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I lost 11 1/2 stones to become half the woman I was

Obesity is a risk factor for the potentially deadly pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia – as Huddersfield mum-of-two Kirsty Ball discovered when she went into labour weighing 23 stones. But the experience changed her life for the better

Mason's magnificent memory puts Asperger's in the spotlight

Meltham's Mason Hemphill wants to start a drama group for those with learning disabilities or autism

Holme Valley Stroke Group opens its doors to survivors and their carers for Stroke Awareness Month

Members of a Holme Valley Stroke Support Group share their stories in the run-up to Stroke Awareness Month in May

Huddersfield student's plea for help with legal fees after seven-year-old daughter is taken abroad

Drew Murray's daughter Niamh was taken to Denmark by his ex-partner last July

Take a look at super-slimmers Andrew and Paula Butler as they scoop national title

Aircraft problems forced couple to take up diet

Woman breastfeeding her baby

Why are breastfeeding rates so low when there are serious health benefits for mums and babies?

There’s evidence that breastfeeding can protect mothers from cancer - and babies who are breastfed are healthier than those who are bottle fed. So why are breastfeeding rates in the UK still so low?

Weight worries over that glass of wine on an evening - Take note

Health experts fears over calorie count of our favourite tipples

Dry January: 10 tips to help you banish the booze

Giving up alcohol for Dry January? Here's some advice

This strange collection of pictures show items that have all been used as cold remedies over the centuries

Mouldy socks, gargling with pigeon poo or kissing a mule - 2,000 years of bizarre remedies for the common cold!

Everyone gets them and we've never found a cure  - here are some of the stranger remedies for the common cold dreamed up over the past 2,000 years

An EDL rally attracted 350 people to Batley in August

Is Islamophobia the biggest threat to peace in our communities?

Global warming, terrorism and the state of the economy are just three of the big issues facing us in 2016 - issues that we’ll be looking at in a series of features. Today we ask if Islamophobia is as big a  threat to peace and stability in the UK as the extremists we all fear?

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

Videos & Photos

Marimonte - plenty for meat and fish lovers ... and vegans

Laura Whitworth had a heart transplant nine years ago at the age of two - but just look at her now!

The glory and the grime: The final years of steam trains in Yorkshire


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