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£2m flood reduction schemes given the go ahead in Calderdale

Six more schemes to help reduce the risk of flooding have been given the green light by Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.

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Christmas shoppers in Halifax

Free parking offers in Calderdale for Christmas shoppers

Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas.

Business
The Government has criticised the lack of progress on the Calderdale Local Plan

Calderdale Council leaders come under fire over Local Plan progress

Leaders at Calderdale Council have been heavily criticised over the development of its Local Plan which aims to build thousands of homes over the next few years.

Politics
Congestion on Huddersfield Road, brighouse

Plan for £52.4m Brighouse bypass moves a step closer

Schemes which could deliver millions of pounds worth of investment in Brighouse to boost employment and reduce congestion have moved a step closer.

Transport
Accident on the m62

Police appeal for witnesses after woman seriously injured in M62 crash

Police are appealing for information following a crash on the M62 near to Junction 24 that left a woman seriously injured.
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The new Calderdale Community Wardens

New wardens to protect and serve Calderdale's communities

A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough.

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Carole Roberts, a director at LoveBread, Brighouse.

Community bakery's pledge to help more young people

Brighouse community bakery LoveBread has joined a pledge to show what they will do to encourage and enable more young people to do more within the community.

Business
Hayden Connett at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

£75,000 raised for charity by Yorkshire Children of Courage awards ceremony

THE Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards ceremony looks set to confirm its status as one of the year’s most worthwhile events by raising £75,000 for charity.
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Ofsted

Inspectors called to Calderdale nursery after child goes missing on trip

Government inspectors examined procedures at a Calderdale nursery after a child went missing on a trip.
Education
Bash Local founder Alison Mitchell

Brighouse charity supporting the homeless forced to close

A Brighouse charity that supported homeless people in Calderdale has been forced to close due to the lack of funding.
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Funding has been approved for a new highway through the Clifton Enterprise zone

£4.5m Clifton business highway through green land given the go-ahead

A £4.5m bid to build a business highway through a new enterprise zone in Clifton, near Brighouse, has been successful.
Business
Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
Transport
Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Public Health and Inequalities, CouncillorFaisal Shoukat

Figures reveal suicide rate in Calderdale higher than UK average

A new plan to reduce the number of suicides in Calderdale is being implemented by Calderdale Council and partners.

Politics
Farmer, Paul Thorp who has worked at the farm since 1992 and lived at the farm with his wife Jill and son John since 2008.

What is life really like down on the farm in the middle of the M62?

It sits in the middle of the M62 and is the motorway’s most famous landmark, but Sarah Freeman  discovers how Stott Hall Farm is becoming a haven for Yorkshire wildlife.
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Lightcliffe students in New York around the time of terror attack (Picture Lightcliffe Academy)

Praise for New York Police officers after Calderdale students caught up in terror attack

Staff and students from a Calderdale school were caught up in the New York terror attack during their trip to the United States.
Education
Floods in Brighouse and problems at Clifton beck

Scheme to upgrade 50-YEAR-OLD Brighouse flood defences

The development of a Brighouse flood alleviation scheme will be created after it was revealed that the effectiveness of current flood defences which were constructed more than 60 YEARS ago 'has been reduced'.

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Councillor Susan Press

Leaders to rule on funding support for borough's most vulnerable people

Leaders at Calderdale Council will decide whether to allow funding to continue for a grant scheme that provides financial support to vulnerable people in the borough.
Politics
Police pulled over a driver for flashing at an undercover car

A motorist flashed an undercover police officer on the M62 at Brighouse - and this is what happened

We have all been in that situation: you're driving along, minding the speed limit, when another driver - usually in some kind of luxury car - gets right up to your rear bumper and begins flashing his lights.

Crime
Robin Tuddenham, Electoral Registration Officer at Calderdale Council,

Council chief urges residents to their say on boundary changes

The chief executive at Calderdale Council is urging residents to have their say on the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England
Politics
Mark Wardingley and Ian Thornton by Thornhills Beck, Wakefield Road, Brighouse.

Owners fear beck blockage will see devastating floods return

The devastating impact of the Boxing Day floods in 2015 could strike again, Brighouse businesses owners have warned.

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