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Katy Stiff £4,000 benefit fraud after landing Yorkshire Ambulance Service job

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Stiff, from Scissett, pleaded guilty to benefit fraud at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Huddersfield Welcome Centre food bank in need of supplies over Christmas

Reporter Chloe Glover with some of the donations to the Welcome Centre food bank from Examiner staff
Examiner staff have been collecting food, toiletries and supplies for the Welcome Centre

Former site of Kirklees College in Huddersfield sold to Wiggett Construction Group

Plans will go in early in 2015 for "gateway" site on edge of Huddersfield town centre

Plea to help vulnerable people after pickpocket steals Kirklees Visual Impairment Network chairman David Quarmby's 'lifeline' phone

Police have asked for everyone to remain vigilant if they see someone acting suspiciously

Prostitute at 15, alcoholic by 16, crack addict then finally murderer: The brutal life of Newsome killer Nicola Bedford

Nicola Bedford, Surjit Singh Sidhu and their victim Martin Ackroyd
Bedford, who began working as prostitute aged 15, was alcoholic by age of 16

Saved by sat navs? Young drivers in Huddersfield shun maps and road signs

Road maps are being ditched for sat navs by young drivers
A shocking 86 per cent of young drivers don't put their faith in road signs

All Our Yesterdays: A nostalgic look back at 1988 - Are you pictured?

The festival of St Lucia, Sweden’s adopted saint, was celebrated by the Kirklees Anglo-Scandinavian Society at Stocksmoor Village Hall

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor Joseph Cullen facing sex charges awaits court date

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Prosecutors still to decide on legal action

Examiner Petwatch: Help Huddersfield owners find their missing animals

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Take That and Luis Suarez were the butt of jokes this year

Take That and Luis Suarez the butt of this year's top 10 Christmas crackers

When snow was snow! Take a look back at Huddersfield in the snow in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Caught on Camera 12/12/14

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police

Huddersfield Nativity special 2014: Hundreds of faces of kids in Christmas plays here

Teacher Aid 2014

WATCH: Huddersfield schools create own version of Band Aid hit for charity

Tish at Christmas

WATCH: Tish the season to be jolly! Vine star's Christmas message for Huddersfield Examiner readers

Tish's videos have been seen an incredible 168 million times around the world since her first upload in July

Saved by sat navs? Young drivers in Huddersfield shun maps and road signs

Road maps are being ditched for sat navs by young drivers
A shocking 86 per cent of young drivers don't put their faith in road signs

Kirklees Council greenway review will include cycling, walking and horseriding opportunities

A review of greenways is to take place - to put Kirklees at the front of the queue should future funding be found to develop them

ONS figures show fall in Yorks jobless

Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed UK employment at a record level
Can Grant Holt get back to goalscoring ways for Huddersfield Town against Birmingham City?

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Can the Terriers' home form keep papering over cracks and other key questions ahead of this weekend's clash

The major talking points as Chris Powell's side look to recover from a desperate defeat at Norwich City

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association column: Season-ticket holders can transfer to the Fantastic Media Stand lower tier for free against Birmingham City

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
Join North Stand Loyal in trying to get 1,000 fans in that section

Quiz: Can you name the Huddersfield Town XI who beat Birmingham City in the 2008 FA Cup?

How many players can you remember from the Huddersfield Town XI that beat Birmingham City in the FA Cup?
Test your knowledge on how many Huddersfield Town players you can recall from the last time the Terriers beat the Blues at home

Championship paper talk: Watford open to McGugan offers ahead of January window opening as Rotherham loanee admits he wants to extend deal

Watford will consider offers for Lewis McGugan, who is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday
Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Huddersfield Giants star Michael Lawrence can't wait to play with no pain

Competition form places is going to be so fierce for the next Super League season

Michael Lawrence on course to start Super League season for Huddersfield Giants

Wrist surgery proves a success for utility forward

Huddersfield Giants join forces with Oldham for 2015 after ending Batley deal

Huddersfield Giants crest
New dual-registration partnership is announced between the Super League and Championship I clubs
Can Grant Holt get back to goalscoring ways for Huddersfield Town against Birmingham City?

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Can the Terriers' home form keep papering over cracks and other key questions ahead of this weekend's clash

The major talking points as Chris Powell's side look to recover from a desperate defeat at Norwich City

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association column: Season-ticket holders can transfer to the Fantastic Media Stand lower tier for free against Birmingham City

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
Join North Stand Loyal in trying to get 1,000 fans in that section

Quiz: Can you name the Huddersfield Town XI who beat Birmingham City in the 2008 FA Cup?

How many players can you remember from the Huddersfield Town XI that beat Birmingham City in the FA Cup?
Test your knowledge on how many Huddersfield Town players you can recall from the last time the Terriers beat the Blues at home

Review: Huddersfield Choral Society up to the challenge of rapid-tempo Messiah

Dramatic performance in Huddersfield Town Hall

Don't go cold turkey with your leftovers with these great Boxing Day recipes

Make the most of your turkey leftovers
An estimated 7.9 million slices of turkey are leftover by Christmas Day evening

WATCH: Cleckheaton radio station releases alternative Christmas single 'Unsigned'

Cleckheaton-based COR Radio has released a charity Christmas single
West Yorkshire artists come together to raise money for British Heart Foundation and Cleckheaton Folk Festival
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FMG appoints new chief operating officer

Former Lex Autolease director Mark Chapman has joined FMG as chief operating officer to oversee day-to-day ruinning of the firm

Brookhouse Training helps ex-RAF officer into a new job

A former RAF officer has trained as a gas fitter with Cleckheaton-based Brookhouse Training

KC Communications appoints marketing assistant

Apprentice Johanna Green has joined KC Communications to enhance its digital offering

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People come to lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney

Morning news headlines: Sydney gunman latest; first woman Bishop to be announced; Nurses coming from overseas

The latest news from around the globe

Pakistan school attack by Taliban gunmen leaves 84 dead

The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which teaches children and teenagers in grades one to 10

Morning headlines: Aussie gunman not on watchlist; England-only votes plan; UKIP in EU cash move

Staff members from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe with their arms linked pay tribute to their colleague who lost his live during a siege in Sydney
The latest news from around the world

Sydney cafe siege latest as five hostages released but 15 more believed to be inside with gunman

A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Australian officials have not confirmed how many people are still inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, which was seized by an armed man at the height of the morning rush-hour, and have warned it could stretch into a second day

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