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.

William Dunk

Sadness as missing William Dunk found dead

It is thought 74-year-old Mr Dunk was hit by a train

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William Dunk

Sadness as missing William Dunk found dead

It is thought 74-year-old Mr Dunk was hit by a train

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Free parking in Halifax town centre until after Christmas

Halifax short-stay parking free on some streets after council parking troubles

Brighouse pupils get lessons on how to stay safe

Joined by local business woman for the safety workshop

Elland boys brigade go on adventure tour

Fun-filled day for the 5th Halifax (Elland) Boys’ Brigade

Plans showing housing proposals in the Grimescar Valley

Is Lindley full? We take a look at roads, schools and housing needs in the ward as hundreds expected at planning meeting

Public meeting called for residents to have their say

Firefighters say almost 10,000 Kirklees homes didn't have a smoke alarm during checks

As clocks go back, firefighters call for people to check smoke detectors are working

Remembrance Day 2014: full list of events for Huddersfield and Kirklees as nation set to remember 100 years since World War I

Mayor urges support for British Armed Forces in centenary year of the outbreak of World War One

The derelict Storthes Hall Hospital building

Developer behind huge Storthes Hall retirement village plan wants to change who can own them

Condition to allow anyone to own retirement home, but only over 60s to occupy them

Kirklees Council

What's on this week at Kirklees and Calderdale councils

Kirklees councillors will discuss future of  the local authority's buildings

Clr Nigel Patrick, Holme Valley South Conservative, Colne Vallley MP Jason McCartney with Netherthong resdients, members of Netherthong Action Group, opposing housing plans

Twist in Netherthong planning dispute reveals residents, not developers, own access to St Mary's Avenue site

Residents win right to have land registered to them in an access dispute


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