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PCSOs numbers decrease in West Yorshire but above national average

West Yorkshire PCSO figures decline

Bed cuts at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospital review even bigger than first thought

Hospital beds
Hospital chiefs slash another 100 beds from target

Kirklees crime falls overall with 1,799 fewer crimes recorded - a drop of 7% in a year

Police crime scene
But sexual offences have risen with 66 more victims in the last 12 months than in 2012/2013

Fire crews back at work after eight days of strike action in West Yorkshire

Strike action
Fire chiefs relieved after brigade industrial action

Granny, 80, suffering from cancer was burgled by grandson three times

Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday David Holland had been told by his victim not to call at her home anymore and she had written him a letter saying she did not want any more to do with him

Fixby school is UK's first to get state-of-the-art climbing facility

Fixby J&I School receives Rokt climbing device thanks to £10,000 Lottery grant

One more step along the world we go! Mini-milestones for youngsters 'graduating' from nursery and junior school

Youngsters have been 'graduating' to school from their nurseries
They're taking the next step in their education

Drunk farmer crashed BMW and tried to retrieve it with a JCB - but dropped car on its roof

Michael Barber at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The Mirfield man then caused £10,000 worth of damage to the vehicle after dropping it onto its roof, Kirklees magistrates were told
North Carr at Dalton in Huddersfield.

Man charged with violent disorder after knife attack in Dalton

Victim, 28, has undergone surgery following attack in North Carr, Dalton

PCSOs numbers decrease in West Yorshire but above national average

West Yorkshire PCSO figures decline

Kirklees crime falls overall with 1,799 fewer crimes recorded - a drop of 7% in a year

Police crime scene
But sexual offences have risen with 66 more victims in the last 12 months than in 2012/2013

PCSOs numbers decrease in West Yorshire but above national average

West Yorkshire PCSO figures decline

Bed cuts at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospital review even bigger than first thought

Hospital beds
Hospital chiefs slash another 100 beds from target

Kirklees councillors' plea to government: let us borrow to build affordable homes for our residents

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Rare unity among Kirklees councillors who want to reduce 6,794-strong council house waiting list

Campaigners tug at heart strings in bid to save services at Dewsbury District Hospital

Patients hang 'thank you' messages on hospital entrance sign

Green light for Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals on new NHS safety website

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
But Dewsbury flagged red as "among the worst" on a range of quality standards

Hairy Bikers Diet Club: Si & Dave's top 10 tips for healthy weight loss this summer

It's officially holiday season! Get your beach body on with our 10 tips to getting in shape, plus, take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial of the Hairy Bikers Diet club now...
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Eddisons sells former Kirklees school for £103,000

Eddisons achieved sales totalling £8.6m-plus at its latest three-day property auction in Leeds, Manchester and London

HSBC report urges firms to invest

Kirklees companies reluctant to invest due to uncertainty about the economy risk being left behind, a report suggests

Calderdale Council hosts breakfast briefing for business

Clr Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall
Expert speakers will give advice on digital issues and exporting at a breakfast event in Elland organised by Calderdale Council

Pupils from Salendine Nook High School became the teachers for the day when they led French lessons at a primary school

The lessons with Spring Grove School pupils were held as part on an annual Language Leaders Scheme

One more step along the world we go! Mini-milestones for youngsters 'graduating' from nursery and junior school

Youngsters have been 'graduating' to school from their nurseries
They're taking the next step in their education

YH Training Services champions apprenticeships

A training provider with premises in Huddersfield has secured 111 apprenticeship opportunities for young people across the region

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Fixby school is UK's first to get state-of-the-art climbing facility

Youngsters have been 'graduating' to school from their nurseries

One more step along the world we go! Mini-milestones for youngsters 'graduating' from nursery and junior school

Progress of new sports centre at Springwood.

'Call-in' over decision to axe indoor bowls from Kirklees Council's £36m sports centre

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