Pragmatism suggests keeping A&E in Huddersfield is right but plan needs to overcome journey time questions

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
While funding is an issue, an even bigger problem is a lack of senior doctors, especially in A&E - read Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur's expert view

Huddersfield driver James Shillinglaw jailed after high-speed chase which started in Fartown and ended in the River Calder

Shillinglaw told police he had panicked because his documents were not up to date

Specialist 'scambusters' cracked Jack Darrell Henry's council tax fraud operation

Jack Darrell Henry
Huddersfield 'businessman' jailed for five years after £250,000 fraud

So this is what Peter Andre was up to in Huddersfield - a special Surprise Surprise for a very deserving lady!

Paula Kershaw rewarded by Linda Barker and Peter Andre for 60 hours per week service to One Good Turn

Marsden Community Trust set up with hopes to eventually take over ownership of Marsden Mechanics Hall

Marsden Mechanics Hall
A dozen people have been elected as trustees

Shoppers began arriving at MIDNIGHT to be first in queue for opening of Slaithwaite Aldi store

Prize for being first in line for the 8am opening was a £100 store voucher

WATCH: Black Friday fights as stores packed and websites crash

Black Friday shoppers queue and a tweet from Greater Manchester Police
Police were called to several supermarkets around the country overnight as thousands of customers sought bargains

Robert Joseph in court after brandishing knife during Huddersfield town centre brawl

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Joseph, of Waterloo, now faces sentencing at crown court after admitting his part in the brawl on New Street

Calderdale councillors aiming for local authority to take tough stance on fracking

Calderdale Council logo
They want the authority to consider the environment when looking at any possible applications for the extraction of shale gas

Slaithwaite holidaymakers subjected to 7am building work get full refund from Thomson after Examiner intervenes

Jordan Pedelty and Dee Kimmings of Slaithwaite who want compensation from their holiday company.
Jordan Pedelty and Dee Kimmings were awoken every morning by drilling - just watch the video of the racket around the pool.

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Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Fundraisers Lucy Burnett and Ryan Grint with baker Lottie Shaw and her giant mince pie.

Oh go on, it's only 56,000 calories! Huddersfield is home to world's biggest mince pie!

You look good on the dancefloor! Salsa passions bring 20 nationalities together in Huddersfield town centre bar

Sir Patrick Stewart

Cinema superstar! Sir Patrick Stewart beats Kiera Knightly and Christian Bale in list of Britain's biggest filmstars

Imbolc Fire Festival, Marsden. The human fireworks in the snow at Tunnel End in 2012.

Imbolc 2015 cancelled as breathtaking Marsden fire festival switches to alternate years

Emley Moor Mast: Amazing new pictures show Yorkshire icon just hours before massive collapse in 1969

Giants star Luke Robinson and Lauren Barber of Overgate Hospice.

Huddersfield Giants' Luke Robinson pledges support for Elland's Overgate Hospice appeal

Luke, who will be dedicating his light to his Uncle David who sadly passed away five years ago, is keen to raise awareness of the appeal and its value at this special time of year

Specialist 'scambusters' cracked Jack Darrell Henry's council tax fraud operation

Jack Darrell Henry
Huddersfield 'businessman' jailed for five years after £250,000 fraud

Robert Joseph in court after brandishing knife during Huddersfield town centre brawl

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Joseph, of Waterloo, now faces sentencing at crown court after admitting his part in the brawl on New Street

Huddersfield driver James Shillinglaw jailed after high-speed chase which started in Fartown and ended in the River Calder

Shillinglaw told police he had panicked because his documents were not up to date
The main talking points from Chris Powell's press conference

Three key talking points from Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Bolton Wanderers clash

The Terriers boss is determined to get back to winning ways on the road having not won since a stunning 3-1 success at Wolves

Carry on Grant Holt says Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell ahead of Bolton Wanderers visit

Grant Holt is set to face Bolton tomorrow amid ongoing doubts over his-long term future
Town's manager understands why his opposite number at Wigan Malky Mackay wants to check on all his squad

The stats that prove play-off places are not beyond Huddersfield Town this season

The Terriers may be closer to the bottom three than the top six but if the last 10 years are anything to go by, there is still some hope of clinching a place in the upper echelons of the Championship

Huddersfield Town could have 2,000-strong backing at Bolton Wanderers

Supporters can pay on the day at the Lancashire ground
Tyler Dickinson

Huddersfield Giants delight at England Academy calls

Tyler Dickinson, Liam Johnson and Mikey Wood could face Australia Schoolboys next month

Huddersfield Giants overseas duo Chris Bailey and Ukuma Ta'ai have to maintain the good work

Christmas trips Down Under can't afford to disrupt Super League preparations

Shaun Lunt happy with the toughest Huddersfield Giants pre-season regime

Fit-again Shaun Lunt knows the Giants squad is in good shape for the new Super League season ahead
The main talking points from Chris Powell's press conference

Three key talking points from Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Bolton Wanderers clash

The Terriers boss is determined to get back to winning ways on the road having not won since a stunning 3-1 success at Wolves

New sponsorship deal boosts AFC Emley

The Welfare Ground club are being backed by Dendy Dale firm Integra

Carry on Grant Holt says Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell ahead of Bolton Wanderers visit

Grant Holt is set to face Bolton tomorrow amid ongoing doubts over his-long term future
Town's manager understands why his opposite number at Wigan Malky Mackay wants to check on all his squad
LewRey

LewRey: Let's go all the way with duo making waves

Formed just under one year ago, Lewis Reynolds and Ian Walker have found few barriers to taking their music from the countryside to all edges of the UK

What time are the fireworks at the Festival of Light 2014?

Last year's Festival of Light Finale in St George's Square, Huddersfield
It'll be eyes to the skies for the Festival's stunning display

Festive fun for the kids

Viewers of children’s television in the 1980s will remember Iain Lauchlan of Fingermouse, Play School and Playdays

Orchard Energy appoints northern region manager

Richard Errington, formerly of Utilitywise, takes up the post of northern region manager for Elland-based Orchard Energy

Yorkshire Building Society names chairman designate

Former Eversheds chairman John Heaps will take over as chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society next April

Wates Living Space spells out PFI benefits

Hundreds of jobs were crated with a £69m housing development for Kirklees

Videos & Photos

Black Friday shoppers queue and a tweet from Greater Manchester Police

Black Friday fights as stores packed and websites crash

Last year's Festival of Light Finale in St George's Square, Huddersfield

What time are the fireworks at the Festival of Light 2014?

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

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Black Friday shoppers queue and a tweet from Greater Manchester Police

Black Friday fights as stores packed and websites crash

Police were called to several supermarkets around the country overnight as thousands of customers sought bargains

Live: Black Friday 2014 - updates as bargain hunters spend millions in high street sales

It's Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year. We've got all the bargains, special offers and scraps as shoppers scramble to get the best deals

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David Cameron speaks during a media conference after an EU summit
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