Developer tells Kirklees councillors to reject his Golcar plan rather than make him re-think it - so they did

Access from a private driveway on Ashford Park was a stumbling block for planning committee

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

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

Yorkshire Jets stage first ever competitive Superleague Netball game in Huddersfield

Sky Sports cameras turn spotlight on growing sport

Dalton housing plan backed despite resident's 'mini- Manhattan' fears

Up to 26 houses could be built on the land around Holme Avenue

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

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  • BREAKING: The headteacher of failing high school has quit.

    Helen Morgan has left her post at Hipperhome and Lightcliffe High School, which was put into special measures in May, last year.

    The school will join the Abbey Multi-Academy Trust from Sunday.

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    Helen Morgan, former headteacher, of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School
    Helen Morgan, former headteacher, of Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School

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  • 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.

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    Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill


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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

Helen Morgan, Head Teacher, Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School

Headteacher of failing Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School quits

Principal Helen Morgan leaves after special measures school told it is not improving quickly enough

Yorkshire Jets stage first ever competitive Superleague Netball game in Huddersfield

Sky Sports cameras turn spotlight on growing sport

Developer tells Kirklees councillors to reject his Golcar plan rather than make him re-think it - so they did

Access from a private driveway on Ashford Park was a stumbling block for planning committee

Dalton housing plan backed despite resident's 'mini- Manhattan' fears

Up to 26 houses could be built on the land around Holme Avenue
The key contests which could decide Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town

Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town: Johann Berg Gudmundsson v Jack Robinson and other key battles which could decide the midweek clash

The Terriers head for SE7 looking to maintain their excellent recent away form at their boss' former stomping ground as he prepares for his first reunion with the Addicks

Huddersfield Town appoint club chaplain

Huddersfield Town have appointed a new 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
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
The key contests which could decide Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town

Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town: Johann Berg Gudmundsson v Jack Robinson and other key battles which could decide the midweek clash

The Terriers head for SE7 looking to maintain their excellent recent away form at their boss' former stomping ground as he prepares for his first reunion with the Addicks

Huddersfield Town appoint club chaplain

Huddersfield Town have appointed a new 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
Perfect films for Mother's Day

Mother's Day: 10 mother-daughter films for the perfect night in

Grab the popcorn and settle in for one of these girlie classics

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Little Buddha Bar, Huddersfield

Will and Ric at the Little Buddha Bar
Have you been snapped by photographer Dave Cowan?  Check out our gallery of nights out in Huddersfield

Another London show for Huddersfield artist Maxwell Doig

I'd like to exhibit in Huddersfield, says Maxwell Doig, figure painter with a solo exhibition in London.
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

Videos & Photos

Perfect films for Mother's Day

Mother's Day: 10 mother-daughter films for the perfect night in

Will and Ric at the Little Buddha Bar

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Little Buddha Bar, Huddersfield

Another London show for Huddersfield artist Maxwell Doig

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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

Gary Glitter set to die in prison after being jailed for 16 years for sexual abuse

Metropolitan Police handout photo of Gary Glitter, 70, real name Paul Gadd, who has been convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13
70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was sentenced after being found guilty of abusing three schoolgirls

Morning news headlines: Heat of MI5 as Jihadi John unmasked ; Ed Miliband warns of £281bn fees debt

Screen grab taken from footage issued by Islamic State militants of the British extremist known by the nickname 'Jihadi John', as security services are facing mounting questions over claims that the British graduate believed to be murderous extremist Jihadi John was known to MI5
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Madonna and Kanye West make the headlines for the wrong reasons at the 2015 Brit Awards

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honours on what was a muted night - literally in the case of Kanye West - at the Brit Awards.

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