Fighting fire with fines

Fires and BBQs are now banned on open public spaces in Kirklees, in a joined-up effort to tackle dangerous grassland blazes. Why has the ban been put in place? This tough stances comes after the most recent Marsden Moor fire, which was started by a discarded BBQ, estimated to have covered more than 10sq kilometres of moorland. Is the Marsden

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Nail-biting wait ends for thousands as primary places revealed

A high proportion of families in Kirklees have been successfully matched with their first preferred primary school – 92% in total, as today’s national offer day for all primary school places across the UK. What does this mean? Around 6,800 children will be starting school for the first time or transferring to junior or middle schools in Kirklees in September

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