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Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Calder Valley Search and Rescue

Probationary members put their skills to the test

Calder Control, this is ‘Charlie One’ requesting Helimed 99 for night air evacuation…

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Land at Clifton

"Local Plan raised the temperature of the debate"

A groundbreaking Full Council meeting was held last week.

Politics
Tradition continues of the weekly Sunday lunch

Reflection: The importance of food in our communities

Christmas has come and gone, and already Lent is on the horizon with Ash Wednesday set nearly as early as it can be for February 14.

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More needs to be done to update online services

"It's time to innovate and modernise our Council"

Councils in the North of England continue to face the brunt of Government cuts, these cuts come at a time of increasing social care demands from an ageing population.

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Calderdale Royal Hospital

"Our NHS is on the brink and needs funding"

Each year during the coldest months we see increased demand on our healthcare services.

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Search and Rescue: Looking back on a great year

It’s customary at this time of year to look back at the year that’s just past, but as the saying goes ‘only look back to see how far you’ve come’. With this in mind we’ve asked our longest serving operational members to reflect on their time in the team…(so far!)

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Roadshow at the Victoria Theatre

Reflection: Thinking of those affected by traffic collisions

In the middle of November each year is Road Peace Week, when we are encouraged to remember those whose lives have been affected by Road Traffic Collisions

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Change to the Local Plan is surely good news

Change to the Local Plan is surely good news

Thanks to new government guidelines issued in September the number of houses to be built in Calderdale has been reduced by 40 per cent.

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Volunteers have been learning about how to care for any Mountain Rescue casualty

Search and Rescue: Our community is in safe hands

As the evenings have been drawing in the volunteers of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team have shelved their usual head torches, thermals and boots in favour of medical books, rescue equipment and scenario role play.

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Traditional games are all great for family groups of all ages

Let it slow down during Christmas period

Let’s face it, Christmas these days can be far too frantic.
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Picture by Dave Howarth

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
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