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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I still believe Halifax is one of Englands best kept secrets

"Halifax is one of England’s best kept secrets"

In the last few weeks Calderdale Council has been consulting on the proposed Budgets for the next three years.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch

"I am prouder than ever to represent our town in Westminster"

When The Guardian ran the article ‘Halifax, the new Shoreditch of the North’ last weekend, a phrase coined by BBC 6 Music radio station, I couldn’t help but agree with former Barnsley MP and new CEO of UK Music Michael Dugher who tweeted ‘Maybe Shoreditch is the Halifax of the South!’

Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

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

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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.
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…

Land at Clifton

"Local Plan raised the temperature of the debate"

A groundbreaking Full Council meeting was held last week.

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.

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.

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.


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!)

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

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.

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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