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Huddersfield Festival of Light 2014: Everything you need to know

Festival of Light 2014 in St George's Square
What's on, event previews, where to park and what roads are closed - here's all you need to know about Saturday's festival

Snubbed: Police chief and five council bosses prepare to be scrutinised by six Kirklees councillors - but four were absent and one arrived 56 minutes late

Clr Mahmood Akhtar, Clr Vivien Lees-Hamilton, Clr Darren O'Donovan and Clr Amanda Stubley
Scrutiny Panel of six members but only two turned up to discuss police and planning issues

Remember Me? Birkby pensioner Gina Williams revels in BBC1 drama's TV spotlight - aged 81

Gina Williams in Remember Me
Dram role for former council worker - plus see our guide to see our guide to exactly where scenes on screen were filmed in Huddersfield

Can you sum up Huddersfield in 25 words?

Creative writers asked to pen 25 word long idea about their town

WATCH: Black Friday chaos at Tesco Extra Batley

Black Friday chaos at Tesco Batley
Shoppers swarm Batley superstore to grab discount televisions and electricals

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

Caught on Camera 28/11/14
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

Fenay Bridge mum Laura Washington is one of top five Huddersfield University students in mental health nursing degree

It was just a new challenge for Laura, 37, who is also married with two children

Stunning 2015 calendar features inspiring youngsters from Slaithwaite project Shabang!

Cover image from Shabang 2015 calender - Spaceman Jack Davies
Children with additional needs become calendar stars

Hundreds of families take advantage of Help To Buy in Huddersfield and Calderdale to get on property ladder

Estate agent boards
Since the Help To Buy mortgage guarantee and equity loan scheme was launched in April last year, 316 households have completed purchases

Serial Huddersfield pest jailed after breaching Asbo when he asked pensioner in library how often she had sex with her husband

Leeds Crown Court
Steven Carr was also under a community order when he sexually assaulted two girls in Huddersfield and made sexual remarks to a pensioner in the library

Tandem Trekkers Huddersfield blind tandem biking project gets £1,000 windfall

Boost for charity group

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
Clr Mahmood Akhtar, Clr Vivien Lees-Hamilton, Clr Darren O'Donovan and Clr Amanda Stubley

Snubbed: Police chief and five council bosses prepare to be scrutinised by six Kirklees councillors - but four were absent and one arrived 56 minutes late

Scrutiny Panel of six members but only two turned up to discuss police and planning issues

Stunning 2015 calendar features inspiring youngsters from Slaithwaite project Shabang!

Cover image from Shabang 2015 calender - Spaceman Jack Davies
Children with additional needs become calendar stars

Flooding fears for Huddersfield and Kirklees ahead of wet winter

Kirklees cleans the drains, streets and culverts, but can the UK cope with a wet winter?
Leeds Crown Court

Serial Huddersfield pest jailed after breaching Asbo when he asked pensioner in library how often she had sex with her husband

Steven Carr was also under a community order when he sexually assaulted two girls in Huddersfield and made sexual remarks to a pensioner in the library

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

Darrell Jack Henry
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

Flooding fears for Huddersfield and Kirklees ahead of wet winter

Kirklees cleans the drains, streets and culverts, but can the UK cope with a wet winter?

Kirklees councillors unite over plea for formal role in safeguarding children

Kirklees Council
Unity among councillors for a seat on board to protect vulnerable children

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
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
Cover image from Shabang 2015 calender - Spaceman Jack Davies

Stunning 2015 calendar features inspiring youngsters from Slaithwaite project Shabang!

Children with additional needs become calendar stars

Greenhead College netball team in dominant form

Greenhead College netball team - back - Emily Hollingworth, Ella Peartree, Joanna Hare, Emily Heppenstall, Naomi Dyer, Imogen Allison - front - Helena Pufal, Scarlett Lake, Lucy Hemsley, Hollie Joyce, Eleanor Folger.
The U19s team won every game along the way

Young writer adapts Christmas Carol for Huddersfield Thespians

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

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