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People in West Yorkshire are now using the MCard travel smartcard to make around £30 million worth of bus and train journeys each year. As many as 400,000 journeys having been made in just one week. First introduced in 2014, West Yorkshire’s MCard is now the leading smart card travel in the North and one… read more … about West Yorkshire’s MCard smartcards being used for £30 million bus & train journeys per year>>

The next steps for reducing congestion on the A629 will be discussed by Calderdale Council at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 23 April 2018. Members will consider revised plans for the Calder and Hebble project, as part of the A629 improvement programme. Preliminary designs have been adjusted to improve the highway positioning at the Jubilee… read more … about Next steps for the A629 improvement programme>>

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The new jerseys for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and ASO. Yorkshire Bank and Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries will make their first appearance as sponsors of the coveted blue jersey which is awarded to the daily leader and overall winner… read more … about New Tour de Yorkshire jerseys unveiled!>>

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509 Arts has been shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Calderland, its ambitious 2017 community opera telling the story of Calderdale and its relationship to water. Calderland was a Calder valley-wide creative response to the devastating Calderdale floods of Boxing Day 2015 and the extraordinary community responses that followed. The epic music production, created… read more … about Community opera telling the story of Calderdale and the 2015 floods shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award>>

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Not one but two former Tour de Yorkshire winners have announced they will be jetting in for the fourth edition which runs between 3-6 May.  Reigning champion Serge Pauwels has confirmed he will be back to defend his title, while retired 2016 victor Thomas Voeckler will also be present in an ambassadorial role.   Pauwels… read more … about Two Tour de Yorkshire champions back for the fourth edition!>>

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Plans to improve travel times and connectivity in north-east Calderdale have taken a step forward after initial funding was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the full Combined Authority meeting on Thursday 5 April, funding of £400,000 was approved to progress a detailed plan that will transform the transport network around Hipperholme, Shelf… read more … about Moving forward with plans to ease congestion>>

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Young people in Luddenden will soon be able to enjoy an improved play area in the village, thanks to Suez Communities Trust funding.  Calderdale Council will receive over £30,000 from the Trust, which will be used to make improvements to the play area in Luddenden village.  The Council worked closely with the local Luddenden Mayor’s… read more … about Funding boost for Luddenden village play area>>

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A fly tipper in Calderdale is counting the cost for his actions after he was prosecuted for dumping bags of waste in Elland. Ainsley Stevenson, 20, from Elland pleaded guilty to fly tipping offences after dumping four bags of waste on land off Plains Lane in Elland. He was fined a total of £427, plus… read more … about Love Calderdale – hate fly tipping>>

The award-winning International Market is coming back to Halifax from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 April 2018. Traders from around the world will be showcasing an array of food, drink, crafts and gifts along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Crown Street in Halifax town centre. John Walker, Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, said: “We’re excited… read more … about A feast of flavours as International Market returns>>