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Plans for the fourth project in the £120m, A629 improvement programme between Halifax and Huddersfield are moving forward, following approvals by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee.  The project complements the work of the other stages of the A629 scheme being delivered by Calderdale and Kirklees Councils, through improvements to walking, cycling and bus… read more … about Next steps for A629 programme>>

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This year Calderdale Council will mark Yorkshire Day by making all of its public toilets free of charge, initially for a trial period.  So from Thursday 1 August there’ll be no cost if you need to spend a penny.  The decision is one of the actions which the Cabinet committed to deliver within its ambitious… read more … about Spend a penny FREE on Yorkshire Day>>

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Calderdale Council’s draft Local Plan has moved a step closer to being officially adopted following the end of the first stage of examination by the Planning Inspector. The stage one hearings were to examine the vision and strategy on which the Local Plan is based; the housing and employment need in Calderdale, sustainability appraisal and… read more … about Calderdale’s Local Plan reaches the next stage>>

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A farmer from Hebden Bridge has been banned from keeping livestock for seven years, after failing to comply with animal welfare legislation. Jennifer Pickles, 69, of High Royd Farm in Hebden Bridge appeared before Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 July and pleaded guilty to a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006…. read more … about Calderdale farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences>>

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Fans of Gentleman Jack have an exclusive opportunity to get up close to costumes worn in the hugely successful BBC and HBO series about Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax. Calderdale Council has teamed up with the costumes’ designer, Tom Pye, to display a selection of outfits and accessories at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, from… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes showcased in Calderdale>>

The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race were viewed across the globe by a record-breaking audience of 28 million. This is an increase of 124 per cent on the fourth edition viewing figures of 12.5 million in 2018. Both races were televised in their entirety and watched by TV viewers… read more … about Record breaking 28 million tune in for Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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Press release from the Environment Agency Motorists driving through Mytholmroyd will be temporarily diverted through the fire station’s forecourt during the next stage of the flood defence scheme to provide better protection for 400 properties in the village. The temporary diversion is needed to enable connections to be made across the new bridge into existing… read more … about Road closure avoided in Mytholmroyd as vital flood defence scheme progresses>>