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Thai curry is the spice of life

The beauty of this recipe is that it can either be made as a curry in a hurry by using a shop bought curry paste or, should you wish, you can take the time to make the deep, rich Thai green curry paste, helping you create an “authentic” dish., writes Alasdair Nunn of Halifax-based caterers RachAls Kitchen. So go on try for yourself.

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This photo was taken 23 years ago at Field Lane Junior and Infant School

Echoes of the past: Solving playground problems with director of Calderdale Housing

There is nothing quite like getting one of the top council officials to view a problem.

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Among the map readers is Sir Donald Thompson

Echoes of the Past: Excited for a ramble around Wellholme Park

Judging from his shiny shoes I doubt whether he would be venturing on the muddy trek around the park.

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The funeral of Fireman Alex Carmichael

Echoes of the past: Tragic mill fire shocked workers in Brighouse

In 1872 one of Brighouse’s latest and most impressive mills was officially opened for business, the Alexandra Mill in Mill Royd Street, owned by Ormerod Brothers.

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How to create perfect brunch

How to create perfect brunch

I love what brunch stands for, writes Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax based caters.

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Win a family ticket to see Ben & Holly

Win a family ticket to see Ben & Holly

From the producers of the hugely successful Peppa Pig theatre tours, Fiery Light Productions, comes the welcome return visit of the live stage show, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.

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The photograph was taken more than 20 years ago in June 1995

Echoes of the past: New garden for Field Lane Nursery

This week’s image is from just over twenty years ago (June 13, 1995). This was a very special event when the new garden was officially finished and opened at the Field Lane Nursery.

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Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Yorkshire's quirkiest holiday accommodation

Looking for holiday accommodation with a difference in Yorkshire this summer?

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James Pratt, better known as Bull Pratt, would often be seen walking towards Hipperholme from the direction of Stump Cross and Lower Brear

Echoes of the past: Who was Bull Pratt and did he exist?

Most police officers can remember days when mothers would threaten their children with, ‘If you don’t behave I’ll get the policeman to take you away...’

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Don't become a victim of fraud on your holiday.

Warning as more holidaymakers fall victim to fraud

Holidaymakers are losing an average of £1200 to holiday fraud, according to Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

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Brownie Vicky Beaumont with Calderdale Deputy Mayoress Margaret Williamson outside Halifax Town Hall in April 1994

Echoes of the past: Remembering when Brownie met Deputy Mayoress

Twenty three years ago - where have all the years gone?

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Echoes of the past: Discovering the oldest cottages in the village

Echoes of the past: Discovering the oldest cottages in the village

Back in the 1950s while leaving Lightcliffe Junior School to walk home I would pass two cottages at the corner of Wakefield Road with Knowle Top Road.

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Everybody loves a muffin

Everybody loves a muffin

Now that Easter is a couple of weeks behind us and the memory of all those eggs is in the distant past I think it’s time to talk chocolate again, writes Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax catering company.

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Rastrick Juniors Football Club in 1995 wearing their brand new kit

Echoes of the past: New football kit for Rastrick team

This was certainly a big day for these young footballers and indeed the club - November 11 1995. Twenty two years ago - where have all those years gone?

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Thousands of fans are expected to line the route for this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

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Echoes of the past: Where did Mill Lane get its name from?

Echoes of the past: Where did Mill Lane get its name from?

The clue to what these men are doing are the fishing rods some of them are carrying and the one strapped to the pedal cycle.

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Jamie Murphy has spent 100 hours recreating a 3D model of Manor Heath Mansion from old blueprints.

Mansion lost for decades is restored in 3D

This Image is the end result of an artist’s labour of love to resurrect one of Halifax’s most extravagant buildings, which had been lost since its demolition in 1958.

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Bread, jam and a cup of rosie...

Bread, jam and a cup of rosie...

Here’s a great recipe for a very homely rhubarb and raspberry jam courtesy of head chef Darren Parkinson and his team at the Shibden Mill Inn. For more recipes go to http://www.shibdenmillinn.com/recipe-of-the-month

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Brighouse and Rastrick band when they were crowned BBC Band of the Year

Echoes of the past: 1968 was a great year for local brass

Brighouse and Rastrick band have had many contesting successes over the years which has often led to the band marching through the town centre to a civic reception at the town hall in Thornton Square.

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Youngsters from Field Lane taking part in VE celebrations in May 1995

Echoes of the past: VE Day celebrations at Field Lane Primary

I heard a nice story a few weeks ago about a school in the Midlands from a friend who is a retired teacher.

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