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New M62 business park at Chain Bar could create 1,000 jobs

The former North Bierley water treatment works (centre of picture) could become a 500,000sq ft industrial and business park under plans tabled by Keyland Developments
About 1,000 jobs could be created by turning North Bierley water treatment works into a site for industrial units, it is claimed

22 young girls in Kirklees currently at risk of child sexual exploitation, report reveals

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster
Police and council explain the situation in our area after the horrifying revelations in Rotherham

A healthier takeaway? Kirklee Council team aiming to get businesses to cut salts and fats in fast food

Fish and chips are England's delicacy - don't forget the mushy peas
Results include a cut in salt levels, poaching instead of frying and reduced sugar drinks

Marsden amateur motorbike photographer Tom Lonsdale hopes for a podium finish after gaining place in the final of nationwide contest

Tom Lonsdale's picture of riders taking part in Trip Endura in the Himachel Pradesh, Himalyas in 2008
Landscape architect and urban designer, Tom Lonsdale, took up the hobby to combine his dual loves of biking and cameras

Stumped - 60 years on! Former Huddersfield man Tony Wood finds childhood game still painted in ginnel cricket pitch

Tony Wood and the stumps he used as a lad - 60 years earlier
The cricket pitch he shared with school pals was created in a small ginnel, tucked away between the rows of weavers’ cottages, and the stumps were chalked on a wall

Plans for 166 new homes in Mirfield may bring £1,000,000 windfall - but it could have been up to £4,000,000

The Mirfield 25 site on land off Leeds Road and Slipper Lane in Mirfield
Mirfield Free Grammar and Old Bank schools set for cash boost

Huddersfield Hilly Half Marathon back for fourth year

Chris Roche on the challenging course
The event will again see runners take on the challenging course of Huddersfield’s hilly terrains in support of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Recovery College Kirklees launches to help people learn their way back to health

Steven Michael OBE, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
New classes will aid recovery from mental and physical ill-health

Runaway van that killed Dewsbury mum-of-four Simran Ahmed was left in neutral with brake 'partially applied', court told

The white Ford Transit Connect which struck mum-of-four Simran Ahmed can be seen in the centre of the picture
Mohammed Karani, of Batley, denies causing the death of Simran Ahmed by careless or inconsiderate driving last April

Police to test dog which bit child in Highfields to discover whether it's a banned breed

Police are appealing for information
Police await tests on seized dog

Police return to Dewsbury street where woman's body found

Police guard the scene near where the body of a 46-year-old woman was found in Leeds Road, Dewsbury
Detectives await results of post-mortem examination

Campaign to save Huddersfield's free town bus starts to motor

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station
Social enterprise, donation box or retailer funding being explored

Live Breaking News

  • TRAVEL: Reports that the M62 is blocked eastbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and 28 (Tingley) because of a car fire. Traffic said to be building up. It's also busy on the A644 Wakefield Road to junction 25 at Brighouse.

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  • NEWS: A woman badly hurt in a hit and run incident in Huddersfield is still in hospital, four days on.

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  • NEWS: I think this story is really great. Tony Wood, 70, went back to the terraced streets where he grew up and found the cricket stumps he chalked on a wall still there - 60 years later. Read all about it here.

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  • NEWS: Kirklees Council has come under fire for "rolling over" when faced by big developers. Read more here.

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  • SPORT: Great old picture of Huddersfield Town hero Denis Law on Twitter just now. It's from the Topical Times annual 1959!

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  • BREAKING: Police are hunting four men who robbed a wealthy businessman in his home.

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  • TRAVEL: There's slow traffic on A644 Wakefield Road from A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) to M62 J25 Roundabout.

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  • TWEET: Calderdale Clr Simon Young has tweeted his reaction to news coming out of the Labour Party Conference.

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  • NEWS: I attended the first Joint Health Scrutiny Panel yesterday - where Kirklees and Calderdale councillors quizzed health bosses about proposed changes.

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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

Soldier from 1 Yorks wearing a Tactical Engagement System (TES) as thousands of soldiers have begun the world's biggest game of laser quest as they take part in exercise Prarie Storm at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Calgary, Canada.

Yorkshire soldiers in biggest 'laser quest' game ever as part of Canadian training camp

Lasting eight days, the training exercise sees about 2,000 soldiers along with hundreds of tanks and other vehicles kitted out with laser guns and hi-tech sensors

Huddersfield's Music and the Deaf charity to move to Halifax's Eureka!

Members of Music for the Deaf signing and singing Choir during a rehearsal at the Huddersfield Methodist Mission with (left to right) Liz Thomas, Helen Mitchell and Jess Baker who were leading the session
Music and the Deaf needs more space as its services grow in demand

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
Sandmoor Motors in Birstall

Boss of Sandmoor Motors in Birstall Christopher Christoforou jailed over "wholesale dishonesty" in car deals

Consumer watchdogs checks led to court case which heard said on 13 occasions vehicles were found to have higher mileage than stated in adverts and on three occasions customers were not informed the vehicles were insurance write offs

Huddersfield hit-and-run victim still in hospital four days after incident near Greenhead Park

Police at accident scene on Gledholt Road, Gledholt, Huddersfield
Police make new appeal after the woman spent a fourth day being treated for serious facial and head injuries

Businessman attacked by masked gang in robbery at Shelley home

The men, clad in balaclavas, physically attacked the 51-year-old who has not been named
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Are health changes just shifting care responsibility onto local council?

First joint meeting of Kirklees and Calderdale Scrutiny Panels looks at community care and future hospital services

Campaign to save Huddersfield's free town bus starts to motor

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station
Social enterprise, donation box or retailer funding being explored

Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt accuses Kirklees Council of 'double standards' over fly-posting

Huddersfield Criterium cycle races.
Martyn Bolt pictured before the start of the first race.
Tory blasts council over 'unfairness'
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Are health changes just shifting care responsibility onto local council?

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.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary League of Friends celebrate 60 years of service

Group supports patients and families along with fundraising for equipment
Forum of Private Business

Forum of Private Business warns over regulatory costs

The cost of complying with regulations has risen to £1.5bn for Yorkshire's SMEs, according to the Forum of Private Business

Business Connector Jonathan Wales delivers half-year report

Bank manager Jonathan Wales has been kept busy during his first six months as Business Connector in Huddersfield

Applegate Properties shortlisted for top award

Amy Wray
Holmfirth-based Applegate Properties is vying for the title of Yorkshire & Humber Agency of the Year at The Negotiator Awards
Gillette Rugby League Heritage Centre formerly at George Hotel, Huddersfield

George Hotel's Rugby League Heritage Centre memorabilia to go on tour - before heading back to new Huddersfield home

Exact details of the new home are not being revealed but both the John Smith’s Stadium and the University of Huddersfield have been mooted

Recovery College Kirklees launches to help people learn their way back to health

Steven Michael OBE, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
New classes will aid recovery from mental and physical ill-health

What's on: Huddersfield University Freshers' Week 2014

Here's what Huddersfield Students' Union have got in store for freshers this week
 

Videos & Photos

Police at accident scene on Gledholt Road, Gledholt, Huddersfield

Huddersfield hit-and-run victim still in hospital four days after incident near Greenhead Park

Businessman attacked by masked gang in robbery at Shelley home

Soldier from 1 Yorks wearing a Tactical Engagement System (TES) as thousands of soldiers have begun the world's biggest game of laser quest as they take part in exercise Prarie Storm at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Calgary, Canada.

Yorkshire soldiers in biggest 'laser quest' game ever as part of Canadian training camp

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