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1) Horror death of Almondbury toddler after drinking toxic plant food

A TODDLER died in agony – poisoned by plant food used by his mum to grow cannabis, a court heard.

Hungry and thirsty Aaron Booth suffered fatal internal injuries after drinking from a bottle of toxic liquid plant food, a jury heard yesterday.

Two-year-old Aaron had grabbed the bottle from a windowsill at his Almondbury home as his mum Lauren was asleep in bed.

2) Leading edge’ Media Centre building needs repairs just five years after Queen opened it

A LANDMARK Huddersfield building needs to be repaired – just five years after it was opened by the Queen.

Councillors will decide next week whether to fund the restoration work to the roof of the Media Centre at Friendly Street.

The lagging of the ultra-modern building on the ring road has been damaged by birds and the weather.

3) Truelove On Crime: New Year's Eve Yates' Bar robbery appeal - Do you know these men?

ROBBERS tend to work in lonely, isolated places.

So it is unusual to have one in a crowded bar – especially on the busiest night of the year.

We find that when robberies are carried out in public places, they are often in the toilet areas of bars and clubs.

That was the case with a Huddersfield attack and the images I am releasing today are of two men we want to speak to about a robbery in Yates’ bar in King Street early on New Year’s Day.

4) Upper Denby farmer Jeremy Holmes axes slurry plan after ‘threatening’ emails

A FARMER says threatening emails have caused him to axe a controversial planning application.

Jeremy Holmes, of High Flatts based Delph House Farm – noted for its Yummy Yorkshire ice cream – had planned to build a new ‘slurry lagoon’ near to houses in Upper Denby.

But yesterday, Mr Holmes said he had abandoned the plan amid furious opposition from the local community.

Earlier this month Mr Holmes said he was being forced into the £35,000 plan by new environmental regulations.

The farm is in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone requiring him to store five months’ worth of slurry.

5) Kirklees Council unveils special plan to cope with protesters at budget meeting

OFFICIALS have made special plans to avoid another stand-off at Huddersfield Town Hall tonight.

Politicians will meet this evening to decide Kirklees Council’s budget for next year, with £15.7m of cuts on the agenda.

The Mrs Sunderland Music Festival will also take place in the town hall tonight.

Police were called to last year’s event after private security guards prevented protesters from entering the council chamber to watch the public meeting.

 

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