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Politics

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.

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman confident he can save free Town Bus

Rallying call issued over threatened bus service

Dewsbury West Labour councillor Darren O'Donovan faces de-selection - by his own party

Clr Darren O'Donovan
Kirklees councillor appeals in bid to save political career

Huddersfield pensioners likely to miss out on Chancellor's tax giveaway due to smaller pension pots

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne makes a key note speech at the Science and Industry in Manchester where he said that a new high-speed rail connection and better roads could create an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England to rival the success of London.
People who are approaching retirement in Yorkshire and the Humber are, alongside London, the least likely to have a big pension pot, with only 18% with pots over £500,000

Marsden Real Ale Trail campaigner calls for mounted police come back to tackle increase in offensive language, bottle throwing and public urination

Rectory Close resident, Wendy Crowther, said that her neighbourhood was being plagued by the anti social behaviour

Widow of Huddersfield bomber 'involved with Isis'

Samantha Lewthwaite
Claims made about one of the world's most wanted women, who was married to Rawthorpe terrorist
Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman confident he can save free Town Bus

Rallying call issued over threatened bus service

Kirklees Council social worker told client he would "wipe her down with his beard", care regulator told

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John Harry Forbes has been summoned before the Health and Care Professions Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee in London

Southdale reveals major housing plans

Construction and development specialist Southdale has joined forces with Brewster Bye Architects to work on several developments across the region
Brighouse skate park

Wellholme Park £100,000 skate park plans submitted after blaze

Brighouse park will be the venue to a top-class skate park if planning consent is granted

Calderdale schools get sex factor with pioneering play

Halifax Town Hall
Calderdale students are to get the sex factor when a theatre show comes to town to teach them about safe sex

Here's one for the daredevils! A high wire 100ft in the air is coming to ROKT in Brighouse

Expansion plans for climbing gym will bring 25 new jobs
Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman confident he can save free Town Bus

Rallying call issued over threatened bus service

Mother-of-two Itrat Ali chosen by Conservatives to contest Huddersfield seat at 2015 general election

Dewsbury-born woman is already on the campaign trail

Campaign to save Huddersfield's free town bus starts to motor

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station
Social enterprise, donation box or retailer funding being explored
Opening of Jason's Jobs fair, Holmfirth. Dean Hoyle prepares to cut the ribbon flanked by Jason McCartney MP and Steve Bullas (left) chairman of event sponsor Camira.

MP's Jason's Jobs Fair to be held in Marsden next week

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney is again behind the special event which will bring together dozens of local employers and those looking for work to tackle unemployment in the area

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman votes against air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman
Veteran MP fears innocent people could be at risk from bombing

As Parliament is recalled to vote on air strikes on the Islamic State in Iraq, see what your local MPs think of the military action

One MP is against and another has concerns about air strikes in Iraq

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

Huddersfield MP backs new bill to help tackle "exploding time bomb" of asbestos in schools

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman
The Labour MP told the Commons how his brother Bob died of mesothelioma and claimed his employers BP did everything possible to keep the compensation payout as low as possible
Leeds Crown Court

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