Can ‘find and fix gangs’ solve borough’s pothole problems?

Calderdale Council is looking to create a new strategy to solve pothole problems in the borough and replace outdated methods such as ‘pack and whack’ temporary repairs.

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

Study builds platform for new £14m Elland rail station

The first major study into the potential for a new Elland railway station has revealed its site and estimated cost of £14m.

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More than 150 bladed and offensive weapons and 80 guns handed in during weapons surrender.

Campaign to get guns and knives off streets of Calderdale

A county-wide weapons amnesty has been officially launched in West Yorkshire today in a bid to get guns and knives off the streets.

Parking charges re-introduced on the streets in Halifax town centre. Powell Street

Revealed: Where and when new Calderdale parking charges will come into force

Notices are going up this week, to inform road users of changes to parking charges on street and in car parks across Calderdale.

Coun Tim Swift.

Conservative budget plans worse than the hated Poll Tax - Council leader

The Labour group leader in Calderdale has hit out at the Conservative Group for targeting people on low incomes in their budget proposals, claiming that their proposals include changes that are worse than Mrs Thatcher’s Poll Tax.

Councillor Scott Benton leader of the Calderdale Conservative Group

Alternative proposals published ahead of budget meeting

The Conservative Group in Calderdale has published its alternative Council budget ahead of the meeting where council leaders from across all political parties will make its final decision on proposals.

Local Elections. Graham Hall.

Election to be held after death of councillor

A new election will be held in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward following the sad death of Councillor Graham Hall.

Demand for better service at ‘worst connected station in Calderdale’

Demand for better service at ‘worst connected station in Calderdale’

Campaigning councillors have called for a new bus service in order to improve access to the ‘worst connected station in Calderdale’.

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New councillors elected to Hebden Royd Town Council

New councillors elected to Hebden Royd Town Council

A by-election was held last Thursday to elect two new councillors to Hebden Royd Town Council.

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Coun Tim Swift.

Talking politics: Coun Tim Swift

This week, Coun Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, argues that Calderdale Council is doing all it can to protect front-line services.

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GMB, the trade union which represents foster carers in Calderdale, in Halifax Town Centre  for a petition signing event in support of Calderdale foster carers, following the council�"s decision to rubber-stamp detrimental changes to their terms and conditions.

Changes to stop those abusing fostering system

The director of Calderdale Council’s children’s services has hit back at a small group of carers who are against changes to fostering in the borough and insisted the measures will stop people abusing the system.

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Trainee soldier from Halifax convicted of attempted murder

Trainee soldier from Halifax convicted of attempted murder

A trainee soldier from Halifax is facing up to life in prison for the attempted murder of a fellow soldier who he told a court martial he was being bullied by.

Brighouse parking charges.  Bethel Street.

MP raps parking charge plan as hundreds sign petition

Hundreds of people have signed a petition expressing their anger over proposed parking charges for Brighouse town centre as the debate reaches the House of Commons.

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Calderdale Royal Hospital

NHS trust named and shamed as one of 360 employers to underpay workers

More than 350 employers, including the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and a business in Hebden Bridge, have been named and shamed as the Government publishes the largest ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders.

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First time buyers looking at houses for sale in an estate agents window.

Helping first time buyers onto the property ladder

First-time buyers in Calderdale are invited to an open day to find out about affordable ways to get on the property ladder.

Revealed: Areas that will see changes to bin and recycling services

Revealed: Areas that will see changes to bin and recycling services

The areas that will see an overhaul and more changes to bin and recycling services in Calderdale have been revealed.

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Green bins

Talking politics: James Baker (Lib Dem Leader in Calderdale)

This week, Coun James Baker discusses why more needs to be done to improve the recycling rate in Calderdale and help the environement.

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Inside the Council: Chris Pillai

Inside the Council: Chris Pillai

This week, Coun Chris Pillai puts the case for more street lighting in Brighouse.

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Fiona Meleschko with Laura Mattimore at the Sling Swing fundraiser for Forget Me Not

Mum’s plight for cause close to her heart

A brave mum whose baby son died last year has vowed to raise awareness of the hospice which helped her family through its darkest hours.

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