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Current Edition: | Thursday 23rd February 2017

Current Edition: | Thu 23rd Feb 17

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Lack of racial diversity in BBC’s The Moorside, say critics

Friday 17th February 2017

Main Article Shannon March BBC

LOCAL councillors have hit out at the lack of racial diversity shown in the Shannon Matthews kidnap drama, The Moorside. 

The second part of the BBC drama, which starred BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith, aired on Tuesday night, portraying the investigation which led to Karen Matthews and…

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Hunt for armed house-raid gang

Friday 17th February 2017


FIVE armed men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a house in Heckmondwike and demanded money from the terrified occupant. 

The incident happened on Sunday between 7pm and 8pm on Bevor Crescent.

Police said the men stole keys to the victim’s Ford Transit van before…

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Council tax up by 10% in the next two years

Friday 17th February 2017

Kirklees budget graphic 2

KIRKLEES councillors have agreed plans to hike council tax by 10 per cent over the next two years. 

At the annual budget meeting on Wednesday the council also approved plans to slash millions of pounds from frontline services.

Kirklees has been sinking into a worsening…

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Plan to combat problem parking at rail station

Friday 17th February 2017

Press latest news

PLANS to combat parking problems around Mirfield railway station are set to be forced through by senior councillors, despite objections from local residents.

Large numbers of commuters park on both sides of Hopton New Road and Back Station Road, narrowing the carriageway so that only…

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Woman denies partner’s murder

Friday 17th February 2017

David Butterfield

A WOMAN has denied murdering her partner at their home in Gomersal. 

Michelle Spencer, 47, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the murder of David Butterfield, above, at an address on Shirley Terrace on January 13.

The 43-year-old allegedly died from a stab wound.


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Man duped out of cash by ‘engineers’

Friday 17th February 2017


HECKMONDWIKE: Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly man was deceived by men posing as solar panel engineers.

The incident occurred around 3pm on Friday, February 10, when two Asian men, aged between 25 and 35, called at the victim’s home on Fairfield Road.

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Royal visit to textile firm

Friday 17th February 2017


A BATLEY textile firm welcomed a member of the Royal Family to celebrate 250 years in business. 

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, visited the Joshua Ellis & Co site on Grange Valley Road yesterday (Thursday) to tour the site and meet the design and…

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Rugby club fuming over rise in council charges

Friday 17th February 2017

James Ratcliffe

OFFICIALS at an amateur rugby league club have hit out at rising costs levied by the council. 

Thornhill Trojans bosses have criticised Kirklees for the rates they currently charge the club to play at Thornhill Sports and Community Centre.

The Trojans were issued with a…

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