You voted the 1984 original the best

Band Aid 30 may be UK No.1 - but Examiner readers prefer the 1984 original

The results of our poll are in - and you prefer the original chart-topper to the modern versions

The Killermeters 2014: Top, from left: Vic 'Vespa' Szczesnowicz, Steve Dutton. Front left: Aussie Martin and Mick Moore

Killermeters Huddersfield gig at Rhubarb

Just when we thought it was all over, the phone rings again!

Rock My Reception Band members Kieran Stokes (right) and Dominic Beresford are cheered on by youngsters from Cumberworth FC's Under 10s

If Paul gets lost for words Kieran can Help!

Kieran said: “When we met Sir Paul we told him we can play any Beatles song anyone requests as our party trick."

Ned Flanders at the Leftorium in The Simpsons

Denis Kilcommons: Get to grips with a leftie on Left Handers Day

Once upon a time, I  was left handed. This  was imposed upon me  because I developed what is called  a trigger thumb on my right hand  which made it unusable for the sort  of tasks you take for granted

Merrill Osmond visits Meltham factory to launch charity gala night

Merrill Osmond visits Meltham factory to launch charity gala night

ONE of the Osmond brothers caused a stir at a Meltham factory when he called in to promote a big fundraiser.

Fire service set to do battle in the Solent!

THERE’S no doubt that West Yorkshire is landlocked but when it comes to sea-based competitions we’re the tops!

Brighouse and Rastrick Band

35 years ago, these men were in the top 10 with the Floral Dance - here's their memories of pop 'stardom'

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A TOP OF THE POPS Christmas special brought all the memories – and the catchy toe-tapping tune – back to life.

Denis Kilcommons: Christmas mix of booze and Bethlehem

TIS the season to be jolly and I had to laugh when I read a Paul McCartney interview about a Christmas before the Beatles were famous.

Grumpy Young Man: The aural torture that is Christmas music

YOU may remember some months ago I wrote a list of my least favourite songs of all time.

Hilarie Stelfox: There are times when I’d like to be a plug puller.

THE PEOPLE on Radio 5 Live were expecting a torrent of complaints to their phone-in after rock legends Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney had the plug pulled on them during their recent Hyde Park performance.

Grumpy Young Man: Top of the Flops - the 10 most odious songs of all time

IF I had to write a list of all the songs I hated there’d be no rainforests left by the time I’d finished.

All Our Yesterdays: The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002

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WE’VE just been through a packed weekend and two Bank Holidays of Diamond Jubilee celebrations – but just 10 years ago the golden jubilee celebrations spanned several days too.

Huddersfield woman wins invitation to Queen’s Diamond Jubilee party at Buckingham Palace

Huddersfield woman wins invitation to Queen’s Diamond Jubilee party at Buckingham Palace

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ONE has sat on the throne and reigned supreme – the other lives in Huddersfield and works for a firm of solicitors.

Hilarie Stelfox: I just can’t get it out of my head

WE have been recording episodes of the American television series Glee to watch with Secondborn over the Easter holidays.

Music: Jazz is back at the LBT

MONTHLY jazz nights are returning to the LBT.

Kit Holmes brings guitar magic back to Shelley

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SHE’S back on the road but never misses a chance to make music here on home ground.

Grumpy Young Man: No Christmas gifts, thanks. I'm Jewish

BEING Jewish has many advantages. But it’s at Christmas where I am most able to enjoy my Semitic roots.

John Avison: Beatles just like yesterday

THE Beatle crossing the road barefoot on the cover of the Abbey Road album is Paul McCartney.

Huddersfield rocker gets new record deal after 42 years

Huddersfield rocker gets new record deal after 42 years

A MUSICIAN who says his teenage romance inspired The Beatles classic Michelle has been given a brand new record deal.

John: Strange music from Georgia

GEORGIA, as the song so aptly put it, is on my mind.


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