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Home Farm in Woolley

Had a lottery win? Our Property of the Week could be for you

A swimming pool, gym and stables are included, along with a cottage, barns, workshop and very large greenhouse, all arranged around a stunning garden courtyard

Sarah Williams and Philippa Atkin of Dottie's Biscuits at home in Holywell Green

Bake-Off dreams to a business that covers the UK: How two women grew their business from a kitchen counter to the corners of the country

Two years ago she and her 24-year-old ‘step-daughter’ Sarah Williams decided to use their joint skills to set up their own company producing hand-made iced biscuits

The Lawton family home in Holmfirth

Private space: Six-bedroomed Holmfirth villa down secluded lane is our Property of the Week

The property is a blend of contemporary and period features and is situated on an individual plot of about a quarter of an acre with gardens to three sides

Peace, tranquillity and privacy - and it could be yours! Property of the week is in Butterley Lane, New Mill

"We have three children, and as they have grown up, we’ve known that the time would come when we would move"

Author Annabel champions speaking out on mental health

Holme Valley writer Annabel Pitcher sees her third novel, Silence is Goldfish, published today. A lot has changed in the four years since her first book, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, was snapped up in a bidding war. She’s become a mother - and a champion for those suffering from mental health problems


Stoptober: The NHS' top ten tip to help you quit smoking

Sign up to the 28-day challenge and kick the habit for good with these helpful tips from the NHS

Al Murray, Rhod Gilbert, Shappi Khorsandi and Bill Bailey are encouraging smokers to take part in this years Stoptober and quit for 28 days from 1st October.

Stoptober: Kicking the habit? Here's how to sign up

Taking the 28-day challenge to quit smoking? Here's everything you need to know

Kirklees' foster carers with a great deal to offer

New call for people to help from Kirklees Council

Baby of the Year 2015: 19-36 months

In August, our official Baby of the Year photographers set up shop in the Piazza Centre snapping your little angels - and here they are

Baby of the Year 2015: 10-18 months babies

Take a look at the entrants - it’s now time for you to vote and decide who will be the winner

Baby of the Year 2015: 0-9 months babies

Take a look at the babies who are in for the youngest age category in this year's competition

Alison Tempest (centre right) of Golcar with her son Ryan (right)and daughter Chloe with friend, Alison Hobson and her sons Alex (left) and Toby

A biscuit could kill my son: Families tell of extreme allergies which could see just a few crumbs prove fatal

A support group for people with life-threatening allergies is being launched in Huddersfield next week. The aim is to share information and experiences - and ultimately help to save lives

FEATURES: No gain without pain - the bodybuilder's mantra

What does it take to become a competitive bodybuilder? Fitness experts Carl Ellis and Sarah Simmons explain how there’s no gain without pain

Kirklees' kids who need foster care in new appeal

New fostering campaign launched by Kirklees Council

Family and Health: Stepping in to help families in need

Could you befriend a family in need? That’s the question the charity Home-Start Kirklees is asking

Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Family and Health: My make up and clothes are my daily battle armour

The fashion industry has long been criticised for its use of tall, skinny, leggy models who are hardly representative of the general population

Family and Health: Happy family at last - thanks to IVF treatment

Thinking of having a baby? The Calderdale Royal Hospital is hosting an event for would-be parents.

Family and Health: Life after a catastrophic stroke

Annette Dancer has finally had to accept that she is now disabled - but that doesn't mean she's given up on living life to the full.

International Huddersfield bodybuilder Sonia Armitage proves sport is not just for men

Mum of two still winning titles

Videos & Photos

Another look back to November 1986 — are you in our pictures?

New look for Brook's restaurant in Brighouse but is the food still top notch?

This week's featured property is in Golcar and has beautiful views and a stylish interior


Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent