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Angry resident rung Calderdale leader 20 times in one hour to complain

A disgruntled resident called the chief executive 20 times in one hour one and another annoyed resident has sent 150 emails in twelve months to staff at Calderdale Council.

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Calderdale markets in state of disrepair get £500k boost

Calderdale markets in state of disrepair get £500k boost

The roofs at two Calderdale markets that are in varying states of disrepair will get a £500k boost as Calderdale Council launches its transformation programme.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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Road works on the A58, at Stump Cross, causing 30-40 minute delays for traffic

Talking politics: Coun James Baker (leader of Calderdale Liberal Democrats)

This week, Coun James Baker argues the case for funding more public transport and discusses the campaign to save Calderdale’s stroke unit.

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Craig Whittaker MP

Calderdale MPs unite against incinerator plan

Controversial proposals to construct two waste incinerators in Sowerby Bridge have united Calderdale’s MPs who are holding a meeting to rally opposition to the plans.

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The scene outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Families praise reaction from Calderdale schools visiting London during terror attack

Parents and families have praised Calderdale Council and four schools for their swift action and keeping them informed about the safety of their children following the London terrorist attack.

Education
Halifax Town Hall flags to fly at half mast today in honour of London terror attack victims

Halifax Town Hall flags to fly at half mast today in honour of London terror attack victims

Calderdale Council will lower the Town Hall flags to half mast to pay tribute to the victims of the London terror attack.

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PC Keith Palmer, left, and Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker

Calder Valley MP praises PC Keith Palmer for ‘ultimate sacrifice’

The bravery of murdered Pc Keith Palmer was hailed by colleagues, friends and the many MPs whom he was charged with protecting.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Date:13th July 2011.
Cragg Vale, Junior and Infants School, near Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

Panel to review council leaders’ decision over school merger plans

Education
Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

The Halifax Labour Party is wanting to split a ward as a counter proposal to the Boundary Commission which wants to take part of Halifax and transfer it into the Calder Valley parliamentary constituency.

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Huge response to petition against school funding changes

Huge response to petition against school funding changes

A petition launched by Halifax MP Holly Lynch against proposed changes to the way schools are funded has been signed by almost 1,000 people.

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Halifax soldier jailed for six years for trying to murder Catterick ‘bully’

Halifax soldier jailed for six years for trying to murder Catterick ‘bully’

A Halifax trainee soldier who stabbed a knife into the bed of a comrade who was allegedly bullying him at a Yorkshire army base has been jailed for six years for attempted murder.

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Talking politics: Holly Lynch MP

Talking politics: Holly Lynch MP

As Fairtrade Fortnight comes to an end, I want to say a massive thank you to all the schools, places of worship, businesses and volunteers who have joined in to make it a success.

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University link up to boost economic growth with new business centre

University link up to boost economic growth with new business centre

Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is launching a new initiative to drive growth amongst early-stage and growing businesses in Halifax.

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The Whitley Phoenix Centre, Holmfield

Staff crisis at education unit for vulnerable pupils in borough

An urgent solution is needed to meet the needs of vulnerable pupils who attend the Calderdale Pupil Referral Unit as it also contends with staffing problems.

Education
2 January 2015.......    Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to supporters during a visit to The Crossley Gallery in Dean Clough, Halifax. TJ100647a Picture by Tony Johnson

Tories fined record £70,000 for failing to accurately report election expenses

The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to accurately report its election expenses.

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Interior of Halifax town hall, which has been listed as one of the top ten town halls in the country to visit
Council chambers

Calderdale only authority in region not to stream meetings

Calderdale Council is now the only local authority in West Yorkshire which doesn’t afford its residents the opportunity to view council meetings online it has been revealed.

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Calderdale councillors Roger Taylor, Stephen Baines and Peter Caffrey at the green field site in Green Lane, Shelf.

New housing development for Calderdale village approved despite 162 objections

Controversial plans for a new housing development at a Calderdale village have today (Tuesday) been given the green light.

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Search begins for new Calderdale chief as Merran McRae departs

Search begins for new Calderdale chief as Merran McRae departs

The search has begun to find a new chief executive at Calderdale Council following the departure of Merran McRae.

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