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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.

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

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

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

This week's All Our Yesterdays looks back to November 1985 - Are you in one of our snaps from 29 years ago?

Class Five pupils of Bradley Infants’ School added a royal touch to their half-term theme of journeys

Colne Valley High School students ambitions raised at apprenticeship day

Hundreds of students met with local employers to find out about opportunities

Villagers out in force for remembrance

There was a strong remembrance service turnout at the tiny village of Birdsedge
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

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

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

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

Three year old Ethen with dog Bella who is believed to have been stolen.
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
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Free Saturday parking in Halifax town centre car parks this Christmas

It will be free to park all day every Saturday until Christmas in the council-owned car parks in Victoria Street, High Street, Cross Hills and Mulcture Hall Road

Calderdale Council has illegally issued parking charges on more streets than they first thought

Parking charges
Drivers fined after parking in the outskirts can now claim refunds

Calderdale Business Summit set to spotlight the "State of the District"

Merran Mcrae
Leading business figures will join a panel discussion at the Calderdale Business Summit to be held at Dean Clough Mills

Friends of Huddersfield Station welcomes One17 charity sponsors aboard

Armitage Bridge based One17 has bought signs and coats for volunteers

WATCH: Remembrance Day 2014 in Huddersfield as spectators and congregation pack town centre for parade and service

Remembrance Day 2014
Spectators lined Huddersfield town centre for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade which was led by Hade Edge Band

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman questions chancellor on 'city mayor' idea

Questions in Commons by Barry Sheerman

Colne Valley High School students ambitions raised at apprenticeship day

Hundreds of students met with local employers to find out about opportunities

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling visits Huddersfield and talks of Ched Evans outcry and sentences with early release

Justice Secretary Chris Graying and Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney meet law students at Greenhead College, Huddersfield
Q&A session with Greenhead College students - find out more

Hundreds gather at War Memorial in Greenhead Park for Armistice service

Armistice Day service at Greenhead Park War memorial, Huddersfield
More than 300 children attend from eight schools as Huddersfield remembers

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

Villagers out in force for remembrance

There was a strong remembrance service turnout at the tiny village of Birdsedge

Mirfield Remembrance parade 2014: Thousands line route of biggest parade outside London

The parade, led by Falklands and Gulf wars veteran David Horrobin, included Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell and Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt

Kirkburton CE First School celebrates 300 years

Queen Anne was on throne in 1714 when the school opened

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