Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker criticised for sharing joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile

Craig Whittaker, left shared a joke comparing Labour to Jimmy Savile
The Tory MP led a Commons group for foster children but the joke made in the Daily Mail was shared on his account

Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Police had appealed for information two days ago to mark 18 years since seven-year-old Joe McCafferty

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan
Ex-squaddie hopes to devote life to raising money for ex-servicemen's charities

Police still seeking man who lost part of his ear in Huddersfield street attack - warning graphic content

Detectives renewed their appeal for the 'victim' to make himself known as two men are bailed

Hung parliament and weekend of deal-making to follow General Election, says Huddersfield University expert

The ITV Leaders' Debate 2015
Dr Pete Woodcock predicts a hung parliament

Last ever Huddersfield Town Crier Championships to be held this year

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Organiser and Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson said it must end due to funding difficulties

Do you recognise these three men captured in CCTV in Huddersfield? Police are appealing to trace the men following an assault

Police are appealing to trace the men following an assault last month on John William Street

Yorkshire Building Society hits £6m charity mark

Kirkwood Hospice and The Hub at Denby Dale are among those benefit from Yorkshire Building Society's charitable foundation

Man suffered broken jaw after he is punched by dog walker in Deighton

Police are appealing for witnesses to trace the suspect who has distinctive scars to his face\nJS*61861835

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Beard goes in a bid to help the Just Giving Fund

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Man who lost part of his ear in street attack in Huddersfield has been found - warning graphic content

The severed ear found in King Street, Huddersfield
Detectives renewed their appeal for the ear-attack 'victim' to make himself known to police

Huddersfield Town finalise observations on Blackpool abandonment

Both clubs have been invited to comment on the called-off Championship fixture

Duane Holmes among 10 Huddersfield Town players offered new terms

Jake Carroll and Danny Carr have both been released

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Where do Town need to strengthen and how many players are required to ensure more progress in 2015/2016?

Huddersfield Giants forward Craig Huby shaves beard off to help the family of the late Danny Jones

Beard goes in a bid to help the Just Giving Fund

Jordan Cox recalled to Hull KR after month's loan at Huddersfield Giants who are preparing to face Salford on Friday

Jordan Cox has been recalled by Hull KR, ending his stay at Huddersfield Giants
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Huddersfield Town finalise observations on Blackpool abandonment

Both clubs have been invited to comment on the called-off Championship fixture

Bay Athletic stay on title trail

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Mid Yorkshire chamber's post-election debate

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The severed ear found in King Street, Huddersfield

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