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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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Huddersfield bowlers lose appeal for new facilities

Indoor bowls has been removed from the plans for a new leisure centre in Huddersfield.

Plans for the new leisure centre in Huddersfield
Plans for the new leisure centre in Huddersfield Credit: Kirklees Council

Cabinet members discussed the issue after the decision not to include bowls was referred back by scrutiny councillors.

Councillors have agreed to meet bowlers to discuss future provision for their sport.

In a statement, Kirklees Council said Council Leader Cllr David Sheard listened to bowlers, but said that the financial case did not stack up.

They say he agreed to continue to meet with bowlers alongside Cabinet colleagues to discuss where and how flat green bowling can be provided once the current sports centre is closed.

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First ever Bishop of Huddersfield announced

Two area bishops for the newly created diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales have been announced.

Jonathan Gibb, Nick Baines and Toby Howarth
Jonathan Gibb, Nick Baines and Toby Howarth

The Revd Dr Toby Howarth, currently Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England will be the Bishop of Bradford.

The Revd Dr Jonathan Gibbs, currently Rector of Heswall in the Diocese of Chester, will be the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield.

They were introduced in their new roles by the Rt Revd Bishop of Leeds Nick Baines at Leeds station today.

I am looking forward to working with the other members of the Diocesan team to build up the life of our churches both numerically and spiritually and to contributing to the life of the rich and diverse community in West Yorkshire

– Revd Jonathan Gibbs

It is a great joy to have been appointed as the new Area Bishop of Bradford. The role has no shortage of opportunities and challenges. I am very much looking forward to working with clergy, congregations and ecumenical partners in the diversity of the city itself, the surrounding towns and rural areas. I am also looking forward to engaging with the communities of which our churches are a part, and building relationships with those involved in the range of civic, statutory and community organisations which make up this vibrant metropolitan district.

– Revd Toby Howarth

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.


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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