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Councillor prepares to run again in Calder Valley

CALDERDALE councillor Joshua Fenton-Glynn has signalled he wants to stand again as Labour’s candidate in the Calder Valley seat.

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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The old dark blue passport

POLL: Would you like to see the return of dark blue UK passports?

The UK passport could turn dark blue again after Brexit under a £490 million contract to redesign and produce a new version of the document.

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Tour spotlight: Cyclists make their way up Cragg Vale out of Mytholmroyd, east of Hebden Bridge in Calderdale. Picture: bruce rollinson

Calderdale aims to become more cycle-friendly

It will soon be the centre of attention for the cycling world as part of the route for the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Date:13th July 2011.
Cragg Vale, Junior and Infants School, near Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

Panel to review council leaders’ decision over school merger plans

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Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

Could splitting Luddendenfoot solve boundary shake-up dispute?

The Halifax Labour Party is wanting to split a ward as a counter proposal to the Boundary Commission which wants to take part of Halifax and transfer it into the Calder Valley parliamentary constituency.

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Huge response to petition against school funding changes

Huge response to petition against school funding changes

A petition launched by Halifax MP Holly Lynch against proposed changes to the way schools are funded has been signed by almost 1,000 people.

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Calderdale councillors Roger Taylor, Stephen Baines and Peter Caffrey at the green field site in Green Lane, Shelf.

New housing development for Calderdale village approved despite 162 objections

Controversial plans for a new housing development at a Calderdale village have today (Tuesday) been given the green light.

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Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Merran McRae is set to join Wakefield Council as chief executive.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Families face a continued squeeze on living standards with average incomes frozen for the next two years, according to a respected thinktank.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Twenty four Calderdale residents made the trip to London for the Womens March

Calderdale residents marched for equality at the London Women’s March

Twenty Four Calderdale residents joined the Women’s March in London last week to stand up for equality.

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Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

Calderdale offers safe and secure home to Syrian refugees

By April this year, Calderdale will have welcomed 50 Syrian refugees to the borough - fulfilling the pledge made by the council in September 2015.

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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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Calderdale Council's leader Tim Swift

Council tax to rise in Calderdale - but services will be cut

A raft of proposals, including an increase in council tax, has been revealed to fight the “exceptional” budget challenges facing Calderdale Council.

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