Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager

Leeds children's heart surgery campaigners cautiously welcome NHS consultation

Gaynor Bearder with Joel and dad Antony before his operation in 2013
Huddersfield mum to attend event ahead as threat of Leeds unit closure appears to lift

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops

Solar power the answer to Milnsbridge lighting problem

Sabiq Arshad, Assistant Manager of Aldi in Milnsbridge,Clr Hilary Richards and Polly McGrail, Chair of Milnsbridge Enhancement Group welcome the new solar light
Help for environmental group

Farnley First School pupils turn bread winners in bakehouse trip

Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Maribella Simoni and Cameron Robinson
The schoolchildren produced a range of different breads, all named after areas surrounding Farnley Tyas village

WATCH: Commuters at Brighouse Railway Station get brass band send-off from Wardle Academy Band

Wardle Academy Band at Brighouse Railway Station promoting Brass Factor
Young musicians head to King's Cross to promote Brass Factor

Man arrested after rooftop drama at Huddersfield University

A man was arrested today on suspicion of wasting police time after threatening to jump from the roof of Huddersfield University's Queensgate campus.
Police and ambulance crews were called to former warehouse building at university’s Queensgate campus just before 5pm

Terminal cancer sufferer Jill Moorhouse launches bid to expand counselling services at Milnsbridge's United Churches Healing Ministry Organisation

Cancer patient Jill Moorhouse (left) - with UCHM Managing Director Helga Taylor - launches fundraising for UCHM who have given her counselling
Jill, 48, has been visiting the New Street centre since last year and hopes that money raised will help create a safe space and a new conference room

Joe Bingley Memorial Foundation launches bid to establish parliamentary commission to improve services for sufferers of post-natal depression

Joe (Joanne) Bingley
It follows the admission of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, that they failed in their duty of care towards tragic Joe

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  • NEWS: Inflation fell in August, partly due to cheaper petrol prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.5% in the year to August 2014, down from 1.6% in July.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: House prices surged by 11.7% across the UK during the 12 months to July to reach a new record high of £272,000, according to Office for National Statistics data.

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  • NEWS: The countdown continues to the vote for Scottish independence on Thursday.

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  • SPORT: Huddersfield Town return to action tonight at home to Wigan without injured striker James Vaughan.

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  • NEWS: Here's the link to the brass band send-off at Brighouse Railway Station. Have a look at the video. Click here.

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  • TRAVEL: I obviously spoke too soon! The M62 has one lane closed and slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle Westbound between junction 27 (Birstall) and junction 26 at Chain Bar. The inside lane is shut.

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  • NEWS: Early morning commuters on the Brighouse-King's Cross Grand Central train this morning will have live music on route, thanks to Alex Bray who will bring the brass band contest Brass Factor to Holmfirth again this year.

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How we used to live: snapshots of Sixties Huddersfield show lost places in town

Seonaid Matheson and her daughter Ruby Paechter get stuck in at Huddersfield Town Hall

First ever Great Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield strikes the right chord

Jessica Gunning attending the premiere of new film Pride in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 2 September, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch: Former Holmfirth High pupil Jessica Gunning stars in smash hit movie Pride

Richard Kiel, who played Bond baddie Jaws, has passed away aged 74

In fond memory of Richard 'Jaws' Kiel, we ask: how well do you know your Bond villains?

Heather Croft and her home in Slaithwaite

Property of the Week: Crimble Bank in Slaithwaite

Wardle Academy Band at Brighouse Railway Station promoting Brass Factor

WATCH: Commuters at Brighouse Railway Station get brass band send-off from Wardle Academy Band

Young musicians head to King's Cross to promote Brass Factor

Weddings at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill and conscience charging for museums and galleries are among ideas to protect Huddersfield's heritage

Kirklees ruling out selling heritage - but change is on the way to museums and galleries

Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops
Martin Paterson could be set to make a return for Huddersfield Town in the development squad against Crewe Alexandra

Martin Paterson set for run-out with Huddersfield Town development team

The Northern Ireland striker is returning from a knee problem

Joel Lynch hails Huddersfield Town stalwart Jon Stead ahead of Wigan Athletic visit

Joel Lynch was delighted with the impact made by both Jonathan Stead and Mark Hudson against Middlesbrough, despite losing 2-1
The defender says the frontman who is in his second spell at the club is a popular figure and a hard worker

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager

Manchester City among clubs to send scouts to Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough match

Current Premier League champions Manchester City were one of nine clubs present for Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough
Nine Premier League teams had representatives in the stand
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

Huddersfield Giants will be favourites in first play-off game claims Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

JJB Stadium supremo hands his own side the underdog tag

Huddersfield Giants to use Super League Dream Team snub to their advantage

Danny Brough, Shaun Lunt, Eorl Crabtree, Brett Ferres and Leroy Cudjoe in the Super League Dream Team
The Giants will have extra play-off fire in their belly at Wigan after no team members in Dream Team

Huddersfield Giants fans offered cut-price ticket for Wigan play-off clash

Huddersfield Giants crest
Giants season ticket holders have been offered a £7 discount for the play-off clash at the DW Stadium
Martin Paterson could be set to make a return for Huddersfield Town in the development squad against Crewe Alexandra

Martin Paterson set for run-out with Huddersfield Town development team

The Northern Ireland striker is returning from a knee problem

Joel Lynch hails Huddersfield Town stalwart Jon Stead ahead of Wigan Athletic visit

Joel Lynch was delighted with the impact made by both Jonathan Stead and Mark Hudson against Middlesbrough, despite losing 2-1
The defender says the frontman who is in his second spell at the club is a popular figure and a hard worker

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager
Are you ready to move into halls?

Huddersfield Freshers' Week 2014: What should I pack?

Leaving home for the first time? Don't forget anything with this handy checklist from Huddersfield Students' Union

Who's playing Marsden Jazz Festival 2014?

Marsden Jazz Festival: 2014 headliners
A host of talent will descend on Marsden October 10-12 - here are the headliners

Stephen Jackson's recipe for recipe for vanilla custard with damson-apple compote and cobnut crumble

Stephen Jackson's vanilla Custard with damson-apple compote & cobnut crumble
Right now, we could almost all of us go for a 20-minute walk and come back with wild apples, rosehips, elderberries and bagfuls of blackberries
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Phones 4u administration puts 5,500 jobs at risk

Phones 4u
The company said its stores, including King Street in Huddersfield, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading

R3 reports improving prospects for Yorkshire hotels

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Clough Corporate Solutions, says Tour de France publicity has highlighted the region's hospitality sector

Videos & Photos

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Wardle Academy Band at Brighouse Railway Station promoting Brass Factor

WATCH: Commuters at Brighouse Railway Station get brass band send-off from Wardle Academy Band

Weddings at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill and conscience charging for museums and galleries are among ideas to protect Huddersfield's heritage

David Haines

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

The latest news from around the globe

Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Dr Ian Paisley
Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

Manchester Dogs' Home fire latest - experts back on site to pinpoint cause of blaze as public pledge more than £500,000

A fireman with a dog rescued from the Manchester Dogs' Home fire
The death toll now stands at 53 dogs overnight with more than 100 rescued from the fire

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