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All but two Kirklees libraries could face axe under huge council cuts plan

Kirklees Council's Policy Committee is currently discussing two options, one could leave Kirklees with just two libraries in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

Woman killed by train at Slaithwaite believed to be missing pensioner

Emergency services at Slaithwaite Railway Station
The woman has not yet been identified but it is thought she was a local woman aged 70 who had gone missing from her home hours before the incident

Perfect passes: more women than men passed their first driving tests with no faults in Huddersfield

More women than men achieved perfect first-time passes in Huddersfield
Women in Huddersfield bucked the national trend by outperforming men

Marsden woman's concern after E-cigarette charger explodes

The damage caused by an exploding E-cigarette charger in Michele Hirst's Marsden home
Michele Hirst, of Marsden, was luckily on hand to help douse the flames and unplug the charger from a socket

Fraud and money laundering charges dropped against partner of council tax rebate firm boss Jack Darrell Henry

Darrell Jack Henry
Henry, 47, who ran several Huddersfield-based council tax claims firms, admitted charges ahead of a trial due to start today at Leeds Crown Court

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All but two Kirklees libraries could face axe under huge council cuts plan

Kirklees Council's Policy Committee is currently discussing two options, one could leave Kirklees with just two libraries in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

Woman killed by train at Slaithwaite believed to be missing pensioner

Emergency services at Slaithwaite Railway Station
The woman has not yet been identified but it is thought she was a local woman aged 70 who had gone missing from her home hours before the incident

Perfect passes: more women than men passed their first driving tests with no faults in Huddersfield

More women than men achieved perfect first-time passes in Huddersfield
Women in Huddersfield bucked the national trend by outperforming men

Miss England lends her support to Kirklees youth project

New coach for Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh project

Former Huddersfield Town winger Les Chapman retires from football

However Manchester City find Chapman a new role at the Etihad Stadium

Sam Winnall joins Barnsley from Huddersfield Town's pre-season opponents Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall (right) has completed his move from Scunthorpe United to Barnsley
Town travel to the Iron on Saturday for their latest friendly but will now not face League Two's top goalscorer from last term

Doncaster Rovers' Richie Wellens link to Huddersfield Town wide of the mark

Rumours linking Richie Wellens (right) with a move to Huddersfield Town are wide of the mark
No interest in experienced midfielder from John Smith's Stadium end

Report: Middlesbrough could abandon Adam Clayton pursuit as Huddersfield Town drive up asking price

Town's 2013/2014 Player of the Year has been a chief target for Aitor Karanka but the two clubs have not been able to agree a fee
Jermaine McGillvary touches down against Wigan Warriors

Huddersfield Giants taking no notice of Catalan Dragons 'travel sickness'

Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary knows the French will prove a major threat

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association: Give us your memories of 2002

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association (HGSA)
The latest Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column

Antonio Kaufusi desperate to give more for Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants prop Antonio Kaufusi is setting his sights on a strong display against Catalan Dragons

Former Huddersfield Town winger Les Chapman retires from football

However Manchester City find Chapman a new role at the Etihad Stadium

Sam Winnall joins Barnsley from Huddersfield Town's pre-season opponents Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall (right) has completed his move from Scunthorpe United to Barnsley
Town travel to the Iron on Saturday for their latest friendly but will now not face League Two's top goalscorer from last term

World Superbike champion Tom Sykes pleased with mid-summer tests

Kawasaki Racing Team have positive run out in Portimao
Tents for Underneath The Stars Festival at Cannon Hall

Underneath the Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm this weekend

Farm will relocate its flock of 500 sheep as up to 4,000 music lovers attend music festival

Were you there? We look back to last year's Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Anya Shaw gives Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream her approval with proprietor, Jeremy Holmes.
Whet your appetite for this year's event with our pictures from the 2013 extravaganza

Shrek the Musical begins UK Tour at Leeds Grand Theatre

Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical
West End hit is coming to Yorkshire   

Howarths People and Safety Management chairman launched new business support group

Prominent business figures from West Yorkshire have joined forces to provide mutual support and back local charities

R3 welcomes proposals to safeguard supplies

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Cleckheaton-based Clough Corporate Solutions,has welcomed proposals to tackle "ransom" charges levied on failed firms

SCALA Consulting crowns Mondelez team winners of the Fresh Connection

A competition to run an imaginary manufacturing firm has been won by a Dutch based firm

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All but two Kirklees libraries could face axe under huge council cuts plan

Deighton man Dominic Mills who turned his life around after prison has pledged to devote himself to giving Huddersfield youngsters a better start in life

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