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Drunk farmer crashed BMW and tried to retrieve it with a JCB - but dropped car on its roof

Michael Barber at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

The Mirfield man then caused £10,000 worth of damage to the vehicle after dropping it onto its roof, Kirklees magistrates were told

'Call-in' over decision to axe indoor bowls from Kirklees Council's £36m sports centre

Progress of new sports centre at Springwood.
Cabinet ruled cost implications led to decision to remove indoor bowls from new sports centre

Man charged with violent disorder after knife attack in Dalton

North Carr at Dalton in Huddersfield.
Victim, 28, has undergone surgery following attack in North Carr, Dalton

Venues announced for Huddersfield's Pink Trail which is to be held on Sunday July 27

The pub trail has replaced the former gay pride festival in recent years

Bed cuts at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospital review even bigger than first thought

Hospital beds
Hospital chiefs slash another 100 beds from target

Granny, 80, suffering from cancer was burgled by grandson three times

Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday David Holland had been told by his victim not to call at her home anymore and she had written him a letter saying she did not want any more to do with him

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Fixby school is UK's first to get state-of-the-art climbing facility

Fixby J&I School receives Rokt climbing device thanks to £10,000 Lottery grant

One more step along the world we go! Mini-milestones for youngsters 'graduating' from nursery and junior school

Youngsters have been 'graduating' to school from their nurseries
They're taking the next step in their education

Drunk farmer crashed BMW and tried to retrieve it with a JCB - but dropped car on its roof

Michael Barber at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The Mirfield man then caused £10,000 worth of damage to the vehicle after dropping it onto its roof, Kirklees magistrates were told

'Call-in' over decision to axe indoor bowls from Kirklees Council's £36m sports centre

Progress of new sports centre at Springwood.
Cabinet ruled cost implications led to decision to remove indoor bowls from new sports centre

Wilson crowned greatest-ever Huddersfield Town player by readers

The World Cup winning left-back came out on top in a poll designed to find the club's best player during their 106-year history

Jake Charles provides snap-shot of his Huddersfield Town potential for manager Mark Robins with goal against Guiseley

Workrate and ability will give him a real chance says boss

Championship transfer gossip: Caulker nears QPR move as Middlesbrough confirm return of popular Chelsea youngster

PLUS: Leicester see bid rejected for Watford striker as Ulloa arrives and Wolves manager draws up striker shortlist

Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins believes club's young guns are on the march ahead of the Championship season

Guiseley AFC v Huddersfield Town. Town bench at pre-season friendly.
Pressure on senior players to perform
Chris Thorman

Huddersfield Giants Under 19s looking to pick up the Academy pieces

The Giants were left smarting after suffering a disappointing home defeat to Bradford Bulls

Huddersfield Giants' Danny Brough back to full fitness for visit of Catalan Dragons

Huddersfield Giants (52) v Bradford Bulls (26) - Danny Brough.
Although playmaker Brough returned to action in that match after missing the Castleford defeat the week before with the ankle injury he picked up against Salford, he didn’t complete the full game and handed the goalkicking duties to Leroy Cudjoe

It's time for Huddersfield Giants to take collective responsibility says boss Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Huddersfield Giants chief Paul Anderson know everyone has a part to play in getting the Giants back to their best

Wilson crowned greatest-ever Huddersfield Town player by readers

The World Cup winning left-back came out on top in a poll designed to find the club's best player during their 106-year history

Jake Charles provides snap-shot of his Huddersfield Town potential for manager Mark Robins with goal against Guiseley

Workrate and ability will give him a real chance says boss

Championship transfer gossip: Caulker nears QPR move as Middlesbrough confirm return of popular Chelsea youngster

PLUS: Leicester see bid rejected for Watford striker as Ulloa arrives and Wolves manager draws up striker shortlist
Anya Shaw gives Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream her approval with proprietor, Jeremy Holmes.

Were you there? We look back to last year's Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Whet your appetite for this year's event with our pictures from the 2013 extravaganza

Shrek the Musical begins UK Tour at Leeds Grand Theatre

Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical
West End hit is coming to Yorkshire   

Mirfield Agricultural Show 2014: what to expect

Stunt artists, marching bands, dancers and more at this year's agricultural show
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Eddisons sells former Kirklees school for £103,000

Eddisons achieved sales totalling £8.6m-plus at its latest three-day property auction in Leeds, Manchester and London

HSBC report urges firms to invest

Kirklees companies reluctant to invest due to uncertainty about the economy risk being left behind, a report suggests

Calderdale Council hosts breakfast briefing for business

Clr Tim Swift outside Halifax Town Hall
Expert speakers will give advice on digital issues and exporting at a breakfast event in Elland organised by Calderdale Council

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Fixby school is UK's first to get state-of-the-art climbing facility

Youngsters have been 'graduating' to school from their nurseries

One more step along the world we go! Mini-milestones for youngsters 'graduating' from nursery and junior school

Progress of new sports centre at Springwood.

'Call-in' over decision to axe indoor bowls from Kirklees Council's £36m sports centre

Michael Schumacher with wife Corinne

Michael Schumacher now able to communicate with his family 'by fluttering his eye-lashes'

Formula One legend making such good progress he might be allowed home by the end of next month

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