Calderdale budget proposals rejected

A controversial suggestion to cut the first three days of sick pay for Calderdale council workers will not go ahead after a heated five hour meeting last night.

The idea was put forward in an alternative budget by Convervatives and Lib Dems, united against the ruling Labour party.

**But despite Labour winning the argument over sick pay, a tightly won vote saw most of the coalition's amendments accepted, such as a council tax freeze, a reversal of newly-imposed parking charges and a higher price of £30 for a new wheelie bin.