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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.

Giant wind turbines above Ingbirchworth.

Could Kirklees Council begin to 'tax' wind turbines?

David Smith, director of resources, says no rates have yet made their way to the authority as a result of turbines

Huddersfield to London train link announced - with a single daily train to and from the capital starting in five years

Huddersfield to London direct rail link on the cards?
Huddersfield and Dewsbury feature in new East Coast rail deal

Shoppers began arriving at MIDNIGHT to be first in queue for opening of Slaithwaite Aldi store

Prize for being first in line for the 8am opening was a £100 store voucher

Huddersfield women needing surgical abortions now have to travel to Manchester or Leeds until new provider gets clinic in town

The woman, who we have agreed not to identify, was tied up and robbed by robbers
Charity Marie Stopes takes over service from hospital without any clinic in town - but wants to open one above former Huddersfield Town shop on Cloth Hall Street
Giant wind turbines above Ingbirchworth.

Could Kirklees Council begin to 'tax' wind turbines?

David Smith, director of resources, says no rates have yet made their way to the authority as a result of turbines

Shoppers began arriving at MIDNIGHT to be first in queue for opening of Slaithwaite Aldi store

Prize for being first in line for the 8am opening was a £100 store voucher

Hundreds queue for opening of new Aldi in Slaithwaite

Queues at Aldi in Slaithwaite
Queues around the car park on opening day of new supermarket

Calderdale getting tougher with the yobs as more action on anti-social behaviour is pledged

Victims of anti-social behaviour in Calderdale have been been given more powers to tackle the problem thanks to the introduction of the Community Trigger

Calderdale website aims to help firms flourish

Are you protected from cyber criminals?
Calderdale Council and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce are among organisations backing a new website

Free Saturday parking in Halifax town centre car parks this Christmas

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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
Huddersfield to London direct rail link on the cards?

Huddersfield to London train link announced - with a single daily train to and from the capital starting in five years

Huddersfield and Dewsbury feature in new East Coast rail deal

Huddersfield women needing surgical abortions now have to travel to Manchester or Leeds until new provider gets clinic in town

The woman, who we have agreed not to identify, was tied up and robbed by robbers
Charity Marie Stopes takes over service from hospital without any clinic in town - but wants to open one above former Huddersfield Town shop on Cloth Hall Street

MP's anger at health bosses who "have no sense of responsibility" to help Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Outsourcing of hospital services is threatening the future of HRI says 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
A & E department at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Come clean over A&E: MP tells House of Commons not to "take people for fools" over cuts

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Halifax Labour MP Linda Riordan also accused the Government and health chiefs of failing to consult local people

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

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