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Auction for Historic Huddersfield Town FA Cup Final programmes

They cost just a sixpence or 2.5p when they were first sold, but now two 1928 Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers FA Cup final programmes are set to fetch a pretty penny. 84 years on, it is expected that the programmes will sell for around £500 each. It sounds like a lot, but the programmes would fetch a lot more if they were in better condition. One pristine 1928 FA Cup final sold for £800 not so long ago.

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Italian trio get a taste of Yorkshire

Students Elia Nucera, Lucizezia Baldini and Nicola Verdini from Senigallia in north east Italy are enjoying experiencing life in Yorkshire. The three Italian students have been spent a few weeks learning about hospitality and tourism in Yorkshire, courtesy of Kirklees College and the Galpharm Stadium. They were gaining work experience for the course that they are completing in Italy.

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Struggle to meet demand for charity shops

Most businesses are struggling in the recession but one industry that is booming in Huddersfield is charity shops. Bargain hunters and hard up families are heading to the shops to find a great deal. Charity shops throughout the year have enjoyed their best ever year but unfortunately they are struggling to meet demand.

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Huddersfield student’s stars on ITV2’s The Exclusives

20 year old Chris Goddard, a Huddersfield journalism student has swapped his day to day university life for television stardom. The student headed to London to take part in the new ITV2 programme The Exclusives which follows six wannabe journalists hoping to start a magazine career.

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Grandmother’s advice inspires artist Dionne Swift

Winner of the 2011 Craft and Design magazine gold award for textiles, Dionne Swift, has recalled how it was her grandmother who gave her the advice that has led to her success. Holmfirth artist Dioone has become well known for her Devore work, which is a process that etches away a textile. The textile professional studied at Goldsmiths in London, but her passion for her work began a long time ago.

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‘James Bond car’ driven by local man

One of the most famous cars in movie history was once driven around Mirfield, near Huddersfield. George Silverwood, a former mechanic at the Central Garage in Mirfield, has told of how the Aston Martin that was made famous in the 1964 film Goldfinger was driven through the town two years after its first starring role.

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New short story competition for Huddersfield

The popular and celebrated Mrs Sunderland Festival of Music, Speech and Drama has become part of the very fabric of Huddersfield. The festival is keeping up with the times by adding new classes so that adults and children can get their creative juices flowing. The festival, which runs from 17th to 25th February are hosting a number of short story writing classes for children and an open class where any one can join. They have even drafted in children’s author …

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Successful Huddersfield debut for sculptor Jim Bond

Grange Moor artist Jim Bond is making his Huddersfield Art Gallery debut after having some of his sculptures displayed in some of the world’s best galleries. Jim’s work has recently been exhibited at the British Art Now exhibition at London’s prestigious Saatchi gallery as well as the Royal Scottish Academy and the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Hide And Seek Record Attempt

A group of young people are hoping to break the world record for the biggest game of hide and seek. The young people, who attend the Young Batley Centre, were hoping people from all over the Kirklees area would turn up for the record-breaking attempt in July. Kirklees Council’s Young People’s Service and the Friends of Beaumont Park were supporting the organisers in their attempt.

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Choral Anniversary Hits The Right Note

Singers gave the audience a night to remember during a concert to mark the 175th anniversary of the Huddersfield Choral Society. The concert took place at Huddersfield Town Hall and was the highlight of months of events to celebrate the society’s birthday.

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