Boy, 15, robbed at knifepoint in Heckmondwike

9:00am Monday 3rd September 2012

A 15-year-old boy was threatened with a knife by robbers who stole his phone.

Heckmondwike engineering firm fined after worker hurt

8:30am Thursday 14th June 2012

An engineering firm has been fined £5,000 after a worker was badly injured when he became entangled in a rotating machine tool that caught him by the neck, tearing the clothes from his back.

Plea made to victims of possible Heckmondwike deceptions

5:00am Friday 4th May 2012

Police have appealed for victims of and witnesses to a suspected distraction burglar to come forward.

Anyone for a game of petanque?

8:50am Friday 20th January 2012

The French game of petanque is being played in Heckmondwike following the building of a new court in Firth Park.

Heckmondwike club needs volunteers

7:15pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

The organiser of Heckmondwike’s monthly free music shows at the Comrades Club is appealing for volunteers to spread the word about the free shows.

Town is re-created for Heckmondwike war weekend

10:30am Wednesday 22nd June 2011

An authentic Normandy-style town is being built as a setting for a charity war weekend.

Bradford churches get £746,000 aid for urgent repairs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Rayner a church warden at St Chad’s

10:15am Thursday 16th June 2011

Churches in the Bradford district have been saved from disrepair and eventual ruin – thanks to a total of £746,000 in Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grants.

Heckmondwike teenager turns his life around

10:16am Monday 18th April 2011

Heckmondwike teenager Jonathan Kirby has turned his back on anti-social behaviour and signed up for a career in the Army.

Now metal thieves target litter bins

9:58am Monday 22nd November 2010

The problem of metal being stolen and sold for scrap has taken a new twist.

Plea for witnesses to racist attack in Heckmondwike

10:09am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Police are hunting a group of teenagers who injured a 13-year-old boy in an alleged racist attack in Heckmondwike.

Heckmondwike wildlife centre's new addition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Reptile keeper Paul Stead with Teggy

10:41am Thursday 26th August 2010

A wildlife centre has welcomed a new addition to the family – a 3ft tegu lizard called Teggy.

Police release CCTV image after race attack in Heckmondwike

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A CCTV image released by police of youths seen in the area near where the man was attacked

4:35pm Wednesday 18th August 2010

Police have released this CCTV image of a group of youths seen near where a 51-year-old Asian man was punched in the face in a racially-motivated attack.

Coen plans to win World Cup - at NINE!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coen Townsend with hius Subbuteo team

7:20am Friday 30th July 2010

Nine-year-old Coen Townsend hopes he can take England to victory in the next World Cup.

Netherlands band lined up for Heckmondwike music festival

11:24am Wednesday 14th July 2010

Eigen Hulp, a 20-piece street orchestra from the Netherlands, is among this year’s line-up in the annual Crown of Lights free music festival in Heckmondwike.

All our yesterdays at Heckmondwike Forties Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Daniel Smith tries out a machine gun

1:23pm Monday 12th July 2010

Visitors’ eyes turned skywards as a magnificent World War II Dakota aircraft flew over a tourist attraction as part of a 1940s-themed weekend.

All our yesterdays at Heckmondwike Forties festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charlie Huxley, Jack Tilt and Lysette Hacking get into the spirit of the Ponderosa 1940s Extravaganza at Heckmond-wike at the weekend

12:40am Monday 12th July 2010

Visitors’ eyes turned skywards as a magnificent World War II Dakota aircraft flew over a tourist attraction as part of a 1940s-themed weekend.

Military vehicles go on show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stuart Wright with one of the display vehicles

8:47am Wednesday 30th June 2010

A 1941 Army ambulance will be among an estimated 151 military vehicles descending on a Bradford wildlife park.

Police find stolen snake in raid on flat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The stolen snake back in its enclosure at Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre

6:26pm Monday 28th June 2010

A stolen snake has been returned to its reptile house after police found it curled up in a council flat.

‘Call police if you see stolen boa constrictor’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A boa constrictor similar to the one stolen

9:41am Thursday 24th June 2010

The manager of a wildlife centre is warning people not to panic if they encounter a stolen nine-foot snake they describe as “dangerous but placid”.

Heckmondwike pair walk Hadrian's Wall to aid Air Ambulance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Wilson, left, and Craig Hall, right, with an Air Ambulance crew member

12:14pm Thursday 13th May 2010

A pair of company directors will be attempting to conquer Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Get on your marks for an active Easter

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Samantha Lawson prepares for Easter trails around East Riddlesden Hall

5:06pm Tuesday 30th March 2010

From Japanese paper craft sessions to Easter egg hunts, there’s a variety of events and activities on offer across the district this bank holiday weekend, come rain or shine.

Spen Valley firebugs hunted

3:29pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Businesses in the Spen Valley are being urged to report arson attacks as detectives hunt firebugs responsible for a string of incidents.

£330,000 machine burnt out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thomas Crompton

3:48pm Wednesday 6th January 2010

The boss of a Bradford firm has offered a “substantial” reward for help in convicting arsonists who burned out a £330,000 demolition machine.

Police tackle Heckmondwike disorder

1:11pm Wednesday 6th January 2010

Police are carrying out extra patrols in a town centre to tackle violence, damage and disorder.

Report highlights bus station plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Plans are at different stages for three bus stations

9:44am Friday 6th November 2009

A multi-million pound project to create three new bus stations is at vastly different stages of development, West Yorkshire transport chiefs have heard.

Police hunt teenagers after Heckmondwike theft

12:10pm Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Police would like to speak to teenage boys claiming to be Heckmondwike Grammar School pupils collecting sponsorship, following a theft.

Dancers step out to a new classroom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gabrielle, ten, and her brother Jared Laban, 11, are pictured practising their dance moves

7:40pm Tuesday 22nd September 2009

It’s strictly ballroom – and latin and salsa – at a dance school which has opened its doors at a new venue.

'Total hygiene is the only answer'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ponderosa owner Maureen Cook says children should not be deprived chance to pet a raccoon

8:26am Tuesday 22nd September 2009

Parents should be ‘educated not scared to death’ about E.coli risks at farms, says the owner of an animal centre.

VIDEO: Snorkeller fails to bag bog title

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joanne Pitchforth

1:11pm Tuesday 1st September 2009

The bog snorkelling world record holder failed to win back the world champion crown at Rowntree’s Randoms World Bog Snorkelling Championships.

Fun and games at Heckmondwike

10:53am Tuesday 23rd June 2009

A Sure Start family fun day takes place in Heckmond-wike on Saturday.

Death of care home resident not linked to burns

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Violet Smith

4:09pm Wednesday 17th June 2009

The death of an 87-year-old dementia sufferer two months after she suffered burns at the care home where she lived was due to natural causes, a Coroner has ruled.

Inquest into care home death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Violet Smith

8:48am Wednesday 17th June 2009

An inquest was due to take place today into the death of an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient from Heckmondwike, who died after suffering four per cent burns at a care home.

High-speed broadband comes to Heckmondwike

11:40am Friday 5th June 2009

The UK’s fastest broadband service has arrived in Heckmondwike.

Heckmondwike care centre work launched

9:56am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

Work is under way on a new primary care centre in Heckmondwike.

£30m eco-friendly 'village' unveiled

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist’s impression of the retirement centre

8:48am Wednesday 6th May 2009

Plans to create what has been called the UK’s most environmentally-friendly retirement village will be unveiled this week.

Children's illustrator draws up at libraries

3:47pm Wednesday 29th April 2009

Libraries across the Spen Valley will be welcoming adults back into learning during Adult Learners’ Week, from Saturday, May 9.

Heckmondwike man, 34, killed in crash

10:51am Monday 20th April 2009

A 34-year-old Heckmondwike man has been killed in a road crash.

New faces at animal centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jude Cheesbrough with the iguana

6:30pm Thursday 12th March 2009

The Ponderosa Rare Breeds Centre in Heckmondwike has taken delivery of several new animals.

Man flees blaze

8:15am Friday 27th February 2009

A fire spread from an out-building to an adjoining kitchen at a house in Rayner Avenue, Heckmondwike, last night.

£20,000 fine after man traps arm

10:28am Tuesday 24th February 2009

A company has been given the maximum fine of £20,000 after a worker suffered “horrendous injuries” when his sleeve became trapped in an unguarded cutting tool at a Heckmondwike factory.

Man dies after Heckmondwike crash

9:40am Thursday 29th January 2009

A 32-year-old man has died after a two-car smash in Heckmondwike last night.

Stephen brings his characters to life

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stephen Waterhouse

1:40pm Thursday 22nd January 2009

Children’s author and illustrator Stephen Waterhouse will be helping children create their own character based on a fruit or vegetable at libraries in Kirklees.

Heckmondwike show to aid charity

12:44pm Thursday 15th January 2009

A charity live music show will be held at The Comrades Club in Heckmondwike to raise money for The British Epilepsy Association.

New life suggested for Spen chapels

12:24pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

Four disused cemetery chapels in the Spen Valley could be brought back into use.

Pensioner seriously injured in blaze

2:26pm Wednesday 19th November 2008

A 70-year-old was seriously injured in a fire at his Heckmondwike house this morning.

Woman in court over loud music

3:48pm Tuesday 18th November 2008

A Heckmondwike woman has been successfully prosecuted by Kirklees Council for playing loud music.

Police probe taxi arson

8:42am Tuesday 14th October 2008

Police are investigating an arson attack on a Peugeot 407 taxi parked outside its owner’s house in Clarydon Place, Heckmondwike, early today. Batley firefighters were called the blaze at 1.03am.



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