'Mr Sparkles' jailed for part in £5m drug conspiracy

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, known as 'Mr Sparkles'
Former Mirfield millionaire gets nine years

Phones 4u administration puts 5,500 jobs at risk

Phones 4u
The company said its stores, including King Street in Huddersfield, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor suspended from post after appearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of sex offences

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Joseph Cullen, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court to face the two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour

Man left with serious facial injuries after early morning attack in Huddersfield - plus police deal with clashes between football fans

The scene in St George's Square after soccer fans clashed
Huddersfield police believe that the incident was caused after a fight between five men outside Centro's takeaway spilled around the corner

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Middlesbrough - five things we learned

Check out the five things we learned from the Terriers' defeat to Boro in Chris Powell's first game in charge

Young people with special needs in Kirklees supported up to the age of 25 under new law

Cabinet member for children's services, Clr Jean Calvert
Kirklees Council to adapt to new family law

Batley's Conway Crescent hit with more crimes following stun gun attack on mum and son

Police are treating these incidents as targeted attacks
Police believe that a high speed car chase involving a gun and reports of shots fired in the street are linked

Huddersfield Town fans, are you pictured in our gallery at the Middlesbrough game?

Were you snapped in the stands as Huddersfield Town took on Boro?

Bold as brass! Brighouse train passengers set for rousing wake-up call with launch of Brass Factor on Tuesday

The Wardle Academy Band will treat lucky travellers to the off-beat performances to celebrate the competition's expansion

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.
Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

Live Breaking News

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  • NATIONAL: Two British tourists bodies have been found on a beach in Thailand.

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  • BUSINESS: Looks like its bad news for staff at Huddersfield's Phones 4U in Kingsgate. The retailer which operates more than 500 stores nationally has announced the chain is to be 'forced into administration'.

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  • Calderdale police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at William Hill betting shop in Brighouse. The robbery took place just before 7pm on Friday in Commercial Street, where the assistant manager of the shop was reportedly threatened with a weapon.

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  • Young apprentices are seeing their careers take off! Literally! Kirklees College has been approved to run Cabin Crew training courses. See the full story here.

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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

Marsden Photography Club member Steve Shaw's ethereal shot of the moon

Supermoon! Stunning harvest moon pictured above Huddersfield

The Huddersfield District Committee is at 7pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall

Potential £26k boost for Newsome ward road repairs at first Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday

New Committee meets at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm

Bold as brass! Brighouse train passengers set for rousing wake-up call with launch of Brass Factor on Tuesday

The Wardle Academy Band will treat lucky travellers to the off-beat performances to celebrate the competition's expansion

Family pay tribute to Yorkshire Regiment soldier Tom Wroe of Meltham on second anniversary of his death

To mark the second anniversary of his death, Tom’s dad Mick, mum Claire and sister Demi made a special visit to his graveside at Helme churchyard
“We have lost a son and brother but heaven has gained a hero.”

The mysteries of Huddersfield's most historic buildings revealed at town's biggest heritage weekend

Heritage open day at Huddersfield's Holy Trinity Church: treasurer and church warden Peter Skuse, left, Building Development Group chairman Sarah Wickham and parochial church council member Lyndy Cossey
Hundreds of lucky visitors were invited inside dozens of iconic landmarks to learnt about their history and find out what goes on behind the scenes

We have to forget Middlesbrough setback and focus on Wigan Athletic clash says Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

The new manager was left frustrated by a last-gasp defeat but is upbeat head of another home game

Huddersfield Town fans, are you pictured in our gallery at the Middlesbrough game?

Were you snapped in the stands as Huddersfield Town took on Boro?

Middlesbrough could have had five against Huddersfield Town says boss

The Teessiders' Spanish chief says his side were in control at the John Smith's Stadium

Huddersfield Town man Jacob Butterfield so frustrated by loss against former club Middlesbrough

The midfielder says it's crucial to stay switched on right to the final whistle
Huddersfield Giants crest

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

Giants season ticket holders have been offered a £7 discount for the play-off clash at the DW Stadium

Huddersfield Giants star Leroy Cudjoe relishing Wigan play-off trip

Leroy Cudjoe delighted to land a Giants drop goal at the second attempt

Huddersfield Giants know they can savour play-off success at Wigan

Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson
Giants coach Paul Anderon hoping to welcome back key trio for the trip to the DW Stadium

We have to forget Middlesbrough setback and focus on Wigan Athletic clash says Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

The new manager was left frustrated by a last-gasp defeat but is upbeat head of another home game

Hoylandswaine celebrate Drakes Premiership title win in style

Broad Oak winners of the Jedi Sport Champions (from left) back row: Jack Wadsworth, Daniel Rushworth, Dylan Bailie, Ryan Wadsworth, Tom McCreadie, Alex Slack, Jack Harper, Daniel Taylor, Richard Horner (coach). Front row: John Keeling, John Greaves, Lee Baxter (Capt), Sven Burluraux, Jarryd Vernon, Nathan Wadsworth (Scorer) Not pictured - Sean Mee.
Broad Oak and Moorlands take Championship promotions slots, while Kirkheaton and Cumberworth United step up from Conference

Huddersfield Town fans, are you pictured in our gallery at the Middlesbrough game?

Were you snapped in the stands as Huddersfield Town took on Boro?

Marsden Jazz Festival 2014: Sunday what's on guide

Don't miss a thing on the final day of the festival with our handy guide

Marsden Jazz Festival 2014: Saturday what's on guide

Plan your Saturday at the festival with our what's on guide and check out a video from last year's event

Have you been pictured by our Snapper About Town?

Have you been snapped by photographer Dave Cowan?  Check out our gallery of nights out in Huddersfield

Phones 4u

Phones 4u administration puts 5,500 jobs at risk

The company said its stores, including King Street in Huddersfield, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading

R3 reports improving prospects for Yorkshire hotels

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Clough Corporate Solutions, says Tour de France publicity has highlighted the region's hospitality sector

ADD Express acquires warehouse space at Lowfields

Dave Fairbrother (left), of ADD, with Tom Lamb (centre), of Knight Frank and James Appleton-Metcalfe, of Citivale
Pallet distributor ADD Express has secured a 22,400sq ft warehouse to complement its existing 30,000sq ft facility in Elland

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield Giants crest

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

We have to forget Middlesbrough setback and focus on Wigan Athletic clash says Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell

Huddersfield Giants star Leroy Cudjoe relishing Wigan play-off trip

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Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

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Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Dr Ian Paisley
Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

Manchester Dogs' Home fire latest - experts back on site to pinpoint cause of blaze as public pledge more than £500,000

A fireman with a dog rescued from the Manchester Dogs' Home fire
The death toll now stands at 53 dogs overnight with more than 100 rescued from the fire

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