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Police appeal after three stabbed in Holmfirth fight

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving two groups of young men.

Officers were called to Victoria Street in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, around 10.25pm on Friday March 14, where they found a 21-year-old, 17-year-old and a 19-year old, who had been stabbed. They were all treated at the scene by paramedics.

Its believed the fight started after a dispute at a house party earlier in the evening.

"It is fortunate no-one was more seriously injured in what was a very unusual incident for the Holmfirth area. This sort of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated by police or local residents."

– Detective Sergeant Adrian Belle, West Yorkshire Police

Beatles pictures taken by Yorkshire photographer on show

When a Yorkshire photographer captured a four piece pop group on camera in Huddersfield in 1963, he didn't realise how big the band would become.

Travor Bray from Holmfirth shot the Beatles when they performed at the ABC Cinema 50 years ago this month. But only now, seven years after his death, have his rare photographs been widely seen.

They're about to go on display to mark the anniversary of their gig. Emma Wilkinson reports.

Tesco loses Holmfirth store appeal

Tesco wanted to build a store in Holmfirth Credit: Press Association

Supermarket giant Tesco has lost an appeal against Kirklees Council's decision to prevent it from building a store in Holmfirth.

The chain had wanted to open a shop on wasteland outside the town, but a planning inquiry in July rejected the plans over fears it would increase traffic problems in the area.

Today, the Government's Planning Inspector dismissed Tesco's appeal to overturn the decision, saying the site was unsuitable for such a development.


Ashley Jackson gets doctorate

Ashley Jackson

Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson has been given an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield.

The painter from Holmfirth received his reward in recognition of his contribution to the arts.

Ashley was presented with his doctorate at a graduation ceremony held for the school of architecture and design. He hopes his achievements will inspire the students.

Graduation ceremony

Tesco fights to open supermarket in Holmfirth

Controversial plans for a new Tesco store in Holmfirth have gone to a public inquiry.

The development on land outside the town, which was made famous by the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, was refused planning permission by Kirklees Council last year.

They said the impact on local roads was too great - and a supermarket in nearby Honley was a better solution. Tesco is now appealing against the decision - which has split the community.

Inquiry on proposed Tesco store for Holmfirth

A public inquiry begins today over proposals for a new Tesco store in Holmfirth.

Last year Kirklees Council rejected a planning application from the supermarket giant due to the location and size of the proposed store. It was thought that not enough consideration had been given to the impact on traffic and how easy it was to access for those without a car.

A planning inspector will hear arguments for and against the supermarket during the inquiry, which is due to conclude on July 11.

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