Barcelona, Stockholm, Athens, Warsaw ... and Kirklees - council wins €1,000,000 for 'bartering' plan

Kirklees Council logo
Kirklees rated as top 5 winner in global competition for community sharing idea

Happy ending! Snoopy the Staffie cross pup reunited with Sheepridge brothers after being dog-napped

A thief dog-napped Snoopy, an 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier-American bulldog cross, snatching the pup from the family’s garden and jumping over a fence to escape

Just 70 responses from 2000 people contacted over Kirklees Council plans for special school changes

Longley School
Longley and Lydgate schools affected by Kirklees Council plans

Biker killed in Bretton crash believed to be from Wakefield

The A637 road from Bretton, scene of fatal accident
Police are expected to release more details today about the 37-year-old man who died at the scene after his motorcycle collided with a tractor and trailer

Drug addict mum who left heroin-filled syringe on table near son, 5, appears in court

Syringe
Class A drugs were also left on a mantelpiece while her five-year-old son was downstairs

The Isaac Nash Trust sell 1,000 fundraising wristbands in just two days

Red wristbands in memory of Isaac Nash who was swept out to sea at Anglesey on August 29
The Trust asks for £1 donation per band and another 3,000 are being ordered

The dog with the thorn in its side - Minnie the Springer Spaniel saved after inhaling three-inch shoot

Minnie the dog
Dog's life threatened by huge thorn

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? Huddersfield folk urged to get checked to combat UK's biggest silent killer

Examiner journalist Nick Lavigueur has his blood pressure checked by pharmacist manager Mac Din at the Asda store, Bradford Road, Huddersfield
Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur is first through the door for free test

Mikron Theatre Company brings taste of the good life to Huddersfield villages in September to explore modern food industry

Till the Cows Come Home cast from L to R: John Holt Roberts Esther Grace Button Jill Myers and Nicholas Coutu Langmead
Drama group on the farm

'Why are there so many spiders in my house?' We've got the answer - and send us your spider pictures so we can crown Huddersfield's biggest!

We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest spiders
You'll see more spiders scurrying about at this time of year, as males look for a mate - have you spotted any in your home?

Live Breaking News

  • TRAVEL: The incident on the M62 reported earlier has now cleared.

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  • TOWN: Leeds United v Huddersfield Town: defender Jack Robinson looks forward to West Yorkshire derby.

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  • TRAVEL: Reports of lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident, car and lorry involved on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
    Lane one (of four) is reportedly blocked. Affecting traffic heading towards Leeds.

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  • NEWS: Just heard that it was a quiet night for our local fire stations, however they were called to a road traffic collision in Mirfield around midnight - but everyone had disappeared by the time they arrived.

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  • WEATHER: Today should be cloudy to start, with a few sunny spells later this afternoon.

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  • TRAVEL: There's slow traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road busy at A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) leading towards the M62.

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Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.

British Town Crier Championships to take place in Huddersfield on September 27

Tie The Knot Autumn 2014

All you need to plan the perfect wedding: Tie The Knot guide

Take Me Out is looking for single men for its new series

Single Huddersfield men, reveal yourselves! Contestants wanted for new series of Take Me Out

Mark Watson

Mock the Week comic Mark Watson brings Flaws show to Leeds City Varieties

LOOK: See 1980s Huddersfield from above - can you help us put names to some areas?

Dominic Goddard, of Cleckheaton, who was killed in a road accident on December 27, 2013.

Drunken Dominic Goddard was fatally struck by caravan after 'running in and out of the road' inquest told

Dominic Goddard, 23, was fatally struck in Church Lane Gomersal on Dec 27 last year

Happy ending! Snoopy the Staffie cross pup reunited with Sheepridge brothers after being dog-napped

A thief dog-napped Snoopy, an 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier-American bulldog cross, snatching the pup from the family’s garden and jumping over a fence to escape

Barcelona, Stockholm, Athens, Warsaw ... and Kirklees - council wins €1,000,000 for 'bartering' plan

Kirklees Council logo
Kirklees rated as top 5 winner in global competition for community sharing idea

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? Huddersfield folk urged to get checked to combat UK's biggest silent killer

Examiner journalist Nick Lavigueur has his blood pressure checked by pharmacist manager Mac Din at the Asda store, Bradford Road, Huddersfield
Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur is first through the door for free test

Huddersfield Town players need to make fans proud at Leeds United says Powell

The manager heads to Elland Road seeking his first win after a home defeat by Middlesbrough and Tuesday’s goalless draw with Wigan at the John Smith’s Stadium

Leeds United v Huddersfield Town: defender Jack Robinson looks forward to West Yorkshire derby

Jack Robinson in action for Huddersfield Town
Clash with Leeds United appeals to youngster with plenty of 'derby' experience

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association: looking forward to Leeds United

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
The latest from the Town fans' group

In pictures: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Have a look through events at the John Smith's Stadium as Chris Powell secured his first point as Town manager
Huddersfield Giants v St Helen's at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Jake Connor scores

Huddersfield Giants teenage star Jake Connor relishing big Wigan test

The Giants believe they can win again without the injured Danny Brough

Brett Ferres confident Huddersfield Giants can reach Old Trafford in 2014

Brett Ferres in action for the Huddersfield Giants
The Giants are ready to learn from their mistakes of 2013 as they set their sights on the Super League Grand Final

Pete Barrow: Huddersfield Giants fans have reason to believe

Huddersfield Giants crest
While I know that Mr Anderson would probably disagree with the following observation, but in finishing third this season his side arguably have more impetus and potential then the team who lifted some silverware at the John Smith’s Stadium last September

Huddersfield Town players need to make fans proud at Leeds United says Powell

The manager heads to Elland Road seeking his first win after a home defeat by Middlesbrough and Tuesday’s goalless draw with Wigan at the John Smith’s Stadium

Holmfirth's Lodge brothers take on endurance challenge at Oulton Park

Jonathan (left) and James Lodge at Oulton Park for the three-hour endurance race
James and Jonathan Lodge pit their wits against top riders and fitness against three hours in the saddle

Netherton racer Josh Caygill's frustration on final outing

Netherton racing driver Josh Caygill
VW Cup finale costs Caygill top finish at Donington
Marsden Jazz Festival 2013

Watch: Were you at Marsden Jazz Festival 2013?

We look back to last year's event, where rainy weather failed to dampen spirits

Single Huddersfield men, reveal yourselves! Contestants wanted for new series of Take Me Out

Take Me Out is looking for single men for its new series
You could bag yourself a trip to Fernandos on ITV's cult dating show

How to survive Fresher's Week 2014

You're only a Fresher once - enjoy it!
Fresher's flu, hangovers, flatmate wars - follow our guide to get through Fresher's Week in one piece
HS2 train

HS2 attracts potential suppliers from Kirklees

Fifty-five firms in Yorkshire will attend supply chain conferences to find out more about contract opportunities tied into HS2

Business Enterprise Fund secures £2m boost

Stephen Waud, fund director of the Business Enterprise Fund, which provides loans to Yorhsire SMEs
A fund providing Yorkshire SMEs with finance has agreed a £2m boost from the European Investment Fund

Ferno UK opens customer experience centre

Pictured at the ribbon cutting as Ferno officially opens its new customer experience centre are (from left) Elroy Bourgraf, founder and chairman of Ferno; Kirklees mayor Clr Ken Smith; Jon Ellis, managing director, Ferno UK; Joe Bourgraf, president and chief executive officer of Ferno; Kirklees mayoress Clr Christine Smith; and Mike Wood, MP for Batley & Spen
VIPs from the USA attended the official opening of a new centre for Ferno UK to show off its innovative products

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield Giants v St Helen's at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Jake Connor scores

Huddersfield Giants teenage star Jake Connor relishing big Wigan test

Huddersfield Town players need to make fans proud at Leeds United says Powell

Jack Robinson in action for Huddersfield Town

Leeds United v Huddersfield Town: defender Jack Robinson looks forward to West Yorkshire derby

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