Birkby

Further arrests over Birkby brawl which left man seriously injured

A man was found collapsed in the street having been attacked in Wheathouse Road

Two in court after meat cleaver and sword threat in Fartown

Police are appealing for information
Pair armed with weapons in dispute over music

Moving love letters of World War I Edgerton sweethearts Lucy Townend and Henry Coulter unveiled for first time since being discovered last year

Wartime love letters from Henry Coulter to Lucy Townend found wrapped in copy of the Huddersfield Examiner for Saturday Oct 28th 1916 - photo of Henry Coulter.
Extracts from 150 letters and photos found in a Birkby attic were read out at a special event by local historian, John Rumsby

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Wakefield Road stab man was knifed through chest reveals victim's family

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Further arrests over Birkby brawl which left man seriously injured

A man was found collapsed in the street having been attacked in Wheathouse Road

Two in court after meat cleaver and sword threat in Fartown

Police are appealing for information
Pair armed with weapons in dispute over music

Moving love letters of World War I Edgerton sweethearts Lucy Townend and Henry Coulter unveiled for first time since being discovered last year

Wartime love letters from Henry Coulter to Lucy Townend found wrapped in copy of the Huddersfield Examiner for Saturday Oct 28th 1916 - photo of Henry Coulter.
Extracts from 150 letters and photos found in a Birkby attic were read out at a special event by local historian, John Rumsby

Sport

Premier Taekwondo Club at Birkby opening their doors on Friday and Saturday for people to check out the martial art

Hoping to expand membership and attract youngsters

Premier Taekwondo of Huddersfield have three British Champions

Club also pick up string of medals in National Championships

Shelley taekwondo ace Alex Needham called up for Great Britain at Under 21 European Championships

Big step on road to dream of making Olympics

About Birkby

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.

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