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.

Bowls, bowling

Josh Edwards from Charlestown in Australia signs for Cartworth Moor in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League

Faisal Javed signs from Birkby Rose Hill to captain at Holme Valley club

See the list of the Kirklees local election candidates here

24 seats on Kirklees Council up for grabs at may 7 local elections

Cooker hood causes house fire in Almondbury

Fire broke out at 11.30pm in the kitchen of a house in Bank End Lane

Anger over plans to build houses next to one of Almondbury's oldest properties

Plans have been proposed by St James's Trust, an independent body

Pictures and video: King James' School pupils gather to watch spectacular release of 2,000 balloons in memory of Isaac Nash

The event was held to raise money for the Isaac Nash Fund, which has topped £100,000

Huddersfield Town fans get chance to help Forget Me Not Children's Hospice - by watching footie!

Discount on tickets for Town game against Ipswich on Easter Monday

Elland couple Geoff and Joan Poulter have been married for 70 years

Charity ball to be held at St Patrick's Centre to commemorate 21st birthday of tragic teen cancer victim Chelsea North on May 30

The emotional black tie event has been organised by Chelsea's mum, Lisa Fisher, who looked after Chelsea when she was ill

David Anderson's memories of Mount Pleasant infants and juniors from 1942 to 1948

Sure to bring nostalgic thoughts flooding back for many Examiner readers

Judith Hughes

'Disorganised' Labour branch criticised for displacing hard-working Kirklees councillor Judith Hughes

But Greenhead branch say they have to abide by national party rules

Almonbury Co-op on Northgate

James Price threatened to come at magistrate "like a fireball" after being sentenced to six months in jail

The Almondbury man was sent to prison after assaulting a Co-op store manager and helping himself to gin there

Videos & Photos

Oscar Gobern and Ishmael Miller boosting contract chances says Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell

LOOK: Several fire engines sent to Huddersfield town centre apartments

Thwarted FA Cup semi-final mascot Ryan Dearnley takes shirt off Huddersfield Town captain's back


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