Here are the top five stories from last week at www.examiner.co.uk
1. A TALENTED young footballer has died aged just 15.
Charles White was a centre back for Scissett Football Club’s Under-16 side but died on Sunday.
He was described by his manager as “an outstanding young gent.”
His family and friends have filled social network sites with tributes to the teenager and are planning events in his memory.
Charles, also known as Charlie, lived in Kirkburton with his mum, Lyndsay White.
Scissett Football Club, who play at Nortonthorpe Sports Club, announced the tragedy on Twitter and said: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
2. GUESTS and staff at the famous George Hotel were turfed into the street by bailiffs.
The hotel – the birthplace of Rugby League and home to its famous museum – was shut down at about 10.30am on Wednesday morning.
It re-opened a few hours later but the future of the historic Grade II listed Victorian hotel remains unclear.
A spokesman at the hotel told The Examiner the business had changed hands.
Steve Guttridge from Licensed Solutions Limited said he represented the new lease holders for the St George’s Square hotel.
3. A WOMAN cheated death when her car bonnet flipped up on a busy motorway.
Terrified Jessica Taylor, 23, ended up in hospital after her Renault Clio car spun out of control on the M1.
The Huddersfield driver’s bonnet flipped open as she drove home from visiting her boyfriend in London, smashing the windscreen and completely blocking her view of the road.
4. COUNCIL contractors have made a real muck-up – painting white lines over a pile of horse manure.
Work crews moved onto Hopton Lane in Upper Hopton but failed to ensure the road surface was clean.
The white lining machine was driven right over the manure leaving an even bigger mess on the road.
5. THRILL-seekers headed to Leeds Road to enjoy all the fun of the fair – despite the grey Easter weather.
Although the event was due to start on the day before Good Friday there were concerns about the state of the ground and fair organisers postponed the opening until Friday itself.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Eric Firth, officially opened the event and invited everybody to enjoy 15 minutes of free rides.