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Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

The Halifax Labour Party is wanting to split a ward as a counter proposal to the Boundary Commission which wants to take part of Halifax and transfer it into the Calder Valley parliamentary constituency.

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Huge response to petition against school funding changes

Huge response to petition against school funding changes

A petition launched by Halifax MP Holly Lynch against proposed changes to the way schools are funded has been signed by almost 1,000 people.

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Calderdale councillors Roger Taylor, Stephen Baines and Peter Caffrey at the green field site in Green Lane, Shelf.

New housing development for Calderdale village approved despite 162 objections

Controversial plans for a new housing development at a Calderdale village have today (Tuesday) been given the green light.

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Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Merran McRae is set to join Wakefield Council as chief executive.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Under threat? Brighouse Library

Inside the Council: Scott Benton (Leader, Conservative Group)

This week, Coun Scott Benton, leader of the Conservative Group, argues that the recently agreed budget at Calderdale Council is a bad deal for local residents.

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Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Families face a continued squeeze on living standards with average incomes frozen for the next two years, according to a respected thinktank.

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Local Elections. Graham Hall.

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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