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Chris Powell arrives at John Smith's Stadium

Former Charlton Athletic manager and England international Chris Powell has arrived in Huddersfield as the club look increasingly likely to appoint him as successor to Mark Robins.


Town rumoured to be close to Powell appointment

It is reported that Huddersfield Town are close to appointing former Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell as their new manager.

Town rumoured to be close to Powell appointment Credit: Press Association

Former boss Mark Robins resigned after a 4-0 loss in Town's season opener against Bournemouth.

Chris Powell profile:

  • Scored six goals in 667 appearances for clubs including Watford, Charlton, West Ham and Derby.
  • Made five appearances for England.
  • Was Leicester's caretaker boss for one game, a 3-0 win against Scunthorpe after the sacking of Paulo Sousa in 2010.
  • 14 January 2011 appointed Charlton manager gaining promotion back to the Championship as League One winners 2012
  • Finished ninth in the 2012-2013 Championship, three points off play-offs.
  • Sacked by Charlton owner Roland Duch√Ętelet on 11 March 2014, with the Addicks bottom of the league.

Tributes paid to boy swept out to sea

Hundreds gathered in Huddersfield this evening to pay tribute to a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in Wales on Friday.

Isaac Nash was at the beach with his family in Anglesey when he got in to difficulty in the water. Despite a three-day search, his body still has not been found.

Friends and family released balloons and lanterns in the family's village of Highburton. His friends have also launched a fund to a build a skate park in his memory.


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 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.

Read: No bowls in Huddersfield

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

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
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