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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.

Things we get to share with Scotland

20 things we get to keep thanks to Scotland turning down independence

Scotland voted 'no' to independence - let's celebrate the union by remembering what we can still share with our northern neighbour

What will change for Yorkshire after Scotland referendum vote?

Yorkshire flag
“Those at Westminster have to listen to the arguments and will have to devolve more power. It will be a question of the MPs being like turkeys and voting for Christmas; things have to change” says expert

Watch: Record voting turnout as Scotland rejects independence

Better Together supporters celebrate at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow as Scotland rejected independence
Glasgow and Dundee vote 'yes' but Better Together Campaign triumphs with 52 per cent of the vote

Amanda Vigar, of V&ABell Brown, urges HMRC to give small firms a break

I would call for every political party to look at proposals to reduce this burden to business.

Westminster reception for Calderdale librarian Ben Lawrence after book scheme success

Ben Lawrence addresses the House of Commons
Ben addressed MPs in House of Commons
Harold Blackburn's Daisies on the Piazza

Pictured: Huddersfield through the years

The 20 works, all from the Kirklees collection, show an evolving town as well as depictions of buildings long gone from the local scene

Time in Colne Valley village stands still after iconic Marsden Mechanics Hall clock stops

Marsden Mechanics Hall
Now the team who manage the hall, which they hope to bring under full control of the community, have launched a bid to bring it up to speed

Huddersfield Carnival committee appeals for 'experienced and talented' fundraising managers to save Kirklees' biggest festival

Carnival future in doubt after Kirklees Council withdrew its £78k grant
Ben Lawrence addresses the House of Commons

Westminster reception for Calderdale librarian Ben Lawrence after book scheme success

Ben addressed MPs in House of Commons

Future of Casa Brighouse's controversial extension to be decided by public inquiry

Casa Hotel and Restaurant, Elland Road, Brighouse.
Inquiry could be many months off, meaning Casa can continue as normal

'We need a vision to kick-start Elland regeneration' says community champion

Joe Braithwaite, chairman of the Elland and District Partnership
Community groups wants ideas and people to help bring about regeneration in the town
Barry Sheerman

Huddersfield MP revealed fears of child sex exploitation in Huddersfield to West Yorkshire Police six years ago - and now calls for national enquiry

Mr Sheerman said he investigated claims that teenage girls from Huddersfield and Dewsbury were being lured into sex by older men

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman officially reopens Almondbury Post Office

Barry Sheerman performs the official re-opening of Almondbury Post Office.
Residents delighted as Post Office gets new lease of life

Clayton Fields Action Group plans to nurture community spirit

Family fun day planned by community group
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What will change for Yorkshire after Scotland referendum vote?

“Those at Westminster have to listen to the arguments and will have to devolve more power. It will be a question of the MPs being like turkeys and voting for Christmas; things have to change” says expert

University of Huddersfield experts say tomorrow's Scottish referendum is 'too close to call'

Businessman Jon Gamble from go2eventhire is seen displaying his YES and NO signs ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum
Experts give their views on the big vote

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.
Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

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