A man has been arrested after going on what police have called "a rampage" in Todmorden. Officers were called to Halifax Road early this morning after report of a man setting fire to cabin and causing other damage using a JCB digger. A man in his fifties has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage.
A man has run amok with a digger at a recycling plant near Todmorden causing extensive damage. An office at the depot at Eastwood was set alight and yards of steel railings, fencing and lamposts were brought down. A man is now understood to be in police custody. The depot re-opened late last year after a major refit.
Celebrations have been taking place today at the summit of Stoodley Pike to mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the original monument's foundation stone. The monument sits 121 feet high, on top of the world above Todmorden in West Yorkshire.
Brass band, samba bands and puppeteers joined walkers to celebrate the historic birthday.
It's 200 years since the first stones were laid for the Stoodley Pike peace momument which stands proudly on top of the world above Todmorden in West Yorkshire. At 121 feet high, It has a magnetic appeal for walkers and cyclists alike.
And today they will be joined by brass and samba bands, pupeteers - and 200 homing pigeons which willl be released to celebrate the pike's Bicentenary.
The building of the original pike was inspired by the treaty of Paris in May 2014, symoblising the end of the Napoleonic Wars and effectively peace, at long last, between the English and the French.
Although the original was later destroyed by lightning, its present-day replacement is still listed amongst the oldest towers dedicated to peace in the world. It was completed in 1815 after the Battle of Waterloo.
So it's a fitting tribute to celebrate it's 200th anniversary in the summer the Tour de France passes just a few miles away - and with visitors from Todmorden's twin town of Roncq in Northern France who will be accompanying members of Calder Civic Trust, who have organised today's event.
Anyone wanting to join in the organised walk is asked to meet in the car park of the Top Brink public house between 12.10 and 12.30, the fun starting the pike at 2pm.
Hundreds of people have gathered in Todmorden this afternoon for a Tour de France-inspired parade. Families have spent the school holidays transforming their bicycles for the event held as part of the Yorkshire Festival. Victoria Whittam reports:
A teenager who was killed when a car crashed into a bus stop in Todmorden at the weekend has been named as Callum Brown.
18 year-old Callum was a passenger in a silver Peugeot 106 which collided with a bus stop and a tree in the early hours of Friday morning.
A 17 year-old male occupant was also injured in the collision and remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Police say a person who died after a car crashed into a bus stop in Todmorden was an 18 year-old male.
A 17 year old is currently in the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with serious chest injuries, but is said to be in a stable condition.
Their Peugeot crashed into a bus shelter and a tree around 4am.
A person has been killed after a car left a road and ploughed into a bus shelter and a tree in Todmorden.
The crash happened early today on Burnley Road.
A male passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.The car driver - also male - has been taken to hospital.
The road is expected to be closed for several hours while police investigate the crash.
Fire crews are tackling a moorland blaze near Todmorden.
30 firefighters are at the scene on Walsden Moor, with the fire covering a mile of moorland.
Firefighters from Rochdale and Bacup have been drafted in to help with the effort.