Almondbury sits two miles south east of Huddersfield town centre. It appears in the Domesday Book as "Almondeberie". After the Norman Conquest, the land around the village was held by the powerful De Lacy family, who gave their name to De Lacy Avenue. Landmark Castle Hill is in Almondbury and the area is also home to Huddersfield's oldest school; King James' School, founded in 1547.


Book lovers abandon Kirklees libraries in their droves

Visitor numbers drop 225,000 in two years

Alan Walker captured these nacreous clouds over Almondbury

Rare clouds spotted in skies over Huddersfield

Experts welcome nacreous clouds formed of ice crystals

Burglar Stephen Eastham

Serial burglar Stephen Eastham jailed for four years

Spotted by victim inside Almondbury house he was burgling

Geoff Mellor of Waterloo pictured with his Arctic Star medal

War veteran Geoff Mellor of Almondbury gets replacement medals after they were stolen in burglary

His Russian replacement medal comes with letter signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Huddersfield schoolgirls are making the cut for the Little Princess Trust cancer charity

Charly Matthews and Ellie Jones donated their locks to children who have lost their own from chemotherapy

Heckmondwike Grammar School comes out top in latest GCSE results

School has best GCSE pass rate in Kirklees

Weight worries over that glass of wine on an evening - Take note

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Health experts fears over calorie count of our favourite tipples

Woman escapes with minor injuries after car crash in Almondbury

Her car overturns as it hits parked car

British Airways

Family kept apart for Christmas after father falls ill in British Airways nightmare

Sharlands outraged by inflated British Airways flight costs

Huddersfield Literature Festival hopes to welcome Irvine Welsh and Ben Miller

Now in its 10th year, Huddersfield Literature Festival has something for every literary taste in store.

Fire chief David Walton celebrates promotion with New Year's honour from the Queen

Meltham dad-of-two is awarded Queen's Fire Service Medal for distinguished service

Brave Nandhara Stores shopworker fights off raiders armed with a knife

Police appeal for witnesses after raid on Moldgreen store

Christmas Day babies: Delight for proud Huddersfield parents

Festive joy with births at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital

Streetbikes of Milnsbridge getting ready to hand out hundreds of bikes over the Christmas period. Richard Beaumont, left, Gill Greaves, Malcolm Dew, Sandy Watson and Steve Watson.

Streetbikes turns Santa to hand out 170 bikes for Christmas

Couple walk 10 miles to beg for a bike for their children for Christmas

St Bartholomew's Church, Marsden, Huddersfield.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Huddersfield

Festive services to reaffirm what Christmas is all about — find your nearest one

George Redmonds with his new book 'A Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames'

Yorkshire surnames: Are you a Brook, Haigh or a Hirst? Find out where your name came from

New dictionary by Huddersfield historian George Redmonds explores origins of Yorkshire surnames from Abba to Yoward

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Beyonce heading to Manchester for Emirates Old Trafford summer gig


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