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Students selected for exceptional achievement or major progress at Kirklees College attended a glittering awards ceremony to receive their prize. The annual student COLS (College Outstanding Learner Success) ceremony took place at the Huddersfield Centre onThursday 15 December. The winners were made to feel glamorous at an Oscar-style awards evening, hosted by Huddersfield Town’s commercial director Sean Jarvis. Amongst the audience to...
This Christmas, a Yorkshire-based UK licensed emoji retailer has teamed up with Frank and Jellys to support the Dogs Trust at their busiest time of the year. Leeds-based Love Bomb Cushions has partnered with Frank and Jellys - the world’s first online dog product review and reseller site for all breeds of dog – to support a national campaign to...
One of Halifax’s most established businesses is celebrating after notching up one hundred and thirty years in business. Wilkinson Woodward has been trading from premises in Fountain Street since 1886, when Halifax was still a formidable force in the world textile industry. Since then, the firm has evolved into one of West Yorkshire’s most established and trusted legal practices. Over a...
Over 100 local young people benefit from new mental health services Over 100 young people in Huddersfield have benefitted from new local mental health services following the opening of a dedicated centre six months ago.   The Northorpe Centre, run by local independent charity Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust, officially opened its doors in July 2016, and since then has delivered...
A Barnsley-based manufacturer has undergone a major rebrand to align with its ambitious growth and expansion plans for 2017. Red Dog Linings, formally known as Triten, is anticipating the rebrand will lead to increased growth at the company, a diversified product range and will reposition itself as the UK’s largest hardfacing specialist. The company has rebranded as Red Dog Linings after...
A Yorkshire-based recruitment agency is celebrating its tenth anniversary with its most successful year yet. Provide Education, which was set up a decade ago, has offices in Barnsley and Brighouse. It has expanded into two new counties this year and increased turnover by 15 per cent. The company, which has its head office in Barugh Green in Barnsley, opened a new...
As Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, continues its £60 million refurbishment the centre reveals that the number of apprentices working on the project has tripled to 13 within six months.  Due to be completed in late 2017, the refurbishment is the biggest single investment in Meadowhall since it opened more than 25 years ago, and will create a new contemporary...
A Barnsley-based modern cuisine expert is encouraging families to shake up their traditional Christmas dinner this year. Stuart Turner, who runs Japanese food distributor SushiSushi, is calling on people to bring festive lunches into the 21st century by tucking into something less traditional on 25th December. He said: “We all love a Sunday roast, but at Christmas it’s about treating yourself...
People across Barnsley came together this week to remember the hundreds of people who died in pit explosions in 1866. Monday 12th December marked 150 years since the Oaks Disaster, when underground explosions at the Oaks Colliery near Stairfoot claimed the lives of 383 men and boys. It remains the worst mining catastrophe in English history.  Events took place across Barnsley...
A Sheffield based company that designs, manufactures and installs architectural metalwork products for the construction industry has secured a £400,000 investment from UK Steel Enterprise. Rapidly growing Architectural Fabrications Ltd said the funds will enable the business to meet growing demand from customers; and whilst the company has doubled in size over the last few years, so have the number...
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