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Bad deal on Brexit puts 250,000 Yorkshire jobs at risk, says union leader

Hundreds of thousands of jobs in Yorkshire are at risk if the UK gets the wrong deal in its Brexit negotiations, an influential union leader said today.

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View over Clifton near Brighouse

Fierce row continues over Calderdale's garden suburbs plan

A fierce debate is raging on over the formation of the Local Plan and  the effect on South East Calderdale, particularly in Brighouse, where two homes schemes dubbed Garden Suburbs could add thousands of people to its population.
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Calderdale Councils director for adults and childrens services, Stuart Smith

Ofsted reveals improvements to Calderdale Council's learning service

A Calderdale Council community learning service which required improvement is now rated as “good” following its latest inspection by regulator Ofsted.

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Election count in Calderdale

Will anyone take overall control after the elections in Calderdale?

Calderdale will head to the polls next month to elect new councillors but how important will national party politics be to the final result?

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National politics is likely to play a major role in this year's local elections across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire local elections 2018: Trees could be key in Sheffield as voters return to ballot box

Ten of the region’s town halls will elect new councillors next month, but how important will national party politics be to the final result? Rob Parsons reports.

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Halifax Town Hall

Who is standing in the local elections for Calderdale Council

More than 70 people have thrown their hat into the ring to contest Calderdale Council’s local elections next month.

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Holly Lynch MP with Chief Insp Nick Smart, Chair West Yorkshire Police Federation

MP took action after seeing life on the front line for the emergency services

It was in summer 2016, just over a year since she was elected as Halifax MP at just 28-years-old, that Holly Lynch would spend a night shadowing a police officer - not knowing it  would come to shape her early Commons career.
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Holly Lynch MP with Chief Insp Nick Smart, Chair West Yorkshire Police Federation

MPs urged to get tough on 999 attacks

THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to ensure harsher punishments for the “staggering” number of attacks on emergency service workers are enshrined in law as new figures show there have been more than 6,000 assaults on police officers, firefighters and front-line NHS staff in the region in just two years

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TransPennine Express publishes its new timetable today.

TransPennine rail timetable change ‘one of the biggest the North has seen’

The boss of one of the region’s main rail operators has described the timetable change being introduced next month as “one of the biggest the North has seen”.

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker

Craig Whittaker: Calderdale Council needs to end its 'incompetence' over Local Plan

The Calder Valley MP is calling on Calderdale Council to end its ‘incompetence’ after it received a warning from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Sajid Javid MP

Calderdale Council handed another government warning over housing plan

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has handed another written warning to Calderdale Council over its progress of the Local Plan.
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Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council forks out £1.3m on consultants

Taxpayers have stumped up £1.3m on external consultants used by Calderdale Council since 2012.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

£3bn in TransPennine rail improvements ‘must be just the start for the North’

The £3bn of upgrades promised for a major rail route across Yorkshire should be “just the start of much-needed significant transport infrastructure investment”, one of the region’s most senior civic leaders said tonight.

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Richard Flint, chief executive of Yorkshire Water, and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

It’s a wake-up call: Yorkshire Water boss responds to Gove’s stinging criticism of industry

The chief executive of Yorkshire Water has admitted his industry must “show new standards of public accountability” after a senior Minister warned major utilities firms that they must clean up their act or face tougher regulation.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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The Prime Minister in Brighouse

Prime Minister Theresa May helps launch Calderdale Conservative election campaign

The Prime Minister Theresa May has helped launch the Conservative local election campaign in Calderdale with a visit to Brighouse.

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Calderdale Council is facing funding problems

Calderdale Council facing child services funding crisis with £3.5m overspend forecast

Financially-stretched councils across Yorkshire are collectively set to overspend by more than £34m on services for vulnerable and at-risk children this year, new analysis has revealed.

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Halifax MP Holly Lynch

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.

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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.

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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..

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