Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan
Ex-squaddie hopes to devote life to raising money for ex-servicemen's charities

Hung parliament and weekend of deal-making to follow General Election, says Huddersfield University expert

The ITV Leaders' Debate 2015
Dr Pete Woodcock predicts a hung parliament

Last ever Huddersfield Town Crier Championships to be held this year

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Organiser and Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson said it must end due to funding difficulties

Hundreds turn out for Meltham's annual scarecrow competition

Meltham Scarecrow Festival 2015
One of the most eye-catching exhibits was The Marriage at Cana by Meltham Baptist Church

Save Butterley Spillway campaign reignited

Pressure group to mount legal challenge in bid to save Victorian engineering work\n JS*45467532

Man's ear bitten off in Huddersfield street attack - warning graphic content

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Police are urgently seeking the man who had part his ear bitten off - containing a diamond stud - in King Street

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Mate flies in to find she has THREE suitors!

Northern Gas Networks promises to tackle fuel poverty and care for environment in community pledge

Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Networks has launched its Community Promises document to support people in the areas in which it operates

Problem in Standedge Tunnel causes Bank Holiday rail misery for passengers

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Buses drafted in after trains cancelled

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: Eight of the most Yorkshire things that happened

From dressed up dogs to high-fiving policemen, we did it in style

Live Breaking News

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  • Rail problems: Issues on the trains this morning causing delays on services heading to and from Manchester Airport.

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Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode four — The Sons of the Harpy

A police motorcycle rider high fives with the spectators

Forget the Tour de Yorkshire riders - the police stole the show!

Huddersfield's mill workers

LOOK: Off down t'mill! Archive pictures of the Huddersfield workers that kept the wheels of industry turning

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Reader picture competition: Your entries for May

The Big Picture: David Hobspon

The Big Picture: Expat David Hobson's Yorkshire pride

Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Police had appealed for information two days ago to mark 18 years since seven-year-old Joe McCafferty died

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Mate flies in to find she has THREE suitors!

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan
Ex-squaddie hopes to devote life to raising money for ex-servicemen's charities

Fire service warns arson attacks in Kirklees could put lives at risk

West Yorkshire Fire Service is leading an arson prevention campaign ahead of a season busy period for attacks
It has been a season full of highs and lows for Huddersfield Town in 2014/2015

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey's highs and lows of the campaign

We asked our Town reporters to provide their highlights and lowlights from Town's first season under Chris Powell

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: What is needed ahead of next season? Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey have their say

Where do Town need to strengthen and how many players are required to ensure more progress in 2015/2016?

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Doug Thomson on the signs of encouragement shown in an eventful first season for Chris Powell

Chris Powell has struck up an instant rapport with his Huddersfield Town players since arriving at the helm
The former Charlton Athletic team chief has displayed impressive man-management skills

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Tom Marshall-Bailey on how tangible progress has been made under Chris Powell's stewardship

The 1-1 draw at eventual champions Bournemouth underlined the progress made under Chris Powell
This team can climb the Championship standings with the right recruitment
Jordan Cox has been recalled by Hull KR, ending his stay at Huddersfield Giants

Jordan Cox recalled to Hull KR after month's loan at Huddersfield Giants who are preparing to face Salford on Friday

Giants coach Paul Anderson confident in pack strength

Results aren't priority for Huddersfield Giants Under 16s

Giants Badge
Youngsters suffer Bradford defeat after heroic win at Wigan the week before

Young Huddersfield Giants hooker Kruise Leeming desperate for chance to build on his Leeds Rhinos' performance

Teenage No 9 has sights set on Super League spot at Salford Red Devils
Tom Craddock bowls during day three of the International Warm up match at The County Ground, Chelmsford

Huddersfield cricketer Tom Craddock plays for Yorkshire Vikings in T20 matches on Tuesday and Wednesday

Former Honley leg-spinner to feature in warm-up games

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey's highs and lows of the campaign

It has been a season full of highs and lows for Huddersfield Town in 2014/2015
We asked our Town reporters to provide their highlights and lowlights from Town's first season under Chris Powell

Huddersfield Town 2014/2015 end-of-season review: What is needed ahead of next season? Writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey have their say

Where do Town need to strengthen and how many players are required to ensure more progress in 2015/2016?
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode four — The Sons of the Harpy

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season five

A country girl ... from Batley

You don’t need the Appalachian mountains or cowboys to stage a country revival

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's The Snapp playing at The Gas Club

Ann, Helen, Sam, Nicola, Bealie, Amanda, Sarah and Madge - Harry, Lewis, James and Ewan
Have you been snapped by photographer Dave Cowan?  Check out our gallery of nights out in Huddersfield

Santander awards for Huddersfield students

Enterprising students at Huddersfield University have won prizes in the Santander Universities Entrepreneur Awards

Fantastic Media posts record rise in first quarter revenue

Renewed confidence in the economy and a return to traditional media has helped Fantastic Media increase business

Kirklees Business News 05/05/15: Read the latest edition here

The latest edition of the best guide to what's happening in business in Kirklees

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

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Morning news headlines: Final campaigning in election; Queen to meet baby Charlotte; father's murder trial

The latest news from around the world

Royal baby named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: Kate Middleton and Prince William reveal what new princess is called

The Royal baby has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Speculation over the baby's name has been fevered ever since her birth in London on Saturday morning

Football legend Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after suffering stroke

Jimmy Greaves July 1965
75-year-old former England and Tottenham striker recovered from minor stroke in 2012

Two gunmen shot dead after opening fire outside US cartoon contest

An armed police officer stands guard on a road near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Incident occurred at Curtis Culwell Centre in Dallas where contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Mohammed was taking place

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