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Plans to turn Hebden Bridge bank in apartments and other applications

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED Prune trees (Tree Preservation Order): Bankwood, 1 Southgate, Jagger Green. Two storey and single storey rear extension: 17 Mountfields, Lightcliffe. Double...

yesterday, 08:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's who has been up at Magistrates Court from Calderdale

These Calderdale cases were heard at Bradford Magistrates Court: Ryszard Palczewski (27) of Pretoria Terrace, Halifax, given eight points on his licence, ordered to pay a £770 fine, £77 victim surcharge, £85 costs for using a motor vehicle without...

Friday, 08:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

UK's first peer-to-peer mental health app launches in Halifax

The UK’s first free peer-to-peer support app has arrived in West Yorkshire. The Unmasked app is the brainchild of three Calderdale men, Logan Smith, Robin Cunningham and Doug Dennison, and is used in a bid to help people living with mental-ill health...

Thursday, 17:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man arrested after car ploughed into building during Halifax arson attack

West Yorkshire Police have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of arson following an arson attack in Halifax. The incident happened next to Bull Green Roundabout on Tuesday around 2.30am. West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and police were...

Thursday, 14:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Vegan protest to be held in Hebden Bridge this weekend

A large group of vegans will descend on Hebden Bridge for the first time to hold an animal rights demonstration. The demonstration, known as the Cube of Truth, will be held by worldwide organisation Anonymous for the Voiceless on Saturday at 12:30pm...

Thursday, 13:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

A Yorkshire primary school has won a Pacer train to turn into a science lab for students

A Yorkshire primary school, mental health charity and NHS trust have won a contest giving them a chance to put one of Northern's hated Pacer trains to good use in the community. The three winners were selected for their "creativity and their...

Thursday, 11:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pub trade sees boost in Calderdale following long-term decline

More pubs are opening their doors to customers in Calderdale, figures reveal, following a long-term decline in trade. Industry bodies have cautiously welcomed the first rise in the number of premises across the UK for over a decade, but have called...

Thursday, 11:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

'No longer fit for purpose': West Yorkshire MPs join forces to tackle Northern Rail

Three West Yorkshire MPs pressed the Prime Minister yesterday for vast railway improvements within Calderdale and Kirklees. Conservatives Mark Eastwood (Dewsbury) and Craig Whittaker (Calder Valley) were joined by Labour’s Holly Lynch (Halifax) to...

Thursday, 10:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's how Calderdale A-level centres performed in latest school league tables

Schools are ranked on the percentage of A-level students achieving three grades of AAB or higher, at least two of which are subjects which are preferred by Russell Group Universities. Schools in Calderdale saw 13% of students achieve three grades of...

Thursday, 10:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Early bird discount for The Cragg Challenge 2020

Organisers of The Cragg Challenge are inviting anyone who is looking to take on a fitness challenge in 2020 to sign up. Up until January 31, entry fees have been discounted by around 15 per cent on RaceSpace for the main events. Read: Halifax...

Thursday, 08:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why Boris Johnson faces a dilemma trying to keep 'Red Wall' voters and Tory shires happy at the same time

Boris Johnson faces a "big political dilemma" as he tried to keep voters happy in former Labour 'red wall' constituencies in the North and those in traditional Tory shires, a leading academic has warned. Professor Anand Menon, the director...

Thursday, 06:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Outcry on demolition of disused Queensbury Tunnel

Campaigners have urged Highways England to rethink the demolition of the disused Queensbury Tunnel. A planning application for the scheme, which is now expected to cost the taxpayer around £7 million, was published last June. The Queensbury Tunnel...

Wednesday, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police provide latest on missing man from Sowerby Bridge

West Yorkshire Police have provided a latest on missing man Garry Ayres. Police confirmed Mr Ayres, 59, from Sowerby Bridge, has been found. Mr Ayres was last seen around 10am on January 13 after he was dropped off from a taxi at the bottom of Hopwood...

Wednesday, 14:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

'The new first lady of Jazz' to play at Halifax's Square Chapel

A multi-award winning jazz artist and BBC presenter is set perform in Halifax. Yorkshire born Clare Teal will be performing at the Square Chapel on February 29 accompanied by just piano. The BBC Radio 2 presenter will be playing ballads from swing to...

Wednesday, 13:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Inside the Council column with Scott Patient (Labour, Luddenden Foot)

I thought I’d use this opportunity to talk about air quality – it being a particular health concern nationally and in the Calder Valley, especially the young, elderly and those with respiratory conditions. The deputy leader of the Calderdale...

Wednesday, 13:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

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