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The Apprentice 2016: the 18 candidates desperate to impress Lord Alan Sugar

This year’s contestants for BBC’s The Apprentice are a modest bunch.

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Halifax Courier Business Awards 2015 at The Venue, Barkisland. All award winners.

A stellar line-up for this year’s Halifax Courier Business Awards

The shortlist for the 2016 Halifax Courier Business Awards has been announced - and once again the very best of the borough’s business community is on show.

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American street artist Peregrine Church

VIDEO: It will be raining words at Sheffield's Off The Shelf - tell us your favourite Yorkshire sayings

Aye up. 'Av a gander at this. Tha'll niver believe thi eyes with all this Tyke talk when it's silin' it darn in tarn!

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Drivers warned to avoid M62 after crash

Motorists are being advised to avoid the M62 after a three-car crash between Brighouse and Chain Bar.

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Sue Brook, Fleur Driver, Tegan Jones, and Nicki Tanner

Wallace Arnold celebrate 25 years in business

Halifax based travel agents Wallace Arnold Travel will celebrate 25 years of business with a grand re-launch and two days of commemorative events and promotions on September 23 and 24 to mark the special occasion.

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Businesses warned to expect cyber attacks as risk increases

Businesses warned to expect cyber attacks as risk increases

Businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks with many firms unaware of the illegal access that hackers are obtaining to their servers, it has been claimed.

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John Haslam

Pexa appoint new technical sales manager

Halifax-based supplier of surface finishing materials Pexa have appointed John Haslam as a technical sales manager for their non-destructive testing (NDT) customers.

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Sky presenter Juliet Mann with Valerie Holmes, Rachel Gough, and Yvonne Hirons from Property Portal who sponsored the LFS Best Small Conveyancing Firm in the North 2016 Award.

Awards success for Hipperholme law firm

Hipperholme-based law company Valerie Holmes was named as best Small Conveyancing Firm in the North at the Law Firm Services Awards held at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Great views over Halifax, on the Beacon Hill ramble route

Future of Halifax Business District to be decided

Ballot papers are being sent to businesses in Halifax town centre for them to vote on the future plans for a Business Improvement District (BID).

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Steven Leigh, Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Andy Davidson, Yorkshire Bank, Chris Taylor, Eaton Smith and Maxine Greenwood, Gary Whitaker, Ian Harrison, Kim Martlew of Pennine Pneumatic Services

Accolade for Pellon company Pennine Pneumatic Services

A Halifax company which provides compressed air solutions has become the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.

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Aziz Rahman, of international fraud solicitors Rahman Ravelli

Rahman Ravelli given top marks again by leading legal guide

Rahman Ravelli has been ranked as top fraud solicitors in the world’s most prestigious legal guide for the third year running.

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Sophie Cox

Lumilow’s Sophie makes the grade

Halifax based Lumilow Lighting is celebrating the achievements of Sophie Cox, who has successfully completed her apprenticeship with the firm.

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'The Smiler' at Alton Towers.

Alton Towers fined £5m over rollercoaster crash

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5 million after admitting health and safety breaches over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.

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From left: Ben Waites, David Heap, Simon Brearley

New appointment made at Walker Singleton surveyors

Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors have strengthened their team with Simon Brearley joining the business, to be based in Halifax.

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Business for Calderdale visit Rokt Climbing Gym and Millers Bar, for the launch of pHure Gin.

Leaders shown how to rise up after floods

Business leaders in Calderdale were treated to the growing success story of a Brighouse adventure centre and how it is supporting a flood charity with its latest venture.

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Virgin East Coast crews to strike next Monday - but trains will run without them

Virgin East Coast crews to strike next Monday - but trains will run without them

On Monday, October 3 the union is planning a 24-hour strike on the line, which runs from London, through Wakefield and Leeds to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Your money back if your train’s late: Ministers tighten screw on rail firms

Your money back if your train’s late: Ministers tighten screw on rail firms

Train companies could be made to announce to delayed passengers that they are entitled to compensation, under plans being considered by the Government.

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Outrage as Halifax-made Quality Street drops toffee deluxe sweet

Outrage as Halifax-made Quality Street drops toffee deluxe sweet

A petition has been set up to save the toffee deluxe in the Halifax-made Quality Street after owners Nestle confirmed it will replace the sweet with a Honeycomb Crunch in their tins.

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Concern for ‘danger’ emergency lay-bys on smart motorways

Concern for ‘danger’ emergency lay-bys on smart motorways

Drivers have described emergency lay-bys on smart motorways as “death zones” and “desperate unreachable havens”.

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Kate Hardcastle celebrating at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Celebrating 21 years of Kate Hardcastle’s business and charity work

Carol Smillie, BBC’s Harry Gration and other famous faces gathered at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to celebrate 21 years of Kate Hardcastle’s charity & business endeavours.

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