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Halifax set for lasting memorial to the Dukes

In the first of a series of articles by the Halifax Courier marking the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about the upcoming statue and its importance to the Dukes.

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What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’.

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Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill.
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The Duke of Wellington's Regiment pictured marching through Halifax

Ties with Halifax remain incredibly strong for the Dukes

In the first of a series of articles by the Halifax Courier marking the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about the regiment’s history with Halifax.

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The road closure in Halifax

Halifax town centre road to be closed for flyover inspection

A link road in Halifax town centre will be closed so inspection work can be carried out on Burdock Way.

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Daring Debra Toye

Wing walking Debra is flying high for hospice

A grieving woman from Lightcliffe will take to the skies this weekend in a hair-raising tribute to ‘the love of her life’, who tragically died from cancer in January.
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Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

The number of officers in West Yorkshire Police has increased over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show.

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Calder High School

'Financially unsustainable' sixth form centre to close in Calderdale

The sixth form provision at Calder High School which is putting 'extra pressure on the school's budget' will be officially closed if councillors agree to the recommendation.

Education

IN PICTURES: Looking back at racing fundraisers ahead of Cancer Research run

This weekend will see amazing fundraisers dive through mud and jump over obstacles in aid of Cancer Research at the annual Pretty Muddy event.

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IN PICTURES: Glitz and glamour at Ryburn Valley High School’s prom

Students from Ryburn Valley High School had a fun night celebrating the end of their school days at their prom.

Education
Brigadier Michael Bray laying the Dukes wreath at the Wellington College Remembrance ceremony.

A family connection to the Dukes that stretches back 150 years

In the first of a series of articles by the Halifax Courier marking the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about his family’s association with the Dukes.

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Selina Booth, who son Jack died after playing a deadly choking game.

Mum Selina’s warning over tragic online pain ‘games’

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died after playing a deadly “choking game” has taken part in a documentary about online pain challenges.

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Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect?

Environment
The project in Shroggs Valley, Halifax.

Community parkland project creates a ‘hidden gem’ in neighbourhood

Community and councillors in Halifax have worked together to create a hidden gem of green space in their neighbourhood.

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Calderdale has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, latest crime figures show

Calderdale has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, latest crime figures show

Calderdale has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, according to the latest police recorded crime figures.

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Police in Leeds. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

New police figures reveal West Yorkshire in top 5 areas for homicide in England & Wales

New figures have been released today which show that West Yorkshire is in the top 5 areas in England and Wales for rates of murder, manslaughter and unlawful killing.
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Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?
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Are you prepared for 'Frantic Friday'?

Summer getaway warning as motorists face 'frantic Friday' congestion

Motorists face severe congestion on some routes this weekend as the summer getaway begins on “frantic Friday”, a motoring firm has warned
Transport
Nick Taylor and Coun Barry Collins lift the banner for the National Lottery Awards at the Piece Hall, Halifax with Nicky Chase-Thmpson, Claire Slattery, Robin Tuddenham, Megan Sealy and Jo Fullman.

Countdown is on as Piece Hall asks for your votes in lottery awards

The countdown is on with just one week to go to vote for the Piece Hall Hall transformation project in the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2018.
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Angus Thirlwell, co-founder and chief executive of Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat 'honing in' on new Halifax storem

Luxury chocolatier ​Hotel Chocolat is close to opening a Halifax outlet after it reported strong annual trading, in sharp contrast to the slowdown on the rest of the high street.
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