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Reflection: Why should you choose Fairtrade goods?

I have to confess to feeling somewhat demoralised after the last few weeks by Trump mania and Brexit politics.

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This month there will be an event called Space Trek

Discovering the power of Science Fiction

Science fiction has fascinated me since I was a child. I’ve watched, read and played lots of different kinds of science fiction over the years and it’s entertained and even inspired me. My love of science fiction is one of, if not the biggest reason I was interested in science at school, did a degree in Chemistry and ended up working at a place like Eureka!

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Holly took children from Mixenden to Westminster

Column: Bring on 2017- It’s to be a big year for Halifax

Our Crown Post Office closed this autumn depriving local people of its dedicated services and leaving the landmark building on Commercial Street empty. Soon after, our Magistrates’ Court and County Court were closed marking the end of 140 years of justice provision in Halifax.

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The Piece Hall

Column: Explore the ‘fantastical’ Piece Hall through print and press

Adults with even the slightest interest in The Piece Hall and its weird and wonderful history – tight-rope walking and elephant parades to name just two curiosities – can start to get closer to The Piece Hall in the New Year through a new educational course.

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Steve Duncan from CFFC and the Watermark Fund is presented with pHure Gin bottle number 001, by co-creator Euan Noble, at Millars Bar, Brighouse

Community spirit: Positive legacy from the flood

When the flood hit on Boxing Day 2015, we were all in shock. No one expected the devastation, destruction and long term effect it would have on our communities, even now, one year on.

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Canon Hilary Barber

Festive reflection with Canon Hilary Barber, vicar of Halifax Minster

Where has 2016 gone - it seems only but a few weeks since it was last Christmas? Yet so much has indeed happened: the EU Referendum; the resignation of David Cameron as our Prime Minister, and the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister and her Government; the election of Donald Trump as President elect of the United States of America; the terrible suffering of people and communities in Syria, the Yemen, and Afghanistan; the continued population migration from the Middle East to Europe, as people leave their home and country in fear of their lives and in search of security and peace; the impact of austerity on our nation and the suffering it has brought to thousands of people on low incomes; the recent revelations concerning sport and safeguarding; the terrible floods in the Calder Valley and elsewhere; all of which seems to have dominated the news for weeks and months.

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Yvette with residents from Trinity Fold Care Home

Goodwill to all this Christmas time at Eureka!

Is it just me, or did the shops start selling Christmas items even earlier than usual this year? Back in early October I’m sure I spotted some Christmas stock alongside the Halloween section in my local supermarket.

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Golden team: Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team column: Saving lives come rain or shine

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) has been saving lives in wild and remote places since 1966.

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Who is responsible for pensioners staying warm this winter?

Tom Richmond: Whitehall’s cold shoulder to a matter of life and death

ON behalf of those senior citizens who simply can’t afford to heat their homes in order to stay warm this winter, I’ve been trying to find out who is taking responsibility for the issue of ‘fuel poverty’ after it emerged that 24,300 vulnerable pensioners and others died prematurely from hypothermia and related conditions last winter.

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Look for the people who help in bad situations

Eureka! column: How do you tell children about the bad things?

I recently had to help my seven year old understand the word ‘beheaded’, after he heard about this at school.

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Date: 7th November 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Thirsk Yarnbombers have been stringing thousands of knitted poppies around Thirsk, for the run up to Remembrance Day including a large draped display on the side of St Mary's Church, Thirsk. Pictured A sample of the thousands on poppies on display.

Rob Atkinson: Fifa is wrong to stop England footballers wearing poppies

Not for the first time, I’m a bit annoyed with FIFA, world football’s governing body.

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"I dont think banning driven grouse shooting is the answer."

Talking Politics: Joining the debate on grouse shooting ban

Many people will be aware of the opinion that one of the big factors which contributed to the horrendous flooding in the Calder Valley at Christmas was the Grouse Moor on the Walshaw Estate above Hebden Bridge.

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Was grouse shooting to blame for the floods in the Calder Valley last winter?

Craig Whittaker: Banning grouse hunting would not prevent floods

MANY people will be aware of the opinion circulating around the Calder Valley that one of the big factors that contributed to the horrendous flooding at Christmas was the grouse moor on the Walshaw Estate above Hebden Bridge.

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Views over Halifax

Talking politics: Halifax split in half and joined with Brighouse?

As part of their initial review of Parliamentary Boundaries, the Boundary Commission (BCE) have substantially changed the existing Calder Valley and Halifax constituencies.

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Catherine Scott: Is being a fussy eater really in your DNA?

Catherine Scott: Is being a fussy eater really in your DNA?

I have spent the best part of a decade coping with a ‘particular’ eater (she assures me she’s not picky)

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Remembrance services will be held across the country.

Comment: In the line of duty

It is significant that younger war veterans should be playing such an active role in this year’s Poppy Appeal; humbling because time is now catching up on those who fought in the Second World War, it is also poignant because of the sacrifices made by brave members of the Armed Forces in more recent conflicts.

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Hannah Webster enjoying time at Eureka!

Eureka! column: Language is more powerful than you think

As adults however, we’ve learned that simply isn’t true. Whether carelessly dropped or intentionally thrown, words have the power to cause great pain.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, an injured girl lies on a bed as she gets treatment in a hospital in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on Tuesday. Rebels fired rockets at government-held areas. One hit a primary school, killing six people among them five children and wounding 18 students, according to state-run news agency SANA. It said some of the wounded are in a serious condition

Mary Creagh: We cannot wash our hands of the Syrian people’s ordeal

I VISITED Lebanon last September and saw at first-hand the scale of the appalling humanitarian crisis spilling out from Syria and across the Middle East.

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Talking Politics: We should have the right to ‘return’ Brexit

Talking Politics: We should have the right to ‘return’ Brexit

We, the British public, have bought Brexit. It was advertised as coming with £350m a week extra for the NHS, control of our borders and the ability to maintain free trade with Europe.

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