How the curious case of the Halifax Slasher caused a mass outbreak of hysteria

They call it valley bottom fever and while there is no scientific proof, many of those who live in Calderdale don’t need peer-reviewed research to be convinced of its existence. Author Benjamin Myers is one of them.
Leader of Calderdale Council Councillor Tim Swift

Leaders at Calderdale Council to add their voice to transport row

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling will be pressed by Calderdale Council to honour the Government’s promises on road and rail improvements.

VIDEO: Fly DSA Arena takes off as Doncaster Sheffield Airport gets naming rights of Sheffield Arena

UP, up and away...Yorkshire's biggest arena is soaring to new heights today after a six-figure naming rights deal by Doncaster Sheffield Airport to rebrand Sheffield Arena as Fly DSA Arena.
Halifax has been named as one of top ten getaway hotspots by

Halifax revealed as one of the UK’s top spontaneous getaway hotspots

Halifax has been revealed as one of the top ten places to go for a spontaneous getaway.
Tracy Harvey at the Piece Hall, Halifax.

Putting Harveys right at the very heart of Halifax

Halifax has often been accused of hiding its light under a bushel, but you’ll only ever hear department store boss Tracy Harvey shouting its virtues from the rooftop.

Amanda Dalby

Business Focus: Amanda Dalby, Dalby Funeral Directors

This week’s Business Focus is with Amanda Dalby of Dalby Funeral Directors.

Burberry's Christopher Bailey from Halifax

Halifax Burberry boss underlines its commitment to Yorkshire despite halting Leeds plans

Christopher Bailey, the ​Halifax-born ​chief creative officer of luxury brand Burberry​, has said the potential for UK trad​ing​ post-Brexit is "enormous"​ as he insisted the group is "absolutely committed" to keeping its manufacturing in Yorkshire.
Bailiff Bridge (Google Street View)

Project to stop sewer flooding finished ahead of schedule

A project to prevent sewer flooding in Bailiff Bridge that saw one of the village's busiest roads closed as finished two weeks ahead of schedule.

Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May re-affirms commitment to investing in Yorkshire transport links

The Prime Minister has re-affirmed her commitment to investing billions of pounds in the region’s transport links, during a PMQs which saw the Government come under fire for its “unacceptable” offer on public sector pay.
Want to become a journalist?

Journalist apprenticeship scheme launched

Have you always dreamed of being a journalist? Reporting the news that can make a real difference in your community?
You have one more month to spend your old pound coins.

There’s only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

Video: Free advice and training at Google's Digital Garage helps firms reach new heights

In the cut-throat world of digital commerce, even an established business can use a little advice.

on site: The Digital Garage is a place where anyone can come and learn how to harness the power of the internet. Picture: Chris Etchells

Pearl, 75, now an IT whizz thanks to Google

A chance encounter with Google’s Digital Garage in Sheffield has helped transform Pearl Page-Green from a part-time IT user into a ‘gadget granny’.

Top draw: The Piece Hall is in the final three for a national travel writers tourism award

Piece Hall in mix for top award

Halifax’s Piece Hall has been nominated for a national award following its £19 million renovation and re-opening this summer.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will begin night flights

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to fly at night

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance will begin its first night flights after being given permission from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Mobile speed cameras are out and about in Calderdale

Mobile speed camera locations in Calderdale

Mobile speed cameras will be in the following locations around Calderdale starting Monday 18 September.
Damage to the entrance to Orchard House in Elland

Elland business left counting the cost of irresponsible lorry drivers

An Elland business is demanding better signage to warn drivers of large vehicles about the height restrictions of a railway bridge.

Proud: From the left, back, Colin Smart (senior partner), Simon Pennells (senior partner), Helen Parsons (partner), Natalie McDermott, Marie Bradley (partner), Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Major Hardy and Paul Brown and, front,  James Boyd, Jacqui George, Amber Fermoyle, Alison Smart and Theresa Bright

Top design wins Halifax company Royal award for enterprise and innovation

An ingenious practical design which benefits the British Army and has civilian use has won a proud Halifax company the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation.

Drivers have been warned to stay away from a number of dangerous roads when Storm Aileen hits tonight.

Highways Agency reveals list of Yorkshire roads you should avoid during Storm Aileen

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major 'A roads' tonight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen strikes Yorkshire.


Police confirm names of tragic youngsters killed in M62 smash in Yorkshire

Police today released the names of two young children from West Yorkshire killed in a crash on the M62.

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