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Letter: Museum brings happy memories

I was born in Halifax and like many other elderly people I have two pictures in my mind of Halifax: ‘the way it was’ and ‘the way it is now’.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Weathering the storms of life

Over the last couple of weeks we have been hearing about the huge hurricane Irma that has battered the Caribbean.

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What does the future hold for Northgate House?

Letter: Northgate House reprieve?

Is there a chance of a reprieve for Northgate House?

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Casa Hotel and Restaurant on Elland Road, Brighouse

Letter: Casa decision a kick in the teeth

I am saddened by Calderdale Council planning committee’s complete capitulation in giving the green light to a new proposal to the Casa Hotel development.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: The time of year for us to reflect

September sees the beginning of a new year for those in education. The first day at school will be remembered by many for the rest of their lives.

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Halifax Town Hall

Letter: It’s a shambles for the valley and the country

How curious that Craig Whittaker (MP) and Coun Scott Benton (Conservative Group Leader on Calderdale Council) should have called meetings in Elland and other towns in the lower Calder Valley to object to the recent draft of the Local Plan, drawn up by council officers.

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Green belt land

Letter: Protect our green spaces

After attending a public meeting last night hosted by Craig Whittaker, I feel moved to urge people, particularly on the Park Road side of Elland to be aware of the Calderdale Local Plan, and the deadline for comments, and objections which is September 29, 2017.

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Halifax Town Centre

Letter: Concern over lack of barriers

A few weeks ago my parents were walking past Greenwoods heading towards the market when they became aware of a vehicle behind them.

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Letter: Stainland never gets any benefits

Letter: Stainland never gets any benefits

The spatial planning for Stainland is ill thought out by councillors who do not know the area.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Because you can’t just sit there

Larry Walters was a 33-year-old man, who went to the local army surplus store one morning and bought forty-five used weather balloons.

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Letter: Encourage the use of trains

Letter: Encourage the use of trains

Michael Allen’s plea for people to let the train take the strain and have relief from the constant roadworks on Burnley Road is spot on.

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Letter: Let’s go Dutch for the best recycling policy

Letter: Let’s go Dutch for the best recycling policy

I have sent a letter regarding recycling to Calderdale Council and would like to share my thoughts with Courier readers.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: We all make mistakes

A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send flowers to celebrate the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the printed card. It read ‘Rest in Peace’. Clearly the wrong flowers had been delivered.

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

Letter: Too many homes for Brighouse

I walk my dog most every day, one of the routes I take is up the mad mile, along Jay House Lane, through Thornhill and back into Clifton.

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Plans to build in Brighouse

Letter: Work together to get best deal for Calderdale

Craig Whittaker has held his first public meeting and it makes me wonder has he even read the Local Plan and does he understand how it came about?

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Reverend Frank Carless.

Letter: Tribute to dear Frank Carless

Here are two verses I’ve written about dear Frank Carless, who died recently.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Follow instructions and be aware of what’s happening around us

A man is lost and has been walking in the desert for days. He has just about lost all hope when he comes across the home of a missionary who kindly takes him in and nurses him back to health.

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The Piece Hall re-opens. Halifax town cryer Les Cutts.

Letter: Great to see Piece Hall open

How wonderful to see the Piece Hall open again!

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The renovated Piece Hall  in Halifax.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Letter: The true story of the bones

In the Piece Hall on the great reopening day, I was twice asked a question, which reiterated others I have received over the past year or more.

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Letter: Hub of a vibrant cultural quarter

Letter: Hub of a vibrant cultural quarter

Congratulations to all concerned with the imaginative and stylish restoration of Halifax’s Piece Hall and its reopening this week.

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