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Former Shelley man and kite surfer Phil Barton kite surfs in front of a humpback whale

Former Shelley man Phil Barton breaks world kite surfing record - across Great Barrier Reef

The team has raised over £70,000 which will be used to fund research into the terminal illness

Kirklees Council pledge to offer 'safe haven' to desperate refugees

"Whole-hearted commitment" to help says leading councillor

Firefighters could respond to medical emergencies in proposed pilot scheme for Skelmanthorpe Fire Station

A pilot scheme is being proposed for three locations in West Yorkshire

Police cordon off Huddersfield Road, Brighouse
Brighouse man Darren Halford accused of Tuesday's alleged attack on Brighouse canal towpath

Raiders target second Co-op petrol station in three days

The Co-Op store at the petrol station on New Mill Road, Brockholes
Intruders forced their way into the back of the Co-op shop in New Mill Road at 3.40am

Well done Meltham: Donations pour in after refugee appeal begins

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis
Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

The vineyard, the objectors and the 'vicious hate campaign' which engulfed a planning application in leafy Holmfirth

Holmfirth Vineyard owners the Shevelings and the area in question
The vineyard's owners said the issue had affected their child’s education and hobbies, while neighbours said the vineyard’s operations affected their quality of life

Mount Pleasant clock tower: Campaign to keep landmark as Lockwood school set to be razed

Mount Pleasant Primary School, Lockwood
The public meeting will increase pressure on the council to save the historic 80ft clock tower, which dates back to 1875

Silent Woman pub regulars raise cash for two-year-old Millie, born with a hole in her heart

Beth Valvona (front) and her daughter, Miley-Grace Howatson, a heart patient at Leeds hospital are joined by Childrens Heart Surgery Fund mascot, Katie Bear with Gerry Robertson (left), Rebecca Wilkinson and Nicole Brewer (right) of The Silent Woman pub in Slaithwaite who raised £877
Pub holds fun day for Skelmanthorpe toddler and Children's Heart Surgery Fund

New Travelodge hotels in pipeline for Huddersfield and Brighouse

Travelodge is expanding in Yorkshire
Budget hotel chain planning expansion in Yorkshire

Holmfirth post office to shut for refurbishment

Holmfirth post office
Customers will get longer opening hours and a wider range of services following three-week refurb

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

The Byram and Imperial arcades
“I want to see pride in our town centre and think independent shops are the way forward, " said one of the business owners

Batley pub Taverners Club destroyed by 4am blaze

The Taverners Club
Investigation into fire at Taverners Club on Heritage Road in Batley
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Lockwood

Mount Pleasant clock tower: Campaign to keep landmark as Lockwood school set to be razed

The public meeting will increase pressure on the council to save the historic 80ft clock tower, which dates back to 1875

Couple gear up for mammoth 100-mile tandem bicycle challenge for Meningitis Now

Phil Hewitt and Claire Leaver, who will take part in the 100-mile Wiggle Peak District Punisher on September 27
Claire Leaver and Chris Hewitt take on challenge in tribute to Claire's dad Kevin — who died of the disease within five hours of being rushed to hospital

Former Shelley man Phil Barton breaks world kite surfing record - across Great Barrier Reef

Former Shelley man and kite surfer Phil Barton kite surfs in front of a humpback whale
The team has raised over £70,000 which will be used to fund research into the terminal illness

Teenager Callam Jervis locked up after stabbing wall with kitchen knife

Teen was already on a suspended sentence when he damaged his mother's home

Paul Quinn in court after headbutting girlfriend

He could not accept relationship was off

Brighouse sex attack: 48-year-old man appears in court charged with sexual assault

Police cordon off Huddersfield Road, Brighouse
Brighouse man Darren Halford accused of Tuesday's alleged attack on Brighouse canal towpath
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Lockwood

Mount Pleasant clock tower: Campaign to keep landmark as Lockwood school set to be razed

The public meeting will increase pressure on the council to save the historic 80ft clock tower, which dates back to 1875

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

Labour Party leadership election: What does Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman think of the candidates?

We asked Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman for his views on the candidates
Labour veteran on the pros and cons of all four leadership hopefuls
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Heart attacks claimed 150 lives 'prematurely' in Kirklees last year

The British Heart Foundation (BHF), says urgent research is needed to target causes of heart attack amid news that thousands of people under the age of 75 suffered fatal heart attacks in 2014

One in ten in Kirklees at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Health officials to launch new scheme amid fears of thousands of new cases

Government offers 31m to help buy new Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance in action on the Yorkshire moors
Plea from Geoffrey Boycott to Chancellor
Mark Weeks

Make sure you're clear on employee eyecare says Wilby's Mark Weeks

The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

Tricky times ahead for global markets says Investec's Nick Gartland

Investors are mindful of the turmoil of the “taper tantrum” of 2013; when bonds and equities sold off as the Fed first floated the idea of ending its QE

Kirklees Business News: Read the September 1 edition here

All the latest news from the Kirklees business community
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Lockwood

Mount Pleasant clock tower: Campaign to keep landmark as Lockwood school set to be razed

The public meeting will increase pressure on the council to save the historic 80ft clock tower, which dates back to 1875

Former Shelley man Phil Barton breaks world kite surfing record - across Great Barrier Reef

Former Shelley man and kite surfer Phil Barton kite surfs in front of a humpback whale
The team has raised over £70,000 which will be used to fund research into the terminal illness

Huddersfield sisters Olivia and Ellie Procter win acrobatic gymnastics medals at British Championships in Liverpool

Ellie Procter (17) who was competing in the 13-19 years Womens Trio section with her partners Emily Wardman (18) from Leeds and Morgan Daniel (17) from Wakefield
Gold and bronze rewards for hard work
 

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