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.

Kirklees Council housing development plans: Full list of sites to host 20,000 homes - is there one near you?

Kirklees Council has revealed the plan showing where it will make the creation of new homes in Huddersfield, Batley and Dewsbury a priority

Denis Kilcommons: The pigeon trained by a Paddock man that saved the four man crew of a downed aircraft.

After the squirrel that bombed Berlin, the staff at Huddersfield Local History Library have come up with an even better animals-at-war story.

Reliance Precision highlights apprenticeships

Lepton-based engineering firm Reliance Precision has a record 17 apprentices on its books

Christmas tree in St George's Square

Christmas trees on the way for many parts of Huddersfield

Kirklees Council look set to fund Christmas displays in villages

LOOK: Cakes and coffees order of day in big charity fundraiser in Huddersfield

Macmillan set to raise millions at World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Libraries are to undergo a shake up in Kirklees

Fate of dozens of Kirklees library staff sealed as radical shake up plan approved

88 jobs to go, 2 libraries to close after cabinet green light for cost cutting plan

Denis Kilcommons: The Huddersfield squirrel that bombed Hitler

Denis Kilcommons: RAF flight lieutenant took pet on WWII bombing raids over Berlin

Kirklees Council

Kyle Lynch called "complete idiot" by judge after pinching council worker's glasses then revving his car

Lynch, from Almondbury, admitted deing drunk and disorderly outside St Peter's Church in Huddersfield town centre

Martha McLean's charity canyon trek for gran

Keen walker faces challenge of a lifetime

How many libraries will survive and prosper?

Jobs gone, opening hours slashed and closures: Full shocking extent of Kirklees Council library cuts revealed

88 full time roles – possibly over 100 employees – are at threat of losing their jobs, two libraries will definitely close while only EIGHT from 26 libraries will get council funding

For the love of Kamal: Charity walk to raise funds in memory of community worker Kamal Aftab

Staff at Valli Opticians will hold a charity walk in aid of leukaemia & lymphoma research

Michael Smith from Lowerhouses

Huddersfield men in court after mass brawl in Halifax town centre on night out

Two were given jail sentences for the fight in the early hours of June 29 last year

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

Cawthorne bowler Chris Walmsley.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers given nod to join Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League from Central Yorkshire

New arrivals will join Cedar Court Conference in 2017 ID 70502781

Liam Wiles powers Cawthorne to hat trick of prizes with victory over Thongsbridge in Drakes Huddersfield League T20 Shield final

Blistering unbeaten century and three wickets

Kewz Bar, Queen Street, Huddersfield

An appalling display of public violence: Six jailed for running attack outside Huddersfield nightclub

Sentencing the group at Leeds Crown Court Judge Christopher Batty said he accepted they had been to some extent provoked but in all about 20 people joined in the running attack on the victim

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield clubbers breathalysed: We spend a Friday night in town as new scheme comes into force

Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush at Oakwell Hall

Explosion of colour at Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush — are you pictured in our rainbow gallery?

Dixons Milk Ices is set to expand

Huddersfield's favourite ice cream parlour Dixons Milk Ices to double the size of its Leeds Road store


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