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Jeanette Thomas, left, stole at least £2,000 from Margaret Robson

Mrs Robson's son Mark furious over "massive breach of trust"

More than half of women working part time in Huddersfield earn less than Living Wage, TUC reveals

Almost 60% of women working part-time in Huddersfield earn less than the Living Wage
Huddersfirled branded a blackspot for female workers

Slimmer Tony Hodkinson sheds three stones to raise cash for Huddersfield and Calderdale's poorly newborns

Tony Hodkinson before and after
Car parts team draw outline on wall of canteen to show gut-busting progress

M62 shut by huge car transporter blaze: Reader pictures and video capture scene

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Fire caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the Land Rovers - and closed the M62

Brighouse towpath assault was sex attack, police reveal

Police cordon off Huddersfield Road, Brighouse
The attack happened at 6.44am off Huddersfield Road, Brighouse

Stop and search figures in Huddersfield fall — with one in seven resulting in no further action

West Yorkshire Police stopped 8,463 people in six months this year but just 84% were pursued for offences

Builder Neil Marren loses his job after crashing into a wall while almost three times over the limit

Neil Marren was almost three times over the limit (stock image)
Marren, of Lepton, was banned from the road for 23 months after admitting the offence

More than eight incidents of fly-tipping per day in Kirklees

Flytipping in Kirklees
New figures show problem is on the rise

Escapologist Antony Britton to revive 'buried alive' stunt in Slaithwaite

Huddersfield escapologist Antony Britton
All money raised through donations at the free event on Saturday will go towards Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

'The shop that sells everything' C Booth and Son celebrates 150 years in business

Huddersfield hardware store marking anniversary with fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust

Feeding bellies not bins: Chloe Glover helps out at the Real Junk Food Project Dewsbury

Chloe Glover helps out at the Real Junk Food Project Dewsbury
Innovative project a big hit in Kirklees

Huddersfield teen one of six arrested after cyber hackers' "revenge" attack shuts down National Crime Agency website

The hacking collective known as Lizard Squad appeared to claim responsibility for the attack
Hacking collective known as Lizard Squad have appeared to claim responsibility

Co-op stocks sweet treats from Elland firms

The Co-op is stocking tasty treats from Elland firms
Lottie Shaw's bakery and Joseph Dobson & Sons Ltd are among Yorkshire firms supplying the Co-op under a new initiative

Bid to raise money for Trust fund for young children of tree surgeon Martin Hanks killed in a tragic accident at work

Proceeds from 200-mile bike ride will also go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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Artist's impression of the proposed £3.8m development at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park announce plans for new £3.8m visitor centre

TV presenter Alex Brooker said he wouldn't want to live in Huddersfield

Alex Brooker apologises for Last Leg comments... and wins back Huddersfield's love

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Jeanette Thomas, left, stole at least £2,000 from Margaret Robson

Care assistant Jeanette Thomas admits stealing £2,000 from frail 80-year-old dementia sufferer

Mrs Robson's son Mark furious over "massive breach of trust"

Slimmer Tony Hodkinson sheds three stones to raise cash for Huddersfield and Calderdale's poorly newborns

Tony Hodkinson before and after
Car parts team draw outline on wall of canteen to show gut-busting progress

Escapologist Antony Britton to revive 'buried alive' stunt in Slaithwaite

Huddersfield escapologist Antony Britton
All money raised through donations at the free event on Saturday will go towards Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Stop and search figures in Huddersfield fall — with one in seven in West Yorkshire resulting in no further action

West Yorkshire Police stopped 8,463 people in six months this year but just 84% were pursued for offences

Huddersfield teen one of six arrested after cyber hackers' "revenge" attack shuts down National Crime Agency website

The hacking collective known as Lizard Squad appeared to claim responsibility for the attack
Hacking collective known as Lizard Squad have appeared to claim responsibility

Councillors reassure Golcar residents that village is a "lovely place to live" despite latest stabbing incident

Andrew Marchington has been telling people they're not likely to be victims of crime
Andrew Marchington and Hilary Richards speak out after murder and stabbing in just seven days
Andrew Marchington has been telling people they're not likely to be victims of crime

Councillors reassure Golcar residents that village is a "lovely place to live" despite latest stabbing incident

Andrew Marchington and Hilary Richards speak out after murder and stabbing in just seven days

Denis Kilcommons: Huddersfield – such a great place to live

I had to laugh when I saw the results of a survey that ranked Huddersfield as one of the worst places to live in Britain.

Town centre CRISIS: Business leaders call for drastic action to fill more than 30 vacant units in Huddersfield

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
They want to see cheaper business rates, leases and parking along with more pop up shops and art

One in ten in Kirklees at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Health officials to launch new scheme amid fears of thousands of new cases

Government offers 31m to help buy new Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance in action on the Yorkshire moors
Plea from Geoffrey Boycott to Chancellor

E-cigs may be reason for almost 1,000 fewer Kirklees smokers signing up to official NHS quitting service

Government says it may get GPs to prescribe E-cigs
Pies and pints will contribute to Town's balance sheet

Huddersfield Town get percentage of food and drink sales at John Smith's Stadium

Now with French hospitality giant Sodexo Prestige having taken over the catering contract, Town chairman Dean Hoyle has negotiated a share of the pie

Businesses must make sure they backup their data, says Michael Branford, of Crest IT

Following on from last month’s look at IT security, this month’s focus in on data backups

Which local nominee should be crowned a 2015 Digital Hero? You decide

Meet the two locals who are making a real difference in their community and find out how you can support them

Farnley Country Park bosses launch a foundation to handle affairs from now on

Land owning family step back from project to create huge park on Farnley Estates

Parents launch THIRD appeal to try get four-year-old Megan into a Deighton school

Couple have lost two school place appeals, with third yet to be heard

University of Huddersfield develops special harness for child cancer patients

Dr Jess Power, of the University of Huddersfield, and the harness
Harness includes catheters to help deliver medication to patients and make them more comfortable
 

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M62 shut by huge car transporter fire

Farnley Country Park bosses launch a foundation to handle affairs from now on

'The shop that sells everything' C Booth and Son celebrates 150 years in business

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