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It’s time to break down employment barriers for disabled people

With nearly half of UK businesses (45 per cent) being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job, British employers are worsening an already discriminatory employment system for the disabled.

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Bus timetable changes are set to be introduced this coming weekend.

New bus timetables set to be rolled out across West Yorkshire

A raft of timetable changes to buses across West Yorkshire - one of the largest to ever take place - are set to come into force this weekend.

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One district council say its insurers advised them to put the sign up over health and safety fears. The average business owner now spends over a quarter of their time grinding through admin and battling red tape and regulations. - SWNS

Red tape and regulations are ‘smothering British businesses’

The average small business owner now spends over a quarter of their time battling red tape and regulations.

Business
How to prepare for your work appraisal

How to prepare for your work appraisal

Most of us, if we’re being honest, find appraisals boring and unhelpful.

Business
Energy regulator sets temporary price cap for prepaying customers

Energy regulator sets temporary price cap for prepaying customers

Ofgem has set a temporary price cap to protect over four million households who prepay for their energy.

Business
EU imported beer set to rise as a result of Brexit

EU imported beer set to rise as a result of Brexit

The financial hit of Brexit is appearing to affect Britain’s boozers as EU beers Budweiser, Carling, Carlsberg and Heineken raise wholesale costs.

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CHANGES: Learners prepare to set off on their driving test, which is set to include four new parts. PIC: Simon Hulme.

Driving test to change later this year

The driving test is set to change later this year.

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Hebden Bridge Market.

Market’s on the move as town gets on ‘hip’ list

Work to move Hebden Bridge market to a new and improved site in the heart of the town is due to start this month.

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Calderdale tourism - Calderdale road sign, Queensbury Road.

Boost for Calderdale tourism with £150k grant

Tourism in Calderdale has been given a huge boost thanks to a £150,000 investment from Arts Council England.

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Wintery weather could exacerbate pothole menace

Wintery weather could exacerbate pothole menace

A prolonged spell of wet and cold weather would likely see potholes develop at an unprecedented rate, pushing already stretched local authority road repair budgets to the limit, a motoring organisation has warned.

Transport
Oliver is ready to play to a full house of ... 18!

Oliver is ready to play to a full house of ... 18!

Small is beautiful when it comes to music concerts at the Grayston Unity pub - as emerging singer-songwriter Oliver Pinder will soon find out.

Music
Record week and a host of great music

Record week and a host of great music

A record number of venues is taking part in this year’s Independent Venues Week - the music industry’s nod of thanks to small venues that have often give musicians their first breaks.

Music
Asda beats Morrisons and Tesco to cheapest supermarket crown

Asda beats Morrisons and Tesco to cheapest supermarket crown

Asda has been named the cheapest supermarket of 2016 among the major UK grocers, ahead of Morrisons and Tesco.

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Image: Shutterstock (s).

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

Transport
Emergency services are dealing with a crash on the M1

Burnley Road reopens after strong winds cause chaotic morning

Burnley Road is now open after being closed for a number of hours this morning.

News
Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions

VW owners stand to pocket thousands from emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.

Environment
Top gigs signed for Independent Week

Top gigs signed for Independent Week

Hebden Bridge Trades Club is backing Independent Venue Week 2017 with gigs from Sheffield Crooner Richard Hawley, American songwriter Cass McCombs, hotly tipped punk rockers Cabbage and the return of indie supergroup Moonlandingz.

Music
Aldi

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4,000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4,000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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VIDEO: Free wonky carrots for trusty reindeer Rudolph

VIDEO: Free wonky carrots for trusty reindeer Rudolph

Morrisons supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in an effort to support the Christmas tradition of leaving out refreshments for Father Christmas and his trusty reindeers on Christmas Eve.

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