Police thanks follow ELD demo

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Police have thanked business owners and residents in Halifax and Sowerby Bridge for helping with their enquiries into last weekend’s English Defence League protest.

Officers have been out and about seeking people’s views on how the demonstration impacted on their business and life.

Bike theft arrest

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by officers from the Southowram and Siddal neighbourhood policing team.

The youth, who is suspected of stealing a motorbike, has since been bailed.

Pupils aim higher!

More than 200 Calderdale students visited the Aimhigher Year 10 Futures Conference at Heath Training and Development Centre, Halifax.

Students got to speak to Connexions advisors and local university and college representatives, and took part in workshops ranging from forensic science to healthcare.

The two-day event was the last to be held in Calderdale, as the Aimhigher programme finishes this month due to government funding cuts.

Join in history trail

The Halifax Festival may be officially over, but the Halifax Civic Trust’s Festival Civic Trail challenge is still going strong.

There are 15 questions about the town’s built environment and completed quiz sheets can be entered into a prize draw.

The forms are available from Square Chapel, Halifax Minster, Piece Hall Tourist Information Office, Halifax Reference Library and Halifax Town Hall, or downloaded from www.halifaxfestival.co.uk.

Entries must be returned to Square Chapel by July 29.

£10 challenge

Pupils of Brooksbank School, Elland, took part in a £10 challenge event which involved them thinking up ideas to double the investment.

They were guided by former pupil and businessman Liam Siddall and three teams turned over £784 from £30 resulting in a profit of £420.