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Three Colne Valley schools join forces as The Heights Federation

Schools keep own identities under one leadership team

Fire drama for Huddersfield Choral Society

1200 evacuated in town hall alert

Liversedge woman Julie Lonergan drove after drinking five pints of lager

She gets community order for being more than three times over the limit

Huddersfield Town players spread Christmas cheer at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals

Kids get cheerful visits from soccer stars

Yorkshire ambulance chiefs reveal busiest weekend ever amid call for patients to "choose well" before dialling 999

1,000s dialling emergency service could be treated elsewhere

Kirklees Council greenway review will include cycling, walking and horseriding opportunities

A review of greenways is to take place - to put Kirklees at the front of the queue should future funding be found to develop them

Welcome Centre looking for donations to help spread festive cheer to those struggling to make ends meet

Dedicated volunteers at the Huddersfield charity have been working around the clock to create Christmas parcels for their clients

Former site of Kirklees College in Huddersfield sold to Wiggett Construction Group

Plans will go in early in 2015 for "gateway" site on edge of Huddersfield town centre

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Broken hip for Honley toddler Alastair Helm inspires Huddersfield hospital appeal

Grateful family donate toys to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

ONS figures show fall in Yorks jobless

Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed UK employment at a record level

Students' successes celebrated in Kirklees College 'Oscar' awards

Students were praised for their dedicated to learning

WATCH: Cleckheaton radio station releases alternative Christmas single 'Unsigned'

Cleckheaton-based COR Radio has released a charity Christmas single
West Yorkshire artists come together to raise money for British Heart Foundation and Cleckheaton Folk Festival

CAMRA calls for planning law change to stop pubs being turned into supermarkets

Tesco Express on Halifax Road, Birchencliffe before the recent opening
In Kirklees, for example, the Rising Sun, Golcar, is under threat of redevelopment from Tesco while The Co-operative Group is set to redevelop The Royal in Kirkburton which closed in 2013

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  • NEWS: A keen scuba diver is to be the next Rector of the team parish of Almondbury with Farnley Tyas.

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  • NEWS: You may find this pie eating story hard to swallow (groan).

    The annual World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan ended in controversy.

    Results were declared null and void after a work experience chef sent the wrong pies to competition venue Harry's Bar, organisers said.

    Former champion Barry Rigby, 37, from Wigan, a warehouse supervisor and part-time fitness instructor, set a time of 42.6 seconds - but it was only for half a pie after umpires decided that full pie consumption could result in "swallow stall" - due to the size of the pie.

    Tony Callaghan, owner of Harry's Bar, said: "The work experience lad was tasked with providing 24 competition pies, but mixed up the order and sent them to a divorce party up the road. By the time we realised, it was too late."

    Mr Callaghan added: "We had to go ahead. It was a bit like Andy Murray replacing Roger Federer for a show game at the tennis finals in the O2, but everyone took it in their stride and demonstrated the professionalism of pie-eating at this level."

    A pie. Probably not one involved in the contest.
    A pie. Probably not one involved in the contest.
     

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  • BYE! Well, that's all from me for now. Handing over the news baton to my colleague, Mr Himelfield.

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  • TRAVEL: Traffic returned to normal on A629 Calderdale Way Southbound before M62 / A643 (Ainley Top Roundabout).

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  • NEWS: Ian Falck, 31, of Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, appeared in court today charged with being "concerned in production of cannabis".

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  • NEWS: Magistrates agreed for a case against a man accused of drugs offences to be heard at Leeds Crown Court in the new year.

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  • NEWS: Murder victim Martin Ackroyd was badly injured in a beating by his killer’s brother a year before his death, it has been revealed.

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  • NEWS: More bereaved families are struggling to pay for funerals as the cost of dying continues to spiral.

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  • NEWS: No snow:

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Take a look inside our Property of the Week: Tom Mountford and Kathryn Powles house on Bank Lane in Denby Dale

Three Colne Valley schools join forces as The Heights Federation

Schools keep own identities under one leadership team

Fire drama for Huddersfield Choral Society

1200 evacuated in town hall alert

Quiz king Dave Bill comes out on top again - can you match the pop master? Try our quiz

Skelmanthorpe's finest quiz champion stars on radio

Liversedge woman Julie Lonergan drove after drinking five pints of lager

She gets community order for being more than three times over the limit

Huddersfield man Martin Ackroyd hospitalised after beating by killer's brother a year before he was murdered

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd
Dad-of-three suffered broken ribs and collapsed lung in beating at murderer Nicola Bedford's flat

Plea to help vulnerable people after pickpocket steals Kirklees Visual Impairment Network chairman David Quarmby's 'lifeline' phone

Police have asked for everyone to remain vigilant if they see someone acting suspiciously
Huddersfield Town Hall

Devolution: Kirklees politicians want it, but some don't like the plans so far

Opposition councillors are yet to agree ahead of crucial meeting

Most basic funeral now costs £3,500 in Kirklees and Calderdale

Bereaved families hit as the most basic funeral now costs £3,500

Clough & Company partner in tax warning

Nigel Westman, partner at Clough & Company in Cleckheaton
Nigel Westman, of Clough and Company, says figures show tax evasion to be a bigger problem than tax avoidance
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Yorkshire ambulance chief urges people to only dial 999 in a medical emergency

Flood of calls for colds and flu amid struggle to get GP appointments

Green light for Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals redundancy scheme for 400 jobs

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Hospital chief says key people will not be allowed to leave

Health and Family: This new technique for fibroids got me back in action after days

Exercise teacher Anne Little says women can avoid a hysterectomy for fibroids by asking for a technique called embolisation.

600 UK Ltd hosts EEF growth forum launch

Manufacturers in Kirklees are set to benefit from the EEF's new Yorkshire & Humber Growth Forum

Wellhouse Leisure takes Ford Terrier to Turkey

David Elliott and Layne Stuart travelled 4,500 miles to show off the Ford Terrier campervan to workers at a Ford plant in Turkey

Clough & Company partner in tax warning

Nigel Westman, partner at Clough & Company in Cleckheaton
Nigel Westman, of Clough and Company, says figures show tax evasion to be a bigger problem than tax avoidance

Three Colne Valley schools join forces as The Heights Federation

Schools keep own identities under one leadership team

Students' successes celebrated in Kirklees College 'Oscar' awards

Students were praised for their dedicated to learning

13,200 boxes of Christmas cheer have headed off from Meltham across the globe - thanks to you!

Co-ordinator of the Christmas Child shoe box appeal, Judith Powell (left) with the team of volunteers for the project which is operating from St James' Church, Meltham Mills.
A church in Meltham became the headquarters of Operation Christmas Child and some 13,200 boxes of goodies have now left to help people in the Philippines, Belarus and Serbia
 

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Holme Moss covered in first snows of winter 2014

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