Halifax MP claims Government Environment Plan fails to respond to flood risks

Halifax MP and Labour’s Shadow Floods Minister Holly Lynch has criticised the Government for failing to include measures for tackling flood risk within its long awaited 25 year Environment Plan.

Changes could be made to vaping in taxis

Calderdale taxi drivers and passengers face vaping ban in cabs

Private hire and hackney carriage drivers could be banned from using e-cigarettes in their vehicles under proposals being considered by councillors.

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Budget cut proposals to close Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres are removed

A controversial move which could have resulted in the closure of Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres will not be recommended as a saving in Calderdale Council’s budget plans..

Traffic jam in Calderdale

Strategy to tackle air pollution in Calderdale

Plans to improve the air quality in Calderdale will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.

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.
Land at Clifton

"Local Plan raised the temperature of the debate"

A groundbreaking Full Council meeting was held last week.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch

What it’s really like to be a young, female MP at Westminster

One hundred years on from the landmark victory in the women’s suffrage movement, Sarah Freeman spends the day with Halifax MP Holly Lynch.

Calderdale's Local Plan. Right, Councillor Daniel Sutherland

Vow to 'significantly reduce' impact on greenbelt in Calderdale housing masterplan

Proposed changes to the draft Local Plan could significantly reduce the impact on the green belt according to leaders of Calderdale Council.

General Election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax. Josh Fenton Glynn

Josh Fenton-Glynn chosen as Labour candidate for Calder Valley

Labour councillor Josh Fenton-Glynn has been chosen as the party’s candidate for the Calder Valley at the next general election.

Is this how the new Halifax Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool could look?

Chance to have your say on new Halifax leisure centre

Calderdale residents will soon be able to have their say on the new Halifax Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool.


Pacer trains to be replaced from Christmas

Often disparaged as “buses on rails”, Pacers are among the oldest trains in the country, form a large proportion of the stock used on Yorkshire’s rails and are the bain of many commuters’ lives.

Tony Pollard (right) of Grandma Pollard's chippy, Walsden, pictured with Dominic Stuart, Managing Director at Steeltech Kinetix and the shop's new flood defences. Picture by Chris Lord Photography

Local flood solutions as defences strengthened at Walsden properties

The owner of an award-winning fish and chip shop and small property company has taken steps to safeguard his property following the floods that swept through his street on Boxing Day 2015.

Pictured with Amjad Bashir, right, from the left are Hameed Shah Abbasi, Tony Homewood and Tariq Butt

MEP Amjad leads clean-up campaign in Halifax

Volunteers joined West Yorkshire Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir, right, pictured with volunteers, from the left, Hameed Shah Abbasi, Tony Homewood and Tariq Butt, at the first of a series of Halifax litter clean-ups he is undertaking.

Empty: Dad-of-two Aidan Hemson at the play area site at Keats Avenue, Todmorden

Cost sees axe fall at Todmorden playground

Shocked parents were appalled to discover that play equipment has been removed from their local play area, with no signs of it being replaced.

Calderdale Councils Markets Manager, John Walker,

Manager speaks out over prices at Piece Hall's festive event in market review

A report by Calderdale Council's market manager has reviewed the festive markets throughout the borough and has been critical of the events held at the Piece Hall.

Centre Vale Park in Todmorden

Wheels park land at Centre Vale will be leased to Todmorden Council, not ‘disposed of’

Calderdale Council proposals to dispose of some land at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, have caused a stir - but townspeople should not be alarmed, says the authority.

West Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir is aiming to tackle some of Halifax's litter hotspots and hopes volunteers will join him

Join MEP Amjad tackle some Halifax litter hotspots

Local MEP Amjad Bashir is calling for volunteers to help him tackle litter and rubbish in parts of Halifax.

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.

IPPR North have published analysis showing the continuing disparity between spending on transport infrastructure in the English regions.

‘Stop arguing over the figures and give the North a fair deal on transport’

Ministers must finally commit to “big, transformative” transport projects in the North instead of disputing claims about the decades of under-funding for infrastructure in the region, a leading think-tank said today.

Settlement feed paid out by Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council forks out £250,000 in settlement fees

Calderdale Council has forked out more than a quarter of a million pounds in settlement agreements over the last four years.

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