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Lane on M62 closed in Leeds

A lane was closed on the M62 this morning.

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Lizzie Jones - Personality of the Year winner at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards

Young achiever award recognises tireless campaigning and fundraising by Halifax’s Lizzie Jones

Halifax’s Lizzie Jones was named Personality of the Year at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in Leeds last night, for her tireless campaigning and fundraising for better heart care for sportspeople after the tragic death of her Welsh International Rugby League player husband, Danny, on the pitch.

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'Very slow' traffic on M62 after accident at junction 25

Motorists are facing delays after an earlier accident on the M62 Westbound at junction 25 A644 Wakefield Road.
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Actions from Halifax Ladies hockey v Doncaster, at Exley Park. Pictured is Katie Love

Katie starts Halifax goal feast

Halifax Ladies continued their rich vein of form with a 7-3 home win over Driffield, who are bottom of North Two South East but were no pushovers.

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Letter: Be considerate when parking

Letter: Be considerate when parking

I recently read the article written by Blaise Trapp re parking, which prompted me to write this letter.

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Hats and historic millinery items on display at Bankfield Museum

A hat - or a husband: chapeaux showcased in special show at Bankfield, Halifax

Extravagant hats made and worn by single women to attract a potential husband are the subject of the latest exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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Best Foot Forward: A satisfying saunter through the winter moorland

Best Foot Forward: A satisfying saunter through the winter moorland

When we are lucky enough to have a bright, sunny winter day; there’s nothing better than getting outside to embrace the elements.

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Calderdale Council's gritting team will be salting the district's roads tonight

Gritters ready to salt Calderdale roads tonight as temperatures plunge - snow possible Friday into Saturday

Calderdale Council’s gritters will be salting all primary and secondary routes tonight as temperatures are set to plunge.

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The RSPCA has launched a new campaign.

Yorkshire urged to be kind at Christmas as stats show animal cruelty toll

The RSPCA is bracing itself for 2,000 calls a day during the festive period as it launches a new appeal to help care for abused, neglected and sick animals.

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Chirk Aqueduct and railway viaduct.

Travel: Peace and quiet reigns in border country where battles once raged

The first clue that we were going to enjoy our stay in the borderlands of rural Shropshire was the discovery of a farm’s cheese vending machine en-route to our self-catering cottage near Ellesmere.
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Rev Linda Maslen leads the way!

Rev Linda and team take giant steps to target as abseil down Halifax church boosts heating appeal

A church’s bid to raise £10,000 for a new boiler system saw 24 intrepid abseilers take giant steps downwards towards the total!

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Witness: A Frozen Death starts on Saturday on BBC 4.

TV Choice: Three of the best shows on the small screen this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's top three picks.

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Carol Ann Duffy and Dame Penelope Wilton are the centre's new patrons

Square Chapel Arts Centre announces its latest two patrons

Square Chapel Arts Centre has added two more patrons to their list in the form of  TV, film and stage actress Dame Penelope Wilton and British Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy.

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Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building

Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.

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Coun Marcus Thompson will be the next Mayor of Calderdale

Coun Marcus Thompson will be Calderdale’s next Mayor

Skircoat ward Councillor Marcus Thompson has been chosen to become Mayor of Calderdale for the civic year 2018-19.

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EPSON EB-X31 Long Throw Office Projector

Gadgets: 5 of the best projectors

We look at 5 of the best projectors

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Country Lane deckchair

Gardening: 5 of the best deckchairs

We look at 5 of the best garden deckchairs

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Sylvia in front of the Hospice building

Overgate Hospice’s sadness at loss of President Sylvia

Staff and volunteers at Overgate Hospice are mourning the loss of Sylvia Graucob MBE, who passed away peacefully at her home in Jersey last week.

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The Christmas tree arrives at Halifax Piece Hall ahead of the town's Christmas lights switch-on which will light up areas all across the town centre on Saturday, November 25

Giant tree centrepiece all set to light up Halifax Piece Hall

The giant fir tree which will form a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations at Halifax’s newly refurbished Piece Hall has arrived ahead of the big switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 25.

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