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It’s our rail system that is ‘not fit for purpose’

“Not fit for purpose”. For some politicians, it’s become a meaningless catch phase to use to describe anything they don’t like.

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Lee Kenny, Managing Director at Snowflake Media

Lee Kenny: Learning from FIFA and Reaching the World Cup finals of business

It’s been four years in the making but it’s finally here. The World Cup began yesterday in Russia and the “best” teams in the World will be competing for the highest accolade in Football over the coming three weeks.

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Calderdale Royal Hospital

Column: Questions remain over hospital shake-up plans

Plans to radically alter hospital services in Calderdale and Kirklees have been on the cards for years now. The most recent proposals by local health bosses involve the closure of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, with Kirklees patients needing to travel to Halifax for most hospital services. However, in the latest development the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt dismissed this as unsafe and sent the plans back to the drawing board.

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Lee Kenny, Managing Director at Snowflake Media

Lee Kenny: Funding your business or idea

There was a time you could walk into your bank with a reasonably well thought out business idea and leave within an hour with a lovely loan and dreams of untold possibilities.

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Lee Kenny, Managing Director at Snowflake Media

What can business learn from Laurel and Yanny?

The online world has been going crazy over the past few weeks trying to answer one question. No, not where will Harry and Megan go on honeymoon, but “Do you hear Laurel or Yanny?”

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Lee Kenny, Managing Director at Snowflake Media

Sometimes you just need to rip it up and start again

A man walks into a pub and says to the bartender, “Can you tell me the best way to get to the train station?” The bartender smiles and says, “I wouldn’t start from here!” Or so the old joke goes.

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The morning before the review, the team was called out to an incident. There was also another one as the review was concluding two days later

Search and Rescue: Always available for call outs

“Professional is not a label you give yourself – it’s a description you hope others will apply to you”.

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Lee Kenny, Managing Director at Snowflake Media

What should small business talk about on Social Media?

When any small business decides to go “online” and start promoting their business, the same fear is felt by most owners.

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Lee Kenny

Lee Kenny: Managing your business by Intelligence not Intuition

As a business owner I often make decisions based upon gut-feel, intuition if you like.

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Abigail Smith of Aluma Aesthetics

Business Focus with Founder of Aluma Aesthetics

Abigail Smith is the Founder of Aluma Aesthetics, a beauty and cosmetic company based in Elland. Aluma specialises in facial aesthetics and lip augmentation and was established in early 2018.

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Northgate House, Halifax

Reflection: Keeping education on track in Calderdale

Do you remember the New Labour mantra Education, Education, Education?

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Lee Kenny is a Halifax based entrepreneur, specialising in web design, online marketing and sales generation for small and growing businesses

Lee Kenny: JD Wetherspoons goes cold turkey over social media

This week JD Wetherspoons, the huge pub chain announced it was closing down its social media accounts with immediate effect.

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Dr Imran Rangzeb, Founder and Principal Dentist of Town Hall Dental

Business Focus with Founder of Town Hall Dental

Dr Imran Rangzeb is the Founder and Principal Dentist of Town Hall Dental, a cosmetic dental practice based in Brighouse that was recently voted as providing Best Patient Care in the Country at the 2017 Dentistry Awards.

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Dave Fawcett

Business focus with the CEO of Happy Days

Dave Fawcett is the CEO of Happy Days, a charity focusing on helping the homeless and vulnerably housed across the region.

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Lee Kenny is a Halifax based entrepreneur, specialising in web design, online marketing and sales generation for small and growing businesses

Lee Kenny: Four tips for success I wish I had known 15 years ago

Over the past 15 years I have either started, acquired or helped start more than 15 companies in four different countries.

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Arthur's headstone

Search and Rescue: Happy ending for war medal

As some of you may know, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team is funded entirely from generous donations from the community and local businesses.

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Rev Hilary Barber at Halifax Minster

May Easter be a time of happiness for everyone

Easter is the most important Festival for the Christian community in the whole year.

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Clifton is one of the places the Local Plan has hit hardest

'There is nothing fair about the Local Plan'

Discussions around the Local Plan for Calderdale are taking up a lot of print in both local newspapers and election leaflets, especially in the Lower Valley.

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Search Dog Pepper with handler Ellie (left) and Search Dog Nell with handler David

Search and Rescue: Thanking two members of the team for their service

Since the late 1980’s, CVSRT has been fortunate to benefit from the additional support of our four-legged friend – the Search Dog.

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Cow flatulence isnt one of the main culrpits of climate change

Eureka: The reason why gases are more than hot air

Gas. Not necessarily the first word that springs to mind when we talk about exciting science.

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