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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.

Obituary of Rev John Peter Senior

Former busman became a minister

Costly and controversial Mirfield Town Council by-election will be a two-horse race

Michael Hutchinson
Date set to Battyeford by-election that could cost up to £15k

Kirklees and Calderdale included in £200m NHS emergency care shake-up scheme

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Health campaigners still waiting for news on plans to reform A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Campaigners 'disgusted' as councillors approve plan for 190 homes in Grimescar Valley

Council approves plan for development in Grimescar Valley
Developers win backing to build in Huddersfield beauty spot after campaigners' pleas to save valley

Full agenda for Huddersfield Town Supporters Association meeting

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
With the start of the new season it is not surprising that there is a full agenda for tonight’s HTSA board meeting

Will national company get round Kirklees Council's A-board rules?

Advertising company wants to update ad boards after strict controls were introduced

Ancient Honley beauty spot 'desecrated' by antisocial campers

Woodland spoiled by discarded beer cans and broken glass

John Slumbers loses sleep over building work at nearby Wooltex UK

Family wins apology from company bosses over late night disruption

Massive £540m benefits from tourism for Calderdale

Walking and cycling are popular attractions

Hospital Baby Café campaign to help new mums proves a winner

Global award for the Baby Cafes

Halifax to stage its first ever comedy festival starring Alistair McGowan and Jasper Carrott

10 days, 50 events, 14 venues
Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Kirklees and Calderdale included in £200m NHS emergency care shake-up scheme

Health campaigners still waiting for news on plans to reform A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Huddersfield hospital A&E shake-up plans to be revealed this year

Health officials tell Kirklees councillors the proposals for accident and emergency departments should be public by the autumn

Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital trust reported to have lost battle for £238m Kirklees care contract

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital
NHS officials tight lipped on media report
Council approves plan for development in Grimescar Valley

Campaigners 'disgusted' as councillors approve plan for 190 homes in Grimescar Valley

Developers win backing to build in Huddersfield beauty spot after campaigners' pleas to save valley

LOOK: Save Grimescar Valley holds show of strength at site earmarked for 190 homes as planning panel visits

Campaigners in final week of protests as decision date approaches

Construction work resumes to re-develop Globe Mills in Slaithwaite by Hartley Property Group whose first stage was due to open in June

Councillors called on the company to now keep the public in the loop due to the delay in the project

General Election 2015: Craig Whittaker holds Calder Valley seat

Tory delight in Calder Valley as seat held

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker criticised for sharing joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile

Craig Whittaker, left shared a joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile
The Tory MP led a Commons group for foster children but the joke made in the Daily Mail was shared on his account

David Cameron tours Elland firm to celebrate job creation in Calder Valley

Visit to former Huddersfield firm Decorative Panels for the Prime Minister

Derelict Kirkburton petrol station to be turned into shops and flats

Developer Bayswater Ltd hopes to build mini-precinct on land formerly owned by Tesco

See what ousted MPs can claim for after losing their seats

Figures revealed as former Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell begins to close his office

General Election 2015: Paula Sherriff wrests Dewsbury from Tory Simon Reevell

It was the closest contest of the night in Kirklees, with a turnout of 67.5%

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
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent