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HebWeb NEWS IN BRIEF - 2005

Last train from Manchester doesn't make it till morning
STRANDED rail passengers spent the night trapped on a train.
Twenty nine travellers were stuck at Rochdale station after an electrical fault halted the 11.19pm Manchester-Leeds service. The Northern Rail train eventually left at 4.30am today.
Eileen Jones, of Hebden Bridge, said passengers were singing wartime songs to raise their spirits. "It was so uncomfortable," she said
Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Robin Hood (Cragg Vale) re-opens
"The fire is alight and the beer is good!"
Monday, December 19, 2005

Grants for clowns and IT art
A RESIDENTIAL course for clowns in Hebden Bridge has been given £5,000 from the Arts Council, as has Mytholmroyd computer programmer Rob Lycett to help him make IT art
More info
Sunday, December 11, 2005

Civil Partnerships first
Anne Tierney and Lorraine Cameron of Hebden Bridge will make history at 8am on Wednesday, December 21, when they form Calderdale's first lesbian civil partnership.
More info
6 December 2005

Mytholmroyd Fire Station
Appeal for help to stop closure
Saturday, November 26, 2005

latest info about dates, booking events, joining the board and open meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Trades Club lifts underwear shows ban
Club president Pete Lazenby said: "We've decided we're not permanently banning anything from the club. All applications for benefit events will be dealt with on their own merit. Club members will make a decision based on each individual case."
More info
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

public meeting organised by local councillors. Thursday, 24th November, 7.30pm, Riverside School

Treesponsibility autumn gathering
The annual Treesponsibility autumn gathering is this weekend 11 till 13 november at Hebden Hey, Hardcastle Crags. There are still weekend tickets available. £75 full price £50 low waged £35 unwaged. Ring 01422 843222 to book. Friday night open mike and quiz at Blue Pig, Saturday Night party at Hebden Hey featuring the fabulous Electric Brains, fire show by Weirdigans. Party tickets £5 on door.
Thanks to Christina Hooley for this news
Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Disturbance in Cheetham Street
Up to 15 people were thought to have been involved in a disturbance at Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge, at 10.55pm on Saturday,5th November. Police were called to break up the incident and a number of arrests are believed to have been made for public order offences.
See discussion forum on anti-social behaviour.
Monday, November 7, 2005

Lindsay Rimer
11 years and still no arrest

Monday, November 7, 2005
Lindsay Rimer went missing 11 years ago this month on 7th November 1994. Once again, her mother Geri leafleted those attending the bonfire, asking people to come forward if they knew anything about Lindsay's murder.
Hebweb feature


Big Cat sighting in Cragg Vale
Police in the district have received reports of big cats – possibly black panthers – in Calderdale, including one report from a walker near near Hollock Lee Cottages, Cragg Vale. Big-cat expert Paul Westwood said, "Do not look the cat in the face as they will see this as a challenge and may attack."
More info
Saturday, October 29, 2005

Robin Hood in Cragg Vale to close
See discussion forum
Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Poppy Appeal
Starts today! Maurice Jones writes, "Please give all that you can. Watch the parades to the Memorial Gardens on Remembrance Day both in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd and come to Church. "
Thursday, October 27, 2005

Keen rider must clear buy-to-let hurdles for dream country life
"In the meantime, she has bought a two-bedroom cottage in trendy Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire . . . I'm about to come into a £110,000 lump sum later this year, and along with the £76,000 equity in my own home, I'm thinking of using this to buy a couple of terraced houses in the local area and do them up as buy-to-let properties"
Full Telegraph article
Saturday, October 22, 2005

Meningitis hits Heptonstall School
Three children as young as four have been struck down with meningitis and others have received antibiotics to stop it spreading. More
Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ladbrokes licence decision postponed
Magistrates adjourned the hearing in respect of the application for a gaming licence for the former Yorkshire Bank building to 6 December when the court will devote a whole day to the application.
Monday, October 10, 2005

Nearly one year after Chainsaw Tuesday,
Mango submit plans for building over the Hebden Water,
next to Victoria Road playground - see Planning Watch
Monday, October 10, 2005

MP calls for action against firework thugs
Saturday, October 8, 2005

Linden Mill Bank
Appeal dismissed - see Planning Watch
Friday, October 7, 2005

Hebden Bridge: Vibrant Cultural Hotspot
Hebden Bridge does well on yet another list. This time, it makes number five in the list of the country’s most vibrant cultural “hotspots” by a panel of arts critics. Today's Times: "Hebden Bridge, the West Yorkshire birthplace of Ted Hughes, was also praised as an unrecognised creative hotspot, at No 5, ahead of Huddersfield, home of the poet Simon Armitage."
Thursday, October 6, 2005
See also: Funkiest town and Least cloned

Keighley Road parking
September 26, 2005

Ted Hughes sketch auction
September 26, 2005

St George's Square - plan
September 26, 2005

Gibson Mill re-opens
September 26, 2005

Savage attack on HB magazine editor
Hebden Bridge's Brian Bamford, editor of the independent magazine Northern Voices was so severely beaten in an apparently motiveless attack in Rochdale that he fears his eyesight could be permanently damaged. More
Saturday, September 24, 2005

Vince Robson remembered
September 23, 2005

Hit and run accident caught on mobile phone camera
Four arrested for spray painting police car
at the incident
Children in Hebden Bridge took pictures as a black BMW hit the 19-year-old girl as she waited at a bus stop with friends.The incident happened at 5pm last night outside Calder Holmes Park, New Road, Hebden Bridge. The driver of the car mounted the pavement and struck the girl, who has not been named. A police helicopter, video vans and an ambulance were called. Another four were arrested after spray-painting a police car at the scene. More
Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Another power cut
A power cut hit more than 1,500 homes and businesses in Hebden Bridge (including the Hebden Bridge Web), and has been blamed on someone cutting through a cable. Electricity went off at about 2.40pm and was restored at around 4.30pm. Yorkshire Electricity Distribution Limited claim: "It was a wide-area cable fault caused by a third party who cut through a cable at the junction of Cheetham Street and Station Road, Hebden Bridge."
Thursday, September 15, 2005

Mytholmroyd Firestation closure
September 14, 2005

Star Trek spoof - Jean-Luc photo auction

Star Trek fans are expected to descend on Hebden Bridge Picture House when signed photos of Patrick Stewart are auctioned during performances of a musical comedy, Dazzle. Written as a "musical spacetacular" spoof of Star Trek, Dazzle is being staged by the Calder Valley Youth Theatre whose cast have been sent a message of encouragement from Stewart, the captain of the Starship Enterprise. He also sent the photos. Stewart, who comes from Mirfield, began his own acting career with amateur groups in the Calder Valley, and he hopes soon to watch a CVYT production. Tickets can be reserved by calling 01422 844599. The show is on Oct 6,7,8 at 7.15, with a Saturday matinee at 2.15.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Stephen Jagger, of Calrec Audio
was named Technology and New Media Director of the Year at the
Yorkshire & Humber Director of the Year Awards
From the Yorkshire Post
Saturday, September 10, 2005

Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, went to Old Town school
"He is a lover of the game, and bowls a mean spell of left-arm flight and guile. He was taught to bowl at Old Town Primary School, Hebden Bridge, in Yorkshire, by Alfred Stephenson, his headmaster. "
From the Daily Telegraph
Thursday, September 8, 2005

Sacked for being pregnant

Kate Davies, a sales negotiator at Anthony J Turner in Hebden Bridge, was fired
four days after she told her boss she was expecting, an employment tribunal has ruled.
More info
Thursday, September 8, 2005

Hebden in the Guardian
September 3, 2005

SkateBoarders Competition in the Park
Saturday, 3rd September


In the 15 and under category, the three main winners were Charlie Comrie (14) from Baildon, Tom Batterham (14) from Ilkley and Christian Watkins (14) from Cleckheaton. In the 16 and over category the three main winners were Ed Lister (20) from Heptonstall, Billy Heath (16) from Hebden Bridge and James Morley (21) from Hebden Bridge.




A Greyhound Rescue Centre is moving in mid-October to
new premises at Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge - More

Tour of Britain rolls through Hebden Bridge (1 Sept 05)

Blackshaw Head Fete (27 Aug)

School Crossing Patrols wanted
Any one wanting to become a Patrol should telephone 01422 392808. Patrols are paid £5.76 per hour, receive holiday pay, training and a uniform. They usually work between 5 and 8 hours per week during term time. (26th August 2005)

One of the new fleet of local buses
being exhibited by First in Lees Yard - 20 Aug

Lorry ploughs into house (22nd August)

The Yellow Bus
"The Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge has recently been experimenting with a yellow bus service. Nearly two-thirds of the children who have signed up for it used to be driven to school by their parents. As more than 100 are registered to use the service, that means that the introduction of just one bus has replaced 25,000 car journeys each year "
The Times, 4th August
Charity Walk Wadsworth Parish
Boundary Walk

Sunday 4th September
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