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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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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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