Inquest opened into death of Brighouse dancer killed in car crash

An inquest opened today (Weds) into the death of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was killed when a car ploughed into a bus stop as she waited for a bus to school.

Leader of Calderdale Council Councillor Tim Swift

Residents face Council Tax hike and rise in cost of services

Calderdale residents face a price hike in Council Tax for 2018-19 and could end up paying more for Council services in budget plans revealed by leaders.
New travellers site revealed for Calderdale

Potential gypsy and traveller site revealed for Calderdale

A potential gypsy and travellers site in Calderdale has been revealed as part of the Council's Local Plan vision.
Cannabis plants found in the Park ward on January 13. (Pic: West Yorkshire Police)

BUSTED - Cannabis plant farms found in Calderdale police raids

Officers from the Halifax Neighbourhood Policing team have discovered more than 300 cannabis plants at properties across Calderdale this month.

Weather warning

Weather warning: Snow blocks Snake Pass and accident causes motorway chaos as Yorkshire braced for cold snap

SNOW has already caused driving difficulties this morning as the expected cold snap edges toward Yorkshire.
Craig Lord

Detective retires after more than 30 years fighting crime in his home town

A veteran detective has ended his West Yorkshire Police career where it began - in his home town of Halifax.

Edward Tolan

Tributes to World War Two airman from Halifax

Edward Tolan, who has died at 94, was a retired Squadron Leader who flew 30 perilous nighttime missions over military targets in Germany during 1943 alone, and whose bravery was rewarded with the presentation of the Distinguished Flying Medal by King George VI.


Hollywood in Halifax as Comic Con comes to the Shay stadium

January - one of the longest, dreariest months on the calendar - has been given a shot in the arm.

Snow could be heading back to Yorkshire this week

Yorkshire set for another wintry blast as Met Office issues warnings for snow and ice

Sub-zero temperatures and wintry showers could make a return to Yorkshire this week.
Hospital ward

NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds in  six months at Yorkshire hospitals

Millions of pounds was being spent opening extra beds to help busy hospitals cope with demand even before the busy winter period started.

Dave Fawcet and Colin Rennie, at Happy Days

Homelessness is a growing problem within Calderdale

“There’s a lot of good will in the town, we just need more.” - Dave Fawcett is one of Calderdale’s unsung heroes helping people who are homeless in the borough.

Halifax town hall

Centenarians and children 'potential threat' to council staff

Centenarians and children are among tens of thousands of people whose details are stored on internal council databases due to their deemed potential threat to staff, an investigation has found.

Mark and Tracy Severn with Millerston Jester

Going from silverware to eggs for the Severns Brick Green Farm

Eggs, machines and trophies may seem a disparate mix but they have all held one thing in common for Mark Severn of Brick Green Farm, Barkisland where he and wife Tracy run their award-winning Highlee Shorthorns.

Edward Slaney, from Sowerby Bridge

End in sight for ‘wind tunnel’ safety work where Halifax man was killed

Work to combat the dangerous wind tunnel effect at Leeds’s Bridgewater Place building where a man from Sowerby bridge was killed is entering its long-awaited final stages.

Yorkshire International Football Association

Meet the Halifax chairman behind God’s own county football team

Yorkshire’s new ‘national’ football team has been cleared to compete in global tournaments, with sights set on the European Championships next year.

Car drives through a puddle

Police warn drivers they could face £5,000 fine for splashing someone with puddle

Motorists have been warned they could face a £5,000 fine for splashing pedestrians by driving through puddles.

Shopping arcade expansion bid to build on Halifax business boom

An award winning shopping arcade will look to expand and build on the revival Halifax town centre in a bid to bring more retailers and shoppers to the town.


First look at how Clifton business park and new highway could look

This is how a new businesses park and highway close to Brighouse could look in the future with the aim of creating hundred of new jobs in the area.

Funding fears as NHS struggles to cut costs

NHS organisations could miss targets to make budget savings after funding fell behind the rising cost of providing care.

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