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Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money

Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. updated

Two options on the table but communities and businesses could take on library services to save them

Brockholes student Patricio Kochmann suffered fatal head injury in fall after night out in Huddersfield, inquest told

Patricio Kochmann, 20, died on April 30 at Leeds General Infirmary after a brain injury
Patricio Kochmann was found unconscious in the entrance to an alleyway, off Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, in the early hours of April 17

Two jailed for St George's Square football brawl after Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game

St George's Square
“This ridiculous, mindless violence is damaging to football and damaging to Huddersfield as well. It ruins the face of British football and no-one can be under any illusion that it will be tolerated," said the judge

Home help and husband guilty of fleecing pensioner out of thousands of pounds

Theresa & Paul Frost at Leeds Crown Court
Mrs Frost, a home help, has been convicted on 12 charges of defrauding an elderly man during a three-year period when she was looking after him in Huddersfield

Dad of tragic teen Huw Thatcher talks of 'great feeling' as he approaches halfway stage of '19 for Huw' cycle tour

Huw Thatcher memorial bike ride leaves Sands Recreation Ground, Holmfirth - Huw's dad Nick Thatcher and fellow cyclists Michael Thatcher (Huw's cousin), Matthew Woolhouse, Joshua Hoyle and Rob Thatcher (Huw's uncle).
Nick Thatcher and others riding to 19 football grounds in memory of the Holmfirth teenager

Kirklees Council looking at cutting numbers of children's centres

Kirklees Council logo
Kirklees currently has 34 such centres but Sue Richards, Assistant Director for Social Care and Well-being for Adults, said services should be targeted where they are needed and some areas need more than others

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Two jailed for St George's Square football brawl after Huddersfield Town v Barnsley game

“This ridiculous, mindless violence is damaging to football and damaging to Huddersfield as well. It ruins the face of British football and no-one can be under any illusion that it will be tolerated," said the judge

Home help and husband guilty of fleecing pensioner out of thousands of pounds

Theresa & Paul Frost at Leeds Crown Court
Mrs Frost, a home help, has been convicted on 12 charges of defrauding an elderly man during a three-year period when she was looking after him in Huddersfield

Young Linthwaite footballer Sam Wisniewski stars on big screen in football film Believe

Footy kid features in new movie about Manchester United legend Sir Matt Busby

Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money

Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. updated
Two options on the table but communities and businesses could take on library services to save them

Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick as their surprise signings?

After Bojan Krkic's shock move to Premier League side Stoke City from Barcelona, we asked Terriers supporters to tell us the purchases that particularly caught their eye

Former Huddersfield Town winger Les Chapman retires from football

However Manchester City find Chapman a new role at the Etihad Stadium

Sam Winnall joins Barnsley from Huddersfield Town's pre-season opponents Scunthorpe United

Sam Winnall (right) has completed his move from Scunthorpe United to Barnsley
Town travel to the Iron on Saturday for their latest friendly but will now not face League Two's top goalscorer from last term
Jermaine McGillvary touches down against Wigan Warriors

Huddersfield Giants taking no notice of Catalan Dragons 'travel sickness'

Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary knows the French will prove a major threat

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association: Give us your memories of 2002

Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association (HGSA)
The latest Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column

Antonio Kaufusi desperate to give more for Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants prop Antonio Kaufusi is setting his sights on a strong display against Catalan Dragons

Huddersfield Town supporters to stage charity tournament

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA)
HTSA stage walking 5-a-side in aid of cancer appeal

Bonus points system under consideration by clubs in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League

Paddock v Thurstonland - Paddock batsman Imran Siddiq.
Fielding circles also on the agenda for first and second XI cricket
Tents for Underneath The Stars Festival at Cannon Hall

Underneath the Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm this weekend

Farm will relocate its flock of 500 sheep as up to 4,000 music lovers attend music festival

Were you there? We look back to last year's Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Anya Shaw gives Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream her approval with proprietor, Jeremy Holmes.
Whet your appetite for this year's event with our pictures from the 2013 extravaganza

Shrek the Musical begins UK Tour at Leeds Grand Theatre

Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical
West End hit is coming to Yorkshire   

Howarths People and Safety Management chairman launched new business support group

Prominent business figures from West Yorkshire have joined forces to provide mutual support and back local charities

R3 welcomes proposals to safeguard supplies

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Cleckheaton-based Clough Corporate Solutions,has welcomed proposals to tackle "ransom" charges levied on failed firms

SCALA Consulting crowns Mondelez team winners of the Fresh Connection

A competition to run an imaginary manufacturing firm has been won by a Dutch based firm

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Young Linthwaite footballer Sam Wisniewski stars on big screen in football film Believe

Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery. updated

Kirklees Council considers 'nuclear option' to close all but two libraries to save money

Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick as their surprise signings?

Peaches Geldof and baby Phaedra

Peaches Geldof inquest: Baby alone for 15 hours with mum's body after tragic heroin death

Journalist, model and television presenter had started using heroin in again in February this year

Morning news headlines: Day of mourning in the Netherlands, BA continues Israel flights, Peaches Geldof inquest

A man lights candles before a special prayer for the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
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Michael Schumacher with wife Corinne
Formula One legend making such good progress he might be allowed home by the end of next month

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