Parking hike at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals and disabled drivers must now pay

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Changes to Blue Badge policy amid 25 per cent rise in parking charges for everyone else

Huddersfield folk told to enjoy the sun - because it may not last

Parts of UK are hotter than the Med

Report written in Huddersfield reveals that Asian women sent to jail are shunned by their families

But Asian men are treated more sympathetically

Textiles firm Camira Group wins fourth Queen's Award

This time Camira has won the award for its environmentally-sustainable fabrics

Holmfirth woman's injuries revealed following Netherthong attack

Chloe Knapton suffered serious facial injuries and has undergone surgery at Leeds General Infirmary

Slow-motion police chase as getaway driver's van weighed down by stolen road roller

Having loaded the heavy roller into a Ford Transit, Johnathon McCormack was caught after the van struggled to move

Dozens of music lovers queue overnight outside Vinyl Tap to bag rare releases on Record Store Day

Hundreds of people crammed into the store during the day to buy mainly vinyl singles and albums

Concerns over road plans for Skelmanthorpe

Council insist surface dressing is sound repair for roads

New Mill cycling ace thrilled to take on world's best in Tour de Yorkshire

And 19-year-old Gabz Cullaigh will ride through his own village on stage three of the inaugural race

Kirklees firefighters hit targets with fall in arsons, house fires and road accidents

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Arsons down by more than half and road accidents down by almost half, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service figures

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  • WEATHER: The Examiner's weatherman Paul Stevens has mentioned the S-word again! But now he's mixing his weather forecasting with politics too!

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  • Disabled motorists have been told they now have to pay to park at local hospitals.

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  • Here's our top story today. Chloe Knapton suffered serious facial injuries and has undergone surgery at Leeds General Infirmary.

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LOOK: Hundreds gather for Huddersfield's annual Sikh parade for Vaisakhi

Tunes for the Tour de Yorkshire

Pedal poetry! 10 tunes for the Tour de Yorkshire from Queen to Kraftwerk and beyond

Our 2015 festival guide

2015 music festivals: Our interactive guide to what's on near Huddersfield

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Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's The Rope Walk, Huddersfield

Cyclists, 1910

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: This is what cycling looked like more than a century ago

LOOK: Sports day races, tandems, no helmets and not a scrap of lyrca in sight

Survey shows World War Two Spitfire most iconic British vehicle of all time

Third place went to James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – and the company which built it was owned by Huddersfield's Sir David Brown.

Trainee priests from Mirfield go to muddy hell and back at Wolf Run obstacle challenge

Students from College of the Resurrection raise £3,000 for Kirkwood Hospice

Huddersfield folk told to enjoy the sun - because it may not last

Parts of UK are hotter than the Med

Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers: Officials appointed

Brendan Malone will be in the middle at the John Smith's Stadium

Joel Lynch says Huddersfield Town are determined to put on a show in fiver match against Blackburn Rovers

Joel Lynch has revealed there is a feelgood factor around Huddersfield Town at the moment
The John Smith's Stadium club have slashed the admission price for the trans-Pennine derby

Fans' ratings: See how Huddersfield Town supporters rated the Terriers after the dramatic 4-4 draw with Derby County

Chris Powell's side made it five unbeaten in a thrilling eight-goal draw with the promotion-chasing Rams, despite throwing away a 3-1 lead

Huddersfield Town 4-4 Derby County - Conor Coady's increased influence, the surprise top two passers and other key stats

All the key facts and figures from the eight-goal thriller with Steve McClaren's play-off hopefuls which stretched the unbeaten run to five games

Huddersfield Giants forward Jack Hughes cleared to face Hull FC

On-loan Wigan man uses Early Gulity Plea to make himself available for the trip to the KC Stadium

Huddersfield Giants Under 16s face big test at Wigan Warriors

Bouncing back from London Broncos loss is big incentive

Huddersfield Giants to face Leeds Rhinos away in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

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Tough test for Giants in prospect

Mount and Heckmondwike are early pacesetters in the Hudderfsield Central Cricket League

Top two claim 20 point wins on opening day of the season

Huddersfield Town Ladies gear up for big final

Huddersfield Town Ladies Ladies football
Preston North End provide the opposition in the FA Women's Premier League Plate showpiece

Sheffield and Hallamshire Girls League Cup success for Huddersfield Town Ladies Under 15s

Town are tracking a third successive double

Dozens of music lovers queue overnight outside Vinyl Tap to bag rare releases on Record Store Day

Hundreds of people crammed into the store during the day to buy mainly vinyl singles and albums

Game of Thrones season five: 10 things we learned from episode two — The House of Black and White

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the second episode of Game of Thrones season five

Tenth Holmfirth Festival of Folk to hit town on May 8 to 10

Holmfirth Folk Festival.
Orange Peel Morris of Ontario, Canada.
Over 20 musicians will descend on the town to perform and host workshops
Colin Barratt

Colin Barratt, of Wheawill & Sudworth, turns the spotlight onto personal allowances

A major policy of the Coalition Government was to “increase the Personal Allowance for income tax to help lower and middle income earners”.

Hartrose Associates launches in Huddersfield

Sheffield-based accountancy and financial consultancy firm Hartrose Associates has opened offices at The Triangle, Paddock\n

David Parkin launches travel and events business

Huddersfield University graduate David Parkin has assembled a top team for new business venture

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Cyclists, 1910

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: This is what cycling looked like more than a century ago

Trainee priests from Mirfield go to muddy hell and back at Wolf Run obstacle challenge

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Huddersfield's new Leisure Centre seen from the air

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