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‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

Arshid Hussain's alleged victim gave evidence at Sheffield Crown Court this morning

'It was like a free-for-all among South Yorkshire men who sexually abused me,' alleged victim tells court

A young woman, who was allegedly sexually abused by a South Yorkshire man and his family when she was 13-years-old, says it was like a ‘free-for-all’ among the group of men after the first incident of rape.

Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

A group that has brought together North Kirklees carers for two decades is set to fold.


Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures

Weather experts are warning of a cold snap that will see temperatures falling below freezing and lead to widespread frost over the coming few days.

Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

Theatre and Comedy
The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 16 edition are published below.

Pudsey Bear, Children In Need's mascot

Children In Need: What’s going on - and how you can send us your pictures!

Fundraising for this year’s BBC Children In Need fund gathers pace this weekend with local fundraising events throughout North Kirklees and lending Pudsey a hand with the annual telethon!

Dewsbury pupil Emily spoke about the inspiration Simon Brown has given her

Dewsbury teenager speaks about war veteran’s inspiration

A dewsbury teenager has spoken about how a war veteran’s example helped her cope with anxiety after she was involved in a car crash earlier this year.

Comedian Rich Hall, who comes to Cleckheaton Town Hall in summer 2018

Rich experience is in store at Cleckheaton next summer

American comedian Rich Hall is coming to Cleckheaton Town Hall next summer for an intimate evening of comedy in its 400 seat theatre.

Beauty pageant winners - Clare Hurst of Heckmondwike, left, with Stacey Darlington, who she mentored

Heckmondwike’s Clare wins her pageant crown - and helps others achieve their dream too

Winning a beauty pageant earlier this year has not only seen a woman increase her own self-confidence, she is now also mentoring others to do the same.

Emergency services descended on Jackson's Lane in Thornhill earlier today. Picture: Google

Chemicals found in house after man dies suddenly in Dewsbury

Emergency services are working at a house in Dewsbury after a man died there suddenly today.

Police are appealing for information.

Two arrests after Dewsbury barn fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a barn fire in Dewsbury.

West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

The burglary took place in Far Common Road, Mirfield. Picture: Google

Burglars steal cosmetic medical equipment from Mirfield business

High value cosmetic medical equipment has been stolen from a business in Mirfield.

Adam set for 24-hour trek back ‘home’ to Kirklees

Adam set for 24-hour trek back ‘home’ to Kirklees

A former Cleckheaton man is heading back to his hometown this weekend - but it will take him the best part of 24 hours!

What's being planned where you live?

Latest planning applications

Here are the latest applications that have been submitted, approved and refused by Kirklees Council’s planning department.

Pyenot Gardens, Cleckheaton. Picture: Google.

Man threatened pensioner, 83, with knife in his own home in Cleckheaton

A man threatened a pensioner with a knife in his own home in Cleckheaton.


Investigation launched into barn fire in Dewsbury

An investigation was today under way into the cause of a barn fire in Dewsbury.

Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend.

Sunny days and freezing nights forecast for Yorkshire this weekend

Temperatures will continue to drop this weekend as the cold snap continues to bite... but at least it will be bright and sunny.
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