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Giant tree centrepiece all set to light up Halifax Piece Hall

The giant fir tree which will form a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations at Halifax’s newly refurbished Piece Hall has arrived ahead of the big switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 25.

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Inspirational: Claire with the award. Lord Lloyd Webber, right

Lord Lloyd Webber: inspirational Piece Hall ‘puts Halifax on a par with major cities in Europe’

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major national award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the Grade I listed building.

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Brighouse view.

Business owners discuss plans for Brighouse town centre

Business owners in Brighouse have discussed whether the town should adopt the Business Improvement District (BID) model.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Packing Punch: Frank Bruno, right, with Nick Owens

Boxing legend Bruno’s visit gets Piece Hall festive period off to a punchy start

Halifax Piece Hall is coming out punching with some heavyweight entertainment lined up for the Christmas period.

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Carole Roberts, a director at LoveBread, Brighouse.

Community bakery's pledge to help more young people

Brighouse community bakery LoveBread has joined a pledge to show what they will do to encourage and enable more young people to do more within the community.

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Hebden Bridge resident Kate Anstee founded the new Facebook group

Packed in like sardines - Calderdale rail user groups press safety fears

Overcrowding is top among health and safety issues a new Facebook campaign group set up by a Calderdale woman wants to press with train operator Northern.

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Funding has been approved for a new highway through the Clifton Enterprise zone

£4.5m Clifton business highway through green land given the go-ahead

A £4.5m bid to build a business highway through a new enterprise zone in Clifton, near Brighouse, has been successful.
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Pictured from the left at the Piece Hall, Halifax, are Nicky Chance-Thompson (chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust) Lord Lloyd Webber, Mark Richardson (owner of Loafers Vinyl and Coffee, one of the shops he visited) and Roger Harvey (vice-chair of The Piece Hall Trust)

Music legend Lord Lloyd Webber visits Halifax’s Piece Hall, in week it gets first national tourism accolade

Visitors to Halifax’s Piece Hall are getting used to the idea that they might bump into a celebrity when spending time there.

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Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
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Farmer, Paul Thorp who has worked at the farm since 1992 and lived at the farm with his wife Jill and son John since 2008.

What is life really like down on the farm in the middle of the M62?

It sits in the middle of the M62 and is the motorway’s most famous landmark, but Sarah Freeman  discovers how Stott Hall Farm is becoming a haven for Yorkshire wildlife.
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Aubrey Robinson, owner of Harmony Music School in Sheffield, with marketing manager Abby Abrames, on board Google's Digital Garage Bus in Rotherham town centre.
October 2017

Google bus is spreading the digital news

IT’S a Friday morning in Rotherham town centre and the training staff aboard Google’s Digital Garage bus are doing a brisk trade.

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Revealed: All the winners at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2017

Around 1,000 guests gathered in Leeds last night for the White Rose Awards 2017.

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Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night.

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The campaign to keep the Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge, as a community asset began in the spring and now �40,000 has been raised in less than 48 hours via a new Crowdfunding page. The group has bee n told it must submit its sealed bid tomorrow, October 31

Group launches late Crowdfunding page to help secure Sowerby Bridge’s historic Puzzle Hall

Campaigners aiming to save the historic Puzzle Hall Inn as a community asset have raised more than £40,000 in less than 48 hours through a Crowdfunding page to boost their bid to buy it, with the group’s sealed bid having to be submitted to the vendor estate agent by 9am today (Tuesday).

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

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Christmas train travel

Going away this Christmas? Here is why you should book your train tickets in advance

Rail travellers face paying up to twice as much for their Christmas getaway if they wait until December to book a ticket, according to new research.
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