Kirklees Council

Who should pay for council workers' professional fees? Union request means councillors must decide on £50k fees

Social workers and lawyers need to be a member of a professional body - but who should pay for that membership which tops a collective £50k a year

Christmas tree outside Mirfield Library.
Artist's impression of the proposed Holmfirth Tesco

Tesco to sell Holmfirth Midlothian Garage site citing planning refusal and shoppers' changing habits

Troubled supermarket chain to sell Midlothian Garage site after failed superstore bid

Testicular cancer survivor Rick Brook joins Movember challenge with Kirklees Council colleagues

The team hope to raise as much money to help charities battling against the disease

Citizens Advice Bureau, Standard House, Half Moon Street, Huddersfield.

From World War Two to 2014: Staff and volunteers preparing to mark 75 years of Kirklees Citizens Advice in Huddersfield

Celebration in Huddersfield for staff, volunteers, trustees and the public which Citizens Advice supports

Traffic on Meltham Road, Lockwood

Accident hotspot Meltham Road hasn't had enough serious accidents to qualify for speed cameras

Kirklees says accident numbers have significantly decreased in recent years

Denby Dale Nursery prepares to leave village school building after 140 years

End of era for Denby Dale Nursery School as school prepares to move to Gilthwaites First School campus

Now and then: The new Aldi store, and the mill which was on the site.

Slaithwaite Aldi to open on Thursday, November 27 - with 'golden ticket' for first 100 customers through door

Plans for the new store spilt the village with protesters fearing that the extra traffic would clog the streets and claiming business would be lost from independent shops

Unison secretary Paul Holmes

We save you money: Union boss says £577k paid to union staff by Kirklees Council is good value

Paul Holmes, branch secretary of Unison which has 6,800 members in Kirklees, defended their position

Three year old Ethen with dog Bella who is believed to have been stolen.

Can you help find Bella? Family frantic after CCTV appears to show pet Staffy snatched from petrol station

The pet’s owner John Clough now fears the worst after watching CCTV footage and believes Bella has been stolen to be used as a fighting dog

Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, from Lindley Moor Road.

Lindley plans now on view but Civic Society chairman says 'This is not the right place for 253 houses'

Lindley plans now on view but Civic Society chairman says 'This is not the right place for 253 houses'

Mirfield Councillors David Pinder, Kath Taylor and James Taylor outside the boarded up Wasps Nest pub

Buzz off! Community leaders stung over new name for homes development on Wasps Nest pub site in Mirfield

Council says naming street after Wasps Nest will put off buyers

Cat owner Shauna Madden is urging the council to change policy after her cat was run over

Newsome pet lover Shauna Madden slams Kirklees Council over lack of compassion after staff cremate her runover cat without her knowledge

Shauna, 20, is now supporting a would-be bill called Harvey's Law, which would ensure compulsory scanning of all pets retrieved from highways


Ofsted criticises Kirklees for not helping Cowlersley school quickly enough

A primary school’s action plan, implemented after a poor inspection report, is just not good enough, says Ofsted

Kirklees College's Huddersfield centre

Kirklees College request to vary £23m loan deal with Kirklees Council

But they won't say how the deal has changed as it was discussed in private

Kirklees Council

Drive to recruit more specialist social workers in Kirklees

Council looking at ways of attracting and retaining experienced social workers

Weak bridge on Dalton Bank Road, Colnebridge

Kirklees Council backs £400k work to strengthen bridge on Dalton Bank Road

Kirklees Cabinet backs work to re-open both lanes of Dalton Bank Road, which has been one lane since 2004

Men at work? 'Not on Leeds Road!' say fuming Huddersfield drivers caught in queues

Anger over gas mains work in Leeds Road in Huddersfield


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