By Joshua Robinson –
Welcome all to Kirklees Local Television’s first Monthly Editors Notes, this page will be dedicated to the ten of our articles that show not just the diversity of stories that KLTV has covered but also showcase the diversity of Kirklees itself.
The ten stories below highlight the hope and resilience of the people of Kirklees in the past month from all sorts of obstacles.
Below we have listed the ten articles in no particular order and have included a link to the original story.
Top Article of September 2023:
“Give… A Few Words: The Scheme Tackling Loneliness in a Huddersfield Care Home”
Over a hundred letters have been arriving from all over the world for elderly residents living at Thornhill Care Home, Edgerton. Residents have been receiving art, crafts, poetry, and friendly messages from as far away as Australia after signing up for a scheme aimed at reducing loneliness.
“Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Open Day and the Huge Difference it Made to One Family”
This October, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield is inviting the local community to take a look behind the scenes at Russell House on the 4th and 7th of October.
“Campaign Launches to Tackle Inappropriate Behaviour Towards Women and Girls”
A new campaign was launched on the 19th of September aimed at tackling everyday harassment and inappropriate male behaviour towards women and girls. The “Just Don’t” campaign is the latest step in the Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin’s fight to improve the safety of women and girls, alongside partners across the region.
“‘Persistent and Callous’ 75 Year Old Man Gambles Away Vulnerable Victims’ Life Savings”
Peter Grant Holbrook aged 75, who purported to be a Financial Advisor admitted to defrauding vulnerable clients of almost £1 million, was sentenced on Monday 11th September at Bradford Crown Court and received a 5-year 3-month custodial sentence for offences under the Fraud Act 2006.
“A Statement on the Anniversary of the Death of Khayri Mclean”
On September 21st, we remembered and honoured the one-year anniversary of the tragic passing of Khayri Mclean. His life was taken in a senseless act of violence near the entrance of North Huddersfield Trust School in West Yorkshire on September 21, 2022.
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“Huddersfield Literature Festival Welcomes Lemn Sissay OBE for Electrifying Poetry Performance and Book Launch”
On Friday 29th September, the Huddersfield Literature Festival hosted an electrifying poetry performance and Q&A session with Festival Patron Lemn Sissay OBE, marking the launch of his latest collection, “Let the Light Pour In.”
“New Photography Exhibition Celebrating Free Mining Opens at National Coal Mining Museum”
Documentary landscape photographer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) Nick Hodgson opens his exhibition Free Mines Coal Faces at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield.
“Kirklees Local Television Unveils the Highly Anticipated As One Magazine: A Celebration of the African Diaspora”
Kirklees Local Television is thrilled to announce the much-awaited launch of their groundbreaking digital magazine, ‘As One.’ Designed to inform, celebrate, and empower the African diaspora, this unique publication offers a fresh and innovative take on African descendants’ diverse culture, history, and achievements.
“Kirklees Council Initiates Consultation on Leisure Centre Changes Amid Financial Challenges”
In a bid to address budgetary concerns and ensure the sustainability of its leisure centres, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet Members yesterday (26 September) greenlit a six-week consultation period on proposed alterations to the district’s leisure centre offerings.
“Focus-Trust CEO Takes on the UK’s Three Peaks in 3 Days for PAPYRUS”
Last month, Focus-Trust CEO Helen Rowland took on her toughest challenge yet, conquering the three UK peaks in 3 days in memory of her friend’s son, Matthew, who tragically died by suicide in September 2020 aged 17 years.
What to Expect in October:
Kirklees Local Television will continue to cover local news stories in the area and showcase the rich diversity of Kirklees and the stories that represent the communities of the region.
October is Black History Month in the UK, and on Monday 2nd October KLTV will be launching its digital magazine As One. This magazine has been created to inform, celebrate, and empower the African diaspora. This publication will offer a fresh and innovative take on African descendants’ diverse culture, history, and achievements.
In addition, on Friday 13th October will the launch of the African Descendants Forum (ADF) website. The new ADF website will continue the mission of providing a platform for stories about African descendants, as well as connecting the African descendant communities.
The website will have a focus on business and entrepreneurship, with interviews featured on the website. But there will also be other interviews on other subjects and issues that are also important to the ADF.