Dozens of primary school children in Kirklees are now getting a free breakfast thanks to Huddersfield Town Football Club.
Breakfast clubs at six different schools are being given food by the Huddersfield Town Foundation which hopes giving the children a good start in the morning will make them do better in lessons. James Webster reports.
The PE teacher at Christchurch Academy in Deighton, Huddersfield runs the pre-school exercise sessions as part of the breakfast club. Children there take part in half an hour of sport before lessons start and Dwight Noel says the activity helps them settle in for a day in the classroom.
One of the schools to benefit from the Huddersfield Town Foundation's 'Early Kick Off' programme is Christchurch Academy in Deighton. Abegail Shaw is the school's breakfast club coordinator and says having a healthy meal first-thing helps children to trigger their brains ready for lessons to start.
Former striker Andy Booth has taken his turn as a substitute serving the breakfasts at one school in Kirklees which is having its breakfast club food funded by the Huddersfield Town Foundation. He says it is very different to when he was younger when nobody checked to see if he had eaten breakfast.
The new Huddersfield Town Foundation has started funding six breakfast clubs across Kirklees to ensure children are kicking off their day at school in the best way possible. £30,000 is being spent on food for the 'Early Kick Off' programme which also includes a pre-school sport session.
50 pupils at each of the schools chosen to take part will benefit from the healthy meals for whole of this academic year. Fruit, vegetables, protein-rich foods and dairy products are delivered free of charge for schools to prepare. If more money can be raised it is hoped more schools could benefit.
Stacey Rodgers and the Kirklees Carbon Monoxide Awareness Group are launching a new carbon monoxide campaign. Stacey's young son Dominic died from CO poisoning when fumes seeped into his bedroom. An inquest into his death was told a faulty boiler in a neighbouring property was to blame.
Dominic would have turned 19 this year and so the campaign is aimed at young people. It features a CO awareness film which has been developed by the staff and students of the Creative and Media School in Huddersfield.
The students have written, produced, starred in and edited the film as part of their studies. Its aim is to capture the attention of other young people on the brink of independence, alert them to the dangers of carbon monoxide and tell them how they can help keep themselves safe.
Parents whose children are deaf or have impaired hearing fear that plans to cut the number of specialist teachers will put their education and future at risk.
Kirklees Council wants to reduce its teachers of the deaf by a third, which campaigners say will have a negative impact on the schooling of more than 200 youngsters.
Deaf children in Kirklees could be at risk of failing at school because of council cuts, according to The National Deaf Children's Society.Read the full story ›
Three men have appeard in court charged with terrorism offences over an alleged plot to attack a rally by the English Defence League in Dewsbury last month. The men were arrested after their car was routinely stopped and searched on the M1 in South Yorkshire. Alison McKenzie reports.
A 43 year old man from Kirklees in West Yorkshire, arrested last week as part of a major counter terrorism investigation has been released without charge. Three men have appeared in court charged with terrorism offences over an alleged plot to attack a rally by the far right group,
the English Defence League in Dewsbury last month. Three more, all from the West Midlands, remain in police custody. The men were arrested after their car was routinely stopped and searched on the M1 in South Yorkshire on Saturday.