WATCH: Thunderstorm lights up the sky over Huddersfield

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35,000 ft thunderstorm provides stunning light show

Amended plans for George Hotel regarding floor layouts and skybar put in to Kirklees in June

Scaffolding on the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
Hope is that plans will finally be put before planning committee and work can then start if approved

£9m regeneration loan for HD One would be "good business" for Kirklees

Artist's impression of the ski slope proposed as part of the HD One project
Kirklees Cabinet agree to explore £9m loan for HD One development

Lorry chemical spill closes main roads at Cooper Bridge

Chemical spill at Cooper Bridge Road, Cooper Bridge
Main roads closed after lorry carrying solvent leaks load

Huddersfield children to be treated at Halifax hospital

Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.
Sick youngsters now seen at Calderdale Royal instead of HRI

Tammy Friend stole from shop - to pay for IVF

Court hears 'good worker' took money in a bid to persuade her husband they could afford more fertility treatment

WATCH: Daisey O'Donnell hopes to become a teen singing star

Fenay Bridge musician Daisey O'Donnell is in final of industry competition

Kirklees GPs spend £1m prescribing paracetamol and ibuprofen

Retired doctor says patients should just buy them over the counter

Property of the Week: The home of Suki and Paul Wade of Denby Dale

This immaculately presented three-bedroom terraced home in Denby Dale is truly is a must-see property

Meltham gets ready for a weekend of 40s fun

Meltham Memories organisers with the Robin DR 250 aircraft and owner Dave Caldwell (centre left) which will be taking to the skies from Crosland Moor airfield
Meltham Memories 1940s weekend returns July 4-5

Kirklees Council must boost district's creative sector, says study

Creative industries are making a major contribution to the Kirklees economy, a study has revealed

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Huddersfield heatwave: Seven tips for staying safe in the sun

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Sweet treats: 8 ice cream parlours in and around Huddersfield

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Yorkshire beaches: All the resorts included in the Good Beach Guide 2015

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The Slug and Lettuce, King Street, Huddersfield

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Teenager stabbed twice in the buttocks in Crosland Moor

Two men are wanted over the attack on an 18-year-old in Dryclough Road on Wednesday night

Huddersfield volunteers praised for work with cancer charity

Patricia Wright and John Ward stepping down

WATCH: Daisey O'Donnell hopes to become a teen singing star

Fenay Bridge musician Daisey O'Donnell is in final of industry competition

Kirklees GPs spend £1m prescribing paracetamol and ibuprofen

Retired doctor says patients should just buy them over the counter

Live: The latest from Huddersfield Town and their rivals - Championship transfer news and rumours

Keep up to date with what the Championship sides are up to

PURE Legal are Huddersfield Town's new home shirt sponsor

The company replacing Rekorderlig is unveiled

Spanish sunshine will help pep up pre-season says Huddersfield Town chief Chris Powell

The squad will head overseas for a week

Town to take on Leyton Orient in Spain

Clash to bring the curtain down on their time at La Cala

New St Helens signing Adam Quinlan will make his Super League debut against Huddersfield Giants

Australia full-back will arrive to help solve Saints' full-back problem

Huddersfield Giants assistant coach Kieron Purtill column: Our break has had the desired effective

Kieron Purtill
The Huddersfield Giants assistant coach answers the questions put by Examiner RL Writer CHRIS ROBERTS

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column: Our full list of forthcoming events

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association (HGSA)
It's going to be a busy time ahead

Denby Dale racer Tom Tunstall seeks more British Superbikes championship points at Knockhill

Denby Dale racer Tom Tunstall is looking to add to his points tally as the British Superbikes heads for round five of the series at Knockhill at the weekend

Live: The latest from Huddersfield Town and their rivals - Championship transfer news and rumours

Keep up to date with what the Championship sides are up to

Netherton racer Josh Caygill moves into top ten in the Audi TT Cup series

Netherton racer Josh Caygill produced his best drive of the Audi Sport TT Cup season during round four at the Norisring street circuit in Germany

WATCH: Daisey O'Donnell hopes to become a teen singing star

Fenay Bridge musician Daisey O'Donnell is in final of industry competition

Terminator Genisys review: How good is the movie? And is it worth a watch?

The new Terminator movie is out on Thursday July, 2, but is it as good as the others?

Short operas offer up Life Stories

Two mini operas by Calderdale composer Tim Benjamin promise tragedy and drama in true operatic style.

How should firms proceed when Microsoft Windows 10 becomes available - Michael Branford, of Crest IT, offers some advice

Software giant Microsoft has scheduled the latest upgrade for Windows

Michelle Mone mentors Liversedge firm

The founder of Ultimo has helped Liversedge water treatment firm Aquatrust set out its vision for further expansion

Business profile: Aaron Francis, of HDTWO Commercial Photography

Huddersfield Uni ggraduate Aaron Francis is helping call the shots at HDTWO Commercial Photography

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Teenager stabbed twice in the buttocks in Crosland Moor

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British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

The C-17 military transport aircraft left Tunis airport bound for Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Health warnings issued as Britain gets hot

Children, the elderly and those with serious illnesses are at particular risk amid fears the hot weather could lead to hospitalisations and even deaths

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