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Mytholmroyd lights up for Christmas

Santa and local mayor light up the village Credit: Sue Taylor
A juggler entertains the crowds Credit: Sue Taylor
Hebden Bridge junior band play carols to get everyone in the festive spirit Credit: Sue Taylor

Mytholmroyd is now ready for Christmas after the villages' festive lights were officially switched on. The entertainment included the chance to see Santa and stroke a real life reindeer, watch jugglers, enjoy crafts, gifts stalls, food, drink, and Hebden Bridge Junior band.


West Yorkshire community cut off by road closure

A suspected underground landslip has cut off part of a West Yorkshire community. One of the main roads that connects the farms and stables on the hills over Mytholmroyd has been shut over fears it could collapse.

It's left some people with long diversions which are causing problems for local businesses - and there are some suggestions it could take up to a year to put right.

Celebrating Ted Hughes

An event celebrating the life and work of poet Ted Hughes is being held in his birthplace.

For the last 5 years The Elmet Trust has organised "The Ted Hughes Festival", which has bee held in Mytholmroyd with numerous famous speakers, walks, and poetry slams.

Previously, there have been appearances from Andrew Motion, Anne Fine, Freda Hughes and the Trust's patron Simon Armitage.

This year there will be a poetry reading from contemporary poet Kathleen Jamie, and a talk from Christopher Reid, Hughes' editor. Organised walks around places linked to Ted Hughes poetry are available, as well as a poetry slam at the house where Hughes was born.


Vehicle internet fraud

Detectives in Halifax are appealing for victims of internet fraud to come forward. They would like to speak to anyone who has tried to buy a vehicle from BCAV Solutions Ltd who were based in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge. It's believed there are victims across the country who have paid

over money to this business but failed to receive the vehicle they were buying. The company was declared bankrupt in 2011 and following a long and protracted investigation two people connected to it were arrested and charged with conspiracy to defraud.

The two men - a 35 year old from Littleborough, Lancashire and a 42 year old from Rochdale will appear before Calderdale Magistrates next week. Anyone who believes they have been a victim of this company should contact DS Ross Wadsworth at Halifax CID on 101.

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