Kirklees Council saved £4.5m last year - how should they spend it?

Kirklees Council bosses saved more than £4.5m last year.
Council favours using extra cash to top-up reserves, but what do you think? Vote here...

Too small and young to use the Splash Park slides at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, but little Harrison has to pay for it anyway

Samantha Beaumont and her son Harrison Taylor-Craighan, 3, of Milnsbridge
Mum Samantha Beaumont criticises hidden pricing of Huddersfield's new leisure centre

Why did Kirklees Council hold the same council meeting twice?

Rules mean party leaders cannot attend one meeting, but no-one spotted the 'rule-breaker' among the members

LOOK: Firefighters tackling huge woodchip and tyre blaze in Halifax

Four crews at fire in Swalesmoor Road

Kirkheaton man Michael Humphries jailed for street attack

He had only been released from a 30-month jail term at the start of this year

Arsah Radmard attacked female clubber after she confronted him over his video of a gay couple kissing

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
The victim, Bethany O'Brien, lost consciousness during the assault at the Camel Club

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  • NEWS: What do you think about this? A mother was told she to pay more for her son to use slides at Huddersfield's new leisure centre - even though he's not tall enough to use the slides.

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  • SPORT: Joe Lolley is ready to go to the top in his bid to be as fit as possible for next season.

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  • BREAKING: There is an incident on Blackmoorfoot Road in Crosland Moor that is currently unfolding.

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  • TRAVEL: Liley Lane has now re-opened after the earlier accident involving a lorry.

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  • NEWS: The cab of a lorry caught fire in Mirfield on Friday.

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  • WEATHER: It's raining! Today will be breezy, with a little sun later but rain throughout the morning. The high will be 11°C.

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  • NEWS: A man was injured after a two-car crash in Calderdale last night.

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Examiner Community Awards 2015 - check out the nominees for the Art Award

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Why did Kirklees Council hold the same council meeting twice?

Rules mean party leaders cannot attend one meeting, but no-one spotted the 'rule-breaker' among the members

Chocolate cake heaven: Rory Wallin and Victoria Arabskyj cook up a treat for Sick Children's Trust

Two year old Scarlett Wallin guessing the weight of a cake.
Rory and Victoria prove baking champs

St George's Park trips will help Huddersfield Town frontman Joe Lolley reach maximum fitness levels

The 22-year-old is determined to give himself the best chance of staying injury free next season

How did Huddersfield Town fans rate the players in 2014/15?

We have collected all of your ratings results to work out the highest average and an overall winner

1994/95 play-off final 20 years on: Huddersfield Town's 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers as it happened

Chris Billy scores the winner for Huddersfield Town against Bristol Rovers in the 1994/95 play-off final null
Relive Town's 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers as they returned to the second tier of English football for the first time in 7 years

Why former Huddersfield Town operations chief Ross Wilson and Fartown man Steve Marsella are in opposite corners ahead of Scottish Cup final

Wilson began his career at Falkirk while Marsella was once a key man at Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Huddersfield Giants star Eorl Crabtree eager for another Magic Weekend experience against Catalans

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Praise for Eorl Crabtree as Huddersfield Giants prop prepares for another Magic Weekend

The England international has featured in all eight previous events

Huddersfield Giants staff plan Magic Weekend bike ride to help Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

Andy Kelly and Steve Hardisty to cycle to Newcastle for charity
Greenhead Colleges netball team are triple award winners the Under 19 National School champions, British Colleges champions and winners of the British Colleges National Knockout Cup.

Greenhead netball team pulls off the national hat trick - twice!

Team is best in the country

Skybet chief Dale Tempest: Next manager betting market going crazy

From Marseille to Manchester, punters have a flutter by the minute

St George's Park trips will help Huddersfield Town frontman Joe Lolley reach maximum fitness levels

The 22-year-old is determined to give himself the best chance of staying injury free next season

Thespians go over the top with their latest production

It's 1917 and Blackadder is now suffering trench warfare as well as Baldrick's idiocy.

Stephen Jackson: Belgian biscuits

I fancied a little crunchy, cereally nibble one day so to satisfy the craving I was going to have to roll the sleeves up, and get baking.

Colne Valley Male Voice Choir scooped the Best UK Choir title

Colne Valley men return in triumph from Cornish festival
Brian Berry, chief executive of Federation of Master Builders

FMB gives "cautious welcome" to late pay proposals

Legislation to tackle late payment to small firms has been pledged by business secretary Sajid Javid

Longley Park KIA signs for Huddersfed Town

Paddock-based Longley Park KIA has become a commercial partner of Huddersfield Town

Team HARE gets backing from Thorite

Pneumatics specialist Thorite is providing technical know-how and equipment to Huddersfield University's Team HARE\n

Videos & Photos

Caught on Camera - 29-05-15

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police?

Samantha Beaumont and her son Harrison Taylor-Craighan, 3, of Milnsbridge

Too small and young to use the Splash Park slides at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, but little Harrison has to pay for it anyway

Huddersfield Giants star Eorl Crabtree eager for another Magic Weekend experience against Catalans

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