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Weekend Thought: Summer is good time to reflect

The great British summer is upon us. School holidays have begun and we think of getting away for a break.

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Bin collection services in Calderdale

Letter: We pay extra for this service

No arranged green bin collection on our street on Tuesday.

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Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Brighouse. Picture: Abigail Kellett

Letter: Pedestrians are a human target at crossings

I believe Brighouse is a pedestrian nightmare. On the morning of Saturday, July 15, a car was on its side on the Bradford Road (roundabout by Tesco).

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Leeds Bradford Airport. Picture Tony Johnson.

Letter: Airport to play critical role post-Brexit

If Yorkshire is to remain the economic powerhouse it so clearly is, its links with the rest of the world – especially post-Brexit – are critical.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Live lives giving hope to others

Over these last few months we have seen a considerable amount of unrest across the country. There have been the difficulties of the general election and the uncertainties of Brexit.

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Letter: Time to close the pay gap

Letter: Time to close the pay gap

I am writing to ask for your help with making the pay gap between men and women in the UK non-existent.

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Shibden Hall, Halifax.

Letter: Dismay over ‘jewel in our crown’

I WAS left with a feeling of dismay and embarrassment after taking visitors from the Midlands to see Shibden Hall.

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The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster

Letter: We need to face unpalatable truth

I did not vote for Craig Whittaker but I feel the need to defend him against the vague accusations levelled at him in your correspondent Jennifer Altman’s letter to him (June 23).

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Donald Trump

Letter: Trump visit in limbo

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain was left out of the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, June 21, leading many to hope that it has been scrapped.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: The love of God the Father

Four men were in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies. A nurse came up to the first father and said, ‘Congratulations! You’re the father of twins.’

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Elland town centre

Letter: What can we do to stop the rot?

I HAVE two concerns:

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Railway at Lowfields, Elland.

Letter: Greetland and Elland Parkway is best option

I write in praise of the letter that was written by Councilor Marilyn Greenwood of Greetland and Stainland ward calling for a station upon the site of the old Greetland station to be considered.

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Todmorden Carnival

Letter: It’s about time park problem was rectified

I have just read in last week’s newspaper (June 15) that Todmorden Carnival has been fined £400; money which would have been donated to charities.

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Letter: Thanks for your show support

Letter: Thanks for your show support

After seeing the brilliant pictures in the recent edition of the Courier, the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge would like to thank a number of people who helped to put on the event.

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Letter: Why not let Primark have library site?

Letter: Why not let Primark have library site?

With the plans for the Northgate site scrapped according to the Courier earlier this year (May 3) and with the outpouring of support for Primark, 555 reactions to the post on the Courier’s Facebook page in under 12 hours, 163 comments comprising of at least 81 definite yeses, another 17 comments of support/approval. Why not let Primark have the Central Library?

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Letter: Follow example of Obama

Letter: Follow example of Obama

After reading the small minded petty insults in the election campaign, it is refreshing to read President Obama’s comments on climate change and food (The Guardian May 27).

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Weekend Thought: General election is thought provoking

Weekend Thought: General election is thought provoking

The coming general election invites us to think deeply about our hope in God and in each other.

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Casa, Brighouse

Letter: Unfairness of planning rules

All I want to do is put a couple of houses, out of sight, on an old derelict cottage site, below my existing dwelling at Southowram.

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Letter: Don’t use the NHS as a football

Letter: Don’t use the NHS as a football

Over the next few days there will no doubt be much said about the National Health Service during the run-up to the election, some of it good, some of it critical.

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Author Benjamin Myers new novel is inspired by the Cragg Vale Coiners who in the 18th century were behind the biggest countefeiting scam the country had ever seen. Picture Tony Johnson.

Letter: Coiners would be a great film

I read with interest the page on ‘Money at the root of evil’ (Halifax Courier​, Friday, May 12) re Benjamin Myers’ novel about the Cragg Vale Coiners though it is already well known in more than ‘a small corner of West Yorkshire’ and the ‘dusty old book’ he came across might well be ‘Clip a Bright Guinea’ by local author John Marsh, which had a very wide readership.

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