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Lindley man Andrew Whiston died at employer's luxury house from cocaine and alcohol cocktail following Christmas party

Coroner's Office

Andrew Whiston died from 'potentially fatal' dose of cocaine exacerbated by heavy drinking

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS campaigners accuse health chiefs of denying them their say

The delay in consultation, which was due this autumn, was announced late last week
Clinical commissioners say they are "fully committed" to public consultation

Up to 90 jobs to go at Huddersfield-based Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas
Nursery products firm also seeks rent cut deal to combat tough trading conditions

Saqib Bhatti flees Kirklees Magistrates' Court seconds before being sentenced to custody for shop thefts

A warrant has now been issued for the Heckmondwike man, who was jailed for 16 weeks

New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell

Chris Powell
Alex McLeish drops down the market

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The delay in consultation, which was due this autumn, was announced late last week

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS campaigners accuse health chiefs of denying them their say

Clinical commissioners say they are "fully committed" to public consultation

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

Lindley man Andrew Whiston died at employer's luxury house from cocaine and alcohol cocktail following Christmas party

Coroner's Office
Andrew Whiston died from 'potentially fatal' dose of cocaine exacerbated by heavy drinking

Unison urges police staff members to reject a 1% pay offer

Unison staff involved include including 999 call takers and Police Community Support Officers
Chris Powell

New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell

Alex McLeish drops down the market

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Lillis checks on injury list ahead of clash with Charlton Athletic

Charlton have injury problems of their own for John Smith's Stadium visit

Mark Lillis confirmed in charge of Huddersfield Town for visit of Charlton Athletic in the Championship

Hoping to build on the feelgood factor following win at Reading

Confidence buzzing now Mark Lillis steadies the ship say Huddersfield Town Supporters Association

Directors ready for meetings with fans
Paul Anderson Column

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column: We'd much rather be playing that resting

The latest Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson column

Huddersfield Giants taking steps to sharpen up their act ahead of Warrington trip

Giants coach Paul Anderson is hoping lessons can be learned from stuttering win over Widnes

Jake Connor to lead Huddersfield Giants Academy challenge at Warrington

The Huddersfield Giants Under 19s have named their squad for the trip to Leaders Warrington

Holmfirth Harrier Helen Berry remains on course for medal in the English Fell Open Championship

Vet 40 title already in bag as she heads to Hodder Valley

New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell

Chris Powell
Alex McLeish drops down the market

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Lillis checks on injury list ahead of clash with Charlton Athletic

Charlton have injury problems of their own for John Smith's Stadium visit
The Almost Famous Baddaboom burger and fries

Queue-round-the-block burger joint Almost Famous to open in Leeds

Two-level bar and restaurant to open in city centre after successes of Manchester and Liverpool branches

Off to Leeds Festival? Read our festival survival guide to make sure your weekend goes without a hitch

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New Opera North season - from decadence to downfall

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Amanda Vigar

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, looks to her Yorkshire roots

Yorkshire Day gives Tykes a chance to celebrate their regional roots - without feeling trapped by them

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Syngenta backs apprenticeships

A leading Huddersfield manufacturer is urging school leavers to take the apprenticeship route into a career

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A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley

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James Foley: Latest updates and reaction after US journalist is 'beheaded' by Islamic State militants

James Foley
IS have released a shocking video showing a man they claim to be Foley being killed

Morning news headlines: Isis video shows 'British' beheader; Rennard criticism, Ferguson plea

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley
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