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‘Flood-hit firms need more insurance help’

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Government to help Calderdale businesses secure affordable insurance following last winter’s floods.

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Employment site finished at Copley Valley project

Employment site finished at Copley Valley project

A regeneration project in the Copley Valley has seen the completion of four warehouses which will bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Calderdale’s flood hit firms

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Calderdale’s flood hit firms

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been in Calderdale visiting Sowerby Bridge businesses hit by Boxing Day floods.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Calderdale Royal Hospital

NHS Trust owed thousands for non-EU nationals’ hospital care

Hundreds of thousands of pounds are owed to Yorkshire hospitals in unpaid bills for providing treatment to non-EU nationals in the last year.

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Pupils at Brighouse High School

Talking politics: Tim Swift, leader, Calderdale Council

Council leader Tim Swift discusses the impact of Government cuts to public services, including our local schools.

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MP urges government to tackle ‘commuter crush’

MP urges government to tackle ‘commuter crush’

Halifax MP Holly Lynch has called on the Government to take action to ease the ‘commuter crush’ on overcrowded trains to Leeds and Manchester.

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Sunshine on Halifax Town Hall, with blue sky above.

Outrage over major changes for Calderdale’s foster carers

GMB, the trade union that represents foster carers in Calderdale, will demonstrate outside Halifax Town Hall this week when the Council’s full cabinet meet to ‘rubber-stamp detrimental changes’ to the terms and conditions of foster carers across Calderdale.

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Councillors Howard Blagbrough and Scott Benton at greenbelt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Councillors’ anger over proposals to reshape constituencies

A major reshuffle in political constituencies has too many flaws and many people will resent being paired with Halifax according to Brighouse and Rastrick councillors.

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Halifax’s community fighting back to prevent child grooming

Halifax’s community fighting back to prevent child grooming

The west central Halifax community is fighting back to protect children and people becoming victims of grooming and sexual exploitation.

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Robust approach to safeguarding youngsters in response to failings

Robust approach to safeguarding youngsters in response to failings

A robust and resilient approach to tackling Child Sexual exploitation and child abuse in Calderdale is now in place, according to the Calderdale Safeguarding Board.

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Victim’s story of grooming and sexual abuse revealed an ‘inadequate system’

Victim’s story of grooming and sexual abuse revealed an ‘inadequate system’

The independent organisation that carried out the serious case review about how a Halifax schoolgirl became the victim of child sexual exploitation said her story ‘describes an inadequate system’.

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Coun Tim Swift.

‘We’re sorry for our failings’ - Apology to victim of child sex abuse

A harrowing report into the sexual abuse of a Halifax school girl has been published which outlines the failures and inadequacies of agencies and professionals.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Autumn Statement 2016: Council leader warns of ‘challenging’ budget decisions

The leader of Calderdale Council says it will now face “hugely challenging” decisions over future budgets.

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‘Inadequate system’ failed victim in 17-man child sex abuse case

‘Inadequate system’ failed victim in 17-man child sex abuse case

A harrowing report into the sexual abuse of a Halifax school girl has been published which outlines the failures and inadequacies of agencies and professionals.

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Sue Cooper from Little Valley Brewery

Autumn Statement response: Calderdale brewery owner’s message to Chancellor

Following today’s Autumn Statement, a Calderdale brewery owner is urging the Chancellor to offer reassurance to the beer industry.

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Jo Cox, who became an MP in May 2015.

Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn described Jo Cox as an “ambassador of kindness and compassion” following news that Thomas Mair has been found guilty of her murder.

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Be the first to see behind the scenes work at Elland Bridge

Be the first to see behind the scenes work at Elland Bridge

A unique tour to see behind-the-scenes of the works to rebuild Elland Bridge, on the Calder & Hebble Navigation, which was destroyed by the Boxing Day floods, will be held this weekend.

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Aerial shot showing the Crosslee factory

50 house estate plan for land next to Hipperholme factory

The surrounding land of an established manufacturer will be transformed into a new housing estate if plans are given the green light.

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Car parking issues on Union Street, Halifax

Free parking in Halifax town centre for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers in Halifax will be able to park for free on Saturdays in four of the Council car parks in the run up to Christmas.

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