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Fury as rail passengers handed biggest fare increase for five years

A Calderdale passenger lobby group has slammed Northern Rail for implementing the biggest hike in rail fares for five years while services remain overcrowded.

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Graham Sellars at the Mackintosh's Toffee display

Calderdale Heritage Museum: We’re back in business and celebrating fantastic heritage

A celebration of the skills and innovation that made the area world leaders, Calderdale Industrial Museum is back in business.

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Bottle store: Gin Lane  is also opening a retail shop

Two more new shops - and Halifax Piece Hall’s retail space is now two thirds full

Two more new businesses open their doors at The Piece Hall in Halifax ahead of the Grade I Listed building’s first festive season following an extensive and award-winning restoration.

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Paul Matthews from First, Alex Hornby from Transdev, Dave Pearson from the WYCA and Jonathan Woodhouse from Arriva.

Multi-million pound bus investment bids to keep Leeds and West Yorkshire on move

West Yorkshire’s three biggest bus operators today revealed the eye-watering cost of their efforts to keep the county on the move.

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The Christmas tree arrives at Halifax Piece Hall ahead of the town's Christmas lights switch-on which will light up areas all across the town centre on Saturday, November 25

Giant tree centrepiece all set to light up Halifax Piece Hall

The giant fir tree which will form a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations at Halifax’s newly refurbished Piece Hall has arrived ahead of the big switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 25.

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Inspirational: Claire with the award. Lord Lloyd Webber, right

Lord Lloyd Webber: inspirational Piece Hall ‘puts Halifax on a par with major cities in Europe’

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major national award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the Grade I listed building.

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Work building the new Lidl store has thrown businesses into crisis, say shop owners

Store construction puts Halifax Road, Todmorden, businesses into crisis

Road restrictions put in place while the new Lidl store on Halifax Road is built are putting local businesses at risk, say owners.

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Claire Slattery at The Piece Hall

First national award for Piece Hall as Andrew Lloyd Webber names Claire Slattery overall ‘Angel’ winner - and says it puts Halifax on par with major European cities

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the beautiful Grade I listed building which is a jewel in Calderdale’s crown.

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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.

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A special day in store at The Banyan Tree, Hebden Bridge

Champagne, nibbles and more to mark Banyan Tree’s special day in Hebden Bridge

A special birthday event to mark five years of Cathy Shaw’s ownership of The Banyan Tree holistic and beauty therapy centre in Market Street, Hebden Bridge, is in store this Saturday, November 18.

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Packing Punch: Frank Bruno, right, with Nick Owens

Boxing legend Bruno’s visit gets Piece Hall festive period off to a punchy start

Halifax Piece Hall is coming out punching with some heavyweight entertainment lined up for the Christmas period.

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The Festive Fandango will return this year to help shops in the Calder Valley

Festive Fandango returns to boost businesses in Calder Valley

The popular Festive Fandango scheme that has boosted Christmas spending at Hebden Bridge businesses over the last six years has now been extended to traders in Mytholmroyd.

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Hebden Bridge resident Kate Anstee founded the new Facebook group

Packed in like sardines - Calderdale rail user groups press safety fears

Overcrowding is top among health and safety issues a new Facebook campaign group set up by a Calderdale woman wants to press with train operator Northern.

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Smoke billows out of Drew Forsyth, furniture makers, at Moderna Industrial Estate, Mytholmroyd. Picture courtesy of the company.

Fire hit Mytholmroyd woodworking company is back in production

A woodworking company hopes to be back in full production by the end of this month, following a fire at its headquarters on Monday.

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Pictured from the left at the Piece Hall, Halifax, are Nicky Chance-Thompson (chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust) Lord Lloyd Webber, Mark Richardson (owner of Loafers Vinyl and Coffee, one of the shops he visited) and Roger Harvey (vice-chair of The Piece Hall Trust)

Music legend Lord Lloyd Webber visits Halifax’s Piece Hall, in week it gets first national tourism accolade

Visitors to Halifax’s Piece Hall are getting used to the idea that they might bump into a celebrity when spending time there.

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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
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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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Aubrey Robinson, owner of Harmony Music School in Sheffield, with marketing manager Abby Abrames, on board Google's Digital Garage Bus in Rotherham town centre.
October 2017

Google bus is spreading the digital news

IT’S a Friday morning in Rotherham town centre and the training staff aboard Google’s Digital Garage bus are doing a brisk trade.

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Revealed: All the winners at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2017

Around 1,000 guests gathered in Leeds last night for the White Rose Awards 2017.

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Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night.

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