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The Range store set to open in Huddersfield on Good Friday

Retailer The Range will welcome its first shoppers when it opens its doors at Great Northern Retail Park on Good Friday

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Huddersfield residents asked to open their doors to help vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness turn their lives around through new Barnardo's scheme

The Barnardo’s Futures service has asked those who have a spare bedroom to host a young person to help them move on to independent living

Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Gareth Cowie pleads guilty to wasting police time after 4.5 hour siege in Lowerhouses

Gareth Cowie of Lowerhouses, Huddersfield
Case adjourned at Kirklees Magistrates' Court until April 22

Student Jamie Baldock jailed for "ruining woman's life" in drunken crash

Drink driver Jamie Baldock jailed for crash which left woman permanently injured
Kirkburton man jailed for three years

Teenage vandals apologise to allotment holders in Berry Brow

Three teens visited the site with their parents as part of a community resolution offered by police

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Police to use rolling road blocks during Tour de Yorkshire

Streets set to remain open for much of time during big cycle race

April Fools' Day 2015: We round up the best pranks from the web

We round up April Fools' Day pranks
Would you have fallen for these tricks?

West Yorkshire's 'only' outdoor butterfly sanctuary to open at Leeds Road fishing club

Learn2Fish currently building second fishing lake with butterfly island

Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League to accept Paddock CC resignation

End of innings for historic Huddersfield cricket club

WATCH: Huddersfield X Factor hopefuls audition at Kingsgate Centre

The X Factor comes to Huddersfield
Dozens of people queue for their chance to take part in the 12th series of the show

Live Breaking News

  • NEWS: A daughter has become a volunteer for Yorkshire Air Ambulance after the rapid-response emergency charity came to her father's aid following a roof fall.

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  • HTAFC:  The international break is over after England's 1 - 1 with Italy last night and it's back to the league for Town.  The boys will be hoping for three points at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday in a bid to end any talk of relegation.

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  • TWEET: And lets balance the political reporting out a little...

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  • NATIONAL: A couple from Scunthorpe have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for a second time, having already scooped a jackpot in 2013, Camelot said.

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  • NATIONAL: While Ed Miliband is in Huddersfield, a poll has revealed a rival might not return to Commons after May.

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  • TRAVEL: A busy spot on the road:

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  • NEWS: On Monday night I went to the first hustings of the Colne Valley general election candidates - and it can be summed up with the phrase "preaching to the converted".

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  • Morning all, Joanne here with the live blog for the next few hours. I'll bring a mix of local and national news and keep and eye out on the roads.

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Nostalgia: Take a look at what and who was making the Huddersfield Examiner pages back in April 1986

Holmfirth pub The Nook puts on permanent display of records and deeds detailing its glorious history

Former iconic Huddersfield 6299 red bus turns into centre of romance after bus enthusiast Elliot Day pops the question to his girlfriend

LOOK: Hundreds of bikers arrive in Huddersfield for Easter charity fundraiser

Sivan John from Malaysia explains why Huddersfield Town are his passion while friends follow the big Premier League clubs

New plane rides to woo crowds at this year's Meltham Memories 1940s weekend unveiled

A dazzling light show lit up Huddersfield Town Hall hours before the solar eclipse

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Labour leader Ed Milliband vows to end zero hours contacts at campaign stop in Huddersfield

Election 2015 campaign kicks off in earnest at David Brown gears factory

LOOK: Mum and baby have lucky escape after 40ft tree crashes on house in Hopton Hall Lane, Upper Hopton

Drama sparks calls for all village's old trees to be checked for safety

Huddersfield New College teacher Chris Madej eyes acting life after being cast in lead role for feature film Freesia

The movie role is the latest acting success for Chris who is also rehearsing for his lead role performance in Ghost at Halifax Victoria Theatre

Teenage vandals apologise to allotment holders in Berry Brow

Three teens visited the site with their parents as part of a community resolution offered by police

Mark Fisher detained in hospital after posting false claims online linking Huddersfield people to paedophilia

The Lockwood man's fantastical posts mean that one of his victims, a schoolteacher, has been unable to return to work

E-fit released of suspect who posed as a police officer in Heckmondwike

The suspect entered a house in Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike on March 16 and posed as a police officer
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Labour leader Ed Milliband vows to end zero hours contacts at campaign stop in Huddersfield

Election 2015 campaign kicks off in earnest at David Brown gears factory

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Jane Khalaf Fund launched to raise awareness of drink spiking at birthday memorial event at Huddersfield Town Hall

Jane Khalaf's family: brother Kevin, mum Rojin, dad Khalil and sister Naze.
The concert hall was full to capacity when friends and family gathered to commemorate what would have been Shelley teen Jane's 20th birthday

Scarlet Fever cases rise by four hundred per cent in Kirklees in just one year

Scarlet Fever has increased by over 400% in just one year in Kirklees

Marlene Parr raises awareness of Group B Strep Support charity after her first grandchild died from the infection at birth

Holly was stillborn after her mother Helen unknowingly passed the infection onto her

NHS admits A&E target will be missed by hospitals for the first time ever

Annual Calderdale and Huddersfield results will be revealed next month

Greensleeves secures Which? endorsement

Skelmanthorope-based lawn treatment business Greensleeves has been named as a Which? Trusted Trader

Myers Building Supplies apprentices spread the word

Two apprentices at Myers Building Supplies spoke about their training at the Kirklees College engineering centre open evening

Ti Installations wins business award

Marsh-based electrical engineering firm Ti Installations is the latest winner of the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award

David Anderson's memories of Mount Pleasant infants and juniors from 1942 to 1948

Sure to bring nostalgic thoughts flooding back for many Examiner readers

Huddersfield New College teacher Chris Madej eyes acting life after being cast in lead role for feature film Freesia

The movie role is the latest acting success for Chris who is also rehearsing for his lead role performance in Ghost at Halifax Victoria Theatre

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it
 

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Labour leader Ed Milliband vows to end zero hours contacts at campaign stop in Huddersfield

Nostalgia: Take a look at what and who was making the Huddersfield Examiner pages back in April 1986

LOOK: Mum and baby have lucky escape after 40ft tree crashes on house in Hopton Hall Lane, Upper Hopton

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