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A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Dewsbury Town Hall.

Thousands of fines handed out since littering enforcement outsourced to private company

Thousands of fines have been handed out for littering in Kirklees over the last few months as the council outsources litter enforcement responsibilities to a private firm.

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker

Hundreds attend meeting called by MP to discuss Calderdale Local Plan

Hundreds of residents attended the first meeting organised by the the Calder Valley MP to discuss the Local Plan being put forward by Calderdale Council and the impacts it will have on towns and villages.

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Flash flood on Burnley Road Mytholmroyd

Major drainage funding secured to help with flood defences

Calderdale's flood defence work has recieved a welcome boost with nearly £1m being secured to repair or replace more than 1,000 road gullies in the borough.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Hebden Bridge town hall.

Corbyn to tour marginal seats as Labour set for snap poll

The Calder Valley is among five Yorkshire seats being targeted by Labour this summer as Jeremy Corbyn readies the party for another snap election.

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Speed and parking restrictions in Elland Wood Bottom and Park Road, Elland.

Speed limit set to be cut on ‘dangerous’ Elland Road

Campaigners and residents who have been demanding a reduction in the speed limit and safety measures on Elland Road could finally get their wish.

Transport
Aerial shot showing the Crosslee factory

Scheme for 50 home Hipperholme site rejected by councillors

A new housing development that would have seen up to 50 homes built next to a Hipperholme factory has been rejected by councillors.

Business
Halifax MP Holly Lynch

Flooding part of portfolio in Halifax MP’s new shadow front bench role

HALIFAX MP Holly Lynch has been given a shadow front bench portfolio following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s post-election reshuffle.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
Health
Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Vision for borough as Local Plan consulation looks to be given go-ahead

Leading councillors will decide to give the go-ahead for residents and businesses to comment on plans for the future of housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in the borough.

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Charity event: Carnival goers enjoying this years event at Centre Vale Park

‘Scandalous’ - Charity carnival slam council for park damage fine

Todmorden Charity Carnival organisers have slammed Calderdale Council’s decision to fine the group over damage to Centre Vale Park as “scandalous”.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council balances books but warns more costs must be cut

Calderdale Council has balanced its books by making “significant savings” and will now carry almost £10m over to the next financial year, newly-published accounts show.

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The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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Green belt land off Thornhills Lane, Clifton.

Calderdale’s draft Local Plan to reveal sites and green belt for development

Green belt land will be used for the development of housing and employment sites as Calderdale Council prepares to release its draft local plan for consultation.

Environment
Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council’s backing to Leeds’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

Calderdale Council leaders are hoping that backing Leeds City Council’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 will have major benefits to the borough.

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Former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive Ged Fitzgerald.

Former Calderdale Council deputy chief reportedly arrested in police investigation

A former Calderdale Council deputy chief executive has reportedly been arrested as part of a police investigation.

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General Election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.Craig Whittaker

Conservatives hold on to the Calder Valley - but with vastly reduced majority

Craig Whittaker  (Conservative) - 26, 790 Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour) - 26,181 Janet Battye (Liberal Democrats) - 1952 Paul Rogan (UKIP) - 1,466 Rob Holden (Independent) - 1,034 Kieran Turner (Green Party) 631

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REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

REACTION: Could it be a Labour double in Calderdale?

Both Calderdale seats are still up for grabs as the exit polls show they are ‘too close to call’.

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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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We'll be bringing you live updates on the General Election

Election 2017: Exit poll indicates Tories may not have an overall majority

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

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