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Huddersfield is a town in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire. The 11th largest town in the UK, it is situated between Leeds and Manchester, along the River Colne and River Holme.
Huddersfield is famous for its industrial past and well-known as the birthplace of Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson and movie star James Mason.
It is also the home of Huddersfield Town AFC and Huddersfield Giants RLFC.


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Domonic Haggerty told court he was threatened by a gang

Jeremy Vine comes to Huddersfield: Radio 2 show host hears YOUR opinions on Brexit

Royds Hall pupils and Huddersfield Giants Chairman Ken Davy all appeared on the talkshow from Cafe Society

Police arrested two men in a black Audi A5

Watch dramatic moment armed police swoop on two men in black Audi A5 in St John's Road, Huddersfield

Police say men believed to be involved in armed robbery and burglary

Championship round-up: Bristol Rovers boss bound for Leeds United?

Darrell Clarke is a reported target of the Elland Road club

Huddersfield lad Shaie stars in Sky drama The Five

Shaie Lawson played the son of the drama's lead detective

Vote for Huddersfield band Mad Love to play Y Not Festival

The noise pop punk outfit are the only Kirklees band to be shortlisted

Driving instructors Pete Tiernan and Nigel Deans launch Forget Me Not Stadium Trip

Fundraising drive aims to raise £10k for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

Teenager surrounded by 10 youths and robbed by knife-wielding attacker

Drama occurred at Alfred Street Car Park on Monday at 4.30pm

May Bank Holiday: 23 things to do with the kids this bank holiday weekend

Make the most of the three-day weekend with our bumper family guide to Huddersfield and West Yorkshire

AFC Emley make Kieran Ryan captain

Michael Tunnacliffe has joined Hepworth United

May half term guide

Huddersfield half term guide: Things to do with the kids in the holidays

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Huddersfield's Plumbers Arms finally set to reopen on Thursday as real ale bar

Plans for an upmarket wine bar too next door at former Armitage Sykes building

Money cut from Huddersfield GP practices will go to surgeries in deprived area

  • NHS

The £1m cut from over 20 surgeries also to be spent on testing services, gynaecology and care home doctors

Take a look round Roxy Ball Room before it opens this bank holiday weekend

Beer pong, burgers and cocktails on the menu at new Huddersfield bar

Five ideas for May Bank Holiday beers in and around Huddersfield

It's the last bank holiday until August - here are some ideas to help it go with a bang

Men & Huddersfield Girls dance together in controversial Lawrence Batley Theatre show

Fevered Sleep's show Men & Girls Dance wants us to think differently about the relationship between men and children

Love Island contestants Zara Holland and Sophie Gradon

Line up revealed for new series of Love Island

Who'll succeed Huddersfield's Max Morley as king of Love Island?


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