Huddersfield anthrax scare: A year ago tomorrow the town centre was shut down - relive the drama here

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Parts of Huddersfield town centre, Aspley and Wakefield Road were closed as the drama unfolded

Huddersfield to London link plan as Virgin and Stagecoach chosen to run re-privatised East Coast main line train route

Huddersfield to London direct rail link on the cards?
Dewsbury is also set to get a direct link to the capital - find out more here

Hungarian man found hanging from tree in Batley was victim of human trafficking gangmaster Janos Orsos

A man, thought to be aged 20 and Eastern European, was found hanging from a tree in parkland off Track Road, Batley
Bed factory worker Viktor Fejes turned to drink and drugs

Isaac Nash: More than £60,000 raised so far for foundations in schoolboy's memory

The Nash family's favourite shot of Isaac
Dozens of fundraising events have been held since youngster's tragic death on August 29

Newsome mum thought she was going to die when drunk husband strangled her & threatened to slit her throat, court hears

Leeds Crown Court
Jason Richard Cooke had been drinking throughout the afternoon Leeds Crown Court was told

Oh go on, it's only 56,000 calories! Huddersfield is home to world's biggest mince pie!

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Fundraisers Lucy Burnett and Ryan Grint with baker Lottie Shaw and her giant mince pie.
From the town that brought you the world's biggest Jaffa Cake comes a sweet Christmas treat - that weighs 28lbs

Examiner Calendar 2015: Take a look at the finished product and buy yours here

Calendars are now available to buy online or via a form in your printed Examiner!

Take a look around this week's Property of the Week, it's on Halifax Old Road in Birkby

Full of character and original features, the property is a former guest house but has been owned by Elizabeth Lawrence for the last 13 years

Marsden Junior School to become academy after damning Ofsted placed it in 'Special Measures'

Marsden Junior School
Marsden Junior School will follow Colne Valley High as the third school - along with Mirfield Free Grammar - to be run by the academy trust

More than 400 homophobic crimes recorded in West Yorkshire in last three years

More than 400 homophophic crimes were recorded in West Yorkshire in the last three years

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: The queue at Slaithwaite's Aldi started at ... MIDNIGHT! We've spoken to the lady who was first in the queue about how she got on - and what on earth possessed her!

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  • NEWS: Our local government reporter Joanne Douglas is looking into the East Coast main line announcement today.

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  • NEWS: It's been our most viewed story of the morning - I don't think people can quite believe that hundreds of people queued up for the new Aldi in Slaithwaite - maybe the silent majority in action?

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  • TRAVEL: Bit of traffic news here - the A627(M) in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to police incident at J2 (Midddleton turn off).

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  • NEWS: It's a mixed picture for West Yorkshire Police in a report by their own watchdog body HMIC.

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  • NEWS: This is a shocking story.

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  • NEWS: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Huddersfield anthrax scare in 2013. Shorehead and surrounding areas were shut after a man claimed he'd had 'anthrax powder' thrown over him.

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  • Good news if you're after one of our calendars - you can order them via a form in paper from today and we're setting up the link to order them online too. That should be available in the next hour.

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  • It looks like there are no problems on the roads around Huddersfield at the moment - so if you're thinking about heading out, now would be the time.

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  • More pictures from the opening of Slaithwaite's Aldi - I think it's fair to say the queues were HUGE!

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  • GIANTS: Fully-fit Shaun Lunt is thoroughly enjoying the Huddersfield Giants’ punishing pre-season work and knows it could hold the key to Super League success in 2015.

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You look good on the dancefloor! Salsa passions bring 20 nationalities together in Huddersfield town centre bar

Sir Patrick Stewart

Cinema superstar! Sir Patrick Stewart beats Kiera Knightly and Christian Bale in list of Britain's biggest filmstars

Imbolc Fire Festival, Marsden. The human fireworks in the snow at Tunnel End in 2012.

Imbolc 2015 cancelled as breathtaking Marsden fire festival switches to alternate years

Emley Moor Mast: Amazing new pictures show Yorkshire icon just hours before massive collapse in 1969

M62 average speed checks during managed motorway works

M62 speed cameras: Hundreds of speeding tickets not issued due to wording mix up

Shoppers began arriving at MIDNIGHT to be first in queue for opening of Slaithwaite Aldi store

Prize for being first in line for the 8am opening was a £100 store voucher

Mixed inspection report for West Yorkshire Police by watchdog

West Yorkshire Police
It received a Good rating for preventing and reducing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour but was rated as Requires Improvement for investigating crime

Huddersfield anthrax scare: A year ago tomorrow the town centre was shut down - relive the drama here

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Parts of Huddersfield town centre, Aspley and Wakefield Road were closed as the drama unfolded

Hungarian man found hanging from tree in Batley was victim of human trafficking gangmaster Janos Orsos

A man, thought to be aged 20 and Eastern European, was found hanging from a tree in parkland off Track Road, Batley
Bed factory worker Viktor Fejes turned to drink and drugs
Nikola Zigic is set to be offered a deal at Birmingham City

Championship paper talk on loan window deadline day: Zigic closing in on Birmingham City return as Ipswich swoop for Leeds striker

Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle explains why it's getting 'harder and harder' to compete in the Championship

The owner is unwilling to put the club at risk in the pursuit of promotion

We have the players to pull us up the table says Huddersfield Town captain Mark Hudson

The skipper won't be worried if the loan deadline passes quietly

The race for the Huddersfield Town 2014 golden boot - can anyone catch runaway Nahki Wells?

Nahki Wells has been in free-scoring form for Huddersfield Town since arriving at the start of 2014
The Bermudian has struck 16 times so far this calendar year, but who are his closest competitors for the title of top scorer in 2014?

Shaun Lunt happy with the toughest Huddersfield Giants pre-season regime

Fit-again Shaun Lunt knows the Giants squad is in good shape for the new Super League season ahead

There will be no let-up in Huddersfield Giants' 'brutal' pre-season work

Greg Brown
Giants fitness chief Greg Brown has laid down the law ahead of the start of the new Super League season

Huddersfield Giants chairman Ken Davy knows how vital the fans are in achieving furture Super League success

Seaon-ticket sales are so important in the Huddersfield Giants taking the next big step
Nikola Zigic is set to be offered a deal at Birmingham City

Championship paper talk on loan window deadline day: Zigic closing in on Birmingham City return as Ipswich swoop for Leeds striker

Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle explains why it's getting 'harder and harder' to compete in the Championship

The owner is unwilling to put the club at risk in the pursuit of promotion

Halifax RL coach looking to have his plans in place for pre-season clashes

Former Huddersfield Giants player Richard Marshall is preparing to face his old club in January
Huddersfield Festival of Light 2013.

Huddersfield Hat Fringe Festival: Saturday what's on guide

Don't miss a thing with our guide to Saturday's fringe entertainment

Huddersfield Hat Fringe Festival: Friday what's on guide

Don't miss a thing with our guide to Friday's fringe entertainment

Finale of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

The annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the 37th, ends with premieres.

Orchard Energy appoints northern region manager

Richard Errington, formerly of Utilitywise, takes up the post of northern region manager for Elland-based Orchard Energy

Yorkshire Building Society names chairman designate

Former Eversheds chairman John Heaps will take over as chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society next April

Wates Living Space spells out PFI benefits

Hundreds of jobs were crated with a £69m housing development for Kirklees

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