A mother from Dewsbury is taking her campaign against cuts in teaching for deaf children direct to councillors Kirklees Council.
A mother from Dewsbury will take her fight to try to stop cuts in teachers for the deaf to councillors in Kirklees today.
Hibba Hussain, who has two deaf children, will tell Kirklees Cabinet members a thirty per cent cut in such teachers will badly affect how deaf children perform in school.
But Kirklees Council say there's been a fall in demand for teachers for the deaf and children won't lose out.
Kirklees Council will decide today whether to close all its public toilets - and to axe its kerbside glass collection. The toilets would go in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Holmfirth and all the outlying districts.
And the council is looking at having a private company depositing large glass bins throughout the borough on Council land, free of charge.
Unison members are opposed to what they say is a cost-cutting exercise at the expense of the council's so-called "Green Agenda". They are planning to lobby councillors as they meet to discuss the cuts at Huddersfield Town Hall,
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.