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Man pleads guilty to murder of Halifax mum

A 27-year-old man has this lunchtime (Friday) pleaded guilty to murdering Halifax mum-of-two Jessica King during a brief hearing before a crown court judge.

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Song for Christmas 2017: Burnley Road Academy

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.
Education
The van and trailer have been recovered but there are long queues of traffic on the approach to the crash scene. Picture: Crown 2017

Two hours delays on M62 in West Yorkshire after van overturned near Brighouse

Drivers are facing two hours delays on the M62 after a van overturned on the motorway near Brighouse.

Transport
The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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The Community Foundation For Calderdale team, December 2017. Picture by Chris Lord Photography

Community Foundation For Calderdale celebrates Local Charities Day with £25 million good causes landmark

In just over 25 years the Community Foundation For Calderdale has given out more than £25 million to good causes large and small across the district.

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WIN: Family tickets to The Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park Leeds

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

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Song for Christmas 2017: St Michael and All Angels CE Primary

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.
Education
Ten of the best things to do over the next seven days

Ten of the best things to do over the next seven days

Here are ten of the best things to over the next seven days in Calderdale.
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Do you know these people?

Can you help police trace these people?

These CCTV images have been released by police in Calderdale of people they would like to speak to.

Crime
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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

Education
Winterlight pictures courtesy of Darren Fleming - darrenflemingphotography.co.uk

Sowerby Bridge skyline lit up with Winterlight

A dazzling spectacle of light lit up the Sowerby Bridge sky when the town hosted its Winterlight 2017 festival last weekend.

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Sir Kenneth Grange, designer of the Inter-city 125, in front of an orginal HST Class 43 Inter-City 125 power car

Rail special marking end of an era

Rail enthusiasts will be able to see the end of an era in Calderdale on Sunday (December 17).

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Halifax was one of the areas used in the trial

Space satellites used to hunt for underground leaks in Halifax

Satellite space technology used to hunt for water on other planets in the solar system has been trailed by Yorkshire Water to help identify underground water leaks from its pipe network.

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Song for Christmas 2017: Calder Primary School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.

Education
An iced-up Shay Lane, Halifax, pictured by Coun Andrew Tagg, who says the route had not been gritted

Get a grip on gritting call - but Calderdale Council says it is salting three tiers of roads

Gritting issues are still causing problems for residents, three weeks after the cold spell began to bite amid a re-organisation of Calderdale Council’s gritting policy.

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Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council.

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council.
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Song for Christmas 2017: Rastrick Independent School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.
Education

Song for Christmas 2017: St John's CE Primary School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition.

Education
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Man jailed for axe attack in Halifax flats

A 36-year-old man has been jailed for more than five years after he injured his neighbour with an axe during an incident at a flats complex in Halifax.
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Shearbridge Vets receptionists Julie Sutcliffe (left) and Lucy Bashforth (right) with the memorial tree in the waiting room

Calderdale vets invite owners to honour pets and raise charity cash

Pet owners in Calderdale are invited to remember their beloved cats and dogs at Christmas and raise money for charity.

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