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.

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.

Cheers: The crowd loving it when the Christmas lights were switched on in Halifax last year

Halifax Christmas lights switch-on event this Saturday is set to be bigger and better than ever

The Borough Market’s Victorian Christmas also adds an exotic air to proceedings when Halifax’s Christmas Lights are switched on this Saturday.

Inspirational: Claire with the award. Lord Lloyd Webber, right

Lord Lloyd Webber: inspirational Piece Hall ‘puts Halifax on a par with major cities in Europe’

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major national award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the Grade I listed building.

Work building the new Lidl store has thrown businesses into crisis, say shop owners

Store construction puts Halifax Road, Todmorden, businesses into crisis

Road restrictions put in place while the new Lidl store on Halifax Road is built are putting local businesses at risk, say owners.

Brighouse view.

Business owners discuss plans for Brighouse town centre

Business owners in Brighouse have discussed whether the town should adopt the Business Improvement District (BID) model.


Watches delivered by drone in West Yorkshire

A West Yorkshire watch firm has delivered its first timepieces by drone.

Claire Slattery at The Piece Hall

First national award for Piece Hall as Andrew Lloyd Webber names Claire Slattery overall ‘Angel’ winner - and says it puts Halifax on par with major European cities

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the beautiful Grade I listed building which is a jewel in Calderdale’s crown.

Andrew Hawley

Business Focus: Andrew Hawley

This week’s Business Focus is with Andrew Hawley of Hawley Business Services Group, based in Northowram.

James Wheelright collects his National Business Award

J&C Joel scoops national business award

Sowerby Bridge manufacturer J&C Joel has won the Exporter of the Year category at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.


When is Black Friday? Which retailers have the best discounts and deals?

Just a few years ago, most people in Leeds and across Britain hadn’t heard of Black Friday.

May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.


When is the cut-off date for spending your old £10 notes?

The old £10 note must be spent by March next year after the Bank of England revealed the date for when it will cease to be legal tender.
Supporters pictured at the Puzzle Hall this spring

Final three-day push for Puzzle Hall Community Pub’s push to save the Sowerby Bridge inn for community use

Campaigners aiming to ensure a historic pub is open for community use are urging people to support the final push this weekend.

Christmas shoppers in Halifax

Free parking offers in Calderdale for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas.

Congestion on Huddersfield Road, brighouse

Plan for £52.4m Brighouse bypass moves a step closer

Schemes which could deliver millions of pounds worth of investment in Brighouse to boost employment and reduce congestion have moved a step closer.

A special day in store at The Banyan Tree, Hebden Bridge

Champagne, nibbles and more to mark Banyan Tree’s special day in Hebden Bridge

A special birthday event to mark five years of Cathy Shaw’s ownership of The Banyan Tree holistic and beauty therapy centre in Market Street, Hebden Bridge, is in store this Saturday, November 18.

The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Packing Punch: Frank Bruno, right, with Nick Owens

Boxing legend Bruno’s visit gets Piece Hall festive period off to a punchy start

Halifax Piece Hall is coming out punching with some heavyweight entertainment lined up for the Christmas period.


VIDEO: Employees at Elland-based A-Safe awarded NVQ's

Over two thirds of employees from A-SAFE’s manufacturing centre have successfully completed NVQ’s.

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