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Thornton & Ross to axe 44 posts in warehousing switch

Thornton and Ross in Linthwaite

Linthwaite firm Thornton & Ross is to outsource its warehousing and distribution operations to Midlands-based UDG

From snow to sunshine: what a difference a year makes in Huddersfield at Easter

Martin Paterson's ewes struggling in the snow in March 2013
Warmer weather means a different sort of fun for the Easter holidays in Huddersfield

Huddersfield author Deric Longden's 'lost' work discovered in a dusty basement

Some of the lost Deric Longden manuscripts, found in a basement
Deric, who died of cancer in June 2013, was best known for his books which touched millions in print and on screen, and which were critically acclaimed

Anger as Kirklees misses out on share of £50m fund to increase GP opening hours

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GP admits disappointment at NHS cash snub

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

Northern Rail to revamp seats on trains on Huddersfield line

Northern Rail train
Huddersfield commuters are set to benefit from a £2.7bn investment on the East Coast line and a revamp of Northern Rail's 153 Class fleet

Live Breaking News

  • Okay folks...we're not running the live blog over Easter although we will be in the office working as usual. 

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  • TRAVEL:  Bad news if you're heading to the Holme Valley - there's a jackknifed lorry blocking the Woodhead Road.

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  • NEWS: London Underground workers are to stage five days of strike action in the coming weeks in the long-running row over Tube ticket office closures.

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  • NEWS: The Queen has presented money to pensioners at the traditional Royal Maundy Thursday service.

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  • NEWS: Firework smoke was not to blame for one of Britain's worst motorway pile-ups in which seven people died, a coroner has ruled.

    Seven people died and 51 were injured during a series of collisions between 34 vehicles on the south-bound carriageway of the M5 near Taunton, Somerset, on the evening of November 4 2011.

    The pile-up happened at 8.20pm - just five minutes after a £3,000 fireworks display operated by Geoffrey Counsell had finished only 200ft away at Taunton rugby club.

    West Somerset coroner Michael Rose said he could not rule out the possibility that the smoke had mixed with thick fog and maybe further reduced motorists' visibility.

    Mr Rose said he was considering using his powers to make recommendations to ensure crashes like this did not happen again.

    Chris Ison/PA Wire
    Crash on the M5 motorway close to Taunton in Somerset on November 5, 2011. Seven people died and 51 were injured during a series of crashes involving 34 vehicles.

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  • NEWS:  If you're off work tomorrow and intend to watch some daytime telly for once, you can't go wrong with a bit of Helicopter Heroes.

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  • NEWS: What a difference a year makes...remember the snow this time last year?

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  • NEWS:  Police have released an image of an off-road motorcycle which they think may be stolen property.

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  • NEWS:  Afternoon folks, a bunged-up female orangutan can breathe easy after undergoing a UK-first sinus operation.

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  • BYE: Handing over the news baton to my colleague Nick.

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  • NEWS: A woman has been ordered to repay £83,000 of her ill-gotten gains.

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Marshalls plc joins fight against child labour in Indian quarries

Elland-based Marshalls plc is backing a UNICEF campaign to tackle child labour in the stone quarries of Rajasthan \n

Thornton & Ross to axe 44 posts in warehousing switch

Thornton and Ross in Linthwaite
Linthwaite firm Thornton & Ross is to outsource its warehousing and distribution operations to Midlands-based UDG

From snow to sunshine: what a difference a year makes in Huddersfield at Easter

Snow in March 2013, bluebells March 2014
Warmer weather means a different sort of fun for the Easter holidays in Huddersfield

Anger as Kirklees misses out on share of £50m fund to increase GP opening hours

NHS logo
GP admits disappointment at NHS cash snub
Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)

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
Top selling rock band The Move in their 1960s heyday

Legendary 1960s band The Move to play Marsden Mechanics Hall

First band played on Radio 1 comes to historic village venue

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

Composer Barry Russell will directed Holmfirth Art Festival's performance of Eine Brise for 111cyclists
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
Ferno business development manager Darren Sharman, Madeleine Radburn, medical devices advisor at the South Central Ambulance Service , and Dr Joanna Cherry

Ferno supplies oximeters for Haiti

Cleckheaton medical equipment firm Ferno is helping volunteer doctors provide much-needed help to people in Haiti

Unemployment figures fall in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

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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

Videos & Photos

Snow in March 2013, bluebells March 2014

From snow to sunshine: what a difference a year makes in Huddersfield at Easter

Some of the lost Deric Longden manuscripts, found in a basement

Huddersfield author Deric Longden's 'lost' work discovered in a dusty basement

Top selling rock band The Move in their 1960s heyday

Legendary 1960s band The Move to play Marsden Mechanics Hall

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

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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