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A hat - or a husband: chapeaux showcased in special show at Bankfield, Halifax

Extravagant hats made and worn by single women to attract a potential husband are the subject of the latest exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.

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Calderdale Council's gritting team will be salting the district's roads tonight

Gritters ready to salt Calderdale roads tonight as temperatures plunge - snow possible Friday into Saturday

Calderdale Council’s gritters will be salting all primary and secondary routes tonight as temperatures are set to plunge.

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The RSPCA has launched a new campaign.

Yorkshire urged to be kind at Christmas as stats show animal cruelty toll

The RSPCA is bracing itself for 2,000 calls a day during the festive period as it launches a new appeal to help care for abused, neglected and sick animals.

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Coun Marcus Thompson will be the next Mayor of Calderdale

Coun Marcus Thompson will be Calderdale’s next Mayor

Skircoat ward Councillor Marcus Thompson has been chosen to become Mayor of Calderdale for the civic year 2018-19.

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The Christmas tree arrives at Halifax Piece Hall ahead of the town's Christmas lights switch-on which will light up areas all across the town centre on Saturday, November 25

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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Andy's Man Club founder Luke Ambler, right, with fellow Yorkshireman, war veteran Simon Brown, at the JustGiving Awards 2017 held at The Brewery, London. Luke won the PayPal Crowdfunder of the Year category

Halifax’s Luke Ambler wins JustGiving Award 2017 for Andy’s Man Club work nationally

Founder of Andy’s Man Club, Luke Ambler has won the Paypal Crowdfunder of the Year category for 2017 in the JustGiving Awards in London.

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Frank Bruno, centre, at the book signing for Let Me Be Frank at Onlineauthentic Limited, Halifax Piece Hall, with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, right

Boxer Frank Bruno in champion form as he visits Halifax

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno, centre, pictured with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, was in Halifax last Saturday.

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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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The Council has 18,200 tonnes of salt stored for winter and grits 575km of roads across Calderdale using a fleet of 15 gritters

New approach to gritting aims to keep Calderdale moving in winter

Calderdale Council is preparing for winter to keep the borough safe and moving if there is ice or snow.
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Brighouse Victorian Christmas Market 2016. Pictures by Steven Lord

Thousands expected to visit Brighouse Christmas Market

Thousands of visitors will be in Brighouse this weekend to see the Christmas market and Christmas lights switch-on.

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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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The pupils that took part enjoyed the event

School Life: Leaders set up successful cross country event

Higher Sports Leader students were challenged on a wild and blustery day to a create a Cross Country event for 241 partner primary school students.

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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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The eight day trip took in sights in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City

School Life: Group took trip of a lifetime to United States

Just before half-term, 60 year 12 and 13 students along with six members of staff embarked on an eight day trip to the USA.

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SLIDESHOW: Fantastic fundraising across Calderdale for Children in Need

Fundraisers across Calderdale put on their Pudsey ears to raise money for this year’s Children in Need appeal.
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Natalie Starr.

Burglary victim speaks out about 'disturbing' crime for West Yorkshire campaign

A burglary victim has spoken out as part of a West Yorkshire Police campaign against the crime.
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Police have appealed for witnesses.

Passenger suffers 'serious head injuries' after Halifax van collision

A man suffered serious head injuries after the van he was a passenger in collided with a tree and a car, police said.
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John  in rehearsals (picture from our archives)

Halifax Choral 200th celebrations - MD John’s a perfect fit with choir

With a partnership of more than 30 years standing, there is no doubt that Halifax Choral Society and John Pryce-Jones are pretty much a perfect fit.

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Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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Man hit with golf club after confronting dog walker on the fairway

Man hit with golf club after confronting dog walker on the fairway

A man was hit with a golf club after asking a suspected trespasser to leave a course in Yorkshire.

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