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Councillor prepares to run again in Calder Valley

CALDERDALE councillor Joshua Fenton-Glynn has signalled he wants to stand again as Labour’s candidate in the Calder Valley seat.

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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Flood damaged bridge starts to take shape

Work to rebuild flood-damaged Crowther Bridge at Cromwell Bottom, Brighouse, has taken a significant step forward, as the new bridge arch is now in place.

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Elected George vows to carry on ‘great work’

Elected George vows to carry on ‘great work’

The Calderdale Conservatives retained its Hipperholme and Lightcliffe seat in the borough’s by election.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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The old dark blue passport

POLL: Would you like to see the return of dark blue UK passports?

The UK passport could turn dark blue again after Brexit under a £490 million contract to redesign and produce a new version of the document.

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Tour spotlight: Cyclists make their way up Cragg Vale out of Mytholmroyd, east of Hebden Bridge in Calderdale. Picture: bruce rollinson

Calderdale aims to become more cycle-friendly

It will soon be the centre of attention for the cycling world as part of the route for the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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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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