Birkby is a large suburb lying close to the town centre of Huddersfield. Having a population of roughly 6,700, the name Birkby is believed to mean "a village inhabited by people of both Viking and ancient Briton origins". Birkby contains Norman Park, a small park with a war memorial commemorating those who died in the First World War. Birkby remained largely rural well into the 20th century, with the original settlement lying close to the town centre.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner is the leading morning title read throughout the Huddersfield and Holmfirth areas.
With a daily circulation of 18,241 (ABC July-Dec 2012) and every issue read by 49,374 (JICREG 1/10/12) we are the area’s favourite and most trusted newspaper.
Our www.examiner.co.uk website is the number one local news website in the area with 250,000 unique users and almost 2,000,000 page views a month*, 44% of who are in the desirable ABC1 socio-economic groups.
Roy Wright was appointed editor of The Huddersfield Daily Examiner in 2002. Prior to this he was assistant editor of The Liverpool Echo for three years. He has also worked at the Hull Daily Mail as well as a number of Press agencies.
Roy grew up in Burnley, Lancashire and has worked in the local newspaper industry for 25 years.