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Ministers snub call for flood defence shake-up

The Government has been accused of letting down thousands of families and leaving businesses vulnerable to flooding after “ignoring” cross-party calls for a radical overhaul of the way the country responds to risks. Members of the influential Rural Affai

today, 09:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Murder investigation launched after man’s body found in Sowerby Bridge

Police were continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder last night after a man’s body was found near Sowerby Bridge. Officers were called to a property in Holly View, Triangle, at around 11pm on Sunday following a concern for safety. Officers fou

today, 08:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Murder investigation after man's body found in Halifax

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man's body was found at an address in  Halifax. Police found the body of a man aged in his sixties after being called to an address in Holly View, Triangle, at around 11pm yesterday. (Sun Jan 22). A post m

yesterday, 17:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

School life: The work of Brighouse High school council

Last year’s school council was focused on three main topics: bullying, health and exercise and homework. Within these subjects were power points and information which was read out to the pupils of our school. We gained feedback on homework through questi

yesterday, 16:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire families wanted to go back in time and sample food through the ages

A TV company is looking for local families to take part in a new series which charts the British diet down the decades. BBC Two's Back in Time for Tea is the follow-up to the Bafta-nominated Back in Time for Dinner, which followed a family as they ate po

yesterday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

By April this year, Calderdale will have welcomed 50 Syrian refugees to the borough - fulfilling the pledge made by the council in September 2015. The council made the commitment to offer a new home to the refugees as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Person

yesterday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds Bradford Airport boosts New York flights roster

Leeds Bradford Airport will increase its service to New York this year after announcing seven charter flights. A deal has been agreed with airline Jet2 to offer the winter trips on special dates as part of all-inclusive packages. There will be three Than

yesterday, 13:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Tapping for joy at the Roy Castle Tapathon

Hundreds of dancers took part in the 21st annual Roy Castle Tapathon yesterday (Sunday). Tappers of all ages gathered at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, to show off their tap dancing skills. Over the years the Tapathon has raised over £250,000 for

yesterday, 11:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Business joins forces with police in fight on cyber crime

A Brighouse business is joining forces with West Yorkshire Police to educate SMEs on cyber crime. With the growing sophistication of cyber attacks, Brighouse based Netpoint Solutions Ltd have joined forces with the Regional Cyber Crime Unit to alert busi

yesterday, 07:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Demand for action at train station car park

The Calder Valley MP and councillors are demanding inmprovements to car parking provision at Brighouse railway station after it emerged it was not on a list of sites earmarked for development. Conservative councillors from Brighouse and Rastrick have cal

Sunday, 09:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Women in Yorkshire march in solidarity with global protests against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump will march in Yorkshire today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency. Marches are planned to go ahead as part of a global campaign in Leeds, York, Shipley and London throughout the day. The wome

Saturday, 12:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two charged with murder after death of Halifax man

Two men have been charged with murder after a man was found dead in Halifax. Christopher Churchill, 33, of Athol Close, Halifax, and Dale Dwyer, 25, of Alma Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, are due to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court this morning (Saturda

Saturday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bid to improve residents’ health

Organisations and community groups have an extended chance to improve the health and well being of Rastrick residents. Now in its third year the Voice Your Choice scheme enables groups to come forward and apply for funding from Rastrick Big Local. The pa

Saturday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Planning applications: Plan for 28 new dwellings in Sowerby

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED Dormer to front and rear: 19 Wyvern Place, Pellon. Installation of 15m high monopole supporting 1 Omni antenna, equipment housing cabinet and associated ancillary de

Friday, 14:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Enthusiasts putting on their dancing shoes for Roy Castle

Dancers of all ages will spring into action this weekend to take part in the annual Roy Castle Tapathon. Tap dance schools from across Calderdale will come together at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, to partake in the annual event on January 22. La

Friday, 09:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

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