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"27.02.2017 12:57:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Woman pulled to ground during struggle with armed robber in Heckmondwike A woman was pulled to the ground as she struggled to get away from a robber armed with a knife. The 21-year-old woman was walking along the path near Morrisons in Union Street, when the a male suspect approached her from behind.
"27.02.2017 12:15:01" Timeline Photos After successfully dodging the recent round of library cuts, the Friends of Heckmondwike Library are holding a meeting for people to show their support for the library.
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"27.02.2017 09:17:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police pursuit: Man charged after suspects fled scene of armed incident A man has been charged with dangerous driving after trying to escape police. A 20-year-old man from Heckmondwike has now been charged with dangerous driving and driving with no insurance.
"26.02.2017 12:30:01" Timeline Photos In this Politically Speaking Column, Tracy Brabin MP discusses the potential loss of Batley Job Centre and making sure we get our fair share when it comes to transport spending.
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"26.02.2017 10:00:02" Timeline Photos Well done to Amelia who won a British Education Award in the Vocational category for her academic success!
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"24.02.2017 14:02:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
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"23.02.2017 17:27:47" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Chippy is back open after devastating fire A fish and chip shop which was destroyed in a devastating fire seven months ago is back in business. Tony's Dale Lane Fisheries in Heckmondwike was destroyed in less than 10 minutes after the fire started.
"23.02.2017 14:27:47" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Family's moving tribute after death of young dad and Leeds United fan The family of a man who died after an incident outside a pub in Dewsbury have paid tribute to their lost loved one. “As a family we are still coming to terms with what has happened to Jonathan."
"23.02.2017 14:04:43" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man arrested after two women stabbed in Huddersfield TWO women suffered serious stab wounds during an attack in Huddersfield this morning. Police attended an address at around 2.20am this morning and found two women, aged 42 and 25, with stab wounds.
"23.02.2017 13:41:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'Can you hear me?' – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. Warning: The scammer records you saying “yes” which is then edited to make it sound like you authorised a major purchase - effectively a verbal contract.
"23.02.2017 12:21:56" Timeline Photos LETTER: "I am disgusted by the amount of rubbish strewn over any open green space in Kirklees"
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"23.02.2017 09:52:24" Timeline Photos COURT: Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates
"23.02.2017 09:47:02" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Fourth teenager charged over street shooting A fourth teenager has now been charged in relation to the shooting in Dewsbury. Another teenager has now been charged over street shooting.
"22.02.2017 11:59:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Street parties to be held in honour of Jo Cox Street parties and picnics will be thrown across the country to honour the life of late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox. "Jo's killing was designed to divide us and we can think of no better response than an anniversary that brings us closer together to celebrate all that we have in common.”
"22.02.2017 10:51:50" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Duchess to launch community event in Jo Cox's memory The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox. The Great Get Together, which will involve tens of thousands of community get-togethers on the weekend of June 17 and 18, has been put together by The Jo Cox Foundation and The Big Lunch along with dozens of other community groups.
"22.02.2017 10:27:37" Timeline Photos Here are the latest planning applications from across Kirklees....
"22.02.2017 09:25:13" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Third teenager charged over street shooting A third teenager has been charged over the shooting in Dewsbury earlier this month. Third teen is charged over shooting.
"21.02.2017 21:06:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire attractions voted among England's best-loved places to visit A survey of 1,000 National Express passengers has revealed the UK's best-loved free days out. Topped by the Lake District, the 50-strong list also included eight Yorkshire attractions.
"21.02.2017 19:09:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after man's angry complaint Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry Yorkshire shopper. Outraged Ian Lucraft was so offended by the “explicit” t-shirt that he complained directly to the discount clothing store's chief executive.
"21.02.2017 17:23:57" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Scarlet fever warning as cases rise Parents have been warned to check their children for symptoms of scarlet fever following a growing number of cases in recent weeks. Parents have been warned to check their children for symptoms of scarlet fever following a growing number of cases in recent weeks.
"21.02.2017 16:15:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after man's angry complaint Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry Yorkshire shopper. This 'racist' The Walking Dead t-shirt has been pulled from sale at Primark after a shopper complained:
"21.02.2017 16:13:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk WEATHER WARNING: 80mph gales coming our way Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit Yorkshire on Thursday as Storm Doris arrives on UK shores. Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit Yorkshire on Thursday as Storm Doris arrives on UK shores.
"21.02.2017 14:23:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Lane blocked on M62 after three-car crash Motorists are being warned of delays this afternoon after three cars were involved in an accident. Motorists are being warned of delays this afternoon after three cars were involved in an accident on the M62 near Cleckheaton.
"21.02.2017 14:07:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Nine arrests over death of dad outside pub A total of nine people have now been arrested in connection with the death of a man following an altercation outside a Dewsbury pub. The victim was named locally as father-of-one Jonny Binns, 32, who died from his injuries in hospital.
"20.02.2017 13:52:33" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tributes flood in for tragic dad after pub incident Tributes have been paid to a father-of-one who died after an incident outside a pub on Friday night. “We are going to miss him, it won't be the same without him in here.”
"20.02.2017 11:46:07" Timeline Photos ICYMI, watch our video of the Princess Royal as she unveiled a plaque at a 250-year-old Batley textile firm...
"20.02.2017 10:40:43" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Attacker hunted after woman is sexually assaulted in the street Police are appealing for information following a serious sexual assault in Dewsbury the early hours of Sunday morning. A 22-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and is now being supported by specially trained officers.
"20.02.2017 10:17:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man plummets to his death from car park roof A man from Liversedge has died after plummeting from the roof of a multi-storey car park during a busy shopping morning. A man from Liversedge has died after plummeting from the roof of a multi-storey car park during a busy shopping morning.
"19.02.2017 19:39:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk NOSTALGIA: Tragic tale of two brothers WE TEND to forget when recalling the horrors of the First World War that most young men who went to fight in the first two years were volunteers. "WE TEND to forget when recalling the horrors of the First World War that most young men who went to fight in the first two years were volunteers," writes Margaret Watson.
"18.02.2017 09:25:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
"17.02.2017 16:44:41" Timeline Photos PICTURES: Some images from HRH Princess Anne's visit to Batley yesterday....
"17.02.2017 15:24:15" Timeline Photos Richard Taylor of Cleckheaton has written a passionate letter on why libraries need to be preserved. Agree?
"17.02.2017 14:38:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
"17.02.2017 12:23:29" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Wish comes true for Leeds Rhinos super-fan A fundraising superstar was blown away when her favourite Leeds Rhinos player paid her a surprise visit. “She was beaming for the rest of the day and can't wait to tell all her friends when she's back at school after half term!”
"17.02.2017 10:18:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Social workers take week-old baby over 'dad's view on bottled milk' A week-old baby was taken off his parents in hospital by social workers after his father expressed unorthodox views about “the benefits of formula milk”. Social workers swooped on the baby boy after the father raised medics' eyebrows with his views on bottle sterilisation and formula feeding.
"16.02.2017 16:58:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Sorry vegans, the £5 polymer note is here to stay The Bank of England has said that it will keep the £5 polymer note in circulation and issue a new £10 polymer note as planned, despite concerns from activists over traces of animal fats. Fury among vegetarians and vegans erupted following confirmation by the Bank that the notes contained tallow back in November.
"16.02.2017 15:58:43" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Six charged after fighting on terraces at Barnsley v Leeds United clash Six men have been charged with public order offences in connection with violence which broke out during a Yorkshire derby. Video footage emerged after Barnsley FC hosted Leeds United at the Oakwell Stadium last month.
"16.02.2017 15:55:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Battle with dive-bombing gulls moves inland The seaside and cities of Britain are under siege by wild and ferocious predators. Birds are wreaking havoc on innocent members of the public with indiscriminate attacks.
"16.02.2017 15:23:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Breaking: Former solicitor charged over £4m fraud and theft investigation A former solicitor has been charged with fraud and theft offences amounting to more than £4 million. Linda Box, 67, was today charged with one count of theft and ten counts of fraud.
"16.02.2017 14:41:40" Timeline Photos It was a royal occasion to remember for Batley textile firm Joshua Ellis when Princess Anne visited as part of the company's 250th anniversary on Thursday.
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"16.02.2017 14:18:05" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Primary school told to improve quality after damning report A Gomersal primary school has been told that it must improve the quality of its teaching after a damning report by Ofsted. A Gomersal primary school has been told that it must improve the quality of its teaching after a damning report by Ofsted.
"16.02.2017 13:54:19" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one? Kodi has been clocking up plenty of column inches due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content. For those unfamiliar with the most popular media app of the moment - and perhaps thinking about buying a Kodi box - here's everything you need to know.
"16.02.2017 12:01:35" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Spenborough Co-Operative Trust car boot sale The Spenborough Co-Operative Trust are holding a car boot sale at Spen Valley High School on Roberttown Lane. Anyone wishing to guarantee a sale space should contact Sarah Breeze on 07507 247866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"15.02.2017 15:48:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Sewer pipe works on Batley main road start tonight Drivers are being urged to plan ahead because works to a sewer pipe on a busy main road will start in Batley tonight (Wednesday). Drivers are being urged to plan ahead because works to a sewer pipe on a busy main road will start in Batley tonight (Wednesday).
"15.02.2017 14:26:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Parents warned to consult GP after cases of scarlet fever rise Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England. Scarlet fever is on the rise. Here's what to look out for...
"15.02.2017 14:02:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Teenagers held on attempted murder charges Two teenagers charged in relation to a shooting in Dewsbury have been remanded in custody. Two teenagers charged in relation to a shooting in Dewsbury have been remanded in custody.
"15.02.2017 13:41:41" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Conmen posing as engineers tricked vulnerable pensioner out of cash Conmen posing as engineers selling solar panels tricked a vulnerable elderly man out of money in Heckmondwike. The incident happened at around 3pm on Friday, February 10, when the two men approached an address on Fairfield Road in Heckmondwike.
"15.02.2017 13:41:26" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Fears over family shoe shop after Dr. Martens gives it the boot Famous boot brand Dr. Martens has suddenly stopped supplying to a family business in Dewsbury after more than 30 years – sparking fears that it could close within a year. Famous boot brand Dr. Martens has suddenly stopped supplying to a family business in Dewsbury after more than 30 years – sparking fears that it could close within a year.
"15.02.2017 10:05:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Engineering firm fined £40,000 after worker suffered major head injuries An engineering firm has been ordered to pay out more than £40,000 as safety chiefs claimed a man was lucky not to be killed in an accident. Man suffered head injury at engineering firm.
"15.02.2017 10:04:56" Timeline Photos Here are the latest planning applications from across Kirklees....
"14.02.2017 16:23:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Five masked robbers forced way into Heckmondwike home Detectives are appealing for information following after five suspects forced their way into a house in Heckmondwike. The robbers were armed with weapons and demanded money when they entered the house in Bevor Crescent between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday.
"13.02.2017 17:11:50" Timeline Photos A reader has said job centres are out of touch with today's jobseekers and that "there is no role for a job centre anymore."
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"13.02.2017 16:52:09" Timeline Photos A raft of timetable changes to buses across West Yorkshire - one of the largest to ever take place - are set to come into force this
"13.02.2017 15:39:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk New Home Bargains store to bring 50 jobs A new Home Bargains shop will open in Cleckheaton this weekend, creating up to 50 new jobs for the community. The retailer has taken over the former Netto unit on Northgate
"13.02.2017 10:44:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Wheelwright Grammar School boys could be honoured with blue plaques Two celebrated Dewsbury-born mathematicians could be honoured with a pair of blue heritage plaques at the town's railway station. Tom Kilburn and Leslie Fox made big contributions to the worlds of computer science and numerical analysis respectively.
"12.02.2017 20:01:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tracy Brabin: From actor to MP Tracy Brabin was an actress and scriptwriter before becoming the Batley & Spen MP following Jo Cox's murder. Chris Bond talks to her about her new life as a politician. Tracy Brabin was an actress and scriptwriter before becoming the Batley & Spen MP following Jo Cox's murder. Chris Bond talks to her about her new life as a politician.
"10.02.2017 10:41:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Sewer works on main road could cause traffic delays Traffic delays on a busy main road could be in store next week when works to a sewer pipe in Batley are due to take place. Disruption could be on the way for people who use Bradford Road...
"10.02.2017 10:29:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk £1.6m to be cut from libraries? Concern is mounting over Kirklees Council's plan to slash more than £1.6m in funding from the district's libraries. “I am deeply concerned that the library service, which is only just recovering from the last significant cut to budget, is again taking a disproportionate hit.”
"09.02.2017 17:12:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Fire service visits are changing their focus West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is changing the way it delivers home visits in a bid to help keep the most vulnerable people in our communities safe. This week they are launching a four-week public engagement exercise asking for people's view on the new home visit, �which will be called 'Safe and Well'.
"09.02.2017 16:37:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire snow: The latest on the Scandinavian cold spell Snow showers are expected across Yorkshire tonight as temperatures fall below zero. Snow showers are expected across Yorkshire tonight as temperatures fall below zero.
"09.02.2017 15:49:33" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tributes paid to 'tenacious' councillor A 'tenacious' former councillor has passed away after losing his battle to cancer. A 'tenacious' former councillor has passed away after losing his battle to cancer.
"09.02.2017 15:28:41" spenboroughguardian.co.uk £1.6m to be cut from libraries? Concern is mounting over Kirklees Council's plan to slash more than £1.6m in funding from the district's libraries. The service faces a cut from £3.9m to £2.238m in the council's 2018/19 budget proposals.
"09.02.2017 11:52:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Mill plan is the start of big things in Batley The latest phase in the redevelopment of the Blakeridge Mills complex has been given the go-ahead. Former mill buildings, dating back to 1845, will be converted to form 104 new apartments, a gym and swimming pool.
"09.02.2017 11:27:20" Timeline Photos Anam's arrival brings up century for new Bronte Birth Centre!
"08.02.2017 16:01:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk UPDATE: Woman killed in fatal crash named by police A 54-year-old woman who was killed in a collision in Dewsbury has been named by police. Police have released the name of the woman who sadly died in a collision on Saturday, as they continue to appeal for information about the incident.
"08.02.2017 10:42:12" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SNOW WARNING: West Yorkshire to be hit by cold blast from Scandinavia Snow is forecast for West Yorkshire later this week with bitterly cold weather gripping most of the country. Snow is forecast for West Yorkshire later this week with bitterly cold weather gripping most of the country.
"07.02.2017 17:00:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Could you take the 1,000 mile challenge? A challenge to get people out walking has had participants pledging enough miles to go to the moon 21 times. Could you walk 1,000 miles in 12 months? Then why not take the 1,000 mile challenge!
"07.02.2017 16:06:40" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Leeds United and Huddersfield Town charged by FA Leeds United head coach Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town's David Wagner have been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following the brawl which marred the end of Sunday's West Yorkshire derby. Monk and Wagner are facing touchline bans after being cited by the FA for their part in the mass scuffle that broke out after Huddersfield's 90th-minute winner at the John Smith's Stadium.
"07.02.2017 15:31:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Huddersfield Town ban supporter seen taunting Leeds United with Turkish flag Huddersfield Town have banned “indefinitely” a 59-year-old man seen waving a Turkish flag during Sunday's derby victory over Leeds United. Condemnation of the flag waving followed swiftly from both Town and Leeds fans on social media, and the club moved quickly to act over what it considers to be “shameful behaviour”.
"07.02.2017 12:13:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Thieves who stole £238k of cars could be jailed for further five years A pair of thieves who stole £238,000 worth of cars could be sent back to prison for five years if they re-offend when they are released. Thomas Quinn, 37, and Gordon Hopkins, 39, are serving a combined 11 year sentence for taking vehicles from Cleckheaton and across West Yorkshire.
"07.02.2017 09:50:12" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Fire crews free trapped horse A horse which had become trapped between two fences was freed by firefighters last night. The animal had become trapped between metal secure fencing and a timber fence at Waltons Heights, Hightown, Liversedge.
"07.02.2017 09:44:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man who misused wife's blue badge gets suspended prison sentence A Liversedge man has been given a suspended prison sentence after he unlawfully used a blue badge. The case came about after Roland Ferenci was witnessed using his wife's badge on numerous occasions when she was not with him.
"06.02.2017 18:13:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Now overseas patients must pay NHS upfront NHS patients from overseas will be told to pay upfront for non-urgent treatment in a tough new government stance to avoid crippling unpaid bills totalling millions of pounds as a result of so-called health tourism. “We have no problem with overseas visitors using our NHS - as long as they make a fair contribution, just as the British taxpayer does."
"06.02.2017 17:46:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Where and when to expect snow in Yorkshire this week Yorkshire is expected to see flurries of snow, especially on the coast, towards the end of this week. Forecasters said plummeting temperatures could bring the snow showers to many eastern parts.
"06.02.2017 17:22:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Leeds United fans outraged as Turkish flag is flown during Huddersfield Town clash Leeds United fans were left outraged after a Turkish flag was unfurled in the stands during their clash with West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town. Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight were stabbed during street clashes the night before Leeds played Turkey's Galatasaray in the second leg of the Uefa Cup semi-finals.
"06.02.2017 16:57:17" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man felt dizzy and sick after opening suspect package sent to West Yorkshire business Emergency services were called to a business park in West Yorkshire this morning after a report of a suspicious package. A male employee at a company on Emley Moor Business Park began to feel unwell after opening some post delivered to the premises this morning.
"06.02.2017 16:33:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police renew appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Dewsbury Police have made a fresh appeal for information after a 54-year-old woman was killed in a collision in Dewsbury. The Major Collision and Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision on Bradford Road at about 10.10am on Saturday .
"03.02.2017 21:32:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Robber opened car door, struck woman in face and stole her wallet Police in West Yorkshire are hunting this man after a woman was attacked and robbed while sitting in her car. A terrifying incident in Wyke... Can you help police find the man responsible?
"03.02.2017 15:36:00" Timeline Photos Latest court report from Kirklees
"02.02.2017 16:00:07" Timeline Photos FACELESS FIVER!
A reader got quite a surprise when looking at a new £5 note recently....
"02.02.2017 09:44:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk BREAKING: Police close roads in Dewsbury after 'serious incident' A 'serious incident' has left roads in Westtown, Dewsbury, closed. A section of Temple Road and Cemetery Road have been cordoned off since around 11pm last night, it has been reported.
"01.02.2017 16:58:02" spenboroughguardian.co.uk CASH CRISIS: Maximum council tax hike still won't save services, residents warned Residents across Kirklees are facing the maximum council tax increase permitted, but are being told it still won't save services. Communities asked to save services, as well as face maximum tax hike.
"01.02.2017 12:12:29" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jobs boost with Domino's set to open Pizza chain Domino's has been granted planning permission to open a store in Cleckheaton's town centre, and bring with it nearly 30 jobs. The planners gave approval for the takeaway which Domino's says will provide 10 full-time jobs and 18 part-time.
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"01.02.2017 11:37:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk CASH CRISIS: Maximum council tax hike still won't save services, residents warned Residents across Kirklees are facing the maximum council tax increase permitted, but are being told it still won't save services. Communities asked to save services, as well as face maximum tax hike.
"31.01.2017 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Here are the latest applications that have been submitted, approved and refused by Kirklees Council's planning department
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"31.01.2017 12:30:22" Timeline Photos Kirklees Council has joined the likes of Stephen Fry and Andrew Flintoff in supporting a new mental health campaign
"30.01.2017 17:19:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk M62 shooting: Police firearms officers to be fitted with body cameras Yorkshire's biggest police force is working on a way for its firearms teams to be equipped with body worn cameras after coming under scrutiny when it emerged that officers involved in a fatal shooting on the M62 at Ainley Top were not fitted with the Armed police at West Yorkshire Police are set to be fitted with body cams in the wake of the M62 shooting:
"30.01.2017 15:19:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk It could be you! Have you the unclaimed £1million Euromillions ticket? The National Lottery is hunting for a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker winner who is a secret millionaire. Did you buy a Euromillions ticket in Kirklees? Then it really could be you!
"28.01.2017 17:00:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk School ordered to improve by inspectors A secondary school achieving higher-than-average GCSE results has been put into special measures following a scathing Ofsted report. The report found that senior leaders of the Richard Thorpe Avenue school have an “inaccurate view of how well the school is doing."
"27.01.2017 13:00:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Stuck for what to do this weekend? Look no further than our listings guide .....
"27.01.2017 11:07:25" Timeline Photos LETTER: Government continues to ignore our area
How much more can Dewsbury and Batley take?
"26.01.2017 12:49:32" Timeline Photos Stuck for what to do this weekend? Look no further than our listings guide .....
"26.01.2017 11:38:26" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Ed Sheeran snubs Yorkshire for UK arena tour Popstar Ed Sheeran will not play any Yorkshire dates during his 2017 tour - despite confirming appearances at smaller UK venues. Would you go and see him?
"26.01.2017 11:01:44" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 26 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants' ages. Assaulting a police officer. Failing to ensure health, welfare and safety of employees in the work environment. Stealing a payphone and loose change. These are some of the separate convictions in this week's
"25.01.2017 20:30:02" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Petition over palm tree demand A restaurant owner says he could have a fight on his hands after planning chiefs ordered him to take down three light-up palm trees in his car park. “These decorative trees bring a ray of sunshine into my boring daily commute from Spen."
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"25.01.2017 20:30:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'Landmark' West Yorkshire History Centre to open after move A centre boasting an unparalleled historical record of the West Riding of Yorkshire will open this weekend with a free community event. Ten thousand boxes of archive material were hauled from its old home on Newstead Road.
"25.01.2017 16:42:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk £2m raised in memory of Jo Cox as foundation gets charity status A foundation set up in memory of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has been officially recognised as a charity. The charity aims to support projects Mrs Cox was involved in at the time of her death and champion the issues she cared about most.
"25.01.2017 14:51:21" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Book to reveal 'behind-the-curtain' tales of Batley Variety Club A woman who played a key part in the Batley Variety Club's glory days will release a book about its owner's life to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary venue's opening. “My story is the only story of what went on at the front of house and behind the curtains."
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"25.01.2017 12:06:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Petition over palm tree demand A restaurant owner says he could have a fight on his hands after planning chiefs ordered him to take down three light-up palm trees in his car park. “These decorative trees bring a ray of sunshine into my boring daily commute from Spen."
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"25.01.2017 12:02:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Already looking forward to the weeked?
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"24.01.2017 20:30:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Council tax set to rise by five per cent in Kirklees Council tax in Kirklees looks set to rise by five per cent from April, a report to Cabinet members reveals. The proposed increase equates to just under £4 per month for a Band A household.
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"24.01.2017 14:48:11" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Waste disposal strike in Kirklees tomorrow Waste disposal workers in Kirklees are due to strike tomorrow, which the council says could lead to late collections and bins not being emptied on time. The industrial action is scheduled between 6am and 6pm because the council's contractor SUEZ is in dispute with the Unite union over pay
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"24.01.2017 14:32:40" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Council tax set to rise by five per cent in Kirklees Council tax in Kirklees looks set to rise by five per cent from April, a report to Cabinet members reveals. The proposed hike equates to just under £4 per month for a Band A household.
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"23.01.2017 20:30:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire families wanted to go back in time and sample food through the ages A TV company is looking for local families to take part in a new series which charts the British diet down the decades. Families taking part have the chance to gain a unique insight into the lives of working people in the north over the past 150 years.
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"23.01.2017 15:09:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man left injured by gang who stole his wallet A man was left with a facial injury after being assaulted by thieves in the street in Dewsbury. The first suspect was white, in his late 20's to early 30's, 5ft 1ins and stocky with short, dark hair, wearing a black quilted jacket and jeans.
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"19.01.2017 20:31:58" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tributes paid to ice cream man A well known ice cream man who made West Yorkshire his home has died. Customers were often waiting for Mr Del Grande when he drove up to his old spots such as Wilton Park in Batley.
"19.01.2017 18:13:25" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Council agrees college funding Council funding of £2.9 million has been approved to begin work on turning a town centre building into a new college facility. The cabinet at Kirklees Council unanimously agreed to release the cash for the conversion of Pioneer House in Dewsbury.
"19.01.2017 17:46:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'We knew we had to go in' say flat fire heroes Three heroes who helped rescue two unconscious men from a flat fire in Birstall have been commended for their bravery. HEROES: Kevin Stainburn, Ian Chamberlain and Lee Foster were first at the scene of the fire at a first floor flat on Carr Street last Tuesday.
"19.01.2017 17:25:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk School pays tribute to 'fun-loving student with infectious smile' Tributes have been paid to a school pupil who died last week just days after her 14th birthday. “Ellie will be remembered by many for her love of making everyone laugh and for her infectious smile."
"19.01.2017 17:12:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Hetty's centenary celebration A generous woman and her family had a lot to cheer about last week as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Hetty Vasey was born on January 15 1917 and has lived in the Spen Valley all her life.
"17.01.2017 17:42:03" Timeline Photos SHOCKING: Couple banned from keeping equines for life after donkeys and ponies are rescued
"17.01.2017 11:25:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Paint seen in waterways after motorway spillage Paint spilt in a motorway crash last week has made its way into watercourses in Kirklees. The Environment Agency said it was continuing to investigate following the paint spillage.
"17.01.2017 09:14:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man found dead in Gomersal named and woman charged with murder Detectives investigating the death of a man in Gomersal have released the identity of the victim. A woman will appear in court today, charged with murder.
"16.01.2017 10:21:02" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"16.01.2017 10:20:43" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police get extension in Gomersal murder investigation Detectives investigating the death of a man in Gomersal have been granted more time to quiz a woman arrested on suspicion of murder. Police arrested two people on suspicion of murder after the body of a 43-year-old man was found at an address in Shirley Terrace shortly after 6.30pm on Friday.
"14.01.2017 12:39:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police launch murder investigation after Gomersal man's death Detectives have arrested two people on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found at an address in Gomersal. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
"13.01.2017 16:13:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Family's plea to catch arsonists after blaze engulfs their farm A devastated family have appealed for the public's help to catch arsonists after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when fire bugs struck at their farm . A devastated family have appealed for the public's help to catch arsonists after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when fire bugs struck at their Gomersal farm .
"13.01.2017 12:03:00" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our listings guide -
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"12.01.2017 10:13:28" Timeline Photos Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates ...
"10.01.2017 15:38:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Former Mintex director and community stalwart dies aged 89 The longest-serving member of Cleckheaton Rotary Club and former director at what was once the town's largest employer has died at the age of 89. “He was a man who was very well-liked and respected and a man of integrity and substance.”
"09.01.2017 11:44:30" Timeline Photos LETTER: A reader says she waited 19 HOURS with a relative in A&E until a bed was found...
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"06.01.2017 12:28:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man, 30, on firearms charges over M62 shooting of Yassar Yaqub A 30-year-old man has appeared in court charged with firearms offences following a police operation in which a man was shot dead on a motorway slip road near Huddersfield. Moshin Amin, from Dewsbury, was arrested as part of the operation during which 28-year-old Mohammed Yassar Yaqub was shot by officers beside the M62 at Ainley Top, on Monday evening.
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"06.01.2017 09:03:14" Yorkshire Evening Post Meet Dr Gnorma Gnome. She'll soon be promoting the global campaign started by inspirational West Yorkshire doctor Kate Granger....
"05.01.2017 13:56:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'Patient waited 20 hours for a bed' as hospitals hit by winter crisis A patient waited almost 20 hours in A&E for a bed to be found as hospital staff worked flat-out to keep up with a surge in winter emergencies. Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin, said she has raised a string of complaints about chaotic scenes in A&E at Dewsbury and District Hospital.
"05.01.2017 13:50:03" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Victims of £220,000 jewellery robbery speak on anniversary of ordeal A COUPLE from Wyke in Bradford who were victims of a violent robbery in which jewellery worth more than £200,000 was stolen have spoken publicly about their ordeal for the first time. Peter and Sue Hewson were threatened and assaulted by a gang of men who burst into their house during a string of violent 'home invasion' robberies by the men across the Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees areas last January.
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"05.01.2017 11:40:24" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Fears over adventure playground in shake up An adventure playground which provides fun and challenging activities for young people could be hit by Kirklees Council's budget cuts. Under the proposals, the council and its youth workers would no longer be able to deliver activities to all youngsters.
"05.01.2017 11:39:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Plan for 128 homes will be considered today Views will be shared on plans for 128 homes in Birkenshaw during a meeting today. Kirklees Council's Strategic Planning Committee meets at 1pm to discuss Barratt David Wilson and Moonfleet Property LLP's proposals for housing and two apartment blocks off Heathfield Lane.
"05.01.2017 10:23:04" Timeline Photos Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates
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"05.01.2017 09:45:08" Timeline Photos NEW YEAR MESSAGE: Batley and Spen deserves a better train service
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"04.01.2017 16:07:16" Timeline Photos LETTER: Her Majesty was right to shun train trip
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"03.01.2017 20:00:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kirklees slimmers shed over 42,000 pounds! Slimmers at groups across Kirklees are celebrating after shedding a staggering 42,000 pounds in 2016. Carie Calvert, who manages the team, said: “Our groups really do change lives."
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"03.01.2017 15:07:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police shoot man dead in 'planned' operation near M62 in Huddersfield A MAN has died after being shot by police during a "pre-planned policing operation" near the M62 motorway in Huddersfield. More details emerge after the man, a 27-year-old father, is named.
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"03.01.2017 14:32:01" Timeline Photos Kirklees slimmers shed over 42,000 pounds!
"03.01.2017 11:29:54" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Horsebox driver failed to stop after M62 crash POLICE are appealing for the driver of a horsebox that was involved in collision with an Audi on the M62 in West Yorkshire to come forward. West Yorkshire Police said a blue Ford Iveco horsebox was involved in collision with a grey Audi A1 on the westbound M62 near Cleckeheaton.
"03.01.2017 10:25:23" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Threat from far-right a growing concern, says Yorkshire counter-terror chief A senior Yorkshire counter-terrorism official has revealed the “growing concern” at the danger posed by far-right groups in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi fanatic. "His warning came as details emerged of efforts by Prevent officials to deter a 14-year-old West Yorkshire boy from being drawn into terrorism after he started expressing anti-Muslim views at school."
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"03.01.2017 10:00:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk bit.ly "We can confirm that there were five arrests in total during the operation, three from the incident above and a further two from a related stop of another vehicle in the Chain Bar area of Bradford at about the same time.
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"03.01.2017 09:39:26" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Woman taken to hospital after chip pan blaze A woman was taken to hospital after a chip pan fire at a flat in Dewsbury. The fire broke out early on New Year's Day.
"01.01.2017 08:39:00" Timeline Photos NEW YEAR MESSAGE: The Mayor of Kirklees looks ahead to 2017
"01.01.2017 00:00:42" Timeline Photos Wishing all of our readers and followers a happy New Year. All the very best for 2017!
"31.12.2016 11:01:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk The charity football match that lasted a whopping 19 hours A marathon football game was played by a group of Spen lads to raise cash for a charity which gives homeless army veterans a place to live. The group of 12, mainly from the Cleckheaton area, have so far raised around £1,500 for the charity in online donations and sponsorship.
"29.12.2016 17:01:29" spenboroughguardian.co.uk The charity football match that lasted a whopping 19 hours A marathon football game was played by a group of Spen lads to raise cash for a charity which gives homeless army veterans a place to live. A marathon football game was played by a group of Spen lads to raise cash for a charity which gives homeless army veterans a place to live.
"29.12.2016 11:50:25" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Staff of late MP recognised as 'unsung heroes' A senior figure in the Labour Party has paid tribute to the dedicated constituency staff of the late MP Jo Cox after they carried on her work in the wake of her murder. The “unsung heroes” have been praised for continuing with day-to-day office duties, casework and queries while at the same time dealing with their own grief and, later, giving evidence at the trial of the MP's killer.
"29.12.2016 10:28:31" Timeline Photos NEW YEAR MESSAGE: The Mayor of Kirklees looks ahead to 2017
"28.12.2016 15:07:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kirklees Council website down: essential information Kirklees Council has suffered problems with its website, emails and telephone lines during the Christmas period. If you've been trying to find out essential council information, this might help:
"25.12.2016 16:34:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Help to create twin memories at the Clayborn Liversedge fc will donate half the profits from its Boxing Day clash to help a boy with a terminal brain tumour create memories with the time he has left. A fund to enable as many exciting events for terminally ill five-year-old identical twin Zack Barrett as possible has already reached its original target of £15,000 within a month.
"25.12.2016 08:50:10" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Widower of murdered Jo Cox to give 'alternative Christmas day message' The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox will deliver this year's alternative Christmas message - in which he calls for an end to the “rise of hatred.” In the message, Mr Cox will say: “Jo loved Christmas, the games, the traditions, the coming together of friends and family and above all the excitement of our kids."
"24.12.2016 12:15:01" Timeline Photos CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Bishop of Huddersfield's festive message to people of #Kirklees
"23.12.2016 08:36:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Bogus callers are frozen out Bogus callers will be frozen out in Wyke after a cold calling zone was set up due to reports of them operating in the area. Bogus callers will be frozen out in Wyke after a cold calling zone was set up due to reports of them operating in the area.
"22.12.2016 16:36:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Bogus callers are frozen out Bogus callers will be frozen out in Wyke after a cold calling zone was set up due to reports of them operating in the area. Bogus callers will be frozen out in Wyke after a cold calling zone was set up due to reports of them operating in the area.
"22.12.2016 16:34:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Help to create twin memories at the Clayborn Liversedge fc will donate half the profits from its Boxing Day clash to help a boy with a terminal brain tumour create memories with the time he has left. Liversedge fc will donate half the profits from its Boxing Day clash to help a boy with a terminal brain tumour create memories with the time he has left.
"21.12.2016 17:00:10" Timeline Photos NATIVITY PICTURE SPECIAL: We've got a bucketful of nativity pictures in this week's paper - Out Thursday, December 22
"21.12.2016 10:05:55" Timeline Photos CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Bishop of Huddersfield's festive message to people of #Kirklees
"20.12.2016 15:33:22" Timeline Photos Were you in Heckmondwike when Pelé visited? If so, a radio documentary wants to hear from you
"19.12.2016 15:03:47" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Gang of robbers jailed for terrifying home invasions A gang of robbers who threatened to cut off parts of a man's body, terrified a breast feeding mum and attacked a man in his bed have been jailed for over 65 years. A gang of robbers who threatened to cut off parts of a man's body, terrified a breast feeding mum and attacked a man in his bed have been jailed for over 65 years.
"19.12.2016 14:15:21" Timeline Photos LETTER: Care homes like this one are hard to come by
"17.12.2016 09:13:00" Timeline Photos What have you got planned for the final weekend before Christmas?
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"17.12.2016 08:20:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Exotic birds stolen during school burglary Pupils have been left devastated after thieves broke into school premises and stole a number of exotic birds. “My son is heartbroken. We just want to raise awareness because somebody will be trying to sell these birds.”
"16.12.2016 16:20:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Exotic birds stolen during school burglary Pupils have been left devastated after thieves broke into school premises and stole a number of exotic birds. It's devastating, the kids have all helped buy these birds and given up so much time to look after them."
"16.12.2016 14:12:13" Timeline Photos What have you got planned for the final weekend before Christmas?
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"15.12.2016 15:23:26" spenboroughguardian.co.uk More in common as Mick Jagger and bookies waive profits and Jo Cox single heads to No1 Sir Mick Jagger and bookmakers William Hill have declared the Jo Cox charity single, which is said to be on course to be the Christmas number one record, a no-profit zone. Sir Mick Jagger and bookmakers William Hill have declared the Jo Cox charity single, which is said to be on course to be the Christmas number one record, a no-profit zone.
"15.12.2016 13:56:45" Timeline Photos Reports from Kirklees Magistrates' Court
"14.12.2016 17:09:46" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Free Christmas lunch for elderly people to combat loneliness Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury is hosting a Christmas lunch tomorrow (Thursday) to help combat loneliness among older people. Elderly people from around the area are invited to the event at the Ashworth Green home from 12.30pm.
"14.12.2016 16:43:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events:
"14.12.2016 16:22:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Friday, December 23, will be worst day for festive traffic Motorists have been warned that some journeys could take four times longer in the lead up to Christmas than at other times of the year. Motorists have been warned that some journeys could take four times longer in the lead up to Christmas than at other times of the year.
"14.12.2016 16:01:32" spenboroughguardian.co.uk New driver loses licence after being clocked at almost 100mph A new motorist had his licence taken off him off after he was clocked at nearly 100mph on the M1 near Wakefield. Traffic cops pulled over the vehicle when the speed gun picked it up at 98 mph.
"14.12.2016 15:37:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers. The rise from £74,962 to £76,011, due to take effect in April 2017, follows another cap-busting increase of 1.3% earlier this year.
"14.12.2016 15:15:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner? While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite. According to an index that tracks seasonal food, the price of Christmas dinner is now at its lowest since it started in 2009.
"14.12.2016 14:52:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man with conviction for violence blocked from running town bar A man's violent past has led to council chiefs blocking his application to become the licensee of a Batley bar. A man's violent past has led to council chiefs blocking his application to become the licensee of a bar.
"13.12.2016 13:36:05" Timeline Photos LETTER: This reader was disgusted by the theft of tree in broad daylight - along a popular Kirklees walking destination.
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"13.12.2016 12:01:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"12.12.2016 16:17:52" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Your first chance to hear Jo Cox Christmas charity single Supporters of the Jo Cox Foundation will this week release a charity song recorded in her name. The track, a collaboration of politicians, music stars and volunteers, is a cover of the Rolling Stones classic, “You can't always get what you want.”
"12.12.2016 16:10:52" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police drugs warning after man's death in West Yorkshire A man has died after being admitted to hospital with “overdose symptoms”, West Yorkshire Police has said. Two men aged 22 and 24 were taken to hospital after they were found unresponsive in Bradford Road, Batley, at about 4.30am on Sunday.
"12.12.2016 13:45:18" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Henry 'The Fonz' Winkler's Christmas TV special filmed in Dewsbury airs A festive TV special created by Henry “The Fonz” Winkler which was filmed in Dewsbury will air today. A festive TV special created by Henry “The Fonz” Winkler which was filmed in Dewsbury will air today.
"12.12.2016 11:57:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Still on benefits, Shannon Matthews' mum turns to religion and 'prays for forgiveness' THE mother of Dewsbury kidnap hoax victim Shannon Matthews revealed today she has prayed for forgiveness, according to reports. “I know I did something wrong but I'm not the baddest person people are making out.”
"12.12.2016 10:34:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jailed: Drunk on flight who demanded more champagne A drunk who caused a plane to be diverted after he threatened and abused cabin crew and passengers has been jailed. Toseef Qureshi of Hawke Avenue, Heckmondwike, threatened and abused cabin crew and other passengers before the captain took the decision to divert the plane.
"11.12.2016 19:15:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Nostalgia: More details unearthed about last rural postie More and more people are discovering their family trees and using family history websites to help them, but not everyone knows how to do this. "More and more people are discovering their family trees and using family history websites to help them, but not everyone knows how to do this." Writes Margaret Watson...
"10.12.2016 18:14:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk End of an era for Bronte landmark This year the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of one of Britain's most acclaimed Victorian female writers, Charlotte Bronte. "This year the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of one of Britain's most acclaimed Victorian female writers, Charlotte Bronte. It is with irony, therefore, that this year will also see the death of a Bronte literary landmark."
"10.12.2016 12:34:00" Timeline Photos Plenty of festivities over the coming weekend - plan yours with our listings guide
"10.12.2016 07:00:24" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Good news for M1 and M62 commuters in West Yorkshire Yorkshire drivers will benefit from major upgrades to two important junctions in the region. An extra lane on Chain Bar roundabout just off the M62 near Bradford has been opened, to help reduce congestion and increase capacity for the 70,000 drivers who use it every day.
"09.12.2016 15:14:27" spenboroughguardian.co.uk End of an era for Bronte landmark This year the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of one of Britain's most acclaimed Victorian female writers, Charlotte Bronte. "This year the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of one of Britain's most acclaimed Victorian female writers, Charlotte Bronte. It is with irony, therefore, that this year will also see the death of a Bronte literary landmark."
"09.12.2016 14:05:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Campaign to build bridge over 'danger bypass' after accident More than one thousand people have backed a campaign to build a pedestrian bridge over a busy bypass road after a young rugby player from Drighlington was seriously injured. “There is no safe passage to cross the bypass but many walkways that lead to it. At the other side of the A650 is a motorway bridge that has access to the Birstall retail park, incorporating the Showcase Cinema, which attracts a lot of pedestrians."
"09.12.2016 13:44:19" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Good news for M1 and M62 commuters in West Yorkshire Yorkshire drivers will benefit from major upgrades to two important junctions in the region. An extra lane on Chain Bar roundabout just off the M62 near Bradford has been opened, to help reduce congestion and increase capacity for the 70,000 drivers who use it every day.
"09.12.2016 13:31:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Do you know him? Appeal to trace sneak-in burglar Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Heckmondwike. The suspect broke into an insecure property in Brunswick Street, between December 5 and 6 and stole a number of items, including a black Vauxhall Corsa.
"09.12.2016 12:55:30" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Detectives search for group of men who stole from woman Detectives are searching for a group of men who left a woman "distressed" after stealing from her in Heckmondwike. The theft happened while the victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking towards a car park near the back of a pub when she was approached by a group of men.
"09.12.2016 12:34:01" Timeline Photos Plenty of festivities over the coming weekend - plan yours with our listings guide
"08.12.2016 15:19:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards. Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has told how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.
"08.12.2016 12:37:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Traffic alert: M62 carriageway closed as HGV catches fire A section of the eastbound carriageway of the M62 has been closed in West Yorkshire after a HGV caught fire. Highways England warned of delays until about 2pm.
"07.12.2016 13:29:20" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000 Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway. People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.
"07.12.2016 12:40:56" Timeline Photos LETTER: Appeal for info on former Liversedge shop - Do you recall this former shop?
"06.12.2016 10:57:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Firefighters' mission to help disadvantaged children this Christmas For the second year running West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working together with Radio Aire to support the largest annual Christmas toy appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas. “Mission Christmas makes such a difference to those children who are at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day."
"06.12.2016 09:44:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Traffic alert: Vehicle fire forces M1 lane closures near Wakefield Two lanes of the M1 motorway have been closed after a vehicle caught fire. Crews from West Yorkshire Fire Service are at the scene of the incident on the northbound carriageway between Junction 40 and Junction 41, near Wakefield.
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"05.12.2016 13:07:10" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Report criticising Kirklees' children's services 'came as no surprise' An Ofsted report that deemed children's services in Kirklees as inadequate “came as no surprise”, according to trade union chiefs. “We've been banging at their door for two years and everything we have complained about is in the report. We cannot continue like this."
"05.12.2016 10:30:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jack Russell rescued after chasing rabbit into crag Cleckheaton firefighters helped to rescue a dog after it became stuck in a rocky crag. The Jack Russell, named pip, chased a rabbit into the rugged land.
"02.12.2016 12:02:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tour de Yorkshire 2017 to head through Kirklees The country's top cyclists will be heading to Kirklees after organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire revealed the stage routes for next year's event. The country's top cyclists will be heading to Kirklees after organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire revealed the stage routes for next year's event.
"02.12.2016 10:36:58" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Old Labour HQ to re-open as learning centre The former Labour party headquarters in Cleckheaton town centre is being transformed into a new centre offering a range of courses for adults. The former Labour party headquarters in Cleckheaton town centre is being transformed into a new centre offering a range of courses for adults.
"01.12.2016 08:03:36" Timeline Photos Delays on M62 after accident
"30.11.2016 16:20:45" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jail for man who stamped on 62-year-old victim's head nine times A man who assaulted two others after they asked him for a cigarette has been jailed for six years. William Beckett, 31, punched the 62-year-old, to the ground, kicking and stamping on his head during the violent attack at Dewsbury Station.
"30.11.2016 14:54:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Charity single in honour of Jo Cox to be released A “protest” charity single recorded in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox - which features politicians and stars from the world of music - is set to be released. Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Cockney Rebel's Steve Harley and pop star David Gray all appear on a recording of the Rolling Stones hit You Can't Always Get What You Want.
"30.11.2016 12:47:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Revealed: The UK's worst traffic hotspots Britain's worst traffic hotspots have been revealed. Part the M62 westbound at junction 26 has been named one of the worst areas for congestion in Britain. Which traffic hotspot do you think should be added to the list?
"29.11.2016 16:56:24" Timeline Photos Former WMC building to be transformed into new flats
"29.11.2016 14:26:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire NHS chiefs are backing a plan to ban obese patients and smokers from surgery in Yorkshire. Obese people will be denied planned surgery for 12 months unless they lose weight and smokers prevented from undergoing operations for six months unless they quit. Do you agree with the move?
"29.11.2016 10:04:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Portly pig rescued by firefighters A portly pig had to be rescued by firefighters after it tumbled down an embankment. The specialist firefighters were deployed from Cleckheaton Fire Station to help rescue the 15-stone pig.
"25.11.2016 20:16:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kirklees Council's children services deemed 'inadequate' by damning report Kirklees Council has 'systemically failed' in its duty of care to vulnerable children. A damning Ofsted report published this morning rated its children's social care service as inadequate in all key areas of the judgement.
"25.11.2016 16:33:31" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kirklees Council's children services deemed 'inadequate' by damning report Kirklees Council has 'systemically failed' in its duty of care to vulnerable children. The report said the failures were “due to serious and widespread failures which result in some children not being protected or having their needs met.”
"25.11.2016 11:56:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Video: Knife attack as off-duty officer confronts suspected Black Friday shoplifter An off-duty police officer has been attacked with a knife after he confronted a suspected shoplifter in a Leeds city centre shop. The male officer's neck, face and hand were slashed with the knife during the incident at HMV shortly after 9am today.
"25.11.2016 09:58:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox's murder changed our democracy forever, says Yorkshire MP A Yorkshire MP in the neighbouring constituency to Jo Cox's has told how the murder of her friend has permanently altered the face of Britain's Parliamentary democracy. Paula Sherriff, elected at the same time as Mrs Cox in 2015, said her fellow Labour MP's death at the hands of neo-Nazi killer Thomas Mair has prompted her to re-think how she approaches her public duties.
"24.11.2016 16:51:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Queuing traffic and severe delays on M62 Commuters are being warned of severe delays on the M62 this afternoon due around Chain Bar and Tingley. Commuters are being warned of delays on the M62 westbound this rush-hour.
"24.11.2016 10:12:46" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Mair may have planned a 'spectacular' by killing more victims with stolen weapon The rifle used by Thomas Mair to murder Jo Cox had been stolen from a car in another part of West Yorkshire less than 12 months before the killing. Det Supt Wallen said it was still unclear why Mair chose Mrs Cox as a target or whether he was planning a “spectacular” by killing others as he re-loaded the weapon and headed away from the centre of Birstall.
"24.11.2016 09:33:43" Timeline Photos Today's Spenborough Guardian front page #JoCox
"23.11.2016 17:23:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox trial: The “comprehensive” case against Thomas Mair A “comprehensive” catalogue of evidence was presented to jurors as the court heard about the events of June 16 and the police investigation which they triggered. Witnesses spoke about having heard a “piercing scream” and a “popping sound” like a single firecracker going off during the first wave of Mair's assault.
"23.11.2016 16:53:26" spenboroughguardian.co.uk How community in Birstall coped in wake of MP's murder At the spot where hundreds of floral tributes were laid for Jo Cox in the days after her murder, the market traders whose plot overlooked the crime scene go about their business on a sunny autumn Thursday. As events unfolded, the world's media focused its intense glare on a what one Birstall trader calls a “normal, everyday close-knit community where most people know each other.”
"23.11.2016 16:25:00" Timeline Photos Anti-social loner Thomas Mair used stolen gun to kill Jo Cox
"23.11.2016 16:17:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Anti-social loner Thomas used stolen gun to kill Jo Cox The gun that 'anti-social loner' Thomas Mair used to kill MP Jo Cox was stolen from a vehicle in Keighley 10 months earlier, police revealed today. "How he, an anti-social loner with no previous criminal history, no criminal ring of individuals around him, came into possession of it is very much an active line of enquiry and I would like any assistance as to how he came by it.”
"23.11.2016 14:33:09" Timeline Photos The detective who led the investigation into the murder of Jo Cox has described Thomas Mair as a “cold blooded killer”.
"23.11.2016 14:11:01" Timeline Photos Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair begins life sentence for murder of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/crime/neo-nazi-thomas-mair-begins-life-sentence-for-murder-of-yorkshire-mp-jo-cox-1-8254231
"23.11.2016 14:00:01" Timeline Photos The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox today claimed his wife's death was a “political act and an act of terrorism” in a statement given after her killer was convicted of
"23.11.2016 13:33:01" Timeline Photos Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”
"23.11.2016 13:31:49" Timeline Photos Jo Cox verdict: CPS says murderer Thomas Mair was “motivated by hate”
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/jo-cox-verdict-cps-says-murderer-thomas-mair-was-motivated-by-hate-1-8254777
"23.11.2016 13:14:01" Timeline Photos Jo Cox trial: The solitary life of murderer Thomas Mair
"23.11.2016 12:51:30" Timeline Photos Jo Cox trial: The hidden extremist views of murderer Thomas Mair
"23.11.2016 10:02:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jury out today in murder trial of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox THE JURY hearing the case against the man accused of murdering MP Jo Cox will retire to consider their verdict today. The jury hearing the case against the man accused of murdering MP Jo Cox will retire to consider their verdict today.
"23.11.2016 09:43:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'Car arsonists have ruined our lives' A disabled woman says she and her husband have had their lives destroyed by the arsonists who torched both their cars in one night. “People do not understand what sort of devastation things like this can have. I am disabled and now I have got no car and I can't get out.”
"22.11.2016 11:22:23" spenboroughguardian.co.uk LIVE: Jo Cox murder accused will not take stand The team defending the man accused of murdering Jo Cox does not proposed to call any evidence, jurors have been told. LATEST: The team defending the man accused of murdering Jo Cox does not propose to call any evidence, jurors have been told.
"21.11.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos Pizza chain Domino's set to deliver jobs for Cleckheaton? http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/pizza-chain-domino-s-set-to-deliver-jobs-for-cleckheaton-1-8249865 Domino's Pizza
"21.11.2016 13:58:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Pizza chain Domino's set to deliver jobs for Cleckheaton? National pizza delivery chain Domino's could be heading to Cleckheaton after applying to open a store in the town centre. National pizza delivery chain Domino's could be heading to Cleckheaton after applying to open a store in the town centre.
"21.11.2016 13:57:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'MP Jo Cox killer had Nazi ornament and books at his house' An alleged white supremacist accused of murdering MP Jo Cox had a gold Third Reich eagle ornament with a swastika on it on his bookcase, a court has heard. An alleged white supremacist accused of murdering MP Jo Cox had a gold Third Reich eagle ornament with a swastika on it on his bookcase, a court has heard.
"21.11.2016 11:56:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man punched in the face by robber A man was targeted by a robber as he walked home across a cricket field in Heckmondwike. A man was targeted by a robber as he walked home across a cricket field in Heckmondwike.
"18.11.2016 09:29:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk There's a gunman on the loose: Listen to Jo Cox 999 call A CHILLING 999 call, in which an eyewitness warned of a gunman on the loose “shooting everybody” as MP Jo Cox lay dying in a West Yorkshire street, was played to a court today. "There's a gunman on the loose": Listen to Jo Cox 999 call
"17.11.2016 13:19:17" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kirklees man wanted on recall to prison Detectives are trying to trace a man from Kirklees wanted on recall to prison. "A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "He has previously been convicted for burglary offences."
"17.11.2016 12:58:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox murder accused 'told onlookers to move back' A far-right extremist waved his knife and told shocked onlookers they had “better move back” as he killed MP Jo Cox, a court has heard. “I said: 'what are you doing, what's wrong with you.'"
"17.11.2016 09:55:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Heavy delays on M62 after eight-vehicle crash Commuters using motorways in West Yorkshire this morning face heavy delays after an eight-vehicle crash on the M62. Highways England said the collision happened on the M62 westbound
"16.11.2016 17:14:40" spenboroughguardian.co.uk How MP Jo Cox 'tried to save her staff, even during knife and gun attack' THE PERSONAL assistant of Yorkshire MP Jo Cox has described to a jury the moment an alleged extremist launched his gun and knife attack shouting “Britain First”. “In that instant our lives changed forever."
"16.11.2016 08:39:01" Timeline Photos REMEMBRANCE DAY: Kirklees pays its respects to honour the fallen
"15.11.2016 14:34:02" Photos from Spenborough Guardian's post REMEMBRANCE DAY: Kirklees pays its respects to honour the fallen
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/remembrance-day-kirklees-pays-its-respects-to-honour-the-fallen-1-8239450
"15.11.2016 12:34:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Live: Jo Cox murder trial suspended for day due to prison strike The trial of the man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox has been suspended for the day due to industrial action taking place in the prison where he is being held. As jurors arrived at Court 8 of the Old Bailey in London this morning, they learned that the case would be unable to proceed as Thomas Mair was not in court.
"14.11.2016 10:08:17" Timeline Photos Commuters face widespread disruption while hundreds of disgruntled bus drivers in West Yorkshire are on strike today
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/transport/disruption-as-850-west-yorkshire-bus-drivers-go-on-strike-1-8236878
"14.11.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos REMEMBRANCE: Send us your Remembrance Day service pictures and tributes and we will aim to feature them across print and online. Email email@example.com
"14.11.2016 09:57:26" yorkshirepost.co.uk Man to stand trial accused of MP Jo Cox's murder The man accused of the terror-related murder of Labour MP Jo Cox will stand trial at the Old Bailey later. Thomas Mair, 53, allegedly shot and stabbed the 41-year-old outside her constituency surgery in Birstall.
"13.11.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos Next Friday marks Children in Need 2016 - perhaps you're planning on doing something sporty, something that involves baking or maybe dressing up. Whatever you're planning to do, we want to know! Tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"13.11.2016 08:59:00" Timeline Photos REMEMBRANCE: Send us your Remembrance Day service pictures and tributes and we will aim to feature them across print and online. Email email@example.com
"12.11.2016 08:31:00" Timeline Photos North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8229395
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"11.11.2016 16:31:01" Timeline Photos North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8229395
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"11.11.2016 13:27:50" Photos from Spenborough Guardian's post A reader has sent us some fascinating pictures of her late father and grandfather, who fought in World War One and World War Two. They include a Christmas card from 1918! #LestWeForget
"11.11.2016 12:00:01" Timeline Photos Well done to Clare Hurst, an inspirational woman from Heckmondwike who has become a beauty pageant queen after losing weight and gaining confidence.
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"11.11.2016 11:52:35" Timeline Photos Next Friday marks Children in Need 2016 - perhaps you're planning on doing something sporty, something that involves baking or maybe dressing up. Whatever you're planning to do, we want to know! Tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"11.11.2016 11:16:46" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Warning over fake parking ticket emails scam Fraudsters are sending out “Parking Charge Reminder” emails, claiming that the recipient has parked in a UKPC car park The emails contain randomly generated reference numbers and quote a charge of £90.
"11.11.2016 08:58:01" Timeline Photos REMEMBRANCE: Send us your Remembrance Day service pictures and tributes and we will aim to feature them across print and online. Email email@example.com
"10.11.2016 12:36:03" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'Help to save our lifeline centres' A mum has spoken out against plans to close children's centres as part of a shake-up of council services for families. A mum has spoken out against plans to close children's centres as part of a shake-up of council services for families.
"10.11.2016 10:31:53" Timeline Photos There's a bumper list of court reports from Kirklees Magistrates this week
"10.11.2016 08:54:01" Timeline Photos LETTER: What direction is our health service heading?
"09.11.2016 17:46:01" Timeline Photos #Birstall Community Church is getting ready to toast its 110-year anniversary later this month!
"09.11.2016 17:27:41" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Ice warning issued as wintry weather looks set to continue More wintry weather is expected in Yorkshire overnight, with temperatures predicted to drop below freezing. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for the whole of the region from 6pm today until 9am tomorrow.
"09.11.2016 16:32:46" Timeline Photos Teachers, pupils and parents from a Liversedge primary school came together to take part in a dog walk to remember a former headteacher.
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/charity-dog-walk-in-honour-of-former-headteacher-1-8228451
"09.11.2016 14:00:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Gas training pays off as graduate gains dream role at housing firm Esther started her journey with BTC Training Centre in Cleckheaton, learning to be a gas engineer on the ACS New Entrant Multi-Skilled Gas Engineer Course. Hats off to gas training graduate Esther Naomi as her gas training accomplishments pay off with a full time role in the in-house gas team at the 18,000 home Housing Association Yorkshire Housing.
"09.11.2016 13:40:18" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Charity dog walk in honour of former headteacher Teachers, pupils and parents from a Liversedge primary school came together to take part in a dog walk to remember a former headteacher. Karen Summers was head at High Bank Junior Infant and Nursery School, but sadly passed away after a short illness in June.
"09.11.2016 10:48:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Donald Trump wins White House race: here's how he could be a successful President Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here's how he could be a successful President. For some, having Trump at the helm of the USA is a frightening thought. What do you think?
"09.11.2016 10:48:05" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Slow going as snow covers West Yorkshire - six more hours of wintry weather to follow West Yorkshire woke to a blanket of snow this morning, with another six hours of wintry weather to come. Commuters faced rush hour misery as the weather caused tailbacks on main roads this morning.
"08.11.2016 13:26:06" Yorkshire Post SNOW ALERT: Parts of Yorkshire could wake up to as much as four inches of snow tomorrow as the region gets an early blast of winter.
"08.11.2016 12:33:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police appeal after Dewsbury shooting Police are seeking information after reports that a gun was fired from a vehicle in Dewsbury on Saturday night. Police are seeking information after reports that a gun was fired from a vehicle in Dewsbury on Saturday night.
"07.11.2016 12:29:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"07.11.2016 12:09:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Strike to halt Arriva Yorkshire bus services Bus services will grind to a halt during a 24-hour strike by drivers over pay. Arriva Yorkshire said only limited services would be running during the walk-out, which starts at 3am on Monday, November 14.
"07.11.2016 12:07:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk I'm a Celebrity... line up announced All bets are off as we can now reveal the full lineup for I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2016 which includes TV star Carol Vorderman, Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and Emmerdale's Adam Thomas. All bets are off as we can now reveal the full lineup for I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2016.
"07.11.2016 12:06:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Five cars damaged in just half an hour Five incidents of criminal damage in the space of half an hour have prompted a police investigation in the Heckmondwike and Liversedge area. Two vehicles were set on fire on the Stubley Estate in Heckmondwike and three vehicles were attacked at Millbridge in Liversedge.
"07.11.2016 12:00:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Lights fantastic in band contest! The Clouded Lights have been crowned champions of the first ever Battle of the Bands competition held at the Live Room music venue in Cleckheaton. “This is for all the people who make it out to see us week in, week out.We really couldn't have done it without your support and encouragement, thank you.”
"07.11.2016 10:42:00" Timeline Photos It's coming up to 40 years to the week that the M62 opened.
We want readers to share their memories and thoughts of the motorway being built, your first journey on it and memorable pictures.
Email us or comment.
"05.11.2016 15:19:01" Timeline Photos "I regret the one-sided nature of the by-election."
Garry Kitchin, one of the candidates during the recent #BatleySpen by-election, has sent us this letter.
"05.11.2016 10:34:01" Timeline Photos WEEKEND: Plan your bonfire weekend right now
"05.11.2016 09:23:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 5p bag charge could help Littletown School A school in Liversedge is hoping to transform its field with the help of the 5p carrier bag charge. “A purpose-built outdoor classroom, greenhouse, bird and bee houses, planting and seating will all help to improve the area and enable us to develop the children's understanding of the world around them.”
"04.11.2016 16:21:50" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 5p bag charge could help Littletown School A school in Liversedge is hoping to transform its field with the help of the 5p carrier bag charge. “A purpose-built outdoor classroom, greenhouse, bird and bee houses, planting and seating will all help to improve the area and enable us to develop the children's understanding of the world around them.”
"04.11.2016 15:24:05" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Firefighters urging people to play safe this Bonfire Night West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is urging people to play it safe by going to an organised bonfire and firework display this year. Last year firefighters extinguished 248 fires outdoors between November 1 and 9. These included anything from grass fires to wheelie bins and rubbish.
"04.11.2016 15:07:05" Timeline Photos "I regret the one-sided nature of the by-election."
Garry Kitchin, one of the candidates during the recent #BatleySpen by-election, has sent us this letter.
"04.11.2016 14:22:02" Timeline Photos WEEKEND: Plan your bonfire weekend right now
"04.11.2016 11:32:25" spenboroughguardian.co.uk WATCH: Mirfield youngster sings on Wembley stage with X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger A seriously ill child from Mirfield has been living the dream after performing live on stage at Wembley with Nicole Scherzinger. A seriously ill child has been living the dream after performing live on stage at Wembley with Nicole Scherzinger.
"03.11.2016 16:39:23" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Neighbourhood is in fear over burglary spell PEOPLE say they are living in fear after a wave of burglaries in their neighbourhoods. “My wife is struggling with sleeping and we are getting up with every noise, knock or bang. A lot of people on this estate are feeling the same. The whole community is on edge.”
"03.11.2016 16:03:02" Timeline Photos TRACY BRABIN MP COLUMN: 'I will work tirelessly on behalf of constituents'
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/tracy-brabin-mp-column-i-will-work-tirelessly-on-behalf-of-constituents-1-8210448
"03.11.2016 13:56:23" Photos from Spenborough Guardian's post Congregation recently bid farewell to a historic Kirklees church building - first opened in 1893!
"03.11.2016 10:45:32" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin praises police for bravery New Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised police for their actions on the day her predecessor was attacked and died in Birstall. “What happened in Batley and Spen was a violent attack on a member of this House but I'd like to take this moment to thank the police officers themselves who put their lives on the line every single day.”
"03.11.2016 10:27:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Inspectors slam school for putting children at an 'unacceptable' level of risk A primary school placed its children at an “unacceptable” level of risk by failing to check whether staff were suitable to work there. “Crucially, they have not checked whether teachers are subject to a prohibition order which would prevent them from working in a school. This means leaders and governors have placed children at risk.”
"03.11.2016 09:33:01" Timeline Photos Who's been in the dock in #kirklees? Click here to find out ➡️ http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/reports-from-kirklees-magistrates-court-1-8213962
"02.11.2016 13:59:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Traffic chaos after car overturns on M62 Two lanes have been closed on the M62 eastbound due to an overturned car between Gildersome and Chain Bar. Two lanes have been closed on the M62 eastbound due to an overturned car between Gildersome and Chain Bar.
"02.11.2016 13:39:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Warning over court summons scam emails Police and Action Fraud are warning people about a wave of scam emails that appear to be summoning the recipient to appear in court. The messages purport to come from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), and claim the recipient is being summoned to a court hearing.
"02.11.2016 13:14:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man developed hepatitis after energy drink 'overdose' Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned. A 50-year-old builder was admitted to hospital with hepatitis after downing up to five energy drinks every day for three weeks.
"02.11.2016 12:53:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin First it was an all new £5 note, and now Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin. The new coin is set to come into circulation in March 2017 and is said to be the most secure coin in the world.
"02.11.2016 12:32:10" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Shoppers out in force for opening of new Wilko store Shoppers were out in force this morning when Wilko opened its doors at Birstall Shopping Park. Queues to the new store started forming at 7.40am with more than 60 shoppers keen to get a first look at the new Wilko store and take away free goodies.
"02.11.2016 12:31:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Couple sought after bag theft at Leeds station pub leads to assault A woman was assaulted after she confronted a couple suspected of stealing her bag from a pub in Leeds City Station. Using the app, the victim traced the couple to a nearby pub and then confronted them.
"02.11.2016 12:21:22" Timeline Photos 'DISGRACE' - A reader has sent us this letter following the decision not to hold a public inquiry into #Orgreave
"02.11.2016 10:49:27" Timeline Photos A campaign has been launched to encourage people in Kirklees to ensure they stay healthy this winter.
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/council-urging-people-to-stay-well-this-winter-in-kirklees-1-8213969
"01.11.2016 16:33:26" Yorkshire Post An eyewitness told our sister title the Sheffield Star: “A man went into Wilkinson's Haymarket, went upstairs to the electrical aisle, picked up some bolt cutters, chopped his big toe off and stood eating
"01.11.2016 12:42:25" Timeline Photos Mayor: 'We must show our respects during Remembrance'
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/mayor-we-must-show-our-respects-during-remembrance-1-8211263
"29.10.2016 07:49:01" Timeline Photos LISTINGS: Got your Halloween weekend plans set in stone? If not, don't 'fear' because here's our bumper listings guide
"28.10.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Fireworks will light up the skies of North Kirklees next weekend. Are you holding a bonfire? Let us know!
Click here to read more: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/whats-on/fireworks-will-light-up-the-sky-next-weekend-1-8202321
"28.10.2016 14:48:01" Timeline Photos LISTINGS: Got your Halloween weekend plans set in stone? If not, don't 'fear' because here's our bumper listings guide
"28.10.2016 09:56:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox's family open birth unit in Dewsbury The family of MP Jo Cox has unveiled a plaque in her honour at a new birth centre in Dewsbury. “Jo was an MP, a humanitarian, a wife, a sister, a daughter, but most of all she was a mum, and she would have just been amazed at the birth unit and she knew how important it was to have units like this in our local community.”
"27.10.2016 15:48:00" Timeline Photos LISTINGS: Got your Halloween weekend plans set in stone? If not, don't 'fear' because here's our bumper listings guide
"27.10.2016 11:41:01" Timeline Photos A new project has been launched that is using rugby league to continue the legacy of the late Jo Cox.
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/new-rugby-project-will-help-continue-jo-cox-s-legacy-1-8202682
"27.10.2016 11:00:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Eating blind at Prashad in aid of the Guide Dogs An award winning Indian restaurant will be treating diners to a meal with a difference, by blindfolding them. Have a unique experience and raise money for charity at Indian restaurant Prashad in Drighlington. Dining in the dark is in aid of Guide Dogs for the blind and will take place next month.
"27.10.2016 10:34:02" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Thieves steal cast iron safe from pizza shop Thieves stole a cast iron safe full of cash from a restaurant in Cleckheaton. Police are appealing for information following a burglary at the pizzeria in Cleckheaton.
"27.10.2016 10:24:47" Timeline Photos Latest court reports from Kirklees
"26.10.2016 14:00:01" Timeline Photos LETTER: A few more questions on NHS costs
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-a-few-more-questions-on-nhs-costs-1-8202457
"26.10.2016 11:17:29" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Thousands stolen from security man during violent robbery in Cleckheaton A security man carring several thousands pounds in cash was assaulted during one of two violent robberies in West Yorkshire yesterday lunchtime. Detectives are linking the incident in Cleckheaton with a second robbery in nearby Gomersal, during which a van driver was attacked.
"26.10.2016 11:10:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Driver topped 130mph while pursued by police helicopter across Leeds and Wakefield A banned driver drove so fast as he tried to get away from West Yorkshire police officers that the force's helicopter struggled to keep up with him. A banned driver drove so fast as he tried to get away from West Yorkshire police officers that the force's helicopter struggled to keep up with him.
"26.10.2016 10:49:40" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Bogus window cleaner stole £800 from elderly woman's home Police in Heckmondwike are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at an elderly lady's home. “He was posing as a window cleaner and may have also spoken to other residents on this street and so we would like to hear from anyone who saw this man in the area, or if he approached your property."
"25.10.2016 15:32:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Check out the world's first airbag for cyclists A Swedish firm has designed the world's first airbag for cyclists. Worn as a collar around the cyclist's neck, the helmet inflates like a car airbag when an impact is detected and surrounds the wearer's head to cushion and protect the skull.
"25.10.2016 14:46:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Pokemon Go announce Hallowe'en-themed update for this week The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe'en-themed special features. If you got over your Pokemon obsession before the autumn kicked in, are these seasonal features enough to tempt you back for some Halloween fun?
"25.10.2016 14:37:38" Timeline Photos New Dewsbury sessions to help learn more about World War One
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/new-dewsbury-sessions-to-help-learn-more-about-world-war-one-1-8199845
"25.10.2016 14:16:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Millions of Brits risking home security Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found. Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe.
"25.10.2016 13:28:38" Timeline Photos It's almost time to wrap up warm ready enjoy the crackles of the bonfire and fantastic firework displays around the district. Where will you be heading this November 5? Let us know!
"25.10.2016 13:02:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Brutal murder of newspaper employee re-examined 30 years on The violent murder of a newspaper employee is being re-examined by detectives, 30 years after his death. William Smith was walking along an unlit pathway at the back of Mirfield Memorial Park and the Calder Hebble Canal when he was brutally attacked on Saturday, October 25, 1986.
"25.10.2016 12:46:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire service's £7m bill for private ambulances YORKSHIRE'S ambulance service is to end its contracts with most of its non-NHS providers after an “unbearable squeeze” on funding saw it pay private firms and charities more than £7m to transport patients. “The unbearable squeeze on NHS funding means that ambulance services often don't have enough staff to cover a shift."
"25.10.2016 12:11:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"25.10.2016 12:10:32" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents It's the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween. Morrisons is to launch pumpkin carving classes this week in many of its supermarkets to help anxious parents.
"24.10.2016 12:32:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Youngsters warned to stay away from the railway tracks this half term Police are urging boys and young men to stay away from the tracks this half term. “Whether it's due to a fascination with trains, peer pressure or lad culture, we know boys and young men are the most likely groups to go on the tracks and are therefore at a higher risk of being killed or seriously injured as a result of trespassing."
"23.10.2016 17:45:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Week of disruption as roadworks take place at Chain Bar Essential resurfacing works are due to start on Bradford Road on Monday, which are expected to last for just over a week. Whilst roadworks are taking place, there will be no access onto Bradford Road from Wyke Lane.
"22.10.2016 10:02:00" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend right here, with our bumper listings page
"21.10.2016 12:04:47" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Week of disruption as roadworks take place at Chain Bar Essential resurfacing works are due to start on Bradford Road on Monday, which are expected to last for just over a week. The work is taking place on the stretch of road from Chain bar Roundabout to just past Wyke Lane.
"21.10.2016 10:01:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend right here, with our bumper listings page
"21.10.2016 09:36:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco A man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed. A man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed.
"21.10.2016 08:46:40" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Labour candidate and friend of Jo Cox, Tracy Brabin, wins Batley and Spen by-election THE Labour candidate Tracy Brabin hit out at fringe parties who "sow division" as she celebrated her landslide victory in the Batley and Spen by-election. "Whether you voted for me, voted for other candidates or didn't vote at all – I give you my word I will be an equally strong voice for each and every one of you."
"20.10.2016 14:36:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk End of the road for Liversedge Football Club? Liversedge FC could be forced out of the league because of outdated facilities - leading to the demise of the club after 104 years. “The situation is dire. It looks as though North Kirklees is going to lose these facilities.”
"20.10.2016 10:47:28" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Royal Mail issue special stamps to celebrate the Mr Men Little Miss series of children's books Royal Mail has today announced the launch of 10 special stamps to celebrate the Mr Men Little Miss series of books - created by Cleckheaton born and former Sowerby Bridge Grammar pupil, Roger Hargreaves. Mr Men book author, Roger Hargreaves, was born on Bath Road, Cleckheaton and grew up on Halifax Road.
"20.10.2016 09:37:18" spenboroughguardian.co.uk MP by election gets underway Voters are taking to the polls today to elect a new MP to represent the Batley and Spen constituency. Ten candidates are contesting the seat in the by-election, which was called following the death of Labour MP Jo Cox.
"19.10.2016 13:05:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Police dog stabbing prompts Finn's Law campaign to change status of police dogs and horses Three senior police officers from West Yorkshire Police have shown their support to a national campaign, to see police dogs and horses given the same rights as police officers if they are assaulted in the line of duty. PD Finn underwent four hours of emergency surgery after being stabbed in the head and chest when detaining a suspect.
"19.10.2016 11:16:30" Timeline Photos Heckmondwike's Salvation Army band is in urgent need of help if they are to fulfil their Christmas dates -
MORE HERE: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/heckmondwike-salvation-army-band-in-need-of-some-festive-cheer-1-8189133
"19.10.2016 11:15:51" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Kopparberg recalls cider over fears bottles may shatter Bottles of popular Kopparberg cider are being removed from the shelves at Asda supermarkets amid fears the glass may shatter. Kopparberg is urging customers not to open the bottle or drink the contents and to “carefully” dispose of the bottle immediately.
"19.10.2016 09:08:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk A 'bit of a blur' as Tracy Brabin seeks to contest Batley and Spen seat Almost a month has passed since the former soap star Tracy Brabin was chosen to contend the Batley and Spen seat once held by her friend Jo Cox. The former actress is as determined as ever to speak to local residents and find out what they want from their local MP.
"18.10.2016 10:12:22" Timeline Photos LETTER: Incensed at decision to shut Kirklees museum
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-incensed-at-decision-to-shut-kirklees-museum-1-8186764
"17.10.2016 16:31:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Bonfire and fireworks extravaganza promises to be another fantastic event West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) plans to host its popular Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza on November 4 at its Headquarters in Birkenshaw. Not only will there be amazing firework displays and a roaring bonfire, there will also be kids rides, live music and food and drink.
"17.10.2016 10:36:27" Timeline Photos This play should be plenty to keep the little ones entertained this half-term
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/new-puppet-play-on-offer-this-half-term-in-kirklees-1-8185022
"17.10.2016 09:43:30" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"17.10.2016 09:42:48" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Body of missing man found Police searching for a missing man have found a body. Police searching for a missing man have found a body.
"15.10.2016 08:25:00" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our listings:
"14.10.2016 12:56:03" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Corbyn defends Russia comments during Batley visit Jeremy Corbyn has insisted there is “no equivocation” over his attitude to Russia's actions in Syria after criticism from the husband of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox. Jeremy Corbyn has insisted there is “no equivocation” over his attitude to Russia's actions in Syria after criticism from the husband of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.
"14.10.2016 10:11:30" Timeline Photos Not sorted out your weekend yet? Here's a few tips in case you're struggling for ideas
"14.10.2016 09:24:01" Timeline Photos YOUR SAY: Independent candidate Garry Kitchin has penned this letter about the upcoming by-election. What do you think?
"13.10.2016 10:28:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Tesco supplies low in dispute with supplier Unilever Supermarket giant Tesco has stopped selling major household-name brands online after a price war erupted between Tesco and British-Dutch supplier Unilever. Tesco has already withdrawn Unilever products from sale online, and stocks are reported to be running low in stores across the UK.
"13.10.2016 10:00:03" Timeline Photos YOUR SAY: Independent candidate Garry Kitchin has penned this letter about the upcoming by-election. What do you think?
"13.10.2016 09:23:35" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Cyclist named after fatal collision with bus Police have named a cyclist who died in a collision with a bus. The 22-year-old from Heckmondwike suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
"13.10.2016 08:41:43" Timeline Photos Latest court reports from Kirklees
"12.10.2016 15:11:31" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Find out which school starters are featured in this week's paper Has your child started school this term? The school starters page continues this week with more pictures of children starting their new school.
"12.10.2016 07:53:00" Timeline Photos A women's morris group is looking for new members
"11.10.2016 16:13:40" Timeline Photos READER LETTER: Why should patients lose out on NHS money?
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-why-should-patients-lose-out-on-nhs-money-1-8175702
"11.10.2016 15:35:12" Timeline Photos Locala in drive for new young members in Kirklees
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/locala-in-drive-for-new-young-members-in-kirklees-1-8173629
"10.10.2016 16:34:21" spenboroughguardian.co.uk www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk Batley and Spen fake election leaflets reported to police http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/batley-and-spen-fake-election-leaflets-reported-to-police-1-8173424
"10.10.2016 16:20:59" Timeline Photos LETTER: Less doom and gloom - Let's raise a cheer for local talents
"10.10.2016 10:46:22" Timeline Photos Planned roadworks for this week -
"08.10.2016 09:00:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/lifestyle/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8168957
"07.10.2016 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Madonna and Freddie Mercury pop to Tesco!
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/madonna-and-freddie-pop-to-tesco-1-8169279
"07.10.2016 12:46:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Explosions heard at huge fire at industrial building A major fire has broken out at a former printing factory in the middle of Leeds. Explosions have been heard and flames are shooting up from the structure.
"07.10.2016 09:38:07" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/lifestyle/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8168957
"06.10.2016 15:56:54" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Dancers' tribute to Bradley A dance group are putting the finishing touches to a production in Cleckheaton in memory of a former friend of the group. Timestep School of Dance, based in Heckmondwike puts on a play each year and decided to dedicate this year's offering to 16-year-old �Bradley MacDonald, who died just over a year ago.
"06.10.2016 15:07:39" Timeline Photos NEW STARTERS: Pick up a copy of this week's paper to see school starters pictures, including youngsters from Hill Top, Birstall Primary Academy, Hartshead and Crowlees
"06.10.2016 14:51:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Plan to transform derelict supermarket site into new college A derelict former supermarket site could be transformed into a new college building for 500 students. A derelict former supermarket site could be transformed into a new college building for 500 students.
"06.10.2016 14:30:50" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Last mayor of Spenborough dies aged 94 Ken Sowden the last mayor and a former leader of Spenborough council has died aged 94. As leader of the council Ken Snowden helped to set up Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre, Red House Museum and housing schemes for elderly people.
"06.10.2016 10:46:30" Timeline Photos Dancers' tribute to Bradley
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/dancers-tribute-to-bradley-1-8166985
"06.10.2016 10:04:55" Timeline Photos Latest Kirklees court report listings
"05.10.2016 16:37:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk UPDATE: Cyclist dies after collision with bus A cyclist has died after he collided with a bus. The 22-year-old from Dewsbury died as a result of the accident this morning. Our thoughts are with the cyclist's friends and family at this sad time.
"05.10.2016 15:06:41" dewsburyreporter.co.uk Cyclist seriously hurt after collision with bus A cyclist has been injured after he was involved in a serious collision with a bus earlier today. A cyclist has been injured after he was involved in a serious collision with a bus earlier today.
"05.10.2016 13:19:19" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Over half of NHS groups failing cancer patients in Yorkshire More than half of NHS groups in Yorkshire are failing cancer patients when it comes to diagnosis and treatment, new ratings show. Three CCGs in Yorkshire fall into the lowest category, including North Kirklees.
"05.10.2016 12:43:00" Timeline Photos Kirklees smokers being urged to ditch the cigs this #Stoptober - will you be doing it and have you kicked the habit in the past?
"05.10.2016 11:32:01" Timeline Photos Batley Bulldogs raise £30,000 for breast cancer charity thanks to pink weekends
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/batley-bulldogs-raise-30-000-for-breast-cancer-charity-thanks-to-pink-weekends-1-8164536
"05.10.2016 11:06:03" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Parents on trial after baby daughter found dead with burns, bruises and bite marks Two parents are standing trial accused of child cruelty after their 18-week-old daughter was found dead with fractures, burns, bruises and bite marks, a court heard. A jury was told that 18-week-old Kayleigh Sheard was found by paramedics in a bouncy chair in front of a gas fire, which was on its maximum setting, at the couple's home in Cleckheaton.
"05.10.2016 09:16:56" Timeline Photos LETTER: Tracy Brabin has ability to engage with everybody
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-tracy-brabin-has-ability-to-engage-with-everybody-1-8162117
"04.10.2016 10:56:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox case latest: Thomas Mair to stand trial next month THE MAN accused of murdering Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox will stand trial next month. Thomas Mair spoke to confirm his name and then sat with his arms crossed and stayed silent as he was asked to enter pleas.
"04.10.2016 09:16:45" Timeline Photos LETTER: A reader penned this letter saying the Gomersal museum building must be preserved - topical in light of yesterday's decision
"04.10.2016 08:53:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jo Cox case latest: Thomas Mair due to enter plea at Old Bailey THE MAN accused of murdering Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is due to appear at the Old Bailey this morning. Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing Labour MP Jo Cox, 41, outside Birstall Library on June 16.
"03.10.2016 16:41:52" spenboroughguardian.co.uk BREAKING: Museums will close Two museums will close after Kirklees Council approved cost-cutting changes to its museum and gallery services. Two museums will close after Kirklees Council approved cost-cutting changes to its museum and gallery services.
"30.09.2016 14:22:21" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Rat infestation found at filthy sandwich shops The owner of a Dewsbury sandwich manufacturing business has been prosecuted for 17 food hygiene offences. Mohammed Patel from Cedar Grove, Batley pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday in relation to his business, Deli Sensi.
"30.09.2016 09:17:54" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
"29.09.2016 16:48:31" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Drivers warned to avoid M62 after crash Motorists are being advised to avoid the M62 after a three-car crash between Brighouse and Chain Bar. Emergency services have closed the road where the crash, involving three cars, happened.
"29.09.2016 08:21:00" Timeline Photos Latest court reports for #Kirklees - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/reports-from-kirklees-magistrates-court-1-8152603
"28.09.2016 15:29:25" Timeline Photos Which Kirklees pupils will cook up a storm?
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/which-kirklees-pupils-will-cook-up-a-storm-1-8152589
"28.09.2016 13:20:35" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Decision looms over museum closures Red House and Dewsbury museums could close as early as November if senior councillors approve cost-cutting changes to museum and gallery services across the district. Red House and Dewsbury museums could close as early as November if senior councillors approve cost-cutting changes to museum and gallery services across the district.
"27.09.2016 15:41:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Child sex trafficking gang caged for total of 50 years Four men have been convicted of the rape, trafficking and sexual exploitation of young and vulnerable victims. Ismai 'Ishy' Haji, 39, from Dewsbury, his brother, Imran Haji ,36, of, Batley, Ibrahim 'Iby' Kola ,36, of Dewsbury and Mohammed 'Saaj' Chothia ,39, of Batley, were all jailed today for the rape, trafficking and sexual exploitation of young and vulnerable
"27.09.2016 11:13:12" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Motorway misery could leave economy stuck in the slow lane Fears have been voiced that the traffic-choked motorway system in and around Leeds could put the brakes on the local economy. Motorists on the M606 – which runs between Cleckheaton and Bradford – fared even worse, with their average speed of 24.62mph being the country's lowest.
"26.09.2016 14:49:20" spenboroughguardian.co.uk 'I hope to do Jo proud' says Labour Batley and Spen candidate Tracy Brabin LABOUR candidate Tracy Brabin is hoping Conservative and Liberal Democrat supporters back her in the Batley and Spen by-election to show a united front against extreme groups. "It's important I meet everybody in the constituency and I'm hoping that they will trust me and believe in me enough that they can put their normal party political allegiances to one side. We need to work together."
"26.09.2016 13:42:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Conservative councillor attacks election “free pass” given to Labour after death of Jo Cox A Bradford councillor has come under fire after insisting there was “no justification” for his party's decision not to challenge Labour in the Batley and Spen by-election. Simon Cooke, leader of Bradford's Conservative group, took to Twitter to criticise the lack of challenge to Labour candidate Tracy Brabin after she was selected on Friday night.
"26.09.2016 12:16:33" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"26.09.2016 09:25:36" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Labour pays tribute to MP Jo Cox RACHEL REEVES described Jo Cox as a “wonderful courageous woman” as she led tributes to the tragic MP at the Labour Party conference. “Jo died doing the job that she loved, in the place that she loved, representing the people that she loved.”
"24.09.2016 07:57:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our comprehensive listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8141080
"23.09.2016 15:56:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our comprehensive listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8141080
"22.09.2016 14:19:25" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Police operation takes cars off the road The fourth phase of a major West Yorkshire Police operation to tackle road safety concerns in Batley and Spenborough has resulted in close to 100 vehicles being stopped and inspected. Operation Tropicbourne has been underway since last month and has cleared off several illegally driven and unfit vehicles from Spenborough's roads.
"22.09.2016 13:53:30" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Jailed: Man who beat up his partner because she didn't want sex A young mother was left with horrific facial injuries after being beaten by her partner, because she wouldn't have sex. “I was rushed to hospital and taken into re-sus to wait for CT scans as the hospital thought I would be left brain damaged or with a bleed to my brain."
"22.09.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos LETTER: Come and celebrate minister's return to Gomersal this Sunday
Read more at: http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/your-letters/letter-come-and-celebrate-minister-s-return-to-kirklees-1-8139884
"22.09.2016 11:43:23" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Protest held over changes to hospital services Changes to hospital services which took effect over the weekend were met with a protest by NHS campaigners. "Women can go into labour in Dewsbury, but if they have complications they will have to be transferred over to Pinderfields. It's not safe.”
"22.09.2016 11:42:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Going, going, scone... Now Mary Berry quits Bake Off Mary Berry has announced that she will not join The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4. Berry bid “farewell to soggy bottoms” and said her decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to the broadcaster that gave the show its start.
"22.09.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Good turnout for 'Love of the Roses' match between vicars and imams in Yorkshire
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/good-turnout-for-love-of-the-roses-match-between-vicars-and-imams-in-yorkshire-1-8139919
"22.09.2016 08:24:31" Timeline Photos Latest reports from Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/reports-from-kirklees-magistrates-court-1-8136339
"21.09.2016 09:41:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Do you know him? Police appeal to trace man who forced his way into house Police are appealing for witnesses after a man pushed his way into a Dewsbury house on Sunday night. A man had knocked on the door and pushed his way in when the owner answered.
"20.09.2016 14:56:52" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Glory days! Sgt Wilko and Strachan set to mark anniversary of Leeds United's 1992 title win They helped put Leeds United back on top of English football in the early 1990s. Howard Wilkinson and Gordon Strachan are returning to Elland Road to mark the 25th anniversary of United's 1991-92 title-winning season.
"20.09.2016 11:12:49" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Has your home got the Aldi effect? Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries... Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...
"20.09.2016 08:54:35" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Former Coronation street actress shortlisted to replace Jo Cox Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin has been confirmed as one of two possible candidates Labour will field in the Batley and Spen by-election. Labour confirmed Ms Brabin and Jane Thomas, who stood for the party in Keighley in 2010, will go forward to the final selection stage.
"19.09.2016 14:06:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Woman escapes threatening man in silver car Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was threatened by a man in Dewsbury. The incident happened at the junction of Webster Hill and Temple Road on Tuesday, September 13 between 9pm and 9.40pm.
"19.09.2016 09:52:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Medical evidence 'not an issue' in MP Jo Cox murder trial Medical issues will not be part of the trial of the man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox in her Birstall constituency in June. Thomas Mair, 53, is charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.
"19.09.2016 09:10:20" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Gary Sykes announces retirement from boxing Dewsbury's Gary Sykes has announced his retirement from professional boxing with immediate effect. “It is with a heavy heart I'm retiring from boxing, Boxing has been the only thing I've known for 17 years so it's not a decision I take lightly."
"18.09.2016 19:10:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk NOSTALGIA: Tragic day when Spen's men fell at the Somme The Spenborough branch of the Royal British Legion has held a special memorial service for the local men who died at the Somme. "The date, September 3, commemorated the day when, during the second phase of the World War One battle, several units containing Kirklees soldiers suffered heavy casualties," writes Margaret Watson.
"16.09.2016 15:48:56" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.
"16.09.2016 09:05:31" spenboroughguardian.co.uk West Yorkshire hospital trust receives formal complaints from more than 1,500 patients in a year A West Yorkshire hospital trust received the second highest number of complaints in the country last year. “We understand the tremendous pressures that our local hospitals are under given the severity of NHS cuts from central Government but patient safety should never be compromised.”
"15.09.2016 11:33:32" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Driver dragged from car by masked men in highway robbery A driver was threatened with a knife and dragged from his car during a robbery in Dewsbury. “This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are continuing our investigation to trace those responsible."
"15.09.2016 10:27:20" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Reports from Kirklees Magistrates' Court The following cases were heard by Kirklees Magistrates' Court. Numbers refer to the defendants' ages and not their addresses. The following cases were heard by Kirklees Magistrates' Court:
"14.09.2016 16:39:25" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Children's centres could be axed in money-saving shake-up Children's centres could face closure as part of a shake-up of services for youngsters. Under the plans, support for children, young people and their families would be delivered from four hubs, in key areas of the district - Dewsbury and Mirfield, Batley and Spen, Huddersfield, and Kirklees Rural.
"14.09.2016 15:23:01" Timeline Photos The Vatican's very own cricket team will be visiting Kirklees later this week as part of a special inter-faith tour of the area.
"14.09.2016 14:50:29" Timeline Photos LETTER: A reader has wrote in to tell us of the 'pathetic' bus service in operation in Kirklees... What do you think?
"14.09.2016 12:40:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Labour opens Batley & Spen by-election selection The Labour Party has begun the process of choosing a candidate to stand in the Batley and Spen by-election triggered by the death of MP Jo Cox. The Labour Party has begun the process of choosing a candidate to stand in the Batley and Spen by-election triggered by the death of MP Jo Cox.
"14.09.2016 11:54:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk I was tricked out of my life savings by cyber-conmen, says Yorkshire woman A West Yorkshire woman has described being tricked out of £14,000 by conmen who told her that her computer was full of pornography as part of what police in the county say is a rising tide of reported cyber crime. Carole Pearson from Cleckheaton ended up paying over £14,000 of her life savings until she realised she had been conned by men who said her computer was full of pornography.
"14.09.2016 10:12:39" Timeline Photos The Vatican's very own cricket team will be visiting Kirklees later this week as part of a special inter-faith tour of the area.
"14.09.2016 06:55:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Church in search for family of Liversedge soldier who died in the Battle of the Somme A Liversedge church is appealing for anyone with information as to the existing family of a soldier who died 100 years ago this month. A church is looking for information on the family of this soldier who died 100 years ago this month - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/church-in-search-for-family-of-liversedge-soldier-who-died-in-the-battle-of-the-somme-1-8123039
"13.09.2016 21:50:24" yorkshirepost.co.uk VIDEO: Tornado touches down in Yorkshire as storms rage across region This amazing video of a 'tornado' touching down in Sheffield has been sent in by a reader tonight as storms batter parts of Yorkshire. WATCH - VIDEO: Terrifying tornado rips into Sheffield as storm builds across Yorkshire
"13.09.2016 16:02:27" A church is looking for information on the family of this soldier who died 100 years ago this month - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/church-in-search-for-family-of-liversedge-soldier-who-died-in-the-battle-of-the-somme-1-8123039
"13.09.2016 13:36:44" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Five things you need to know about the new £5 note A new plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been introduced into UK circulation by the Bank of England. Designed to be longer-lasting than its paper predecessor, the old notes will start to be withdrawn. Here's five things you maybe didn't know about the new fiver:
"13.09.2016 13:09:11" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire scientists discover 'Pac-Man' protein that helps combat cancer Scientists in Yorkshire have identified a “Pac-man”-like protein that fights cancer by eating dying cells and helping to prevent the disease spreading. Researchers say the protein mimics the behaviour of the popular video arcade game by eating neighbouring cells.
"13.09.2016 12:13:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk UK Border Force in 'complete disarray' Britain's Border Force is in “complete disarray” after years of neglect by successive governments, warns a new report. “It's astonishing that potentially thousands of high-risk flights are not being checked properly by the Border Force. "
"13.09.2016 10:06:23" Timeline Photos From Supermarket to Super 8s for Batley Bulldogs star
"13.09.2016 08:47:46" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Plans propose four fewer MPs for Yorkshire YORKSHIRE IS set to lose four MPs as part of a major shake-up of the way the region is represented at Westminster. Batley and Spen would become two constituencies rather than the current one as part of wider changes.
"12.09.2016 11:41:16" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Do you know them? CCTV images of men wanted for attempted burglary Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted burglary in Birkenshaw. The incident happened on August 26 on Whitehall Road East in Birkenshaw, between 1.15pm and 1.30pm.
"12.09.2016 10:39:38" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Man wanted for indecent exposure on bus Police appealing for witnesses after an allegation of indecent exposure have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident. The 202 Arriva bus was travelling between Dewsbury and Huddersfield.
"12.09.2016 10:38:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Hotter than Madrid: Full forecast as Yorkshire's Indian summer continues all week The hottest September day in more than 50 years could come this week, with Yorkshire's Indian summer set to continue. Britain could be as warm as Bangkok in Thailand, and hotter than predictions for Madrid and Los Angeles.
"11.09.2016 19:36:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk NOSTALGIA: Casualties of the terrible year of the Somme THE long list of men from Dewsbury killed in France during the Battle of the Somme, which occurred in July 1916,continued to grow throughout that year. On the first day of the Battle, 41 men from Dewsbury lost their lives, many of them were reported missing, and their bodies were never found.
"11.09.2016 07:25:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Chance to get behind the camera in Kirklees A Batley-based group is giving locals the chance to learn about filmmaking and get out and about in their community at the same time. Chance to get behind the camera in Kirklees
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/chance-to-get-behind-the-camera-in-kirklees-1-8110830
"10.09.2016 08:20:01" Timeline Photos LETTER: Tip plans are just rubbish http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/letter-tip-plans-are-just-rubbish-1-8111203
"10.09.2016 07:50:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Plan your weekend right here - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8111248
"10.09.2016 07:45:11" spenboroughguardian.co.uk LETTER: Tip plans are just rubbish! On visiting a Kirklees Household Waste site on Bank Holiday weekend I noticed that there was a sign informing users that the facility to accept household rubble and soil was shortly to be terminated. "Whilst I understand that Kirklees Council has to make savings, this would seem the most misjudged."
"09.09.2016 15:12:17" Timeline Photos New £6m Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter takes to the skies
"09.09.2016 14:50:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Plan your weekend right here - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8111248
"09.09.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Fifth Batley Festival is this weekend - preview here:
"09.09.2016 11:37:22" spenboroughguardian.co.uk “Another nail in the coffin,” as LBS closes A couple say the closure of the Leeds Building Society is “another nail in the coffin” for Dewsbury. Julie and Stephen Charlton have been customers at the branch for around 20 years and were disappointed after receiving a letter telling them of the closure.
"09.09.2016 11:16:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Running for charity that helped Karen A husband will tackle a half-marathon to raise money for a charity which helped his wife while she battled cervical cancer. “Her life was changed in her mid-30s forever. It was a massively difficult time in our lives really.”
"09.09.2016 10:54:41" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Latest planning applications for North Kirklees Here are the latest planning applications submitted to Kirklees Council: Here are the latest planning applications submitted to Kirklees Council:
"08.09.2016 15:50:01" Timeline Photos Plan your weekend right here - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8111248
"08.09.2016 14:54:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Late Emmerdale star's organ donation saved lives of two people, family reveals The sister of inspirational Emmerdale actress Kitty McGeever has revealed that her organs have gone on to save the lives of two people. Kitty, who grew up in Liversedge, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18 and went blind in her 30s after developing diabetic retinopathy.
"08.09.2016 14:44:01" Timeline Photos Swansong sale in aid of Roberttown church roof repair fund
Read more at: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/swansong-sale-in-aid-of-roberttown-church-roof-repair-fund-1-8110701
"08.09.2016 13:17:58" Timeline Photos Chance to get behind the camera in Kirklees
"08.09.2016 12:23:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Desperate drug addict jailed for knifepoint raids A desperate drug addict who carried out two knifepoint raids on a hair salon and a convenience store on the same day has been jailed for seven years. Joshua Lovell brandished a large knife and demanded cash as the shopkeeper manoeuvred her four-year-old daughter behind her to protect her.
"08.09.2016 10:30:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Reports from Kirklees Magistrates' Court The following cases were heard by Kirklees Magistrates' Court. Numbers refer to the defendants' ages and not their addresses. Latest court reports from Kirklees magistrates -
"07.09.2016 17:13:01" Timeline Photos War of the Roses clash in Mirfield.... but not as you know it!
"07.09.2016 14:38:36" Timeline Photos A 44-year-old man has been arrested after becoming violent while being transported to police custody in Cheshire.
The incident happened on the M62 earlier today.
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"07.09.2016 11:00:12" Timeline Photos War of the Roses clash in Mirfield.... but not as you know it!
"07.09.2016 09:49:57" Timeline Photos Major delays on M62 after police incident
"06.09.2016 10:07:58" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Rugby fan banned for 'homophobic tweets' to player and soap star Batley Bulldogs have banned a fan from its games over 'homophobic abuse' on social media directed at captain Keegan Hirst and Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton. “This is the first and hopefully the last time we witness such unpleasantness.”
"06.09.2016 08:54:57" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Junior doctors' strike cancelled over patient safety fears A five-day strike by junior doctors which was set to cause havoc at NHS hospitals next week has been called off. Junior doctors' strike cancelled over patient safety fears http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/junior-doctors-strike-cancelled-over-patient-safety-fears-1-8106372
"05.09.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Church set to toast 200th birthday later this month - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/church-poised-to-toast-200th-birthday-1-8106153
"03.09.2016 09:07:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your Bank Holiday weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Plan your weekend with help from our listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8101934
"02.09.2016 11:46:18" Timeline Photos From tomorrow there will be changes made to some West Yorkshire bus services. Click the link to find out which services will be affected.
"02.09.2016 08:56:27" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your Bank Holiday weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Plan your weekend with help from our listings - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8101934
"02.09.2016 08:39:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Wedding rings stolen during Heckmondwike burglary Two silver weddings rings were stolen from a Heckmondwike home after burglars forced open a window. The suspects used pillowcases from the victim's bed to carry away several items of jewellery, including the rings.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2ciwdy8
"01.09.2016 09:33:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Community celebrations in honour of Jo Cox “We have far more in common than which divides us.” “We have far more in common than which divides us.”
Those words uttered in parliament by the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox are the inspiration behind a day of sports, music and activities to bring people together.
"29.08.2016 07:38:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Samuel's day and night design bags big windfall A Whitechapel Primary School pupil has won a £500 prize for his school after coming out on top in a drawing competition. Samuel Young scooped top prize in the event organised by Tesco Cleckheaton.
"28.08.2016 18:32:08" spenboroughguardian.co.uk NOSTALGIA: Looking at pictures that speak a thousand words I KEEP saying that a picture speaks a thousand words, and the two pictures shown today do exactly that, at least they do when you have a really close look at them. "I keep saying that a picture speaks a thousand words, and the two pictures shown today do exactly that, at least they do when you have a really close look at them."
"27.08.2016 08:32:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Dad calls for lowering of speed limits after 'terrifying' crash Devoted dad Steven Scaddan is calling for speed limits to be lowered on a main road connecting Dewsbury and Morley, after his wife and daughter were involved in a “terrifying” collision. “They are both to this day still recovering and we were informed by the police and fire brigade that if we had a smaller car they would both be dead.”
"27.08.2016 08:29:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Nursery children get in Olympic spirit It seems that Olympics fever has spread everywhere - and that includes youngsters at a Westborough nursery. Children at Eversleigh day nursery have taken part in their own Olympic games event in the wake of the 2016 event in Rio, Brazil.
"26.08.2016 16:18:59" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Big cat captured on video? Panther like beast spotted in countryside Royal mail worker Phil Chapman couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted this cat like creature roaming around the countryside near Wakefield. VIDEO: A panther like animal has been spotted roaming the local countryside.
"26.08.2016 14:29:09" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Ben's friends to take to the pitch in his honour The family and friends of a young cricket player who died suddenly have organised a 10th annual charity match in his memory. Ben Morley collapsed and died unexpectedly in July 2006 aged 23 – and over the past decade those close to him have raised more than £27,000 for Martin House Hospice.
"26.08.2016 11:16:42" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Four-hour blaze at John Cotton site in Mirfield Firefighters battled a four-hour blaze at the John Cotton bedding company site in Mirfield this morning. Crews were called to the Nunbrooks Mills site in Huddersfield Road after the external dust silo caught fire.
"26.08.2016 11:11:55" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Burglar wanted on recall to prison Police are appealing for information to trace wanted man Ben France. Ben France, aged 26, is being sought as he has been recalled to prison and he had previously been jailed for burglary.
"26.08.2016 09:18:29" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Happy Valley WILL return for a third series, says Sally Wainwright It's the news Happy Valley fans have been waiting for - the gritty police drama WILL return for a third series. It's the news Happy Valley fans have been waiting for - the gritty police drama WILL return for a third series.
"25.08.2016 17:01:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk UPDATED: GCSE results for Kirklees schools and colleges It's GCSE results day when thousands of youngsters will be finding out their grades. Congratulations to all those celebrating their GCSE results today!
"25.08.2016 15:12:53" spenboroughguardian.co.uk REVEALED - the most popular baby names so far in 2016 A parenting advice website has listed the most popular baby names so far in 2016 and revealed previous favourites such as Sophia, Mia, Daniel and Harrison are on the decline. A few favourites of recent years are still holding their popularity but the results reveal some new up and coming themes and trends.
"25.08.2016 15:05:53" Photos from Spenborough Guardian's post GCSE joy for students across Kirklees - full results round-up here: http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/updated-gcse-results-for-kirklees-schools-and-colleges-1-8087449
"25.08.2016 11:12:56" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Yorkshire Ripper moved to jail after 32 years in Broadmoor Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has been moved out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and back into jail. Sutcliffe, 70, has spent 32 years inside the high-security institution after murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven more between 1976 and 1981.
"25.08.2016 10:29:47" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Ben's friends to take to the pitch in his honour The family and friends of a young cricket player who died suddenly have organised a 10th annual charity match in his memory. And a rugby match which will feature his old mates – and anybody over 16 who wants to take part – is to go ahead on Sunday at Crossbank Methodists Cricket Club.
"25.08.2016 10:20:17" Timeline Photos GCSE joy for thousands of students - results being added throughout the day here - including Whitcliffe Mount School http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/updated-gcse-results-kirklees-schools-1-8087449
"25.08.2016 08:58:38" Timeline Photos Latest #GCSE results - keep checking back throughout the day
"24.08.2016 19:09:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Exam results helpline takes thousands of calls and gears up for GCSE results day The Exam Results Helpline has already helped thousands of students since opening on A Level results day and is ready for another busy day on Thursday when young people get their GCSE results. “We usually find that a lot of young people who are picking up their GCSEs aren't aware of all the options available to them other than sixth form."
"24.08.2016 11:39:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Former Emmerdale star could stand in Batley and Spen by-election Soap star Tracy Brabin has said she is thinking about standing in the Batley and Spen by-election. The former Coronation Street and Emmerdale actress, who was a friend of late MP Jo Cox, is expected to announce a campaign to run for the seat.
"24.08.2016 09:30:35" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Neighbour attacked OAP 'childish' row A man who caused a fracture to his elderly neighbour's arm in a “childish” dispute over a wardrobe has been sent to prison. A court heard Christopher Cooper, 34, also broke the victim's dentures and hearing aid during the sustained attack.
"23.08.2016 13:17:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Can you help police identify these people caught on camera? Do you recognise any of the people pictured in these CCTV camera images? Police in Kirklees want to identify them in connection with enquiries into unsolved crimes including theft, burglary and public order offences.
"22.08.2016 15:06:15" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Mucky pup Mable has lucky escape after being rescued by firefighters A Springer Spaniel named Mable had a lucky escape thanks to firefighters after getting stuck five feet underground. The dramatic rescue was carried out by Cleckheaton Fire Station's Green Watch on Saturday afternoon.
"22.08.2016 13:09:14" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Exam results helpline takes thousands of calls and gears up for GCSE results day The Exam Results Helpline has already helped thousands of students since opening on A Level results day and is ready for another busy day on Thursday when young people get their GCSE results. “If the caller hasn't achieved the grades they need, we will discuss alternative routes into the profession of choice, as well as highlighting the possibility of going to other local colleges that are available.”
"22.08.2016 09:26:07" spenboroughguardian.co.uk SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:
"20.08.2016 19:04:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk A lasting tribute to victims of a disaster It was a tragic tale of sudden loss and unbridled terror as a fireball ripped through a Yorkshire munitions factory in Low Moor at the height of wartime Britain. And until now, the full events of the Low Moor Munitions explosion in 1916 have never been fully recorded.
"20.08.2016 08:33:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Weekend listings, including Mirfield Show - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8074620
"20.08.2016 08:03:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Over 6,000 potholes repaired in Kirklees Kirklees Council have been busy repairing over 6,000 potholes in the region over the past 12 weeks. Is enough being done about potholes in Kirklees?
"19.08.2016 15:08:58" spenboroughguardian.co.uk VIDEO: Stolen vehicle crashes into car with mum and toddler inside This was the moment a stolen vehicle crashed into a reversing car with a mum and her two-year-old daughter inside. This was the moment a stolen vehicle crashed into a reversing car with a mum and her two-year-old daughter inside.
"19.08.2016 13:08:50" spenboroughguardian.co.uk LETTER: Our Jo will be a hard act to follow I read with interest your article on the people who wish to be our new MP. I hope before the election they will be going out to work with the community groups so we can see what they are made of, just as Jo did.
"19.08.2016 12:52:06" Timeline Photos Is enough being done about potholes in Kirklees?
"19.08.2016 12:47:53" Timeline Photos A reader has penned this letter about Jo Cox and her replacement: "We need a local person, male or female, who knows what we need and will work with everybody. but its going to be very hard to follow
"19.08.2016 12:42:06" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Lewis is an Arriva angel in the making Young Lewis Harper regularly puts a smile on the face of others as he catches the Arriva 254 from Dewsbury moor to Heckmondwike every night. “Lewis is the depot's ray of sunshine! He is loved by everyone and we always look forward to his visits!”
"19.08.2016 10:03:23" spenboroughguardian.co.uk A lasting tribute to victims of a disaster It was a tragic tale of sudden loss and unbridled terror as a fireball ripped through a Yorkshire munitions factory in Low Moor at the height of wartime Britain. It cost 40 lives. Men, women, factory workers and neighbours; firefighters and a policeman who came to their aid.
"19.08.2016 09:33:01" spenboroughguardian.co.uk North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. Weekend listings, including Mirfield Show - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8074620
"18.08.2016 18:13:34" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Hats off to North Kirklees A-level high achievers Celebrations have been held across North Kirklees as aspirational students picked up their A-level results today. “Seeing them flourish during their time in Sixth Form has been a privilege and we look forward to learning how their success continues into the future.”
"18.08.2016 15:17:13" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Hats off to North Kirklees A-level high achievers Celebrations have been held across North Kirklees as aspirational students picked up their A-level results today. “Seeing them flourish during their time in Sixth Form has been a privilege and we look forward to learning how their success continues into the future.”
"18.08.2016 14:49:52" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Bus service changes for Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale Passengers using Arriva buses are being informed of a number of service changes that come into force next month. The changes, which start on Saturday September 3 and Monday September 5, will affect services across Kirklees and the morning school service in Cleckheaton.
"18.08.2016 14:26:00" spenboroughguardian.co.uk LETTER: 'We all know lane near Liversedge FC is inadequate' My parents, the late Jack and Doris Holmes, were on the original 1946 committee and playing staff at Liversedge FC and as a committee member myself for over 30 years, I offer my viewpoint on the situation. LETTER: Another reader has their say on the Liversedge FC lane saga - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/letter-we-all-know-lane-near-liversedge-fc-is-inadequate-1-8074074
"18.08.2016 10:44:04" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Worker suffered serious burns after clothing caught fire A foundry based in Batley has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when his clothing caught fire. The bucket containing the solution caught fire which then set light to his clothes, causing serious burns.
"18.08.2016 10:11:57" spenboroughguardian.co.uk A day of celebration to be held in memory of Jo Cox A community day of celebration will be held in memory of late MP Jo Cox. “Jo dearly loved the people of Batley and Spen, and so we're planning a day of fun for the whole community to enjoy. It will be a day of celebration, and I know it will be a day she would have enjoyed.”
"17.08.2016 16:22:03" Timeline Photos Weekend listings, including Mirfield Show - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/north-kirklees-weekend-entertainment-listings-1-8074620
"17.08.2016 14:14:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk LETTER: 'We all know lane near Liversedge FC is inadequate' My parents, the late Jack and Doris Holmes, were on the original 1946 committee and playing staff at Liversedge FC and as a committee member myself for over 30 years, I offer my viewpoint on the situation. LETTER: Another reader has their say on the Liversedge FC lane saga - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/letter-we-all-know-lane-near-liversedge-fc-is-inadequate-1-8074074
"17.08.2016 11:09:10" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Arrest in gun shot investigation Part of a town centre was sealed off by detectives investigating a firearms incident. The suspects fled the scene in a silver VW Golf in the direction of Dewsbury.
"17.08.2016 09:53:39" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Neighbours tell of their shock after a man was killed by dog A dog that two months ago was seized by police over concerns it might be a dangerous breed has attacked and killed a man on the street in Huddersfield. Police have now revealed that in June the same dog was seized by police and screened following concerns that it was a dangerous breed.
"16.08.2016 15:12:19" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Trains cancelled due to signalling problems Due to signalling problems between Mirfield and Leeds all lines are blocked, Northern Railway have said. Due to signalling problems between Mirfield and Leeds all lines are blocked, Northern Railway have said.
"16.08.2016 13:43:30" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Dog kills man in street - two months after being seized by police A dog that two months ago was seized by police over concerns it might be a dangerous breed has attacked and killed a man on the street in Huddersfield. A 29-year-old man, who is the owner of the dog, has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
"16.08.2016 10:19:17" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Confirmed: Bridcutt signs two-year deal with Leeds United Leeds United have sealed the permanent signing of Liam Bridcutt today after agreeing a two-year contract with the midfielder. “I enjoyed myself here last season. The boys made feel very welcome and it's a club I've enjoyed playing for."
"16.08.2016 09:15:54" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Free combat lessons for MPS after Jo Cox killing MPS are being offered free lessons in an unarmed combat technique to protect them from attack following the murder of Batley MP Jo Cox in June. MPs in Westminster are being offered free lessons in Krav Maga so that they can protect themselves against terrorists and political extremists.
"16.08.2016 09:04:37" spenboroughguardian.co.uk Update: Disruption to bin collections likely after waste site blaze Disruption to bin collections in North Kirklees is likely to occur after a blaze at a household waste site. The council has now closed the site and said that because its vehicles will now have to travel further to empty the wagons there will be a knock on effect on collections.