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Two men from Huddersfield convicted of attempting to rob and kill popstar, Joss Stone, have won an appeal to have their sentences reduced.

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Search on for new manager for Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town have started their search for a new manager after the club parted company with Mark Robins yesterday. The squad will train today under the guidance of assistant manager Steve Thompson and first team coach Steve Eyre.

Mark Robins
Mark Robins Credit: PA

In a surprise move, Robins parted company with the cluby 'by mutual consent' after the first game of the season. The Tigers lost 4-0 at home to Bournemouth, the first goal conceded in just 26 seconds.

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Huddersfield Town says 'thanks' to Mark Robins

Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins leaves the club 'by mutual consent ' and just one day in to the football league season.

The Terriers lost their opening match of the season 4-0 at home to Bournemouth and conceded a goal after just 26 seconds.

Former Barnsley manager Robins then agreed to leave after a meeting with the club's board.

Mark has put his all into the job over the past 16 months and has made a big contribution to the Club. He arrived at the Club at a difficult time and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship. Mark’s approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the Club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we have seen that come to fruition. Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a Club, will always remain in contact with.

– Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle

In its statement, Huddersfield Town said it would 'like to place on record its thanks to Mark and wish him all the best for the future.'

Assistant Manager Steve Thompson and First Team Coach Steve Eyre will take charge of training today, assisted by the existing First Team technical staff.

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Bowling group meet council to urge a rethink

Indoor bowlers from Huddersfield who face losing their facilities will meet council bosses today.

Barry and Steven Nicholson are among the bowlers who will lose their facilities
Barry and Steven Nicholson are among the bowlers who will lose their facilities Credit: ITV

The bowlers, who include Special Olympics medalists Barry and Steven Nicholson, want Kirklees Council to rethink plans not to include them in a new leisure centre.

A scrutiny panel will formally receive the "call-in" notice and consider the issues raised by the bowlers at the meeting in Huddersfield at 1pm.

Campaigners were angry at one of the council's reasons behind the omission - that they wanted to replace it with fitness equipment for the "next generation" of gym users.

But Kirklees Council added its aim was also to improve health across all groups in Kirklees, and it understood some people would be left disappointed.

Bowlers to appeal to council to add indoor green to plans

Indoor bowlers from Huddersfield who face losing their facilities will meet council bosses tomorrow to urge a rethink on plans not to include them in a new leisure centre.

Campaigners want councillors to include indoor bowling to a new facility
Campaigners want councillors to include indoor bowling to a new facility

Huddersfield Sports Centre currently has a bowling green, but it is being replaced by a new facility which will not have it. Bowlers in the area have launched a campaign to save their green and they will make a direct appeal at special meeting at Kirklees Council tomorrow

Watch: players angry at loss of indoor bowling green

Players angry at loss of Huddersfield bowling green

As some of the world's best indoor bowlers battle it out at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a row has broken out over the sport's future in Huddersfield.

Players in the area face losing their last remaining indoor green after being told there would be no place for the sport at the new leisure centre.

They say the council's response adds insult to injury. It wants the facilities to be 'fit for the next generation of local residents'. Now campaigners are fighting to save their green. Victoria Whittham reports:

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