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HUDDERSFIELD Town have parted company with manager Lee Clark and his coaching team.
Chairman Dean Hoyle said the move had been made with a view to achieving promotion this season.
Clark guided the club to two successive play-off campaigns, but last night's 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United at the Galpharm left them trailing the top two by four having picked up just two points from the last nine.
Academy manager Mark Lillis, who has just return to the club as Academy Manager, will take charge of the first team until a new manager is appointed.
COUNCILLORS have unveiled plans to wipe Kirklees off the map and create Greater Huddersfield.
Top Conservatives yesterday revealed their ambitious proposal to split the council in two by 2014.
Kirklees Tory leader Clr Robert Light told the Examiner that the Government was aware of the radical plan and had agreed to look at it.
HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS fans were today, reluctantly, dragged into the row over shares in the Galpharm Stadium.
The supporters have insisted the bitter dispute over the Town shares should be a private matter between Dean Hoyle and Ken Davy, the respective owners of the two sporting clubs.
But they have hit back at criticism of their stance and today vowed they were 100% behind Ken Davy – insisting he is the man who saved professional sport in the town.
HE was handed a 35-year jail sentence and still showed no remorse.
Callous gangland killer Thomas Haigh, of Denby Dale, was today behind bars – and will still be there when he reaches the age 61.
A COUPLE have gone on trial accused of laundering around £300,000 in criminal cash through various bank accounts.
Police launched an investigation into the financial affairs of Shazad Hussain and his wife Vicki Chaukria after a drugs search at the couple’s Taylor Hill Road home in August 2009.
Bradford Crown Court was told that led to the seizure of various items including £1,264 worth of cocaine, a large quantity of self-sealing bags in a holdall, an unused hydraulic press in the cellar and more than £24,000 in cash.