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‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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The Government has criticised the lack of progress on the Calderdale Local Plan

Calderdale Council leaders come under fire over Local Plan progress

Leaders at Calderdale Council have been heavily criticised over the development of its Local Plan which aims to build thousands of homes over the next few years.

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Congestion on Huddersfield Road, brighouse

Plan for £52.4m Brighouse bypass moves a step closer

Schemes which could deliver millions of pounds worth of investment in Brighouse to boost employment and reduce congestion have moved a step closer.

Transport
The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

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Will there be changes made to the Calderdale Local Plan

Leaders to fight Government target of new homes needed in controversial Calderdale Local Plan

The leaders at Calderdale Council will look to cut the number of new homes needed in the controversial Local Plan to under 10,000.

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The new Calderdale Community Wardens

New wardens to protect and serve Calderdale's communities

A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough.

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West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

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Lord O'Neill has criticised the commitment of Theresa May's Government to the Northern Powerhouse

Show us you’re committed to Northern Powerhouse, Theresa May urged

One of the architects of the Northern Powerhouse project has called on Theresa May and two of her senior Cabinet colleagues to explicitly commit to giving the North’s strategic transport body the same powers as its counterpart in London.

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Huge campaign launched to get guns and 'trophies of war' off Calderdale streets

Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Policing is supporting this year’s national firearms surrender to rid the streets in Calderdale of guns.

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Wakefield Road in Brighouse will be closed overnight due to roadworks

Main route to the M62 at Brighouse set for overnight closure

One of the main routes taking traffic to the M62 at Brighouse will be closed overnight due to roadworks.

Transport
A think-tank report says 'Millenials' and 'Generation Z' will need to unlock the potential of the North.

Young people ‘will inherit a North rich in assets but poor in opportunity’, says think-tank

Brexit will have nearly twice the impact on the North’s economy by 2030 as it will on London’s, according to a report published today which urges the Government to “devolve real economic power” to the region.

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Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

West Yorkshire's council leaders have urged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to keep them involved in decisions about the planned upgrade of the trans-Pennine rail route.

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Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Public Health and Inequalities, CouncillorFaisal Shoukat

Figures reveal suicide rate in Calderdale higher than UK average

A new plan to reduce the number of suicides in Calderdale is being implemented by Calderdale Council and partners.

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Amjad Bashir MEP hosts Conservative Party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin at Betie's in Elland

MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber: Brexit is an opportunity, not a threat

More than 200 Conservative Party supporters gathered in Elland for a dinner with the theme “Global Britiain - Out of the EU into the World”.

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Rastrick Library

Future of Calderdale libraries to be reviewed in bid to meet budget savings

The future of libraries across the borough and the services they provide will be discussed by Calderdale Council as they look to meet their budget savings.

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Councillor Susan Press

Leaders to rule on funding support for borough's most vulnerable people

Leaders at Calderdale Council will decide whether to allow funding to continue for a grant scheme that provides financial support to vulnerable people in the borough.
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Councillor Tim Swift and George Paterson, Director of Property Services at Together Housing Group

Post-Grenfell fire review recommends £500,000 of safety measures in Calderdale

A REVIEW of council buildings across Calderdale in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has recommended the authority spends £500,000 improving fire safety.

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Robin Tuddenham, Electoral Registration Officer at Calderdale Council,

Council chief urges residents to their say on boundary changes

The chief executive at Calderdale Council is urging residents to have their say on the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England
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View of Elland

Future of Elland's buildings and assets to be discussed by board

The people of Elland are being invited to a meeting that will discuss the future of the town's buildings and how Calderdale Council manages them.
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Halifax MP Holly Lynch

‘High Speed Rail would be game changer for Halifax’ says MP

Halifax MP Holly Lynch has called on the Government to ensure that Halifax features in plans for the proposed ‘High Speed 3’ rail line describing it as a potential ‘game changer’ for the area.

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