Elections watchdog calls for plans to restrict postal voting and introduce ballot box identity checks to crack down on polling fraud.
Roads closed by the flash floods in the Calder Valley have reopened and are passable with care, but train services are still not running.
Teaching staff in Calderdale have walked out in a row about redundancies.
A review of A and E service at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has started. Some facilities could be affected by forty five million pound cuts. A public consultation will start later this year.
Over five hundred primary school children from Calderdale will perform the Tongan Haka (Sipi Tau) before the Rugby League World Cup game at the Shay Stadium in Halifax. Tonga will play Italy in the final match of Group C this afternoon.
The Sipi Tau is an impressive Tongan war dance. Frank Watene, former Halifax RLFC star, has been visiting Calderdale schools in the lead up to the game and teaching the dance to the children. The schools have then been using a YouTube video to continue to practise up until the big day.
Residents of Todmorden are being invited to have their say on what should happen to Centre Vale park in the town centre. It's part of Calderdale Council's bid for heritage lottery funding.
Police investigating three allegations of attempted abductions in the Calderdale area have released a 59 year old man without charge and eliminated him from their enquiries.
Superintendent Martin Lister of Calderdale Police said they were investigating every bit of information passed on to them by the public and that local neighbourhood policing officers continued to patrol the area.
– Superintendent Martin Lister of Calderdale Police
We continue to act upon the information from the public and this very much remains an ongoing investigation. I am appealing directly to the community to come forward with any information and to report any suspicious activity they see to police. If you see anything that concerns you or looks out of place then please allow police to deal with it. If you see a suspicious vehicle, for example, take a note of the registration or take a photo and let officers know.
Police have today arrested a 59 year old man in connection with three recent allegations of attempted abductions in the Calderdale area. The arrest was made today after reports of a man acting suspiciously outside a school in the Calderdale area. He remains in police custody.
The standard of child protection services at 20 councils and three in Yorkshire has been judged to be "inadequate" by watchdog Ofsted.
The three local authorites in our region singled out by Ofsted are Barnsley, Calderdale and Doncaster.
Here is the list of the failing local authorities:
- Cheshire East
- Isle of Wight
A Calderdale takeaway has been fined over £17,000 for having poor food hygiene and putting people’s health at risk.
Calderdale Council Environmental Health officers visited Welcome Chinese Takeaway at Southgate in Elland in April and identified a number of serious food hygiene and safety offences including filthy equipment and disrepair of equipment and fittings.
The Council say they warned the owner about similar issues at previous inspections, and had advised her numerous times on how to run her business safely.
Two men arrested in connection with the attempted abduction of three girls in the Calderdale area have been released on police bail. They were arrested on Boar Lane in Leeds on Saturday.
It comes after two thirteen-year-old girls were approached by a man as they walked along Pellon Lane in Halifax and a seven-year-old girl in Mixenden.
Calderdale's Council Cabinet are trying to bring empty homes in their area back into use. They hope a change to council tax with exemptions for flood and fire victims will be approved by the council.
Police have arrested two men in connection with the attempted abduction of two teenage girls. Early this morning a van was spotted in the Boar Lane area of Leeds and stopped by patrol officers.
A 27-year-old male driver and a 28-year-old male passenger were both arrested on suspicion of attempt abduction. They remain in police custody. It comes after two thirteen-year-old girls were approached by a man as they were walking along Pellon Lane in Halifax.