Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Leeds children's heart surgery campaigners cautiously welcome NHS consultation

Gaynor Bearder with Joel and dad Antony before his operation in 2013
Huddersfield mum to attend event ahead as threat of Leeds unit closure appears to lift

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops

Solar power the answer to Milnsbridge lighting problem

Sabiq Arshad, Assistant Manager of Aldi in Milnsbridge,Clr Hilary Richards and Polly McGrail, Chair of Milnsbridge Enhancement Group welcome the new solar light
Help for environmental group

Farnley First School pupils turn bread winners in bakehouse trip

Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Maribella Simoni and Cameron Robinson
The schoolchildren produced a range of different breads, all named after areas surrounding Farnley Tyas village

Former Comet store at Leeds Road Retail Park could become supermarket, TK Maxx or gym

Former Comet store, Leeds Road Retail Park, Huddersfield
Developer applies to Kirklees Council to ease restrictions following lack of interest from eligible businesses

Man arrested after rooftop drama at Huddersfield University

A man was arrested today on suspicion of wasting police time after threatening to jump from the roof of Huddersfield University's Queensgate campus.
Police and ambulance crews were called to former warehouse building at university’s Queensgate campus just before 5pm

Terminal cancer sufferer Jill Moorhouse launches bid to expand counselling services at Milnsbridge's United Churches Healing Ministry Organisation

Cancer patient Jill Moorhouse (left) - with UCHM Managing Director Helga Taylor - launches fundraising for UCHM who have given her counselling
Jill, 48, has been visiting the New Street centre since last year and hopes that money raised will help create a safe space and a new conference room

Joe Bingley Memorial Foundation launches bid to establish parliamentary commission to improve services for sufferers of post-natal depression

Joe (Joanne) Bingley
It follows the admission of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, that they failed in their duty of care towards tragic Joe

Congregation looks back on 150 years of Ravensthorpe church

Flower festival and balloon release planned to mark 150 year milestone of St Saviour's

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Seonaid Matheson and her daughter Ruby Paechter get stuck in at Huddersfield Town Hall

First ever Great Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield strikes the right chord

Jessica Gunning attending the premiere of new film Pride in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 2 September, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch: Former Holmfirth High pupil Jessica Gunning stars in smash hit movie Pride

Richard Kiel, who played Bond baddie Jaws, has passed away aged 74

In fond memory of Richard 'Jaws' Kiel, we ask: how well do you know your Bond villains?

Heather Croft and her home in Slaithwaite

Property of the Week: Crimble Bank in Slaithwaite

Marsden Photography Club member Steve Shaw's ethereal shot of the moon

Supermoon! Stunning harvest moon pictured above Huddersfield

Weddings at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill and conscience charging for museums and galleries are among ideas to protect Huddersfield's heritage

Kirklees ruling out selling heritage - but change is on the way to museums and galleries

Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops

Leeds children's heart surgery campaigners cautiously welcome NHS consultation

Gaynor Bearder with Joel and dad Antony before his operation in 2013
Huddersfield mum to attend event ahead as threat of Leeds unit closure appears to lift
Everything you need to know about Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic: Everything you need to know about the midweek encounter

From kick-off time to the odds, we have all the information you need on the meeting with Uwe Rosler's men at the John Smith's Stadium

Alex Smithies urges Huddersfield Town to rekindle campaign at expense of Wigan Athletic

Huddersfield Town (1) v Middlesbrough (2) - Alex Smithies is sent the wrong way by Grant Leadbitter's penalty which won the game for Middlesbrough.
The keeper says he and his teammates must forget about previous home games and look forward

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic: Three key battles which could decide clash with mid-table Latics

Uwe Rosler's men are without a win away from home so far this season while Town have lost their last three across all competitions

WATCH: Huddersfield Town writer Doug Thomson reflects on Middlesbrough defeat and previews visit of Wigan Athletic

The Examiner's Town writer looks back on the late heartbreak in defeat to Aitor Karanka's side before turning attentions to tomorrow night's encounter with the Latics
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

Huddersfield Giants will be favourites in first play-off game claims Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

JJB Stadium supremo hands his own side the underdog tag

Huddersfield Giants to use Super League Dream Team snub to their advantage

Danny Brough, Shaun Lunt, Eorl Crabtree, Brett Ferres and Leroy Cudjoe in the Super League Dream Team
The Giants will have extra play-off fire in their belly at Wigan after no team members in Dream Team

Huddersfield Giants fans offered cut-price ticket for Wigan play-off clash

Huddersfield Giants crest
Giants season ticket holders have been offered a £7 discount for the play-off clash at the DW Stadium
Joel Hinchliffe in action for Huddersfield RU

Huddersfield RUFC take point from first home outing

Harrogate strike late to deny Lockwood Park outfit victory

Huddersfield YMCA find mistakes prove costly at a higher level

YMCA RUFC v Firwood Waterloo at Laund Hill.
First home National League outing ends in victory for visitors Firwood Waterloo

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic: Everything you need to know about the midweek encounter

Everything you need to know about Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic
From kick-off time to the odds, we have all the information you need on the meeting with Uwe Rosler's men at the John Smith's Stadium
Are you ready to move into halls?

Huddersfield Freshers' Week 2014: What should I pack?

Leaving home for the first time? Don't forget anything with this handy checklist from Huddersfield Students' Union

Who's playing Marsden Jazz Festival 2014?

Marsden Jazz Festival: 2014 headliners
A host of talent will descend on Marsden October 10-12 - here are the headliners

Stephen Jackson's recipe for recipe for vanilla custard with damson-apple compote and cobnut crumble

Stephen Jackson's vanilla Custard with damson-apple compote & cobnut crumble
Right now, we could almost all of us go for a 20-minute walk and come back with wild apples, rosehips, elderberries and bagfuls of blackberries
Phones 4u

Phones 4u administration puts 5,500 jobs at risk

The company said its stores, including King Street in Huddersfield, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading

R3 reports improving prospects for Yorkshire hotels

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Clough Corporate Solutions, says Tour de France publicity has highlighted the region's hospitality sector

ADD Express acquires warehouse space at Lowfields

Dave Fairbrother (left), of ADD, with Tom Lamb (centre), of Knight Frank and James Appleton-Metcalfe, of Citivale
Pallet distributor ADD Express has secured a 22,400sq ft warehouse to complement its existing 30,000sq ft facility in Elland

Videos & Photos

Weddings at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill and conscience charging for museums and galleries are among ideas to protect Huddersfield's heritage

Everything you need to know about Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic: Everything you need to know about the midweek encounter

Huddersfield Town (1) v Middlesbrough (2) - Alex Smithies is sent the wrong way by Grant Leadbitter's penalty which won the game for Middlesbrough.

Alex Smithies urges Huddersfield Town to rekindle campaign at expense of Wigan Athletic

David Haines

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

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Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Dr Ian Paisley
Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

Manchester Dogs' Home fire latest - experts back on site to pinpoint cause of blaze as public pledge more than £500,000

A fireman with a dog rescued from the Manchester Dogs' Home fire
The death toll now stands at 53 dogs overnight with more than 100 rescued from the fire

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