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Ambulance driver Richard Johnson crashed his Porsche after taking cocaine, court told

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Johnson, of Kirkburton, admitted drug-driving and possession of MCAT at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Fence to be built to stop stones and bottles being thrown from Nab End Tower's 100ft cliff onto homes below

Nab End Tower on Longwood Edge
Councillors voted to construct the barrier at Nab End Tower, in Longwood, which is home to the popular Longwood Sing

Huddersfield serial offender Clinford Joseph is jailed after two breaches of his anti-social behaviour order

Clinford Joseph leaves court
Alcoholic Joseph, of Hillhouse, was told by a district judge that he had thrown away his chance of getting help

'Parking on the pavement gets my goat!' Angry pedestrian sick of paths blocked by vehicles - what do you think?

Frustrated Examiner reader takes pictures of vehicles blocking pavements in Brockholes

Were you pictured in the Examiner in 1985? Take a look at our nostalgia pictures and see who you recognise

We've gone back in time almost 30 years for this week's nostalgia special - see who you recognise

Three jailed for New Mill attack in which student was blindfolded, tied up and beaten

Davie Ferguson, William Lynch and Natalie Daley
Student's terror as he was attacked after drinking spree

Live Breaking News

  • TRAVEL: Buses - owing to a burst water pipe at Scholes, service 310 is operating via Chapelgate & Dean Bridge Lane to Hepworth, missing out Jackson Bridge.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: A £650,000 bus hub for Heckmondwike  is a step closer.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: A young butcher, who died after crashing into a wall, had probably fallen asleep at the wheel, an inquest heard today.

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  • NEWS: Police have said that a man whose body was found in Liverpool is believed to be that of a missing person from West Yorkshire.

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  • Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a convenience store in Gomersal earlier this month.

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  • HTAFC: Town boss Mark Robins is ready for a busy Easter. He is deep into his preparations for Friday afternoon’s key home Championship clash with play-off chasers Brighton.

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  • Right, that's all from me folks, my colleague Linda Whitwam will be taking over the reins until later on. Have a great day and I hope that you continue to make the most of the weather by dusting off the BBQ for tonight's tea.

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  • NEWS: A new coeliac group has been set up for residents in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

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  • NEWS: If you're thinking of something to go and see this week, this new landscape and wildlife exhibition inspired by Kirklees could be just the thing.

    Carrie McKenzie and Jen Johnson pose with their artwork
    Carrie McKenzie and Jen Johnson pose with their artwork

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Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Ambulance driver Richard Johnson crashed his Porsche after taking cocaine, court told

Johnson, of Kirkburton, admitted drug-driving and possession of MCAT at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Kirklees Council to repair storm-damaged chapels at Dewsbury Cemetery

The derelict twin chapels at the entrance to Dewsbury Cemetery
One of cemetery's historic Twin Chapels branded "unsafe"

Huddersfield serial offender Clinford Joseph is jailed after two breaches of his anti-social behaviour order

Clinford Joseph leaves court
Alcoholic Joseph, of Hillhouse, was told by a district judge that he had thrown away his chance of getting help

Fence to be built to stop stones and bottles being thrown from Nab End Tower's 100ft cliff onto homes below

Nab End Tower on Longwood Edge
Councillors voted to construct the barrier at Nab End Tower, in Longwood, which is home to the popular Longwood Sing

Training today and tomorrow will determine starting side for Brighton says Huddersfield Town boss

Suspensions for skipper Peter Clarke and former Albion player Joel Lynch mean the manager must make at least two changes against the play-off chasers

Busy Easter schedule for Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins

The boss is set to make a trip to check on Leicester in between the clashes with Brighton and Yeovil

Huddersfield Town linked with former Sunderland and Spurs goalkeeper Ben Alnwick

Ben Alnwick
The 27-year-old Wearsider is a free agent after leaving Leyton Orient for personal reasons

Huddersfield Town to keep tabs on Charlton Athletic versus Barnsley clash

Huddersfield Town's famous crest
The outcome at The Valley is sure to have an effect on Mark Robins' side as they bid to avoid a survival scrap

Huddersfield Giants full-back Scott Grix available for Salford trip

Scott Grix is available to face Salford on Friday

Huddersfield Giants recall Anthony Mullally from Bradford Bulls

Anthony Mullally and Ukuma Ta'ai get tackles in for the Huddersfield Giants
The prop will provide cover for the Easter fixtures

Huddersfield Giants star Scott Grix ordered to appear in front of RFL disciplinary chiefs

Full-back charged with striking an opponent

Training today and tomorrow will determine starting side for Brighton says Huddersfield Town boss

Suspensions for skipper Peter Clarke and former Albion player Joel Lynch mean the manager must make at least two changes against the play-off chasers

Busy Easter schedule for Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins

The boss is set to make a trip to check on Leicester in between the clashes with Brighton and Yeovil

Huddersfield Town linked with former Sunderland and Spurs goalkeeper Ben Alnwick

Ben Alnwick
The 27-year-old Wearsider is a free agent after leaving Leyton Orient for personal reasons
Composer Barry Russell will directed Holmfirth Art Festival's performance of Eine Brise for 111cyclists

Fancy being musical on your bike? Head to Holmfirth Arts Festival

Those who volunteer for an unusual mass cycling promenade, due to take place two weeks before The Tour de France passes through Holmfirth, are promised a day to remember as they stage two performances of the avant-garde musical piece Eine Brise, described as a ‘moving sonic installation for bicycles’

Sun, sea and sand: Tripadvisor's top ten UK beaches

1 - Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
Tripadvisor has named the ten most popular UK beaches in its 2014 Travelers Choice Awards

Yorkshire resorts included in Good Beach Guide

On a sunny day Scarborough's beach soon fills with tourists
Holiday favourites on Yorkshire's coast praised for water quality
Money Cash

Unemployment figures fall in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

A record 30.3m people are in work, according to latest UK employment figures

NatWest backs dog grooming and spa business

Ian Cour, of NatWest. with Jessica Elvidge, owner of Princess Paws Dog Grooming and Spa, and dog Missy
A dog grooming salon offering mud baths, coat colouring and dental treatment for pampered pooches has opened with funding from NatWest

Pepamint secures place among UK's top social media businesses

Nicola Mellor of Pepamint
Slaithwaite-based Pepamint has been listed in the Social Media Top 500

Videos & Photos

'Parking on the pavement gets my goat!' Angry pedestrian sick of paths blocked by vehicles - what do you think?

The Last of the Summer Wine was filmed on location in Holmfirth

Huddersfield on the small screen: TV hits filmed in our back yard

Kirklees Council workmen 'ignored health and safety' in late-night roads fix

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria

Pistorius trial to take a further break until early May

Judge Thokozile Masipa approves request from chief prosecutor, which was supported by the defence

Oscar Pistorius takes stand to give evidence in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Olympic athlete apologises to family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Web tv: Book break 3 - three new debut talented authors share their experiences

Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain
Log on during your lunch hour for the third of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Clare Donoghue, Liz de Jager and Matt Cain who will be sharing their debut novel experiences

VIDEO: Impact of burglary on children disturbing, new research reveals

Burglars who target homes where children live should get tougher sentences says Victim Support

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