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.

All Saints Catholic College in Bradley gets go-ahead for new-build

Plus councillors agree to new school for Cleckheaton

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All Saints Catholic College in Bradley gets go-ahead for new-build

Plus councillors agree to new school for Cleckheaton

Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, from Lindley Moor Road.

Major housing and industry plan for Lindley Moor gets the go-ahead

But the controversial application divided the planning committee

500 mile trek for Kirklees Council streetcleaner Paul O'Donoghue

Soon-to-retire Paul O'Donoghue is not letting his pacemaker hold him back

Site plan for fish farm, BMX track and a floating cafe feature at Spen Vale Street, Heckmondwike

'Serious allegations' made at Kirklees Cabinet meeting over council's Heckmondwike fish farm project

Mirfield councillor says he has reported tip-off to West Yorkshire Police

Kirklees councillors pave the way for major changes to Huddersfield schools

Consultation planned as council looks at new primary for Moor End and merging and expanding others

Lindley Moor, Huddersfield, from Lindley Moor Road.

Controversial development plan for houses and industrial units in Lindley Moor set to be decided

And it could see Kirklees back-track on their own affordable housing policy

Clr Martyn Bolt says Kirklees should explain what has happened to the money.

Where has the money gone? Clr Martyn Bolt demands answers over failed £1.25m Able2 fish farm project

Councillor's anger over Heckmondwike flop

wage slip, money, cash

Kirklees living wage idea formally signed off

2,100 employees will benefit but talks continue over wages for school staff

Mirfield Community Centre users could be forced out if Kirklees Council backtracks on earlier deal

But saga surrounds Mirfield Community Centre as ward councillors were not even told about Kirklees plans

Defence Secretary hails Huddersfield firm as vital to Britiain's defence line

Michael Fallon toured David Brown Gears after it was awarded a major defence contract

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