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We’re looking back on some local greats this Yorkshire Day

This Yorkshire Day ( 1st August) we’re celebrating just some of the famous and infamous people from the towns and villages of Kirklees. Harold Wagstaff, 1891-1939 Born in Holmfirth in 1891, Harold made his debut for Huddersfield in 1096, aged 15. He remains the game’s second youngest player and its youngest ever International, playing the first of 21 International matches in

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Council wins Government funding for new English language learning programme

We have been awarded funding from The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to deliver a new tutor-led English language learning programme over the next nine months. Building on the success of award winning projects such as Talk English in Kirklees, this new programme will deliver a series of courses, led by professional tutors, in familiar and accessible

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Trainee teachers are top of the class

Even the Covid-19 pandemic couldn’t stop another group of new teachers completing their training with us. Over 50 more people are moving into local schools as newly qualified teachers thanks to the successful work of Kirklees and Calderdale School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). The SCITT training programme is renowned for giving its trainees excellent support and a fantastic opportunity

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Kirklees Libraries announce plans to welcome back local communities

Kirklees Libraries will begin a phased recovery of services as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted across the country. Health and safety has been at the heart of preparations as staff work hard to make sure visitors, staff and volunteers remain safe as further library services are re-introduced.  Controlling the spread of the virus is critical and visitors will be reminded

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