nine days old and this picture captures her first appearance outside with her mum.
Is this the first lamb of the season? It was snapped at Horsehold above Hebden Bridge - just before the wind and gales hit.
It's nearly Christmas - and here's a festive treat. Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band dropped into Calendar today to give us a rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen".
The Lamppost cafe in Hebden Bridge is leading the way not just for humans but hounds too.
It is one of the first pet friendly cafes in the country, you don't have to be barking to visit - and with frothy cappucinos and homemade pup cakes on offer - there really is something for everyone. Gaynor Barnes has more.