THE Olympic Torch could be coming to Huddersfield.

Kirklees Council is fighting to ensure the town is included in the procession around the country in the run-up to London Games next year.

The council’s Cabinet member responsible Clr Jean Calvert told last night’s monthly meeting that negotiations with Olympic authorities were “strictly confidential”.

But the Ashbrow Labour woman added: “I’m satisfied that every reasonable effort has been made to secure a torch visit.”

The final route of the flame is yet to be announced, but it will pass between Manchester and Leeds on June 24.