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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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Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Board favours Aldi plans for Todmorden Community College

Todmorden residents packed into a meeting on Tuesday night as Aldi’s plans for the town’s community college site were discussed.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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Halifax Town Hall

Boundary shake up problems for council

Boundary changes to parliamentary constituencies in Calderdale could present some ‘difficulties’ according to the chief executive of Calderdale Council.

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(L-R)William, Robert, Craig Whittaker MP, Michael and Audrey, all residents at Willow Court

Calder Valley MP spreads Christmas cheer at supported housing

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker spread some Christmas cheer this week when he visited tenants at Willow Court extra care housing scheme.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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Saying ‘no’ to sorting office closure

Saying ‘no’ to sorting office closure

Local Labour party members were out in force last week to highlight the proposed closure of Todmorden’s Royal Mail sorting office.

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MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Council holding talks with two universities

Calderdale Council’s leader has revealed that it is in talks with two universities about opportunities for this district.

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

MP demands action over ‘flood-risk’ blocked drains

“We are a thunderstorm away from a flood.”

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Brighouse parking charges. Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Controversial car parking charges on the agenda...again

Controversial charges to on street parking and free car parks in Calderdale will be discussed by leaders of the Council.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Concillor Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall.

Autumn Statement 2016: Council leader warns of ‘challenging’ budget decisions

The leader of Calderdale Council says it will now face “hugely challenging” decisions over future budgets.

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Sue Cooper from Little Valley Brewery

Autumn Statement response: Calderdale brewery owner’s message to Chancellor

Following today’s Autumn Statement, a Calderdale brewery owner is urging the Chancellor to offer reassurance to the beer industry.

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Jo Cox, who became an MP in May 2015.

Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn described Jo Cox as an “ambassador of kindness and compassion” following news that Thomas Mair has been found guilty of her murder.

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Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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After many months of bitter campaigning, the US election results are imminent.

Clinton or Trump? An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Brighouse parking charges. Commercial Street, Brighouse.

Revised plans for controversial parking charges revealed

Controversial plans to increase parking charges and introduce fees to free car parks will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel..

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Todmorden delivery and sorting office. Coun David Tattersall, Mike Hatfield, Diana Tremayne, Beth Paramor and Andt Hollis.

Petition launched to prevent axe from falling on town’s delivery office

A petition has been set up following concerns over the future of Todmorden’s Royal Mail delivery office.

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