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Kirklees Council is closed to the public: Union secretary says public support strike action

Unison secretary Paul Holmes

Schools close, 95% of council buildings shut and fire cover reduced by half during day-long strike action

Birkby addict Stuart Cree told undercover cops he had just ordered drugs on "ring and bring" line - and then ordered some for them

Police crime scene
Judge spares Stuart Jonathan Cree jail but tells him to get "sorted out"

Gallery Estates boss ordered to pay £5,000 by court after renting out a property to students without a licence or vital safety features

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Dennis Goodridge, director of Gallery Estates, was told to pay more than £5,000 following his involvement with the Gledholt property

Updated: Horse rescued after more than 24 hours underground in Linthwaite was just moments from being put down

Here comes Sianey!
Owners reveal mare was just minutes from being put down

Government puts in £153,000 to upgrade barriers at Huddersfield Railway Station to accept MCards

Ticket barriers at Huddersfield railway station
Smartcards make it easier and more convenient for passengers to travel, cutting out the need to issue paper tickets - but only if the barriers accept them

Wanted: Man or woman to dress up as wizard or fairy and pick up dog poo in Marsden... no previous experience necessary

The logo for the trail-blazing Poo Fairy scheme in Marsden
Friends Julia Meaton and Lisa Stringer came up with the mad cap idea which they hope will lead to the creation of an actual job

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Unison secretary Paul Holmes

Kirklees Council is closed to the public: Union secretary says public support strike action

Schools close, 95% of council buildings shut and fire cover reduced by half during day-long strike action

Birkby addict Stuart Cree told undercover cops he had just ordered drugs on "ring and bring" line - and then ordered some for them

Police crime scene
Judge spares Stuart Jonathan Cree jail but tells him to get "sorted out"

Tour de France King of the Mountains photo earns snapper respect from cyclist Jens Voigt

Photo of Tour de France King of the Mountains Jens Voigt in Huddersfield, taken and manipulated by Andrew Bradbury.
Voigt liked Andrew Bradbury's snap so much he asked to use it on his official Facebook page

Hipperholme crossroads: Compulsory Purchase Order of church land for £3m scheme to be decided by Calderdale councillors

Crossroads, Hipperholme - Looking towards Denholme Gate Road from the end of Brighouse Road.
Hipperholme crossroads plan on hold as third party land needed for £3m improvement works

How much do you think Huddersfield Town star Adam Clayton is worth? Find out with our Clayton-ometer!

Town's 2013/2014 Player of the Year is the subject of a failed bid from fellow Championship outfit Middlesbrough, but how much do you think he is worth after his exploits last season?

Former Huddersfield Town player Danny Schofield on trial at FC Halifax Town

The popular midfielder who spent a decade at the club is out to catch the eye of Shay chiefs

Championship transfer gossip: Burnley face transfer battle for Deeney as Andrews gears up for Bolton exit

PLUS: Rochina's Blackburn future set to resolved and Blackpool set to receive tribunal fees for outgoing duo

Former Huddersfield Town defender Jamie McCombe ready to make mark with Doncaster Rovers this season

Jamie McCombe
The big centre-back missed most of the last campaign through injury

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 Giants Supporters Association column: Why you should join our organisation

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association (HGSA)
The latest Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column is as follows:

Huddersfield Giants hand Izaac Farrell professional contract

Izaac Farrell
The Huddersfield Giants have signed up another of their top junior prospects

How much do you think Huddersfield Town star Adam Clayton is worth? Find out with our Clayton-ometer!

Town's 2013/2014 Player of the Year is the subject of a failed bid from fellow Championship outfit Middlesbrough, but how much do you think he is worth after his exploits last season?

Tom Beaton of Western Australia under instructions to help Skelmanthorpe reach the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League Sykes Cup final

Sykes Cup cricket, Skelmanthorpe v Thongsbridge - Skelmanthorpe batsman Tom Beaton.
Very tough match in prospect at Hoylandswaine

Former Huddersfield Town player Danny Schofield on trial at FC Halifax Town

The popular midfielder who spent a decade at the club is out to catch the eye of Shay chiefs

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

Comedy cellars at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Laughs are in store at an Edinburgh Festival Preview season of comedy in Huddersfield
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

Videos & Photos

How much do you think Huddersfield Town star Adam Clayton is worth? Find out with our Clayton-ometer!

Photo of Tour de France King of the Mountains Jens Voigt in Huddersfield, taken and manipulated by Andrew Bradbury.

Tour de France King of the Mountains photo earns snapper respect from cyclist Jens Voigt

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

Louis Zamperini with Angelina and scenes from film

The real Unbroken story: How Olympian-turned-POW stole Adolf Hitler's flag then survived sharks and torture

At the end of Louis Zamperini's incredible life he even befriended superstar actress Angelina Jolie, who has made it into a film

Michael Schumacher's brave wife Corinna smiles in first public appearance in six months at horse show

Only weeks ago friends expressed fears for 45-year-old Michael's wife as she spent 10 hours a day by his side as he battled for life

Riot police deployed on Copacabana beach as Brazil humiliated 7-1 by Germany in World Cup

A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as he watches his team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach
Armed gang carried out a 'mass robbery' on a bar in the fanpark sparking panic, it is understood

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