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Kirklees' social workers leaving to join Calderdale service after 'golden handcuff' incentive

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Kirklees has seen some staff leave to work for Calderdale after financial incentive was introduced

Tragedy of grieving dad who shot himself at son's grave then begged paramedics not to help him, inquest told

Allen Hinchliffe, 52, died in hospital weeks after shooting himself twice in the abdomen at the grave of his 20-year-old son Ben, who had died six months earlier in a road accident

LOOK: See 1980s Huddersfield from above - can you help us put names to some areas?

Look at our town from the air in 1986 - but can you identify some of the roads we can't place

Kirklees Council's £9.2m solar panel plan for 2,000 council homes up for decision next week

Solar panels on homes in Croftlands, Newsome, Huddersfield.
2,000 homes will be fitted with solar panels - Kirklees stands to recoup £14m in feed-in-tarrifs

British Town Crier Championships to take place in Huddersfield on September 27

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield's crier, Vic Watson, is behind the event

Kirklees Council gets £826k boost by selling vacant buildings and land

Slaithwaite Library.
Auction saw some Kirklees Council lots sell way above guide price

Marsden scout Fiona Hodgson to organise gruelling Utterley Butterley reservoir fell race for 2015 World Scout Jamboree

Fiona Hodgson, 13, and Abby McLaughlin, 14, are going to the World Scout Jamboree 2015 in Japan.
Fiona, 13, must raise £3,400 to go on the trip of a lifetime in Japan, which will bring together scouts and guides from across the world

British Town Crier Championships to take place in Huddersfield on September 27

Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson in his new turquoise outfit in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield's crier, Vic Watson, is behind the event

Kirklees Council gets £826k boost by selling vacant buildings and land

Slaithwaite Library.
Auction saw some Kirklees Council lots sell way above guide price

Marsden scout Fiona Hodgson to organise gruelling Utterley Butterley reservoir fell race for 2015 World Scout Jamboree

Fiona Hodgson, 13, and Abby McLaughlin, 14, are going to the World Scout Jamboree 2015 in Japan.
Fiona, 13, must raise £3,400 to go on the trip of a lifetime in Japan, which will bring together scouts and guides from across the world

Huddersfield man Arnold Pickup still running for charity - at 83

Veteran runner Arnold Pickup strides out in the York race
Veteran fundraiser raises thousands for BLESMA

Terminal cancer sufferer Jill Moorhouse launches bid to expand counselling services at Milnsbridge's United Churches Healing Ministry Organisation

Cancer patient Jill Moorhouse (left) - with UCHM Managing Director Helga Taylor - launches fundraising for UCHM who have given her counselling
Jill, 48, has been visiting the New Street centre since last year and hopes that money raised will help create a safe space and a new conference room

Farnley First School pupils turn bread winners in bakehouse trip

Farnley Tyas School children visit The Bakehouse at Farnley Market - Maribella Simoni and Cameron Robinson
The schoolchildren produced a range of different breads, all named after areas surrounding Farnley Tyas village

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Seonaid Matheson and her daughter Ruby Paechter get stuck in at Huddersfield Town Hall

First ever Great Northern Ukulele Festival in Huddersfield strikes the right chord

Cannon Hall's baby alpacas

Cannon Hall Farm welcomes alpaca babies born last night

Jessica Gunning attending the premiere of new film Pride in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 2 September, 2014. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Watch: Former Holmfirth High pupil Jessica Gunning stars in smash hit movie Pride

Richard Kiel, who played Bond baddie Jaws, has passed away aged 74

In fond memory of Richard 'Jaws' Kiel, we ask: how well do you know your Bond villains?

Heather Croft and her home in Slaithwaite

Property of the Week: Crimble Bank in Slaithwaite

Picture perfect: amazing tattoos by Huddersfield artist

Marsden Photography Club member Steve Shaw's ethereal shot of the moon

Supermoon! Stunning harvest moon pictured above Huddersfield

Two arrests after gunshot reports in residential street

Both are being quizzed about an alleged attack on a family and a car chase which was followed by gunshots

Serial thief Stephen Dale Ryan jailed as judge blasts him as having one of "worst-ever" burglary records

Stephen Dale Ryan
Bank, butchers, tailors, craft shop, sweet shop and more targeted by thief

Pensioner Michael Jenkinson admits assault after throwing a drink over Head of Steam bar manager in row over food service

The Head of Steam, Huddersfield Railway Station
Kirklees magistrates heard that the pensioner was unhappy at the quality of food at the Huddersfield Railway Station pub
Prime Minister David Cameron said in Aberdeen he would be "utterly heartbroken" if Scotland voted to leave the UK

Party leaders promise more power for Scotland

Referendum campaigners seize on new proposals

University of Huddersfield experts say tomorrow's Scottish referendum is 'too close to call'

Businessman Jon Gamble from go2eventhire is seen displaying his YES and NO signs ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum
Experts give their views on the big vote

Bus joy for Almondbury residents

A First bus
First Bus says it is helping local folk

Health and Family: Why are men not fighting the obesity battle?

Just as many men as women in the UK are obese and yet slimming clubs are seen as an exclusively female world.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary League of Friends celebrate 60 years of service

Group supports patients and families along with fundraising for equipment

From 250 deaths at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital, there are just NINE organ donors - and that is one of the BEST records in Yorkshire

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
NHS appeals for more organ donors at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital
HS2 train

HS2 attracts potential suppliers from Kirklees

Fifty-five firms in Yorkshire will attend supply chain conferences to find out more about contract opportunities tied into HS2

Business Enterprise Fund secures £2m boost

Stephen Waud, fund director of the Business Enterprise Fund, which provides loans to Yorhsire SMEs
A fund providing Yorkshire SMEs with finance has agreed a £2m boost from the European Investment Fund

Ferno UK opens customer experience centre

Pictured at the ribbon cutting as Ferno officially opens its new customer experience centre are (from left) Elroy Bourgraf, founder and chairman of Ferno; Kirklees mayor Clr Ken Smith; Jon Ellis, managing director, Ferno UK; Joe Bourgraf, president and chief executive officer of Ferno; Kirklees mayoress Clr Christine Smith; and Mike Wood, MP for Batley & Spen
VIPs from the USA attended the official opening of a new centre for Ferno UK to show off its innovative products

The Isaac Nash Trust sell 1,000 fundraising wristbands in just two days

Red wristbands in memory of Isaac Nash who was swept out to sea at Anglesey on August 29
The Trust asks for £1 donation per band and another 3,000 are being ordered

How to survive Fresher's Week 2014

You're only a Fresher once - enjoy it!
Fresher's flu, hangovers, flatmate wars - follow our guide to get through Fresher's Week in one piece
 

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Red wristbands in memory of Isaac Nash who was swept out to sea at Anglesey on August 29

The Isaac Nash Trust sell 1,000 fundraising wristbands in just two days

We're looking for Huddersfield's biggest spiders

'Why are there so many spiders in my house?' We've got the answer - and send us your spider pictures so we can crown Huddersfield's biggest!

Huddersfield Examiner calendar 2015 - submit your pictures!

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