Now 34-year-old is green belt in Taekwondo
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
Meltham's Mason Hemphill wants to start a drama group for those with learning disabilities or autism
Members of a Holme Valley Stroke Support Group share their stories in the run-up to Stroke Awareness Month in May
Drew Murray's daughter Niamh was taken to Denmark by his ex-partner last July
Aircraft problems forced couple to take up diet
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?
Health experts fears over calorie count of our favourite tipples
Giving up alcohol for Dry January? Here's some advice
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
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?
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
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 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
"We have three children, and as they have grown up, we’ve known that the time would come when we would move"
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
Sign up to the 28-day challenge and kick the habit for good with these helpful tips from the NHS
Taking the 28-day challenge to quit smoking? Here's everything you need to know
New call for people to help from Kirklees Council
In August, our official Baby of the Year photographers set up shop in the Piazza Centre snapping your little angels - and here they are
Take a look at the entrants - it’s now time for you to vote and decide who will be the winner
Take a look at the babies who are in for the youngest age category in this year's competition
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
What does it take to become a competitive bodybuilder? Fitness experts Carl Ellis and Sarah Simmons explain how there’s no gain without pain