Abuser Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

Glitter, dressed in a black velvet coat and burgundy scarf, showed no reaction as he was led from the dock

Boy of 13 among three teenagers held after armed muggings in Huddersfield

Victims who were near Greenhead Park had a large kitchen knife held to their throats

Businessman's anger after plans for former Marsh public toilets rejected... again

The proposed new design for the former municipal loos next to the Croppers Arms
Greenhead councillor Mehboob Khan backs plans

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

Caught on Camera 27-02-15
Images may be of both potential suspects or witnesses

Brighouse Bandmaster Stuart Lingard charged with child sex offences

Stuart Lingard
Lingard. 38, charged with five counts of sexual activity with a child

Old, rattling Pacer trains will go, government promises Huddersfield commuters

List of proposals the franchises for Northern Rail and TransPennine services must meet

Historic Mirfield bells to be silenced for first time since 1871

Church bellringers raise £65,000 to fund major restoration including the recasting of the 10 bells

Kirkwood Hospice appeals to public to help Mothers' Day charity concert go ahead

Members of Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.
Charity concerned about low ticket sales

Daughter chosen to replace her Cabinet member father as Labour candidate for Kirklees seat

Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill
Clr Peter O'Neill is stepping down and his daughter Marielle has been selected to contest the seat

Recap: Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of his return to Charlton Athletic

Chris Powell's Huddersfield Town press conference live from PPG Canalside null
Tom Marshall-Bailey brought you live updates from PPG Canalside as the manager and Tommy Smith faced the media

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: Daughter chosen to replace her cabinet member father as Labour candidate for Kirklees seat.

    Clr Peter O’Neill is stepping down from his Batley West seat for health reasons, and his daughter Marielle has been selected to replace him as the Labour candidate.

    Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill
    Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill


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  • NEWS:  Some interesting news from Liverpool...an attempted robbery trial collapsed when a Muslim swore an oath on the Bible instead of the Koran.

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  • NEWS:  Some sad news from over the pond. Nine people have been killed in a shooting rampage in the state of Missouri.

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  • NEWS:  I'll be writing about this when I get off the blog.  Forget Me Not Children's Hospice has received a glowing report from health inspectors.  The Brackenhall hospice for youngsters with life-limiting illnesses has been deemed one of the best in the country.

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  • NEWS: A two-tone dress marketed as being "bang on trend" has lived up to its billing - by sparking a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is.  It looks blue and black to me.

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  • NEWS:  If you have tickets for tonight's T'Pau concert you need to read this as it's been postponed.

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  • EATING OUT:  It's Friday so you may be thinking about treating you and yours to a meal out.  Our latest review is the Duck and Spoon in Golcar but our website also has a host of reviews from the past couple of years.

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  • GIANTS:  Did you travel to Leeds for last night's clash with the Rhinos?  It was close but the Giants were just pipped by a Leeds team determined to break their hoodoo having lost at home to Huddersfield four years in a row.

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  • NEWS: Looks like we may stuck with these old trains on the slower routes for some time.  The government has this morning said rail passengers in northern England who have been promised improved services will have to put up with travelling in 1980s Pacer trains until 2020 under Government rail franchise plans announced today.

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Credit card device called Raspberry Pi creating new programmer revolution in Huddersfield to help everyday people control anything from cars to robots

The three eras of Weller

As Paul Weller brings his tour to Halifax, we ask: which Weller was the best Weller?

John Smith at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Mothers Day DIY gift ideas

Mother's Day: 10 easy DIY gift ideas to treat your mum

Huddersfield markets over the years

Market memories: 21 pictures of Huddersfield's markets from years gone by

Members of Colne Valley Male Voice Choir.

Kirkwood Hospice appeals to public to help Mothers' Day charity concert go ahead

Charity concerned about low ticket sales

Businessman's anger after plans for former Marsh public toilets rejected... again

The proposed new design for the former municipal loos next to the Croppers Arms
Greenhead councillor Mehboob Khan backs plans

Daughter chosen to replace her Cabinet member father as Labour candidate for Kirklees seat

Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill
Clr Peter O'Neill is stepping down and his daughter Marielle has been selected to contest the seat

Kirklees Council's taxi licensing chairman quits to become taxi driver

Clr Mumtaz Hussain resigned as chairman of the Licensing and Safety Committee
Clr Mumtaz Hussain stepped down as chairman of the Licensing and Safety Committee and associated committees
Huddersfield Town have appointed a new club chaplain

Huddersfield Town appoint club chaplain

New arrival says club have shown commitment to care and welfare

Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United tickets cheaper when bought early

All the ticket details ahead of Huddersfield Town's next home game with Rotherham United
Monday deadline to take advantage of offer

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell wants capital double

Chris Powell is hoping for two wins from two in London this weekend
The boss will be at Wembley for the Capital One Cup final

Championship paper talk: Ipswich seal stunning loan deal for Leicester striker as Sheffield Wednesday consider entering Knockaert scramble

Chris Wood has sealed a loan switch to Ipswich Town and Anthony Knockaert could also follow him out of Leicester
Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division
Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott

Leeds Rhinos know Huddersfield Giants are in a false Super League XX position

Opponents expect coach Paul Anderson's men to start picking up the wins

Huddersfield Giants youngster Jacob Wardle ready to follow in his older brother Joe's footsteps

Two Wardles in a Super League line-up could happen

Huddersfield Giants Academy Under 19s in Hull fixture switch

Waterlogged pitch causes Laund Hill postponement
Huddersfield Town have appointed a new club chaplain

Huddersfield Town appoint club chaplain

New arrival says club have shown commitment to care and welfare

Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United tickets cheaper when bought early

All the ticket details ahead of Huddersfield Town's next home game with Rotherham United
Monday deadline to take advantage of offer

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell wants capital double

Chris Powell is hoping for two wins from two in London this weekend
The boss will be at Wembley for the Capital One Cup final

Steeleye Span to headline at Shepley

Folk music festival at Shepley announces line-up for May.

Restaurant Review: Duck and Spoon in Golcar

Diner of the Colne Valley have bemoaned the lack of a top class restaurant since the closure of the Weaver’s Shed in spring 2013

Celebrating the life and work of Maya Angelou

An event celebrating the life of Maya Angelou, once described as 'phenomenal' by Barack Obama, is part of Huddersfield Literature Festival.
Karen Wynard

Parents should weigh up the options when it comes to savings for their children, says Karen Wynard, of Eastwood Financial Services Ltd

Parents should weigh up the options when it comes to savings for their children, says Karen Wynard, of Eastwood Financial Services Ltd

Camira counts sheep for Chinese New Year

Textile firm Camira has provided upholstery fabric to fit out a Chinese teahouse in London for the Chinese Year of the Sheep

Asparagus Green serves up meals at leading museum

Anthony Hegney has set up contract catering firm Asparagus Green and is already serving up fare at the National Mining Museum

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Chris Powell is hoping for two wins from two in London this weekend

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell wants capital double

Boy of 13 among three teenagers held after armed muggings in Huddersfield

Restaurant Review: Duck and Spoon in Golcar

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