An inspector’s changes to Kirklees Council’s planning blueprint are up for debate as the end of the lengthy ‘Local Plan’ process looms. Two months on from the council declaring its controversial 31,000 home had been given the go-ahead , the final stage of public consultation has begun. It allows comments on the planning inspector’s alterations to the council’s borough wide development masterplan. In June, planning inspector Katie Child revealed she had sanctioned all the major plots Kirklees Council had allocated for homes – most controversially about 1,500 on what is now Bradley Park Golf Course. While political opponents of the Labour run council claimed it was not a done deal , a new ream of documents to accompany the final consultation show the inspector has not changed any of the large housing plots around the borough. Members of the public now have a further six-weeks to review and comment on the modifications before the document is … [Read more...] about Last chance to have your say on Kirklees Council’s planning blueprint
Akauola to miss Cup final Warrington forward Sita Akauola is set to miss Saturday's Challenge Cup final through suspension. The former Wests Tigers and Penrith player has been handed a one-match penalty notice by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel for a grade A dangerous tackle during the Wolves' 28-18 league defeat at Castleford last Friday. A grade A offence is normally not severe enough to warrant a suspension but Akauola served a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle earlier in the year which the panel will have taken into account. Akauola, who is in his first season in Super League, missed the Cup semi-final win over Leeds earlier this month through illness but has played in all but five of their 25 Super League fixtures so far. Warrington have until 11am tomorrow to contest the charge. Hock leaves Featherstone Former England forward Gareth Hock has left Championship club Featherstone as part of a major cost-cutting exercise. Hock, 34, who played for England in the 2008 … [Read more...] about SL news: Warrington star banned for Challenge Cup final?
Doncaster Rovers Belles’ young squad will ‘reflect and regroup’ after a 9-0 hammering at home to Blackburn Rovers. Sunday’s one-sided contest marked the start of a new era for Belles - who have dropped into the FA Women’s National League, appointed a new head coach and switched their home venue from the Keepmoat Stadium to Rossington Main.Since the end of last season EVERY member of the first team squad has moved elsewhere.Out of the 11 teenage debutants who lined up against reigning champions Blackburn only five had previously played for Belles’ development side.The rest of the matchday squad was made up of youngsters from the club’s junior age group teams.“The quality of the squad they’ve got at Blackburn speaks for itself with what they’ve won in the past,” Belles head coach Zoey Shaw said post-match.“I thought we had good spells in the game for such a young squad with most of them playing senior football for … [Read more...] about Doncaster Belles: Young squad to ‘reflect and regroup’ after heavy defeat to Blackburn
A teenager locked up after ignoring a ban on contacting his parents four times was told that he will not be given another chance to stay away from them. Patrick Neville, 19, was handed the non-molestation order in June. It banned him from communicating with his mum and dad or going within 100 metres of their home in Bradford Road, Fartown . He appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court last week and admitted that he breached the order three times between June 25 and August 19. Neville knocked on the door repeatedly and demanded to be let in. Magistrates were also told about an occasion where police found him sitting on the doorstep when they attended. He admitted the offences and was bailed ahead of his sentencing hearing on September 5. But he was arrested after being caught at the couple’s address for a fourth time on Sunday when again he was heard banging on the door repeatedly. His solicitor Zara Begum explained that there were no suggestions that he was violent or … [Read more...] about Teenager ignored ban on going to parents’ home four times
A nurse caught a man trying to pull his partner out of her hospital bed while she was attached to a catheter and a cannula for administering medication. The tubes attached to the victim, who had just suffered a stroke and according to her mother has a mental age of four, were on the verge of "popping out of her body" when Andrew Brine was disturbed, Hull Crown Court heard. Had he succeeded, she would have suffered pain, bruising and internal bleeding. Brine, 49, had already removed two specialist boots his partner was wearing to stop her getting deep vein thrombosis. He was forbidden from contacting her as part of his bail conditions for assaulting her and her sister just four days earlier, and gave a false name pretending to be her father to gain admittance to ward 110 at Hull Royal Infirmary, which was described as "secure", having locked doors and an intercom. In the earlier incident Brine had grabbed his long-suffering partner by the throat and pushed her against a wall, then … [Read more...] about ‘Callous’ thug tries to rip stroke victim from hospital machinery