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Yorkshire Young Achievers 2017: See winners from Leeds ceremony

It is now becoming an historic annual tradition where the region’s most-deserving youngsters are recognised for their stunning achievements, often earned in times of adversity.
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The water burst is affecting King Cross

King Cross major pipe burst - water is safe to drink, Halifax people told

A burst pipe which has seriously affected traffic and close a road on a main route in and out of Halifax has also discoloured supply - but townspeople have been assured it is safe to drink.

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Skircoat Moor Road has been closed while work on the water burst is carried out

Water burst puts traffic lights out at King Cross - Halifax drivers advised to use alternate routes while repairs are carried out

A burst water main has led to the temporary closure of a Halifax route while repairs are carried out - and traffic is advised to find alternate routes until the problem is dealt with.

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Yorkshire Young Achievers Personality of the Year award, presented to Lizzie Jones, of Halifax, by Peter Banks on behalf of Rudding Park

Young achiever award recognises tireless campaigning and fundraising by Halifax’s Lizzie Jones

Halifax’s Lizzie Jones was named Personality of the Year at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in Leeds last night, for her tireless campaigning and fundraising for better heart care for sportspeople after the tragic death of her Welsh International Rugby League player husband, Danny, on the pitch.

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Hats and historic millinery items on display at Bankfield Museum

A hat - or a husband: chapeaux showcased in special show at Bankfield, Halifax

Extravagant hats made and worn by single women to attract a potential husband are the subject of the latest exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.

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Don't let thieves ruin your Christmas

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.
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Calderdale Council's gritting team will be salting the district's roads tonight

Gritters ready to salt Calderdale roads tonight as temperatures plunge - snow possible Friday into Saturday

Calderdale Council’s gritters will be salting all primary and secondary routes tonight as temperatures are set to plunge.

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The RSPCA has launched a new campaign.

Yorkshire urged to be kind at Christmas as stats show animal cruelty toll

The RSPCA is bracing itself for 2,000 calls a day during the festive period as it launches a new appeal to help care for abused, neglected and sick animals.

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Coun Marcus Thompson will be the next Mayor of Calderdale

Coun Marcus Thompson will be Calderdale’s next Mayor

Skircoat ward Councillor Marcus Thompson has been chosen to become Mayor of Calderdale for the civic year 2018-19.

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The Christmas tree arrives at Halifax Piece Hall ahead of the town's Christmas lights switch-on which will light up areas all across the town centre on Saturday, November 25

Giant tree centrepiece all set to light up Halifax Piece Hall

The giant fir tree which will form a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations at Halifax’s newly refurbished Piece Hall has arrived ahead of the big switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 25.

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Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council.
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Andy's Man Club founder Luke Ambler, right, with fellow Yorkshireman, war veteran Simon Brown, at the JustGiving Awards 2017 held at The Brewery, London. Luke won the PayPal Crowdfunder of the Year category

Halifax’s Luke Ambler wins JustGiving Award 2017 for Andy’s Man Club work nationally

Founder of Andy’s Man Club, Luke Ambler has won the Paypal Crowdfunder of the Year category for 2017 in the JustGiving Awards in London.

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B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
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Frank Bruno, centre, at the book signing for Let Me Be Frank at Onlineauthentic Limited, Halifax Piece Hall, with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, right

Boxer Frank Bruno in champion form as he visits Halifax

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno, centre, pictured with Rick Berry, left, and Martin Bates, was in Halifax last Saturday.

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Inspirational: Claire with the award. Lord Lloyd Webber, right

Lord Lloyd Webber: inspirational Piece Hall ‘puts Halifax on a par with major cities in Europe’

Halifax Piece Hall’s Claire Slattery has won a major national award for her work on the restoration and reopening of the Grade I listed building.

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The Council has 18,200 tonnes of salt stored for winter and grits 575km of roads across Calderdale using a fleet of 15 gritters

New approach to gritting aims to keep Calderdale moving in winter

Calderdale Council is preparing for winter to keep the borough safe and moving if there is ice or snow.
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Work building the new Lidl store has thrown businesses into crisis, say shop owners

Store construction puts Halifax Road, Todmorden, businesses into crisis

Road restrictions put in place while the new Lidl store on Halifax Road is built are putting local businesses at risk, say owners.

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Ferney Lee School pupils are staging their Christmas production at the Hippodrome Theatre, Todmorden

Ferney Lee children set to deliver Christmas drama at Todmorden’s Hippodrome Theatre

Children from Todmorden’s Ferney Lee Primary School will deliver a dramatic performance at the town’s Hippodrome Theatre this Christmas with matinee and evening performances.

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Pictured from the left are Todmorden Talking Newspaper chairman John Taylor, Chris Bryning, a former employer of Douglas, Douglas Whittaker himself and chairman of Todmorden 41 Club Godfrey Pickles. Picture courtesy of Barry Sutcliffe

Todmorden WW2 Sicily veteran Douglas is special guest

Members of Todmorden 41 Club welcomed second world war veteran Douglas Whittaker as special guest at their meeting early in November.

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Mayor of Todmorden Coun Christine Potter (right) and consort Lynne Houlden, called into Todmorden Information Centre to formally open their range of charity Christmas cards

Cards for good causes arrive at Todmorden Information Centre

Mayor of Todmorden Christine Potter and consort Lynne Houlden called into Todmorden Information Centre, Burnley Road, to open its range of charity Christmas cards.

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