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Concerns over road plans for Skelmanthorpe

Council insist surface dressing is sound repair for roads

Parking hike at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals and disabled drivers must now pay

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Changes to Blue Badge policy amid 25 per cent rise in parking charges for everyone else

Holmfirth woman's injuries revealed following Netherthong attack

Chloe Knapton suffered serious facial injuries and has undergone surgery

Slow-motion police chase as getaway driver's van weighed down by stolen road roller

Having loaded the heavy roller into a Ford Transit, Johnathon McCormack was caught after the van struggled to move

Convicted double murderer Mark Nash guilty of two further murders 18 years ago

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Nash, who lived in Bradley, Huddersfield and attended All Saints College, is already serving a double life sentence

Kirklees firefighters hit targets with fall in arsons, house fires and road accidents

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Arsons down by more than half and road accidents down by almost half, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service figures

New Mill cycling ace thrilled to take on world's best in Tour de Yorkshire

And 19-year-old Gabz Cullaigh will ride through his own village on stage three of the inaugural race

Councillors to launch drive to clean up blighted public toilets in Mirfield

Workers are struggling to rid the toilets of the sexually-explicit graffiti on the walls

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Dream Homes: The Old Rectory, Mirfield

The house is steeped in history with many original features, while a mulberry tree dating from the reign of James I grows in the gardens

PICTURES AND VIDEO: Huddersfield's new Leisure Centre seen from the air

Birds' eye view as new centre gets close to opening

Report written in Huddersfield reveals that Asian women sent to jail are shunned by their families

But Asian men are treated more sympathetically

Textiles firm Camira Group wins fourth Queen's Award

This time Camira has won the award for its environmentally-sustainable fabrics

Student Morgan Sykes fights back after being diagnosed with cancer just weeks after her 18th birthday

Friends and family rally round brave Morgan as she undergoes gruelling chemotherapy

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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

Record Store Day to be celebrated at Huddersfield's Vinyl Tap on April 18

This week's All Our Yesterday's looks back to April 1990 - Are you pictured?

Renowned Builders Club revived for just one night at Vox Bar for special remembrance event

Cyclists, 1910

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: This is what cycling looked like more than a century ago

LOOK: Sports day races, tandems, no helmets and not a scrap of lyrca in sight

Survey shows World War Two Spitfire most iconic British vehicle of all time

Third place went to James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – and the company which built it was owned by Huddersfield's Sir David Brown.

Trainee priests from Mirfield go to muddy hell and back at Wolf Run obstacle challenge

Students from College of the Resurrection raise £3,000 for Kirkwood Hospice

Report written in Huddersfield reveals that Asian women sent to jail are shunned by their families

But Asian men are treated more sympathetically

Convicted double murderer Mark Nash guilty of two further murders 18 years ago

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Nash, who lived in Bradley, Huddersfield and attended All Saints College, is likely to end his life in jail

Ever wondered how West Yorkshire Police produce E-fit images?

Examiner reporter Louise Cooper explores the world of police imaging
Colin Barratt

Colin Barratt, of Wheawill & Sudworth, turns the spotlight onto personal allowances

A major policy of the Coalition Government was to “increase the Personal Allowance for income tax to help lower and middle income earners”.

What's in a name? Quite a lot of it's going on a ballot paper, Kirklees councillors say

Changes to electoral registration mean election candidates have no say over how their name appears on ballot papers

Politician Kath Pinnock sees runaway car on campaign trail

Smash closes Cleckheaton road

Student Morgan Sykes fights back after being diagnosed with cancer just weeks after her 18th birthday

Friends and family rally round brave Morgan as she undergoes gruelling chemotherapy

Family and Health: Has the time come to give patients real end-of-life choices?

After losing a parent to a rare neurological condition Hilarie Stelfox asks if assisted suicide should be an option for those who want it.

Hospital food improvements at Huddersfield and Calderdale to be showcased

Members to get behind the scenes tour
Colin Barratt

Colin Barratt, of Wheawill & Sudworth, turns the spotlight onto personal allowances

A major policy of the Coalition Government was to “increase the Personal Allowance for income tax to help lower and middle income earners”.

Hartrose Associates launches in Huddersfield

Sheffield-based accountancy and financial consultancy firm Hartrose Associates has opened offices at The Triangle, Paddock\n

David Parkin launches travel and events business

Huddersfield University graduate David Parkin has assembled a top team for new business venture

IdeasHAUS is providing a route to industry

Huddersfield University lecturer Joanne Harris has launched an enterprise to help students get their designs into commercial production

Business Profile: Yasmin Rahmatullah, of YTR Design

Former Huddersfield University student Yasmin Rahmattulah is supplying greetings cards to retailers across the UK and abroad

LOOK: Take a Huddersfield history lesson with these century old school snaps

Huddersfield school history
Huddersfield schools caught on camera more than 100 years ago
 

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Dream Homes: The Old Rectory, Mirfield

Cyclists, 1910

Tour de Yorkshire 2015: This is what cycling looked like more than a century ago

Trainee priests from Mirfield go to muddy hell and back at Wolf Run obstacle challenge

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