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Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Politics
Aubrey Ambler, three, with Jade Wright as Elsa, left, and Jordan Garnett as Anna, right,  the snow princesses

Ice princesses thrill as Woolshops brings Winter Wonderland to Halifax

A giant snow dome ice princesses and a snowman thrilled and charmed visitors to a family event at Woolshops, Halifax, last Saturday.

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Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council.
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Song for Christmas 2017: St Malachy's Catholic Primary School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.

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Song for Christmas 2017: Ling Bob J & I School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.
Education
Brighouse High School and Brooksbank School Wind Band.

Church packed for hometown festive concert

Central Methodist Church was packed both afternoon and evening at Brighouse & Rastrick Band’s traditional hometown Christmas concert day last Saturday.

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Busy time: Hebden Bridge Junior Band at Hebden Bridge, from our files. The bands Christmas diary includes: December 15, St Johns Church, Cragg Vale; December 17, 7pm, Mytholmroyd Working Mens Club (former members welcome to join in); December 20, Morrisons, Todmorden; December 24, 6.30pm, Carols in the Square, Hebden Bridge; and December 30, 12.45pm to 1.45pm, The Piece Hall, Halifax

Busy series of Christmas services and events in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden areas

Churches Together in Hebden Royd have announced a packed series of Christmas services and special events.

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The event involved plenty of carol singing as well as delicious mince pies

Coming together to celebrate Christmas for a good cause

Young and old gathered together to celebrate Christmas at St Mary’s Church in Todmorden.
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The burglars were caught on CCTV cameras.

CCTV appeal: Burglars stole electrical devices from nursery in Ovenden

Police in Halifax have released CCTV of burglars who targeted a children's nursery in Ovenden.

Crime
Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

A man who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant has been captured by police in West Yorkshire.

Crime
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Town Hall Dental chooses charity

Following on from a successful charity fundraiser, Brighouse-based dental practice Town Hall Dental has announced plans to launch their own charity.

Business
Sam Moore with his door window in Midgley.

Front door ‘left with exposed nails and cracked glass’

A Midgley resident says he has been let down by Together Housing after his front door was left in a state of disrepair.

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Elder Road, Huddersfield. Image: Google

Homes evacuated after gas leak blaze at house in Huddersfield

NEIGHBOURING  homes were evacuated  while fire crews dealt with a blaze involving a gas leak at a house in Huddersfield.

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Wodbrook Avenue, Halifax. Image: Google

Man injured in blaze at house in Halifax

A MAN suffered smoke inhalation and burn injury during a fire at a house in Halifax.

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Dan Smith

Injured rugby player Dan on the mend after broken neck

The dad of a rugby player from Halifax who suffered a broken neck says his son is hoping to play the sport again.

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Stand-up and raise funds for homeless charity ...

Stand-up and raise funds for homeless charity ...

Charity Comedy Night

Theatre and Comedy
West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

Police in West Yorkshire have arrested 50 people since a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving began at the start of this month.
Crime
Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge

Those perfect presents are found in our region - A Christmas shopping guide with Kate Hardcastle

Calderdale business woman and TV retail guru, Kate Hardcastle, gives us her expert festive gift guidance buying advice...

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Kev Kelly has been named as the Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year.

Animal-loving copper cracking down on all wildlife crimes great and small in North Yorkshire

Animal-loving police officer Kev Kelly has been named as the country’s top law enforcer for wildlife crime due to his pioneering work in North Yorkshire. Chris Burn reports.

Environment
Staff and students bury the time capsule.

Ravenscliffe School celebrates new sixth form centre with a time capsule.

Staff and students at Ravenscliffe School in Halifax celebrated the construction of the new state of the art sixth form centre by burying a time capsule.

Education
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