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£2m flood reduction schemes given the go ahead in Calderdale

Six more schemes to help reduce the risk of flooding have been given the green light by Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.

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Christmas shoppers in Halifax

Free parking offers in Calderdale for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas.

Business
The Government has criticised the lack of progress on the Calderdale Local Plan

Calderdale Council leaders come under fire over Local Plan progress

Leaders at Calderdale Council have been heavily criticised over the development of its Local Plan which aims to build thousands of homes over the next few years.

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The new Calderdale Community Wardens

New wardens to protect and serve Calderdale's communities

A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough.

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Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
Transport
Archbishop of York at St Michael's church in Mytholmroyd

A blessed rebirth for Mytholmroyd church the heavens rained on

Nearly two years after the heavens opened above it, a little church in Calderdale welcomed back its flock yesterday, with the Archbishop of York its shepherd.

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Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Public Health and Inequalities, CouncillorFaisal Shoukat

Figures reveal suicide rate in Calderdale higher than UK average

A new plan to reduce the number of suicides in Calderdale is being implemented by Calderdale Council and partners.

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Farmer, Paul Thorp who has worked at the farm since 1992 and lived at the farm with his wife Jill and son John since 2008.

What is life really like down on the farm in the middle of the M62?

It sits in the middle of the M62 and is the motorway’s most famous landmark, but Sarah Freeman  discovers how Stott Hall Farm is becoming a haven for Yorkshire wildlife.
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Councillor Susan Press

Leaders to rule on funding support for borough's most vulnerable people

Leaders at Calderdale Council will decide whether to allow funding to continue for a grant scheme that provides financial support to vulnerable people in the borough.
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Councillor Tim Swift and George Paterson, Director of Property Services at Together Housing Group

Post-Grenfell fire review recommends £500,000 of safety measures in Calderdale

A REVIEW of council buildings across Calderdale in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has recommended the authority spends £500,000 improving fire safety.

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A woman dislocated her knee on the moors above Hebden Bridge (Picture Calder Valley Search and Rescue)

Walker who dislocated her knee rescued by mountain team

A walker dislocated her knee on the moors above Hebden Bridge as emergency teams spent over three hours searching and treating the injured woman.

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Robin Tuddenham, Electoral Registration Officer at Calderdale Council,

Council chief urges residents to their say on boundary changes

The chief executive at Calderdale Council is urging residents to have their say on the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England
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Bogus caller

Calderdale residents warned about rogue traders

HOUSEHOLDERS in Calderdale are being warned to be on their guard against rogue traders after a recent rise in complaints.

Crime

Calderdale flood exercise had emergency crews prepared for Storm Brian

A major flood training exercise was held in Calderdale less than 48 hours after Storm Brian hit the borough and teams were called out for real.
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Halifax teenager jailed after admitting terrorism offences

Halifax teenager jailed after admitting terrorism offences

A teenager from Halifax has been jailed for 18 months after she pleaded guilty to four offences under section two of the Terrorism Act

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Weather alert in Calderdale

Flood warning issued in the Calder Valley

A flood alert has been issued for the Calder Valley as Calderdale braces itself for more rain.
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GPs could cut back on some prescriptions

GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries could cease providing some drugs on prescription under plans by NHS bosses to save £800,000 a year.

Health
Storm Brian will hit the UK this weekend

Storm Brian: Weather Bomb set to cause miserable weekend for Yorkshire

The UK is braced for a night of heavy rain and winds before Storm Brian batters the country this weekend.
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Tickets for Take That star Gary Barlow’s Halifax gig on sale TODAY

Tickets for Take That star Gary Barlow’s Halifax gig on sale TODAY

Gary Barlow has announced a tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 34 dates in 24 intimate venues - and the great news is he’s heading to Halifax on May 24.

Music
Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker (Conservative) and Halifax MP Holly Lynch

'Halifax' constituency axed in revised parliamentary boundary plan

The Halifax constituency will be no more if major changes to redraw the Parliamentary constituency boundaries in Yorkshire are given the go-ahead.

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