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Hollywood action star heading to Halifax barbers to shoot Guy Ritchie film

A Hipperholme barbers is set to welcome a Hollywood superstar and feature in the latest blockbuster film being made Guy Ritchie.

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How the apartment complex could look at Cow Green

First look at how Halifax apartment complex on car park site

A plan to build a 100 one and two-bedroom apartment block on a Halifax car park have been revealed in a new housing fund bid.
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Northern warns it will take weeks to improve services after rail chaos

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.

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Ripponden farmer Rachel Hallos

Hidden costs of farm thefts and waste crime mount up

There are significant hidden costs for farmers who fall victim to countryside crime, according to Calderdale farmer Rachel Hallos.

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, left, and Halifax MP Holly Lynch

MPs call on health secretary to fund charity after record number of suicidal thoughts calls

MPs in Yorkshire and Humberside have supported the NSPCC’s calls for the government to increase its funding for Childline after record numbers seeked help for suicidal thoughts.

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Director: Michelle Heighway

Michelle’s film on music star’s biggest battle

A Rastrick filmmaker has taken on a unique project - a crowdfunded documentary.
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Speed cameras on the M62 at Brighouse

Calls for more motorway police after 60,000 speeding drivers fined

ROAD safety campaigners are calling on the Government to invest more money in roads policing after an investigation revealed almost 60,000 fines were handed to drivers speeding on the region’s motorways in the last three years.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

MP Chris Grayling: Northern rail timetable chaos down to 'collective failure' of industry

The rail industry has "collectively failed" Northern passengers who suffered delays, cancellations and chaos when new timetables were introduced last week, the Transport Secretary has said.

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PICTURE GALLERY and VIDEO: Big sing at the Piece Hall goes down a storm

It is a tradition that can trace its roots to the mid-Victorian era, but until last Friday night, the massed voices of hundreds of children had not rung out from the quadrangle of Halifax’s Piece Hall for more than 100 years.

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Old Lane Mill, Old Lane, Halifax.

UPDATE: Child injured in assault as stones are hurled from disused mill

Police officers have released a description of the suspects involved in an assault that saw stones hurled from a disused mill and hit a child on the head.
Crime
Ben Myers

Ben Myers on the relationship between literature and nature

In his latest book Under the Rock, award-winning author, journalist and poet Ben Myers explores nature and literature. He spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

Arts
Helen Mort

Poetry in motion by new work dedicated to Calder Valley rail journey

A familiar train journey through the Upper Calder Valley has been immortalised in a new poem celebrating the North’s literary heritage

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Academics at the University of Huddersfield have now created one of the largest and rarest Ted Hughes collections in the world

How £12,000 purchase has helped academics assemble world’s most extensive Ted Hughes collection

Academics in Huddersfield have assembled the world’s most extensive collection of rare Ted Hughes poems after buying a handwritten volume for £11,000. Chris Burn reports.
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Halifax MP Holly Lynch with Sowerby Bridge Councillors Dot Foster and Adam Wilkinson

Help save the last bank in Sowerby Bridge

A community campaign has been launched to save the last bank in Sowerby Bridge.
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Images released by West Yorkshire Police

Police release CCTV images of car used by masked burglars near Rastrick

POLICE investigating after high value items including Louis Vuitton handbags  were stolen in a burglary near Rastrick have released CCTV images of a car they want to trace.

Crime
Stephen Waring, chair of HADRAG

Rail groups coupling together to revive electrification proposals

Rail user groups have joined together in a grass-roots campaign to revive plans for railway electrification across the North of England

Transport
Cars taking part in the Rotary charity drive

Quirky cars of the Rotary Grand Tour to roll into Halifax

Car enthusiasts have embarked on an epic road trip around the UK on the 21st of May in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for End Polio Now.

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Police

Cannabis plant farm worth £30,000 discovered by police

Police officers acting on local intelligence found a large cannabis plant farm with an estimated value of £30,000
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Speeding drivers caught in Halifax

Speedster caught driving double the speed limit outside Calderdale school

A speedster was caught driving double the speed limit outside a school in Calderdale.

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Lloyds in Halifax

Lloyds risks pay rebellion over boss’s £6.42m pay packet

Lloyds is facing the prospect of a shareholder rebellion after giving boss Antonio Horta-Osorio a bumper pay packet that is nearly 100 times the average worker’s.

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