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Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Taxi
Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Holmfirth motorist Michael Gledhill denies deliberately knocking cycling veteran John Radford off his bike in incident that left rider with severe brain injury

John Radford of Meltham
Victim left with catastrophic head injuries after incident between New Mill and Brockholes

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

Leeds Crown Court
She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

The boys are back in town: Ivy Street gang celebrates golden years of fun and games at 30th reunion

Eleven members of the long-running group, who met almost every night when they were growing up, met to reminisce

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.
Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches
Charity record attempt at Holme Valley pub

Great reggae nights in Huddersfield at Cleopatra's and then Silver Sands

Plea for memorabilia for Venn Street reunion

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

A baseball bat
18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

New team to tackle child protection tip-offs in Kirklees will operate from 'secure room'

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster
Police, health and social service team being formed and will work from secure location due to sensitive data sharing

Striking memorial unveiled at Battyeford Sporting Club pitch for renowned referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match

His wife, Pauline, made the donation and also hopes that a defibrillator will be given to the club, thanks to donations in his honour

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people

Rail passengers can help boost Mirfield Railway Station at meeting with train operator with cash to spend

Grand Central has £7.8m to improve stations and Clr Martyn Bolt hopes some will come Mirfield's way

Nostalgia: it's 1990 in Huddersfield - are you pictured?

We had technical problems that meant we couldn't bring you all the pictures yesterday - but they're solved and you can now see our full gallery of pictures

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  • NEWS:Let's have a look at what's going on around the country according to the national news front pages.

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  • CRIME: A new team of police, health, education and social services is being created in Huddersfield to tackle child abuse.

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  • NEWS: Do you like singing in the rain? Well if you do, Huddersfield is one of the best places for you! It's just been named as the fourth wettest towns in the UK.

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  • NEWS: I'm sure you're all eager to know what's on our front page today-well, here's a sneaky peak:

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  • NEWS: If you think Jets and Sharks or the Noonan brothers when you think of gangs, you've clearly never run into Huddersfield's Ivy Street Gang.

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  • NEWS: Sad story but great memorial to well-loved Mirfield referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match earlier this year-now he'll never miss a match!

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  • NEWS: Now here's a world record attempt with a difference-Hepworth artist, David Gilhooley, is toning up his drawing arm muscles to try draw as many portraits as possible in 12 hours.

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  • TRAVEL: There is more heavy traffic than normal on M606 Southbound between J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout) and M62 J26 / A58 (Chain Bar).

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  • WEATHER: Is this wind just here to blow out our cobwebs before work or is it going to hang around for longer? According to the Met Office it will increase in strength until around 4pm but is then expected to die down this evening. We can expect rain showers until the same time. Tomorrow looks less wet and windy but still overcast -time to dust the kites off then!

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  • Hello there, early risers-and welcome to today's blog. Put the porridge on (you need something stodgy to weigh you down so the wind doesn't blow you away today!) and I'll start bringing you the latest news and travel

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Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Mod Revue at Golcar Royal British Legion

4,000 votes, 202 pictures, one town: winners of Examiner calendar for 2015 revealed

Halloween is coming!

Little Horrors 2014: send us snaps of your kids kitted out ready for Halloween

Nostalgia: it's 1990 in Huddersfield - are you pictured?

Property of the Week: Sunny Bank road in Meltham

CBeebies star Dr Ranj to switch on Huddersfield Christmas lights

Halloween is nearly here...

Halloween hi-jinx: what's on in Huddersfield this half-term?

John Radford of Meltham

Holmfirth motorist Michael Gledhill denies deliberately knocking cycling veteran John Radford off his bike in incident that left rider with severe brain injury

Victim left with catastrophic head injuries after incident between New Mill and Brockholes

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards
West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.
Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff
A baseball bat

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

Leeds Crown Court
She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Taxi
Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

Family and Health: Campaigning for MS awareness in the Asian community

Ranjit Kaur was surprised to learn that MS is a hidden disease among members of the Asian community.

Two Colne Valley GP surgeries with 10,000 patients announce plans to merge due to funding issues

Marsden Health Centre and Colne Valley Family Doctors will pool resources

WATCH: Picket lines at Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals as NHS staff go on strike

Midwives, nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, and hospital porters and cleaners mounted picket lines across England from 7am for four hours
Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Charlie Wight and friends helping Baker Sandie Tomlinson and Owner Steve Harrison

Faith PR lands two new contracts

The Bakehouse at Farnley Market and Your Children's Wardrobe have appointed Faith PR to handle their public relations

Abzorb director Kev Hall looks at IT issues when moving premises

A move to new premises cold mean several companies all requiring data and telecoms infrastructure, says Kev Hall, of Abzob

Daniel Krigers looks at the Employment Rights Act

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence
The Employment Rights Act can throw up problems over unpaid leave, says Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence

Apprenticeship Hub helps hundreds in Kirklees

Heckmondwike firm Robin hood Watersports is among companies benefiting from the Apprenticeship Hub in Kirklees

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people
 

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Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stunning success

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