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Man pleads guilty to murder of Halifax mum

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. Back in October Jordan Thackray, of East Grange View, Leeds, had denied killing the...

Friday, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Hebden Bridge chef makes finals of Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year

Hebden Bridge chef makes finals of Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year

Pub chef Amy Houghton of The Shoulder of Mutton Inn in Hebden Bridge has been shortlisted as one of just four national finalists in the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year competition, in the under 30s Young Chef category. The prestigious award, in its...

Friday, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED First floor extension to side and alterations to form single storey extension across rear elevation: Savile Royd, Saddleworth Road, Barkisland. Insertion of...

Friday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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. Here are the children at Burnley Road Academy performing. Videos from schools around the...

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Two hours delays on M62 in West Yorkshire after van overturned near Brighouse

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. Police were called to reports of a crash on the eastbound carriageway between junction 24 (Ainley Top) and junction 24 (Brighouse) at 9.50am this...

Friday, 13:08 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Police investigate Halifax acid attack

Police investigate Halifax acid attack

A man has been taken to hospital after he had acid thrown in his face in Halifax today. The man, who is in his 30s, had the substance thrown in his face when he answered a knock at the door at his house on on Sandhall Green in Pellon early this...

Friday, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Big tent events at the Piece Hall this Christmas

The striking piazza of The Piece Hall in Halifax will make its return to the heart of Halifax’s New Year celebrations as it welcomes all ages to a courtyard party for the first time since it’s award winning restoration earlier this year. The...

Friday, 11:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Halifax insurance broker celebrates 20 years of helping customers

Halifax insurance broker celebrates 20 years of helping customers

Romero Insurance Brokers has reached its 20th anniversary in the same year that they have been recognised as the largest privately owned independent insurance broker in England. Headquartered in Leeds just outside the airport, Romero now employ over...

Friday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
M62 lane closure near Brighouse after vehicle overturns

M62 lane closure near Brighouse after vehicle overturns

Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire this morning after a vehicle overturned. Highways England said the hard shoulder and one lane of the eastbound carriageway was closed between junction 24 (Ainley Top) and junction...

Friday, 10:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
MP’s Christmas card designed by talented Suhaani

MP’s Christmas card designed by talented Suhaani

A Christmas card designed by Halifax schoolgirl Suhaani Sharma will be finding its way through the letterboxes of hundreds of people across Halifax and the country, including the Prime Minister. This year, Halifax MP Holly Lynch worked with St Mary’s...

Friday, 10:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Community Foundation For Calderdale celebrates Local Charities Day with £25 million good causes landmark

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. The news has been announced today, Local Charities Day, with news that a massive £1 billion has been...

Friday, 00:03 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow! Families dreaming of a bright Christmas have got an early present with the return of The Magical Lantern Festival at Roundhay Park in Leeds, Wednesdays to Sundays, until January 1, 2018. It is now open from 5pm...

Thursday, 18:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Council debate on Calderdale incinerator

Council debate on Calderdale incinerator

Calderdale councillors will meet next week to discuss planning applications from Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. A meeting of Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee will be held at 6pm on Tuesday December 19 at Halifax Town Hall, to consider two...

Thursday, 16:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Space satellites used to hunt for underground leaks in Halifax

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. Yorkshire Water partnered with Israeli company, Utilis,...

Thursday, 16:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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. Here are the children at St Michael and All Angels CE Primary School performing. Videos from schools around the borough will be...

Thursday, 15:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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