A roaring £250,000 raised in under a week for new sixth form

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm.

A series of street peformers, including Osadia, will come to the Piece Hall in Halifax as part of its reopening.

A carnival of street art to relaunch Piece Hall

The Piece Hall has announced a catalogue of spectacular events that will be held as part its multi-million pound relaunch.

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A giant inflatable structure will take over the Piece Hall in Halifax as part of its reopening.

More retailers revealed ahead of Piece Hall reopening

The Piece Hall Trust has announced a further group of independent retailers that will be open for business when the Grade I listed hall reopens next month.

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Eureka! 25th birthday celebrations. Eureka! ambassador poet Matt Abbott, London Hughes, Chief executive Leigh-Anne Stradeski and Sam Homewood.

Happy birthday, Eureka! Museum celebrates 25th anniversary in style

Last weekend Eureka! The National Children’s Museum played host to festivities in order to celebrate 25 successful years of operation.

Northern rail strike to continue into Monday rush hour

Northern rail strike to continue into Monday rush hour

Industrial action on Northern rail services will continue into Monday.

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Planned roadworks by Highways England, Monday 10 July to Sunday 16 July

Will roadworks affect your journey next week?

If you're planning on travelling up and down the roads of Yorkshire over the coming week, check the list below to see if your journey will be affected.

The awards higlight all that is good about Calderdale, such as ongoing recovery from the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the upper Calder Valley where events such as last Junes Alternative Christmas in Hebden Bridge have helped to boost morale

Awards will celebrate Calderdale’s great community spirit

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is delighted to be hosting the very popular Community Spirit Awards 2017.

Artists view: On August 1, people will see for themselves

Bell signals a new era for £19m Piece Hall

Yorkshire Day will be a red letter day for Halifax when a jewel in its crown - the Piece Hall - re-opens to the public after a major £19 million reworking.


The end for Rise Lane? Royal Mail says Todmorden delivery operations will move to Rochdale

Royal Mail is to relocate its delivery operations in Todmorden, currently at Rise Lane - to its office in Rochdale.

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Motorway roadworks for the week ahead

These are the planned roadworks for next week

The Last Factory: Richard Pickles with cutter Trevor Snell at Shorties, with the new outlet - The Last Factory - selling direct to the public for the first time; its website is expected to be up and running in just a few weeks. Picture: Charles Round

New move for manufacturer after ‘Trouser Town’ Hebden Bridge social media row

The last factory in Hebden Bridge which manufactures trousers is set to soon be selling them directly to the public.

Civic welcome for company’s special guests

Civic welcome for company’s special guests

A HIGH level business delegation from China were guests of a Halifax company on a visit which included a meeting of Mayors at Halifax Town Hall.

Great Yorkshire Show: The ultimate guide

Great Yorkshire Show: The ultimate guide

Yorkshire's showpiece agricultural event is less than two weeks away.

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Virgin Media

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

Jewellery designer Andrew Geoghegan. Picture by Tony Johnson

Meet award-winning designer at Hebden Bridge jeweller’s showcase session

AWARD-WINNING jeweller Andrew Geoghegan is gest at a Hebden Bridge jeweller’s eighth annual designer event, which aims to help promote the work of the best craftsmen and women around.

Roy Sefton owner of the Shepherds Rest Inn, Lumbutts, with Coun Janet Battye.

‘Total bedlam’ - visitors slammed for blighting Gaddings Dam beauty spot

There are calls for visitors to Gaddings Dam to be more considerate after scenes of “total bedlam” during the recent spell of hot weather.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council balances books but warns more costs must be cut

Calderdale Council has balanced its books by making “significant savings” and will now carry almost £10m over to the next financial year, newly-published accounts show.


Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

TV streaming service Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network.

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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Planned motorway roadworks from June 12 to 18.

Next week’s planned roadworks

These are the planned roadworks for Yorkshire’s motorways for the week ahead.

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