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.

Kirklees Council logo

New planning committee hoping to keep Kirklees Council costs down

Strategic committee will meet for the first time next month

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Kirklees Council logo

New planning committee hoping to keep Kirklees Council costs down

Strategic committee will meet for the first time next month

Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care at Kirklees Council

New health boss joins Kirklees Council on six-figure salary

Social worker Richard Parry will join Kirklees for a role advertised in the range of £110,000 and £121,000

Shadow minister Liz Kendall visits Home Instead, Honley. Liz Kendall (right) meets Anna Kybaluk (staff member) and John Arkwright (client).

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

Labour shadow minister visited award-winning care provider in Honley

Tesco

Troubled Tesco deal for Huddersfield town centre won't affect Kirklees coffers, say council chiefs

Kirklees says they have a legal agreement with the troubled supermarket giant

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Part of fire West Yorkshire fire HQ could be razed to make way for housing

Plan submitted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for buildings no longer in use

Upset as thieves strip lead off Scissett church roof

Church will now need a major fundraising drive to fund repairs

The home, with brown window frames (centre right), where a nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died following a house fire yesterday afternoon on Tennyson Close, Penistone

Penistone fire: boy, 9, and man killed in blaze

A man aged 44 and a nine-year-old boy both died in the house fire at Tennyson Close, Penistone last night

Calderdale Council logo updated

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

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

Dancer at a pole dancing club

Calderdale councillors reject bid for lapdancers to dance fully nude

Calderdale councillors rule on bid by lapdancers boss

Kirklees Council

New technology for Kirklees vehicles backed

Cabinet yesterday agreed to add tracker systems and on-board vehicle weighing systems for a new fleet of vehicles

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