Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Huddersfield residents asked to open their doors to help vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness turn their lives around through new Barnardo's scheme

The Barnardo’s Futures service has asked those who have a spare bedroom to host a young person to help them move on to independent living

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Gareth Cowie pleads guilty to wasting police time after 4.5 hour siege in Lowerhouses

Gareth Cowie of Lowerhouses, Huddersfield
Case adjourned at Kirklees Magistrates' Court until April 22

Student Jamie Baldock jailed for "ruining woman's life" in drunken crash

Drink driver Jamie Baldock jailed for crash which left woman permanently injured
Kirkburton man jailed for three years

WATCH: Gale-force winds and torrential rain leave trail of damage and destruction across Kirklees and Calderdale

Firefighters called to deal with flooding drama at Ripponden B&B

Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League to accept Paddock CC resignation

End of innings for historic Huddersfield cricket club

April Fools' Day 2015: We round up the best pranks from the web

We round up April Fools' Day pranks
Would you have fallen for these tricks?

Wind beneath the wings: Watch planes land sideways at Leeds Bradford Airport in gusts of 70mph

A plane lands sideways in 70mph gusts
Some flights cancelled while Manchester Airport also faced challenging landing conditions

The X Factor is in Huddersfield: meet the auditionees

X Factor hopefuls
This lot reckon they can impress the X Factor team at the Kingsgate auditions today

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: A mum and her baby had a lucky escape when a 40ft tree crashed down on their home in Upper Hopton last night.

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  • NEWS: Here's the front page of today's Examiner. Read all about the damage and destruction caused by the winds.

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  • NEWS: More details on the ambulance smash in Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, last night.

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  • BREAKING MOOS: The RSPCA has reported that a dairy calf resembling a zebra has been born on an RSPCA Freedom Food farm. Apparently, the one-day-old ‘zow’ calf - aptly named ‘Daizee’ by farmer Imes Demmiks - was born on Taf Lluf farm, Horsham, West Sussex. Read astonishing story here.

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  • NEWS: Checking on reports of a smash involving an ambulance and a car in Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, just before 9pm last night.

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VOTE: Who should take over from Sir Patrick Stewart as Huddersfield University chancellor?

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Ambulance with blue lights flashing in smash with car on Huddersfield Road in Dewsbury

Casualty in back of ambulance transferred to another vehicle

Huddersfield residents asked to open their doors to help vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness turn their lives around through new Barnardo's scheme

The Barnardo’s Futures service has asked those who have a spare bedroom to host a young person to help them move on to independent living

Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell will be patient over Harry Bunn return

The forward has missed two games after limping off early at Birmingham City

Huddersfield Town defender Joe Wright makes Under 21 debut for Wales

Clubmate Jake Charles left out of side for Belgium game

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Chris Powell is refusing to rule out the idea of Reece James extending his loan at Huddersfield Town
The boss knows he has to sort out the left-back berth for 2015/2016

Huddersfield Town transfers: Pick your 2015 summer signings

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Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Kopczak ready for Super League XX lift-off!

First full pre-season in four years is paying off for Wales captain

Danny Brough-Rangi Chase duel could determine Huddersfield Giants-Salford Red Devils outcome

Top Super League stand-offs ready to go head to head

Huddersfield Giants will not put pressure on Jamie Ellis

Half back star just needs to play says head coach Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell will be patient over Harry Bunn return

The forward has missed two games after limping off early at Birmingham City

Huddersfield Town defender Joe Wright makes Under 21 debut for Wales

Clubmate Jake Charles left out of side for Belgium game

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell already looking to future with Manchester United loanee Reece James

Chris Powell is refusing to rule out the idea of Reece James extending his loan at Huddersfield Town
The boss knows he has to sort out the left-back berth for 2015/2016
Huddersfield town centre as a Pacman game

Play Pacman on the streets of Huddersfield with Google Maps

Google has added a 'Pacman' button to its Maps for some nostalgic fun

WATCH: Huddersfield X Factor hopefuls audition at Kingsgate Centre

The X Factor comes to Huddersfield
Dozens of people queue for their chance to take part in the 12th series of the show

The X Factor is in Huddersfield: meet the auditionees

X Factor hopefuls
This lot reckon they can impress the X Factor team at the Kingsgate auditions today

Greensleeves secures Which? endorsement

Skelmanthorope-based lawn treatment business Greensleeves has been named as a Which? Trusted Trader

Myers Building Supplies apprentices spread the word

Two apprentices at Myers Building Supplies spoke about their training at the Kirklees College engineering centre open evening

Ti Installations wins business award

Marsh-based electrical engineering firm Ti Installations is the latest winner of the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award

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