Pictured outside their shops on Carr Lane, Slaithwaite are, l to r, Carol Wood (Green Valley Grocers), Terry Bullen (Blackburn Menswear), Janice Joyce (Vanilla Bean), Ray Howard (Colne Valley Motor Parts) and Richard Grange (E and R Grange, Butchers)

Slaithwaite road changes hit businesses and disabled say firms

Businesses in the main shopping street, Carr Lane, are now faced with nowhere for delivery vans to unload and the loss of a 'much-used' disabled spot

We know it's hard to find a good tradesman, but would you fly one to Chicago - first class?

David Baines-Jones jets off to Windy City to paint Huddersfield man's American house

Weddings at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill and conscience charging for museums among ideas to protect Huddersfield's heritage

Kirklees ruling out selling heritage - but change is on the way to museums and galleries

Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Bald truth! Elaine Kershaw and her sisters and brother raise £5,550 for cancer charities with sponsored head shave

Siblings can't believe they're all going grey!

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops

Ofsted 'kick up the backside' spurs Newsome High on to some of best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

Newsome High School, Newsome, Huddersfield
School reacts to Ofsted report

WATCH: Commuters at Brighouse Railway Station get brass band send-off from Wardle Academy Band

Wardle Academy Band at Brighouse Railway Station promoting Brass Factor
Young musicians head to King's Cross to promote Brass Factor

Man arrested after rooftop drama at Huddersfield University

A man was arrested today on suspicion of wasting police time after threatening to jump from the roof of Huddersfield University's Queensgate campus.
Police and ambulance crews were called to former warehouse building at university’s Queensgate campus just before 5pm

Terminal cancer sufferer Jill Moorhouse launches bid to expand counselling services at Milnsbridge's United Churches Healing Ministry Organisation

Cancer patient Jill Moorhouse (left) - with UCHM Managing Director Helga Taylor - launches fundraising for UCHM who have given her counselling
Jill, 48, has been visiting the New Street centre since last year and hopes that money raised will help create a safe space and a new conference room

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How we used to live: snapshots of Sixties Huddersfield show lost places in town

Seonaid Matheson and her daughter Ruby Paechter get stuck in at Huddersfield Town Hall

First ever Great Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield strikes the right chord

Jessica Gunning attending the premiere of new film Pride in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 2 September, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch: Former Holmfirth High pupil Jessica Gunning stars in smash hit movie Pride

Richard Kiel, who played Bond baddie Jaws, has passed away aged 74

In fond memory of Richard 'Jaws' Kiel, we ask: how well do you know your Bond villains?

Heather Croft and her home in Slaithwaite

Property of the Week: Crimble Bank in Slaithwaite

Bald truth! Elaine Kershaw and her sisters and brother raise £5,550 for cancer charities with sponsored head shave

Siblings can't believe they're all going grey!

Ofsted 'kick up the backside' spurs Newsome High on to some of best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

Newsome High School, Newsome, Huddersfield
School reacts to Ofsted report

We know it's hard to find a good tradesman, but would you fly one to Chicago - first class?

David Baines-Jones jets off to Windy City to paint Huddersfield man's American house

Woman struck by car seconds after getting off bus near Calderdale Royal Hospital

Calderdale Royal Hospital
Victim taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Martin Paterson could be set to make a return for Huddersfield Town in the development squad against Crewe Alexandra

Martin Paterson set for run-out with Huddersfield Town development team

The Northern Ireland striker is returning from a knee problem

Joel Lynch hails Huddersfield Town stalwart Jon Stead ahead of Wigan Athletic visit

Joel Lynch was delighted with the impact made by both Jonathan Stead and Mark Hudson against Middlesbrough, despite losing 2-1
The defender says the frontman who is in his second spell at the club is a popular figure and a hard worker

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager

Manchester City among clubs to send scouts to Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough match

Current Premier League champions Manchester City were one of nine clubs present for Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough
Nine Premier League teams had representatives in the stand
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

Huddersfield Giants will be favourites in first play-off game claims Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

JJB Stadium supremo hands his own side the underdog tag

Huddersfield Giants to use Super League Dream Team snub to their advantage

Danny Brough, Shaun Lunt, Eorl Crabtree, Brett Ferres and Leroy Cudjoe in the Super League Dream Team
The Giants will have extra play-off fire in their belly at Wigan after no team members in Dream Team

Huddersfield Giants fans offered cut-price ticket for Wigan play-off clash

Huddersfield Giants crest
Giants season ticket holders have been offered a £7 discount for the play-off clash at the DW Stadium
Martin Paterson could be set to make a return for Huddersfield Town in the development squad against Crewe Alexandra

Martin Paterson set for run-out with Huddersfield Town development team

The Northern Ireland striker is returning from a knee problem

Joel Lynch hails Huddersfield Town stalwart Jon Stead ahead of Wigan Athletic visit

Joel Lynch was delighted with the impact made by both Jonathan Stead and Mark Hudson against Middlesbrough, despite losing 2-1
The defender says the frontman who is in his second spell at the club is a popular figure and a hard worker

Potential loan striker targets drawn up already says Huddersfield Town boss after James Vaughan injury

Town are waiting for the result of a scan on the striker's calf injury, sustained against Middlesbrough on Saturday in Powell's first match as manager
Are you ready to move into halls?

Huddersfield Freshers' Week 2014: What should I pack?

Leaving home for the first time? Don't forget anything with this handy checklist from Huddersfield Students' Union

Who's playing Marsden Jazz Festival 2014?

Marsden Jazz Festival: 2014 headliners
A host of talent will descend on Marsden October 10-12 - here are the headliners

Stephen Jackson's recipe for recipe for vanilla custard with damson-apple compote and cobnut crumble

Stephen Jackson's vanilla Custard with damson-apple compote & cobnut crumble
Right now, we could almost all of us go for a 20-minute walk and come back with wild apples, rosehips, elderberries and bagfuls of blackberries
Stephen Waud, fund director of the Business Enterprise Fund, which provides loans to Yorhsire SMEs

Business Enterprise Fund secures £2m boost

A fund providing Yorkshire SMEs with finance has agreed a £2m boost from the European Investment Fund

Ferno UK opens customer experience centre

Pictured at the ribbon cutting as Ferno officially opens its new customer experience centre are (from left) Elroy Bourgraf, founder and chairman of Ferno; Kirklees mayor Clr Ken Smith; Jon Ellis, managing director, Ferno UK; Joe Bourgraf, president and chief executive officer of Ferno; Kirklees mayoress Clr Christine Smith; and Mike Wood, MP for Batley & Spen
VIPs from the USA attended the official opening of a new centre for Ferno UK to show off its innovative products

Business profile: Coffeevolution's Jeremy Perkins

Jeremy Perkins of Coffeevolution, Church Street, Huddersfield
Jeremy Perkins, founder of Coffeevolution, has joined forces with his brother James to set up coffee roasting company Bean Brothers

Videos & Photos

Manchester Dogs' Home fire appeal boosted by Coronation Street stars

Bald truth! Elaine Kershaw and her sisters and brother raise £5,550 for cancer charities with sponsored head shave

We know it's hard to find a good tradesman, but would you fly one to Chicago - first class?

Manchester Dogs' Home fire appeal boosted by Coronation Street stars

Cast and crew members brought their pets to ITV’s Salford Quays studio to raise money and awareness after at least 43 animals died in a suspected arson attack  at the Harpurhey rehoming centre

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright
Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

WATCH: CCTV released of suspects after man dies from one punch after night out in Manchester - can you help?

Mike Carter and the two men police would like to speak to
Manchester United supporter, Michael Carter, 49, from Salford, died several days after the assault in Manchester city centre

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