Hundreds of people have marched against cuts to public services and jobs, which union leaders claim are having a bigger impact here in the North than the South of the country.
Some parents also joined the rally in Halifax as uncertainty surrounds the future of local children's centres. Jon Hill reports.
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The pupils will take part in policing meetings and discuss things like antisocial behaviour.
A woman who lost her two sons in a house fire in South Yorkshire has begun a campaign to build a burns unit in their name.
A dry day ahead.