Baby boom as 17 Portland Nurseries staff have babies in last 12 months - with two more due in weeks

Portland Nurseries group has seen a baby boom

Shelley Brook admits £42,000 of benefit fraud over four year period

Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Brook, of Blackmoorfoot Road in Crosland Moor, failed to declare that she was living with her partner

Double killer David Mitchell given whole life term for killing sex offender

David Mitchell updated
Murderer likely to die in jail

Man who racially abused and punched taxi drivers walks free from court

Damien Scanlon, of Dalton, also damaged two taxis after drunken night out

Penistone fire death boy told police his dad started the blaze

Coroner heard fatally-injured 12-year-old told doctors and police his father - Darren Sykes - had set the house on fire

Huddersfield gears up for St Patrick's Day in centre this Sunday

The iconic festival has become renowned for taking place over one week before the official date, which is on March 17

My Manifesto 2015 - What do you want for Huddersfield?

The Huddersfield Examiner is today launching a survey to find out what our readers' priorities are for the area

Auction of unused Kirklees Council's land and buildings fetching more than expected

Kirklees Council
Kirklees Council is listing vacant plots of land and unused buildings for sale in the aim of generating more than £25m in five years

3,000 have a say on future of Kirklees library service as museums come under the spotlight

Public consultation runs until April 10

Drug dealer Mohammed Akram jailed for 10 years

Akram admitted further drug offences while on bail after supplying drugs to an undercover police officer

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Mother's Day dining: 10 places to treat mum this year

The construction of the M62

The calm before the storm: amazing pictures of the M62 under construction 45 years ago

Dream Homes: Buckfield House, Almondbury

Indulge your sweet tooth this Easter

10 sweet treats to look forward to this Easter

Girls got brass: Huddersfield Tea & Tarts WI musical novices start up brass band to perform at Royal Albert Hall

3,000 have a say on future of Kirklees library service as museums come under the spotlight

Public consultation runs until April 10

Auction of unused Kirklees Council's land and buildings fetching more than expected

Kirklees Council
Kirklees Council is listing vacant plots of land and unused buildings for sale in the aim of generating more than £25m in five years

Baby boom as 17 nursery staff have babies in 12 months - with two more due in weeks

In the last three years Portland Nurseries group has seen 35 babies born to employees

Aaron Bonner jailed after terrifying shop robbery in Huddersfield

Shopworker robbed at knifepoint by masked men

Huddersfield Town old boys will provide a threat at John Smith's Stadium

Rotherham go into Yorkshire derby with Danny Ward and Jack Hunt back to haunt their former employers

Brentford 4-1 Huddersfield Town - are you pictured in our fan gallery?

Did you make the midweek trip to Griffin Park for Town's disappointing away defeat? You could be pictured in our fan gallery if so

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell hints Radi Majewski may get his chance

Chris Powell could be ready to give loan signing a run against Rotherham

Brentford 4-1 Huddersfield Town - Joel Lynch's importance to this side underlined and four other things we learned

Check out what we learned as Town suffered back-to-back away defeats with an inept defensive showing against Mark Warburton's side at Griffin Park
Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts watches on from the stand

Former Huddersfield Giants skipper Kevin Brown so vital to Widnes Vikings success

Coach Denis Betts men looking to kick-on in Super League XX

Huddersfield Giants bond holds the key to future Super League XX success

Kyle Wood feeling confident about the future

Scott Grix named in Huddersfield Giants Super League XX squad

Luke Robinson again absent as Giants look for success over Widnes

Andrew Atkinson stars at Thongsbridge Tennis club's junior championships

Andrew Atkinson won the Under 18 boys title the Thongsbridge Junior Open

New Huddersfield cycling team aiming to be competitive in 2015

HDR target success in road-racing and time-trials

Huddersfield Badminton League bumper turnout for knockout pairs

Badminton
The annual Huddersfield and District League badminton tournament, which this year saw a change of venue to Huddersfield University, had with 50 pairs competing for the mixed, men’s and ladies doubles titles

Feature: We will be back, says Dark Horse director

A theatre company for learning disabled actors, and threatened by funding cuts, will survive, says its director Vanessa Brooks.

Mother's Day dining: 10 places to treat mum this year

Treat your mum this Mother's Day
Here's 10 of Huddersfield's most popular restaurants for a yummy Mother's Day feast

10 sweet treats to look forward to this Easter

Indulge your sweet tooth this Easter
Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and more

Riasca UK Ltd bought by two former employees

Stewart Marshall and Paul Buckley have acquired Riasca UK Ltd, the company where they were previously employees

We are International recruits more export ambassadors

Exporters in Bradford and Halifax have been recruited to help Kirklees firms break into overaess markets

Faith PR director Carl Hopkins nominated for Man of the Year in the International Women’s Day Awards 2015

Stefanie Hopkins, of Faith PR, with newly-appointed commercial director Carl Hopkins
Entrepreneur Carl Hopkins has been nominated for an award recognising his contribution to the success of Brighouse-based Faith PR

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3,000 have a say on future of Kirklees library service as museums come under the spotlight

David Mitchell updated

Double killer David Mitchell given whole life term for killing sex offender

Final stages for building of new Rastrick Fire Station

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Hillsborough inquests hear top policeman planned to blame 'drunken, ticketless' Liverpool fans

Police at Hillsborough
Former South Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent Terry Wain is said to have told a meeting that officers would gather evidence to show Liverpool fans had caused the disaster

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