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BHP recruits 20 new apprentices

Chartered Accountancy firm BHP has reinforced its commitment to training the next generation of accountants by recruiting 20 apprentices, graduates and placement students to work across five of the firm’s departments – including at the Cleckheaton office.

Guest Speaker: Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, delivers a speech at the SEHY awards ceremony.

Award success for youth group

A Kirklees-based youth organisation scooped a top accolade during the annual Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) awards ceremony.

Members of the two Freemasons Lodges present a cheque to the Spen Valley Army Cadets.

Lodges raise the standard for Army Cadets

Members of The Lodge of Friendship 750 and Zetland Lodge 603 recently joined forces to present the Spen Valley Army Cadets with a cheque for £500.

SCREENS SCENE: Brooklands has 26 smart HD TVs and two big screens.

Raising the bar for sports fans at Brooklands

A new venue for showing sports events has opened in Batley, thanks to a partnership between UK Sports Bars and nightclub company Bedrock Bars.

WWI HERO: Warrant Officer Shah Ahmed VC.

Lessons about shared history

Maddrassah pupils from a Mosque in Dewsbury Moor got ready to commemorate the Remembrance weekend by taking part in a special history lesson.

Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

IN RECENT weeks we have published a number of fascinating memories from readers recalling their childhoods in Dewsbury.

Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

A group that has brought together North Kirklees carers for two decades is set to fold.

A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.


Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures

Weather experts are warning of a cold snap that will see temperatures falling below freezing and lead to widespread frost over the coming few days.

Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

Theatre and Comedy
The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

ARMISTICE DAY: Spen Valley AMYA members with Royal British Legion representatives and Cllr David Sheard.

Youth group collects for RBL appeal

members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have been continuing their work with the Royal British Legion by collecting in high streets, railway stations and stadiums across the UK.

Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 16 edition are published below.

Pudsey Bear, Children In Need's mascot

Children In Need: What’s going on - and how you can send us your pictures!

Fundraising for this year’s BBC Children In Need fund gathers pace this weekend with local fundraising events throughout North Kirklees and lending Pudsey a hand with the annual telethon!

Dewsbury and District Hospital

Jeremy Hunt to visit Dewsbury and Huddersfield hospitals

The health secretary has agreed to visit Dewsbury and Huddersfield to see how changes to hospital services will affect people.

Dewsbury pupil Emily spoke about the inspiration Simon Brown has given her

Dewsbury teenager speaks about war veteran’s inspiration

A dewsbury teenager has spoken about how a war veteran’s example helped her cope with anxiety after she was involved in a car crash earlier this year.

Comedian Rich Hall, who comes to Cleckheaton Town Hall in summer 2018

Rich experience is in store at Cleckheaton next summer

American comedian Rich Hall is coming to Cleckheaton Town Hall next summer for an intimate evening of comedy in its 400 seat theatre.

Beauty pageant winners - Clare Hurst of Heckmondwike, left, with Stacey Darlington, who she mentored

Heckmondwike’s Clare wins her pageant crown - and helps others achieve their dream too

Winning a beauty pageant earlier this year has not only seen a woman increase her own self-confidence, she is now also mentoring others to do the same.

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