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Brothers jailed over £50m heroin smuggling racket in Batley

Leeds Crown Court

Brothers jailed over £50m Batley heroin smuggling racket

Milnsbridge firm Lexcast Ltd closing with loss of almost 20 jobs

Lexcast Polymers at Ashbrow Mills in Huddersfield.
A company supplying cast acryilic sheets for the bathroom industry is closing its Huddersfield factory

Kirklees hospitals confound damning report on lack of support for those with sight loss in the county

Kirklees Visually Impaired Network, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield - Chairman David Quarmby with guide dog Mick, Vice-Chairman Martin Eatherley and IT Consultant Martin Webster with members John Riordan, Peter Martin, Colin Atkinson, Ken Chapman, Karen Baxter and Kevin Beckett.
Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust has been praised for its services, following a report by the RNIB

And they're off! Cyclists in the saddle for fifth Pedal4Pounds bike ride

Pedal4Pounds 2014: Around 300 riders prepare to set off from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
Huddersfield Town Football Club's charity challenge sets off from Emirates Stadium, London,  to follow Chapman Trail back to John Smith's Stadium

Huddersfield Town ace Adam Clayton could dye beard blue and white for top charity

Soccer hero aims to raise £3,000 for Town Foundation charity

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: Results better than the performances!

Paul Anderson Column
Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson answers the questions put to him by Examiner RL writer Chris Roberts

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  • NEWS: Two brothers from West Yorkshire have been jailed for their part in a plot to smuggle nearly £50m worth of heroin into the UK in a load of towels.

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  • TWEET: Early morning mist over Honley sent in by tweeter Cat Crutchlow

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  • NEWS: Kirklees Council is looking to devolve money and power to the communities.

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  • TWEET: The Labour Party is looking to end its long-standing relationship with the troubled Cooperative Bank and Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has shared his thoughts on the move:

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  • NEWS: A female bookmaker was threatened with a hammer during a terrifying robbery at a betting shop in Almondbury.

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  • NEWS: Good luck to all the Pedal 4 Pounds cyclists who are raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Huddersfield Town Academy.

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    NATIONAL: This one is too quirky to ignore - Cornish people are now recognised as a national minority.

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  • TOWN: Our most read story at the moment is Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins who is aiming to add proven experience to squad this summer.

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  • TRAVEL:  Apart from ongoing roadworks the roads look clear of any problems...

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    I've just put calls into our local fire stations but they've had no incidents overnight.

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Pensioner forced to foot the bill after rogue driver crashed into his parked car in Skelmanthope

Damage caused in Haigh Road on Easter Sunday

Lindley motorbike fanatic David Beaumont carried to the grave in a 140mph Hearse Rocket

He wanted to gout in style and he certainly did

Phil Collins takes on giant skydive for Kirkwood Hospice

Phil Collins who is to do a skydive in aid of his wife Diane who has cancer
Dalton man has so far raised £600 for the charity

Kirklees College worker Adam Crump wins almost £5,000 on TV quiz show The Chase

Adam Crump and his team land £19,000 prize on The Chase
Derby County (3) v Huddersfield Town (1) Joel Lynch sent off by referee Darren Deadman

I want us to play with more freedom against Leicester City says Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins

Joel Lynch available after two-match suspension

Huddersfield Town ace Adam Clayton could dye beard blue and white for top charity

Soccer hero aims to raise £3,000 for Town Foundation charity

And they're off! Cyclists in the saddle for fifth Pedal4Pounds bike ride

Pedal4Pounds 2014: Around 300 riders prepare to set off from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
Huddersfield Town Football Club's charity challenge sets off from Emirates Stadium, London,  to follow Chapman Trail back to John Smith's Stadium

Former Huddersfield Town man Scott Arfield a central figure in Burnley's success story

Without a club at the start of the close-season, the midfielder is now looking forward to playing in the Premier League

Paul Anderson Column

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: Results better than the performances!

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson answers the questions put to him by Examiner RL writer Chris Roberts

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: Results better than the performances!

Paul Anderson Column
Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson answers the questions put to him by Examiner RL writer Chris Roberts

Huddersfield Giants hooker Shaun Lunt getting back to his best

Shaun Lunt looks ready to put an injury-hit start to his Giants season behind hime
James Lodge of Huddersfield British Superbikes rider in Superstock 600

Huddersfield racer James Lodge makes great start with victory in British Superbikes Superstock 600 at Brands Hatch

Takes flag in great style from nine on grid to lead standings

Old Earth at Elland to host traditional fixture

Football
Yorkshire Amateur League use home of Huddersfield Amateur FC

Huddersfield Indoor Bowling Club fight on for chance at new sports centre

Indoor bowls, indoor bowling
Damien Talbot is men's singles winner
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Talented teen singer Kayla Agostini aims for the stars after being picked for semi final of national contest

Teenstar role for Kayla Agostini
Kayla, 13, will next compete at Huddersfield Town Hall next month to be in with a chance of winning £5000 and a festival slot

Ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming comes to Huddersfield

Taiko drumming is an ancient Japanese artform, performed here by a member of Mugenkyo
The art of taiko drumming will fill the Lawrence Batley Theatre with its thunderous rhythms
Dean and Janet Hoyle

Card Factory formerly owned by Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle set to float on the stock exchange

The greetings card retailer founded by Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle is to list on the stock exchange

Halifax Fan Company notches up 50 years of success

A large centrifugal fan supplied by Brighouse-based Halifax Fan to a steel works in Redcar
Investment in tooling, training and a factory in China has helped Brighouse firm Halifax Fan Company become a global leader in its industry

10 Associates of Mirfield makes two key appointments

Jon Banks and Peter Chana have joined 10 Associates as senior designer and senior creative artworker
Mirfield-based brand and design consultancy 10 Associates has recruited Jon Banks and Peter Chana to the team

Videos & Photos

Lindley motorbike fanatic David Beaumont carried to the grave in a 140mph Hearse Rocket

Holliday Cup final hailed as one of the best ever

Huddersfield Town ace Adam Clayton could dye beard blue and white for top charity

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David Moyes sacked: No thanks for players as Moyes breaks silence

Fired boss releases statement day after being fired from Manchester United job

Dying teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton completes bucket list after raising £1million for charity

Stephen Sutton
Generous well-wishers completed his aim of raising the seven-figure sum for the Teenage Cancer Trust after 19-year-old posted emotional final message from his hospital bed

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