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Statement regarding the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Kirklees joins the country in mourning following the announcement that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. Union flags on council buildings will be flown at half-mast during the period of mourning and an online book of condolence has been opened. If somebody you know doesn’t have internet access, they can call 01484

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Numbers heading in the right direction

With more than 190,000 people in Kirklees now having had at least their first Covid-19 vaccine dose, our infection rate has dropped by 37 per cent over the last week and hospitalisations and deaths are continuing to fall significantly. But with some restrictions set to ease on Monday (12 April), we’re urging everyone to remain cautious. With 70 per 100,000

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Infection rates rising

Kirklees’ Covid-19 infection rate has increased over the last week and with some restrictions set to ease on Monday (29 March), we’re urging everyone to remain cautious. With 105 per 100,000 people in Kirklees testing positive for COVID-19 over the last seven days, the borough’s rate has increased by ten per cent since last week. Kirklees’ rate is also above

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Kirklees Council joins Day of reflection

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Kirklees Council will light up local landmarks this evening (23 March 2021) to mark the anniversary of the country’s first national COVID-19 lockdown. Council staff will also pause for a minute’s silence at midday today to reflect on the past year and pay their respects to everyone who has died during the pandemic. The council’s actions are part of Marie

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Infection rates continuing to drop, but still a long way to go

Kirklees Council’s Director of Public Health, Rachel Spencer-Henshall, has thanked residents for playing their part as COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalisations continue to drop. Over the past seven days, the number of new infections and admissions to local hospitals has reduced and more than 160,000 local residents have received at least one dose of vaccine. But the Council’s Director of

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The future looks bright for Kirklees Town Centres

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has backed plans to allocate £1.5million each to four of its smaller town centres to support local regeneration. The money which will be allocated to Batley, Holmfirth, Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton will be available for both short and longer term projects to help build on each town’s unique selling points, support the local economy and help the towns

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Kirklees Council Leader has first vaccine dose

Kirklees Council Leader Shabir Pandor has thanked NHS staff and volunteers after receiving his first Covid-19 vaccine dose today (Friday 12 March 2021). Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: “I’ve had my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. It was quick and painless and I couldn’t thank our fantastic NHS workers enough. “More than 140,000 people have now

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