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Talking Politics: Holly Lynch MP

With crime on the rise for the first time in years it is more important than ever that our police receive the protections they need to be able to keep our streets safe.

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Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions with Coun Jane Scillion, Margaret Boyle and Coun Susan Press in Hebden Bridge

Labour launches national state pensioner age tour in Calderdale

Labour’s Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions has launched Labour’s national State Pension tour in a meeting with pensioners in Hebden Bridge.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Dewsbury Town Hall.

Thousands of fines handed out since littering enforcement outsourced to private company

Thousands of fines have been handed out for littering in Kirklees over the last few months as the council outsources litter enforcement responsibilities to a private firm.

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker

Hundreds attend meeting called by MP to discuss Calderdale Local Plan

Hundreds of residents attended the first meeting organised by the the Calder Valley MP to discuss the Local Plan being put forward by Calderdale Council and the impacts it will have on towns and villages.

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Flash flood on Burnley Road Mytholmroyd

Major drainage funding secured to help with flood defences

Calderdale's flood defence work has recieved a welcome boost with nearly £1m being secured to repair or replace more than 1,000 road gullies in the borough.

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Professor Nick Frost

National expert to protect welfare of Calderdale's children

A national expert will be leading the Calderdale Safeguarding Board to protect the welfare of children in the borough.

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REVEALED: Pubs in Halifax town centre fail police test purchases

REVEALED: Pubs in Halifax town centre fail police test purchases

A major licencing operation involving police officers and Calderdale Council has revealed pubs failed age test purchases in Halifax town centre and unlawful taxis were found on the road.

Crime
The Shay Stadium, Halifax

Fire safety review of cladding on the Shay Stadium

A review is being carried on the cladding at the Shay Stadium as Calderdale Council reviews it fire safety and procedures following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

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Salterhebble, Halifax.

Start date revealed for 12 months of roadworks on A629 highway

Work to widen the A629 at Salterhebble will begin later this month as part of a series of works on the route between Halifax and Huddersfield.

Transport
Samuel Benson, three, pictured in his flat cap holding a White Roses from Kelfield celebrates Yorkshire Day at Brimham Rocks. PIC: Simon Hulme

It’s Yorkshire’s day: Time for White Rose County to shape its own destiny

Plans to push ahead with a single Yorkshire devolution deal will include the region agreeing to have an elected Mayor, it was confirmed today.

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La Salsa, Halifax.

Could nude dancing be agreed under new Calderdale sex establishment policy?

Performers will no-longer have to wear nontransparent g-strings in Calderdale if councillors agree a new policy for the licensing of sex establishments in the borough.

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Leeds officials celebrate the opening of the new PFI Lawnswood School building in 2003.

£13bn bill for Yorkshire councils’ ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI schemes

Taxpayers have been left with a £13bn bill for contracts signed by Yorkshire councils to construct and maintain new schools, homes and waste facilities paid for under the controversial Public Finance Initiative, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Rail campaigners’ anger as Calder Valley electrification thrown into doubt

Rail campaigners’ anger as Calder Valley electrification thrown into doubt

Rail campaigners in Halifax have voiced their anger after plans for electrification and capacity improvements in the North of England now look to be in doubt.

Transport
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Hebden Bridge town hall.

Corbyn to tour marginal seats as Labour set for snap poll

The Calder Valley is among five Yorkshire seats being targeted by Labour this summer as Jeremy Corbyn readies the party for another snap election.

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Speed and parking restrictions in Elland Wood Bottom and Park Road, Elland.

Speed limit set to be cut on ‘dangerous’ Elland Road

Campaigners and residents who have been demanding a reduction in the speed limit and safety measures on Elland Road could finally get their wish.

Transport
Aerial shot showing the Crosslee factory

Scheme for 50 home Hipperholme site rejected by councillors

A new housing development that would have seen up to 50 homes built next to a Hipperholme factory has been rejected by councillors.

Business
General Election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax. Holly Lynch.

Talking politics: Holly Lynch MP

I was proud and humbled to be re-elected as Member of Parliament for Halifax recently with an increased majority.

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Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Flooding part of portfolio in Halifax MP’s new shadow front bench role

HALIFAX MP Holly Lynch has been given a shadow front bench portfolio following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s post-election reshuffle.

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The Move: Signals Tods influence in the past and also future capabilities, says Coun Tattersall

£20,000 - or less - to bring John ‘home’

A famous Todmorden landmark could soon be on the move, bringing its story full circle and linking the past and the future.

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