News archive from 17 November 2012

Teen thrown into the air in Honley 999 cop car smash

Teen thrown into the air in Honley 999 cop car smash

A TEENAGER has walked away from a horror road smash with a police car that saw him thrown several feet into the air. Kyle Furness, 17, was hit by a marked Vauxhall Astra as it responded to a 999 call yesterday. He was struck at about 2pm at Westgate...

 
Tree brings down power lines

Tree brings down power lines

It crashed into a street lamp and brought down power lines. Fortunately, the lines were not active and consequently no supplies were cut. Calderdale Council workmen were called to clear the blockage.

 

Kirklees Council begins search for people wrongly claiming council tax discount

OFFICIALS are checking how many homes have only one occupant. People living alone are entitled to 25% off their council tax. Kirklees Council has started writing to 64,000 households in the district which currently receive the discount to ask if they...

 
Talks and walks on Luddenden’s history

Talks and walks on Luddenden’s history

The Luddenden Conservation Society have planned a number of events in the village on Saturday July 7, with most taking place in St Mary’s Church. From 10.15am there will be a series of talks along the theme of mills in the Luddenden Valley, followed...

 

Fri PM: Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle announces new foundation to make a difference in Huddersfield

DEAN Hoyle this afternoon announced the formation of a new charity aiming to make a difference to young people in Huddersfield. He launched the Huddersfield Town foundation at an event at North Huddersfield Trust School. The overall aim of the...

 

Two arrested after Friday morning Dalton street brawl

A MAN and a woman have been arrested in Dalton after an altercation this morning. Police were called at around 8.10am and cordoned off a property on Grosvenor Road. A video van was at the scene and officers were seen carrying out house-to-house...

 

Congo PM says U.N. must impose sanctions on Rwandan officials

Augustin Matata Ponyo said the U.N. Security Council must take firm action after a confidential report by a U.N. panel of experts accused Rwandan officials, including Defence Minister James Kabarebe, of arming and supporting the M23 rebel group. In...

 

Private firm will take on council care homes in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council this week announced Runwood Homes had been selected as its preferred bidder to run the authority’s eight remaining homes, including The Lawns in Whitnash and Park View in Warwick, and that the firm would be investing an...

 
Huddersfield's top policeman on how the town's streets can be safer - with fewer bobbies on the beat: What do you think?

Huddersfield's top policeman on how the town's streets can be safer - with fewer bobbies on the beat: What...

HUDDERSFIELD'S police chief has been promoted to Assistant Chief Constable. And one of John Robins' first tasks is to talk about how budget cuts may affect the number of bobbies there are on Huddersfield's streets. Nationally it was revealed that the...

 
Good Samaritan tells police about broken door...which leads to Huddersfield cannabis factory find

Good Samaritan tells police about broken door...which leads to Huddersfield cannabis factory find

A GOOD Samaritan alerted police to an insecure front door - and helped uncover a cannabis factory in the process. More than 100 plants were found at a terraced house on St Thomas's Road when officers arrived to check out the wide-open property. A...

 

'Poorer health for babies born early'

“Babies born just a few weeks early have a higher risk of poor health,” The Guardian reported today. According to the newspaper, new research has found that being born just a few weeks early can raise their risk of conditions such as asthma. It is...

 

Dieting 'takes twice as long as expected'

Losing is weight “twice as hard as previously thought”, according to media reports. Government weight-loss guidelines “mislead” overweight people about the effort needed to lose weight and dieting rules “don’t take into account changes in metabolism...

 

Red meat 'linked to death risk'

“Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying early by a fifth,” The Daily Telegraph reported today. The news is based on a large study that looked at the diets and health of over 120,000...

 

Kirklees health staff more time-off due to sickness than average in Yorkshire

HEALTH staff in Kirklees take more time off due to illness than those in the neighbouring primary care trust. In January this year only 2.99% of NHS Kirklees staff recorded taking absence, however by March it had shot up to 4.59% of staff - which is...

 

Ceremony 'leftie crap' - Tory MP

A Conservative MP forced to apologise after attending a reportedly Nazi-themed stag party appeared to describe the Olympic opening ceremony as "leftie multi-cultural crap", sparking criticism. The comments, claiming the ceremony was more...

 


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