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1) £15.7m cuts planned for Kirklees Council as protesters have their say

IT was a night of cuts for Kirklees Council.

The authority agreed to freeze council tax for another year – but running costs were slashed by nearly £16m with libraries and children’s centres among the victims.

However, a last-minute compromise has spared monthly glass collections from the chop. Public toilets threatened with closure could also remain open.

2) Poison-tot mum Lauren Booth tells of son’s collapse after drinking toxic plant food

A MUM whose two-year-old son died after swallowing toxic plant food told police she did not think he could reach a window sill where the bottle was kept.

Deaf youngster Aaron Booth suffered severe internal injuries after drinking some of the liquid, which contained highly corrosive potassium hydroxide, and he died 11 days after being rushed to hospital from his home in Norris Close, Almondbury.

Lauren Booth was questioned by police following her son’s admission to hospital in November 2010 and she described how she woke up after hearing a bang in the bedroom where she, her partner Sean Williams and Aaron had been sleeping.

3) Kirklees Council’s bid to block travellers causes row between Netherton residents and footballers

A CONCRETE barrier designed to prevent travellers from setting up camp has ended up blocking residents in.

Kirklees Council installed a blockade on an access road to a car park serving playing fields at Crosland Moor earlier this month.

Council workers have also placed large boulders around the former St Luke’s hospital after travellers pitched up camp at the nearby abandoned hospital.

4) Accident sparks massive hold-ups at Fixby

A MAN was badly hurt in an accident that caused traffic chaos.

The 45-year-old suffered head injuries and a suspected broken leg when he was in an accident with a car believed to be a red Ford KA.

He was knocked down at the junction of Dorchester Road and Huddersfield Road at Fixby, near the motorway bridge close to Bradley Bar roundabout.

5) Three seasons in a week for Huddersfield says weatherman Paul Stevens

HUDDERSFIELD folk can expect three seasons in a week.

The town hit high temperatures of 10.2°C on Tuesday and today we could see rain and sunshine as we feel the effects of tropical air.

Salendine Nook meteorologist and florist Paul Stevens warns that winter isn’t over yet – March could see a drop in temperature.

He also says rainfall has been above normal meaning we’re well away from drought status like many in the south east of England.

 
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