Matt set to take on another pub

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Matthew Parkinson, who has been at The George for seven years and is a multiple operator for Enterprise Inns, has been approached to also take the Union Cross in Halifax.

There is currently a team of people giving the pub a spring clean before they open today (Thursday).

Matt is hoping that the Union Cross can be like the George’s little sister.

Well known to the area, Steve Taylor, aka Ginner, is at the helm.

Natalie Hayton at The Duke of York, Shelf, is holding a charity event on April 23 from 3pm which coincides with St George’s Day.

Natalie said: “We’re having a charity fundraiser for Help the Heroes with a bucking bronco, barbecue, music with a DJ in the evening plus other fun games.”

There are donated prizes for a raffle from local businesses and at present they have 25 prizes up for grabs. They will also have guess how many sweets are in the jar.

It’s another packed weekend of events at the Junction, Rastrick. This Saturday Phil Ward will welcome the sounds of the 80s from band Old School starting at 9pm. Followed by the open mic afternoon and evening on Sunday.

Starting next Friday they will be having acoustic nights and on Thursday, April 21 they will have another cheese and wine evening hosted by John from Czerwicks. Its £5 per head and you can pay on the night but tickets are on sale now.

The Wednesday quiz is now very popular with the winning team bagging a gallon of ale and the chance to go for the jackpot which is currently at £80.

The fun starts from 8.30pm and includes supper.

This Friday night at Jeremy’s, Rachel Bray and her team have top live entertainment from the band Dirty Souls, playing a mix of soulful classics with some pop and Motown thrown in.

On Saturday evening, it’s the welcomed return of the popular Funk-tion, who brings a great mix of songs from the 70s to present day.

Then on Sunday it’s the acoustic sounds of Nic and Tom from 4pm.

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge, they have the weekly Jam Session followed on Friday night by the popular rock band Storm.

On Saturday The Sunshine Bus will be on stage followed on Sunday night by Ford Valley Wranglers.

The brand spanking new Market Tavern at the side of Brighouse Market now has a beer garden in operation.

The pub welcomes all real ale drinkers to sample their finest brews and fresh air at the same time.