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A golf club has bought a defibrillator after a former Fartown rugby player had a heart attack on the course. Jack Fairbank, who played for Huddersfield in the 1950s, suffered a cardiac arrest when he was while playing at Elland Golf Club. The 76-year-old
A fire at a disused church in Batley is thought to have been started deliberately. Firefighters attended the blaze at the former Spiritualist Church at around 9pm on Saturday. Some of the wooden joists to the first floor of the Bradford Road building, cu
Police have put out an urgent warning after con artists have been flagging motorists down on Huddersfield streets. And it bears all the hallmarks of a similar scam in the town just weeks ago. The warning has gone out from Kirklees Rural Police who cover
For the first time in 30 years of the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival stormy weather looked set to put a dampener on the event. But despite having to improvise with a few of Saturday night’s events it was hailed a success – thanks to a dedicated group of
A Huddersfield lawyer jailed for supplying cocaine can no longer work as a barrister again. Omar Khan, 32, was ordered to be disbarred by an independent disciplinary tribunal following his conviction for conspiring to supply a controlled drug of Class A
Bungling burglars who raided a Dewsbury takeaway made away with little more than an empty safe. CCTV shows two men, one armed with a sledgehammer, smash their way into Frankie's Burgers, Bradford Road, at around 3am on February 23. The pair then leap ove
Time is running out to save the former Dewsbury Museum. A group has been set up called Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion and they have put out a final rallying cry. They need to submit their application to Kirklees Council by March 6. On their Facebook pa
Marsden Playgroup has thanked the community for its support following a ‘good’ Ofsted rating – just over a year after facing closure. The playgroup, which is in Lakeside just off Warehouse Hill Road, has kept up its standards after also being rated ‘good
Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a house in Quarmby. A number of police vehicles descended on the property on Quarmby Road this morning. An ambulance and crime scene investigators were also at the scene. The property re
A care home in Fartown has been rated ‘inadequate’ just six months after its last inspection where it received the same rating. Sun Woodhouse was given the lowest rating by the Government health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The home, run b
John Altman, best known for playing ‘Nasty’ Nick Cotton in EastEnders, will be hosting an evening in Huddersfield for Mother’s Day Weekend. Altman will be talking about his career playing the Square’s top villain at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, on
Artists will be showcasing their work at a weekend-long arts festival in the Colne Valley. The inaugural Slaithwaite Art Festival takes place on May 13-14. The team behind it, Slaithwaite Community Association, design company ByteBack Creative and Globe
She was inspired by the dedicated home care workers who looked after her elderly grandmother. And the care given to Nicola Boltwood’s gran enabled her to meet her youngest great-grandson during her final days. Now Nicola, 23, is a finalist in the categor
Flautist Imogen Davey hit all the right notes to be crowned Kirklees Young Musician of the Year. The 17-year-old Greenhead College student impressed the audience and judges at this year’s Mrs Sunderland Music Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall. She beat
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