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Lindley man Andrew Whiston died at employer's luxury house from cocaine and alcohol cocktail following Christmas party

Andrew Whiston died from 'potentially fatal' dose of cocaine exacerbated by heavy drinking

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS campaigners accuse health chiefs of denying them their say

The delay in consultation, which was due this autumn, was announced late last week
Clinical commissioners say they are "fully committed" to public consultation

Up to 90 jobs to go at Huddersfield-based Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas
Nursery products firm also seeks rent cut deal to combat tough trading conditions

Saqib Bhatti flees Kirklees Magistrates' Court seconds before being sentenced to custody for shop thefts

A warrant has now been issued for the Heckmondwike man, who was jailed for 16 weeks

New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell

Chris Powell
Alex McLeish drops down the market

Live Breaking News

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Netherton teaching student learns from the 'world's best' in Finland

Michael Ward goes on Erasmus secondment to Finland

Around 200 people evacuated after fire at Dewsbury wedding venue

Blaze started in kitchen of The Taj banqueting suite

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS campaigners accuse health chiefs of denying them their say

The delay in consultation, which was due this autumn, was announced late last week
Clinical commissioners say they are "fully committed" to public consultation

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

Mark Lillis tells prospective new Huddersfield Town manager he has fantastic talent to work with

Building up confidence in squad

New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell

Chris Powell
Alex McLeish drops down the market

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Lillis checks on injury list ahead of clash with Charlton Athletic

Charlton have injury problems of their own for John Smith's Stadium visit

Mark Lillis confirmed in charge of Huddersfield Town for visit of Charlton Athletic in the Championship

Hoping to build on the feelgood factor following win at Reading
Huddersfield Giants' Head Coach Paul Anderson

Are Huddersfield Giants finally getting their Super League defensive act together?

Paul Anderson was encouraged by his side's defence in the win over Widnes

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: We'd much rather be playing that resting

Paul Anderson Column
The latest Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column

Huddersfield Giants taking steps to sharpen up their act ahead of Warrington trip

Giants coach Paul Anderson is hoping lessons can be learned from stuttering win over Widnes
Barney Fitzpatrick of Thongsbridge Tennis Club

Thongsbridge Tennis Club's Barney Fitzpatrick through to semi-finals of National Junior Tennis Championships

12U Boys star now facing Charley Gregory at West Hants Club in Bournemouth

Mark Lillis tells prospective new Huddersfield Town manager he has fantastic talent to work with

Building up confidence in squad

Georgina Oliver of Rastrick looking positively ahead after fourth-place finish in IPC Athletics European Championships

Just four hundredths of a second off bronze medal
The Almost Famous Baddaboom burger and fries

Queue-round-the-block burger joint Almost Famous to open in Leeds

Two-level bar and restaurant to open in city centre after successes of Manchester and Liverpool branches

Off to Leeds Festival? Read our festival survival guide to make sure your weekend goes without a hitch

Are you ready for Leeds Festival 2014?
From festival fashion to what to pack and how to make sure you don't miss your favourite bands

New Opera North season - from decadence to downfall

From the world's most performed opera, La Traviata, to one of the earliest ever composed, the new Opera North season has them both.
Amanda Vigar

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, looks to her Yorkshire roots

Yorkshire Day gives Tykes a chance to celebrate their regional roots - without feeling trapped by them

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Syngenta backs apprenticeships

A leading Huddersfield manufacturer is urging school leavers to take the apprenticeship route into a career

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Property of the Week: Jagger Hill Farm

Sgt Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire)

Gritty BBC crime drama Happy Valley set for second series

The West Yorkshire Police Helicopter has tweeted pictures of the Leeds Festival site

The calm before the storm: West Yorkshire Police helicopter takes aerial shots of Leeds Festival site at Bramham Park

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley

Morning news headlines: Hunt on for man who beheaded US journalist, GCSE results expected to change, 12% rise in children in care

The latest news from around the globe

James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

James Foley
IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
The latest news from around the globe

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