Well done Meltham: Donations pour in after refugee appeal begins

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis
Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

The vineyard, the objectors and the 'vicious hate campaign' which engulfed a planning application in leafy Holmfirth

Holmfirth Vineyard owners the Shevelings and the area in question
The vineyard's owners said the issue had affected their child’s education and hobbies, while neighbours said the vineyard’s operations affected their quality of life

Want to help the refugees? The Carlile Institute has opened its doors to take donations of clothes, tinned food and medical items

Migrants wait inside the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary
Three Meltham organisations working together to take donations and equipment to help migrants

Is West Vale fish restaurant really the Catch of the day? Find out here

Collage of interior and dishes at Catch, West Vale
Catch is run by the same people who operate The Fleece in Barkisland – recently voted Yorkshire’s favourite pub – so it’s only right that expectations are high

Marsh man John Benson in court after police raid on his home found almost 1,700 indecent images of children

John Benson leaving Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The 65-year-old was caught after purchasing a DVD from a Canadian website with links to child pornography

Holmfirth post office to shut for refurbishment

Holmfirth post office
Customers will get longer opening hours and a wider range of services following three-week refurb

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

The Byram and Imperial arcades
“I want to see pride in our town centre and think independent shops are the way forward, " said one of the business owners

Batley pub Taverners Club destroyed by 4am blaze

The Taverners Club
Investigation into fire at Taverners Club on Heritage Road in Batley

Huddersfield Giants 40 Castleford Tigers 26: Giants make massive stride to securing top four finish

Although the Giants looked in the mood in the opening exchanges, it as Castleford who took the early initiative with two tries in the opening 15 minutes to lead 10-0

Go-ahead for housing on Golcar site - but Kirklees councillors want to see the design before final sign-off

Carr Top Lane
Council papers show 24 letters of objection were submitted against the plans, with residents raising concerns about the impact on highways and loss of open space

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  • TRAVEL: Slow traffic on A629 Wakefield Road between Southgate (Shorehead Roundabout) and B6432 Firth Street (New Wharf Traffic lights).

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  • NEWS: Holmfirth post office is set to close for three weeks for a major refit.

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  • NEWS: Police officer Simon Marshall has posted this on Facebook: "We are all aware of the issues in the media surrounding the thousands of people fleeing Syria, often risking lives in boats not fit for purpose, crossing seas and countries in the hope of a better life for them and their kids. 

    "So, in a small effort to do something to help I have decided I'm going to get a van, fill it with things people will need and take it to Calais. There is a drop off point at a church in the centre of Calais which takes donations. I have no funds to do this so am relying 100% on the good hearts of the people of the UK to help with this. 

    If you would like to help, you can do so in four ways:
    1) fill a shoe box sized box with items that the migrants may need - toiletries, sanitary items, sweets, toys, gloves, scarves, hats etc etc. Label it with the gender/age of the person it is intended for and seal it. 
    2) Donate your old clothes and shoes that you would have thrown out. 
    3) Help out financially towards fuel and tunnel fares.
    4) Offer the use of a large van to transport the items in - I have a post 1997 licence so anything that can be driven on a standard car licence. 

    I'm going to set off as soon as I have a van that is filled with donated items.

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  • NEWS: If you go down to North Dean Woods, Stainland Road, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8AN  on Sunday, September 27,  you could be in for a big surprise.

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  • NEWS: Property developer, Taylor Wimpey, is thrilled to announce it is supporting Vicky Woodward, a Huddersfield resident, who is taking part in the Great North Run to help the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

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  • TRAVEL: A62 Leeds road busy but moving from A644 Huddersfield road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

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  • NEWS: A Leeds City Region-based devolution bid covering the West Yorkshire districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield plus the North Yorkshire districts of Craven, Harrogate, Selby and the City of York has been submitted today to the Treasury.

    Council leaders have submitted 27 devolution ‘asks’ focusing on transport, housing, business support, public service reform skills and new fiscal powers to generate investment for major infrastructure projects designed transform the City Region’s economy.

    The leaders are convinced that there is a compelling case for devolving to Leeds City Region. They say it reflects the government’s creation of city region-based Local Enterprise Partnerships.

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  • TRAVEL: A644 Wakefield Road busy but moving at A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

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Holmfirth post office

Holmfirth post office to shut for refurbishment

Customers will get longer opening hours and a wider range of services following three-week refurb

Raiders target second Co-op petrol station in three days

The Co-Op store at the petrol station on New Mill Road, Brockholes
Intruders forced their way into the back of the Co-op shop in New Mill Road at 3.40am

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis
Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

New campaign to try and save Kirklees' libraries

Library campaigners gather signatures outside Huddersfield Library
Huddersfield, Calderdale and Bradford branch of union Unite Community has now launched a campaign to persuade the council to change its plans

Huddersfield Town striker Liam Coogans out to take chance to impress with Queen of the South after making mark at Airdrie

The 18-year-old has been loaned until January

Football League report on why Huddersfield Town fans won't get compensation for Blackpool abandonment published

Up to 200 Blackpool supporters invaded the pitch just after half-time forcing the game to be called off - leaving Town fans out of pocket

Huddersfield Town defender Jason Davidson helps Australia to big World Cup qualifying win over Bangladesh in Perth

Huddersfield Town player Jason Davidson front left of Australia team picture before 5-0 victory against Bangladesh
The left-back made his 19th appearance for the Socceroos

Former Huddersfield Town wideman Adam Hammill linked with Partick Thistle

The Scottish club coukd snap up the 27-year-old

Get ready for a day of Rugby League celebration in Huddersfield!

Fartown stages special event before the Giants v Warrington Super 8s clash

Huddersfield Giants achieve Category I Academy status

Huddersfield Giants crest
Club is rated as 'good' by RFL chiefs

A mixed bag: Huddersfield Giants coach reflects on performance as team beat Tigers 40-26

After trailing early in the game two tries from Jermaine McGillvary and other touchdowns from Ukuma Ta’ai, Jake Connor, Aaron Murphy, Joe Wardle, Jamie Ellis and Eorl Crabtree – on his 400th appearance for the club – sealed success
Underbank Rangers coach Richard Knight

Underbank Rangers ready for their most important game against Millom

Head coach Richard Knight knows the stakes are high

Joe Carter of Drakes Huddersfield League champions Scholes has ability to push on in all formats for Northern Districts in New Zealand

Joe Carter of Scholes in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League
“We knew what Joe was capable of from his previous season with us and he’s been superb again – a fantastic cricketer,” said Scholes captain James Noble

Huddersfield Town striker Liam Coogans out to take chance to impress with Queen of the South after making mark at Airdrie

The 18-year-old has been loaned until January

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Who is in Strictly Come Dancing 2015? And who is the favourite to win already?

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Apricot Cobbler with Tom & Jerry Custard: Recipe by Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson's Apricot Cobbler With Tom and Jerry Custard
The cobbler is a dessert most associated with the southern states of the United States, but its origins lie in the first British settlers in the north-east and Canada
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The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

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The Co-Op store at the petrol station on New Mill Road, Brockholes

Raiders target second Co-op petrol station in three days

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

The Byram and Imperial arcades

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

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Prime Minster announces Britain will take thousands more refugees from Syria

Downing Street have not put a figure on the number of Syrians to be admitted to the country

Washed up children to be buried in the Syrian Kurdish region by distraught father

A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a child after a number of people died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/DHA)
Haunting image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach focused the world's attention on the wave of migration fuelled by war and deprivation

Morning news headlines: David Cameron set to unveil plans to help more Syrian refugees, Syria-bound mother arrested on return to UK

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