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Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money

Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. updated

Two options on the table but communities and businesses could take on library services to save them

Brockholes student Patricio Kochmann suffered fatal head injury in fall after night out in Huddersfield, inquest told

Patricio Kochmann, 20, died on April 30 at Leeds General Infirmary after a brain injury
Patricio Kochmann was found unconscious in the entrance to an alleyway, off Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, in the early hours of April 17

Two jailed for St George's Square football brawl after Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game

St George's Square
“This ridiculous, mindless violence is damaging to football and damaging to Huddersfield as well. It ruins the face of British football and no-one can be under any illusion that it will be tolerated," said the judge

Home help and husband guilty of fleecing pensioner out of thousands of pounds

Theresa & Paul Frost at Leeds Crown Court
Mrs Frost, a home help, has been convicted on 12 charges of defrauding an elderly man during a three-year period when she was looking after him in Huddersfield

Dad of tragic teen Huw Thatcher talks of 'great feeling' as he approaches halfway stage of '19 for Huw' cycle tour

Huw Thatcher memorial bike ride leaves Sands Recreation Ground, Holmfirth - Huw's dad Nick Thatcher and fellow cyclists Michael Thatcher (Huw's cousin), Matthew Woolhouse, Joshua Hoyle and Rob Thatcher (Huw's uncle).
Nick Thatcher and others riding to 19 football grounds in memory of the Holmfirth teenager

Kirklees Council looking at cutting numbers of children's centres

Kirklees Council logo
Kirklees currently has 34 such centres but Sue Richards, Assistant Director for Social Care and Well-being for Adults, said services should be targeted where they are needed and some areas need more than others

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  • TRAVEL: The earlier queues on the roads have now eased, hopefully all should be running smoothly... until home time, of course!

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  • NEWS: This is such a tragic story, a woman killed by a train at Slaithwaite yesterday is thought to have been a pensioner who has been reported missing.

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  • TOWN: Huddersfield Town player Jordan Sinnott determined to make Championship mark in final year of his contract.

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  • NEWS: ‘Football hooliganism causes anxiety and fear and it will not be tolerated.’

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  • NEWS: And further to the libraries at risk, some childrens centres could be closed by Kirklees too.

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  • TRAVEL: A629 Calderdale Way in both directions is busy but moving at A6025 Halifax Road.

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  • NEWS: I was at the Kirklees Council meeting yesterday where councillors heard about plans to radically alter library services, which could leave just two council-owned libraries.

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  • WEATHER: A cloudy start will quickly move to leave a sunny Thursday with highs of 26.

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Huddersfield teenagers with Type 1 diabetes not supported at school, study claims

Huddersfield University study says pupils not given right support from teachers

Hollybank Trust celebrates first birthday of Little Pips

A group for parents and carers of pre-school children with disabilities and complex needs has marked its first anniversary

Greenhead College graduate carries out cutting edge conservation research in Madagascar

Thomas Kent and fellow students will be investigating wildlife in a remote corner of the African country

Two jailed for St George's Square football brawl after Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game

St George's Square
“This ridiculous, mindless violence is damaging to football and damaging to Huddersfield as well. It ruins the face of British football and no-one can be under any illusion that it will be tolerated," said the judge

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town player Jordan Sinnott determined to make Championship mark in final year of his contract

The Terriers utility man is feeling strong and sharp and hungry to do well

Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick as their surprise signings?

After Bojan Krkic's shock move to Premier League side Stoke City from Barcelona, we asked Terriers supporters to tell us the purchases that particularly caught their eye

Former Huddersfield Town winger Les Chapman retires from football

However Manchester City find Chapman a new role at the Etihad Stadium

Sam Winnall joins Barnsley from Huddersfield Town's pre-season opponents Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall (right) has completed his move from Scunthorpe United to Barnsley
Town travel to the Iron on Saturday for their latest friendly but will now not face League Two's top goalscorer from last term

Huddersfield Giants hooker Shaun Lunt could face Catalan Dragons

Shaun Lunt could finally be closing in on a return to Super League action

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: Everyone raring to go against Catalan Dragons

Paul Anderson Column
The Huddersfield Giants head coach answers the questions put by Examiner RL writer CHRIS ROBERTS

Huddersfield Giants taking no notice of Catalan Dragons 'travel sickness'

Jermaine McGillvary touches down against Wigan Warriors
Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary knows the French will prove a major threat

Tough going at Brands Hatch for Holmfirth racer James Lodge

Moto-Breakers rider slips down rankings after meeting to forget

Drakes League captains give big thumbs-up to introduction of 30-yard fielding circles for all matches

More consideration needed on bonus-points system

Proposed rain rule change in Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League would allow for 20-over games

Skelmanthorpe Cricket Club with rain
System similar to successful one in Central Lancashire League
Tents for Underneath The Stars Festival at Cannon Hall

Underneath the Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm this weekend

Farm will relocate its flock of 500 sheep as up to 4,000 music lovers attend music festival

Were you there? We look back to last year's Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Anya Shaw gives Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream her approval with proprietor, Jeremy Holmes.
Whet your appetite for this year's event with our pictures from the 2013 extravaganza

Shrek the Musical begins UK Tour at Leeds Grand Theatre

Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical
West End hit is coming to Yorkshire   

Howarths People and Safety Management chairman launched new business support group

Prominent business figures from West Yorkshire have joined forces to provide mutual support and back local charities

R3 welcomes proposals to safeguard supplies

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Cleckheaton-based Clough Corporate Solutions,has welcomed proposals to tackle "ransom" charges levied on failed firms

SCALA Consulting crowns Mondelez team winners of the Fresh Connection

A competition to run an imaginary manufacturing firm has been won by a Dutch based firm

Videos & Photos

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town player Jordan Sinnott determined to make Championship mark in final year of his contract

Young Linthwaite footballer Sam Wisniewski stars on big screen in football film Believe

Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. updated

Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money

Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening ceremony at Celtic park. Team Scotland.

Morning news headlines: New MH17 investigation, Commonwealth games begins, NHS cash worries

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Peaches Geldof inquest: Baby alone for 15 hours with mum's body after tragic heroin death

Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra
Journalist, model and television presenter had started using heroin in again in February this year

Morning news headlines: Day of mourning in the Netherlands, BA continues Israel flights, Peaches Geldof inquest

A man lights candles before a special prayer for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
The latest news from around the world

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