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Carl Parkin jailed after carrying foot-long Japanese Tanto knife to 'scare' his sister's new boyfriend

Carl Parkin outside Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The ceremonial knife was later discarded by the 27-year-old in Dewsbury's Crow Nest Park

Firefighters called to raided Fenay Bridge Co-op — after fears burglar was trapped inside

Texaco station and the Co-op shop in Fenay Bridge, Huddersfield
Firefighters called to assist police at 5am

Come bang the drum for samba as Slick Stick Sambastic group bounces back into action

The Huddersfield group is looking for new members regardless of musical experience

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

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What's on near you this Bank Holiday weekend

August Bank Holiday weekend: What's on in West Yorkshire?

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Scholes Cricket Club's Beer Festival

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

Leeds International Beer Festival 2015

Cheers! Leeds International Beer Festival returns next weekend - here's all the info you need

All Our Yesterdays this week goes back to 1991 - are you pictured?

Proud to call Huddersfield home?

Here's three reasons Huddersfield is a GREAT place to live... now send us yours!

Hundreds gathered at Nab End tower to sing rousing hymns last year

Volunteers wanted for Longwood Sing committee

Appeal for younger committee members to help preserve village tradition

'Is someone looking down on me?' Dave Berry cheats death twice — now he's off racing his Caterham 7 sports car

Dave Berry with his wife Debbie, and his Caterham 7
Dave left Bangkok just hours after bomb blast in August then came off his bike at high speed in Yorkshire Dales

Royal Navy veteran Michael Brodie takes legal action against his local pub — because it doesn't have wheelchair access

Man left disabled after 1991 Gulf War effectively 'barred' from The Walkers Arms in Scholes, Cleckheaton

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
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An elected mayor for Yorkshire? Have your say on devolution and more cash and power for our region

Councillors fear devolution could spell end for likes of Kirklees

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

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.

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
Mark Weeks

Make sure you're clear on employee eyecare says Wilby's Mark Weeks

The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

Tricky times ahead for global markets says Investec's Nick Gartland

Investors are mindful of the turmoil of the “taper tantrum” of 2013; when bonds and equities sold off as the Fed first floated the idea of ending its QE

Kirklees Business News: Read the September 1 edition here

All the latest news from the Kirklees business community
Rob Curran, The Wonder Works

Business Profile: The Wonderworks' Rob Curran

The company, which has its offices at Lindley’s Heritage Exchange and workshops at Shaw Lane, Halifax, supplies animated and static display items for shopping malls, garden centres and leisure venues

Fifty years on the job: Melyvn Hill celebrates long service at Hepworth's Wavin

Melvyn Hill , his daughter Lyndsey, his grand-daughter Jade and Brent Nicholls, Wavin managing director for South West Europe
Marking half a century at the same job he began at 15

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
 

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Hundreds gathered at Nab End tower to sing rousing hymns last year

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