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Demolition of 1970s Halifax car park

Many roads in Halifax were closed this morning due to the demolition of the Cow Green Multi-storey Car Park. The moment the building came down was captured by Calderdale Council (@Calderdale).

The concrete car park was built in the early 1970s and closed three years ago on safety grounds when structural inspections showed it to be in a very poor condition.

Appeal following sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in Halifax

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Halifax.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The incident took place around 5:30pm on Monday 1st February as the girl was walking along King Cross Road in Halifax.

The man walked towards the 15-year-old girl and blocked her path before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5"5 tall and in his mid-40s.


Stars in Halifax for floods fundraiser

Some of the country's biggest comedians will be in Halifax today to raise funds for those affected by the Boxing Day floods.

Rory Bremner will be in Halifax tonight performing to raise money for those affected by recent floods Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Victoria Theatre will host names like Sarah Millican and Rory Bremner along with local lad Jack Carroll.

Happy Valley stars lend support to 'Unhappy Valley'

Stars from the gritty drama "Happy Valley" are showing solidarity with the people of the flooded Calder Valley where the series is filmed.

Taking questions: Sarah Lancashire Credit: PA

Cast members including Sarah Lancashire and James Norton along with writer Sally Wainwright - who is herself from Sowerby Bridge - will be holding a question and answer session at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax tonight after a special screening of the first episode.

It's all to raise funds for flood relief in the area where the cast and crew have become a familiar sight. The Happy Valley set itself was wiped out in the deluge, luckily though the week after filming had finished. And the police station at Sowerby Bridge from where Sarah Lancashire' character Sgt Catherine Cawood polices the valley, was also was flooded.

Heartthrob James Norton, who plays Happy Valley baddie Tommy Lee Royce, is currently starring as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in tv series "War and Peace"."

Also appearing: James Norton


Westminster debate over A and E closure plans

Campaigners against closure

There will be a debate in Parliament today about the future of Accident and Emergency services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

It was announced last month that the A and E department in the town would close in favour of keeping emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

The debate was secured by the Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney who says the proposal to close the Huddersfield department is completely the wrong decision and needs overturning.

The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has also voiced his support for the campaign to save the unit. The Mirfield born star says the closure would be a "grave mistake."

Sir Patrick Stewart backs campaign to save Huddersfield A&E

The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has tweeted his support for a campaign to save Huddersfield's A&E department. The Mirfield born star says the closure would be a "grave mistake."

The department's future is in doubt with plans being considered by the trust which runs hospitals in Huddersfield and Halifax.

It wants just one A&E department, which would be at Halifax not Huddersfield.

Campaigners fighting Huddersfield A&E closure to meet tonight

Campaigners have vowed to fight proposals to close Huddersfield A&E department Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Campaigners fighting against proposals to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency Department will host their first public meeting tonight.

The event will take place at Huddersfield Methodist Mission at 7pm.

Around 1000 people attended a rally against the closure last weekend.

A public consultation on the proposals is expected to begin next month.

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