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Campaign to help schools tacked pupil obesity

A Brighouse based sports education company has launched a campaign to help schools across the county fulfil new Government guidelines launched this month designed to tackle obesity among primary school children.

Chris Hopkins

Business Focus: Chris Hopkins, Ploughcroft

This week’s Business Focus is with Chris Hopkins, who founded Ploughcroft before selling the business in January this year.

Business for Calderdale meeting at Elder restaurant, in the Piece Hall, Halifax

A warm Piece Hall welcome for businesses

Business for Calderdale’s meeting in September took place at the Elder restaurant inthe Piece Hall.

One of the proposed sites in Calderdale Council's local plan.

Last chance to have your say on local plan

Residents living near to a Halifax beauty spot fear it will be swallowed up by a new housing development.

Field Lane Co-Op

Co-op is set to re-open after recent update

Field Lane Co-op in Brighouse is set to re-launch later this month following a £150,000 makeover.


Eureka reveal plans for new museum and Halifax expansion

Eureka the national children's museum has revealed exciting new plans to expand its museum in Halifax and open a new one in Liverpool.

Leeds Road Bradford.

Woman killed in collision with car in Bradford city centre is named

POLICE have named the woman pedestrian who died after she was struck by a  car in Bradford city centre earlier this week.

Police have found two schoolgirls who went missing from Bradford.

Two schoolgirls missing from Bradford are found after four days

Police have found two schoolgirls who were reported missing in Bradford on Monday.


Halifax - One of UK’s best places to get away from it all

Canny Brits taking a well-earned impromptu breather with a UK “staycation” are choosing well - they’re coming to Halifax.

Traffic building up on the M62 eastbound near Leeds following the crash. Picture: Highways Agency/Crown

Emergency services respond to pile-up on M62 near Leeds

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash on the M62 near Leeds this afternoon.

Ten fascinating facts you may not know about conkers

Autumn means conker season, and it's time to get collecting.

Wainstalls Junior and Infant school (Google street view)

Play area boost for Calderdale village

Wainstalls village will soon see a new play area created for children and young people, after a successful application to the Suez Communities Trust.

Active Community Education in Sport

Schools get to grips with sporting drive by Brighouse firm to tackle obesity

A Brighouse sports education company has launched a major campaign to help schools across the region fulfil new government guidelines designed to tackle obesity among young children.

Residents in Calderdale are being asked to recycle more metal

Campaign launched to recycle more metal in Calderdale

Calderdale Council along with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK has launched a new recycling campaign to make sure metal items are re-used.

MD of Halifax Bank, Russell Galley, inspiring students at Trinity Academy Halifax, a Teach First iniative. Pictured with  Rebecca Round and Catherine Kripps

Halifax bank boss goes back to school to inspire pupils

The managing director of Halifax bank went back to school as he delivered a careers lesson to pupils.

More than 9,000 men contacted police about domestic abuse

Charity reveals 9,276 men told West Yorkshire Police they were a domestic abuse

More than 9,000 men across West Yorkshire contacted police to say they had been a victim of domestic abuse last year, according to new figures.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Halifax MP slams ‘chaotic’ roll out of Universal Credit in Calderdale

Halifax MP Holly Lynch has called for an urgent review of the Government’s flagship Universal Credit scheme amid claims it is leading to debt and uncertainty.

Jack Mawer, 13, walks his dog along the canal in Mytholmroyd with mother Mandy.

How a day in denim can make a major difference to young lives

The bond between Jack Mawer and his mum Mandy from Halifax is clear to see. Now they are raising awareness of Jeans for Genes Day.

Moors murderer Ian Brady

Brady’s funeral a mystery, inquest is told

THE burial plans for Moors Murderer Ian Brady remain a mystery, as an inquest heard he died of natural causes.

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CCTV images released after Halifax assault

Police in Halifax have today released CCTV images after an assault in the town centre over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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