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A winter wonderland...spectacular Piece Hall will be at the heart of Halifax’s Christmas

Halifax Piece Hall will be bursting with Christmas cheer from mid-November to New Year!

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Mark Richardson, at Loafers Vinyl and Coffee, Piece Hall, Halifax

Vinyl dreams: 10 amazing West Yorkshire record shops

At the turn of the century, with the advent of digital technology, record sales were plummeting and vinyl retailers were shutting down at a hefty rate across the country Yorkshire was no different.
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Genre-bending theatre company Pif Paf bring their infamous travelling machine, The Flycycle, to the Piece Hall, Halifax, as part of The People's Fair

The People’s Fair closes Calderdale cultural feast - it’s free and filled with fun

Parades and processions, street theatre, market stalls, exhibitions, food and the entirely unexpected will flow into Halifax’s newly-restored Piece Hall for an epic finale to ‘Landlines and Watermarks’, a cultural programme that, since April, has been taking place throughout Calderdale.

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Peter Oddy, from Calderdale Council parks and Halifax in Bloom, winners of another Silver Gilt Award

Calderdale projects are bloomin’ marvellous!

There was bloomin’ brilliant  news for the green spaces and floral displays of Calderdale as the Yorkshire in Bloom results were announced.

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An example of one of the tree varieties available to sponsor as part of the buy a park a tree scheme

A tree-mendous new scheme for Calderdale parks

Nature lovers in Calderdale now have the chance to buy a new tree to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space.

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Shan, of Hebden Bridge, spoke about her experience in the campaign

‘Get it checked out’ is local resident Shan’s message in Yorkshire cancer campaign

A woman who is now cancer free has featured in a Public Health England campaign this summer to promote raising awareness of symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease.

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The Cragg Challenge includes "the longest continuous incline in England" - cyclists, runners and even tractors will be taking it up this Sunday

Cyclists, walkers - and tractors! - all set to rise to Sunday’s Cragg Challenge at Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale

A day of events will keep spectators and competitors alike busy in Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale on Sunday (September 24).

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Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

The boss of community healthcare provider Locala has stepped down after six years in the job.

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Help us choose the finalists for out Chip Shop of the Year 2017 competition

Halifax Courier Chip Shop of the Year 2017 - Vote for your finalists

Cod or haddock? Mushy peas or curry sauce? With or without salt and vinegar?

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More rail strikes to hit Northern services

More rail strikes to hit Northern services

Workers at four rail companies - including Northern - are to stage two 24-hour strikes due to worsening disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains.

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Closed for refurb:  Hebden Bridge Post Office

All change for Post Offices with refurb for Hebden and a move in store at Cornholme

It is all change for two of the Calder Valley’s Post Offices.

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On Show: A busy previous exhibition, with plenty of trade stalls - there will be many this year

Next stop is North Bridge - it’s the Halifax Model Railway annual exhibition

Halifax Model Railway Club holds its annual model railway exhibition at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 (10am-4.30pm).

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

Elderly woman in serious condition after Sowerby Bridge bus crash

An elderly woman is in a serious condition two weeks after a crash involving a bus she was a passenger on.

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The team from Mytholmroyd enjoyed their visit to Bentham Station in North Yorkshire

Station Partnership celebrate first anniversary of town twinning

To celebrate the first anniversary of their town twinning members of the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership, along with special guests, took on an adventurous trip to Bentham, North Yorkshire.

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The After Alice Project archive features over 10,000 images from across Yorkshire

After Alice project goes online with over 10,000 photos

With thousands of photos covering more than 100 Yorkshire towns, villages and cities, the Hebden Bridge based After Alice Project is now online.

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The six best views in Yorkshire

The six best views in Yorkshire

We've selected six of the best views in our beautiful county for you to devour.

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Many brave cyclists tackled the Buttress despite the rainy weather. Picture by Chris Halliwell

Braving the rain to take on the Buttress

Brave cyclists turned out to test their legs on the infamous Buttress climb.

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West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

West Yorkshire loan shark victim speaks out over ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ lender

The victim of a loan shark has spoken of how a man who posed as a “father figure” during a difficult time in his life went on to fleece him of more than £60,000 over five years.

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Police said to report any suspicious activity.

West Yorkshire Police urge people to remain 'vigilant' as terror threat level rises to critical

West Yorkshire Police has urged people in the region to be "vigilant and report any suspicious activity" after a terror blast in London as the threat level has risen to the highest it can be.

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David Glover's talk at Square Chapel Arts, Halifax (pictured) , about Sir Francis Crossley is the first in a new series of fundraisers

Life and legacy of Sir Francis Crossley begins new season of fundraising talks at Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Historian David Glover begins a fresh series of fundraising talks at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, on Wednesday, September 20 (2pm).

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