Good Times

Brighouse Town's ground at St Giles Road, Brighouse
Brighouse Town's ground at St Giles Road, Brighouse

The second annual James ‘Nibsy’ Heffernan memorial charity game in aid of Overgate Hospice takes place on Friday night at Brighouse Town’s Dual Seal Stadium ground in Hove (6.15pm).

The teams taking part for the popular former Town and Top Club player are the current Top Club team from Rastrick and the Top Club veterans and guests. Last season’s game drew a crowd of well over 250 and a considerable amount was raised for the Elland-based hospice that looked after Jimmy, and the family also donated £600 to a new public address system for Brighouse Town AFC.

Town committeeman Mark Wood, who was a great pal of Jimmy’s, is again donating for the auction a major Manchester United prize - last season it was a hospitality box at Old Trafford for a game - and there will also be a raffle and the bar will be open all night.

The Red Rooster

Tonight (Thursday) at the Red Rooster, Brookfoot, there is a cheese and wine celebration with Czerwiks from Commercial Street and its £7.50 a head but you drink good wine and eat cheese all evening for that outlay.

On Thursday week, October 27 during National Curry Week, you can enjoy two courses at the Rooster for £7.50 and a free drink thrown in for good measure.

Make a note in the diary for Saturday, October 29, that top local band Rainey Street are back from tour and performing their tremendous mix of easy on the ear music from 9pm.

The Junction

Natalie Hayton and fiancé Sarah Maughan are back in town at the Junction, Rastrick, and after a day on Wednesday to do a few last minute jobs they are open today (Thursday) for business as usual.

Friday night is there re-launch/homecoming party and will have DJ BaZ on the decs with customers old and new welcome.

The Barge

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge it’s the weekly jam night, followed on Friday night with live music from The Surge.

On Saturday evening it’s the fabulous 11:18 and on Sunday evening Route 66 will be on stage.

Millers Bar

On October 29, The Millers Bar is joining forces with its sister company ROKT climbing gym for Halloween.

On offer for the day is face painting, reptiles and animals, best fancy dress awards and pumpkin carving competition.

The Pear Tree

Congratulations to landlord Alan Ingle at The Pear Tree, Battyeford, Mirfield and his wife Emmy.

The former Rastrick and Brighouse landlord and wife welcomed welcomed son Frankie Benjamin Ingle born on October 1 at 4.15am weighing 6lb 9oz.

The CAMRA award winning pub is also looking for some part time staff, please contact them direct.

The George

Matt Parkinson has been in touch to inform me that as well as having all the top sporting action on the large screen televisions dotted around the pub, they also have Carling at £1.95 and Worthies at £1.80, all day everyday.

The pub is also in the process of getting trimmed up and in the mood for Halloween.

You will be able to double up your spirits for 50p plus a Halloween party weekend with live band Ezee Goin on Friday October 29, Saturday will see Ghostly Karaoke with DJ Thom!

There will be free shot for everyone in fancy dress and lots of fun and games.

Plus you can enter their pumpkin carving competition for the chance to win a gallon of ale or have a go at Apple bobbing for a free shot.

The Auctioneer

The Auctioneer restaurant on Armytage Road, Brighouse, is taking bookings for Christmas, which is filling up nicely.

The venue has Christmas dinner dances available as well as a Christmas Day menu and New Year’s Eve party night.

Holiday Inn Brighouse

The Holiday Inn Brighouse now has on sale Sunday Lunch carvery with a visit from Father Christmas.

Priced at £14 per adult, £5.50 per child aged 6-12 years with under 6’s eating free.

Various dates available.