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Student’s business in the frame

By Jack Dinsley, 17 senior correspondent for Junior Gazette Samantha Kilsby is a Year 13 student who currently attends Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre. When I last interviewed the student, she was progressing with her photography work but now

yesterday, 15:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Price of Apple apps set to rise by 25%

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as apps are set to rise by 25 per cent. The upcoming changes to the App Store will see the prices of apps and in-app purchases rise as a result of

yesterday, 12:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thousands of Britons flown home from popular holiday destination amid safety fears

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning against “all non-essential travel” to the west African nation due to potential military intervention fo

yesterday, 11:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boost for Calderdale tourism with £150k grant

Tourism in Calderdale has been given a huge boost thanks to a £150,000 investment from Arts Council England. The money has been given to the newly-established Halifax Culture Hub. Building on the existing work of the Calderdale Cultural Destinations proj

yesterday, 10:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Partial victory for wheelchair users to take bus seats from mums with prams

Disabled travellers have won a partial victory at the Supreme Court in their battle for priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses. The case was triggered when wheelchair user Doug Paulley attempted to board a bus operated by FirstGroup which had a sign

yesterday, 10:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council tax to rise in Calderdale - but services will be cut

A raft of proposals, including an increase in council tax, have been revealed to fight the “exceptional” budget challenges facing Calderdale Council. The draft proposals, which were presented at a Cabinet meeting at Halifax Town Hall last night, cover th

Tuesday, 08:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

School life: Presentation evening and parent forum at Todmorden High School

On Thursday January 12, Todmorden High School will be holding their annual presentation evening to celebrate the success of their outstanding students who completed their GCSE/ A Levels in Summer 2016. Staff and students are eagerly anticipating this eve

Monday, 16:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth. Scientists predict that for six months in 2022, stargazers will be able t

Monday, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

Monday, 13:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy. The findings should cause concern, as the researchers have warned of the huge impact alcohol can hav

Monday, 12:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wintery weather could exacerbate pothole menace

A prolonged spell of wet and cold weather would likely see potholes develop at an unprecedented rate, pushing already stretched local authority road repair budgets to the limit, a motoring organisation has warned. There has already been a “particularly w

Monday, 12:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why Yorkshire folk still prefer to pay and display with cash

More than half of Yorkshire motorists still prefer to feed the meter when it comes to paying for parking. A survey by the British Parking Association (BPA) revealed that 55 per cent of people in the region favour cash rather than credit cards or apps to

Monday, 11:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Braving the icy waters of Lee Dam for New Year Swim

Brave swimmers plunged into the icy depths of Lee Dam yesterday (Sunday) to take part in the annual New Year Swim. Onlookers stood in amazement as the hardy entrants ran into the dam, at Lumbutts, Todmorden, to make a desperate dash for trophies. The ann

Monday, 09:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

An opportunity for churches in Hebden Royd to gather together

Churches Together in Hebden Royd have organised a week of prayer for Christian Unity in churches across the Calder Valley. It is a chance for the community to gather together in different churches. The sessions are January 16 at St. Michael’s Church in M

Sunday, 14:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Oliver is ready to play to a full house of ... 18!

Small is beautiful when it comes to music concerts at the Grayston Unity pub - as emerging singer-songwriter Oliver Pinder will soon find out. Oliver who comes from Queensbury and is tipped for a big future plays the Halifax town centre venue - with a co

Sunday, 11:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

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