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Residents face Council Tax hike and rise in cost of services

Calderdale residents face a price hike in Council Tax for 2018-19 and could end up paying more for Council services in budget plans revealed by leaders.
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An aerial view of Heptonstall

Home plan highway fears voiced over Heptonstall building bid

Proposals to build a home with additional resident parking and a turning head for service vehicles at land off Townfield Lane, Heptonstall, will shortly be considered by Calderdale Council having received a negative reaction from those who have so far commented in the application process.

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New travellers site revealed for Calderdale

Potential gypsy and traveller site revealed for Calderdale

A potential gypsy and travellers site in Calderdale has been revealed as part of the Council's Local Plan vision.
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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Paula Sherriff MP

Dewsbury MP takes frontbench role

Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton, has accepted a new role as part of Labour’s frontbench team.
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A new report lays out the jobs that could be created in the Leeds City Region by HS2.

Fast track to jobs: Strategy to help Yorkshire take full advantage of HS2

An extra 41,000 jobs could be created in West Yorkshire and its surrounding districts in the next three decades if civic and business leaders take full advantage of HS2, according to a new report.

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Halifax town hall

Centenarians and children 'potential threat' to council staff

Centenarians and children are among tens of thousands of people whose details are stored on internal council databases due to their deemed potential threat to staff, an investigation has found.

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Plans for two major projects in Halifax gather momentum

State-of-the-art leisure centre and Halifax college proposals being developed

The development of two major projects in Halifax town centre which will create a specialist sixth form college and state-of-the-art swimming pool and leisure centre are starting to gather pace.

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Attacks on staff at councils revealed

Crossing patrol officer assaulted as attacks on council staff revealed

FRONT-LINE council staff across Yorkshire were kicked, punched, bitten, assaulted and verbally abused more than 7,250 times in the last two years, an investigation has revealed.

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Could there finally be an end in sight to the great Yorkshire devolution debate?

Yorkshire devolution: Appointed mayor could end deadlock and save £2m on election

An unelected mayor for South Yorkshire could be appointed for two years in a bid to end the long-running devolution stalemate in the county, it was claimed last night.

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Land where the Clifton business park will be built

Council plan to force through Clifton land sale for business park if talks fail

Talks between the the land owner of the proposed Clifton Business Park and Enterprise Zone and Calderdale Council continue as leaders consider forcing through the sale through a compulsory purchase order.
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14 December 2017 .......    Political interview with John Cridland, independent chair of TfN, Picture Tony Johnson

John Cridland interview: I refuse to accept that North has to be poor relation

Later this month, the North’s new strategic transport body will unveil its 30-year plan to revitalise the region’s economy. Rob Parsons met the organisation’s independent chairman to find out more about its vision.

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Wages

Calderdale businesses on list of firms that didn’t pay all staff the minimum wage

Sports Direct and Primark are among the high-street businesses named by the Government as having failed to pay all their employees the minimum wage.

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A Northern Rail train.

Could Boxing Day rail services return to Yorkshire in 2018?

It’s a time of year when rail services are traditionally very thin on the ground, with most operators offering no services at all over the Christmas season.

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Calderdale Council unanimously rejects controversial incinerator plans

Controversial plans to build an incinerator near to two schools have been thrown out by Calderdale Council.
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An iced-up Shay Lane, Halifax, pictured by Coun Andrew Tagg

Calderdale Council completes U-turn and reverses its controversial gritting policy - see if your road will now be salted this winter

Calderdale Council has reversed its controversial new gritting policy.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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The People's Powerhouse project was founded by Jo Miller and Tracy Fishwick

Citizens assembly could put people at the heart of Northern Powerhouse concept, says report

A ‘CITIZENS assembly’ for the North similar to those in Canada and Ireland could help involve people in the democratic process in a devolved Yorkshire, according to a report published today.

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Gritters have been out in force over night

Is Calderdale Council gritting your road? Here is the list of routes no longer being treated

Residents in many areas of Calderdale have been discovering whether or not Calderdale Council are gritting their roads in this week’s icy spell,

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