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Changes to stop those abusing fostering system

The director of Calderdale Council’s children’s services has hit back at a small group of carers who are against changes to fostering in the borough and insisted the measures will stop people abusing the system.

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Unconfirmed sightings of missing man as search enters fourth week

Unconfirmed sightings of missing man as search enters fourth week

Police detectives are continuing to appeal for information to trace missing Craig Alderson after a number of unconfirmed sightings of him.

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Woman caught drink driving on the school run in Elland

A woman was found driving over the prescribed drink drive limit during the school run in Elland.

Crime

Proud family pay tribute to Councillor Graham Hall

Tributes have been paid to a Hipperholme and Lightcliffe councillor and former Mayor of Calderdale after his death aged 63.

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Former Halifax Evening Courier journalist Courtney Tordoff

Tribute to ex-Courier reporter

A former reporter on the Halifax Evening Courier has died aged 68.

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‘Check cover’ warning after Halifax grandmother dies on holiday in Canada

‘Check cover’ warning after Halifax grandmother dies on holiday in Canada

A GRIEVING family have spoken of their heartbreak at being unable to afford the £10,000 cost of returning the body of a grandmother to the UK after she died suddenly on holiday in Canada.

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Lollipop Lady Janice Widdup, retires after 33 years, pictured on her last day outside Appleton Academy, Woodside Road, Bradford..16th December 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Farewells said to lollipop lady after 33 years

FOR MORE than 30 years Janice Widdop has helped children in her community to cross the road on their way to school.

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10 February 2016.......   Robyn Morrison applies make up to her daughter Halle-Blu who has won a National Pageant off to USA to represent UK . The family live at Lightcliffe near Halifax. Picture Tony Johnson

Young beauty queen and mum have crowns stolen in burglary

A young international beauty queen and Hipperholme Grammar School pupil has had her crowns stolen in a burglary at the family home.

Crime
Todmorden Family History group to hold exhibition to mark anniversary

Todmorden Family History group to hold exhibition to mark anniversary

To celebrate its third anniversary, the Todmorden Family History Group will be holding an exhibition in Todmorden Library next week (November 14 - 22).

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Mum launches new fertility support group for families

Mum launches new fertility support group for families

A Halifax mum of two is setting up a support group for mums in West Yorkshire who are going through the roller-coaster of trying to have a family.

Health
Ash Cottage, Ravensworth

Cottage offers best of old and new and a taste of the “Good Life”

Ash Cottage, Ravensworth

£825,000

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Masongill cottage

Secret love and the cottage where Sherlock was “born”

This beautiful house, near Ingleton, was once the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mother and is said to have inspired his most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Sheena Hastings reports.

Property
How many of these classics have you read?

Survey finds few children read during holidays

Shocking research has revealed that over two-thirds of children did not read a single book during the summer holidays.

Education
The cost of a foreign holiday could be set to increase again.

UK families may have to pay ‘holiday tax’ after Brexit

Britons travelling to continental Europe after Brexit could have to pay for permission to enter EU countries, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has conceded.

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7.8 million adults in the UK use dating sites

Over-50s move online to find a partner

With websites like Tinder popular with the more youthful end of the dating market, over-50s may feel left out when it comes to finding a partner.
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File photo dated 06/07/11 of children at school raising their hands to answer a question as schools admissions policies are being looked into amid worries that summer-born children are falling behind in the classroom.

Parents warned over using fake addresses to win school places

Calderdale parents are being warned against using a false address to get their child into popular schools after new figures reveal dozens of investigations led to people losing out on places in Yorkshire .

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.
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How has your name performed since 1904?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.
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Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Fashion-conscious mums are spending more on themselves than on their children ahead of the new school term, according to new research.

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VIDEO: Arson terror - cars set on fire outside family home in Halifax

An arsonist torched three cars outside a house where four children were staying in a “terrifying” attack.

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