Taxi driver Ikram Hussain and his wife Humaira fined for taking child out of Paddock school to attend his mother's funeral in Pakistan

Funeral service included 40 days of prayer

Penistone fire: boy, 9, and man killed in blaze

Fire engine
A man aged 44 and a nine-year-old boy both died in the house fire at Tennyson Close, Penistone last night

Huddersfield GP concerned about ethics of NHS £55 bonus plan for dementia diagnoses

Kirkburton doc says Government plan will open up "ethical dilemmas"

Poundstretcher in court after mice and rat droppings were allegedly found at its Deighton headquarters

The Poundstretcher depot in Deighton, Huddersfield
The firm, based in Leeds Road, faces six charges of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations

New Starters 2014: more Huddersfield youngsters pictured as they start school

Collage of new starter pictures
We asked schools to send in pictures of the youngsters beginning their school journey

Squalid conditions in Huddersfield care homes which broke promise to improve

The three care homes in our report
Huddersfield care homes break promise to improve as regulator reveals three under watchdog enforcement action

Upset as thieves strip lead off Scissett church roof

Church will now need a major fundraising drive to fund repairs

Huddersfield Literature Festival to be staged from March 5-15 2015

Kate Adie (right) with Prof Alison Fell at Huddersfield Town Hall
Line-up now being organised but will include the art of Japanese storytelling and Huddersfield author Joanne Harris

Kirklees politicians demand wheels be put in motion to create influential 'cycling champion' for the area

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and former mayor and Mirfield Councillor, Martyn Bolt, believe the role is vital to make cycling safer

Three car crash closes Golcar road - driver arrested for suspected drink driving

Leymoor Road, Golcar
A woman in her 40s was injured in the crash in Leymoor Road this afternoon

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: Here's more on the the sad story in Penistone, where a man and boy aged nine have died and an 11-year-old remains seriously ill.

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  • TOWN: Huddersfield Town Supporters Association backing moves for fans to have more say in running of their clubs.

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  • TRAVEL: A few of the usual slow spots on the roads:

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  • NEWS: Here's today's front page of the Examiner.

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  • NEWS: It's 8am and there are already people outside Holmfirth's new Lidl waiting for it to open - as Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney has just tweeted.

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  • WEATHER: Today will be cloudy with a little light rain or drizzle possible at times throughout.

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  • NEWS: Some sad news to start the day, two people have died in a house fire in Penistone.

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  • Morning Huddersfield, Joanne here with Thursday's live blog of news, sport, travel and much more.

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  • Traffic: Great Horton Road in Bradford is currently closed in both directions due to police incident at Gathorne Street.

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Spooky goings on

A healing white spirit, a devil dog and a phantom bingo player - 7 tales of spooky paranormal activity in haunted Huddersfield

Arnie will appear at the black tie dinner on November 14

Would you pay £1,500 to meet the Terminator? An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger planned in Leeds

Historic wooden pavilion being demolished close to Gibson Mill on the Hardcastle Crags estate in Hebden Bridge

Little Horrors 2014 - your kids dressed up ready for Halloween

Sheridan Smith as Cilla

Film crew in Huddersfield for new Sheridan Smith series for ITV

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Part of fire West Yorkshire fire HQ could be razed to make way for housing

Plan submitted by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for buildings no longer in use

Aaaw! Cute pup Cosmo, owned by Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, aims to be Parliament's top dog

Simon and fox terrier hope to succeed in dog-eat-dog world of politics

Upset as thieves strip lead off Scissett church roof

Church will now need a major fundraising drive to fund repairs

Penistone fire: boy, 9, and man killed in blaze

Fire engine
A man aged 44 and a nine-year-old boy both died in the house fire at Tennyson Close, Penistone last night
Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association backing moves for fans to have more say in running of their clubs

Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Group set up

Loaned-out Huddersfield Town duo Matt Crooks and Danny Carr aim to build on debuts

Versatile Crooks is with Hartlepool while Carr has joined Mansfield

It's the high life for Huddersfield Town and Brighton

Chris Powell was wary of the South coast side's system

Huddersfield Town fans pleased with recent run but believe more improvement is on the way after draw with Brighton

Excellent learning experience for the team
Brett Ferres in action for the Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres gets into England 17

Bench start for Giants star in opener against Samoa in Brisbane

Huddersfield Giants sign Bradford Bulls youngster Oliver Roberts for Super League campaign

Academy international to join Giants squad next month

Huddersfield Giants 2015 Super League fixtures revealed - full list and dates here

Huddersfield Giants crest
The Giants fans will be familiar to Sky viewers early in the season with three of their first five games on TV

Huddersfield YMCA Under 19s ready for derby against AFC Emley

The Laund Hill side have suffered home and away defeats by Ossett Town

Netherton racer Josh Caygill ends 2014 campaign with battling display

Hudderfsield rookie ends first VW Scirocco Cup season in 17th place

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association backing moves for fans to have more say in running of their clubs

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert Group set up
Toyah

Russell Brand's revolution, an X Factor star and an 1980s punk princess - here's three things to do in West Yorkshire tonight

Looking for a night out? Here's three ideas for Thursday fun

Would you pay £1,500 to meet the Terminator? An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger planned in Leeds

Arnie will appear at the black tie dinner on November 14
Film star, body builder and former Governor of California to appear at Elland Road event

An alien invasion, Mozart or 10CC - take your pick of things to do in West Yorkshire today

Graham Gouldman of 10CC performing in Hyde Park, London.
We've reached the mid-point of the working week - if you squint, you can almost see the weekend.
Paul Hughes Snr (left), group managing director of Standard Wool, with Paul Hughes Jnr, group trading director

Standard Wool appoints new directors

A textile firm with operations in Dewsbury has strengthened its group board with three key appointments

Brake urges employers to focus on road safety

Brake logo
Too few employers are acting to ensure people who drive for work are being safe on the roads, says charity Brake

Shackletons helps realise £1.5m care home project

Dewsbury-based Shackletons designed and manufactured bespoke furniture for Inwood House at Horbury, Wakefield

Videos & Photos

Upset as thieves strip lead off Scissett church roof

Kirklees politicians demand wheels be put in motion to create influential 'cycling champion' for the area

Kate Adie (right) with Prof Alison Fell at Huddersfield Town Hall

Huddersfield Literature Festival to be staged from March 5-15 2015

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Oscar Pistorius given five-year jail sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius
South African sprinter also given three years for firearms offences, but could be home in 10 months

Morning news headlines: Spinal paralysis breakthrough, Kate back on Royal duties, designer passes away, Gonzalo disruption expected

Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery
The latest news from around the world

Live: Oscar Pistorius sentencing as sprinter learns his fate

Oscar Pistorius sentencing
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Follow all the latest developments from Pretoria today as he sentenced for his crime.

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