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Prolific criminal Jamie Chambers told police he was a shoplifter but not a burglar after being caught burgling pensioners house in Liversedge

Leeds Crown Court

Arrested after he was disturbed by 70-year-old victim

GCSE results from around Kirklees and Calderdale

Results are pouring into the Examiner office from across the area and are being put on the website as soon as we get them

Going up! New Rastrick Fire Station build on schedule

New fire station set for completion in March 2015

Huddersfield video gamers have smash hit on their hands in Firefly Runner

Red Kite Games see Firefly Runner downloaded 500,000 times in just three weeks

Lindley man Andrew Whiston died at employer's luxury house from cocaine and alcohol cocktail following Christmas party

Andrew Whiston died from 'potentially fatal' dose of cocaine exacerbated by heavy drinking

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

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    Principal Jonny Mitchell with students at Thornhill Community Academy
    Principal Jonny Mitchell with students at Thornhill Community Academy
     

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  • NEWS: Mirfield Free Grammar has been celebrating 'exceptional results' in its GCSEs.

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  • TRAVEL: A58 Whitehall Road in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to serious accident, van and motorbike involved between M62 J26 / M606 (Chain Bar) and B6379 Westfield Lane.
    Emergency services have attended the scene. Affecting traffic leaving the M62 at J26 heading towards Hipperholme and Halifax. The road is expected to be closed until around 17:00.

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Elisha Mistry, Sarah Edwards, Catriona Anderson, James Khan, Sophie Clarke and Olivia Marchant at Batley Grammar School

Ninety-two per cent of students gain 5 A*-Cs at Batley Grammar School

Headteacher Brigid Tullie praises improvement in English and maths

Eleven Heckmondwike Grammar students achieve more than 10 A*s

Happy GCSE students at Heckmondwike Grammar School
Seventy-two per cent of grades at grammar school were A or A*

Almondbury Community School students report success

Katherine Lennon who achieved five A*, two A and two B grades
Students happy to see hard work pay off

Westborough High School report 'significant improvement' in GCSE results

Happy students on GCSE results day at Westborough High School, Dewsbury
Staff at Westborough High School, Dewsbury, are delighted to report significant improvements in results this year, with 50 per cent of pupils achieving 5 A*- C including English and maths.
Reading v Huddersfield Town

VIDEO: Huddersfield Town writer Doug Thomson reflects on the Terriers' 2-1 win at Reading

Mark Lillis' side secured their first three points of the Championship season thanks to first-half goals from Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn

Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic: Pick your Town starting XI here

Should Harry Bunn start against Charlton after scoring in the 2-1 win at Reading?
Who do you think should start for the Terriers against the Addicks?

Huddersfield Town sources quick to quash reports of Neil Warnock offer

Huddersfield Town have rubbished suggestions of a move for Neil Warnock
Suggestions of an approach to the former boss have been rubbished

Collective arm around squad as Mark Lillis prepares Huddersfield Town for Championship clash with Charlton Athletic

All those not in starting XI need to know they have an important role to play
Wembley Stadium

Former Huddersfield Giants coach Malcolm Reilly is Challenge Cup final guest of honour

Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly is to play a key role at the Castleford v Leeds Challenge Cup final

Huddersfield Giants suffer Academy defeat at Warrington

Giants Badge
Leaders Warringtoin showed their class with victory over the Giants

Are Huddersfield Giants finally getting their Super League defensive act together?

Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson was encouraged by his side's defence in the win over Widnes
Gareth Lewis (Coach) Huddersfield Rugby Union Club

Pack power increased by Huddersfield RU for National II North season

Six signings and possibly more on way for head coach Gareth Lewis

VIDEO: Huddersfield Town writer Doug Thomson reflects on the Terriers' 2-1 win at Reading

Reading v Huddersfield Town
Mark Lillis' side secured their first three points of the Championship season thanks to first-half goals from Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn

Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic: Pick your Town starting XI here

Should Harry Bunn start against Charlton after scoring in the 2-1 win at Reading?
Who do you think should start for the Terriers against the Addicks?
Mini burgers were snatched up by punters

Review: Burger giant Almost Famous launches Leeds restaurant in style

Burger chain has arrived in Yorkshire after cooking up a storm in Manchester and Liverpool

Queue-round-the-block burger joint Almost Famous to open in Leeds

The Almost Famous Baddaboom burger and fries
Two-level bar and restaurant to open in city centre after successes of Manchester and Liverpool branches

Off to Leeds Festival? Read our festival survival guide to make sure your weekend goes without a hitch

Are you ready for Leeds Festival 2014?
From festival fashion to what to pack and how to make sure you don't miss your favourite bands
Amanda Vigar

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, looks to her Yorkshire roots

Yorkshire Day gives Tykes a chance to celebrate their regional roots - without feeling trapped by them

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Syngenta backs apprenticeships

A leading Huddersfield manufacturer is urging school leavers to take the apprenticeship route into a career

Videos & Photos

Elisha Mistry, Sarah Edwards, Catriona Anderson, James Khan, Sophie Clarke and Olivia Marchant at Batley Grammar School

Ninety-two per cent of students gain 5 A*-Cs at Batley Grammar School

Happy GCSE students at Heckmondwike Grammar School

Eleven Heckmondwike Grammar students achieve more than 10 A*s

Katherine Lennon who achieved five A*, two A and two B grades

Almondbury Community School students report success

Bank Holiday weekend weather: Britain set to be colder than Siberia

Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north, with two weeks of wet and windy weather ahead

'Shock results' after GCSE reforms lead to first rise in grades of C or higher for three years

GCSEs: This years results show a huge rise in maths but a drop in English
Headteachers said some schools were seeing "volatility" in results

Morning news headlines: Hunt on for man who beheaded US journalist, GCSE results expected to change, 12% rise in children in care

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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