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Search and rescue team are joining the dots to build stronger bonds

Having learnt from our experiences over recent years during the floods, we quickly realised the need to adopt closer working relationships with all the emergency services, partner organisations and the Environmental Agency.

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National Interfaith Week will begin on Remembrance Sunday

Reflection: Working to bring the community together

During the last month Calderdale Council has been consulting on its Community Cohesion and Integration Strategy.

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

Business
What does coding actually mean?

Creating a new generation of computer coders

In the past few years talk of computer ‘coding’ and ‘programming’ seems to have exploded and is suddenly everywhere!

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COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes.

Lifestyle
Grand Central column

Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes.
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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

Lifestyle
Congratulations to everyone involved in the library opening

Reflection: Shouting about England’s best kept secret

This month the new Halifax Development Board met for the first time, and brings together a number of stakeholders to share ideas and act as a sounding board for the ongoing regeneration of Halifax.

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The front page of The Yorkshire Post on Thursday

CANCER: Why this newspaper believes the good people of Yorkshire will deliver the ultimate Christmas gift to the people of God's Own County who need it the most

I recently lost my father-in-law to cancer; I lost my grandad to cancer; I’ve lost friends to the disease and seen others’ lives changed forever having beaten it, writes Editor James Mitchinson.

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Chris Helme with his eighth book, Brighouse At Work

Varied jobs of Brighouse’s past detailed in new book

From ship building to producing mint sauce, Brighouse has had a rich industrial past which is now written down in a new book.
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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Becca McAusland as Wonder Woman

The great power of the female superhero

For the staff Halloween party in 2014 I went dressed as Thor.

News
Team members at a fire station open day

Search and rescue are proud to play their part in the community

Some of you will be aware from reading our previous articles in the Halifax Courier, that all our members, whether they are operational full team members, trainees, active supporters, dogsbodies or training casualties – everyone volunteers their time freely.

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We all urgently need to electrify the railway line

Reflection? What happened to the vision of the Northern Powerhouse?

I’ve just returned from my annual leave, having spent a few weeks in South West France.

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The museum is launching Eureka! Stories, a site dedicated to peoples memories

Eureka column: Celebrating 25 years of museum memories

Since Prince Charles officially opened the doors in 1992, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum has welcomed over 7 million visitors; some of them familiar faces (see last month’s column about the Eureka25), but the majority: local families, some now into their third generation.

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There are many ways to explore the stunning countryside, and whether youre walking, climbing, running or cycling, the landscape is inspiring, but can also be hazardous

How to keep safe in the countryside this summer

It’s safe to say that we are blessed with some wonderful scenery around our operational area, and now the summer holidays are in full flow we hope you are making the most of the great outdoors.

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Weekend Care funded by Community Foundation

Community Foundation: Making charitable giving count in the community

Legacy giving is a vital source of charity income in the UK, with 19,261 charities being named in wills during the last three years.

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New trainees,  L-R: Greg, Tommy, Matt, Ross, Tom and John

Search and Rescue: New trainees were put through their paces

Some of you may recall that in January we told you about our recruitment for candidates to be considered for this year’s full team training programme.

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We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us- Jo Cox

Community Foundation: Finding ways to bring the community together

Last week in a statement released on her birthday The Queen said the UK has been “resolute in the face of adversity” following recent tragedies in London and Manchester.

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