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Budget cut proposals to close Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres are removed

A controversial move which could have resulted in the closure of Hebden Bridge and Halifax Visitor Centres will not be recommended as a saving in Calderdale Council’s budget plans..

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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The People's Fair at Halifax Piece Hall. Picture by Sarah Mason

Calderdale in the running for national arts award

Calderdale Council is in the running for a national arts award.

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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Land where the Clifton business park will be built

Council plan to force through Clifton land sale for business park if talks fail

Talks between the the land owner of the proposed Clifton Business Park and Enterprise Zone and Calderdale Council continue as leaders consider forcing through the sale through a compulsory purchase order.
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Calderdale Council unanimously rejects controversial incinerator plans

Controversial plans to build an incinerator near to two schools have been thrown out by Calderdale Council.
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An iced-up Shay Lane, Halifax, pictured by Coun Andrew Tagg

Calderdale Council completes U-turn and reverses its controversial gritting policy - see if your road will now be salted this winter

Calderdale Council has reversed its controversial new gritting policy.

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Gritters have been out in force over night

Is Calderdale Council gritting your road? Here is the list of routes no longer being treated

Residents in many areas of Calderdale have been discovering whether or not Calderdale Council are gritting their roads in this week’s icy spell,

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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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Pressure is growing on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over scrapped rail electrification plans.

‘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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The Government has criticised the lack of progress on the Calderdale Local Plan

Calderdale Council leaders come under fire over Local Plan progress

Leaders at Calderdale Council have been heavily criticised over the development of its Local Plan which aims to build thousands of homes over the next few years.

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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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The new Calderdale Community Wardens

New wardens to protect and serve Calderdale's communities

A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough.

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Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

Keep us involved on trans-Pennine rail plans, council leaders urge Grayling

West Yorkshire's council leaders have urged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to keep them involved in decisions about the planned upgrade of the trans-Pennine rail route.

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Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Public Health and Inequalities, CouncillorFaisal Shoukat

Figures reveal suicide rate in Calderdale higher than UK average

A new plan to reduce the number of suicides in Calderdale is being implemented by Calderdale Council and partners.

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Councillor Susan Press

Leaders to rule on funding support for borough's most vulnerable people

Leaders at Calderdale Council will decide whether to allow funding to continue for a grant scheme that provides financial support to vulnerable people in the borough.
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Robin Tuddenham, Electoral Registration Officer at Calderdale Council,

Council chief urges residents to their say on boundary changes

The chief executive at Calderdale Council is urging residents to have their say on the proposed changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England
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Church Lane, Mill Lane and Bank Street car parks in Brighouse

Controversial charges brought in at free car parks

Controversial parking charges for previously free off street car parks have now been introduced in Brighouse.

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker (Conservative) and Halifax MP Holly Lynch

'Halifax' constituency axed in revised parliamentary boundary plan

The Halifax constituency will be no more if major changes to redraw the Parliamentary constituency boundaries in Yorkshire are given the go-ahead.

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Portland Place and Prescott Street, Halifax

What £40m Halifax town centre road scheme will mean for you - junction by junction

The £40m earmarked for the regeneration of Halifax town centre will see a totally revamped road system be developed.

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