More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

The vineyard, the objectors and the 'vicious hate campaign' which engulfed a planning application in leafy Holmfirth

Holmfirth Vineyard owners the Shevelings and the area in question
The vineyard's owners said the issue had affected their child’s education and hobbies, while neighbours said the vineyard’s operations affected their quality of life

Want to help the refugees? The Carlile Institute has opened its doors to take donations of clothes, tinned food and medical items

Migrants wait inside the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary
Three Meltham organisations working together to take donations and equipment to help migrants

Is West Vale fish restaurant really the Catch of the day? Find out here

Collage of interior and dishes at Catch, West Vale
Catch is run by the same people who operate The Fleece in Barkisland – recently voted Yorkshire’s favourite pub – so it’s only right that expectations are high

Marsh man John Benson in court after police raid on his home found almost 1,700 indecent images of children

John Benson leaving Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The 65-year-old was caught after purchasing a DVD from a Canadian website with links to child pornography

Release of Chinese lanterns banned on Kirklees Council land

Chinese lanterns
Paper lanterns can no longer be released from Castle Hill or local parks

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

The Byram and Imperial arcades
“I want to see pride in our town centre and think independent shops are the way forward, " said one of the business owners

Batley pub Taverners Club destroyed by 4am blaze

The Taverners Club
Investigation into fire at Taverners Club on Heritage Road in Batley

Huddersfield Giants 40 Castleford Tigers 26: Giants make massive stride to securing top four finish

Although the Giants looked in the mood in the opening exchanges, it as Castleford who took the early initiative with two tries in the opening 15 minutes to lead 10-0

Go-ahead for housing on Golcar site - but Kirklees councillors want to see the design before final sign-off

Carr Top Lane
Council papers show 24 letters of objection were submitted against the plans, with residents raising concerns about the impact on highways and loss of open space

Former Milnsbridge pub the Post Office Hotel to become flats and cafe

The Post Office Hotel on Market Street, Milnsbridge
Planning committee member Clr Mohan Sokhal said: “It has been empty seven or eight years – it’s an eyesore."

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The ceramic poppies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Tower on London

Tower of London poppies go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

John Madigan's home on Thornhill Road, Longwood

Former Conservative Club turned spacious family home: Take a tour of our Property of the Week

Stephen Jackson's Apricot Cobbler With Tom and Jerry Custard

Apricot Cobbler with Tom & Jerry Custard: Recipe by Stephen Jackson

Nostalgia images from 1986

Have they changed? Take a look back to 1986 with our nostalgia gallery - who do you recognise?

Huddersfield Examiner calendar 2015

Examiner calendar 2016: submit your pictures!

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

New campaign to try and save Kirklees' libraries

Library campaigners gather signatures outside Huddersfield Library
Huddersfield, Calderdale and Bradford branch of union Unite Community has now launched a campaign to persuade the council to change its plans

Heart attacks claimed 150 lives 'prematurely' in Kirklees last year

British Heart Foundation logo
The British Heart Foundation (BHF), says urgent research is needed to target causes of heart attack amid news that thousands of people under the age of 75 suffered fatal heart attacks in 2014

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

The Byram and Imperial arcades
“I want to see pride in our town centre and think independent shops are the way forward, " said one of the business owners

Football League report on why Huddersfield Town fans won't get compensation for Blackpool abandonment published

Up to 200 Blackpool supporters invaded the pitch just after half-time forcing the game to be called off - leaving Town fans out of pocket

Huddersfield Town defender Jason Davidson helps Australia to big World Cup qualifying win over Bangladesh in Perth

Huddersfield Town player Jason Davidson front left of Australia team picture before 5-0 victory against Bangladesh
The left-back made his 19th appearance for the Socceroos

Former Huddersfield Town wideman Adam Hammill linked with Partick Thistle

The Scottish club coukd snap up the 27-year-old

Huddersfield Town need to work with what they do have and not worry about Jacob Butterfield leaving for Derby County

Even through the play-offs Scotland have big opportunity

A mixed bag: Huddersfield Giants coach reflects on performance as team beat Tigers 40-26

After trailing early in the game two tries from Jermaine McGillvary and other touchdowns from Ukuma Ta’ai, Jake Connor, Aaron Murphy, Joe Wardle, Jamie Ellis and Eorl Crabtree – on his 400th appearance for the club – sealed success

Huddersfield Giants 40 Castleford Tigers 26: Giants make massive stride to securing top four finish

Although the Giants looked in the mood in the opening exchanges, it as Castleford who took the early initiative with two tries in the opening 15 minutes to lead 10-0

Drugs ban for former Huddersfield Giants hooker Sean Penkywicz

Sean Penkywicz (New Giants signing, McAlpine Stadium) 75
Leigh man won't play for the next two years

Huddersfield YMCA Rugby Union have the potential to be a top National III North force says forwards coach Ian Spence

Trip to Sheffield will provide a big opening-day test

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers given nod to join Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League from Central Yorkshire

Cawthorne bowler Chris Walmsley.
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Football League report on why Huddersfield Town fans won't get compensation for Blackpool abandonment published

Up to 200 Blackpool supporters invaded the pitch just after half-time forcing the game to be called off - leaving Town fans out of pocket

Who is in Strictly Come Dancing 2015? And who is the favourite to win already?

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday September, 5, but who are the 15 celebrities taking to the dancefloor this year?

Apricot Cobbler with Tom & Jerry Custard: Recipe by Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson's Apricot Cobbler With Tom and Jerry Custard
The cobbler is a dessert most associated with the southern states of the United States, but its origins lie in the first British settlers in the north-east and Canada

Is West Vale fish restaurant really the Catch of the day? Find out here

Collage of interior and dishes at Catch, West Vale
Catch is run by the same people who operate The Fleece in Barkisland – recently voted Yorkshire’s favourite pub – so it’s only right that expectations are high
Mark Weeks

Make sure you're clear on employee eyecare says Wilby's Mark Weeks

The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

Tricky times ahead for global markets says Investec's Nick Gartland

Investors are mindful of the turmoil of the “taper tantrum” of 2013; when bonds and equities sold off as the Fed first floated the idea of ending its QE

Kirklees Business News: Read the September 1 edition here

All the latest news from the Kirklees business community

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Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

The Byram and Imperial arcades

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

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A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a child after a number of people died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/DHA)

Washed up children to be buried in the Syrian Kurdish region by distraught father

Haunting image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach focused the world's attention on the wave of migration fuelled by war and deprivation

Morning news headlines: David Cameron set to unveil plans to help more Syrian refugees, Syria-bound mother arrested on return to UK

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Fans of the Star Wars franchise were among the first to buy the new range of toys from the forth coming film

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