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Travellers re-appear at playing fields in Salendine Nook

More than eight caravans are illegally parked on land off New Hey Road

Mirfield youngster Sam Bottomley set for life-saving surgery to help him walk again

Stephen and Karen Bottomley with their son Sam
Family's epic fundraising effort raises £50,000 for operation

Woman tied up and robbed in her Denby Dale home

Police appeal after raids on neighbouring homes in Denby Dale

Nostalgia: Take a look back in time to the pages of the Huddersfield Examiner in August 1985 - Are you pictured?

The dogs with a waggiest tail, the friendliest face and best legs went on show at Greenhead Park in the annual Exemption Dog Show

Police clampdown on sale of alcohol to under age drinkers in Huddersfield

Youngsters drinking alcohol
Police Licensing officers checked seven premises in Huddersfield and three failed by selling booze to teenage girls

Live Breaking News

Gritty BBC crime drama Happy Valley set for second series

Sgt Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire)
BBC commissions return for Sarah Lancashire drama filmed in Huddersfield and Calderdale

Harry Potter and Life's Too Short star Warwick Davis is a-mazed at Maize Maze

Warwick Davis and Sam get shown around The Maize Maze in Cawthorne
Warwick loves giant crops at Cawthorne

Oliver Atkins ordered to pay compensation to a police officer after kicking him while drunk

Atkins, of Brighouse, admitted the offence after being ejected from Lloyds Bar in Huddersfield town centre

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

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

Huddersfield Town striker Harry Bunn pays tribute to Mark Lillis and the coaching team for the gameplan which produced a win at Reading

Harry Bunn takes on the Reading defence
We defended very well and the system worked a treat

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

New date for Huddersfield Giants v St Helens Super League clash

Giants Badge
The Huddersfield  Giants will now host St Helens on Friday, September 12

Rastrick wheelchair racer Georgina Oliver seventh in 400m at IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea

Now all set for her better event the 100m

Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League club Slaithwaite taking part in ECB Club Open Days scheme next weekend

Hill Top staging event as they play host to Barkisland
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

Are you ready for Leeds Festival 2014?
From festival fashion to what to pack and how to make sure you don't miss your favourite bands

New Opera North season - from decadence to downfall

From the world's most performed opera, La Traviata, to one of the earliest ever composed, the new Opera North season has them both.
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

Videos & Photos

Sgt Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire)

Gritty BBC crime drama Happy Valley set for second series

The West Yorkshire Police Helicopter has tweeted pictures of the Leeds Festival site

The calm before the storm: West Yorkshire Police helicopter takes aerial shots of Leeds Festival site at Bramham Park

Huddersfield Town midfielder Oliver Norwood expected to tie-up move to Reading in next 48 hours

James Foley

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

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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Investigation launched after photo appears to show ambulance control room worker ASLEEP on the job

Performance manager Kim Fullerton appears asleep in North West Ambulance Service control room
Concerned whistleblower leaked the picture of ambulance control room worker Kim Fullerton seemingly taking a nap during a night shift


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