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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.

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

Vow to end 'scandal' of 15 minute home care visits as shadow minister Liz Kendall visits top Huddersfield care firm Home Instead Care

Shadow minister Liz Kendall visits Home Instead, Honley. Liz Kendall (right) meets Anna Kybaluk (staff member) and John Arkwright (client).
Labour shadow minister visited award-winning care provider in Honley

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

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

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
Kirklees Council logo

New planning committee hoping to keep Kirklees Council costs down

Strategic committee will meet for the first time next month

Huddersfield and Dewsbury GCSE results above national average say Department for Education

File photo dated 08/02/12 of a pupil at work in a classroom as more children are reaching the standards expected of them in the three Rs by the time they leave primary school, new figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 28, 2014. But tens of thousands of youngsters are still failing to achieve the expected level in reading, writing and maths. The results of this year's national curriculum tests - known as Sats - show a four percentage point improvement in the proportion of 11-year-olds gaining at least a Level 4 - the standard expected of the age group, in the basics. See PA story EDUCATION Tests. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
In Kirklees, 55.1% of students achieved at least five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, when their first results were taken into account

New health boss joins Kirklees Council on six-figure salary

Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care at Kirklees Council
Social worker Richard Parry will join Kirklees for a role advertised in the range of £110,000 and £121,000
Travellers at Hullen Edge Park

Elland charity firework display at risk after travellers move onto site

Plea to travellers to move on to allow site to be prepared

200 Calderdale jobs to go - council looking for volunteers to retire or take redundancy

Calderdale Council logo updated
The local authority is having to make £40m savings by 2016/17, which was agreed by councillors at a budget meeting earlier this year

Calderdale councillors reject bid for lapdancers to dance fully nude

Dancer at a pole dancing club
Calderdale councillors rule on bid by lapdancers boss
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

Kirklees politicians demand wheels be put in motion to create influential 'cycling champion' for the area

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and former mayor and Mirfield Councillor, Martyn Bolt, believe the role is vital to make cycling safer

Lidl ready to open Holmfirth store

Site of new Lidl store on Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth
Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney will be among those taking part in the official opening of the new Lidl store in Holmfirth

Leaders at Colne Valley High School start to turn the tide

Hundreds flock to open evening

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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