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New planning committee hoping to keep Kirklees Council costs down

Strategic committee will meet for the first time next month

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Huddersfield and Dewsbury GCSE results above national average say Department for Education

In Kirklees, 55.1% of students achieved at least five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, when their first results were taken into account

Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care at Kirklees Council

New health boss joins Kirklees Council on six-figure salary

Social worker Richard Parry will join Kirklees for a role advertised in the range of £110,000 and £121,000


Troubled Tesco deal for Huddersfield town centre won't affect Kirklees coffers, say council chiefs

Kirklees says they have a legal agreement with the troubled supermarket giant

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Festival of Light 2014: Frozen singalong revealed for event - plus more acts revealed

Plenty of attractions for families but main stage act has yet to be announced

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Part of fire West Yorkshire fire HQ could be razed to make way for housing

Plan submitted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for buildings no longer in use

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Poundstretcher in court after mice and rat droppings were allegedly found at its Deighton headquarters

The firm, based in Leeds Road, faces six charges of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations

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New technology for Kirklees vehicles backed

Cabinet yesterday agreed to add tracker systems and on-board vehicle weighing systems for a new fleet of vehicles

Opposition builds to landfill plan for Scammonden beauty spot

Nont Sarah owner among residents opposing farmer's plan for fields

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First major changes since the 1970s to special education needs support underway in Kirklees

New legislation means all 1,900 pupils with Statement of SEN will be assessed in four-year project


Pay up! Kirklees Council agree paid-for parking permit plans for 9,000 homes

Anyone wanting a second permit - predicted to be 4,700 people - will have to pay £15 for it

Bid for 41 houses at Clayton Fields beauty spot in Huddersfield

18-year battle over as planning application submitted for Edgerton fields

Community raises cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after youngster's Thunderbridge road accident

Woodman Inn hosts family fun day for charity after three-year-old's lucky escape

A busy road in Mount is set to be gritted this winter following a petition from residents

Moorlands Road - home to Moorlands Primary School - is now on Kirklees Council's list of priority gritting routes

Apprenticeship Hub helps hundreds in Kirklees

Heckmondwike firm Robin hood Watersports is among companies benefiting from the Apprenticeship Hub in Kirklees

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New team to tackle child protection tip-offs in Kirklees will operate from 'secure room'

Police, health and social service team being formed and will work from secure location due to sensitive data sharing


Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

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Judge ruled that Huddersfield baby facing 'life of pain' could be allowed to die in hospital

Heartbreaking story of tot born prematurely and with myriad problems

Tofu or not tofu? Plans for Huddersfield's town centre vegetarian cafe to be unveiled at Vegan fair on November 1

It is just one of the ideas that will be discussed at the one day event, which wants as many people as possible to taste the benefits of a vegan diet


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