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Calderdale pair go above and beyond to battle South Yorkshire flood devastation

A couple of volunteers have battled rising water levels this week to help flood-stricken homeowners in South Yorkshire. Trevor Bannister, of Halifax, and Alan Franklin, of Mytholmroyd, have made multiple trips to Fishlake, near Doncaster - the worst...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Upcoming event held in memory of Elland mum-of-two Levi Ogden

A fundraising event in memory of Elland mum-of-two Levi Ogden is to be held at Bankfield Social Club on November 29. The event starts at 6pm and will raise money for the family of Ms Ogden, who died on November 3 next to Silver Street, Halifax, after...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Halifax pensioner attacked with brick by vandals

Motorists travelling up and down Halifax's Savile Park have recently been victims of yob attacks after the police confirmed several reports of car windows being smashed within the area. One incident, on Skircoat Moor Road, saw 76-year-old Halifax man...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Calderdale people are moving more than ever before.

Calderdale people are moving more than ever before. That’s according to Sport England's latest national Active Lives survey, which revealed the highest ever level of physical activity and the lowest ever level of inactivity in Calderdale. The borough...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Hebden Bridge Local History Society with Sheila Graham: Meeting celebrates 70 great years

The annual general meeting of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society gave president Barbara Atack and members of the society the opportunity to celebrate its 70th birthday by looking back over the years at some of the people and events that have...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Todmorden U3A column with Anthony Peter: The Last Cowkeeper in Garston

U3A Todmorden’s October meeting enjoyed a superlative afternoon of quiet rapture in Dave Joy’s energised, energising and fluent talk about his cowkeeping family from Garston. And what, we wondered, was a cowkeeper? A cowkeeper was a Yorkshire or...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Your guide to Christmas lights and festive markets in Calderdale

From extravagant switch ons to cosy festive markets there’s sure to be something for everyone in the run up to Christmas. 1. Halifax Halifax Christmas Lights switch on will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 11am to 8pm. The main event will be...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

West Yorkshire chiefs urge party candidates to deliver key priorities

Leaders across West Yorkshire are determined to see the next government deliver key priorities for the North of England set out in a bold manifesto, launched ahead of the General Election. Business heads and council leaders in Calderdale, Kirklees and...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Instrumental former Burnley FC director dies

Burnley Football Club's former long-serving director Bob Blakeborough has died at the age of 75. Mr Blakeborough served the club’s board for 18 years following his appointment in 1986. The Burnley-based businessman helped the Clarets come through one...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Suspended Calderdale councillor replies to 'Islamophobic' accusations

A Calderdale councillor said he 'does not remember' questioning why British Muslim columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was in the UK. This week, Roger Taylor, who represents Northowram and Shelf on Calderdale Council, is one of 25 sitting and former Tory...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

General Election in Calderdale: what you need to know

Calderdale Council have released information concerning audiences wanting to attend the General Election count on December 12. The General Election count in Calderdale - for the Calder Valley and Halifax constituencies - will take place at North...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

General Election: Names of party candidates confirmed for Halifax and Calder Valley

Calderdale Council have confirmed the names of all General Election candidates standing for Halifax and the Calder Valley. With the UK heading back to the polls on December 12, the deadline for parties to confirm their prospective parliamentary...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

General Election: The Green Party candidate for Halifax

Calderdale Green Party announced yesterday that Bella Jessop will be the prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) for Halifax's constituency at the forthcoming General Election on December 12. Ms Jessop, who has lived in Calderdale for 22 years,...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Crowds turn out to remember the Fallen

This year’s Todmorden Remembrance Sunday service at the Garden of Remembrance in Centre Vale Park was very well attended. The parade was led by Todmorden Community Band, and included service veterans, civic leaders headed by Mayor of Todmorden Coun...

12 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Todmorden Antiquarians column by Sue Clough: The story of Nutclough Mill and the Co-op

Andrew Bibby, the popular freelance author from Hebden Bridge, told the story of ‘Nutclough Mill and the Co-op’ to Todmorden Antiquarians, based on his book ‘All Our Own Work’. He recounted the Co-operative Pioneers successes from 1870 – 1918 and the...

12 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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