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At threat Kozee Sleep workers stage sit-in

Workers staged a sit-in at the Ravensthorpe HQ of failed firm Kozee Sleep in protest at not being paid their wages

Huddersfield indoor bowlers fight on to keep the sport in the town

New name and renewed ambition for bowling club

Two locked up after unprovoked bottle attack in Elland

Court told victim was left unconscious after being set upon by group of men

Helme Hall and Helme View care home makes 'massive improvements' under new management

Helme Hall
Previous Care Quality Commission report slammed standards

Cancer sufferer Brian Lockwood's wedding arranged in an hour after his condition worsened

Family and staff in tears at bedside ceremony at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Man stabbed in 'domestic incident' in Lockwood

The injured man suffered wounds to his back and is in a stable condition in hospital

Sex beast Peter Carter found guilty of raping seven-year-old girl

The dad-of-two - who was also convicted of abusing another youngster - has been remanded in custody awaiting sentence

Travellers set up camp in Huddersfield park

Council seeks eviction order

Fartown dad condemns vandals who fired air rifle pellets into family's home

Wayne Brett with window hit by air pellet at his home of in Clara Street, Fartown
Police are stepping up patrols in Fartown after the incident in Clara Street

Plan for a first class waiting lounge at Huddersfield Railway Station

Huddersfield Railway Station
First TransPennine say passenger demand has led to planning bid

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Parking charges to return to parts of Calderdale after suspension

June 1 will see parking fees and enforcement back in outer Halifax

Stone thieves target two Huddersfield schools in the same night

Schools urge people to be vigilant after thefts at Farnley Tyas and Scapegoat Hill

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  • CRIME: Joseph Coultous, 22, of Bradford is wanted on recall to prison. Call 101 with any information.

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  • EXAM STRESS: Students at the University of Huddersfield and Kirklees College are calming their nerves by taking up cycling and walking to the ex am room, as part of the charity Sustrans’ Active Travel project.

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  • NEWS: The fight to keep indoor bowling in Huddersfield is being stepped up.

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  • TRAVEL: Slow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island), congestion on M62 to J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

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All Our Yesterdays Extra: Relive the 80s with these snaps from the Examiner archives

First swimmers dive into Huddersfield's new leisure centre which was officially opened by the Mayor this morning

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's the Holmfirth Folk Festival

All Our Yesterdays this week is from 26 years ago - it's 1989 - are you pictured?

Revealed: Huddersfield's top ten Indian restaurants, as voted for by Trip Advisor users

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's the Huddersfield Town End Of Season Awards

Huddersfield Town take on 200 kids in end of season match

At-threat Kozee Sleep workers stage sit-in

Workers staged a sit-in at the Ravensthorpe HQ of failed firm Kozee Sleep in protest at not being paid their wages

Ruddi's Retreat launches new cafe and sweet shop to raise money for respite caravans

The venue has opened following the closure of the charity's bistro on the other side of the road

Travellers set up camp in Huddersfield park

Council seeks eviction order

Man who caused £1000 of damage soaking his neighbour's convertible Audi convicted of "malicious" hate campaign

Jeremy Hoyle, 43, compiled a dossier on neighbour Chris O’Brien in a row over parking in their quiet cul-de-sac

Two locked up after unprovoked bottle attack in Elland

Court told victim was left unconscious after being set upon by group of men

Sex beast Peter Carter found guilty of raping seven-year-old girl

The dad-of-two - who was also convicted of abusing another youngster - has been remanded in custody awaiting sentence

Scrutiny system in Kirklees 'reduced to tokenism' as some councillors oppose changes

But vote to axe four scrutiny panels was won, despite opposition

Clr David Sheard returns as Kirklees Council leader after winning vote of fellow councillors

Cabinet roles changed as Kirklees looks to the future

New Mayor of Kirklees Clr Paul Kane sworn in at mayor-making ceremony

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The new mayor, who took over from Clr Ken Smith, will have his partner, Mrs Susan Bedford, as mayoress

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporters urge funding protection for respite breaks

Local authorities facing a squeeze are reviewing funding for respite and short breaks, but one Huddersfield family speaks of importance of beaks

Health and Family: Vicky Smith piled the pounds between pregnancies

Vicky Smith gained seven stones between having her two daughters but is now determined to help others not to fall into the fat trap

Mirfield family with two autistic boys launch new support group for Kirklees parents

Families have revealed anguished stories about chldren suffering from autism and the apparent lack of help. Health reporter NICK LAVIGUEUR looks at the work of a new support group
Building, Builders

Huddersfield sees fall in new home starts

Figures from the Department for Communities shows just 2.3 new homes are started in Huddersfield for every 1,000 existing houses

Manufactured Yorkshire offers apprentice for six months

Chrissie Slater
Kirklees College and Manufactured Yorkshire will provide a fully-funded trainee for six months to one lucky company

Ted Wetton named new accountants' president

Ted Wetton is the new president of the Huddersfield and District Society of Chartered Accountants

Linthwaite Brass Band calls for players to take part in large concert in memory of band stalwart John Iredale

John undertook numerous roles as a player, conductor, teacher and band official and sadly passed away last January

Dick and Lottie to perform for Ayckbourn himself

The theatre company dedicated to the works of Alan Ayckbourn is to perform for the great man himself.

Rot and decay inside iconic old Co-operative building in New Street inspires Lepton fine art student Hazel Dyson's cutting edge fashions

Rot and decay may not seem like an inspiration for cutting edge clothes
 

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Ruddi's Retreat launches new cafe and sweet shop to raise money for respite caravans

Bad parking in Huddersfield

LOOK: Pictures of bafflingly bad parking in Huddersfield that will make you irate

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