Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Police had appealed for information two days ago to mark 18 years since seven-year-old Joe McCafferty

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan
Ex-squaddie hopes to devote life to raising money for ex-servicemen's charities

Hung parliament and weekend of deal-making to follow General Election, says Huddersfield University expert

The ITV Leaders' Debate 2015
Dr Pete Woodcock predicts a hung parliament

Last ever Huddersfield Town Crier Championships to be held this year

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Organiser and Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson said it must end due to funding difficulties

Hundreds turn out for Meltham's annual scarecrow competition

Meltham Scarecrow Festival 2015
One of the most eye-catching exhibits was The Marriage at Cana by Meltham Baptist Church

Save Butterley Spillway campaign reignited

Pressure group to mount legal challenge in bid to save Victorian engineering work\n JS*45467532

Man suffered broken jaw after he is punched by dog walker in Deighton

Police are appealing for witnesses to trace the suspect who has distinctive scars to his face\nJS*61861835

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Beard goes in a bid to help the Just Giving Fund

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Mate flies in to find she has THREE suitors!

Northern Gas Networks promises to tackle fuel poverty and care for environment in community pledge

Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Networks has launched its Community Promises document to support people in the areas in which it operates

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Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode four — The Sons of the Harpy

A police motorcycle rider high fives with the spectators

Forget the Tour de Yorkshire riders - the police stole the show!

Huddersfield's mill workers

LOOK: Off down t'mill! Archive pictures of the Huddersfield workers that kept the wheels of industry turning

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Reader picture competition: Your entries for May

The Big Picture: David Hobspon

The Big Picture: Expat David Hobson's Yorkshire pride

Man suffered broken jaw after he is punched by dog walker in Deighton

Police are appealing for witnesses to trace the suspect who has distinctive scars to his face\nJS*61861835

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Beard goes in a bid to help the Just Giving Fund

Police still seeking man who lost part of his ear in Huddersfield street attack - warning graphic content

Detectives renewed their appeal for the 'victim' to make himself known as two men are bailed

Activities and projects a plenty for young people thanks to newly re-launched Marsden Youth Club

Marsden gets new group
It has been a season full of highs and lows for Huddersfield Town in 2014/2015

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey's highs and lows of the campaign

We asked our Town reporters to provide their highlights and lowlights from Town's first season under Chris Powell

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: What is needed ahead of next season? Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey have their say

Where do Town need to strengthen and how many players are required to ensure more progress in 2015/2016?

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Doug Thomson on the signs of encouragement shown in an eventful first season for Chris Powell

Chris Powell has struck up an instant rapport with his Huddersfield Town players since arriving at the helm
The former Charlton Athletic team chief has displayed impressive man-management skills

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Tom Marshall-Bailey on how tangible progress has been made under Chris Powell's stewardship

The 1-1 draw at eventual champions Bournemouth underlined the progress made under Chris Powell
This team can climb the Championship standings with the right recruitment

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Beard goes in a bid to help the Just Giving Fund

Jordan Cox recalled to Hull KR after month's loan at Huddersfield Giants who are preparing to face Salford on Friday

Jordan Cox has been recalled by Hull KR, ending his stay at Huddersfield Giants
Giants coach Paul Anderson confident in pack strength

Results aren't priority for Huddersfield Giants Under 16s

Giants Badge
Youngsters suffer Bradford defeat after heroic win at Wigan the week before

Heckmondwike & Carlinghow go top of the Hudderfsield Central Cricket league

League lead swaps hands as Mount are beaten

Slaithwaite Saracens open summer campaign with victory over Ossett Trinity

Slaithwaite Saracens crest
Bright start bodes well for the future in the Yorkshire Men's League

Scholes, Shepley and Linthwaite through to second round of arrowselfdrive Sykes Cup

Joe Carter in fine form at Chapelgate
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode four — The Sons of the Harpy

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season five

A country girl ... from Batley

You don’t need the Appalachian mountains or cowboys to stage a country revival

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's The Snapp playing at The Gas Club

Ann, Helen, Sam, Nicola, Bealie, Amanda, Sarah and Madge - Harry, Lewis, James and Ewan
Have you been snapped by photographer Dave Cowan?  Check out our gallery of nights out in Huddersfield

Longwood Engineering lands RoSPA award

Aspley-based Longwood Engineering has secured a silver award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Mid Yorkshire chamber's post-election debate

Business people will discuss the implications of the general election result at a forum staged at the John Smith's Stadium

The Lenny Agency lands cookware contract

Brighouse-based The Lenny Agency is to provide PR for The Cookware Company's new OXO Good Grips range of cookware

Videos & Photos

Man suffered broken jaw after he is punched by dog walker in Deighton

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Police still seeking man who lost part of his ear in Huddersfield street attack - warning graphic content

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Brother of Sinn Fein president loses appeal against convictions and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

Liam Adams jailed for 16 years in 2013 after being found guilty of abuse against his elder daughter

Morning news headlines: Final campaigning in election; Queen to meet baby Charlotte; father's murder trial

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Royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: Kate Middleton and Prince William reveal what new princess is called

The Royal baby has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Speculation over the baby's name has been fevered ever since her birth in London on Saturday morning

Football legend Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after suffering stroke

Jimmy Greaves July 1965
75-year-old former England and Tottenham striker recovered from minor stroke in 2012

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