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Site of new Lidl store on Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

Lidl ready to open Holmfirth store

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney will be among those taking part in the official opening of the new Lidl store in Holmfirth

It was 28 years ago - are you featured in our Huddersfield nostalgia pictures from 1986

Take a look back and see who recognise from 28 years ago 

Huddersfield doctor Geraldine O'Hara helps fight ebola crisis in Africa

Former All Saints student to fight ebola

Opposition builds to landfill plan for Scammonden beauty spot

Nont Sarah owner among residents opposing farmer's plan for fields

Disappearing Romanian man who stole 42 bottles of vodka in Batley is caught after two years - at Luton Airport

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Alexander Constantine was arrested by airport police as he arrived back in the UK

Mum of Emmerdale toddler Harry Whittaker to run London Marathon in his memory

Family pays tribute to Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

A mile of shelves? New University of Huddersfield archive centre to store 300,000 pieces of our past

The University was awarded £1,585,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the new archives centre that will be one of the most technologically advanced in the UK

Fire crews tackled bedroom blaze in Thornhill

The scene of the fire in Thornhill.
Crews from Dewsbury and Ossett called to Maynes Close

New technology for Kirklees vehicles backed

Kirklees Council
Cabinet yesterday agreed to add tracker systems and on-board vehicle weighing systems for a new fleet of vehicles

'Malicious blogger' Neil Wilby banned from contacting Independent Police Complaints Commission investigators after 'tormenting' them online

Neil Wilby
One investigator was painted as a broomstick-riding witch by the web campaigner, who also accused of her having an improper relationship with a senior cop

West Yorkshire Police has improved 'rape recording' in wake of government report

New processes have been implemented after crime recording audit highlighted errors

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

A baseball bat
18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

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

Striking memorial unveiled at Battyeford Sporting Club pitch for renowned referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match

His wife, Pauline, made the donation and also hopes that a defibrillator will be given to the club, thanks to donations in his honour

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Illustrated talk at library tells tale of Huddersfield WW1 soldier's love letters to sweetheart at home

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

Man stabbed in Birkby street brawl where gangs clashed with sticks and bars after car crash

The incident unfolded at around 11pm when police received reports of men fighting in the street with sticks and bars and a man being assaulted

Fartown man stabbed multiple times in knife attack

Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown, Huddersfield
He remains seriously ill in hospital

Official: Tesco put in planning application for Golcar's Rising Sun pub

Rising Sun, Leymoor Road, Golcar
If planning permission is granted, the Leymoor Road pub will become a Tesco Express, creating around 20 jobs
Kevin Scullin, who claims he was a victim of sexual abuse at the Mirfield Junior Seminary run by the Verona Fathers, pictured there in 1967

Men who claimed they were sexually abused as boys by Verona Fathers in Mirfield settle out of court for £120,000

The 11 men were training to be priests at the Mirfield Junior Seminary run by the Verona Fathers, an Italian missionary order

West Yorkshire Police has improved 'rape recording' in wake of government report

New processes have been implemented after crime recording audit highlighted errors

Marcus Nicholson-North propositioned sexually confused teenage Huddersfield boy, court told

Leeds Crown Court
Nicholson-North had initially become a friend to the 15-year-old on Facebook after learning that the boy wondered whether he was bi-sexual
Rising Sun, Leymoor Road, Golcar

Official: Tesco put in planning application for Golcar's Rising Sun pub

If planning permission is granted, the Leymoor Road pub will become a Tesco Express, creating around 20 jobs

Aaaw! Cute pup Cosmo, owned by Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, aims to be Parliament's top dog

Simon Reevell MP's dog Cosmo
Simon and fox terrier hope to succeed in dog-eat-dog world of politics

Kirklees politicians demand wheels be put in motion to create influential 'cycling champion' for the area

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and former mayor and Mirfield Councillor, Martyn Bolt, believe the role is vital to make cycling safer

Huddersfield GP concerned about ethics of NHS £55 bonus plan for dementia diagnoses

Kirkburton doc says Government plan will open up "ethical dilemmas"

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
Paul Hughes Snr (left), group managing director of Standard Wool, with Paul Hughes Jnr, group trading director

Standard Wool appoints new directors

A textile firm with operations in Dewsbury has strengthened its group board with three key appointments

Brake urges employers to focus on road safety

Brake logo
Too few employers are acting to ensure people who drive for work are being safe on the roads, says charity Brake

Shackletons helps realise £1.5m care home project

Dewsbury-based Shackletons designed and manufactured bespoke furniture for Inwood House at Horbury, Wakefield

Kevin Scullin, who claims he was a victim of sexual abuse at the Mirfield Junior Seminary run by the Verona Fathers, pictured there in 1967

Men who claimed they were sexually abused as boys by Verona Fathers in Mirfield settle out of court for £120,000

The 11 men were training to be priests at the Mirfield Junior Seminary run by the Verona Fathers, an Italian missionary order

New Starters 2014: even more Huddersfield youngsters pictured as they start school

Latest new starter pictures
We asked schools to send in pictures of the youngsters beginning their school journey - see our updated gallery

Taxi driver Ikram Hussain and his wife Humaira fined for taking child out of Paddock school to attend his mother's funeral in Pakistan

Funeral service included 40 days of prayer
 

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Man stabbed in Birkby street brawl where gangs clashed with sticks and bars after car crash

Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown, Huddersfield

Fartown man stabbed multiple times in knife attack

Alvin Stardust dies: actor, singer and star of Green Cross Code advert passes away aged 72

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