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Huddersfield to keep A&E, Calderdale to lose emergency unit, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed

Let there be light! James Bawn prepares to dazzle crowds at the Festival of Light

Last year's Festival of Light Finale in St George's Square, Huddersfield
We caught up with the lighting designer as he prepares his St George's Square display

Pragmatism suggests keeping A&E in Huddersfield is right but plan needs to overcome journey time questions

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
While funding is an issue, an even bigger problem is a lack of senior doctors, especially in A&E - read Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur's expert view

Huddersfield driver James Shillinglaw jailed after high-speed chase which started in Fartown and ended in the River Calder

Shillinglaw told police he had panicked because his documents were not up to date

So this is what Peter Andre was up to in Huddersfield - a special Surprise Surprise for a very deserving lady!

Paula Kershaw rewarded by Linda Barker and Peter Andre for 60 hours per week service to One Good Turn

Marsden Community Trust set up with hopes to eventually take over ownership of Marsden Mechanics Hall

Marsden Mechanics Hall
A dozen people have been elected as trustees

Shoppers began arriving at MIDNIGHT to be first in queue for opening of Slaithwaite Aldi store

Prize for being first in line for the 8am opening was a £100 store voucher

Black Friday fights as stores packed and websites crash

Black Friday shoppers queue and a tweet from Greater Manchester Police
Police were called to several supermarkets around the country overnight as thousands of customers sought bargains

Robert Joseph in court after brandishing knife during Huddersfield town centre brawl

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Joseph, of Waterloo, now faces sentencing at crown court after admitting his part in the brawl on New Street

Calderdale councillors aiming for local authority to take tough stance on fracking

Calderdale Council logo
They want the authority to consider the environment when looking at any possible applications for the extraction of shale gas

Slaithwaite holidaymakers subjected to 7am building work get full refund from Thomson after Examiner intervenes

Jordan Pedelty and Dee Kimmings of Slaithwaite who want compensation from their holiday company.
Jordan Pedelty and Dee Kimmings were awoken every morning by drilling - just watch the video of the racket around the pool.

Examiner Calendar 2015: Take a look at the finished product and buy yours here

Calendars are now available to buy online or via a form in your printed Examiner!

More than 400 homophobic crimes recorded in West Yorkshire in last three years

More than 400 homophophic crimes were recorded in West Yorkshire in the last three years

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: Will plans to operate different services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, work?

    Can emergencies be ferried from as far as Todmorden to HRI in 30 minutes?

    Here's what our health reporter Nick Lavigueur thinks.

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  • NEWS: Boxing legend Frank Bruno comes to Huddersfield in February to help raise money and awareness for a mental health charity.

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  • NEWS: A driver who had been chased by police abandoned his car and fled on foot before wading into the River Calder, a court heard.

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  • TRAVEL: M62 westbound lane closed on exit slip road due to accident at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

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  • TRAVEL: Bus diversions all day tomorrow while the Festival of Light is on in Huddersfield town centre.

    A First bus in Huddersfield
    A First bus in Huddersfield
     

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  • NEWS: There's also a video of an extremely unrelaxing holiday.

    A couple, whose holiday was ruined by noisy building work from 7am every morning, have been offered a full refund.

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  • WEATHER: And the fog will lift...

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  • A bit of free live music at Vinyl Tap this evening.

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  • WEATHER: Looks like there may be a bit of respite from this dreary fog, according to our resident weatherman Paul Stevens.

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  • Remember Steps (the awful cheesy 90s pop group)? Remember the confusion in the US media over Steps's Ian 'H' Watkins and the former Lost Prophets singer and convicted pervert Ian Watkins?

    Well this time, there's been a case of mistaken identity on Google. Ouch.

    Google Google Error: This Ian Watkins has never been in Steps
    Google Error: This Ian Watkins has never been in Steps


    Unknown Ian 'H' Watkins from the pop group Steps
    Ian 'H' Watkins from the pop group Steps
     

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  • Good morning. What a miserable day it is. Never mind - let's see if I can find some newsy-sporty gubbins to cheer you up a bit.

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Huddersfield Examiner's Chloe Glover takes the plunge and learns cabin crew emergency routines

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's the Little Buddha bar

Emma Hunter at her Longwood Gate home

Double terrace is Tardis for space (and time): See our Property of the Week here

The Co-operative building used to house the Heaven and Hell nightclub

LOOK: Did you dance the night away in Heaven and Hell? See if our pictures of the former nightclub inside the Co-Op Building bring back hazy memories

This week's All Our Yesterdays looks back to November 1985 - Are you in one of our snaps from 29 years ago?

Restaurant Review: The Three Acres

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Glimpses of Huddersfield's past from the 1960s from Alderman Clifford Stephenson's collection

Boxer Frank Bruno

Know what I mean, 'arry? Frank Bruno comes to Huddersfield to support Leanne Baker Trust

Ex-boxing champ raises money and awareness for mental health

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police?

Police have released the images in the hope that members of the public may be able to put a name - or more - to a face

Go-Go Gaggia keeps Michael Palin topped up with coffee on Remember Me set

Mobile coffee business Go Go Gaggia provided liquid refreshment for cast and crew of Remember Me on location in Slaithwaite
Darrell Jack Henry

Jailed council tax conman Jack Darrell Henry will not have to pay back a penny of £250,000 he swindled

Investigators can't find any assets to seize under Proceeds of Crime Act

Specialist 'scambusters' cracked Jack Darrell Henry's council tax fraud operation

Jack Darrell Henry
Huddersfield 'businessman' jailed for five years after £250,000 fraud

Jack Darrell Henry jailed: More than five years for serial fraudster who conned £250,000

Jack Darrell Henry updated
Sentencing Henry the judge said the latest offence began the day after the businessman had received a suspended sentence for similar crimes
Marsden Mechanics Hall

Marsden Community Trust set up with hopes to eventually take over ownership of Marsden Mechanics Hall

A dozen people have been elected as trustees

Calderdale councillors aiming for local authority to take tough stance on fracking

Calderdale Council logo
They want the authority to consider the environment when looking at any possible applications for the extraction of shale gas

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Pragmatism suggests keeping A&E in Huddersfield is right but plan needs to overcome journey time questions

While funding is an issue, an even bigger problem is a lack of senior doctors, especially in A&E - read Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur's expert view

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed

Huddersfield women needing surgical abortions now have to travel to Manchester or Leeds until new provider gets clinic in town

The woman, who we have agreed not to identify, was tied up and robbed by robbers
Charity Marie Stopes takes over service from hospital without any clinic in town - but wants to open one above former Huddersfield Town shop on Cloth Hall Street

Orchard Energy appoints northern region manager

Richard Errington, formerly of Utilitywise, takes up the post of northern region manager for Elland-based Orchard Energy

Yorkshire Building Society names chairman designate

Former Eversheds chairman John Heaps will take over as chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society next April

Wates Living Space spells out PFI benefits

Hundreds of jobs were crated with a £69m housing development for Kirklees

Young writer adapts Christmas Carol for Huddersfield Thespians

He's just 23-years-old but Alex Watkins is already directing his second stage play.

Huddersfield Examiner's Chloe Glover trains to help passengers in an emergency if their plane crashes in the water

Chloe Glover spent the afternoon at Huddersfield Sports Centre’s pool with air steward students on an industry standard CAA course hosted at Kirklees College by Sky People, who are now running one of the first industry accredited courses outside of in-house airline training

Marsden Junior School to become academy after damning Ofsted placed it in 'Special Measures'

Marsden Junior School
Marsden Junior School will follow Colne Valley High as the third school - along with Mirfield Free Grammar - to be run by the academy trust
 

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Boxer Frank Bruno

Know what I mean, 'arry? Frank Bruno comes to Huddersfield to support Leanne Baker Trust

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police?

Go-Go Gaggia keeps Michael Palin topped up with coffee on Remember Me set

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