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Joanne Douglas

Joanne Douglas

Joanne joined the Examiner in 2007 as a general news reporter and became the local government reporter, covering Kirklees and Calderdale councils, in early 2013.

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Kirklees Council spreading grit on icy roads at the summit of Holme Moss

Kirklees Council working on winter gritting policy - and moving grit bins

Highways chief says main roads don't need grit bins but review is ongoing

Follow our liveblog for the latest on Kirklees Council's 2015/16 budget null

Recap: Kirklees Council budget 2015

All the action from Huddersfield Town Hall as councillors thrashed out spending plans and cuts for the coming year

Plans to 'soften' play area in Greenhead Park after concerns over safety

Re-think by council after work is well under way

Potholes on Oastler Avenue, Springwood, Huddersfield

'There has been a balls-up' as Kirklees councillors agree to re-look at devolving budget for unclassified roads

Unclassified roads budget subject of debate which has forced a re-think

Kirklees Council pledge to offer 'safe haven' to desperate refugees

"Whole-hearted commitment" to help says leading councillor

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

The Taverners Club

Batley pub Taverners Club destroyed by 4am blaze

Investigation into fire at Taverners Club on Heritage Road in Batley

Holmfirth Vineyard owners the Shevelings and the area in question

The vineyard, the objectors and the 'vicious hate campaign' which engulfed a planning application in leafy Holmfirth

The vineyard's owners said the issue had affected their child’s education and hobbies, while neighbours said the vineyard’s operations affected their quality of life

Migrants wait inside the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary

Want to help the refugees? The Carlile Institute has opened its doors to take donations of clothes, tinned food and medical items

Three Meltham organisations working together to take donations and equipment to help migrants

Chinese lanterns

Release of Chinese lanterns banned on Kirklees Council land

Paper lanterns can no longer be released from Castle Hill or local parks


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