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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.

MP Craig Whittaker swaps Commons for supermarket aisles

MP paid a visit to Sainsbury's in Brighouse

Leaders at Colne Valley High School start to turn the tide

Hundreds flock to open evening

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

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

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

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"
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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

Volunteers step forward to help run Denby Dale library as officials work on transfer from Kirklees Council

28 people agree to help out as fund raising work continues

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

More than 100 new jobs created as Town and Local Care lands Calderdale Council contract

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Huddersfield firm starts recruitment for home care workers

Why did Calderdale Council wait so long to tell us people about parking fee suspension?

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The council last week told people that the fines they had received could be illegal - a month after they received the advice
Tony Bailey used to keep former Prime Minister Harold Wilson amused with his sparkling company

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

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

Bath Street flats' £1.75m transformation brings affordable homes to Huddersfield

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman, right, chats with Mervyn Jones of Yorkshire Housing outside Roseda House.
Yorkshire Housing has overseen the project which has converted 16 flats into two-bed apartments

Leaders at Colne Valley High School start to turn the tide

Hundreds flock to open evening

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

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

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

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
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Former soldier Dane Smith broke man's jaw in Cleckheaton pub attack

Mirfield man ordered to pay £3,000 compensation

Sick grandfather waited two weeks for GP appointment - then collapsed five hours before seeing doctor

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David Marsden's family fuming over Mirfield Health Centre appointments system

Batley pub re-opens after £340,000 makeover

Fox and Hounds now boasts no fewer than EIGHT TV screens

Journalists

Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent