Family flee Huddersfield home as lightning strike blows plaster off walls

Bolt strikes BT pylon 25 metres from house but carries into the Mount home also damaging TV and phones

Pictures: Ten thousand ducks pour into River Holme for 32nd Holmfirth Duck Race

Owner of duck 140, Sarah Collie, was named victor scooping £2,000 after the 40-minute race

What a difference a few minutes make: Freak storm lashes Huddersfield

Blue skies and sunshine give way to lightning and torrential rain

Huddersfield Town fanatic Michael Scott's historic mission

The accountant has turned football detective as he takes a step back in time

Brass bands descend on Brighouse for annual contest

Crowds gather on streets to enjoy the music which included a band from the USA

Kirklees and Calderdale Council: The week ahead

Here are the meeting for the week commencing Monday, July 6

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Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? Anniversary celebrations at the Radcliffe Arms, Almondbury

Small World Beers, Shelley

LOOK: Take a peek behind the scenes at Small World Beers, Shelley

Oakwell Hall and Red House Museum

Go back to 1914 with Oakwell Hall and Red House to experience life in a military camp

Huddersfield heatwave: Seven tips for staying safe in the sun

Family flee Huddersfield home as lightning strike blows plaster off walls

Bolt strikes BT pylon 25 metres from house but carries into the Mount home also damaging TV and phones

Man cut free after two-car crash

Accident on roundabout in Mirfield

Pictures: Ten thousand ducks pour into River Holme for 32nd Holmfirth Duck Race

Owner of duck 140, Sarah Collie, was named victor scooping £2,000 after the 40-minute race

What a difference a few minutes make: Freak storm lashes Huddersfield

Blue skies and sunshine give way to lightning and torrential rain

Huddersfield Town fanatic Michael Scott's historic mission

The accountant has turned football detective as he takes a step back in time

Former Huddersfield Town keeper Matt Glennon to stay at FC Halifax Town for further season

The 36-year-old moved to The Shay in 2012

Pictures: Huddersfield Town in pre-season training at Canalside

The first friendly at Guiseley is looming and Chris Powell is putting them through their paces

Huddersfield Town Ladies show women's football is flourishing at local as well as national level

Chairman David Mallin hopes the Lionesses' success will have a spin-off effect

Pictures: Huddersfield Giants battle through for crucial 32-14 win to seal top-eight place in Super League

Danny Brough’s breathtaking cross kick for Jermaine McGillvary’s 60th-minute try put paid to the Robins' hopes

Rugby star Adam Walker left out of squad as police launch sex inquiry

Former Huddersfield player at centre of allegations

Huddersfield Giants star Luke Robinson column: Roll on the Hull KR clash!

Our Super League break has come at just the right time

Honley's Simon Kelly hits out to claim only ton in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League programme

Kelly hit 102 as Honley put on 197-9 at Shepley, but it wasn’t enough to earn his side victory

Huddersfield Town fanatic Michael Scott's historic mission

The accountant has turned football detective as he takes a step back in time

Former Huddersfield Town keeper Matt Glennon to stay at FC Halifax Town for further season

The 36-year-old moved to The Shay in 2012

Review, pictures and video: Concert On The Hill

Choirs and bands unite for fine spectacle, writes David Lockwood

Huddersfield Love Island star Max Morley survives first public vote

Twitter chat over TV reality show

National Bikini Day: We look back at iconic celebs and today's bikini babes

We look at the hottest stars in their bikinis including Kim Kardashian, Ursula Andress and Halle Berry

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

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Honley's Simon Kelly hits out to claim only ton in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League programme

Pictures: Ten thousand ducks pour into River Holme for 32nd Holmfirth Duck Race

Pictures: Huddersfield Giants battle through for crucial 32-14 win to seal top-eight place in Super League

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