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Teacher Brendan O'Brien in court accused of sexually assaulting children at a Mirfield school

O'Brien denied 18 charges involving five boys when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

VIDEO INTERVIEW - Now you see them, now you don't! Parking signs removed from Tesco Express in Mirfield after just six hours

Store bosses back down over parking restrictions after public outcry

Unison to ballot Kirklees and Calderdale council and school workers for strike action after 70% rejected 1% pay offer

Strike action
Kirklees and Calderdale workers will be balloted for strike action

Batley man Usman Ali in court after importing 4,000 diazepam tablets in a bid to get some sleep

Leeds Crown Court
Ali, of Batley, admitted importing a controlled drug when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Spanish nurses could be part of million pound recruitment drive underway in Dewsbury

Dewsbury District Hospital
Dewsbury Hospital chiefs bid to boost staff levels
Election ballot box

Parties choose candidates ahead of May 22 local elections in Kirklees - see the list of all 23 wards here

Five stand for UKIP in Kirklees for the first time ever

Kirklees police officer Gareth Bentley jailed over speeding case

Leeds Crown Court
Liversedge cop lied over speeding allegations and is jailed

Batley man Usman Ali in court after importing 4,000 diazepam tablets in a bid to get some sleep

Leeds Crown Court
Ali, of Batley, admitted importing a controlled drug when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Media reports help fuel rise in number of West Yorkshire sex crimes, say police

West Yorkshire Police doing more to help sex abuse victims

West Yorkshire Police recruitment drive launched for Special Constables

Launch of new-look Neighbourhood Policing in Kirklees at Riverhead Brewery, Peel Street, Marsden - West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore and West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.
Special Constables have the same powers as police and are volunteers

Bogus callers visit homes in Almondbury and Lindley in two separate distraction burglaries

Police warning bogus callers operating in the area and warn residents to be vigilant
Election ballot box

Parties choose candidates ahead of May 22 local elections in Kirklees - see the list of all 23 wards here

Five stand for UKIP in Kirklees for the first time ever

As Kirklees Council looks to devolve money and power to the communities - we ask experts for their view

Marsden Mechanics Hall
Community, politics expert and Area Committee chair of what Kirklees can do to devolve power

Councillor asks: what happened to the much-wanted u-turn on parking charges?

Brighouse member wants to know why Calderdale is still charging when the budget agreed a reversal
Dewsbury District Hospital

Spanish nurses could be part of million pound recruitment drive underway in Dewsbury

Dewsbury Hospital chiefs bid to boost staff levels

Pottery project helps mould new community of artists

Holme Valley Sharing Memories group used the artform to help several residents of Honley's Enfield Down Mental Health Unit learn new skills

Skin cancer rates in Yorkshire doubled since 1990s

Beach holiday
Growth of sunshine package holidays blamed
Abzorb managing director Steve Beeby and Mike Walsh with Huddersfield Town commercial director Sean Jarvis

Abzorb rings up partnership deal with Huddersfield Town

Brighouse-based telecoms specialist Abzorb has become a commercial partner of Huddersfield Town

Elland firm Witt UK Group plans jobs recruitment after new funding

Council praised for helping hand to Calderdale firm

Card Factory formerly owned by Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle set to float on the stock exchange

Dean and Janet Hoyle
The greetings card retailer founded by Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle is to list on the stock exchange

Knock-out programme from Philharmonic

The major spring concert by Huddersfield Philarmonic Orchestra features rousing overtures and choruses.

Teacher Brendan O'Brien in court accused of sexually assaulting children at a Mirfield school

O'Brien denied 18 charges involving five boys when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Syrian Hudersfield University student to dine with the Queen in thanks for his life saving work in Aleppo

Syrian University of Huddersfield student Sleman Shwaish invited to Queen's garden party on June 12
Sleman Shwaish, 26, will attend the special British Red Cross event on June 12, due to dedicating four years to voluntary work

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