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Mother of murdered soldier hits out at lack of support from MoD

THE mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has criticised the Ministry of Defence, saying it failed to support her family.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Yorkshire and Calderdale demands presented to May as she defends DUP deal

THERESA MAY has been urged not to forget the needs of Yorkshire and Calderdale as she defended her £1bn deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to shore up her government.

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Potential site for new Elland railway station, at Lowfields, Elland.

Campaigners welcome £22m Elland train station and transport hub plans

Rail campaigners have strongly welcomed the news that a budget of about £20 million has been allocated to opening a railway station and transport hub for Elland.

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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Vision for borough as Local Plan consulation looks to be given go-ahead

Leading councillors will decide to give the go-ahead for residents and businesses to comment on plans for the future of housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in the borough.

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Charity event: Carnival goers enjoying this years event at Centre Vale Park

‘Scandalous’ - Charity carnival slam council for park damage fine

Todmorden Charity Carnival organisers have slammed Calderdale Council’s decision to fine the group over damage to Centre Vale Park as “scandalous”.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council balances books but warns more costs must be cut

Calderdale Council has balanced its books by making “significant savings” and will now carry almost £10m over to the next financial year, newly-published accounts show.

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Aerial shot showing the Crosslee factory

Decision delayed AGAIN over plans for up to 50 homes in Hipperholme

A decision for outline permission to build up to 50 home on land surrounding an established Hipperholme manufacturer has been delayed again.

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The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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Orange Box, Halifax.

Orangebox draining resources as board looks to give up control

The board which runs the Orangebox wants to relenquish control due the financial pressures it faces and the risk it could have on the future of the Square Chapel organisation.

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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Calderdale’s draft Local Plan to reveal sites and green belt for development

Green belt land will be used for the development of housing and employment sites as Calderdale Council prepares to release its draft local plan for consultation.

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Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council leaders are hoping that backing Leeds City Council’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 will have major benefits to the borough.

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Former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive Ged Fitzgerald.

Former Calderdale Council deputy chief reportedly arrested in police investigation

A former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive has reportedly been arrested as part of a police investigation.

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

Labour hold in Halifax with a significantly increased majority

Halifax

Holly Lynch (Labour) 25,507

Chris Pearson (Conservative) 20,131

Mark Weedon (UKIP) 1,568

James Baker (Liberal Democrats) 1,070

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General Election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.Craig Whittaker

Conservatives hold on to the Calder Valley - but with vastly reduced majority

Craig Whittaker  (Conservative) - 26, 790 Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour) - 26,181 Janet Battye (Liberal Democrats) - 1952 Paul Rogan (UKIP) - 1,466 Rob Holden (Independent) - 1,034 Kieran Turner (Green Party) 631

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REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

Both Calderdale seats are still up for grabs as the exit polls show they are ‘too close to call’.

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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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Election 2017: Exit poll indicates Tories may not have an overall majority

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

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West Yorkshire results.

Election 2017: West Yorkshire results in full for Leeds, Bradford Wakefield and Huddersfield

The complete list of results from the 2017 General Election for West Yorkshire.

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Sue Flynn's dogs Amy and Dylan outside a polling station in Roundhay, north Leeds

Dogs at polling stations: Our round-up of the best

Every election day, the voters of Britain and their dogs are out in force.

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