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Time to celebrate our Calderdale communities

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is welcoming back its popular Community spirit awards for 2018. The awards highlight excellence within the charitable sector, recognising and celebrating charities’ recent achievements and best practice,...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How Halifax Sixth Form Centre and retail complex will look in the future

This is how a specially created Halifax sixth from centre and retail complex will look in the future. Calderdale Council’s vision is to create a mixed-use development on the site, including a new sixth form centre and a range of retail, commercial or...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Work to start in 2019 on smart motorway scheme from Brighouse to Rochdale

Work to create a new 19-mile smart motorway will be created over the Pennines on the M62 between Rochdale and Brighouse will start in 2019. The route will link up with other schemes on the M62 to create almost 60 miles of smart motorway between the...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Halifax MP Holly Lynch: Good start made to address problems created by court closures

It’s been an intense period in Parliament over recent weeks with many of the big questions about Brexit still being thrashed out and every vote on the detail, coming down to tight numbers. In the midst of all that, I’ve been working on two...

yesterday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The importance of ‘teazle’

If you wander the riverbanks of the valley at this time of year, you won’t go far before stumbling across Dipsacus fullonum - known as teazle, writes horticulturalist and gardener Simon Zonenblick (pictured) in the first of a number of occasional...

Saturday, 13:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

I can’t sing the praises of Calderdale people enough, says departing charity chief

The departing chief executive of Smartmove has praised the generosity of the Calderdale public after retiring from his role. His departure coincides with that of general manager Ken Lockett, who who travels from Derbyshire to Halifax has been at...

Saturday, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Behind scenes at woodland site

the countryside team at Hardcastle Crags will be sharing the secrets of how they look after this picturesque woodland on the edge of Hebden Bridge. Visitors to the National Trust site will be given a behind the scenes look at how they protect and...

Saturday, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

100th anniversary of Halifax soldier’s death

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of former Duke of Wellington’s Regiment soldier Sam Binns, from Halifax. Private Binns came from Luddenden but lived on Beach Road in Sowerby Bridge and was married to Millicent. They had six children,...

Saturday, 11:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Lee Kenny: A beginners’ guide to the world of Wordpress

Fifteen years ago a piece of software called Wordpress was released to provide an easy way for people to create a “weblog” or Blog as we know it now. Since then over 75 million sites have been built upon the Wordpress content management system. If you...

Saturday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Roger Marsh interview: ‘North can be the solution for UK PLC, not part of the problem’

A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation. Born and raised in Stockton-on-Tees and...

Saturday, 06:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wing walking Debra is flying high for hospice

A grieving woman from Lightcliffe will take to the skies this weekend in a hair-raising tribute to ‘the love of her life’, who tragically died from cancer in January. Daring Debra Toye, 30, will walk along the wings of an in-flight aeroplane to raise...

Friday, 23:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Halifax set for lasting memorial to the Dukes

In the first of a series of articles by the Halifax Courier marking the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about the upcoming statue and its...

Friday, 23:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Halifax town centre road to be closed for flyover inspection

A link road in Halifax town centre will be closed so inspection work can be carried out on Burdock Way. The road which passes under the flyover will be closed from Monday July 23 to Friday July 27. Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Strategic...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Here are the locations of mobile speed cameras in Calderdale

Mobile speed cameras will be at the following locations in and around Calderdale from the week commencing July 23. Boothtown Road Between Woodside Road & Ploughcroft Lane Bradford Road, Northowram Between Park View Avenue & Victoria Drive...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Ties with Halifax remain incredibly strong for the Dukes

In the first of a series of articles by the Halifax Courier marking the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about the regiment’s history with...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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