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Politics plays a part in every aspect of Huddersfield life. We bring you the latest in-depth news and reaction from councils across the area including Kirklees and Calderdale. We'll also report on the latest from our MPs across the constituencies in our area.

World Superbikes champion Tom Sykes makes steady start to season's final meeting

Huddersfield racer sets up for title defence in Doha

More than 150 people turn out to hear plans to build on Grimescar Valley

Meeting held at Lindley Methodist Church

Baroness Pinnock of Cleckheaton sworn in at House of Lords

Long-serving Kirklees councillor aims to make her voice heard in Parliament

Andrew Jackson: David Cameron on collision course in Leeds - with a jogger

Security blooper as Leeds jogger runs into PM Cameron

Andrew Jackson: Cameron puts faith in HS2 to win northern votes

But will hi speed link between Leeds and Manchester help Huddersfield

Huddersfield mother Kerry Noble jailed for fraud - including taking cash from her grandmother

Judge labels crimes "a grave breach of trust"

The beat goes on: Over 55s clubnight to become regular event at Rhubarb in Huddersfield

Culture Club event for veteran clubbers

Huddersfield doctors and Kirklees health officials to take part in Yorkshire ebola planning exercise

Kirklees Council and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary involved in Public Health England plan

Calderdale Council logo

Free parking in Halifax town centre until after Christmas

Halifax short-stay parking free on some streets after council parking troubles

Work starts on revamp of historic Piece Hall in Halifax

Two-year project to revitalise heart of Calderdale

Go-ahead for Elland Round Table charity bonfire as travellers move on

Travellers at Hullen Edge Park
Site clear for big event
Calderdale Royal Hospital

A and E performance slips as Huddersfield and Calderdale doctors hit by surge of extra patients

Huddersfield MP says struggles show plan to consolidate emergency units is flawed

Retired jeweller Tony Bailey tells of nights spent 'nursemaiding' former Prime Minister Harold Wilson in Huddersfield

Tony Bailey used to keep former Prime Minister Harold Wilson amused with his sparkling company
He used to look after him of a night, pour his brandy and make sure he was entertained

We shall not be moo-ved! Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman wants to protect town's cultural heritage from council cuts

Five times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault (left) visits French farmyard in St. George's Square, Huddersfield - with Bridget the cow and Kirklees Mayor Ken Smith.
Barry bids to protect legacy of St George's Square French farming village

More than 150 people turn out to hear plans to build on Grimescar Valley

Meeting held at Lindley Methodist Church

Slaithwaite gelataria celebrates new bistro

Several months have been spent on the Carr Lane spot, which expanded after taking over the former With Love bridal boutique

Beechwood care home in Edgerton launches appeal for garden project

A care home at Edgerton has completed the first phase of its Making Beechwood Blossom project

MP Craig Whittaker swaps Commons for supermarket aisles

MP paid a visit to Sainsbury's in Brighouse

Calderdale Council leader angry over more floods cash for southern authorities

Council anger over lack of help for Calder flood victims

MP Craig Whittaker asks Parliament why Calder Valley residents missed out on £5,000 support after flooding

Craig Whittaker says government has promised to look into flood relief funding allocations

Kirkburton CE First School celebrates 300 years

Queen Anne was on throne in 1714 when the school opened

Puppy love! Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell's cute fox terrier Cosmo is Westminster Dog of the Year

Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell with Westminster Dog of the Year winner Cosmo (left) and pal George.
Pup and owner Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell top paw-blic vote

Aaaw! Cute pup Cosmo, owned by Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, aims to be Parliament's top dog

Simon Reevell MP's dog Cosmo
Simon and fox terrier hope to succeed in dog-eat-dog world of politics


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