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This popular sweet is being axed from boxes of Quality Street

Attention all chocoholics. Quality Street has ditched its Honeycomb Crunch flavour – just two years after it controversially replaced the much-loved Toffee Deluxe. There was uproar when Nestlé replaced the Toffee Deluxe sweet with its new Honeycomb...

yesterday, 19:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Funding for key flood defence projects 'may not available for several years'

Funding for some flood schemes may not be available for several years but financial support for them is expected to be ultimately delivered. They were highlighted among progress reports on flood alleviation schemes and flood risk reduction schemes...

yesterday, 17:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale police would like to trace these people

Caught on camera: Thursday 20 September These CCTV images have been released by police in Calderdale of people they would like to speak to. Some of these people could be witnesses and have not necessarily committed a crime. But police in Calderdale...

yesterday, 16:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Further rail strikes to disrupt weekend travel

Further strike action will be taken by staff on Arriva Rail North over what they say is a continuing threat to guards. Rail Union RMT today confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North as the company continues to...

yesterday, 15:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Bronagh set to hit Yorkshire with heavy rain and strong winds

The past few days have seen Storm Ali hit the UK with wet and windy weather conditions, but now Storm Bronagh is out in full force. Today’s intense low-pressure system, now known as Storm Bronagh, will hit parts of the UK with strong winds and heavy...

yesterday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Caller in West Yorkshire dials 999 to complain that their dad didn’t get his P45

As far as ridiculous 999 calls go, this one has to be up there. A member of the public shocked West Yorkshire Police’s emergency call handlers by ringing to complain that their father hadn’t received his P45 from his last job. Record-breaking day for...

yesterday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

These Calderdale community groups have benefited from grants worth £600,000

Seven Calderdale community groups have benefited from grants worth £600,000 in total from Calderdale Council – helping to boost volunteering, skills, health, wellbeing and access to jobs and cultural activities in the borough. The Council awarded the...

yesterday, 14:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Open day at doctor’s surgery

THE Plane Trees Group Practice at Pellon is holding an open day to promote health awareness within the practice on Friday. It will take place in either the surgery car park or the surgery itself, depending on the weather, and confirmed organisations...

yesterday, 13:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Dangerous man' carrying axe at Calderdale train station sparked police incident

A 36-year-old man who was seen carrying an small axe at Hebden Bridge railway station has been jailed for 30 months. Bradford Crown Court heard today (Thurs) that Shaun Burn's long history of previous convictions included offences of violence and...

yesterday, 13:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale house prices are on the up as Yorkshire outperforms UK as a whole

House prices in Calderdale crept up by 0.1 per cent in July, contributing to a 2.8 per cent rise over the last 12 months. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average property in the area sold for £144,315 -...

yesterday, 13:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mum's horror as boy, 16, is beaten on his Dewsbury doorstep

A prominent mental health campaigner has spoken out after her son was bundled into a car and beaten by three men on Friday. Stevie Morley, from Dewsbury, watched from her window as her 16-year-old was set upon by the trio just before 9pm. She says...

yesterday, 12:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Huge police raid uncovers 1,905 cannabis plants in Calderdale mill

A Calderdale police operation discovered almost 2,000 cannabis plants being grown in a Hebden Bridge Mill. Police officers executed a drugs warrant at an address on Stubbing Holme Road yesterday morning. They discovered 1,905 cannabis plants in the...

yesterday, 12:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Where £1.5m will be spent to boost culture and employment projects

Calderdale Council has secured £1.5 million from the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, to help boost the local economy and increase the number of visitors to Calderdale from across the UK and overseas. By pooling their business rates together,...

yesterday, 12:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Showbiz academy opens in Halifax

A new performing arts school for four to 18 year-olds is opening in Halifax this weekend. The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) is hosting a free open day this Saturday (22 September) from 9.45am to 1pm at North Halifax Grammar School on Moor Bottom Road....

yesterday, 11:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tories stage mass walk-out during Calderdale Council meeting

Calderdale Conservatives staged a walk-out in the middle of last night’s (Wednesday) meeting of Calderdale Council in protest against its proposed financial strategy following a knife-edge vote. READ: Very tough choices ahead to meet budget savings in...

yesterday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

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