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The Power of Protest – tracing black abolitionist history in Kirklees

Text reads: The power of protest. 20th May 2021

The movement to end the transatlantic slave trade is well documented however, what local residents may not know is that during the nineteenth century black abolitionists also campaigned in what is now known as Kirklees. A partnership approach A collaboration between the West Yorkshire Archive Service; Kirklees Libraries and Kirklees Council’s BAME Network and Community Cohesion Team has produced a

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Cash Boost Towards BID Levy Charge

In a further effort to support the local economic recovery, we will fund the Business Improvement District (BID) levy charge for some Huddersfield town centre businesses, for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years. BID levy payers from independent businesses in retail, hospitality, leisure, and accommodation, that have been required to close since last November as part of Covid-19 restrictions, are

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Council flushed with success after fly-tippers receive fines

Two men have received fines for dumping a toilet and other waste at a local beauty spot in Kirklees. Connor Evans, 25 of Manorstead, Skelmanthorpe and Jake Andrews 22 of Northfield Lane, Highburton both admitted fly-tipping following an investigation by Kirklees Council. We received reports of fly-tipped waste at the entrance to the local beauty spot, and former quarry, on

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