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Great reggae nights in Huddersfield at Cleopatra's and then Silver Sands

Plea for memorabilia for Venn Street reunion

More than 100 new jobs created as Town and Local Care lands Calderdale Council contract

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Huddersfield firm starts recruitment for home care workers

West Yorkshire Police to say "Goodbye" to traditional notebooks

Cops get high-teach weapon to keep them on the beat

Parents barrage police officers with abuse during parking row at Fixby Junior & Infant School

Parking problems at Fixby Junior and Infant School, Lightcliffe.
The shock allegations were made by headteacher, Claire Allen,amid attempts to tackle dangerous parking

Denby Dale crash investigation will interview schoolchildren at bus stop just yards from scene

The scene of the crash in Denby Dale.
The injured man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for serious but non-life threatening injuries

iPads for Kirklees bin men? Council is looking at new technology to improve the service

What technology will binmen be getting?
Kirklees Council says its premature to know what new technology will involve

Power house: 50 years ago this week Huddersfield's Harold Wilson became Prime Minister - but who lives in his childhood Cowlersley home today?

Mum Babette Harrison with her two children Breanna, five, and Ellie, two. They are living in the same house that former Prime Minister Harold Wilson lived in all those years ago...
“My aunt Doris used to go to New St School with Harold. She said he was a loner and his mother used to kick him out and make him play with the lads roundabouts," said one neighbour

Rail passengers can help boost Mirfield Railway Station at meeting with train operator with cash to spend

Grand Central has £7.8m to improve stations and Clr Martyn Bolt hopes some will come Mirfield's way

Watch Commander Andy Blackburn gets ready to hang up his hose!

Been with Blue Watch many years

Huddersfield MPs cross swords over plans to quadruple maximum jail terms from six months to two years for internet trolls

Justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is behind the tough new laws regarding those convicted of sending threatening and vile messages

Kirkburton family's joy after life saving daughter donates kidney to her father

Ex-Emley Moor Mast rigger Brian Firth fights on thanks to successful transplant

Man steals two phones from young Huddersfield men in Alder Street after threatening to rip their jaws off

Police have launched a man hunt to find the criminal who wore a baseball cap with Dope emblazoned across it

Report reveals ambulance delays after Huddersfield killer Subhan Anwar was murdered in his cell by two inmates

Subhan Anwar
Change in procedures now at Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire

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  • TRAVEL: There is more heavy traffic than normal on M606 Southbound between J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout) and M62 J26 / A58 (Chain Bar).

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  • WEATHER: Is this wind just here to blow out our cobwebs before work or is it going to hang around for longer? According to the Met Office it will increase in strength until around 4pm but is then expected to die down this evening. We can expect rain showers until the same time. Tomorrow looks less wet and windy but still overcast -time to dust the kites off then!

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  • Hello there, early risers-and welcome to today's blog. Put the porridge on (you need something stodgy to weigh you down so the wind doesn't blow you away today!) and I'll start bringing you the latest news and travel

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Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's Mod Revue at Golcar Royal British Legion

4,000 votes, 202 pictures, one town: winners of Examiner calendar for 2015 revealed

Halloween is coming!

Little Horrors 2014: send us snaps of your kids kitted out ready for Halloween

Nostalgia: it's 1990 in Huddersfield - are you pictured?

Property of the Week: Sunny Bank road in Meltham

CBeebies star Dr Ranj to switch on Huddersfield Christmas lights

Halloween is nearly here...

Halloween hi-jinx: what's on in Huddersfield this half-term?

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches
Charity record attempt at Holme Valley pub

New team to tackle child protection tip-offs in Kirklees will operate from 'secure room'

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster
Police, health and social service team being formed and will work from secure location due to sensitive data sharing
Leeds Crown Court

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

West Yorkshire Police to say "Goodbye" to traditional notebooks

Cops get high-teach weapon to keep them on the beat

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stnning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

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Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden
“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

Family and Health: Campaigning for MS awareness in the Asian community

Ranjit Kaur was surprised to learn that MS is a hidden disease among members of the Asian community.

Two Colne Valley GP surgeries with 10,000 patients announce plans to merge due to funding issues

Marsden Health Centre and Colne Valley Family Doctors will pool resources

WATCH: Picket lines at Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals as NHS staff go on strike

Midwives, nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, and hospital porters and cleaners mounted picket lines across England from 7am for four hours

WSI Yorkshire owner Steve Harvey Franklin wins international award

Steve Harvey Franklin was named top consultant by global franchise WSI for his success providing online marketing help

Apprenticeship Hub helps hundreds in Kirklees

Heckmondwike firm Robin hood Watersports is among companies benefiting from the Apprenticeship Hub in Kirklees

Business Profile: Kevin Lamb of Huddersfield Osteopathy Ltd

Kevin Lamb has swapped soldiering for life as a sports masseur at the premises of Huddersfield Osteopathy Ltd

Apprenticeship Hub helps hundreds in Kirklees

Heckmondwike firm Robin hood Watersports is among companies benefiting from the Apprenticeship Hub in Kirklees

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stnning success

Almost 800 people were involved in the Kirklees Business Conference at the John Smith's Stadium

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people
 

Videos & Photos

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

Kirklees Business Week hailed a stnning success

The boys are back in town: Ivy Street gang celebrates golden years of fun and games at 30th reunion

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