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Hung parliament and weekend of deal-making to follow General Election, says Huddersfield University expert

The ITV Leaders' Debate 2015
Dr Pete Woodcock predicts a hung parliament

Last ever Huddersfield Town Crier Championships to be held this year

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Organiser and Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson said it must end due to funding difficulties

Motorists anger over council pay and display parking machines that don't give change

A total of 32 sites in the area use machines which keep any overpayment

Family fundraiser to help hospital unit after vital operation for baby Joshua Stead

Rare condition meant three-week-old Joshua was vomiting for six days

Fury after Holmfirth left without Post Office for three weeks

Councillor inundated with complaints from people who were left without the service due to a refurbishment and a staffing crisis

Pizza delivery man ambushed and robbed by three youths

The teenagers ordered the pizzas and then robbed the delivery driver for them

Blackpool vs Huddersfield Town abandoned after pitch invasion

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Match was abandoned for safety reasons and people were asked to leave the stadium

Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Police had appealed for information two days ago to mark 18 years since seven-year-old Joe McCafferty

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Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Mate flies in to find she has THREE suitors!

Northern Gas Networks promises to tackle fuel poverty and care for environment in community pledge

Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Networks has launched its Community Promises document to support people in the areas in which it operates

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: Eight of the most Yorkshire things that happened

From dressed up dogs to high-fiving policemen, we did it in style

Video: Mother's heartfelt appeal as arsonist remains free - 18 years after her son's death

Joe McCafferty was just seven-years-old when he suffered fatal in an arson attack in Marsh

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  • The mother of arson victim Joe McCafferty was visited by police immediately after two arrests inconnection with her son's death had been made, she has told the Examiner.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: A man and a woman in their 60s from Huddersfield have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of seven-year-old Joe McCafferty in a house fire 18 years ago.

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  • TRAINS: Northern Rail are now reporting no delays from Huds to Manchester via Standedge. BUT FirstTranspennine's latest update reports 45 minutes so advisable to check your train company before travelling.

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Take a guided tour of this Lindley apartment - is loft living for you?

Ninth Golcar Lily Day to take place on May 9

Three Towers fundraising cycle riders pay tribute to fallen of World War One

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LOOK: Huddersfield Scouts stage St George's Day parade in Beaumont Park

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LOOK: Hundreds of people take part in Huddersfield's tough road race

WATCH: £27m University new-build gets go-ahead at gateway to Huddersfield

Nick Lawton-over Wessenden Valley

Why love Yorkshire? Famous Kirklees men and women speak out about what makes the county so great

Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Police had appealed for information two days ago to mark 18 years since seven-year-old Joe McCafferty died

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Mate flies in to find she has THREE suitors!

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan
Ex-squaddie hopes to devote life to raising money for ex-servicemen's charities

Video: Mother's heartfelt appeal as arsonist remains free - 18 years after her son's death

Joe McCafferty was just seven-years-old when he suffered fatal in an arson attack in Marsh

Prolific burglar Michael Jefferson jailed over Ferrari thefts

Brighouse man targeted two replica vehicles worth around £60,000 a piece

Jonathan Sutton told he can appeal against sentence giving for killing pregnant girlfriend Emma Mansell

Sutton's legal team argued the punishment was far too tough and more in line with a homicide involving guns
The ITV Leaders' Debate 2015

Hung parliament and weekend of deal-making to follow General Election, says Huddersfield University expert

Dr Pete Woodcock predicts a hung parliament

Local elections 2015: Kirklees Conservatives share some of their policies for Kirklees

Kirklees Council Conservative leader Robert Light
See what the Kirklees Conservatives are campaigning on here

Local elections 2015: Kirklees Labour share some of its policies for Kirklees say:

'We recognise people focus on other services but let’s focus on the care service'

Mental health services for children "not fit for purpose" in Kirklees and Calderdale

Health chiefs hold summit to tackle crisis

Huddersfield scientist Graham Williams pioneers breakthrough in research into identical twins

Concept of DNA under the microscope

Direct Health aims to recruit 100 care workers

A recruitment drive is under way for care and support workers who can work in various parts of Kirklees and Calderdale

Santander awards for Huddersfield students

Enterprising students at Huddersfield University have won prizes in the Santander Universities Entrepreneur Awards

Fantastic Media posts record rise in first quarter revenue

Renewed confidence in the economy and a return to traditional media has helped Fantastic Media increase business

Kirklees Business News 05/05/15: Read the latest edition here

The latest edition of the best guide to what's happening in business in Kirklees

Santander awards for Huddersfield students

Enterprising students at Huddersfield University have won prizes in the Santander Universities Entrepreneur Awards

Huddersfield's Molly Schofield from Impact Diving Club,Halifax, wins three gold medals in GBDF Spring Masters

Impact Diving Club's Lizzie Wrench, left, Molly Schofield and Harriet Stott who train at Halifax swimming pool
Clubmates also succeed and do club proud

GOLF: Sweet revenge for Megan Lockett in Yorkshire Championship final

Huddersfield’s Megan Lockett is the new Yorkshire Ladies Champion.
 

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Huddersfield man and woman arrested on suspicion of Joe McCafferty murder - 18 years after arson attack in Marsh

Love a duck! Matchmaker Wendy Crowther delivers mate for Dewsbury's solo Mandarin duck

Honley soldier James Cairns training, left, and in Afghanistan

Blade runner! Honley soldier James Cairns, who lost a leg after being shot in Afghanistan, wants to be a running star

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