Man 'made sexual assaults on boys in his care', court told
Garry Hoodless, 41, also indecently assaulted another boy on several occasions, jurors at Leeds Crown Court were told on Wednesday.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Residents warned about boiler scam
Phone calls have been reported by a number of householders in Liversedge and Heckmondwike offering free boiler replacement and installation services, claiming that the household has already been assessed and approved for free energy saving measures under a government scheme.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
It's am dram time in Spen
Lynette Stone said: "It is a traditional story with some local twists. There are some familiar faces and a few new ones with youngsters playing Tiger Lily and her tribe, and mermaids, pirates and crocodiles.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Guardian readers help write history
As revealed in last week's Spenborough Guardian, Spen Valley Civic Society is compiling a history of 14 entrepreneurs and their companies selected to represent each of the key industries of the Spen Valley.
"Dog possessed" savages big softie Max
Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - Rochelle Ingham Dog Attack - Heckmondwike, England - 190214 - Rochelle Ingham with Chris Butler & Max.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Operation Viper crackdown on car crime
Officers from Operation Viper and members of the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team took to the streets on Wednesday to raise awareness of the issue.
Strict laws mean homes left to rot
Empty homes are being left to rot because laws over compulsory purchasing are too complex, says the local government association.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Allotment fees set to rise
Kirklees Council has been accused of sending out mixed messages as allotment holders face big rent rises in the next three years.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Where have all the chimneys gone?
Firstly, most local history remains hidden within personal memories, notebooks and family albums: the second reality is that the quantity and quality of such history diminishes with the passing of each generation.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Spen snapper celebrates 14 years with Valentine's giveaway
A photographer is offering Spen's cutest couple a free photoshoot and framed picture to celebrate 14 years in Heckmondwike.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Family retail chain set to close store
A family business plans to close one of its three Dewsbury branches when the man who has run the shop for nearly two decades retires.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
1974, that was the year that was
The Guardian archives of that year show that the transition was marked in several ways - including a generous gesture from the owners of the newspaper itself.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
New parking charge outside your homes
The council wants to introduce a A 30 fee for permits which are currently issued free of charge on 111 streets in North Kirklees.
Commemorating our war dead
The Spenborough Guardian is commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the World War I with a series of features.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Heckmondwike takeaway owners sold beef as lamb
Zishan Shafiq, 26, who owns the Pioneer Restaurant and Takeaway in Dewsbury with his brother Mohammed Nohman Shafiq, 29, bought the meat when he discovered lamb was much more expensive.
Diamond couple's life of service together
Not being afraid to say sorry is one of many secrets to a happy marriage according to a couple, originally from Dewsbury, who are celebrating 60 years together.
Sat Feb 08, 2014
'The council has really helped us out'
Andy Merriman, 26, and Luke Pepper, 21, opened LP Hair in Bath Court Enterprise Centre, Heckmondwike, which is run by Kirklees Council.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Batley takeaway sold beef 'meat' curry as lamb - court
Adnan Altaf Butt and Abid Hussain, owners of Taj's Asian Cuisine in Bankfoot Place, Batley, ordered 'meat' from their supplier and sold it as lamb curry - but a West Yorkshire Trading Standards investigation revealed it was beef.
Taxis targeted in spate of break-ins in Ravensthorpe, Mirfield and Heckmondwike
Taxi drivers are being warned to 'lock it or lose it' after ten private hire cars were broken into in one night.