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Theatre aims to get by with a little help from its friends

The Victoria theatre is looking to get by with a little help from their friends as it faces significant financial pressures.

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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Traffic queues after RTA on M62 near Brighouse.

Proposals for new M62 junction and Brighouse bypass

‘Intervention of a significant scale’ on the transport network in Brighouse will be needed to meet the demand of more than 3,000 homes in Brighouse and Rastrick.

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Open day at the re-building Elland Bridge project

Major setback as Elland bridge opening delayed

Complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities has resulted in the opening of Elland bridge being delayed.

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What will be built where in ‘vision’ for Brighouse and Rastrick

What will be built where in ‘vision’ for Brighouse and Rastrick

The ‘Vision for South East Calderdale’ identifies potential sites for new homes on the Southern and North Eastern sides of Brighouse, to create ‘garden suburbs’ which would include new homes and improved local facilities such as schools and parkland, according to Calderdale Council.

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

Fury over plans for housing on green belt land

A master plan for developing areas in Brighouse and Rastrick has revealed that more than 3,000 homes could be built on green belt land.

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MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

“We are a thunderstorm away from a flood.”

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End of era for Royal British Legion branch

End of era for Royal British Legion branch

Dwindling numbers and falling support has seen the Brighouse Royal British Legion branch disbanded.

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Brighouse parking charges. Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Controversial car parking charges on the agenda...again

Controversial charges to on street parking and free car parks in Calderdale will be discussed by leaders of the Council.

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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Plan to build over 3,000 homes on green belt in Brighouse and Rastrick

A master plan for developing areas in Brighouse and Rastrick has revealed that more than 3,000 homes could be built on green belt land.

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Grant of £37k takes charity a step closer to affordable housing dream

Grant of £37k takes charity a step closer to affordable housing dream

A Hebden Bridge charity working to bring more affordable housing to the upper Calder Valley has been awarded a grant of nearly £40,000.

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‘Flood-hit firms need more insurance help’

‘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.

Business
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.

Health
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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