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Election to be held after death of councillor

A new election will be held in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward following the sad death of Councillor Graham Hall.

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Brighouse parking charges.  Bethel Street.

MP raps parking charge plan as hundreds sign petition

Hundreds of people have signed a petition expressing their anger over proposed parking charges for Brighouse town centre as the debate reaches the House of Commons.

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Inside the Council: Chris Pillai

Inside the Council: Chris Pillai

This week, Coun Chris Pillai puts the case for more street lighting in Brighouse.

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Hold on to your hats - chance to scale Brighouse landmark

Hold on to your hats - chance to scale Brighouse landmark

One of the major landmarks in the Brighouse skyline will undergo a massive transformation as it becomes the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall.

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Proud family pay tribute to Councillor Graham Hall

Tributes have been paid to a Hipperholme and Lightcliffe councillor and former Mayor of Calderdale after his death aged 63.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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Local Elections. Graham Hall.

Tributes to Hipperholme councillor after sudden death

Tributes have been paid to a Hipperholme and Lightcliffe councillor and former Mayor of Calderdale after his sudden death aged 63.

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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Twenty four Calderdale residents made the trip to London for the Womens March

Calderdale residents marched for equality at the London Women’s March

Twenty Four Calderdale residents joined the Women’s March in London last week to stand up for equality.

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Together Housing to shut down its Brighouse offices

Together Housing to shut down its Brighouse offices

Together Housing group will shut down its offices in Brighouse due to dwindling numbers using the site.

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Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

By April this year, Calderdale will have welcomed 50 Syrian refugees to the borough - fulfilling the pledge made by the council in September 2015.

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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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Brighouse Train Station car park.

Demand for action at train station car park

The Calder Valley MP and councillors are demanding inmprovements to car parking provision at Brighouse railway station after it emerged it was not on a list of sites earmarked for development.

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Calderdale Council's leader Tim Swift

Council tax to rise in Calderdale - but services will be cut

A raft of proposals, including an increase in council tax, has been revealed to fight the “exceptional” budget challenges facing Calderdale Council.

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Hipperholme Grammar School

Grammar school charity failed to disclose its financial accounts

The charity that helps with the running of Hipperholme Grammar School failed to disclose its annual accounts and reports a government inquiry revealed.

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The land between Clifton and Brighouse that could be developed for jobs. Mainly in Clifton Common and next to the Holiday Inn

Creation of Clifton business park moves a step closer

The creation of a new business park and Enterprise Zone at Clifton in Brighouse, which will bring hundreds of new jobs to Calderdale over the coming years, has taken a step forward.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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Halifax Town Hall

Boundary shake up problems for council

Boundary changes to parliamentary constituencies in Calderdale could present some ‘difficulties’ according to the chief executive of Calderdale Council.

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(L-R)William, Robert, Craig Whittaker MP, Michael and Audrey, all residents at Willow Court

Calder Valley MP spreads Christmas cheer at supported housing

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker spread some Christmas cheer this week when he visited tenants at Willow Court extra care housing scheme.

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Flood clean up at Artisan Fireplace Design, Brighouse.

Deadline looms for flood grant applications

Flood-affected residents and businesses across Calderdale are being reminded that time is running out to apply for grants to repair and protect their properties, as the application deadlines are fast approaching.

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