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Chocs away for Christmas campaign

Workers at a Cleckheaton office have decided to go the extra mile to ensure that disadvantaged children have an extra special Christmas.

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Reunited: Jack and Joanna with, in uniform, paramedic Andy Dalton and Dr Laura Duffy

Dewsbury man reunited with air ambulance medics who saved his life

A paradmedic who was knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run driver has been reunited with the air ambulance medics who saved his life.

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The site where Check Environmental Ltd hope to form an asbestos transfer station was formerly Cleckheaton Stone Ltd. Picture: Google Street View

Plans put in for asbestos transfer station at Cleckheaton

Proposals to change use of land to form a ten-container asbestos transfer station at a site in Cleckheaton have been submitted to planners.

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Lane on M62 closed in Leeds

A lane was closed on the M62 this morning.

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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Accident and emergency waiting times can be viewed online after a live tracking system was launched by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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The RSPCA has launched a new campaign.

Yorkshire urged to be kind at Christmas as stats show animal cruelty toll

The RSPCA is bracing itself for 2,000 calls a day during the festive period as it launches a new appeal to help care for abused, neglected and sick animals.

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Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building

Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.

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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 23 edition are published below.

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Police have appealed for information.

Men pushed and kicked woman in racially aggravated assault in Batley

A woman was pushed and kicked to the floor in what police are treating as a racially aggravated assault in Batley.
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Music in store from the Salvation Army band and singers at Batley

Salvation Army host ‘Christmas Is Coming’ concert at Batley

Batley Salvation Army host a “Christmas Is Coming” concert at the Bradford Road, Batley, church on Saturday, November 25 (6.30pm).

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Dewsbury Christmas lights pictured from a previous year

Festive lights are saved for big Dewsbury date

When Kirklees Council had to cut funding for local Christmas Light Switch On events, it wasn’t clear if or how this year’s event in Dewsbury would happen.

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 Homeless sleeping rough in the centre of Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

FEATURE: Winter Warmers give a helping hand in midst of harsh conditions

Living on the streets is unenviable. But when winter starts to bite, it can prove to be unbearable for those without a roof over their heads.

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Children in Need  at Mount Tabor Community Church, Shawcross, Dewsbury

Children In Need: Helping Pudsey pile on the Pounds in Shawcross, Gomersal, Batley, Cleckheaton, Birstall and Dewsbury

Our communities helped pile on the pounds for Pudsey when they supported the BBC’s Children In Need appeal last Friday - and through the week.

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A lights spectacular is expected at Heckmondwike

‘Wheel of whirling fire’ amid dazzling light switch-on displays at Heckmondwike, Birstall, Dewsbury, Roberttown and Batley

Dazzling displays are in store as more North Kirklees towns switch on for Christmas this weekend.

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One of last year's Christmas lights in Mirfield

A festival of festive fun set to dazzle at Mirfield’s big lights switch-on

A fun fair, festive high street, food and craft stalls and live stage entertainment will culminate in Mirfield’s Christmas lights being switched on this Sunday, November 26.

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Robert Scaife, who has died at 82

Tributes paid to Royal British Legion stalwart locally and nationally, Birstall-born Mr Robert Scaife, CBE, JP, of Liversedge,

Tributes have been paid to a Royal British Legion stalwart who served his community - and country - in so many different ways.

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Raided: The Co-op at Birkenshaw was targeted by raiders

Community rallies around staff after shocking raid on Birkenshaw store

A community aiming to raise £500 as a reward for three brave members of staff who were threatened by armed robbers at a Birkenshaw store is half way to its target.

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Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

‘Step in, pause, and fix Universal Credit’, Batley and Spen MP urges Prime Minister

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin raised the case at Prime Minister’s Questions of two constituents whose application for universal credit has been delayed.

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Teen queen from Kirklees is set for world title quest

Teen queen from Kirklees is set for world title quest

A Dewsbury teen is hoping to be crowned World Teen Supermodel after being chosen to represent England.

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Tribute: The Last Post being sounded at his years Batley Remembrance Sunday parade and service - the branch urgently needs more active members to continue

Call out to save Batley’s Legion

They fundraise to help the Royal British Legion’s work helping servicemen and women and their families - but now Batley branch needs you.

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