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New animal licensing regulations improve welfare standards for animals.

We will be enforcing new regulations that update minimum welfare standards in licensed establishments. This includes dog breeders, pet shops, stables, animal boarding establishments and animal exhibits such as zoos. Improving animal welfare Increased publicity around large puppy farms and businesses that breed dogs in poor conditions for maximum profit, has led to a call for tighter controls. One of

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Kirklees announced as ‘Careers Hub’ to transform careers education

We are to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people. What is a career hub? The Kirklees Hub, will be made up of 35 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. Our hub is one of 20 being established in

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Green Flags for Kirklees Parks

Six of our parks have won a Green Flag Award at a ceremony at Dewsbury Town Hall this week. Who won the award? Greenhead Park, Oakwell Hall, Wilton Park, Crow Nest Park, Beaumont Park and Castle Hill all received the internationally recognised award. The award demonstrates excellent teamwork; with local authorities and community groups working together to make parks and

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Experts praise our website and digital services

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded a four star rating (out of four!) for our digital services and websites from the SOCITM Better Connected report for 2018. The report tests the quality, usability and accessibility of our digital services and websites for everyone, including people with disabilities. We’re just one of 42 out of the 414 UK council

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