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1. Tragedy as Milnsbridge landlady Beverley Hufton dies after being ‘fobbed-off’ by GP– her family vow to help others like her

THE FAMILY of a pub landlady who died just 10 days after being told she had cancer are taking legal action.

Mum-of-two Beverley Hufton was so ill by the time medics discovered the tumour growing in her stomach, there was no time for treatment.

The 48-year-old – who ran pubs in Milnsbridge and Longwood – lost almost four stone during the eight months she was visiting doctors complaining of digestive problems.

2. Second Birkby businessman may have to dismantle his ‘unauthorised’ extensions

A SECOND Birkby businessman who is said to have built unauthorised extensions to his house may be forced to take them down.

Wasim Latif, of Thanes Close, received planning permission from Kirklees Council in 2008 to build an office with a garage in his back garden.

But it is suspected that the building has been built bigger than was allowed, the council has said.

3. Salendine Nook couple save £2,500 each year by using electric car

A POSTMAN hopes to save £2,500 every year because of his electric car.

Derek Fairbank, 51, of Salendine Nook, was one of the first owners of a Nissan Leaf in Huddersfield.

He and his wife Alison, 45, bought the electric car nine months ago and have already done 9,000 miles. And they claim they are reaping the rewards even though they have to plan their journeys carefully.

4. Huddersfield parents protest against Sure Start children’s centre cuts

DEMONSTRATORS took to the streets on Saturday to dissuade councillors from cutting back children’s and parents’ services.

Kirklees Council plans to scale down its Sure Start Children’s Centre services at 17 of the 32 centres across the borough to save £1.5m in the latest round of council cuts.

The centres, which provide a variety of services for parents and pre-school children, will be split into 17 ‘associate’ centres and 15 ‘lead’ centres.

Services at associate centres will be scaled back while lead centres will be expected to take up the slack.

5. Brontë Society anger at Kirklees Council’s Red House Museum axe plan

A WORLD famous literature society has appealed for a museum to be spared from cutbacks.

Red House Museum at Gomersal could be closed on weekdays by Kirklees Council from September.

The council revealed earlier this month that it was considering shaving hundreds of thousands of pounds from its budget by slashing all its museum opening times and staffing levels.

The closure of Red House on weekdays from the end of September and to have weekend only winter opening is being floated to generate a full year effect saving of £116,000.