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Disabled mother who fought for mobility support backs charity crusade

A DISABLED mother who says she was “penalised for her independence” has spoken out about her fight to keep vital disability benefits, as new research showed people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are losing support at an “alarming” rate.

Health
Go-ahead: �2.6million scheme for Mytholmroyd

Go-ahead for £2.6 million phase of £30 million Mytholmroyd flood scheme

A £2.6 million option that is affordable will form a key part of the £30 million Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme because it can be completed sooner – rather than a £10.3 million scheme which would bring greater protection.

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New charge: Levy should raise cash to cover extra Calderdale infrastructure costs

Planning levy could raise £24 million for Calderdale to build or upgrade roads, schools, parks and more

A new charge levied on developers might raise more than £24 million towards costs of new roads, expanding schools and places of leisure over the life of the new Local Plan, councillors have been told.

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The new Elland station as it might look from the air. Have your say online or at drop-ins

Have your say about new Elland Railway Station online or in person at drop-ins

From this week people can have their say online about the new Elland railway station, with a series of drop-in meetings also lined up.

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The new timetable has been the final straw

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.

Opinion
New figures show Calderdale house prices are on the rise

New figures show Calderdale house prices are on the rise

House prices are creeping up in Calderdale after new figures show they have risen by eight per cent in the last 12 months.
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John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North

Northern Rail chaos: Firms could be compensated for lost business

Transport leaders in the North said today that “something should be done” to make up for the “real hardship” suffered by passengers and firms across the region as a result of the Northern rail company timetable chaos.

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An anti-Brexit demonstrator looks pensive during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11, 2018 . The EU withdrawal bill returns to the House of Commons tomorrow for the first of two sessions in which MP's will consider amendments imposed by the Lords, and another set of fresh amendments.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Keep UK in a customs union, urges coalition of Yorkshire business and civic leaders

A coalition of influential Yorkshire business and political leaders have piled more pressure on Theresa May on the eve of two days of crunch Brexit votes by calling on the Government to seek a customs union deal with the European Union.

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David Brown, managing director of Northern, pictured at Zaragoza

Northern boss says sorry to passengers and blames short-notice over rail chaos

The boss of Northern Rail has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.

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Date: 5th June 2018.'Picture James hardisty.'A Northern Rail train arriving at Leeds Station.

Rail chaos: The week the North bared its teeth over Northern timetable fiasco

Days of delays and cancellations on Northern rail services prompted a furious response that stung the Government this week. Rob Parsons reports.

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What your councillors were paid in the last council year

What your councillors were paid in the last council year

The cost of your councillors in Calderdale in the last council year 2017-18 was £690,251.13.

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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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22 May 2018......  Stewart Arnold, leader of the Yorkshire Party.  Pic: Tony Johnson.

Stewart Arnold interview: ‘Debate is no longer yes or no over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how’

Stewart Arnold interview: Debate is no longer “yes or no” over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how it will work

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Halifax Town Hall

Cost of your councillors revealed

The cost of your councillors in Calderdale in the last council year 2017-18 was £690,251.13.

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How the apartment complex could look at Cow Green

First look at how Halifax apartment complex on car park site

A plan to build a 100 one and two-bedroom apartment block on a Halifax car park have been revealed in a new housing fund bid.
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Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
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Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

Health
Chris Grayling has come under fresh fire for his management of the railways.

We’re sorry: Grayling and Northern rail boss apologise for train delays chaos across region

Embattled Chris Grayling today apologised for the chaos the introduction of new train timetables had caused across the North as a metro mayor claimed passengers in the region were “invisible” to the Transport Secretary.

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New Valley Mayors

New Calder Valley Mayors are looking forward to year ahead

It’s all change in the Calder Valley as new Mayors have been sworn in for Hebden Royd and Todmorden.

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Date: 21st May 2018. Picture James Hardisty. IPPR North, Brexit conference held at Leeds Civic Hall, Pictured Keynote speaker Steve Rotheram, mayor of Liverpool City Region.

UK risks becoming ‘splintered’ if more powers are not devolved to regions, warns northern metro mayor

The Government risks “splintering” the country if it fails to deliver further devolution in the English regions where large numbers of people voted for Brexit, a northern metro mayor has warned.

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