Police to use rolling road blocks during Tour de Yorkshire

Streets set to remain open for much of time during big cycle race

Ambulance with blue lights flashing in smash with car on Huddersfield Road in Dewsbury

Casualty in back of ambulance transferred to another vehicle

Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Huddersfield residents asked to open their doors to help vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness turn their lives around through new Barnardo's scheme

The Barnardo’s Futures service has asked those who have a spare bedroom to host a young person to help them move on to independent living

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Gareth Cowie pleads guilty to wasting police time after 4.5 hour siege in Lowerhouses

Gareth Cowie of Lowerhouses, Huddersfield
Case adjourned at Kirklees Magistrates' Court until April 22

West Yorkshire's 'only' outdoor butterfly sanctuary to open at Leeds Road fishing club

Learn2Fish currently building second fishing lake with butterfly island

The Range store set to open in Huddersfield on Good Friday

Retailer The Range will welcome its first shoppers when it opens its doors at Great Northern Retail Park on Good Friday

Huddersfield New College teacher Chris Madej eyes acting life after being cast in lead role for feature film Freesia

The movie role is the latest acting success for Chris who is also rehearsing for his lead role performance in Ghost at Halifax Victoria Theatre

Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League to accept Paddock CC resignation

End of innings for historic Huddersfield cricket club

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  • NEWS: The General Election campaign has started in earnest in Huddersfield. Labour leader Ed Miliband is visiting David Brown Gears in Lockwood as we speak to congratulate workers over the award of a big defence contract.

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  • NEWS: A Huddersfield man (allegedly) is the cheeky star of page 3 of The Sun today.

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  • NEWS: A mum and her baby had a lucky escape when a 40ft tree crashed down on their home in Upper Hopton last night.

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  • NEWS: A man who fled to the other side of the world to escape justice is now in custody in West Yorkshire.

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  • NEWS: Here's the front page of today's Examiner. Read all about the damage and destruction caused by the winds.

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  • NEWS: More details on the ambulance smash in Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, last night.

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  • BREAKING MOOS: The RSPCA has reported that a dairy calf resembling a zebra has been born on an RSPCA Freedom Food farm. Apparently, the one-day-old ‘zow’ calf - aptly named ‘Daizee’ by farmer Imes Demmiks - was born on Taf Lluf farm, Horsham, West Sussex. Read astonishing story here.

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Huddersfield town centre as a Pacman game

Play Pacman on the streets of Huddersfield with Google Maps

Charity Challenge 2014

Examiner Charity Challenge 2015: Organisers map out the routes

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's The Gas Club, Huddersfield

Who should fill Sir Patrick's shoes?

VOTE: Who should take over from Sir Patrick Stewart as Huddersfield University chancellor?

80s TV adverts from Huddersfield and beyond - remember these?

Huddersfield New College teacher Chris Madej eyes acting life after being cast in lead role for feature film Freesia

The movie role is the latest acting success for Chris who is also rehearsing for his lead role performance in Ghost at Halifax Victoria Theatre

The Range store set to open in Huddersfield on Good Friday

Retailer The Range will welcome its first shoppers when it opens its doors at Great Northern Retail Park on Good Friday

West Yorkshire's 'only' outdoor butterfly sanctuary to open at Leeds Road fishing club

Learn2Fish currently building second fishing lake with butterfly island

Police to use rolling road blocks during Tour de Yorkshire

Streets set to remain open for much of time during big cycle race

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell will be patient over Harry Bunn return

The forward has missed two games after limping off early at Birmingham City

I'll stay calm if we win at Sheffield Wednesday pledges Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

Charlton Athletic's FA Cup win at Hillsborough had the 45-year-old swinging - literally!

Huddersfield Town defender Joe Wright makes Under 21 debut for Wales

Clubmate Jake Charles left out of side for Belgium game

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell already looking to future with Manchester United loanee Reece James

Chris Powell is refusing to rule out the idea of Reece James extending his loan at Huddersfield Town
The boss knows he has to sort out the left-back berth for 2015/2016

Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Kopczak ready for Super League XX lift-off!

First full pre-season in four years is paying off for Wales captain

Danny Brough-Rangi Chase duel could determine Huddersfield Giants-Salford Red Devils outcome

Top Super League stand-offs ready to go head to head

Huddersfield Giants will not put pressure on Jamie Ellis

Half back star just needs to play says head coach Paul Anderson

Halifax relishing big Bradford Bulls test

Kingstone Press Championship trip to Odsal is one to savour

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell will be patient over Harry Bunn return

The forward has missed two games after limping off early at Birmingham City

I'll stay calm if we win at Sheffield Wednesday pledges Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

Charlton Athletic's FA Cup win at Hillsborough had the 45-year-old swinging - literally!

Huddersfield New College teacher Chris Madej eyes acting life after being cast in lead role for feature film Freesia

The movie role is the latest acting success for Chris who is also rehearsing for his lead role performance in Ghost at Halifax Victoria Theatre

Play Pacman on the streets of Huddersfield with Google Maps

Huddersfield town centre as a Pacman game
Google has added a 'Pacman' button to its Maps for some nostalgic fun

WATCH: Huddersfield X Factor hopefuls audition at Kingsgate Centre

The X Factor comes to Huddersfield
Dozens of people queue for their chance to take part in the 12th series of the show

Greensleeves secures Which? endorsement

Skelmanthorope-based lawn treatment business Greensleeves has been named as a Which? Trusted Trader

Myers Building Supplies apprentices spread the word

Two apprentices at Myers Building Supplies spoke about their training at the Kirklees College engineering centre open evening

Ti Installations wins business award

Marsh-based electrical engineering firm Ti Installations is the latest winner of the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award

Videos & Photos

Nostalgia: Take a look at what and who was making the Huddersfield Examiner pages back in April 1986

Ambulance with blue lights flashing in smash with car on Huddersfield Road in Dewsbury

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell will be patient over Harry Bunn return

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