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St George’s Square cycling confusion

The two signs in the photo can be found very close to each other on Station Street, Huddersfield. You’ll spot the yellow sign in the background of the photo of the other sign but can you spot the problem? The … Continue reading

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The nuclear scientist, the Cabinet member, and the wannabe councillor

I noted recently how local Green Party councillor Andrew Cooper posted a response on his blog to a letter, published by the Huddersfield Examiner, from a Dr David Hill. Dr Hill intends to stand as an independent candidate for the … Continue reading

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Labour shouldn’t be too smug about Oldham East and Saddleworth

So, it has been announced that Labour’s Debbie Abrahams has won the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. Labour unsurpisingly seem quick to try to describe this as some great victory. It isn’t. Labour would be very foolish to consider this … Continue reading

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David Brown’s relocation could provide opportunity for the Meltham Greenway

The Examiner have reported that Lockwood-based engineering company David Brown are considering a possible relocation of part or all of their facility. The Penistone Line runs alongside part of their site and the junction with the disused Meltham Branch Line … Continue reading

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Debbie Abrahams: I used to live in Newhey

Debbie Abrahams is the Labour candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. She also stood in the Colne Valley constituency at the general election in May. Answering questions on the Examiner website at the time, Abrahams said: I live … Continue reading

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Potential problems with traffic restrictions in Hipperholme

I recently read that a number of motorists had received fixed penalty notices for using Brookeville Avenue and George Street in Hipperholme which are designated access only. To implement restrictions such as this, local authorities must make a traffic regulation … Continue reading

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Student fees: The debt distortion

As tuition fees seem set to increase, the impact higher fees may have on putting off potential students from applying to university has been one of the concerns raised. Indeed, research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests there is … Continue reading

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