10 of the best: Things to do in and around Calderdale

Here’s our pick of the 10 best things to do in and around Calderdale.

Off Church Lane , Rastrick  - �227,500) (Benjamin Fitzpatrick 01484 711331

Country cottage in Rastrick

A truly delightful corner cottage set in landscaped gardens with parking for several cars. Located in a quiet location on the fringe of Rastrick, this unique four bedroom family home offers a wealth of charm and character, enjoying all the attributes of modern living.


READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and it just got better - we have an amazing reader offer to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets!

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Darren Burke has lost his teenage son to a smartphone.

FAMILY COLUMN: Darren Burke on why journeys with dad are uncool when you're a teen

There’s a TV advert currently doing the rounds that shows a series of mortified teenagers being ferried to school in their parents’ seriously un-cool cars.

Park Hill, Huddersfield HD2 1QG - �204,,,995 (Beaufort Finch 01484 434310)

Family sized detached in Bradley, Huddersfield

This modern, three/four bedroom detached family home is situated on a quiet residential street in the sought after area of Bradley, Huddersfield. Ideally located for well regarded schools, local amenities and transport links to the motorways and town centre.

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Triathlon: a word that strikes fear into couch potatoes everywhere. For many, the idea of swimming 1,500 metres, cycling 40k and running 10k back-to-back fills them with dread.

New Kia Picanto

A Picanto with Porsche appeal

WHEN a Porsche owner uses a Kia Picanto as his main personal transport it just goes to show how far the booming Korean car maker has progressed since the first generation of the Picanto was launched in 2004.

Oulton Hall

Escape the hustle and bustle of nine to five at Oulton Hall & Spa

Sometimes you just want to get away from the stresses of life, and if you want to do it in style, there is a stunning hotel that is a perfect fit.

Travel review: A weekend in central London

With 48 hours to spare, where better to spend a blank weekend than London?
Echoes of the past: Memories of school days gone by

Echoes of the past: Memories of school days gone by

The year is 1995 and it is the occasion this group of students from Cliffe Hill School in Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe are wearing a T Shirt to celebrate the fact they had a full attendance at school for the 1994 / 1995 school year.

Gala procession - 1987

Echoes of the past: It’s that time of year again for Brighouse Gala

The Brighouse 1940s weekend was another fabulous event, it gets bigger and better each year. Those who prayed for sunshine certainly did us proud.

Healey Wood Grove, Brighouse - �314,995 (Benjamin Fitzpatrick 01484 711331)

Spacious bungalow in Brighouse

This large family sized bungalow has had some minor adaptations to accommodate people with disabilities, although this does not detract from the fact that this is a wonderful family sized home, ideal for the larger family.


46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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The group of 18 women said they were left speechless after the entrepreneur personally offered to send them away on a complimentary dream trip to the USA.

Branson comes to aid of hen-do kicked off flight with free Vegas trip

Sir Richard Branson has come to the aid of a hen-do who were kicked off a flight for wearing "Bitches on Tour" T-shirts by sending them on a free holiday - to LAS VEGAS.

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SLIDESHOW: Brighouse 1940s weekend smashes target as thousands flock to town

This year’s Brighouse 1940s Weekend was bigger and better than ever before with tens of thousands filling the streets.

Barbecue time and heat is on

Barbecue time and heat is on

Spare ribs with sauerkraut simmered in Moor Ale

Whats on
Wit and wedding bells
in Sam’s starring role

Wit and wedding bells in Sam’s starring role

Halifax actor Sam Heron, who recently graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, has been starring in London’s West End in a heart-warming show aimed at young children.

Theatre and Comedy
This advertisement was for Charles George Calvert, plumbers, hot water and sanitary engineer and general contractor

Echoes of the past: Inside a 1935 church magazine

My second piece of nostalgia is also linked to St Matthew’s Church at Lightcliffe - a copy of its very first church magazine dated January 1935 priced 2d. This is certainly a rare find that appeared on eBay.

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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In this featured photograph taken at the Lightcliffe cricket ground in Wakefield Road we see a group of supporters helping to erect the nets

Echoes of the past: Pieces from local history to appear on eBay

Over the years I have written about just some of the amazing pieces of local history and sometimes personal pieces of memorabilia that appear on eBay.

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