WATCH: Thunderstorm lights up the sky over Huddersfield

14,000 ft thunderstorm provides stunning light show

Amended plans for George Hotel regarding floor layouts and skybar put in to Kirklees in June

Scaffolding on the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
Hope is that plans will finally be put before planning committee and work can then start if approved

£9m regeneration loan for HD One would be "good business" for Kirklees

Artist's impression of the ski slope proposed as part of the HD One project
Kirklees Cabinet agree to explore £9m loan for HD One development

Lorry chemical spill closes main roads at Cooper Bridge

Chemical spill at Cooper Bridge Road, Cooper Bridge
Main roads closed after lorry carrying solvent leaks load

Huddersfield children to be treated at Halifax hospital

Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.
Sick youngsters now seen at Calderdale Royal instead of HRI

Tammy Friend stole from shop - to pay for IVF

Court hears 'good worker' took money in a bid to persuade her husband they could afford more fertility treatment

Huddersfield swelters on hottest July day on record

Weather experts recorded the warmest ever July day as the mercury hit 31.4C - just under 90F

Meltham gets ready for a weekend of 40s fun

Meltham Memories organisers with the Robin DR 250 aircraft and owner Dave Caldwell (centre left) which will be taking to the skies from Crosland Moor airfield
Meltham Memories 1940s weekend returns July 4-5

Kirklees Council must boost district's creative sector, says study

Creative industries are making a major contribution to the Kirklees economy, a study has revealed

New jobs as Kingsgate's House of Fraser plans major makeover

New departments planned for Kingsgate store

Castle Hill School students get a send-off fit for royalty

Pupils at Castle Hill School in Berry Brow enjoyed a limo and decorated buses before awards and dancing

Paul Cooper in court after driving dangerously through residential streets in Lockwood

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Cooper, of Marsden, reached 60mph as he sped between rows of parked cars in his Mitsubishi during a police chase

Live Breaking News

  • TRAVEL: M62 alert - very slow traffic and two lanes closed due to accident, lorry and car involved on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

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  • WEATHER: Today continues to be warm, a fair bit of hazy cloud cover and a high of 21°C.

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  • GALLERY: Readers have sent us some great photos and video of the thunderstorm overnight.

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  • TWEET: Here is the front page of Thursday's Examiner

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  • TWEET: We've got some photos of the thunderstorm last night & we're currently pulling together a gallery.

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  • TRAVEL: M62 alert and a few other slow spots on the roads.

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  • NEWS: This is the only incident of note that Huddersfield and Rastick fire crews attended on their over night shift - a chemical spill at Cooper Bridge.

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  • Morning all, Joanne here with Thursday's live blog of news, sport, travel and much more.

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Huddersfield heatwave: Seven tips for staying safe in the sun

Treat your tastebuds this summer

Sweet treats: 8 ice cream parlours in and around Huddersfield

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Yorkshire beaches: All the resorts included in the Good Beach Guide 2015

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Phoenix Squash and Fitness Club in Honley

The Slug and Lettuce, King Street, Huddersfield

LOOK: Slug and Lettuce opens in Huddersfield — WIN free cocktails at the VIP launch party with our competition

Kirklees Council must boost district's creative sector, says study

Creative industries are making a major contribution to the Kirklees economy, a study has revealed

£9m regeneration loan for HD One would be "good business" for Kirklees

Artist's impression of the ski slope proposed as part of the HD One project
Kirklees Cabinet agree to explore £9m loan for HD One development

Amended plans for George Hotel regarding floor layouts and skybar put in to Kirklees in June

Scaffolding on the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
Hope is that plans will finally be put before planning committee and work can then start if approved

Meltham gets ready for a weekend of 40s fun

Meltham Memories organisers with the Robin DR 250 aircraft and owner Dave Caldwell (centre left) which will be taking to the skies from Crosland Moor airfield
Meltham Memories 1940s weekend returns July 4-5

PURE Legal are Huddersfield Town's new home shirt sponsor

The company replacing Rekorderlig is unveiled

Spanish sunshine will help pep up pre-season says Huddersfield Town chief Chris Powell

The squad will head overseas for a week

Town to take on Leyton Orient in Spain

Clash to bring the curtain down on their time at La Cala

Live: Championship transfer news and rumours - the latest from Huddersfield Town and their rivals

What are the Championship sides up to? Keep up to date with all the deals as they happen
Kieron Purtill

Huddersfield Giants assistant coach Kieron Purtill column: Our break has had the desired effective

The Huddersfield Giants assistant coach answers the questions put by Examiner RL Writer CHRIS ROBERTS

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column: Our full list of forthcoming events

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association (HGSA)
It's going to be a busy time ahead

Hull KR travel to Huddersfield Giants after last-gasp victory over Salford Red Devils

Will Robins be weary for their trip to the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday?

PURE Legal are Huddersfield Town's new home shirt sponsor

The company replacing Rekorderlig is unveiled

Spanish sunshine will help pep up pre-season says Huddersfield Town chief Chris Powell

The squad will head overseas for a week

Town to take on Leyton Orient in Spain

Clash to bring the curtain down on their time at La Cala

Terminator Genisys review: How good is the movie? And is it worth a watch?

The new Terminator movie is out on Thursday July, 2, but is it as good as the others?

Short operas offer up Life Stories

Two mini operas by Calderdale composer Tim Benjamin promise tragedy and drama in true operatic style.

Sour note at Brighouse Ritz when poor attendance cancels rock 'n' roll night

But rock 'n' roll ain't dead at Bradford Road venue says management

How should firms proceed when Microsoft Windows 10 becomes available - Michael Branford, of Crest IT, offers some advice

Software giant Microsoft has scheduled the latest upgrade for Windows

Michelle Mone mentors Liversedge firm

The founder of Ultimo has helped Liversedge water treatment firm Aquatrust set out its vision for further expansion

Business profile: Aaron Francis, of HDTWO Commercial Photography

Huddersfield Uni ggraduate Aaron Francis is helping call the shots at HDTWO Commercial Photography

Videos & Photos

WATCH: Thunderstorm lights up the sky over Huddersfield

Huddersfield swelters on hottest July day on record

Huddersfield Army Veterans treat bus travellers to parade at station

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British victims of Tunisia beach massacre are returning to the UK

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