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Civic reception for the Shaymen after FA Trophy win

Halifax Town players will be honoured at a civic reception next month in light of their recent FA Trophy triumph at Wembley.

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The Mayor and Council officials will be at the MBi Shay Stadium for the ceremony on Thursday 16th June at 6pm.

There will be new merchandise to buy on the night and fans will have the chance to have their photo taken with the FA Trophy.

Tickets for Huddersfield A&E meeting made available

People were locked out of the last meeting Credit: PA

Tickets for a consultation meeting about the proposed closure of accident and emergency services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be made avaliable today.

Hundreds of people were locked out of the last meeting at the John Smith's stadium because it wasn't a big enough venue. It will be held in June.


Yorkshire 'freedom fighter' back in the UK

Back home: Joe Akerman

A man from Halifax who was arrested in Iraq for fighting against the so called Islamic State has returned home to the UK.

Joe Akerman was released from prison on Saturday. He'd been detained in Iraq along with two other British men as they crossed a border with Syria. It's believed they had been fighting alongside the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).


Teeanger missing in Halifax

Police are appealing for information to trace missing 16-year-old girl Marika Pompova in Halifax.

Marika Pompova Credit: West Yorkshire Police

They say she was last seen on Essex Street, in Halifax on Monday 18 April.

Marika is described as white female, 5"1", medium build, with medium length dark brown wavy hair. She has a Eastern European accent and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a black and gold full bodysuit and black trainers with silver toe caps.

"I appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Marika since Monday 18th April, or who has information about her whereabouts, to contact us. We are concerned for Marika‘s safety and welfare as this is out of character.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calderdale Safeguarding Team via 101 and quote log number 0213 of 19th April 2016."

– Detective Inspector Dave Shaw
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