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Piece Hall can bring more people in to benefit all of Halifax, and Calderdale

A major aim of the Piece Hall project is to bring more visitors to Halifax and explore the whole town.

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Popularity of vaping linked to "significant" rise in smokers quitting the habit

Popularity of vaping linked to "significant" rise in smokers quitting the habit

The soaring popularity of vaping has been linked to a sharp rise in smokers quitting the habit.

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Ackley Bridge star delves into past and finds he’s related to royalty

Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray takes to Grace Hammond

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When Halifax's Piece Hall re-opens to the public on Tuesday, August 1, there is plenty happening through the day and into the evening

Explore the Piece Hall at your leisure as grand re-opening returns Halifax landmark to the people

There will be lots to see and do all day and into the evening once the gates of the Piece Hall are opened to the public again after more than three years.

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The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Yorkshire contestants

The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Yorkshire contestants

The producers of a TV survival show are looking for Yorkshire adventurers to test their skills in the wilderness.

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Use great train and bus links to get to re-opening of Halifax Piece Hall

There is a huge amount of interest in the re-opening of Halifax’s historic Piece Hall on Yorkshire Day - Tuesday, August 1 - and people are being encouraged to use public transport to get there.

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Little Valley Brewery seeks your best snaps of Yorkshire taken from a beer garden, to celebrate Yorkshire Day

Brewery seeking your best pics of the county taken from a beer garden, to raise a glass to Yorkshire Day!

To celebrate Yorkshire Day on Tuesday, August 1, Little Valley Brewery is searching for the best photos of the county taken from beer gardens.

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Halifax to Leeds trains delayed after car hits bridge

Trains between Leeds and Halifax have been disrupted after a car hit a bridge this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

Environment
Hebden Bridge: The gay-friendly town where everyone feels welcome

Hebden Bridge: The gay-friendly town where everyone feels welcome

In his poem Stubbing Wharfe, Ted Hughes wrote about sitting with Sylvia Plath in a pub “between the canal and the river” in the West Yorkshire former mill town of Hebden Bridge.

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Coun Josh Fenton-Glyn will also be taking part with the team

Team hopes the tough training will pay off

Volunteers from flood group Slow The Flow Calderdale have been training hard for the last three months to take part in the Tough Mudder Yorkshire challenge later this month in Skipton to raise money for natural flood defence work.

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The River Calder flooding homes on Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

Funding announced for £30m flood defence scheme to protect Mytholmroyd

A major £30m flood scheme to protect homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd is a step closer thanks to a decision made by the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.

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Angela Nicholls and Mark Wood at the Escape Room, Halifax.

Want to try the great escape?

Being locked in a room might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but the ‘escape room’ craze has made waves across the country and the first of its kind in Halifax now has its eyes set on an iconic spot in the town centre.

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The new 12-sided 1 coin is now more common than its round predecessor.

This is how long you’ve got to spend your old £1 coin

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

Business
Race For Life - Pretty Muddy, Savile Park. Warm-up.

Mud, glorious mud! Halifax women get Pretty Muddy for a great cause!

Women from across Yorkshire took part in the first Halifax Pretty Muddy event on Saturday to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Coun Barry Collins; Chair of the Calderdale Flood Resilience Community Board, Mick Davies; and Katie Kimber of the Luddendenfoot Flood Group, at the Luddendenfoot flood store

What you can do to plan for future floods

Calderdale Council is urging local residents and businesses to make sure their property is as flood resilient as possible.

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YourCar is run as an additional service to their existing one

New accessible car service for Todmorden

A new accessible car service- YourCar - is being introduced to the Todmorden area operated by Community Transport Calderdale (CTC).

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The stretch between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge has been completed

£1 million improvements to the Rochdale Canal

The Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, has completed £1 million of improvement works to the Rochdale Canal between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge.

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VIDEO: Pavement remains closed at site of Halifax building collapse

A pavement next to the site of building collapse in Halifax town centre remains closed after safety work was carried out.

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Three rushed to hospital after car smashes into telegraph pole in Halifax

Three rushed to hospital after car smashes into telegraph pole in Halifax

Three people were rushed to hospital after a car smashed into a telegraph pole in Halifax.

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