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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

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Police release e-fit in connection with attempted abduction in Mirfield

Did you see this man last Friday afternoon in the Nab Lane area of Mirfield?

Gale-force winds batter Kirklees and Calderdale overnight

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Firefighters called to deal with flooding risk at B&B

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

Unusual spot for a wedding proposal

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

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

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  • TRAVEL: Neville Street closed due to strong winds between Sovereign Street (Dark Arches) and Water Lane.
    Bridgewater Place is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to the high winds. The closure will be lifted shortly (from 6pm) and this will then change to a closure for high sided vehicles until 3am on Wednesday morning.

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  • It's hold on to your hats weather in Hudderfield today (and large parts of the UK). Even planes have been struggling with the winds at Leeds Bradford Airport earlier.

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    Chloe has finished for the day after an early start at the Xfactor auditions in Huddersfield.

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  • TRAVEL: Catching a train tonight? Check to see if it will still be running due to the high winds here:

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  • Sorry about the lack of updates, the blogging machine locked me out

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  • WEATHER: According to the Met Office, it looks like we have a two hour period of grace before the heavens open again. After that, expect more rain until 7pm tomorrow. And be warned, it will get much worse than earlier today.

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  • NEWS: Would you fancy landing in a plane in this weather?

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  • NEWS: Do you know someone who auditioned for X Factor today in Huddersfield?

    The X Factor comes to Huddersfield
    The X Factor comes to Huddersfield

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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

Huddersfield homelessness charity Simon on the Streets reveals big issues in getting people's lives back on track

Gareth Cowie of Lowerhouses, Huddersfield

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

Case adjourned at Kirklees Magistrates' Court until April 22

WATCH: Gale-force winds and torrential rain leave trail of damage and destruction across Kirklees and Calderdale

Firefighters called to deal with flooding drama at Ripponden B&B

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

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
Jane Khalaf's family: brother Kevin, mum Rojin, dad Khalil and sister Naze.

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

The concert hall was full to capacity when friends and family gathered to commemorate what would have been Shelley teen Jane's 20th birthday

George Osborne hasn't delivered a Budget to get small business owners throwing their hats in the air, says Amanda Vigar

Amanda Vigar
With just weeks before the General Election, none of us could be entirely sure what the Budget would hold

Who were the most talkative MPs in the House of Commons last year?

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons
See how the local MPs rated here

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

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

Scriba PR's Katie Mallinson's royal appointment with Prince Andrew

Katie Mallinson, of Scriba PR, was presented with a Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award by Prince Andrew at Huddersfield University
Drink driver Jamie Baldock jailed for crash which left woman permanently injured

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

Kirkburton man jailed for three years

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

Scriba PR's Katie Mallinson's royal appointment with Prince Andrew

Katie Mallinson, of Scriba PR, was presented with a Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award by Prince Andrew at Huddersfield University
 

Videos & Photos

Gareth Cowie of Lowerhouses, Huddersfield

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

WATCH: Gale-force winds and torrential rain leave trail of damage and destruction across Kirklees and Calderdale

A plane lands sideways in 70mph gusts

Wind beneath the wings: Watch planes land sideways at Leeds Bradford Airport in gusts of 70mph

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