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.

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Pensioner who paid £1,000 to have conservatory fixed is still waiting 13 months later ... so we spoke to the firm

John Taylor paid out £1,000 up front but then the work wasn't done - but we managed to track down the man he paid

Kirklees libraries plan to go ahead after probe orders only minor changes

Opening hours tweaks to two North Kirklees libraries agreed

I was 17 when I went to Falklands conflict - and I didn't tell my mum

33 years on, Almondbury sailor Julian Shears is awarded South Atlantic Medal

Peter Falconio: Australian police search for 'shallow grave' near to where murdered Huddersfield backpacker disappeared

Mr Falconio and girlfriend Joanne Lees were kidnapped in the Outback in 2001

Business Profile: Tracey Rawlinson of Skin Solutions

Former Greenhead College student Tracey Rawlinson has ambitions to franchise her Holmfirth-based business Skin Solutions

Shelley complete a special spell for the club and are eight points clear in the Huddersfield District Football League

Bad weather takes toll on fixtures for first time this season

Giving women a voice and a stage to perform on

Almondbury mother and daughter, Mary and Marianne Matusz are part of an unusual and experimental theatre project

Is Jane Hobson the Gareth Malone of Huddersfield?

Choral singing is enjoying a renaissance, helped along by programmes such as The Naked Choir - but it’s always been strong in Huddersfield, as musical director Jane Hobson explains

Buses to be diverted for work on Huddersfield Bus Station

Engineers to carry out resurfacing work on station roads

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Congestion at top of division four eases in Huddersfield District League

Almondbury Woolpack take their chance to go three points clear

Mirfield man David Newsholme walks across country to raise cash for Kirkwood Hospice

Personal reasons spurred Huddersfield firm's managing director

A rural environment and close-knit community - Take a tour of the Chandler family's home in Almondbury

Having only lived in Almondbury for a few years, it’s with a heavy heart that the Chandler family are leaving

'Jeremy Hunt stop your cruel cuts': Huddersfield-born doctor with terminal cancer writes emotional open letter

Dr Kate Granger warned the Health Secretary he risks sparking an exodus of talent from the NHS

Find out which parts of Kirklees and Calderdale will cost you the most

Revealed: The most — and least — affordable areas for buying a house in Kirklees and Calderdale

See which places break the bank — and where you can bag a bargain in Huddersfield and Halifax

All three Mirfield clubs will be in Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League next season

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers cleared to join Moorlands and Mirfield CC

Start a Heart Day at King James's School, Almondbury. Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union player, Andy Forsyth (2nd right) joins students learning CPR during the session at the school

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Football ombudsman set to rule on Huddersfield Town compensation 'within days'

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Victim support helps those who have suffered at the hands of crime

Rise in number of burglaries and thefts closed as 'unsolved' on day police record them as crimes


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