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This is shocking- My colleague Dave Himelfield has found out that people living in Huddersfield’s wealthiest areas will have on average 18 years more good health than those in the poorest.


Hi everyone, I’ll be with you for the next couple of hours. You’ve just seen the last ever blog post from Linda Whitwam, who very sadly will be leaving us today


That’s all from me today - and tomorrow...and the day after.


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The lounge of Dalton Grange, Bradley Mills Road, Huddersfield.

WEATHER: It should stay dry all day today with top temps of 10 degrees.


TRAVEL UPDATE: A62 Leeds road clear from A644 Huddersfield road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).


HTAFC: Jamie Paterson is pulling out all the stops in training.

Jamie Paterson opens the scoring for Huddersfield against Reading.

A man opened his curtains to find a cow on his sun terrace.....honest!

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The cow is winched off the roof

Did you know your postcode can affect how long you live?

All local fire stations are reporting a quiet night.

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Another look back to November 1986 — are you in our pictures?

Huge crowds pack centre of Honley for Christmas lights switch-on

New look for Brook's restaurant in Brighouse but is the food still top notch?

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The show's writers and performers, Jeremy Dyson, Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss, were awarded honorary degrees from the University of Huddersfield at the town hall in 2006. Pictured are Mark Gatiss Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton

League of Gentlemen comeback denied by show writer Reece Shearsmith

Left to right, The Rat Brewery brewing team, Paul Spencer, Richard Armitage and Robin Moss celebrate their 1000th brew from beneath the Chapel Hill pub

Rat Brewery celebrates pub's 1000th brew with Grapes of Rat — but you won't be able to try it for six months

Huddersfield film-maker Shayan Shayegani — aka Speedo Shy — praises work of Street Angels

Huddersfield prankster Speedo Shy present Street Angels with flowers and gifts in touching video

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ProperMaid founder joins Huddersfield Town Foundation

The VW Golf GTi stolen from Birchencliffe

Car thief rang Birchencliffe doorbell, got no answer so stole car

Mirfield Stags Rugby League Club unveil a new kit to pay homage to Sir Patrick Stewart

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