Man pleads guilty to murder of Halifax mum

A 27-year-old man has this lunchtime (Friday) pleaded guilty to murdering Halifax mum-of-two Jessica King during a brief hearing before a crown court judge.


Song for Christmas 2017: Burnley Road Academy

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.
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Derby foes on weather watch

IT is fingers crossed that tomorrow’s big derby between Old Rishworthians and Heath can take place at Copley tomorrow (2.15).

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Brighouse braced for Shields invasion

BRIGHOUSE TOWN are expecting their biggest gate of the season when well supported league leaders South Shields visit the Yorkshire Payments Stadium on Saturday (3.0).

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Town pair want more of same

THE management team of Billy Heath and Mark Carroll are keen for FC Halifax Town to get back into the winning habit.

The van and trailer have been recovered but there are long queues of traffic on the approach to the crash scene. Picture: Crown 2017

Two hours delays on M62 in West Yorkshire after van overturned near Brighouse

Drivers are facing two hours delays on the M62 after a van overturned on the motorway near Brighouse.

Highways England shared this image of the overturned vehicle. Picture: Crown 2017

M62 lane closure near Brighouse after vehicle overturns

Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire this morning after a vehicle overturned.
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10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

The Community Foundation For Calderdale team, December 2017. Picture by Chris Lord Photography

Community Foundation For Calderdale celebrates Local Charities Day with £25 million good causes landmark

In just over 25 years the Community Foundation For Calderdale has given out more than £25 million to good causes large and small across the district.


WIN: Family tickets to The Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park Leeds

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Song for Christmas 2017: St Michael and All Angels CE Primary

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.
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Here are ten of the best things to over the next seven days in Calderdale.
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These CCTV images have been released by police in Calderdale of people they would like to speak to.

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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

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The best from those new fangled gadgets from December 16 to December 22.
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TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The best of the week's shows to record or watch from December 16 - December 22.
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TV Highlights: The League Of Gentlemen and The Royal Variety Performance

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