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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Twenty four Calderdale residents made the trip to London for the Womens March

Calderdale residents marched for equality at the London Women’s March

Twenty Four Calderdale residents joined the Women’s March in London last week to stand up for equality.

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Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

By April this year, Calderdale will have welcomed 50 Syrian refugees to the borough - fulfilling the pledge made by the council in September 2015.

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House being demolished, by the Calder River, Mytholmroyd

Houses demolished as major flood work in Mytholmroyd begins

Flood alleviation work is now well underway in Mytholmroyd as part of plans to make the village more resilient in the face of any future flooding.

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Calderdale Council's leader Tim Swift

Council tax to rise in Calderdale - but services will be cut

A raft of proposals, including an increase in council tax, has been revealed to fight the “exceptional” budget challenges facing Calderdale Council.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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Share views on housing project

Share views on housing project

The Calder Valley Community Land Trust has fixed a date for its public consultation on a proposed affordable housing project in Hebden Bridge.

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Halifax Town Hall

Boundary shake up problems for council

Boundary changes to parliamentary constituencies in Calderdale could present some ‘difficulties’ according to the chief executive of Calderdale Council.

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(L-R)William, Robert, Craig Whittaker MP, Michael and Audrey, all residents at Willow Court

Calder Valley MP spreads Christmas cheer at supported housing

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker spread some Christmas cheer this week when he visited tenants at Willow Court extra care housing scheme.

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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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Saying ‘no’ to sorting office closure

Saying ‘no’ to sorting office closure

Local Labour party members were out in force last week to highlight the proposed closure of Todmorden’s Royal Mail sorting office.

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MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers.

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MEP holds successful Q&A Brexit meeting in Halifax

MEP holds successful Q&A Brexit meeting in Halifax

Key campaigners in the successful referendum campaign to bring Britain out of the EU were in Halifax on Friday to discuss the Brexit process with voters.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council holding talks with two universities

Calderdale Council’s leader has revealed that it is in talks with two universities about opportunities for this district.

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

“We are a thunderstorm away from a flood.”

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Brighouse parking charges. Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Controversial car parking charges on the agenda...again

Controversial charges to on street parking and free car parks in Calderdale will be discussed by leaders of the Council.

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Grant of £37k takes charity a step closer to affordable housing dream

Grant of £37k takes charity a step closer to affordable housing dream

A Hebden Bridge charity working to bring more affordable housing to the upper Calder Valley has been awarded a grant of nearly £40,000.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Autumn Statement 2016: Council leader warns of ‘challenging’ budget decisions

The leader of Calderdale Council says it will now face “hugely challenging” decisions over future budgets.

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