Most basic funeral now costs £3,500 in Kirklees and Calderdale

Bereaved families hit as the most basic funeral now costs £3,500

Bradley firm Joseph Furniture Ltd could face fine of up to £20,000 after illegal worker found during Home Office immigration enforcement team raid

Firm could face fine of up to £20,000

WATCH: Tish the season to be jolly! Vine star's Christmas message for Huddersfield Examiner readers

Tish at Christmas
Tish's videos have been seen an incredible 168 million times around the world since her first upload in July

Huddersfield Examiner reader picture competition: Vote for your winner!

Have a look through the gallery of pictures then vote for the one you like best

Katy Stiff £4,000 benefit fraud after landing Yorkshire Ambulance Service job

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Stiff, from Scissett, pleaded guilty to benefit fraud at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Huddersfield Welcome Centre food bank in need of supplies over Christmas

Reporter Chloe Glover with some of the donations to the Welcome Centre food bank from Examiner staff
Examiner staff have been collecting food, toiletries and supplies for the Welcome Centre

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  • NEWS: A Huddersfield firm could face fine of up to £20,000 after illegal worker found during Home Office immigration enforcement team raid yesterday.

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  • TOWN: Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells keen to resume partnership with James Vaughan.

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  • NEWS: Later today Kirklees & Calderdale councils will learn how much government cash they'll be getting to spend for 2015/16.

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Take That and Luis Suarez were the butt of jokes this year

Take That and Luis Suarez the butt of this year's top 10 Christmas crackers

When snow was snow! Take a look back at Huddersfield in the snow in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Caught on Camera 12/12/14

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

Huddersfield Nativity special 2014: Hundreds of faces of kids in Christmas plays here

Teacher Aid 2014

WATCH: Huddersfield schools create own version of Band Aid hit for charity

Broken hip for Honley toddler Alastair Helm inspires Huddersfield hospital appeal

Grateful family donate toys to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Wellhouse Leisure takes Ford Terrier to Turkey

David Elliott and Layne Stuart travelled 4,500 miles to show off the Ford Terrier campervan to workers at a Ford plant in Turkey

Most basic funeral now costs £3,500 in Kirklees and Calderdale

Bereaved families hit as the most basic funeral now costs £3,500

Yorkshire ambulance chiefs reveal busiest weekend ever amid call for patients to "choose well" before dialling 999

1,000s dialling emergency service could be treated elsewhere
Follow the Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City pre-match press conference live here live

LIVE: Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Birmingham City visit

Tom Marshall-Bailey brings you all the latest updates from PPG Canalside as the boss and a player face the media

Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson looks to be on his way to Leeds United

Deal appears to have been agreed for him to link up with Neil Redfearn

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Pick your Terriers starting XI here

Will Lee Peltier be the man to replace suspended Murray Wallace in defence?
Who do you think should start for Town in this weekend's clash with the Blues?

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells keen to resume partnership with James Vaughan

Nahki Wells is hoping he can forge a deadly strike partnership with James Vaughan
There have been limited opportunities for the pair to play alongside each other

Huddersfield Giants star Michael Lawrence can't wait to play with no pain

Competition form places is going to be so fierce for the next Super League season

Michael Lawrence on course to start Super League season for Huddersfield Giants

Wrist surgery proves a success for utility forward

Huddersfield Giants join forces with Oldham for 2015 after ending Batley deal

Huddersfield Giants crest
New dual-registration partnership is announced between the Super League and Championship I clubs
Follow the Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City pre-match press conference live here live

LIVE: Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Birmingham City visit

Tom Marshall-Bailey brings you all the latest updates from PPG Canalside as the boss and a player face the media

Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson looks to be on his way to Leeds United

Deal appears to have been agreed for him to link up with Neil Redfearn

Greg Finn leaves Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League club Elland to join Woodlands in the Bradford League

Elland batsman Greg Finn
He takes over from wicketkeeper batsman Usman Salim

Christmas 2014: 10 activities to keep kids amused during the holidays

On Friday youngsters across Kirklees will pack away their schoolbooks and get ready for some Christmas fun as the holidays begin.

Review: Huddersfield Choral Society up to the challenge of rapid-tempo Messiah

Dramatic performance in Huddersfield Town Hall

Don't go cold turkey with your leftovers with these great Boxing Day recipes

Make the most of your turkey leftovers
An estimated 7.9 million slices of turkey are leftover by Christmas Day evening

600 UK Ltd hosts EEF growth forum launch

Manufacturers in Kirklees are set to benefit from the EEF's new Yorkshire & Humber Growth Forum

Wellhouse Leisure takes Ford Terrier to Turkey

David Elliott and Layne Stuart travelled 4,500 miles to show off the Ford Terrier campervan to workers at a Ford plant in Turkey

Clough & Company partner in tax warning

Nigel Westman, partner at Clough & Company in Cleckheaton
Nigel Westman, of Clough and Company, says figures show tax evasion to be a bigger problem than tax avoidance

Videos & Photos

Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson looks to be on his way to Leeds United

Will Lee Peltier be the man to replace suspended Murray Wallace in defence?

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Pick your Terriers starting XI here

Nahki Wells is hoping he can forge a deadly strike partnership with James Vaughan

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells keen to resume partnership with James Vaughan

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Australian officials have not confirmed how many people are still inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, which was seized by an armed man at the height of the morning rush-hour, and have warned it could stretch into a second day

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