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Rail project signals new era for area

Network Rail’s latest work to upgrade signalling in Huddersfield and Dewsbury will take place this weekend as part of the Great North Rail Project.

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Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 18 edition are published below.

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Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said.

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Have you seen West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers member Mick Neddham's Vauxhall Frontera (pictured). It was stolen in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 17) at Odsal

4x4 emergency volunteers have vehicle stolen

West Yorkshire 4x4 Volunteers, who were out helping drivers stuck in the snow and ice yesterday night have also issued an appeal after one of its members had his vehicle stolen while he was out at work.

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Weather warning: Two more days of snow and high winds expected to batter Yorkshire

Warnings have again been issued by the Met Office this morning as high winds and snow storms are expected to hit Yorkshire again tonight.

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Kevan Mason, of Greenhow, walks his dogs across a snow cover field at Greenhow, near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire. Picture James Hardisty.

Weather warning: Snow and high winds continue to batter Yorkshire as forecast predicts extended cold blast

The icy blast of snow, high winds and ice is expected to continue today with the Met Office re-issuing its Yellow Warnings for Yorkshire.
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Disruption: Snow has caused chaos on motorways and roads in Yorkshire tonight. Picture: Highways England.

Delays, crashes and vehicles stranded as snowy weather causes disruption across West Yorkshire

Treacherous conditions on roads across West Yorkshire have caused traffic chaos tonight.

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Motorists warned of TWO HOUR delays on M62 motorway as snow chaos leaves cars stranded

Motorists are being warned to expect delays up to two hours on motorways in West Yorkshire, as wintry weather sweeps across the region.
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SUCCESS STORY: Joe Smith claimed the Apprentice of the Year award and has now opened his own salon.

Apprentice Joe proves to be a cut above rivals

An apprentice from Cleckheaton was among the winners at a college award ceremony.

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Latest planning applications

Latest planning applications

Here are the latest applications that have been submitted, approved and refused by Kirklees Council’s planning department.

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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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DONATIONS DRIVE: Upper Batley High School pupils stand in front of some of the donated items.

School collects items for food bank

Year 7 students at Upper Batley High School have been collecting tins and donations for the town’s food bank.

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Unions are wanting answers after the collapse of Carillion.

We hadn’t signed ring road deal with Carillion, say Leeds council bosses

A Yorkshire council today insisted it had not signed off a contract for a vital £115m ring road with Carillion after the stricken construction firm went into liquidation.

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COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

Well this year started much like the last one; I went through every emotion on New Year’s Eve - happy tears fell as I reflected on the lovely things that had happened in 2017, then I sobbed about some not so happy moments.

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Hoppa on board: Young hi-vis walkers, thanks to Darren

High-vis kids can walk to their Mirfield school in safety, thanks to company’s gift

A Mirfield primary school’s road safety scheme has been boosted by an early Christmas present that will help keep pupils “bright and safe”, thanks to a development company.

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A new report lays out the jobs that could be created in the Leeds City Region by HS2.

Fast track to jobs: Strategy to help Yorkshire take full advantage of HS2

An extra 41,000 jobs could be created in West Yorkshire and its surrounding districts in the next three decades if civic and business leaders take full advantage of HS2, according to a new report.

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170118  Olympic Triathlete Lucy Hall takes on  Sophie Chapman, 10, in the triathlon challenge at Trinity Leeds on saturday .

Tri something new: Olympian Lucy Hall introduces Leeds shoppers to triathlon

With a series of major victories and an appearance at the 2012 Olympics under her belt, Lucy Hall knows what it takes to make it to the top of the triathlon world.

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Oxfam is calling for residents to make the most of their spare time by volunteering to Give A Shift at Oxfam Batley in 2018.

Oxfam in call for new volunteers

Oxfam is calling for residents to make the most of their spare time by volunteering to Give A Shift at Oxfam Batley in 2018.

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Cpl Thomas Fedzin is pictured with Sgt Niall Brotheridge of 58 (Harrogate) Squadron.

High-flying pair complete solo flights

Two cadets from 868 (Mirfield) Squadron Air Cadets have soared to new heights.

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