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 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.
West Yorkshire Police have written to schools in Calderdale following a number of reported attempted abductions of children. In the latest, a nine-year-old girl was grabbed by a man and led to his vehicle in the Mixenden area of Halifax but she managed to struggle free.
Police say there's been a number of other reports of vehicles containing suspicious men seemingly signalling or speaking to young children across the Halifax area over the last two weeks. These reports are being investigated, not all are believed to be linked.
A spokesperson said that whilst most of these reports have been shown to be false alarms, police want to encourage parents to maintain vigilance over their children’s safety and to report any incidents that concern them directly to the police.
Calderdale police wanted to reassure the public that they are working with specialist police teams to investigate these current reports and maintain a visible presence in the local communities affected.
– Calderdale police
It is a prudent time to remind children of the ‘stranger – danger’ message, and local officers will be reinforcing this message during their normal engagement activities in their areas. Calderdale remains a safe place to live and genuine incidents of this nature are thankfully extremely rare.
The emergency services are urging people not to be tempted to cool off in reservoirs in the hot spell. The water is still extremely cold and can prove fatal.
Police are investigating reports of a rape made by a young girl against five boys aged 12 and 13-years-old in Calderdale. All five suspects were arrested and have since been released on bail as inquiries continue.
Calderdale Council's Museums Service has been given £140,000 from Arts Council England to help fund its volunteering programme. The money will be used to establish a new apprentice scheme and to recruit a volunteer co-ordinator.
Four apprentices will work within the museum team, providing opportunities and experience for young people interested in a career in museums and galleries.
Bus operator First says all services in Huddersfield and Calderdale have been suspended because of the snow.