MYTHOLMROYD FLOOD ACTION formed and will work on behalf of local residents and businesses in Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale who may be at risk, and will look at ways to minimise the effects of any future flooding. Read more. (17 Dec)
POSTCARD FROM PALESTINE 9 - Hebden Bridge's Ron Taylor, part of an international group of supporters, sends the HebWeb his latest news from Palestine. "Destroying Palestine Bit by Bit." Read more. (13 Dec)
Yorkshire Post article: "The Yorkshire town bouncing back six months after the summer flood . . . . With the snow-capped hills glistening in the distance . . . Hebden Bridge looks as pretty as a Christmas card. (12 Dec)
The factories are gone - but the music plays on - Hebden Bridge played its part in the industrial struggles of the 19th century, the growth of trades unions and the birth of co-ops. Today the factories are all but gone, but the Trades Club remains and thrives. Read full article by Peter Lazenby (9 Dec)
MAXINE PEAKE BRINGS PENDLE WITCHES SHOW TO THE TRADES CLUB - see Silk and Dinnerladies star join up with the Eccentronic Research Council (ERC) Read more. (11 Dec)
LOCAL FOREST SCHOOL EXPANDS: Tinderwood Trust, which has been delivering Forest School for nearly 7 years in the upper Calder Valley and beyond have moved into another new site. (3 Dec)
LAMENT FOR THE MILLS - Robert Cockcroft, poet and academic told a meeting of the Local History Society of his childhood spent close to mills owned and operated by his grandfather, John Cockcroft and his father, Keith. Read more (2 Dec)
Guardian Online: Creating a winter valley of lights in flood-hit West Yorkshire. And how Calderdale helped. (31 Dec)
Market Street flooded yet again as the wettest year in memory comes to an end. Some shop keepers were closing early, putting up flood defences and sandbags. Photo: HebWeb at 2pm, New Year's Eve. Update 3.05pm: The Bookcase reports the road now re-opened, and that the cause this time was the drains.
Trades Club featured in article in The Independent
Meditation, peace dance and labyrinth walking in the marquee in the park on Friday 21st at 11:11
CITY IN THE HILLS - Corinne McDonald and Ann Kilbey told a meeting of the Local History Society of Dawson City, the building of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and the publication of a new book. Read more (16 Dec)
Cerys Matthews emailed the HebWeb asking us to spread the word about her show on 11th Dec at the Trades Club: "The later show is sold out but there are a few tickets left for the earlier show which is the same show. It's a mix of music and banter and carols and a little poetry"
KAREN DARKE TO TURN ON MYTHOLMROYD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! Karen, Olympic Paralympic medalist, grew up in Mytholmroyd and went to Calder High School. Read more (29 Nov)
MARK THOMAS PLAYS THE TRADES CLUB - Comedian and outrageous, leftwing political provocateur Mark Thomas brings his mix of laughs and debate to the Trades Club on 13 February. Tickets on sale Tues 27 Nov. Read more
Flood alert: Persistent rainfall over the weekend and further heavy rainfall forecast throughout Sunday evening and into Monday morning will cause river levels to rise. 25-27th
POSTCARD FROM PALESTINE 7 - As the tensions mount in and around Gaza, Hebden Bridge's Ron Taylor, part of an international group of supporters, sends the HebWeb his latest news from Palestine. Read more. (16 Nov)
VALLEY OF LIGHTS PROCESSIONS: Handmade Parade are lighting the fuse on some spectacular lantern processions and workshops in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd as part of the Valley of Lights festival. Read more (12 Nov)
TOWN HALL CAFÉ RE-OPENS FOR BUSINESS from Monday 12th November. The café, in the attractive community lounge area overlooking the courtyard, will offer coffees, teas, lunches and light refreshments. Read more (9 Nov)
BLUES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2013 LINE-UP - Running for three days at the end of May 2013, the organisers have laid on another spectacular bonanza for blues lovers everywhere. (7 Nov)
ARTS FESTIVAL IS LOOKING FOR YOUR MEMORIES AND PHOTOS from the past 20 years as its mounts a special exhibition to celebrate its 20th birthday. Read more (7 Nov)
ALL SET FOR VALLEY OF LIGHTS: Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd are gearing up for their Valley of Lights parades on Thursday and Saturday with organisers promising two spectacular nights.
CALDER HIGH ACADEMY? Parents have received a letter from the chair of governors, Rob Good, dated 23rd November, confirming that "the Dept. for Education's view is that Calder High School will become a sponsored academy."
NUTCRACKER: A CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR ALL THE FAMILY this December at the Waterfront Hall in the new Town Hall. The role of The Nutcracker will be played by West End Gruffalo star Timothy Richey. Read more
Floods: Daily Telegraph article - "How a pioneering 'shop local' campaign helped Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire recover from a devastating flood this summer." (14 Nov)
BOND IS BACK: SKYFALL AT THE PICTURE HOUSE - with cocktails, tuxedos and cocktail dresses. On 16th November to mark the release of Skyfall, the Picture House will be celebrating 50 years of 007 on the big screen.
FREE MARKETING WORKSHOP: Businesses in Hebden Bridge are invited to a November marketing workshop which promises to reveal some truly distinctive ways to get visitors to spend more and stay longer. Read more (9 Nov)
FAIRPORT CONVENTION warm-up for Folk Roots Festival - with a greatest hits set at the Trades Club (6 Nov)
UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE: Probably few of the members of U3A expected a talk on cancer to be vibrant and uplifting but this was what they got from Kate Hayward at their October meeting. Read more (5 Nov)
TOWN HALL NOW FULLY WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE: One hundred and fifteen years after it was first built, Hebden Bridge's Town Hall is now for the first time able to welcome everyone with mobility difficulties. Read more (31 Oct)
HEBDEN BRIDGE ECCENTRICS: Twenty five half-naked individuals braved the Yorkshire drizzle this Sunday morning to pose for photos in support of Stephen Gough – “the naked rambler”. See news report (29 Oct)
GUARDIAN NORTHERNER uses HebWeb coverage of the Naked Rambler. Northern correspondent of the Guardian, Martin Wainwright writes, "Witness current comments on the community website, the Hebweb, which is one of the best of its kind in the country. No, world." (25 Oct)
RSPB lodges EU complaint over Walshaw Moor controversy: The group says the government has failed to protect the landscape from activity to promote grouse-shooting. See Guardian article
FORMER GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR COMPLETES CYCLE TOUR ROUND BRITAIN'S COAST. Former Green Party Town Councillor, Jamie Johnson has spent five months cycling 5000 miles round the UK coast raising funds for Palestinian refugees. Read more (9 Oct)
Market Street is gradually coming back to life after this summer's floods. Valley Organics re-opened today, the Deli is back open, Element Jewellery relaunches on Saturday and Oxfam next month. (4 Oct)
HEBDEN BRIDGE'S RICH COMMUNITY LIFE ON DISPLAY AT THE TOWN HALL: - and free cake too! Community Fayre on Saturday October 13th Read more (2 Oct)
HANDMADE PARADE DIG DEEP APPEAL: organisers are urging people to donate to help make next year's parade even more spectacular. For each £10 donated to the Parade, the Government backed Local Giving scheme will double it. Read more (1 Oct)
GREEN LIGHT FOR YOUTH HOUSE: Calderdale Council has given the green light for Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society (HBLOS) to take over responsibility for Youth House in Hebden Bridge. Read more (30 Oct)
CLUBHOUSES: SELF HELP AND CO-OPERATION - Julie Cockburn told a meeting of the Local History Society about Clubhouses, a small row of houses in Old Town which encapsulate some of the history and spirit of the Calder Valley. Read more
Town Council supports proposals for supermarket on Brown's site - see Forum discussion
Proposed supermarket and hotel - a packed public meeting upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf pub fired questions to Calderdale planning officer, architect Sam Deakin and planning consultant Roger Lee. Read report on Energy Royd website (23 Oct)
HEBDEN BRIDGE COMMUNITY FAYRE A GREAT SUCCESS: Forty groups participated and several hundred members of the community came along to see the rich diversity of community life within Hebden Bridge on display. Read more (16 Oct)
Guardian Northerner uses HebWeb coverage of the Naked Rambler. Northern correspondent of the Guardian, Martin Wainwright writes, "Witness current comments on the community website, the Hebweb, which is one of the best of its kind in the country. No, world." (25 Oct)
WAINSGATE CONCERT: RED HIPPO - three of the best musicians in the Calder Valley who play a stunning mix of instruments including sousaphone, Irish whistles, saxophones and strings. Sunday, 14th October. Read more
After the floods Market Street is gradually coming back to life after this summer's floods. Valley Organics re-opened today, the Deli is back open, Element Jewellery relaunches on Saturday, the Yorkshire Soap Company and Home Oh on 13th October, and Oxfam next month. (5 Oct)
THE WORLD OF CORNELIUS ASHWORTH: report of Alan Petford's talk to Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Transcribed diaries reveal a wealth of information about the farming practices on an early 19th century Pennine farm.
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS CALL FOR TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS to fill the two vacancies on Hebden Royd Town Council. The vacancies in White Lee ward in Mytholmroyd and West End ward in Hebden Bridge. Read more (19 Sept)
Our MP, Craig Whittaker told Michael Gove in Parliament (Hansard, 17th) that "Employers in Calder Valley often complain to me that young people leaving school and being presented to them for jobs cannot read or write properly and have poor social skills."
Insurers accused of 'ducking and diving' over flood pay-out - see Yorkshire Post article (11 Sept)
PLANS SUBMITTED TO DEVELOP NUTCLOUGH MILL, one of Hebden Bridge's finest old buildings. The new building will be up to 5 storeys high, about twice the width of the main part of Nutclough Mill, and extend far beyond the main building towards Foster Lane. Read more (7 Sept)
HERITAGE OPEN DAY: HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL'S FIRE STATION: On Saturday September 8th members of the public will be able to see a heritage fire tender unit, typical of the type used when the fire station opened as an extension to the Town Hall in 1898. Read more (4 Sept)
Floodstock: An evening of Live Blues music in aid of the the Calder Valley flood victims was held on Saturday (1st) at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
FESTIVAL AND PARADE TEAM UP FOR 'SENSATIONAL AFTERNOON' NEXT YEAR: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Handmade Parade share the billing on 22 June 2013. Read more
Hebden Bridge: Hippy redoubt, artsy hub, unofficial lesbian capital of Britain, ecotown, hill walker's paradise … is there a more Guardian-friendly destination than Hebden Bridge? So starts the Guardian review of The White Lion. (30 Sept)
Tuesday 25th Sept: Braced for more floods. The sandbags were out again. BBC news programmes reported 'live from Hebden Bridge'. BBC's Nick Ravenscroft spoke with flood warden Keith Crabtree: "The situation could change in 15 minutes." Here's a BBC TV clip from HB
OXJAM PROMOTES YOUNG MUSICIANS! Young people are raising funds for OXFAM with an afternoon show case for young musicians. (21 Sept)
GOLD MEDAL WINNER HANNAH COCKROFT TO 'DROP IN' AT TOWN HALL for photo shoot and to inspire people by meeting our local sporting paralympian hero. Read more (20 Sept)
HEBDEN BRIDGE'S COMMUNITY-RUN TOWN HALL: OPEN AT LAST: Access to the whole building, old and new, is now through the main entrance foyer. Read more (12 Sept)
HEBDEN VALE CHILDREN'S CENTRE RE-OPENING: After 11 long weeks we are pleased to announce that the Childen's Centre will open the week commencing the 10th September
THE KING'S TROUPE FROM HEBDEN BRIDGEperform at Stratford on Avon. Originally performed at the 'Inn on the Bridge' the group was invited by the RSC to perform as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012 (3 Sept)
Alice's Run in celebration of the life of Alice Redmond. Epilepsy Action's very own multi-terrain, 10km race, setting off from Mytholmroyd.
Any Questions at Hebden Bridge Town Hall: For those who haven't tickets, listen on Radio 4 Friday at 8pm or Saturday at 1.10pm. Panelists are former Tory MP, Edwina Currie, the Chief Political Correspondent of The Independent, Steve Richards, the Chief Executive of the gay rights organisation, Stonewall, Ben Summerskill and the Sunday Times Columnist, Minette Marrin. Listen now in iPlayer. A lively Hebden Bridge audience asked the panel questions on squatting, overseas student visa restrictions, disability benefits and asset transfers.
Council tax 'localisation' consultation: the Town Council have posted a consultation document on the Hebden Royd website. Shadow local government secretary Hilary Benn has said "localisation of the Council Tax Benefit, along with a 10% cut in funding, would force authorities 'to chase people on low incomes for money they simply don't have". (31 Aug)
Millionaires, ministers and the murky world of Walshaw Moor - New Internationalist
Flood warning: Saturday afternoon (25th Aug), the Environment Agency had just one flood warning for the UK - for Hebden Bridge, Old Gate
More flooding: police closed the main road to Tod after rain from this afternoon's storm (25th Aug) flooded the Stoney Lane area - photo thanks to Russell Horn
JOIN IN THE PARADE FUN IN MYTHOLMROYD: Families will have the chance to take part in puppet making workshops and a parade as part of the Rochdale Canal Festival in Mytholmroyd on Sunday, 19th August. Read more
Guardian Northerner: Hebden Bridge shows off its new Town Hall: "Famous for its sense of community, the Pennine paradise has bucked all trends by building itself a magnificent new home for scores of local groups and activities." Berringden Brow's Jill Robinson takes a tour.
BAN THE BURN: On August 12th (the "Glorious Twelfth" marking the official start of the grouse-shooting season) Treesponsibility are planning a "Ban the Burn" protest Walk to Walshaw Estate, leaving from Hebden Bridge at 9.30 am. Read more. (3 Aug)
Blenheim Street Planning Application - see latest on our Planning Watch section. (2 Aug)
VACANCY: HEBDEN BRIDGE PICTURE HOUSE MANAGER - Hebden Royd Town Council is seeking to recruit a proactive and experienced manager to develop the Hebden Bridge Picture House following its transfer to the Town Council. Read more. (31 Aug)
Flooding, which hit Hebden Bridge and Todmorden for the third time in a couple of months on Saturday, has cost the Environment Agency around £1.4m this year. See Yorkshire Post report. (28 Aug)
Hebden Bridge's Jack Daniel Anderson-Martin is thought to be the youngest beekeeper in the country after passing his British Beekeepers' Junior Certificate. See BBC report
HERITAGE OPEN DAY: Hebden Bridge Town Hall's Fire Station. Staff there are making an appeal to residents who may have memorabilia stored away in their homes, and may even be forgotten about and stored away in attics and cellars. Read more. (17 Aug)
Town Council Annual Report - including councillor attendance and updates from the Mayor and committees. (20 Aug)
Guardian Northerner: "National campaign against moorland bog-burning to launch as grouse-shooting begins. Residents of Hebden Bridge, devastated by moorland run-off in this summer's floods, join environmental campaigners to set up Ban the Burn." See too, HebWeb News
BBC LOOK NORTH: Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd back in business. (3 Aug)
FLOOD ADVICE VIDEO, including footage from local photographers, and interviewing Mary Dhonau, chair of the Flood Protection Association, who gives advice and practical tips on preventing floods, dealing with floods and minimising flood risks. (2 Aug)
FLOODED AGAIN - THE JULY FLOOD
A couple of weeks after the previous flood, one month's rain falls in three hours
FLOOD NEWS AND PHOTOS - together with links to YouTube and media coverage. Burnley Road from NatWest Bank to the Marina, most of Market Street to past the Co-op and George's Square were among the places flooded by today's torrential rain. This time, it wasn't the rivers, but drains were overwhelmed. Birchcliffe Road and Keighley Road were rivers of water. Read more
PICTURE HOUSE: After much effort from Staff, Friends of the Picture House and passers-by the Picture House only missed one screening after being flooded up to a depth of 5 ft in places.
WALK AND RIDE FESTIVAL: Walkers, cyclists and horse riders will all be able to enjoy the splendour of the South Pennines, including the Buttress Challenge in Hebden Bridge, during the fifth Walk and Ride Festival this September. Read more
CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE: Have your say - again. Calderdale Council has re-launched its consultation on the future plans for the Central Library and Archive. Read more, with links to previous coverage on the HebWeb. (17 July)
Flood defences pledge for Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge: New defences will be developed quickly, says the Environment Agency, according to this BBC report
JULY FLOOD UPDATE FROM CALDERDALE - Tuesday, 10 July, 12.30pm.
JULY FLOOD NEWS AND PHOTOS - together with links to YouTube and media coverage. Burnley Road from NatWest Bank to the Marina, most of Market Street to past the Co-op and George's Square were among the places flooded by today's torrential rain. This time, it wasn't the rivers, but drains were overwhelmed. Birchcliffe Road and Keighley Road were rivers of water. Latest news as at 23.15, Monday.
FRUIT FOR FREE AT HEBDEN BRIDGE TRAIN STATION: The redcurrants, blackcurrants and the fruit planted outside Hebden Bridge Railway Station between the car park and the railway fence are now ready for picking. Read more (9 July)
THE FABULOUS HEBDEN BRIDGE WI RAG MARKET was the place to grab a bargain on all your favourite haberdashery and craft goods last weekend. Over 1200 crafters, sewers, knitters, flocked to the market at thenew Waterfront Hall - the perfect space for the Rag Market, airy and light, full of chatter, colour and lots of smiles all weekend. Read more (4 July)
CALDERDALE COUNCIL HAS TODAY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SET UP A £250,000 FUND to help flood-hit businesses in the Calder Valley get back on their feet. Read more (4 July)
YouTube video of Hebden Bridge getting on its feet after the flood. Inspiring collection of images put together by Jason Elliot.
HEBDEN VALE CHILDREN'S CENTRE: was badly damaged by recent floods. They are planning to run some of their popular sessions from the nearby Hebden Bridge Methodist Church. (18 July)
WADSWORTH BEE GROUP has received a £460 grant from the Co-op Community Fund. (18 July)
Daily Mail on Hebden Bridge and the floods: "Until just over three weeks ago, the 5,000-plus residents of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, could be forgiven for feeling ever so slightly smug." Read more
DAILY MAIL ON HEBDEN BRIDGE AND THE FLOODS: "Until just over three weeks ago, the 5,000-plus residents of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, could be forgiven for feeling ever so slightly smug." Read more (14 July)
ARTS FESTIVAL: With devastating flooding either side of the festival, it has been an extremely difficult time for many of the businesses in Hebden Bridge but they rallied to support this year's Arts Festival. Read final Festival Report for this year.
Friday. Sandbags back out along Market Street as Hebden Bridge prepares for the possibility of more floods - and the royal visit. (6 July)
FLOOD CLEAN-UP CONTINUES: Calderdale Council, its partners, residents, businesses and volunteers are continuing the clean-up operation in the Calder Valley after being hit by some of the worst flooding ever recorded in the area. Read more (3 July)
PRAISE FOR FLOOD CLEAN-UP TEAM. The team who spearheaded the clean-up, worked with the emergency services through the night and all the next day (3 July)
HANDMADE PARADE - Nearly 700 people took part in the parade and several thousands more lined the route to enjoy amazing giant puppets, dazzling artwork, a riot of colour and toe-tapping music. News and links, including one to Guardian gallery and to Calendar. See also: HebWeb photo gallery.
THE JUNE FLOODS
Photos and info: the worst flooding in Hebden Bridge for over 30 years. After heavy rain all day Friday, 22nd June, flood sirens went just before 8pm. Just hours later, the whole of the centre of Hebden Bridge was flooded. Market Street, Bridge Gate, Old Gate, Albert Street and Crown Street were all under water and impassable.
The dramatic events of Friday, 22nd June have led to dozens of local shops and businesses suffering damage and serious loss of stock.
FLOODS: THE AFTERMATH - Prime Minister praises "the resilience" of Calder Valley community - 300 tonne crane brought in to move boat - Town Council give £10K to Flood fund - Hebden Royd flood relief info - see Floods: the Aftermath. (28 June)
THE JUNE FLOODS - photos, info and links
VICTORIA ROAD PLAYGROUND: Friends of The Little Park have told the HebWeb that the second phase of planned improvements to Victoria Road playground is due to commence in September. Read more (12 June)
Todmorden's Pollination Parade. See photos of the Parade from Craig Shaw
HEBDEN BLUES FESTIVAL BLOWS INTO TOWN: This weekend sees a massive music fesival back in Hebden Bridge. With three dozen bands playing in seven venues across the town, fans of the blues from all over the country are heading our way. Read more (30 May)
HANDMADE PARADE 2012: Come and make magic in The Enchanted Wood. Fancy turning yourself into an elf, a wolf , an owl or a bluebell? Open workshops for next month’s Handmade Parade begin on Saturday. Read more (29 May)
GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER RECEIVES THIS YEAR'S CITIZENSHIP AWARD: Retiring mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Nader Fekri, said he was personally proud to have nominated Jan Bridget as the recipient of this year’s Award. Read more (27 May)
HEBDEN BRIDGE FRINGE programme launched - Benidorm meets Shameless (drama), learn to crochet, Pakistani story telling, Burlesque Taster Class, Dance Workshops, Vintage Pop Choir, The Speed of Dating (comedy), Cabaret, Literary Quiz, poetry and prose, and finishing with a Bellydance Spectacular. Read more
COUNTDOWN TO ARTS FESTIVAL: On Thursday, invited guests will have a first glimpse of this year's programme at an exclusive event attended by, among others, Cllr Christine Davenport, the new Mayor of Hebden Royd. Read more (23 May)
FOX FRIENDS RAISE £400 AT CAMRA FESTIVAL. A bar at the CAMRA festival pulled in another £400 to help create West Yorkshire's first co-operative pub. Read more and listen to item on Radio Leeds (15 May)
CRIMSWORTH FARM RAW PINK SAUERKRAUT! – free tasting Saturday 12th May
FORMER GREEN PARTY COUNCILLOR STARTS CYCLING ROUND THE LENGTH OF BRITAIN'S COAST. The co-founder of Kerbside Recycling, Calder Valley Credit Union, and former Green Party Town Councillor, Jamie Johnson, is raising funds for Palestinian refugees. Read more (1 May)
INSPIRAL CARPETS AT THE TRADES - tickets now available
OWTER ZEDS HEADLINE TRADES CLUB 30TH BASH Psychedelic rock legends, formed to play to play a one off miner's benefit during the 1984/85 strike, headline a weekend of festivities celebrating the Trades Club's 30th birthday. Read more - and see programme. (27 May)
CALDER HIGH PARENTS URGE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS CONCERNS - "to help Calder High to be a successful and exciting place in which to learn". Read more (22 May)
HEBDEN BRIDGE BLUES FESTIVAL: The Cream of the Blues coming to the Calder Valley early next month - truly great atmosphere, superb entertainment and, of course, that spectacular scenery. Read more (17 May)
HEBDEN BRIDGE: A SENSE OF BELONGING by Paul Barker. New book illustrating how Hebden Bridge has changed from when the mills closed until it gradually became 'the Greenwich Village of the north'. Read more (25 April)
Local papers: HB Times office to close, journalist Susan Press tells HebWeb - see Forum thread. Update from Cllr Tim Swift: Halifax Courier to go weekly. "Those interested in the many goings-on in the upper valley are increasingly likely to turn to the 'Hebweb', the flourishing local website of town news and views." says Martin Wainwright, writing in the Guardian's Northerner Blog
ELVIS MAYORS: see the Mayors of Calderdale and Hebden Royd, and former Mayor Rev James Allison on stage limbering up for Fanny and Elvis at the Hebden Royd Town Council Civic Dinner.
The Trades Club is finalist in NME Small Venue of the Year Awards 2012.
TED HUGHES WRITING COMPETITION is launched!
GUARDIAN'S NORTHERNER BLOG: Rites of Spring in the Calder Valley. "Mummers, Calvary and Toss-pot engage Jill Robinson in her monthly dispatch" from Hebden Bridge for the Guardian.
UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE: Kate Moreton-Deakin spoke about her day job as Associate Director - Corporate Social Responsibility with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Read more (30 March)
HEBDEN BRIDGE TO HOST NATIONAL AMBITIOUS COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE, looking at how communities can transform their neighbourhoods by owning and managing local land and buildings. Read more (27 March)
RIVERSIDE SCHOOL MAKEOVER WEEKEND: more than 70 parents, teachers and friends spent last weekend converting the old old PE store into a special nurture room – just 48 hours! Read more and see pictures. (20 March)
FOX AND GOOSE PUB CO-OP: Following extensive discussion on the HebWeb Forum in January and February, moves to buy out the Fox and Goose and run it as a co-operative pub are moving forward. Read more (16 March)
CALDER HIGH GIVEN 'NOTICE TO IMPROVE FOLLOWING OFSTED. Less than a week after Riverside received its unfavourable Ofsted report, the inspection of Calder High raises further questions about the education of Hebden Bridge children and students. Read more (6 March)
Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge has come second in the Oddest Book Title of the year contest - see BBC article
RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP EVENT at Calder Holmes, and the return of the Pooetry competition. (21 March)
Calder High: Former Calder High teacher of 27 years, Anne Todd, tells of an atmosphere of mistrust and anxiety among staff, lack of experience among management, deteriorating behaviour since the last inspection and streaming imposed without consultation. Read more in the HebWeb Forum.
2012 PACE EGG PLAY - details of the play at Heptonstall on 6 April
HANDMADE PARADE GETS GO AHEAD for 23 June - The future of the parade, one of the biggest events in the area's calendar, had been in doubt after drastic cuts to arts funding left it way short of the amount needed. Read more (2 March)
TORY PLANS ARE THREAT TO CALDERDALE INDEPENDENCE: Labour leader Tim Swift warned today that Conservative plans to change local government in Calderdale and Kirklees by splitting Kirklees into two and merging major services would mean Halifax, Hebden Bridge, and Upper Valley towns losing control of their own futures. Read more (26 Feb)
OVER 1000 TREES PLANTED IN ONE DAY. Around 35 volunteers planted over 1000 trees on a windswept Saturday in Blackshaw Head. Starting with a couple of hours of rain, then several hours of sunshire and ending with snow. Read more and see photos (20 Feb)
MISS RUSTY (Leonara Rustamova) is celebrating a further victory. She is now free to teach in schools again, as the General Teaching Council drop proceedings against her. See HebWeb feature for extensive background to this story. (12 Feb) Update: see Mail Online (13 Feb)
FANCY A CRUISE TO THE ANTARCTIC? - the highest, windiest, coldest and driest of the continents was the subject chosen by Dr Geoffrey Carter, guest speaker at the January general meeting of Todmorden U3A. Read more (6 Feb)
Hebden Bridge Blues Festival free tickets - to celebrate the fact that there are only 100 days to go, they are giving away free tickets and t-shirts in a little competition. Just go to the ticket page of the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival!
BBC NEWS MAGAZINE: "Why is Hebden Bridge the lesbian capital?" Thanks to the many people who have emailed the HebWeb about this
BBC News Magazine: "Why is Hebden Bridge the lesbian capital?" Thanks to the many people who have emailed the HebWeb about this
TOWN HALL LOOKS FOR ENTHUSIASTIC PROJECT OFFICER - Hebden Bridge Town Hall is looking for a new member of staff, to work on preparing a strong bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major new project. Read more (2 Feb)
Trades Club this weekend: Tickets are going fast for Nick Harper at the Trades on Friday. Also near a sell out is Fingersnap on Saturday featuring the legendary David McAlmont See What's On (31 Jan)
Trades Club featured in Guardian's Northern Blog. "Good times roll at our celebrated Trades Club John Peel's 'great little music venue' is going strong, with added delights cooked up by a Tibetan chef. Read full piece by Berringden Brow's Jill Robinson.
CARLTON CLOCK ON TIME AGAIN - After the building was converted to apartments the clock stopped. Hebden Royd Town Council has worked over several months to seek permission to repair the clock - read more.
TV COMIC'S HEBDEN TRIP! The people behind the monthly comedy night at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge have come up with a unique solution to empty pockets and gloomy weather by persuading TV comedian Alun Cochrane to perform on their first show of the year. More info (3 Jan)
ARTSMILL EXHIBITION: Michele Howarth Rashman, ʻHe Calls Himself Margaretʼ. Following on from a highly successful premiere in London, Michele Howarth Rashman brings her solo exhibition of mixed media sculpture back home to the North. Read more (27 Jan)