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Neither fear - nor ignore - your January debt

‘Debt isn’t something for people to be terrified of - but it can’t be ignored.’ That’s the message from a Calderdale housing association as it urges people to prioritise debts and seek help if they find themselves in trouble. Budgets can be tight for man

yesterday, 13:12 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

yesterday, 12:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Businessman Alex is still living his schoolboy dream

Halifax businessman Alex Myers is still pinching himself that his schoolboy dream has come true. Alex runs Manifest London, a public relations firm he co-founded in 2009 and which has offices in New York and Stockholm, with a staff of 30. Since being fou

yesterday, 12:02 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

yesterday, 10:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Big fundraising effort for youth group

Regulars at a Todmorden pub are shaking off any remaining New Year cobwebs with a fundraising day and raffle for young people in the town. On Sunday, January 22, eight teams of footballers from the Jack’s House pub on Burnley Road, Todmorden, will play d

yesterday, 10:06 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

yesterday, 09:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Give rugby a try at Halifax Ladies RUFC open training session

Halifax Ladies RUFC team is holding an open training session tomorrow (January 21). The session is part of a wider Rugby Football Union campaign to grow the women’s game. Clubs across the country are taking part and running sessions called ‘Pitch up and

Friday, 20:04 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, 16:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale inspector says farewell to force after 27 years service

A police inspector who has served and protected the people in Calderdale for the last ten years is retiring. Colin Skeath has been the Town Centre Neighbourhood Inspector since 2012 and this week retires after 32 years public service, with 27 years as a

Friday, 14:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Overall rise in A Level success in Calderdale

Crossley Heath School once again topped the A Level league table in Calderdale. The Halifax school had 21.6 per cent of its students achieving the benchmark figure. Schools are ranked on the percentage of A-level students achieving three grades of AAB or

Friday, 13:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Houses demolished as major flood work in Mytholmroyd begins

Flood alleviation work is now well underway in Mytholmroyd as part of plans to make the village more resilient in the face of any future flooding. Demolition of 13 Calder Grove began before Christmas and is scheduled to take around four to six weeks. The

Friday, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bradshaw Primary School is voted our Song for Christmas winner

The votes have been counted and the results of our Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Harveys of Halifax, are in. Bradshaw Primary School, Halifax, came it at number one, Withinfields Primary School, Southowram, came in at number two and St And

Friday, 12:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Todmorden’s Yorkshire Bank branch to be axed

Yorkshire Bank will close 39 of its branches including the one in Todmorden over the next 12 months. It is anticipated that as many as 200 jobs will be lost as a result of the move. The closures are part of a wider raft of changes from Clydesdale and Yor

Friday, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

New system creates GCSE league table shake up in Calderdale

A new method of ranking schools introduced by the Government has shaken up the secondary school league tables in Calderdale this year. Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, has topped the latest tables, published yesterday by the Department for Education, wit

Friday, 10:12 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, 09:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

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