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CricketTalk - Ashes Podcast: Can Yorkshire’s Joe Root lead England to victory over Australia?

AS cricket’s two great rivals prepare to go toe-to-toe once more Down Under, we take time out to preview England’s bid to retain the Ashes against Australia.

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Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market 2016. Pictures by Steven Lord

Thousands expected to visit Brighouse Christmas Market

Thousands of visitors will be in Brighouse this weekend to see the Christmas market and Christmas lights switch-on.

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Brighouse view.

Business owners discuss plans for Brighouse town centre

Business owners in Brighouse have discussed whether the town should adopt the Business Improvement District (BID) model.

Business
The pupils that took part enjoyed the event

School Life: Leaders set up successful cross country event

Higher Sports Leader students were challenged on a wild and blustery day to a create a Cross Country event for 241 partner primary school students.

Education
Keep up with the latest football rumours.

Football Rumour Mill: Speculation over West Brom hotseat, Coleman targets Danny Ward, Richarlison subject to speculation

Want to know all the latest rumours and transfer speculation from the world of football?
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Claire Slattery at The Piece Hall

First national award for Piece Hall as Andrew Lloyd Webber names Claire Slattery overall ‘Angel’ winner - and says it puts Halifax on par with major European cities

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the beautiful Grade I listed building which is a jewel in Calderdale’s crown.

News
The eight day trip took in sights in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City

School Life: Group took trip of a lifetime to United States

Just before half-term, 60 year 12 and 13 students along with six members of staff embarked on an eight day trip to the USA.

Education
Actions from St Columbus v Illingworth, football at Savile Park. PIctured is Kyle Butler and Frank Odion

Odion double as Saints progress

Halifax AFL Division Two side St Columba’s were comfortable 5-2 winners at division higher Salem in the last 16 of the Halifax FA Saturday Cup at the weekend.

Football
Ryburn Utd v Sowerby Bridge in cup match, Wood Bottom, Ripponden. Pictured are Damien Watkins and Ashton Richardson

Two for Watkins as Bridge go second

Sowerby Bridge went second when they won the only game in the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL’s top flight on Saturday.

Football

SLIDESHOW: Fantastic fundraising across Calderdale for Children in Need

Fundraisers across Calderdale put on their Pudsey ears to raise money for this year’s Children in Need appeal.
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Natalie Starr.

Burglary victim speaks out about 'disturbing' crime for West Yorkshire campaign

A burglary victim has spoken out as part of a West Yorkshire Police campaign against the crime.
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Police have appealed for witnesses.

Passenger suffers 'serious head injuries' after Halifax van collision

A man suffered serious head injuries after the van he was a passenger in collided with a tree and a car, police said.
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Heath v Beverley
Si Brown try

Painful return for Heath

Heath crashed out of the Yorkshire Shield on Saturday, losing 33-10 at Beverley’s Beaver Park ground where they had gone down to a last minute try in Yorkshire One seven days earlier.

Rugby
Hullensians vs Old Rishworthians
Fraser Swarbrooke tackles

Late try sinks Rishworthians

Old Rishworthians, the only one of Calderdale’s six rugby union clubs in league action yesterday, lost 29-20 away to Hullensians in Yorkshire One.

Rugby
Brighouse Town v Atherton

 Aaron martin

Poor home form continues

It is back to the drawing board for Brighouse Town, who crashed 3-0 at home to fellow strugglers Atherton Collieries in the Evo-Stik NPL yesterday.

Football
From short walks and comfortable towpaths to marathon hikes and mud ...

From short walks and comfortable towpaths to marathon hikes and mud ...

After the strains of long walks and largely fruitless matches on Yorkshire’s rivers, I treated myself on Sunday joining the competition on Saltaire’s lengths of the Leeds Liverpool canal at Shipley, writes Tim Worsnop.

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John  in rehearsals (picture from our archives)

Halifax Choral 200th celebrations - MD John’s a perfect fit with choir

With a partnership of more than 30 years standing, there is no doubt that Halifax Choral Society and John Pryce-Jones are pretty much a perfect fit.

Music
Mincemeat pies

Mincemeat pies

I know it’s a little early but I love mincemeat pies and as such I can’t help but share the recipe for these festive favourite says Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax based caterer.

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Soul man Hamish picks up the pieces at new venue

Soul man Hamish picks up the pieces at new venue

James Brown Is Annie feat.Hamish Stuart

Music
Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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