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British Geological Survey map into areas where there is potential for shale gas. Yellow shows areas that are licensed while blue areas with lines through highlight areas surveyed that could be used for fracking.

Could Kirklees be in the fracking firing line?

Map shows part of Kirklees as 'prospective area' for extraction of oil and gas from fracking

Dalton dog attack on toddler: Beautiful smile of tot attacked by pet

Jensen, the 14-month-old, attacked by the dog in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and is currently in hospital with his 'devastated' mother Stephanie Dunk. updated
Incident occurred on Saturday afternoon

Meltham man Roy Stobbs on trial accused of 25 charges of making indecent images of children

Roy Stobbs, of The Hollow in Meltham.
The court heard that forensic experts recovered the images after attempts had been made to delete them from both computers, the first of which Stobbs maintains he got second hand

Colne Valley UKIP chairman Greg Broome may resign after being found guilty of assault on wife

UKIP byelection candidate Greg Broome in Golcar.
Greg Broome injured estranged wife's face during argument in bathroom

Huddersfield man Jonathan Pardon's death prompts heatwave 'no reservoir swimming' warning from Yorkshire Water

Jonathan Pardon whose body was found after going missing after going swimming in a rural reservoir
New plea over water safety as heatwave continues

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Watch: Huddersfield turned into Russia for sci-fi monster thriller Scintilla

Secret parts of the town have been captured in a new 18-rated sci-fi thriller, which is set for release next month having been filmed in Huddersfield

Brighouse folk singer Roger Davies sings praises of fallen servicemen and women with launch of charity single 'Wear Your Poppy With Pride'

A Brighouse folk singer is to sing the praises of fallen servicemen and women thanks to the launch of a charity single

Huddersfield University prize for Elland mum Lindsey Emerton

Student's vital research in Huddersfield into childhood safety
Roy Stobbs, of The Hollow in Meltham.

Meltham man Roy Stobbs on trial accused of 25 charges of making indecent images of children

The court heard that forensic experts recovered the images after attempts had been made to delete them from both computers, the first of which Stobbs maintains he got second hand

Colne Valley UKIP chairman Greg Broome may resign after being found guilty of assault on wife

UKIP byelection candidate Greg Broome in Golcar.
Greg Broome injured estranged wife's face during argument in bathroom

Hagg Wood shooting: Moneylender blasted in chest with gun made using instructions from YouTube, court told

Convicted drug dealer Neil Hazelwood was shot in the chest at Hagg Wood, Holmfirth, with the ‘home-made lethal weapon’ after refusing to give his captors £100,000 or two kg of cocaine, Manchester Crown Court heard
David Broadhead

David Broadhead backs call for "better managed" Britain

An all-Party group of MPs and the Chartered Management Institute have completed a report into management and leadership in the UK

Chinese billionaires in Huddersfield to look at investment opportunities outside London

The Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clrs Ken Smith and Christine Smith, along with MP Barry Sheerman (centre) welcome Wenmei Du (centre left) and her delegation from the China Innovation and Development Association who were visiting the town.
A group of high-powered investors from China has toured Huddersfield's educational and business "hotspots"

Principle Group embarks on £3m-plus project to redevelop former Huddersfield Remploy building

Remploy site at Waterloo in Huddersfield.
The former Remploy factory is being redeveloped under a job-creating scheme by brand specialist Principle Group

Campaigners tug at heart strings in bid to save services at Dewsbury District Hospital

Patients hang 'thank you' messages on hospital entrance sign

Green light for Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals on new NHS safety website

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
But Dewsbury flagged red as "among the worst" on a range of quality standards

Hairy Bikers Diet Club: Si & Dave's top 10 tips for healthy weight loss this summer

It's officially holiday season! Get your beach body on with our 10 tips to getting in shape, plus, take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial of the Hairy Bikers Diet club now...

Ramsdens Solicitors shortlisted for award

The private client team at Ramsdens is in the running for Legal Team of the Year at the STEP Privaye Client Awards

David Broadhead backs call for "better managed" Britain

David Broadhead
An all-Party group of MPs and the Chartered Management Institute have completed a report into management and leadership in the UK

Daniel J Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence, asks: "Is obesity a disability?"

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor, Chadwick Lawrence
Disability discrimination provisions don't simply protect people with defined illnesses and conditions, employers have been warned

Huddersfield University prize for Elland mum Lindsey Emerton

Student's vital research in Huddersfield into childhood safety

Chinese billionaires in Huddersfield to look at investment opportunities outside London

The Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clrs Ken Smith and Christine Smith, along with MP Barry Sheerman (centre) welcome Wenmei Du (centre left) and her delegation from the China Innovation and Development Association who were visiting the town.
A group of high-powered investors from China has toured Huddersfield's educational and business "hotspots"

Frenchman's birthday gift to his girlfriend - a surprise trip to watch Catalan play Huddersfield Giants

Many friendships are formed across the Channel thanks to the Catalan/Giants matches over the years

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