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.

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station

Campaign to save Huddersfield's free town bus starts to motor

Social enterprise, donation box or retailer funding being explored

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Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station

Campaign to save Huddersfield's free town bus starts to motor

Social enterprise, donation box or retailer funding being explored

Kirklees Council

What's on this week at Kirklees and Calderdale councils?

Kirklees to consider £9.2m for solar panels, Calderdale looking at revenue reports

Trees obscuring artwork on the side of Queensgate Market, Huddersfield

Should trees hiding one of the world's largest ceramic murals on Huddersfield's Queensgate Market be chopped down?

Huddersfield Civic Society says artwork should be shown off in all its glory

cash, money

After Netherthong planning dispute - should councillors make a stand knowing it may cost Kirklees Council thousands?

Planning chair's casting vote saves Kirklees cash - but split saw abstentions over application - vote here with your view

Kirklees Council logo

Barcelona, Stockholm, Athens, Warsaw ... and Kirklees - council wins €1,000,000 for 'bartering' plan

Kirklees rated as top 5 winner in global competition for community sharing idea

Longley School

Just 70 responses from 2000 people contacted over Kirklees Council plans for special school changes

Longley and Lydgate schools affected by Kirklees Council plans

Public meeting set to rally residents to save Kirkburton Library

Meeting on October 7 will kick-start process to save village library

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

Planning Inspector overrules Kirklees councillors to allow controversial Netherthong housing plan

Developer gets consent due to Kirklees' lack of five-year housing supply

Casa Hotel and Restaurant, Elland Road, Brighouse.

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

Inquiry could be many months off, meaning Casa can continue as normal

Slaithwaite Library.

Kirklees Council gets £826k boost by selling vacant buildings and land

Auction saw some Kirklees Council lots sell way above guide price

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