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Poppy umbrellas installed in Halifax town centre

Friday 19th October 2018

An eye-catching art installation has been created in Halifax as part of the town's activities leading up to this year's centenary Remembrance Day on November 11. This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and to mark it, 30 giant red poppy umbrellas have been carefully suspended above Princess Street in the town centre. The special poppy umbrellas replace conventional umbrellas which had already attracted pedestrians' attention over recent weeks. The poppies are suspended high above the street near the starting point of the Remembrance Day Parade, which will begin outside Halifax Town Hall at 10.20am on Sunday, November 11. Read more at:

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Calderdale weather: Sunshine is here to stay for the rest of the week

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The sunshine is here to stay in Calderdale as high temperatures and bright skies is set to continue throughout the week. Forecasts show the odd shower will make an appearance over the next couple of days but it will brighten up to long sunny spells towards the end of the week. Temperatures are expected to stay between 17C and 20C throughout the week. Read more at:

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When do the clocks change?

Thursday 22nd March 2018

It's that time of year again — as we head into Spring, the question of people's lips is when do the clocks change? Green shoots are springing up from the flower beds, so it's time to put the clocks forward and enjoy longer daylight hours. The clocks twice a year, in March and October, as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). When do the clocks change? The clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday March 25. Why do we put our clocks forward in March? The idea of changing the clocks was first proposed by astronomer George Vernon Hudson in 1895, who wanted to bring the working hours of the day into the daylight period, and utilise lighter evenings. But it wasn't until the First…

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Revealed: When you can use contactless payment to board a bus in Calderdale

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Contactless bus payments for First passengers in West Yorkshire will start on January 18 as part of the firm's efforts to speed up its journey times. It means customers can switch from paying with cash to using their card or mobile, a change bosses say will make it easier to catch the bus, as they will not need to worry about having the right change for their bus fare. First hopes the new technology will speed up bus journey times and reverse a trend of recent years where extra buses have had to be added to local services because of delays caused by congestion. Paper tickets up to the value of £30 can be paid for with contactless, where customers request…

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Free Parking For Shoppers In Calderdale

Monday 27th November 2017

It will help those in the run up to Christmas. Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas. Calderdale Council is offering free parking in a number of car parks in Halifax as well as in five car parks across the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden, on Saturdays before Christmas. In Halifax, free Saturday parking will be available in the following car parks from Saturday 18 November: Crosshills car park High Street car park Mulcture Hall Road car park Victoria Street car park Free Saturday parking in the other towns in Calderdale will start on Saturday 9 December in the following car parks: Brighouse - Parsonage…

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Your guide to Christmas light switch ons in Calderdale

Thursday 16th November 2017

The festive season is almost upon us with towns and villages in Calderdale ready to shine bright as they switch on their Christmas lights. From historic markets to meetings with Santa, there will be something for everyone across the borough. Brighouse The Christmas lights will be switched on by Santa during the annual Brighouse Christmas Market on Saturday November 25 at 4pm. The weekend will feature street food, a funfair and more to get visitors into the festive spirit. There will even be some camels paying the town a visit! Elland Elland Christmas Festival is taking place on Friday 8 December from 2.30pm with carols, light switch-on, market and Elland's first Handmade Parade. All this and more will be held on Southgate in…

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10 types of equipment to make home life easier

Tuesday 19th September 2017

We all want to stay in our homes for as long as we can, so it's important to look at things you can do and equipment to install to help you keep independent for as long as possible. Visit the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) website for comprehensive information about different aids and equipment for independent living. In the bathroom 1. Removable bath boards Removable bath boards provide a seated platform area over the bath, you sit on the board and turn to sit over the bath. If you experience difficulty stepping in/out of the bath it may be safer to transfer by using the board than by trying to step over the rim. However, you still need to raise your legs over the bath rim,…

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Super Autumn Deals

Monday 18th September 2017

The holidays are now out of the way and its time to start thinking about that Stairlift you promised yourself. We currently have some great deals on new and approved used stairlifts starting from only £795 Give us a ring to arrange a FREE home survey and see how much we can save you!

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How to finance your stairlift

Monday 21st August 2017

For those living with mobility problems, the use of a stairlift is essential to enable them to get around the home and to live independently. Buying a stairlift is a major personal investment, with equipment that is specially manufactured and installed by professionals, but by finding additional funds for a stairlift can make the purchase easier. Knowing what financial options are available can make a difference on how soon the stairlift is installed and what features it has. This guide gives people an insight into the different schemes and grants that are currently available to those who want some financial help. Reconditioned stairlifts Before listing the different methods people can fund buying a stairlift, another great option that is available is to buy…

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Yorkshire Day: 10 reasons why everyone should celebrate this beautiful county Read more:

Tuesday 1st August 2017

But if you don't hail from God's own county, you might be wondering why you should be celebrating the largest county in the United Kingdom. Yorkshire has an outstanding landscape, rich history and diverse culture, which sets the county apart from its neighbours. Here are just some of the reasons why everyone should be celebrating Yorkshire Day. 1. The history It won't take you long to appreciate the deep history this county has to offer - the landscape is filled with beautiful castles and churches, among other stunning historical architecture dating back to the Romans and Industrial Revolution. Yorkshire is more than willing to share its history with the millions of visitors who flock to God's own country each year with world-class museums and historical…

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Out & About in Calderdale - Hardcastle Crags

Thursday 20th July 2017

Walkers, naturalists and those interested in spotting the rare northern hairy wood ant will enjoy the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland which makes up the National Trust property of Hardcastle Crags in West Yorkshire. Nicknamed "Little Switzerland", this scenic wooded valley is popular for guided walks and rambling. A great place to start any visit is at the Visitor Centre in the heart of the woodland, in the converted Gibson Mill building. The centre gives a detailed overview of the history and nature of the area with interactive displays, colourful exhibits and special events from time to time. The mill is used as a community centre and as an educational attraction. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the mill is what…

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Out & About in Calderdale - Cragg Vale

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Although Cragg Vale - known affectionately as "Cragg" by locals - is secluded and peaceful it is close to all necessary urban facilities. The bustling local market town of Hebden Bridge is just 3 miles away, the much larger town of Halifax is 9 miles from us, with Bradford, Leeds and Manchester 30 miles away and easily accessible via the M62, M61 and M6 motorway system in well under an hour. The local bus runs out of Hebden Bridge as the Route C service, otherwise affectionately known to locals as The Cragg Flyer. Cragg valley is a ribbon village development of old stone farms, chapels, houses, pubs and a church. There are a few modern dwellings, though these are mostly hidden…

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