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Weekend Thought: Keep Christ in your Christmas

Often things get in the way of how we think about Christmas.

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Brighouse Chrismas Market. Dominic Carroll, Iona Carroll, three, and Steph Bishop.

Letter: We’re confident many will attend

I was naturally disappointed to read the letter from the Cravens in last week’s Courier (Christmas market not as good, December 1) but I have to say their experience does not reflect the vast majority of comments we have received afer the event.

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Brighouse Chrismas Market

Letter: Bring back the Victorians!

We totally agree with David and Sheila Craven that Brighouse Christmas Market was not as good as in previous years and were extremely disappointed when we visited the Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market (as it had been advertised in various newspapers), on both the Saturday and Sunday, when my friend Norma, my husband and I dressed in Victorian costume.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Advent is time of hope and new life

Advent is the beginning of the Church’s Year.

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Gritter in action at Halifax

Letter: Lack of gritting is irresponsible cost-cutting

I write with regard to the council’s decision not to grit certain roads in the Calderdale area and in particular Norland.

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Letter: Musician Frank is still going strong, aged 90

Letter: Musician Frank is still going strong, aged 90

The name Frank Mathison may not mean anything to most everyday people but he is certainly known within the classical music world.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: You are valued

It was approaching winter in a remote part of Australia and the Aboriginals asked the minister of the small church to ask God if the winter was going to be cold or mild.

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The Piece Hall won several prizes at the Historic England Angel Awards in London

Letter: A whole new chapter for Halifax

As a trustee of The Piece Hall Trust since its inception I am all too aware of the challenges and obstacles that were overcome in order to deliver the magnificently conserved and regenerated Piece Hall.

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Letter: Be considerate when parking

Letter: Be considerate when parking

I recently read the article written by Blaise Trapp re parking, which prompted me to write this letter.

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Jackie Griffiths head teacher at Hipperholme Grammar School

Letter: Tackling the bullying issue

This week marks a really important date in the calendar for young people and parents across the country as Anti-Bullying Week takes place between November 13-17.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: The Value is in the Owner

The story is told of a tourist in Paris who picked up an amber necklace in a trinket shop. When he arrived home and went through customs he was shocked at the high duty he had to pay for the necklace.

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Mytholmroyd centre under water after the River Calder burst its banks.

Letter: Sceptical on flood solutions

I read Holly Lynch’s article on flood management and I am sceptical of the effectiveness of her solutions. Obtaining rainfall data is extremely difficult but approximately two inches (50mm) fell onto saturated ground in 24 hours to cause the Boxing Day floods in 2015.

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Letter: Todmorden station must be brought up to standard

Letter: Todmorden station must be brought up to standard

I was really dismayed to hear this week that Leeds railway station is to be revamped yet again and have £500m spent on it, including another shopping centre.

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Letter: Fury at council penny pinching

Labour is once again showing its true colours. Having overspent on recent projects in Halifax it is now penny pinching everywhere else to try and make ends meet. Local people are furious.

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The International Street Food Market in Halifax

Letter: Hold food market in the Piece Hall

Once again a very successful International Street Food Market (October 26-29) on the precinct and surrounding streets.

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Toward Norland from Albert Promenade. Picture by Michael Sykes

Letter: Don’t remove access to this historic location

I write in support of Mrs Green’s concerns regarding the prohibition of vehicles on Albert Promenade.

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Halifax Minster

Weekend Thought: Remember, remember the fifth of November

‘Remember, Remember the 5th November’. This is the day on which we remember The Gunpowder Plot.

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Librarian Inderpreet Kaur and Edward Priestley, from The Friends of the Rydings, with the newly decorated Rydings Park gates, Rydings Park, Brighouse

Letter: Edward really is a local hero

I read the article “Spruce new look, thanks to the Friends” (October 20) which had a photo of Brighouse resident, Edward Priestley, standing by the historic gates that Friends of the Rydings charity have managed to get restored.

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Weekend Thought: More than just good deeds

Weekend Thought: More than just good deeds

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther making public his 95 theses. Born in Eisleben, Germany, in 1483, he went on to become one of western history’s most significant figures.

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Letter: People need to come by car

Letter: People need to come by car

I was first made aware of a consultation which was to take place with residents regarding banning traffic on Albert Promenade.

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