Diverse communities celebrate Christmas together at Jubilee Centre in Paddock

A total of 120 residents and 85 volunteers helped to make the festive meal in Market Street one to remember

What a present: New parents celebrate births of their newborns on Christmas Day

Five babies were born in the area at Calderdale's birth centre and labour ward

Hundreds earn their festive dinner at Christmas Day Parkrun event in Greenhead Park

A total of 356 people joined the popular event for the third year running

Boxing Day tsunami 10 years on: Golcar dad-of-one Andrew Taylor tells how he cheated death in Sri Lanka

Devastation caused by the tsunami in 2004 and (inset) Andrew Taylor
“I kept thinking it was not our time to die. We were too young,” said Andrew

Huddersfield chef Barrington Douglas invited to Buckingham Palace garden party

Huddersfield chef Barrington Douglas with his range of sauces and pies.
Huddersfield-born Barrington is no stranger to Royalty having cooked for Princess Beatrice of York when she visited Huddersfield University last year

Grieving Huddersfield mum signs petition to ban police use of Taser after son's death

Adrian McDonald
Adrian McDonald, 34, of Dalton, died on Monday after he had been shot with a Taser by police

Frustration mounts over future of Milnsbridge Socialist Club

Chairman of the Red and Green Club in Milnsbridge, Paul Salveson (front) raises a glass to the start of the Springfest earlier in 2014 along with members and visitors for the event.
Tensions have become fraught between several groups involved with the Milnsbridge Socialist Club

Are you full of festive cheer or a total Scrooge? Take our bumper Christmas quiz to find out!

Are you Santa or Scrooge?
Test your knowledge of festive traditions, films, food and more

Mum-of-two Joanne Jackson shows off stunning tattoos to celebrate end of breast cancer battle

Joanne has 17 tattoos including brightly-coloured peacock

Kirklees libraries visits up despite looming cuts

Huddersfield Central Library one of the most popular in Yorkshire

More than 1,000 'troubled families' turned around in Kirklees and Calderdale

Kirklees Council
Moves to tackle truancy, youth crime, anti-social behaviour and unemployment have helped families get back on track
Devastation caused by the tsunami in 2004 and (inset) Andrew Taylor

Boxing Day tsunami 10 years on: Golcar dad-of-one Andrew Taylor tells how he cheated death in Sri Lanka

“I kept thinking it was not our time to die. We were too young,” said Andrew

Frustration mounts over future of Milnsbridge Socialist Club

Chairman of the Red and Green Club in Milnsbridge, Paul Salveson (front) raises a glass to the start of the Springfest earlier in 2014 along with members and visitors for the event.
Tensions have become fraught between several groups involved with the Milnsbridge Socialist Club

Grieving Huddersfield mum signs petition to ban police use of Taser after son's death

Adrian McDonald
Adrian McDonald, 34, of Dalton, died on Monday after he had been shot with a Taser by police

Huddersfield chef Barrington Douglas invited to Buckingham Palace garden party

Huddersfield chef Barrington Douglas with his range of sauces and pies.
Huddersfield-born Barrington is no stranger to Royalty having cooked for Princess Beatrice of York when she visited Huddersfield University last year

Huddersfield Town wingman Harry Bunn has goal sights on double figures this season

"I've learned a lot from Grant Holt and Mark Hudson," said the young winger

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell challenges his players to get the fans talking

Boss seeks to get fans talking about positive form on the road

Pressure mounting for Huddersfield Town and their Skybet Championship rivals in crucial festive fixtures says Dale Tempest

Vital supporters stay positive to help Chris Powell and his team

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell demands a show of character and unity against Rotherham United

Let's put points on the board sooner rather than later
Guru Greg Brown getting Giants back in shape

Huddersfield Giants grateful to take a break from the hills

Conditiong chief Greg Brown knows how vital the punishing training sessions will prove in Super League 2015

Huddersfield Giants' hard Super League pre-season work will continue at the start of 2015

Huddersfield Giants crest
The players will continue to be challenge on the mental side of the game ahead of the Hull FC home opener

Huddersfield Giants aiming to provide opposition with food for thought with nutritionist role

A food expert could help give coach Paul Anderson's men an extra Super League bite

Huddersfield Town wingman Harry Bunn has goal sights on double figures this season

"I've learned a lot from Grant Holt and Mark Hudson," said the young winger

Huddersfield RU desperate to lose their Jekyl and Hyde tag

Gareth Lewis (Coach) Huddersfield Rugby Union Club
Consitency is the key to secure National II North progress

Enjoy some good Yorkshire jumps racing with the Boxing Day fixture at Wetherby says Skybet chief Dale Tempest

I'm backing Champagne Fever in the King George VI Chase at Kempton
Author Joanne Harris relaxes ahead of her Oldham trip.

Looking forward to a New Year of arts events

The dark days of January and early spring will be livened up by a new season of musical and theatrical events in the Huddersfield area.

Restaurant Review: Primo, Huddersfield town centre

Primo Italian restaurant, Viaduct Street, Huddersfield.
Good service, good choice and great value at Viaduct Street Italian restaurant

What's On at the LBT this Spring - including three world premieres and Jake Mangle-Wurzel

Wide range of entertainment from comedy and drama to dance

Wilkinson Woodward solicitor looks at settlement agreements

Settlement agreements can provide a clean and amicable break between employee and employer, says Jon Dyson

Brookhouse Training strikes gold

Cleckheaton-based Brookhouse Training has gained Gold Status for its Managed Learning Programme in gas training

Examiner Business Review 2014

A look back at the year in business around the Kirklees area

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield Town wingman Harry Bunn has goal sights on double figures this season

Primo Italian restaurant, Viaduct Street, Huddersfield.

Restaurant Review: Primo, Huddersfield town centre

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What's On at the LBT this Spring - including three world premieres and Jake Mangle-Wurzel

Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade

Mum survived Glasgow lorry tragedy that killed her parents and daughter because she stopped at cashpoint

Erin McQuade, 18, and grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, were three of the victims killed in the tragedy

Bryan Ferry's son Merlin fighting for his life after horrific head-on car crash just before Christmas

Handout photo from Wellington Fire Station, part of the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service of the mangled wreckage following a car crash which left Merlin Ferry, the son of Bryan Ferry, trapped for almost an hour
Firemen fought for 45 minutes to free Merlin, 24, from mangled wreckage of car

Morning news headlines: Service to remember Glasgow lorry victims, 87,000 children in crisis housing

Candle tributes left near the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow as the city centre is reopened after a bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians which left six people dead
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