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Barcelona, Stockholm, Athens, Warsaw ... and Kirklees - council wins €1,000,000 for 'bartering' plan

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Kirklees rated as top 5 winner in global competition for community sharing idea

Piercer Les Clancy says Huddersfield University has banned him from promoting his body piercing store Silver Lining to new students

Les Clancy of Silver Lining, Market Avenue, Huddersfield, with flyers banned by Huddersfield University Students Union.
Students' Union 'bans' piercing and tattoo parlours from putting fliers in goody bags

41 contenders for Huddersfield's biggest spider - check out our gallery if you dare...

Do not view this gallery if you're scared of spiders!
We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest arachnid - and find out why you're seeing more of our eight-legged friends at the moment

Long-awaited memorial to Last of the Summer Wine star Compo could be just weeks away

Compo and Nora Batty
Bust in memory of Bill Owen to be installed in Holmfirth

Just 70 responses from 2000 people contacted over Kirklees Council plans for special school changes

Longley School
Longley and Lydgate schools affected by Kirklees Council plans

Drunken Dominic Goddard was fatally struck by caravan after 'running in and out of the road' inquest told

Dominic Goddard, of Cleckheaton, who was killed in a road accident on December 27, 2013.
Dominic Goddard, 23, was fatally struck in Church Lane Gomersal on Dec 27 last year

Happy ending! Snoopy the Staffie cross pup reunited with Sheepridge brothers after being dog-napped

A thief dog-napped Snoopy, an 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier-American bulldog cross, snatching the pup from the family’s garden and jumping over a fence to escape

Controversial decision over 100m wind turbines in Colne Valley deferred

Site of proposed wind turbine on land next to track leading to Cupwith Reservoir, above Nont Sarah's at Scammonden.
Colne Valley Co-operative makes late representations ... and a foggy day didn't help

Tough cyclist Nathan Clegg to line-up with Alistair Brownlee in Harewood House charity triathlon

Triathlete Nathan Clegg - with colleagues at One 17 Design, Armitage Bridge
Holmfirth Cycling Club rider takes part in Macmillan Brownlee Tri North

The dog with the thorn in its side - Minnie the Springer Spaniel saved after inhaling three-inch shoot

Minnie the dog
Dog's life threatened by huge thorn

Do you know your blood pressure numbers? Huddersfield folk urged to get checked to combat UK's biggest silent killer

Examiner journalist Nick Lavigueur has his blood pressure checked by pharmacist manager Mac Din at the Asda store, Bradford Road, Huddersfield
Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur is first through the door for free test

British Town Crier Championships to take place in Huddersfield on September 27

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield's crier, Vic Watson, is behind the event

Kirklees Council gets £826k boost by selling vacant buildings and land

Slaithwaite Library.
Auction saw some Kirklees Council lots sell way above guide price

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Seonaid Matheson and her daughter Ruby Paechter get stuck in at Huddersfield Town Hall

First ever Great Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield strikes the right chord

Cannon Hall's baby alpacas

Cannon Hall Farm welcomes alpaca babies born last night

Jessica Gunning attending the premiere of new film Pride in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 2 September, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch: Former Holmfirth High pupil Jessica Gunning stars in smash hit movie Pride

Richard Kiel, who played Bond baddie Jaws, has passed away aged 74

In fond memory of Richard 'Jaws' Kiel, we ask: how well do you know your Bond villains?

Heather Croft and her home in Slaithwaite

Property of the Week: Crimble Bank in Slaithwaite

Picture perfect: amazing tattoos by Huddersfield artist

Marsden Photography Club member Steve Shaw's ethereal shot of the moon

Supermoon! Stunning harvest moon pictured above Huddersfield

John McCarthy jailed following a string of alcohol thefts from stores in Huddersfield

Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.
The 43-year-old drinks nine litres of cider a day, Kirklees magistrates were told

Unison's NHS workers back strike action

Dispute over no pay rise for some staff for the next two years

Two arrests after gunshot reports in residential street

Both are being quizzed about an alleged attack on a family and a car chase which was followed by gunshots

Serial thief Stephen Dale Ryan jailed as judge blasts him as having one of "worst-ever" burglary records

Stephen Dale Ryan
Bank, butchers, tailors, craft shop, sweet shop and more targeted by thief

Pensioner Michael Jenkinson admits assault after throwing a drink over Head of Steam bar manager in row over food service

The Head of Steam, Huddersfield Railway Station
Kirklees magistrates heard that the pensioner was unhappy at the quality of food at the Huddersfield Railway Station pub

Amanda Vigar, of V&ABell Brown, urges HMRC to give small firms a break

I would call for every political party to look at proposals to reduce this burden to business.

Westminster reception for Calderdale librarian Ben Lawrence after book scheme success

Ben Lawrence addresses the House of Commons
Ben addressed MPs in House of Commons

Party leaders promise more power for Scotland

Prime Minister David Cameron said in Aberdeen he would be "utterly heartbroken" if Scotland voted to leave the UK
Referendum campaigners seize on new proposals

Health and Family: Why are men not fighting the obesity battle?

Just as many men as women in the UK are obese and yet slimming clubs are seen as an exclusively female world.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary League of Friends celebrate 60 years of service

Group supports patients and families along with fundraising for equipment

From 250 deaths at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital, there are just NINE organ donors - and that is one of the BEST records in Yorkshire

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
NHS appeals for more organ donors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital

FMB criticises Builders Finance Fund

A government initiative designed to boost small housebuilders is failing to help small schemes get off the ground, it is claimed

Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes, says landlords could be in for a VAT refund

Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes
HMRC have reviewed a number of their policies following a recent tribunal case

Arkoni on course for third year of 30% turnover growth

A Brighouse-based metalworking firm is set to expand its workforce as it looks forward to full order books well into 2015
Longley School

Just 70 responses from 2000 people contacted over Kirklees Council plans for special school changes

Longley and Lydgate schools affected by Kirklees Council plans

The Isaac Nash Trust sell 1,000 fundraising wristbands in just two days

Red wristbands in memory of Isaac Nash who was swept out to sea at Anglesey on August 29
The Trust asks for £1 donation per band and another 3,000 are being ordered

How to survive Fresher's Week 2014

You're only a Fresher once - enjoy it!
Fresher's flu, hangovers, flatmate wars - follow our guide to get through Fresher's Week in one piece
 

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Triathlete Nathan Clegg - with colleagues at One 17 Design, Armitage Bridge

Tough cyclist Nathan Clegg to line-up with Alistair Brownlee in Harewood House charity triathlon

Huddersfield Examiner calendar 2015 - still time to submit your pictures!

Do not view this gallery if you're scared of spiders!

41 contenders for Huddersfield's biggest spider - check out our gallery if you dare...

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