Keeping Children Safe

Are you worried about a child? Has their behaviour changed recently, but you don’t really know why? It’s probably nothing to worry about, but if they are displaying the following characteristics it could be a sign that they are a victim of child sexual exploitation – Out late or going missing Being secretive Always talking…

The Halifax Society for the Blind

The Halifax Society for the Blind Inspiring and empowering people affected by sight loss.   Did you know The Halifax Society for the Blind has been supporting local people with sight loss for over 120 years? There are currently over 1200 blind or partially sighted people in Calderdale who might benefit from their help or…

Tales from 1894

Oyez, Oyez!   Before modern communications we relied upon the Town Crier for news and notices.   ‘On Tuesday evening Mr W. Rawson of Westgate, Elland was appointed Town Crier. The following were fixed as the maximum charges for his services in ‘crying’ in different parts of the township:- West Vale, Greetland and outer district…

General Anaesthetics

One of the things owners dread the most is when their pet requires a general anaesthetic. There is no doubt that just as in people there is a risk involved. However, the complication rate is exceptionally low and general anaesthetics in healthy individuals are considered safe procedures. So, what happens when your pet goes in…