A huge yellow cycle painted on a field in Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd, has been attracting plenty of attention. It was designed by Roger Pugh with help from his friend Brierley Hellowell. Here Roger explains how it came about.
Davide...or Dave... travelled all the way from Darlington to see Le Tour pass through Mytholmroyd today:
We have all heard of the Red Sea and the Blue Nile but what about the Orange Calder?
Well residents in Mytholmroyd were suitably bemused when overnight their river turned a rather rusty shade of rouge.
Gaynor Barnes has more.
After all the recent rainfall many of our rivers are running fast and full. But in the hills above Calderdale one waterway has been causing quite a stir.
Residents in Mytholmroyd were certainly baffled when overnight the River Calder turned orange.
The Environment Agency have identified the discoloured water as coming from an old coal mine in the hills above the village of Portsmouth, in the valley.
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.
A petition will be delivered to Downing Street today calling for better flood defences in the Calder Valley. A group says urgent work is needed to avoid scenes like last year's devastation.