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A man was arrested today on suspicion of wasting police time after threatening to jump from the roof of Huddersfield University's Queensgate campus.

Man arrested after rooftop drama at Huddersfield University

Police and ambulance crews were called to former warehouse building at university’s Queensgate campus just before 5pm

'Mr Sparkles' jailed for part in £5m drug conspiracy

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, known as 'Mr Sparkles'
Former Mirfield millionaire gets nine years

Family pay tribute to Yorkshire Regiment soldier Tom Wroe of Meltham on second anniversary of his death

To mark the second anniversary of his death, Tom’s dad Mick, mum Claire and sister Demi made a special visit to his graveside at Helme churchyard
“We have lost a son and brother but heaven has gained a hero.”

Batley's Conway Crescent hit with more crimes following stun gun attack on mum and son

Police are treating these incidents as targeted attacks
Police believe that a high speed car chase involving a gun and reports of shots fired in the street are linked

Armed robbery at William Hill betting shop in Brighouse

William Hill betting shop in Commercial Street, Brighouse
Calderdale police are appealing for witnesses to the terrifying incident, which occurred around 6.50pm on September 13

Young people with special needs in Kirklees supported up to the age of 25 under new law

Cabinet member for children's services, Clr Jean Calvert
Kirklees Council to adapt to new family law

The mysteries of Huddersfield's most historic buildings revealed at town's biggest heritage weekend

Heritage open day at Huddersfield's Holy Trinity Church: treasurer and church warden Peter Skuse, left, Building Development Group chairman Sarah Wickham and parochial church council member Lyndy Cossey
Hundreds of lucky visitors were invited inside dozens of iconic landmarks to learnt about their history and find out what goes on behind the scenes

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor suspended from post after appearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of sex offences

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Joseph Cullen, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court to face the two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour

Potential £26k boost for Newsome ward road repairs at first Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday

The Huddersfield District Committee is at 7pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall
New Committee meets at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm

Bold as brass! Brighouse train passengers set for rousing wake-up call with launch of Brass Factor on Tuesday

The Wardle Academy Band will treat lucky travellers to the off-beat performances to celebrate the competition's expansion

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.
Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

Man left with serious facial injuries after early morning attack in Huddersfield - plus police deal with clashes between football fans

The scene in St George's Square after soccer fans clashed
Huddersfield police believe that the incident was caused after a fight between five men outside Centro's takeaway spilled around the corner

Up, up and away with Kirklees College after contract to provide cabin crew training

Cabin crew students Zane Saghir and Chelsea Brown outside the airline training unit
College signs contract to provide airline training

Huddersfield mum Stacey Rogers heads up new gas safety campaign to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning

Stacey Rodgers holds a photo of her son Dominic Rodgers, who died aged 10 in 2004 from carbon monoxide poisoning
Stacey Rodgers lost her son Dominic to carbon monoxide poisoning and is now helping to launch the new safety campaign

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  • NEWS:  The man on the roof at Huddersfield University has come down unharmed.  We'll try and find out more and update you soon.  If you're interested check our website in an hour or so.  As for the blog, that's it for today, see you all again tomorrow.

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  • NEWS: A dog obsessed with eating thong underwear had to have an emergency operation to remove one of his lacy snacks - only to eat another pair of pants days after he recovered.

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  • NEWS:  The police are continuing their clamp down on M62 motorists who misuse the hard shoulder.  You're only allowed in it when the overhead signs are on but a lot of people don't seem to realise.

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  • NEWS:  Hi...here's the latest from the Huddersfield University situation.  The person on the roof is not linked to the university but is up there in protest at something. We don't know what yet.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Police have been called to the University of Huddersfield to reports of a man on a roof.

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  • TWITTER: West Yorkshire Police have just tweeted this picture showing how times have changed for motorbike cops. They used to go out in twos! Saddle up, boys...

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  • TWITTER: Almost 1,000 fans watched Huddersfield Town in the new 'singing section' in the Fantastic Media Stand against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

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  • NEWS: It's two years today since Meltham soldier Tom Wroe was shot dead by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan and thousands of pounds have been raised in his memory. Read more here.

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  • NEWS: The former Comet store in Huddersfield - empty since December 2012 - could become a TK Maxx.

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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

Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Quarmby's Mohammed Zaheer jailed after drink-driving and ignoring his driving ban twice

Zaheer, 37, was jailed by a district judge when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Scammonden sailors' success nets them Yorkshire champions title

Two Scammonden sailors won the Yorkshire Cup after competiting in 24 hour race for charity

Former Comet store at Leeds Road Retail Park could become supermarket, TK Maxx or gym

Former Comet store, Leeds Road Retail Park, Huddersfield
Developer applies to Kirklees Council to ease restrictions following lack of interest from eligible businesses
Police are appealing for information

Woman, 41, had her bag snatched in Birkby

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen suspects on Miln Road

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor suspended from post after appearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of sex offences

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Joseph Cullen, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court to face the two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour

Crosland Moor's Arron Read jailed for kneeing woman in face before punching and kicking her on the floor

Leeds Crown Court
The court heard Read had previous convictions for common assault on women in 2012 and 2013 and is currently serving 14 weeks in prison imposed by magistrates for an assault on his former girlfriend
The Huddersfield District Committee is at 7pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall

Potential £26k boost for Newsome ward road repairs at first Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday

New Committee meets at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.
Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

Disabled Huddersfield teen faces missing out on trip of a lifetime as NHS wheelchair wrangle rumbles on

The girl, who suffers with cerebral palsy, has been waiting since May for a larger manual chair but has been left in limbo amid the privatisation of Huddersfield and Calderdale’s wheelchair service

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
Phones 4u

Phones 4u administration puts 5,500 jobs at risk

The company said its stores, including King Street in Huddersfield, will be closed today pending a decision by the administrators on whether the business can be reopened for trading

R3 reports improving prospects for Yorkshire hotels

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Clough Corporate Solutions, says Tour de France publicity has highlighted the region's hospitality sector

ADD Express acquires warehouse space at Lowfields

Dave Fairbrother (left), of ADD, with Tom Lamb (centre), of Knight Frank and James Appleton-Metcalfe, of Citivale
Pallet distributor ADD Express has secured a 22,400sq ft warehouse to complement its existing 30,000sq ft facility in Elland
Are you ready to move into halls?

Huddersfield Freshers' Week 2014: What should I pack?

Leaving home for the first time? Don't forget anything with this handy checklist from Huddersfield Students' Union

130 appeals against Kirklees Council school place allocation

ATL claims
Focus on planning future need rather than reacting, Kirklees says

Young people with special needs in Kirklees supported up to the age of 25 under new law

Cabinet member for children's services, Clr Jean Calvert
Kirklees Council to adapt to new family law
 

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