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Saqib Bhatti flees Kirklees Magistrates' Court seconds before being sentenced to custody for shop thefts

A warrant has now been issued for the Heckmondwike man, who was jailed for 16 weeks

Oliver Atkins ordered to pay compensation to a police officer after kicking him while drunk

Atkins, of Brighouse, admitted the offence after being ejected from Lloyds Bar in Huddersfield town centre

Lockwood man Ryan Turpin who breached restraining order given a community order for the second time this year

Leeds Crown Court
Ryan Turpin was sentenced to a two year community order

Huddersfield project to warn children about dangers of grooming and sexting gets £6k police grant

£6,000 award for Freedom Personal Safety

Mirfield youngster Sam Bottomley set for life-saving surgery to help him walk again

Stephen and Karen Bottomley with their son Sam
Family's epic fundraising effort raises £50,000 for operation
The delay in consultation, which was due this autumn, was announced late last week

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS campaigners accuse health chiefs of denying them their say

Clinical commissioners say they are "fully committed" to public consultation

Road safety charity Brake calls for compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers

Bad eyesight is causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed
Bad eyesight causing 2,900 road casualties a year, it is claimed

Lindley man Andrew Whiston died at employer's luxury house from cocaine and alcohol cocktail following Christmas party

Coroner's Office
Andrew Whiston died from 'potentially fatal' dose of cocaine exacerbated by heavy drinking

Unison urges police staff members to reject a 1% pay offer

Unison staff involved include including 999 call takers and Police Community Support Officers

Saqib Bhatti flees Kirklees Magistrates' Court seconds before being sentenced to custody for shop thefts

A warrant has now been issued for the Heckmondwike man, who was jailed for 16 weeks

Gritty BBC crime drama Happy Valley set for second series

Sgt Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire)
BBC commissions return for Sarah Lancashire drama filmed in Huddersfield and Calderdale

Rising car costs: Save money on your motor with whocanfixmycar.com

Did you know that keeping a car on the road now costs more than insuring one? Save money on car servicing with comparison site whocanfixmycar.com today!

WATCH: Iraqi doctor settled in Huddersfield speaks of fears for lives of his wife and young children over immigration red tape

Dr Naser Jarallah, settled in Dalton, fled to UK to escape persecution

Protesters lobby rail commuters in Dewsbury as train fares set to rise by 3.5%

Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Dewsbury, Paula Sherriff (front) with fellow rail campaigners at Dewsbury Railway Station
Passengers face inflation-busting 3.5% fare hike from January
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

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

NHS appeals for more organ donors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital

Watchdog airs complaints over patients registering with NHS dentists as Almondbury woman travels to Elland to see her dentist

Almondbury woman, 24, says she has to trek all way to Elland!

Student midwives from Huddersfield take giant leap for neonatal bereavement charity

Charity sky dive raises £4,000 for Still Birth and Neonatal Death charity
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Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, looks to her Yorkshire roots

Yorkshire Day gives Tykes a chance to celebrate their regional roots - without feeling trapped by them

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Syngenta backs apprenticeships

A leading Huddersfield manufacturer is urging school leavers to take the apprenticeship route into a career

Dr Graham Williams' delight as CSI Huddersfield university student Miranda Blackburn picked as first to work with police

Forensics student Miranda Blackburn chosen for placement with crime scene investigation unit

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Lepton fashion star Corey Thompson styles RnB star Chris Brown's New Flame video

Lepton's Corey Thompson styled RnB star Chris Brown's New Flame video
She found experience "surreal"

Live Breaking News

  • GCSEs: My colleague Linda Whitwam is visiting schools this morning as GCSE results are revealed - her first stop of the day was to Rastrick High School, where results are 11% up on last year.

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  • NEWS: Travellers reappear at playing fields in Salendine Nook, but not on the school fields.

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  • NEWS: Some sad news to start the day - up to 90 jobs to go at Huddersfield-based Mamas & Papas.

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  • TOWN: New front-runner with bookies for Huddersfield Town manager's job is former Charlton boss Chris Powell.

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  • WEATHER: It's currently 10°C and cloudy, today's high will be 15°C.

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  • NEWS: Here's more on the woman who escaped a flat fire in Hillhouse last night - click here to read it

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  • Just spoke to Huddersfield Fire Station who attended a flat fire in Hillhouse last night - no-one was injured but Watch Commander Andy Blackburn has some safety advice from the incident we can all learn from - will bring you the full story in a matter of moments.

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  • Morning all, Joanne here with Thursday's live blog. Good luck to all who are biting their nails waiting for GCSE results to be revealed.

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Gritty BBC crime drama Happy Valley set for second series

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