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.

Christmas tree outside Mirfield Library.

Councillors asked to agree £10,000 funding for 16 Christmas trees for towns and villages across Huddersfield and Kirklees

Spreading some festive cheer with Christmas trees in town & village centres

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Christmas tree outside Mirfield Library.

Councillors asked to agree £10,000 funding for 16 Christmas trees for towns and villages across Huddersfield and Kirklees

Spreading some festive cheer with Christmas trees in town & village centres

Citizens Advice Bureau, Standard House, Half Moon Street, Huddersfield.

From World War Two to 2014: Staff and volunteers preparing to mark 75 years of Kirklees Citizens Advice in Huddersfield

Celebration in Huddersfield for staff, volunteers, trustees and the public which Citizens Advice supports

Traffic on Meltham Road, Lockwood

Accident hotspot Meltham Road hasn't had enough serious accidents to qualify for speed cameras

Kirklees says accident numbers have significantly decreased in recent years

Unison secretary Paul Holmes

We save you money: Union boss says £577k paid to union staff by Kirklees Council is good value

Paul Holmes, branch secretary of Unison which has 6,800 members in Kirklees, defended their position

Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, from Lindley Moor Road.

Lindley plans now on view but Civic Society chairman says 'This is not the right place for 253 houses'

Lindley plans now on view but Civic Society chairman says 'This is not the right place for 253 houses'

Kirklees College's Huddersfield centre

Kirklees College request to vary £23m loan deal with Kirklees Council

But they won't say how the deal has changed as it was discussed in private

Kirklees Council

Drive to recruit more specialist social workers in Kirklees

Council looking at ways of attracting and retaining experienced social workers

Weak bridge on Dalton Bank Road, Colnebridge

Kirklees Council backs £400k work to strengthen bridge on Dalton Bank Road

Kirklees Cabinet backs work to re-open both lanes of Dalton Bank Road, which has been one lane since 2004

Young Clifton footballers wear their poppies with pride

Clifton Rangers back the Poppy Appeal

Speed cameras needed on troubled Huddersfield road, residents say

More action needed on road from Lockwood to Meltham

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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