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£40m Halifax town centre regeneration scheme moves a step forward

A £40 million scheme for a 'once-in-a-lifetime transformation' of Halifax town centre is about to move a step forward.
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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.

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John Walker, second left, receiving his award at the NABMA annual conference.

Calderdale's market manager named best in the country

The manager of Calderdale Council’s markets has been named the country’s Market Manager of the Year at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards.

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Richard Oastler in Brighouse

Here's how you can get a discount on your Wetherspoons bill today

Pub chain Wetherspoons is offering all customers 7.5 per cent off food and drink today as part of a campaign

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Talha Asmal, from Dewsbury, who became Britain's youngest suicide bomber in 2015.

‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’

Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.

Crime
19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

Opinion
Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May re-affirms commitment to investing in Yorkshire transport links

The Prime Minister has re-affirmed her commitment to investing billions of pounds in the region’s transport links, during a PMQs which saw the Government come under fire for its “unacceptable” offer on public sector pay.
Transport
There is still time to comment on Calderdale's Local Plan, which will shape the area's housing builds over the coming decades

Still time to send council your views on Calderdale Local Plan - and there are some drop-in sessions

There are just over two weeks left for local people to have their say on the draft plans for housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in Calderdale over the next 15 years.

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What will Storm Aileen bring?

Calderdale Council 'fully prepared' for Storm Aileen

Calderdale Council has said it has everything in place to deal with the disruption and the aftermath of what Storm Aileen might bring.
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Funding has been approved to start the regeneration of Beech Hill in Halifax

Calderdale schemes given the go-ahead in £9m project deals

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee has backed almost £9m of funding to progress local transport, housing, clean energy and business growth projects.

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Picture of the queues on the A629 by Andrew Swallow

An absolute joke; a shambles - commuters react to A629 chaos as 12 months of roadworks begin

Commuters in and out of Halifax have reacted to the roadworks at Salterhebble as drivers are faced with huge tailbacks and up to an hour added to their journey time.

Transport
Casa Hotel and Restaurant on Elland Road, Brighouse

Casa Hotel plans move one step closer after committee gives the go-ahead

The saga over a controversial extension to a restaurant and hotel in Brighouse could be at an end after new plans were given the approval by the planning committee at Calderdale Council.

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Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Council leaders are calling for urgent talks with the government on an elected mayor and Yorkshire devolution.

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More multi-storey car park plans revealed for Halifax town centre

A review into the parking facilities will be considered by Calderdale Counicl leaders which include building a new multi storey car park on the site of one which was only demolished less than 18 months ago.

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What does the future hold for Northgate House and Halifax Central Library?

Talks on the future of Northgate House and demolition plan

The future of Northgate House and the old Halifax Central library will be discussed by Calderdale Council leaders next month.
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How the new leisure centre and swimming pool in Halifax could look

Plans for new Halifax leisure centre and swimming pool due early 2018

A full business case and plan for a a new state-of-the-art swimming and leisure facility for Halifax will not be produced until early next year.

Business
Halifax swimming pool

Plans to demolish Halifax swimming pool to build new major car park revealed

The demolition of Halifax swimming pool and the construction of major new car park will be considered by Calderdale Council leaders as they discuss car parking in Halifax.

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Elland library

Major review into Calderdale Council-owned buildings and land

A major review into Calderdale Council-owned buildings and land is being carried which could see Elland Library refurbished as a new locality hub.

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Labour's Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Halifax MP and Yorkshire colleagues pile pressure on Government to devolve transport funding and powers

Labour MPs including Halifax' Holly Lynch have added their voices to calls for the region to receive greater control over transport funding amid the ongoing backlash over the Government's decision to cancel long-awaited rail upgrades.

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Brighouse Summer Festival

Businesses bid to take town centre forward

Businesses in Brighouse are being asked to contribute to a fund to create a Business Improvement District (BID) with the aim of taking the town centre forward.

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