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.

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

Former policeman John Topham to raise for charity twice when he runs London Marathon same weekend as planned concert in Slaithwaite

John only found out he had got a place in December, several months into planning an evening gig with Gledholt Male Voice Choir and Slaithwaite Band

Calling all foodies: Almondbury chef David Greenwood-Haigh creates new range of chocolate jams

Chef has secured deal with UK wholesaler for his chocolate creations

Jerusalem and jam inspired by tea and tarts

The new play from Mikron takes at look at the inspiring world of the Women's Institute, now in its 100th year.

Former Huddersfield postman Lee Scaramuzza plans marathon challenge

Huddersfield man determined to help Army charities

Marlene Parr raises awareness of Group B Strep Support charity after her first grandchild died from the infection at birth

Holly was stillborn after her mother Helen unknowingly passed the infection onto her

Royals pay tribute to Afghan war heroes in London

Royal guests lead a nation's tributes

Huddersfield Town Hall

End of an era as some of Kirklees's best-known councillors get set to bow out

Among those not standing again are: Elaine Ward, Cliff Preest, James Blanchard, Tony Brice, Cath Harris and Peter O'Neill

Kirklees Council

Auction of unused Kirklees Council's land and buildings fetching more than expected

Kirklees Council is listing vacant plots of land and unused buildings for sale in the aim of generating more than £25m in five years

Aaron Bonner jailed after terrifying shop robbery in Huddersfield

Shopworker robbed at knifepoint by masked men

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Almondbury man and Lascelles Hall Cricket Club player, Simon Walker

Popular Almondbury hairdresser and cricketer took his own life

An inquest at Huddersfield Magistrates Court heard 32-year-old dad Simon Walker had been suffering with depression

Northern Powergrid

Homes and businesses without electricity after power cuts in Huddersfield

Around 40 homes in HD3 are affected by the shortage

Dream Homes: Buckfield House, Almondbury

In the latest in our Dream Homes series, we take a look at Buckfield House, Almondbury - on the market for £900,000.

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