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Mirfield teacher charged with child sex offences

Police crime scene

Head teacher writes to parents as man, 44, set to appear at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Seven years for Deighton man Mark Mills who stamped on victim's head as he lay on the floor at party

Mark Mills
Sentencing him Judge Guy Kearl QC said he had a bad record for violence over the last 12 years

Lindley Infants most oversubscribed primary school as 91% of kids get first choice in Kirklees Council area

ATL claims
Of the 5,456 applications for reception places at local primary, 4,959 were successful in getting their number one choice

Mum who lied to police to protect son after stabbing is jailed for perverting course of justice

Police crime scene
Bray, 44 of Keldregate, Bradley, Huddersfield admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice

Don't sell the family silver: councillors' plea after Kirklees Council bid to sell agricultural land

Kirklees Council logo
Debate about value of land, future use and potential against quick cash-gain for Kirklees Council

Jail for drink driver Kevin Harrison who led police on 90mph chase over 10 miles

Leeds Crown Court
Court jails Ravensthorpe man after drunken high-speed drive

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  • NEWS: Seven years for Deighton thug who stamped on a man's head.

    Mark Mills, who had a history of violence, was sent down for an attack in a property above the Waterloo Tavern.

    His unconscious victim was taken to hospital where he spent three days and was found to have a fractured nose and orbital bone. He also had marks on his face from the imprint of the sole of Mills’s trainer.

    Mark Mills
    Mark Mills

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  • NEWS: Film night tonight at The Red and Green Club, Milnsbridge, (formerly Milnsbridge Socialist Club).

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  • NEWS: A mini gay pride festival has been put together after Yorkshire’s most popular LGBT gathering was axed for the second year running.

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  • NEWS: A drink driver, who led police on a 90mph chase for 10 miles, has been jailed.

    Kevin Harrison, 33, of Heron Close, Ravensthorpe, was jailed for 12 months after admitting dangerous driving and drink driving.

    Leeds Crown Court heard Harrison, who had previously been banned from driving, had driven through a red light at 60-80mph.

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  • NEWS: A mum who lied to police to protect her son after he stabbed her partner has been jailed for perverting the course of justice.

    Joanne Bray, 44 of Keldregate, Bradley, initially claimed she had stabbed Andrew Yates, with whom she had a 'volatile' relationship.

    But Mr Yates had, in fact, been stabbed by her son Stephen Evans following a domestic incident.

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  • BREAKING: Missing Lindley teenager Keane Robinson has been found safe and well in Almondbury at 10.30am today.

    The 15-year-old, from Lidget Street, was reported missing yesterday.

    West Yorkshire Police Missing teenager Keane Robinson
    Missing teenager Keane Robinson

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  • TWEET: Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has shared his thoughts on Labour's Colne Valley general election candidate stepping down due to ill health - click here to read our story

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  • WEATHER: It's been lovely and sunny this week - but typically the Easter weekend will not be so lovely.

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Police crime scene

Mirfield teacher charged with child sex offences

Head teacher writes to parents as man, 44, set to appear at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Don't call the midwife - call the Dr! PhD for Huddersfield midwife Marilyn Rogers

Marilyn Rogers, infant feeding advisor at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Pictured with twins Ted and Sonny Fairbairn and their mum Jade, from Greetland
Marilyn, who works as the infant feeding advisor at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, studied for her PhD at Leeds University at the same time as being a working mum and heading up the Baby Café support group in Halifax

Examiner Charity Challenge 2014: meet the lady who's done it for the last 25 years!

Diane Ainley to take part in her 25th Examiner Charity Challenge
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Charity Challenge this year and proudly wearing the registration No.25 will be Lascelles Hall woman Diane Ainley

Huddersfield Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs to perform on Songs of Praise on Easter Sunday

The Huddersfield choirs are filmed for the Songs of Praise Easter special
The choirs are based at St Patrick’s RC Church, in New North Road, Huddersfield, and draw their members from local schools
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Huddersfield Town Supporters Association: fan support is vital to cause

The latest from the Huddersfield Town fans' group

Let's end any relegation fears urges Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins ahead of Easter fixtures

The boss says games against Brighton and Yeovil present a great opportunity to pick up vital points

Training today and tomorrow will determine starting side for Brighton says Huddersfield Town boss

Suspensions for skipper Peter Clarke and former Albion player Joel Lynch mean the manager must make at least two changes against the play-off chasers

Busy Easter schedule for Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins

The boss is set to make a trip to check on Leicester in between the clashes with Brighton and Yeovil
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: we won't make excuses

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

Huddersfield Giants looking forward to picking up the pieces says Jermaine McGillvary

Huddersfield Giants' Jermain McGillvary scores his sides fourth try against Wigan in February
Jermaine McGillvary admits the Giants can't wait to prove a point against Salford

Anthony Mullally's return to Huddersfield Giants could provide the forward spark hopes Paul Anderson

Anthony Mullally and Ukuma Ta'ai get tackles in for the Huddersfield Giants
The Huddersfield chief has recalled the 22-year-old Ireland World Cup prop from his loan spell at Bradford Bulls and confirmed he’ll play at Salford City Reds tomorrow
Tom Tunstall at Snetterton

Tom Tunstall back in British Superbikes action this weekend

The Denby Dale ace has not competed for 18 months following pelvic injuries and then time pressures managing his Doodson Motorsport team rider Robbin Harms last season

Brighouse Town have eye on title

Brighouse Town's Tom Matthews
A 4-0 home victory over Lincoln Moorlands Railway stretched their lead at the top of the Northern Counties East League to four points with three games to go

Huddersfield Rams ARFC looking forward to new season

Huddersfield Rams' Luke Booth (stripes)
The AFL Central and Northern League kicks off on Saturday, April 26, when the Rams face Sheffield Thunder in Manchester
Composer Barry Russell will directed Holmfirth Art Festival's performance of Eine Brise for 111cyclists

Fancy being musical on your bike? Head to Holmfirth Arts Festival

Those who volunteer for an unusual mass cycling promenade, due to take place two weeks before The Tour de France passes through Holmfirth, are promised a day to remember as they stage two performances of the avant-garde musical piece Eine Brise, described as a ‘moving sonic installation for bicycles’

Sun, sea and sand: Tripadvisor's top ten UK beaches

1 - Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
Tripadvisor has named the ten most popular UK beaches in its 2014 Travelers Choice Awards

Yorkshire resorts included in Good Beach Guide

On a sunny day Scarborough's beach soon fills with tourists
Holiday favourites on Yorkshire's coast praised for water quality
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Unemployment figures fall in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

A record 30.3m people are in work, according to latest UK employment figures

NatWest backs dog grooming and spa business

Ian Cour, of NatWest. with Jessica Elvidge, owner of Princess Paws Dog Grooming and Spa, and dog Missy
A dog grooming salon offering mud baths, coat colouring and dental treatment for pampered pooches has opened with funding from NatWest

Pepamint secures place among UK's top social media businesses

Nicola Mellor of Pepamint
Slaithwaite-based Pepamint has been listed in the Social Media Top 500

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Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

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Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

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VIDEO: Impact of burglary on children disturbing, new research reveals

Burglars who target homes where children live should get tougher sentences says Victim Support


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