Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Taxi
Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

Leeds Crown Court
She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

The boys are back in town: Ivy Street gang celebrates golden years of fun and games at 30th reunion

Eleven members of the long-running group, who met almost every night when they were growing up, met to reminisce

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.
Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards
West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches
Charity record attempt at Holme Valley pub

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

A baseball bat
18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

New team to tackle child protection tip-offs in Kirklees will operate from 'secure room'

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster
Police, health and social service team being formed and will work from secure location due to sensitive data sharing

Striking memorial unveiled at Battyeford Sporting Club pitch for renowned referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match

His wife, Pauline, made the donation and also hopes that a defibrillator will be given to the club, thanks to donations in his honour

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people

Live Breaking News

  • CRIME: A new team of police, health, education and social services is being created in Huddersfield to tackle child abuse.

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  • NEWS: Do you like singing in the rain? Well if you do, Huddersfield is one of the best places for you! It's just been named as the fourth wettest towns in the UK.

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  • NEWS: I'm sure you're all eager to know what's on our front page today-well, here's a sneaky peak:

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  • NEWS: If you think Jets and Sharks or the Noonan brothers when you think of gangs, you've clearly never run into Huddersfield's Ivy Street Gang.

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  • NEWS: Sad story but great memorial to well-loved Mirfield referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match earlier this year-now he'll never miss a match!

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  • NEWS: Now here's a world record attempt with a difference-Hepworth artist, David Gilhooley, is toning up his drawing arm muscles to try draw as many portraits as possible in 12 hours.

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  • TRAVEL: There is more heavy traffic than normal on M606 Southbound between J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout) and M62 J26 / A58 (Chain Bar).

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  • WEATHER: Is this wind just here to blow out our cobwebs before work or is it going to hang around for longer? According to the Met Office it will increase in strength until around 4pm but is then expected to die down this evening. We can expect rain showers until the same time. Tomorrow looks less wet and windy but still overcast -time to dust the kites off then!

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  • Hello there, early risers-and welcome to today's blog. Put the porridge on (you need something stodgy to weigh you down so the wind doesn't blow you away today!) and I'll start bringing you the latest news and travel

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Sheridan Smith as Cilla

Film crew in Huddersfield for new Sheridan Smith series for ITV

Ade (@gorillaade) tweeted this picture of Huddersfield's sunrise

Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning! Huddersfield enjoys beautiful sunrise

Intrepid runners take on tough six mile Huddersfield Woodland Challenge at Bradley's Dyson Wood

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Mod Revue at Golcar Royal British Legion

4,000 votes, 202 pictures, one town: winners of Examiner calendar for 2015 revealed

A baseball bat

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

Holmfirth motorist Michael Gledhill denies deliberately knocking cycling veteran John Radford off his bike in incident that left rider with severe brain injury

John Radford of Meltham
Victim left with catastrophic head injuries after incident between New Mill and Brockholes

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards
West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.
Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff

Huddersfield Town ready to play waiting game over Grant Holt

The manager says the on-loan striker is taking his John Smith's Stadium stint game by game

Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion: Three key battles which could decide the midweek contest

The three key battles which could decide Huddersfield Town v Brighton
Chris Powell will hope his side can show greater defensive resolve against the struggling Seagulls, despite the 4-2 weekend win over Blackpool

Huddersfield Town 4-2 Blackpool: fan and Examiner player ratings

Your thoughts on the Terriers' third win in four league games after the deserved win over the Seasiders

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell looks ahead to Brighton and Hove Albion clash and discusses possible extension of Grant Holt loan deal

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell has challenged his team to prolong Brighton and Hove Albion's poor form
The Seagulls are next up for Town, who will hope to make it four wins from five in the league on Tuesday night
Brett Ferres in action for the Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres gets into England 17

Bench start for Giants star in opener against Samoa in Brisbane

Huddersfield Giants sign Bradford Bulls youngster Oliver Roberts for Super League campaign

Academy international to join Giants squad next month

Huddersfield Giants 2015 Super League fixtures revealed - full list and dates here

Huddersfield Giants crest
The Giants fans will be familiar to Sky viewers early in the season with three of their first five games on TV
Huddersfield Town Ladies' Sammy Conroy

Huddersfield Town Ladies held to draw by Newcastle United

The Storthes Hall side ended a run of league defeats, but had to make do with a draw

Huddersfield Town ready to play waiting game over Grant Holt

The manager says the on-loan striker is taking his John Smith's Stadium stint game by game

Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion: Three key battles which could decide the midweek contest

The three key battles which could decide Huddersfield Town v Brighton
Chris Powell will hope his side can show greater defensive resolve against the struggling Seagulls, despite the 4-2 weekend win over Blackpool
Lady Gaga is coming to the Phones 4u Arena

Lady Gaga, Bastille and a celebration of Shakespeare - here's three events for Tuesday thrills

The queen of pop, vintage rock and the best of the Bard

Comedy, a book club and wargames...here's three things to beat the Monday blues

Comedian Chris Ramsey performs in Leeds tonight
Turn your Monday into a fun day with these exciting events

Deeply moving performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem by Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra

Also a special piece written by the orchestra's conductor Benjamin Ellin
Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Charlie Wight and friends helping Baker Sandie Tomlinson and Owner Steve Harrison

Faith PR lands two new contracts

The Bakehouse at Farnley Market and Your Children's Wardrobe have appointed Faith PR to handle their public relations

Abzorb director Kev Hall looks at IT issues when moving premises

A move to new premises cold mean several companies all requiring data and telecoms infrastructure, says Kev Hall, of Abzob

Daniel Krigers looks at the Employment Rights Act

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence
The Employment Rights Act can throw up problems over unpaid leave, says Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence

Videos & Photos

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

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Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery

Morning news headlines: Spinal paralysis breakthrough, Kate back on Royal duties, designer passes away, Gonzalo disruption expected

The latest news from around the world

Live: Oscar Pistorius sentencing as sprinter learns his fate

Oscar Pistorius sentencing
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Follow all the latest developments from Pretoria today as he sentenced for his crime.

Hurricane Gonzalo: Falling trees and traffic chaos expected as 100mph gales due to batter Britain

Hurricane Gonzalo
Heavy downpours may lead to dangerously slippery roads, poor visibility, cancelled trains and flash flooding during the morning rush hour

Lynda Bellingham dies: from Oxo mum to national favourite - her life in pictures

Lynda Bellingham and her on-screen husband, Michael Redfern in the Oxo adverts
The 66-year-old star, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer, which later spread to her lungs and liver, since being diagnosed in July last year

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