Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.

John McCarthy jailed following a string of alcohol thefts from stores in Huddersfield

The 43-year-old drinks nine litres of cider a day, Kirklees magistrates were told

Wigan Warriors 57 Huddersfield Giants 4: Examiner match report

Wigan Warriors' Matty Smith blasts past Huddersfield Giants' Joe Wardle
Woeful Giants hammered by Warriors in first play-off game

Controversial decision over 100m wind turbines in Colne Valley deferred

Site of proposed wind turbine on land next to track leading to Cupwith Reservoir, above Nont Sarah's at Scammonden.
Colne Valley Co-operative makes late representations ... and a foggy day didn't help

Tough cyclist Nathan Clegg to line-up with Alistair Brownlee in Harewood House charity triathlon

Triathlete Nathan Clegg - with colleagues at One 17 Design, Armitage Bridge
Holmfirth Cycling Club rider takes part in Macmillan Brownlee Tri North

Wallaby goes walkabout in Huddersfield - can you help Lucy Bamforth find her pet?

The exotic pet went walkabout last weekend after escaping from his pen in Meltham

Drunken Dominic Goddard was fatally struck by caravan after 'running in and out of the road' inquest told

Dominic Goddard, of Cleckheaton, who was killed in a road accident on December 27, 2013.
Dominic Goddard, 23, was fatally struck in Church Lane Gomersal on Dec 27 last year

Long-awaited memorial to Last of the Summer Wine star Compo could be just weeks away

Compo and Nora Batty
Bust in memory of Bill Owen to be installed in Holmfirth

Councillors ignore objections and allow wind turbine in Meltham

Objections by the Peak District National Park ignored

Huddersfield hospital chiefs negotiating for new town centre building to host mothballed Princess Royal services

Princess Royal Hospital
Health services to be split between existing Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals and new site

Piercer Les Clancy says Huddersfield University has banned him from promoting his body piercing store Silver Lining to new students

Les Clancy of Silver Lining, Market Avenue, Huddersfield, with flyers banned by Huddersfield University Students Union.
Students' Union 'bans' piercing and tattoo parlours from putting fliers in goody bags

41 contenders for Huddersfield's biggest spider - check out our gallery if you dare...

Do not view this gallery if you're scared of spiders!
We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest arachnid - and find out why you're seeing more of our eight-legged friends at the moment

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Polly Fletcher trapped this monster under a glass

Five ways to get rid of spiders in your home - plus check out some of Huddersfield's giants!

Huddersfield Examiner calendar 2015 - still time to submit your pictures!

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.

British Town Crier Championships to take place in Huddersfield on September 27

Tie The Knot Autumn 2014

All you need to plan the perfect wedding: Tie The Knot guide

Take Me Out is looking for single men for its new series

Single Huddersfield men, reveal yourselves! Contestants wanted for new series of Take Me Out

Polly Fletcher trapped this monster under a glass

Five ways to get rid of spiders in your home - plus check out some of Huddersfield's giants!

If you're freaking out about spiders at home, here's five ways to set them free outdoors

Councillors ignore objections and allow wind turbine in Meltham

Objections by the Peak District National Park ignored

John McCarthy jailed following a string of alcohol thefts from stores in Huddersfield

Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.
The 43-year-old drinks nine litres of cider a day, Kirklees magistrates were told

Unison's NHS workers back strike action

Dispute over no pay rise for some staff for the next two years
The signing of Mark Hudson has led to improved defensive displays by Huddersfield Town

The Hudson project: Huddersfield Town defence stronger for new signing's presence

It's no coincidence a first clean sheet in 20 games has come about after the arrival of a leader to the Town backline

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic: fan and Examiner player ratings

Your thoughts on the goalless draw with Uwe Rosler's side as Chris Powell helped secure the Terriers' first clean sheet in

Recap: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic

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Tom Marshall-Bailey brought you match action from the John Smith's Stadium as the Terriers drew with the Latics

Leeds United v Huddersfield Town: Pick your Town starting XI here

Jonathan Stead failed to make much of an impact against Wigan Athletic, but would you start him?
Who do you think should start for the Terriers in the highly-anticipated West Yorkshire derby?
Wigan Warriors' Matty Smith blasts past Huddersfield Giants' Joe Wardle

Wigan Warriors 57 Huddersfield Giants 4: Examiner match report

Woeful Giants hammered by Warriors in first play-off game

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association: ideas to get fans involved

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The latest from the HGSA

Huddersfield Giants teenage star Jake Connor relishing big Wigan test

Huddersfield Giants v St Helen's at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Jake Connor scores
The Giants believe they can win again without the injured Danny Brough
The signing of Mark Hudson has led to improved defensive displays by Huddersfield Town

The Hudson project: Huddersfield Town defence stronger for new signing's presence

It's no coincidence a first clean sheet in 20 games has come about after the arrival of a leader to the Town backline

Yorkshire back Andrew Gale as captain reportedly faces charge of racist offence

The case centres on alleged use of the term 'Kolpak'

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic: fan and Examiner player ratings

Your thoughts on the goalless draw with Uwe Rosler's side as Chris Powell helped secure the Terriers' first clean sheet in
Marsden Jazz Festival 2013

Watch: Were you at Marsden Jazz Festival 2013?

We look back to last year's event, where rainy weather failed to dampen spirits

Single Huddersfield men, reveal yourselves! Contestants wanted for new series of Take Me Out

Take Me Out is looking for single men for its new series
You could bag yourself a trip to Fernandos on ITV's cult dating show

How to survive Fresher's Week 2014

You're only a Fresher once - enjoy it!
Fresher's flu, hangovers, flatmate wars - follow our guide to get through Fresher's Week in one piece
Andy Howarth, chairman of Cleckheaton-based Howarths People and Safety Management

Simon on the Streets gets support from Cleckheaton businessman

Andy Howarth, of Howarths People and Safety Management, is aiming to raise £2,000 for a homeless charity - by sleepinn rough

Smug Drinks laps up the accolades

Founder Max Jones with the Smug Drinks range
Smaug Drinks is the latest winner of the Shooting Star Award run by Huddersfield Town and Total Dilapidations Services

Termrim takes on four students for placement year

Termrim Construction managing director Graeme Bird with placement students Kyle Davies, left, Andrew Walton, Ashley Piergianni and Wesley Barlow
Termrim Construction has provided industrial placements for students from Nottingham Trent and Sheffield Hallam universities

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Polly Fletcher trapped this monster under a glass

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The signing of Mark Hudson has led to improved defensive displays by Huddersfield Town

The Hudson project: Huddersfield Town defence stronger for new signing's presence

Triathlete Nathan Clegg - with colleagues at One 17 Design, Armitage Bridge

Tough cyclist Nathan Clegg to line-up with Alistair Brownlee in Harewood House charity triathlon

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