Apprenticeship Hub helps hundreds in Kirklees

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

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster

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

Baby held by parent

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 first vegan cafe to be unveiled at town's 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

What's on this week at Kirklees and Calderdale councils

What's on this week at Kirklees and Calderdale councils

Resident parking permits on Kirklees agenda, while Calderdale Clrs will consider application for a sexual entertainment venue

Rail passengers can help boost Mirfield Railway Station at meeting with train operator with cash to spend

Grand Central has £7.8m to improve stations and Clr Martyn Bolt hopes some will come Mirfield's way

Parking problems at Fixby Junior and Infant School, Lightcliffe.

Parents barrage police officers with abuse during parking row at Fixby Junior & Infant School

The shock allegations were made by headteacher, Claire Allen,amid attempts to tackle dangerous parking

Members of Kirklees Hackney Carriage Association threaten to strike over new taxi licensing policy

Huddersfield taxi drivers threaten wildcat strike over proposed Kirklees Council policy stopping cabbies working if they get 9 points on their licence

Town centre cabbies say new policy is 'draconian' and would force them to take a special retest at nine points before they could work again

What technology will binmen be getting?

iPads for Kirklees bin men? Council is looking at new technology to improve the service

Kirklees Council says its premature to know what new technology will involve

Parking problems near to Reinwood schools

Pictured: poor parkers causing parents problems near Reinwood schools

“Parents double park, park on yellow lines and park by signs that say ‘do not park here’. And my parents even have drivers blocking their driveways-it’s horrendous" said one local

Lipscomb Street, Milnsbridge

Your say on permit parking pay plans: vote results and reader comments on Kirklees Council plans

One free for 9,000 households, with £15 fee for second or replacement permits

Kirklees Business Conference: skills shortage fears as young people look for jobs that don't "get their hands dirty"

Panelists call for action to boost the appeal of jobs in manufacturing at Kirklees Business Conference's State of the District debate

Taxi rank

Should a criminal conviction prevent people becoming taxi drivers? Kirklees Council lay down new guidelines

Kirklees Clrs have approved a new policy - click here to find out more

Professor Stephen Hawking

Kirklees Council budget report 'harder to understand' than Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

According to an analysis you would need to have been in education for 14.4 years in order to understand the council’s budget

CBeebies star Dr Ranj to switch on Huddersfield Christmas lights

November 15 date for Christmas lights event - plus see if you're pictured in our gallery from previous switch ons

The Deighton Centre

Everything must go: Deighton Centre closure sees equipment handed to voluntary groups

Furniture, stationery and supplies to be shared out as Deighton Centre closes

Review: The Jubilee String Quartet - Haydn’s Op. 33 No. 1 String Quartet

Huddersfield Music Society’s new season opened a few days after Kirklees Council announced that its orchestral seasons, organ and chamber music recitals might cease in future in response to government’s demand for economically and fiscally irrelevant local austerity programmes, writes Chris Robins

Revealed: list of streets where new parking permit charges could be introduced by Kirklees Council

Thousands of residents across 160 streets can look forward to the possibility of forking out to park outside their front door


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