Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress

Tackling modern slavery is something Calderdale Council should do – but councillors argued about the best way to go about it.

Prince Edward visiting the Orangebox youth centre, Halifax, several years ago. Picture: Bruce Fitzgerald Photography

£400,000 sought for Orangebox as Calderdale Council agrees to take youth centre on

Approval is being sought for up to £400,000 being made available by Calderdale Council to address work relating to infrastructure issues at the Orangebox young people’s centre at Blackledge, Halifax.

A demonstrator challenges Conservative group leader Coun Scott Benton, right

‘People need homes’, Calderdale Local Plan counter-demonstrators argue

A counter-demonstration at last week’s Calderdale Extraordinary Council meeting which approved the Local Plan was organised by groups including The People’s Assembly and the Unite union’s community membership.

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker (Conservative), left, with Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP, right

Calderdale’s Tories vow fight against Local Plan will go on

Conservative councillors have pledged to continue the fight over Calderdale’s Local Plan following the draft document being approved at an Extraordinary Council meeting last week.

Go-ahead: �2.6million scheme for Mytholmroyd

Go-ahead for £2.6 million phase of £30 million Mytholmroyd flood scheme

A £2.6 million option that is affordable will form a key part of the £30 million Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme because it can be completed sooner – rather than a £10.3 million scheme which would bring greater protection.

New charge: Levy should raise cash to cover extra Calderdale infrastructure costs

Planning levy could raise £24 million for Calderdale to build or upgrade roads, schools, parks and more

A new charge levied on developers might raise more than £24 million towards costs of new roads, expanding schools and places of leisure over the life of the new Local Plan, councillors have been told.

The new Elland station as it might look from the air. Have your say online or at drop-ins

Have your say about new Elland Railway Station online or in person at drop-ins

From this week people can have their say online about the new Elland railway station, with a series of drop-in meetings also lined up.


Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
Holly Lynch MP.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch announces pregnancy

Halifax MP Holly Lynch and her husband Chris Walker have announced they are expecting their first child this autumn.


Local Election 2018: Your full guide to all the results across Yorkshire

Results are coming in across the county after yesterday's Local Elections.


Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

Halifax Town Hall

Who is standing in the local elections for Calderdale Council

More than 70 people have thrown their hat into the ring to contest Calderdale Council’s local elections next month.

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Budget cut proposals to close Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres are removed

A controversial move which could have resulted in the closure of Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres will not be recommended as a saving in Calderdale Council’s budget plans..

Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
Tony Pollard (right) of Grandma Pollard's chippy, Walsden, pictured with Dominic Stuart, Managing Director at Steeltech Kinetix and the shop's new flood defences. Picture by Chris Lord Photography

Local flood solutions as defences strengthened at Walsden properties

The owner of an award-winning fish and chip shop and small property company has taken steps to safeguard his property following the floods that swept through his street on Boxing Day 2015.

Centre Vale Park in Todmorden

Wheels park land at Centre Vale will be leased to Todmorden Council, not ‘disposed of’

Calderdale Council proposals to dispose of some land at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, have caused a stir - but townspeople should not be alarmed, says the authority.

The People's Fair at Halifax Piece Hall. Picture by Sarah Mason

Calderdale in the running for national arts award

Calderdale Council is in the running for a national arts award.

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