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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

Huddersfield Examiner reader picture competition: Vote for your winner!

Have a look through the gallery of pictures then vote for the one you like best

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor Joseph Cullen facing sex charges awaits court date

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Prosecutors still to decide on legal action

Prostitute at 15, alcoholic by 16, crack addict then finally murderer: The brutal upbringing of Newsome killer Nicola Bedford

Nicola Bedford, Surjit Singh Sidhu and their victim Martin Ackroyd
Bedford, who began working as prostitute aged 15, was alcoholic by age of 16

WATCH: Poignant Roger Davies ballad launched to get anti-drink driving message through

The video begins with a a shocking statistic
'A Thousand Tears' has been produced by local musician Roger Davis to promote campaign this Christmas

Live: Huddersfield breaking news, sport updates, travel and M62 traffic news, plus weather on Dec 18

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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

Live Breaking News

  • TRAVEL: The problems on the roads reported earlier have eased a little, though Calderdale Way remains busy and now Huddersfield's ring road is on the 'hotspot' list.

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  • NEWS: A Huddersfield firm could face fine of up to £20,000 after illegal worker found during Home Office immigration enforcement team raid yesterday.

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  • TRAVEL: A round-up of a few hotspots on the roads:

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  • TWEET: Here's what you can expect from Thursday's Examiner newspaper:

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  • TWEET: Advance warning of a road closure in Halifax, it's right behind the Broad Street Plaza so if you're planning a cinema trip tonight be aware of this:

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  • TOWN: Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells keen to resume partnership with James Vaughan.

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  • NEWS: Later today Kirklees & Calderdale councils will learn how much government cash they'll be getting to spend for 2015/16.

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  • WEATHER: Today's forecast is a high of 11°C with rain and drizzle throughout the day - not good for those of us without a brolly today!

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  • Morning all, Joanne here with Thursday's live blog of news, sport, travel and more.

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  • Hello and welcome to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner's live blog on 18 December.

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Huddersfield Railway Station in the 1890s and in 2014

125 years of Huddersfield Railway Station in pictures - see how much (and little) has changed in more than a century

Louise Hirst shows off her Christmas jumper

Christmas Jumper Day 2014: Send us snaps of your festive woolies!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Festive telly: What films are on TV on Christmas Eve?

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

Broken hip for Honley toddler Alastair Helm inspires Huddersfield hospital appeal

Grateful family donate toys to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

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

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

Bereaved families hit as the most basic funeral now costs £3,500
The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd

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

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

Prostitute at 15, alcoholic by 16, crack addict then finally murderer: The brutal life of Newsome killer Nicola Bedford

Nicola Bedford, Surjit Singh Sidhu and their victim Martin Ackroyd
Bedford, who began working as prostitute aged 15, was alcoholic by age of 16

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 chief urges people to only dial 999 in a medical emergency

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

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

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor Joseph Cullen facing sex charges awaits court date

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Prosecutors still to decide on legal action
 

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