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Council workers, teachers and firefighters strike - find out what happened in Huddersfield here

Local government reporter Joanne Douglas reports from the strike rally and march

Queensgate Market ironmongers given new lease of life by retired grandma

70-year-old Williams Ironmongers reopens as Queensgate Ironmongers

Kingsgate unveils £500,000 car park improvement plan - and parking fees will rise

Kingsgate Centre in Huddersfield.
Shoppers to pay 10p an hour more to park at Huddersfield shopping centre

This weekend's Huddersfield Carnival could be the biggest, best - and last

Huddersfield Carnival 2013
Carnival under threat as Kirklees Council reviews funding for 2015

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman calls for reform of 'absurd' school holiday dates

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman
Mr Sheerman asked in Parliament: "Would you agree it's high time we had a debate on the absurdity of English and Welsh school holidays?"

Jordan Preene, 22, of Grange Moor died after crashing his brother's car near Shorehead following night out, inquest hears

Jordan Preene
Inquest hears he was more than twice over the drink drive limit

Live Breaking News

  • Good afternoon Huddersfield. Checking the latest for you now on this gloriously sunny afternoon. I've also got an update on the arson attack at Bradley Park Playing Fields which I know a few people have been tweeting about.

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  • Right, that's all from me. Louise will be taking over from me for the next two hours.

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  • NEWS: Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has called for a reform of 'absurd' school holiday dates.

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  • NEWS: Pop star Will.i.am. has backed a Huddersfield University project to help young entrepreneurs.

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  • NEWS: Thousands of public sector workers struck in Huddersfield today in their fight for better pay, terms and conditions and to protect the future of services.

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  • TRAVEL: No delays have been reported on the roads and public transport is running smoothly, according to latest reports

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  • WEATHER: We may not be guaranteed sun this weekend but it looks like it will be a hot one, nonetheless.

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  • NEWS: First up, here is an update on the barn fire at Moor End Road in mount Tabor, Halifax, that claimed the lives of several barn animals.

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  • BYE! That's all from me for the moment. Handing the news baton over to my colleague Chloe Glover.

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Teenage Waterloo hairdresser proves he is a cut above after winning national award

Reef Healey, 16, is a winner at the Welsh Open Hairdressing Championships

Huddersfield's striking workers urge Government to find a compromise

Council workers, teachers and firefighters on why they've decided to strike

Council workers, teachers and firefighters strike - find out what happened in Huddersfield here

Local government reporter Joanne Douglas reports from the strike rally and march

Queensgate Market ironmongers given new lease of life by retired grandma

70-year-old Williams Ironmongers reopens as Queensgate Ironmongers
Huddersfield Town have been linked with a move for former Fulham defender Matthew Briggs

Who is Huddersfield Town target Matthew Briggs?

Town are set to swoop for the free agent after he left relegated Fulham at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign

Championship transfer gossip: Drenthe heading for Reading exit as Brighton are left to sweat over Ulloa future

PLUS: Bolton could miss out on Jutkiewicz and Millwall intensify efforts to sign Leeds striker

Huddersfield Town set to swoop for former Fulham defender Matthew Briggs

Town target Matthew Briggs battles with Marlon King
The 23-year-old has the versatility which appeals to manager Mark Robins

Opposition alteration for Huddersfield Town's Portugal trip after SC Olhanense pull out

Huddersfield Town's famous crest updated
Town were scheduled to take on the relegated Primeira Liga side but will now play second-tier Portimonense instead

Antonio Kaufusi back in Huddersfield Giants' Super League squad

The Huddersfield Giants have confirmed a trio of top rising stars in their 19-man squad to face Castleford

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: We're confident of finding a positive response

Paul Anderson Column
The latest Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column is as follows

Brett Ferres can't wait to lead Huddersfield Giants into Super League battle

Proud Brett Ferres will captain the Huddersfield Giants for the first time against former club Castleford tomorrow night
Huddersfield Town have been linked with a move for former Fulham defender Matthew Briggs

Who is Huddersfield Town target Matthew Briggs?

Town are set to swoop for the free agent after he left relegated Fulham at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign

Huddersfield gears up for Sellers International tennis tournament

Head of Racket Sports at Huddersfield LT&SC Ben Gudzelak
Top seed Ben Gudezelak has lost the chance to impress his new employers because of injury

Championship transfer gossip: Drenthe heading for Reading exit as Brighton are left to sweat over Ulloa future

PLUS: Bolton could miss out on Jutkiewicz and Millwall intensify efforts to sign Leeds striker
Yorkshire Sculpture Park installations

Yorkshire Scuplture Park named UK's best museum for 2014

The attraction at Bretton was handed the accolade at last night's Art Fund awards at the National Gallery in London

Kirklees gigs: Submit your upcoming event here

With so many live music events going on in the area, no one need travel to Leeds or Manchester again

Sound of music to ring out across Huddersfield this weekend to celebrate community talent

A total of five events will take place as part of the national Our Big Gig festival
Simon Bodsworth, marketing and development manager at Daval Furniture in Slaithwaite

Daval Furniture reports "fantastic" half-year sales

Slaithwaite-based Daval Furniture has lifted sales by 15% for the first six months of the year after a successful showing at an industry exhibition

NCS appoints Huddersfield man to key role

Sean Anderson (left), Jonathan Selwood-Hogg (centre) and David Gardner of construction firm NCS, which has opened a Leeds office
Jonathan Selwood-Hogg has joined construction company NCS as business development director

Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd, puts the focus on fire safety

Mark Weeks
Businesses must make sure they meet the rules regarding fire safety in the workplace, says Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd

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Huddersfield Town have been linked with a move for former Fulham defender Matthew Briggs

Who is Huddersfield Town target Matthew Briggs?

Huddersfield's striking workers urge Government to find a compromise

Council workers, teachers and firefighters strike - find out what happened in Huddersfield here

Public sector worker Scott Clarke with six-year-old daughter Amber Clarke during a march through Newcastle city centre as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts

Unions fury at Tory strike ballot 'hypocrisy' as millions take to streets

Action hailed as biggest strike over pay to hit Government since it came to power in 2010

Girl accidentally sends nude selfie to her dad by mistake

Girl sends nude selfie to dad
Backlash from furious father after he receives naked photo meant for her boyfriend

Morning news headlines: One million expected to strike, emergency data laws to be unveiled

Public sector staff & teachers protest at pay and working conditions
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Henryk Zientek
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