Jessica Baxter and and her cat Albie

Is there a cat poisoner on the loose in Huddersfield? Devastated owner speaks after pet's death

Jessica Baxter, 26, said her four year old cat Albie died on the vet’s table on Sunday evening after being found collapsed in a neighbour’s garden

Huddersfield town centre mugger knocked victim out and then robbed him as he lay helpless with serious head injury

Can you help track down the perpetrator in this sickening attack?

Hundreds of homes in Moldgreen, Dalton and Tandem without gas after water main burst

Northern Gas Networks has been shortlisted for a customer service award
Northern Gas Networks said it caused water to enter the gas network on Monday evening and this morning engineers from Northern Gas Networks were continuing work to restore gas supplies

John Smith's Stadium in 'pole position' to be permanent home of national rugby league museum

The John Smith's Stadium
Huddersfield University helps launch touring rugby league exhibition

M62 managed motorway system is causing 'paranoia', says top lawyer Nick Freeman

Mr Freeman says despite the system being in place for a year, motorists were still confused about how it works

Colne Valley Museum opening doors this weekend to years past

Traditional crafts at the Colne Valley Museum
“Our Working Craft Weekend is an opportunity to show visitors that we are not just about preserving an old building and its contents, but also the traditional skills used in the Victorian era and which we don’t want to lose.”

Has your child got their new 'smartcard' bus pass? If not, it's full fare from Wednesday

wage slip, money, cash
Despite Metro's best efforts – including press releases, letters to schools and notices at bus stops and on buses – many youngsters and schools have remained unaware of the changes

Obituary: nurse and midwife Pat Raynor

Patricia Raynor
"A lady in the true sense of the word"

Woman dies after Shepley road accident

Road traffic accident at the junction of Marsh Lane, Shepley and New Mill Road. Emergency service crews at the accident scene.
The woman was inside a silver-coloured Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a blue Range Rover

Dewsbury West Labour councillor Darren O'Donovan faces de-selection - by his own party

Clr Darren O'Donovan
Kirklees councillor appeals in bid to save political career

Lights out! Here's why the lights went out at the John Smith's Stadium ahead of the Giants/Catalan match on Friday

Fans were left in the dark after a power failure in parts of the John Smith's Stadium
Fuse carrier had worked loose and tripped itself as intended to prevent anything worse happening

Minibus driver admits death charge in M62 hen party crash that killed Bethany Jones

The scene of the crash on the M62 near Pontefract in West Yorkshire between a lorry and the mini bus carrying the hen party.
James Johnson, of Wyke, Bradford, has admitted causing the death of the 18-year-old by dangerous driving

£460,000 revamp for Co-operative Food store at Town End in Golcar

Refurbishment of Golcar Co-op store
Change comes shortly after plans revealed for Tesco Express nearby

Minister rejects campaigners 'call in' bid over Kirklees planning decision

Mirfield housing to go-ahead after government minister rejects residents' plea to call in councillors' decision

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Drink driver Samantha Whitham, of Kirkburton, was trailed by motorist after crashing into street furniture, court told

The 46-year-old was followed by another driver after hitting some street furniture in Fenay Bridge

Water leak forces gas cut to 300 homes in Dalton, Moldgreen and Waterloo

Engineers worked through Monday night and restored supplies to 150 of the affected properties on the Greenlea Court estate at lunchtime

Kirklees Council social worker told client he would "wipe her down with his beard", care regulator told

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John Harry Forbes has been summoned before the Health and Care Professions Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee in London
The man police would like to speak to in connection with a sex attack in Leeds

Can you help police catch Leeds sex attacker?

Police are asking anyone on a night out when the attack happened if they can identify a man they'd like to speak to

Huddersfield town centre mugger knocked victim out and then robbed him as he lay helpless with serious head injury

Can you help track down the perpetrator in this sickening attack?

Man found with head injuries in Paddock

Police scenes of crime and detectives investigating after man found with head injuries
Clr Darren O'Donovan

Dewsbury West Labour councillor Darren O'Donovan faces de-selection - by his own party

Kirklees councillor appeals in bid to save political career

Huddersfield pensioners likely to miss out on Chancellor's tax giveaway due to smaller pension pots

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne makes a key note speech at the Science and Industry in Manchester where he said that a new high-speed rail connection and better roads could create an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England to rival the success of London.
People who are approaching retirement in Yorkshire and the Humber are, alongside London, the least likely to have a big pension pot, with only 18% with pots over £500,000

Marsden Real Ale Trail campaigner calls for mounted police come back to tackle increase in offensive language, bottle throwing and public urination

Rectory Close resident, Wendy Crowther, said that her neighbourhood was being plagued by the anti social behaviour

Freak ladder fall ends in leg amputation for Will Binns after doctors spot tumour

A teenager's fall from a ladder led to a diagnosis of a rare cancer which led to surgeons amputating his leg

Are health changes just shifting care responsibility onto local council?

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
First joint meeting of Kirklees and Calderdale Scrutiny Panels looks at community care and future hospital services

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.

Kirklees Business Week to feature address by BBC Future Media exec

The BBC works with suppliers all around the UK to improve the value and quality of its digital services

Southdale reveals major housing plans

Construction and development specialist Southdale has joined forces with Brewster Bye Architects to work on several developments across the region

Crowdfunding request comes up trumps for university graduates

The Legacy wallet
Design start-up Legacy, run by product design graduates James Whitfield and Sean Sykes, has launched the “next generation” of slim executive wallets with a crowdfunding campaign in September

West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency supports Pampered Pooches in expansion plans

Twenty-year-old Freya McAvoy, of Thornhill, Dewsbury, runs Pampered Pooches which covers everything from basic grooming and style to facials, massages and more

Business Profile: Liz Burns and Scott Laidlaw at Diamonds & Dusters

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Uni Media Mash books a place in national competition

Huddersfield University student Sam Forrest is helping fellow students keep down costs with online trading platform Uni Media Mash

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Water leak forces gas cut to 300 homes in Dalton, Moldgreen and Waterloo

Jessica Baxter and and her cat Albie

Is there a cat poisoner on the loose in Huddersfield? Devastated owner speaks after pet's death

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