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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
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.

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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

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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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
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.

Politics
Man hit with golf club after confronting dog walker on the fairway

Man hit with golf club after confronting dog walker on the fairway

A man was hit with a golf club after asking a suspected trespasser to leave a course in Yorkshire.

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May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

Business
Send us your Children in Need pictures

Send us your Children in Need fundraising snaps

People in Calderdale are putting on their Pudsey ears to raise money for this year's Children in Need appeal.
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Rev Canon Hilary Barber at Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster hosts poignant service to remember people who lost their lives in traffic collisions

A poignant service to remember all those who have lost their lives in road traffic collisions is to be held at Halifax Minster.

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Helen Batt, director for flood risk management in the Calderdale area

£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
A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

Crime

Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures

Weather experts are warning of a cold snap that will see temperatures falling below freezing and lead to widespread frost over the coming few days.

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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

Theatre and Comedy
Pleased: Yorkshire Cat Rescues coffee morning was a success

Halifax charity’s call out for extra cat rescue volunteers

Yorkshire Cat Rescue staff, volunteers and supporters are pictured at last Saturday’s coffee morning at its Southgate, Halifax, shop.

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