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Full extent of Kirklees Council's grass-maintenance cuts revealed

Thirty jobs and 15 machines went last year and now a further £1.3m has been axed from the budget 

Organist David Hambleton travels to Switzerland to play his old instrument in its new home

The Shepley man was invited to play the former Ingbirchworth Methodist Church organ in Zurich

Adele Jackson beats off competition from hundreds to land place on four-strong team to Antarctica

The Kirklees Council arts officer will take five month trip of a lifetime in November

Man, 23, sexually assaulted in Heckmondwike

Kirklees police need help tracing male suspect following alleyway attack

Facebook appeal leads to Bank Holiday clear up of 20-plus bags of rubbish from Holme Moss

Residents took action after noticing how much rubbish had been left behind at the beauty spot

Huddersfield fashion student lands dream placement with fashion giant Topshop

Design Assistant job for Jessica Herndlhofer after impressing British Fashion Council with her designs

Who will take control of Calderdale Council?

Party with most councillors is promising change - but will opposition block them?

Examiner Community Awards 2015 - check out the nominees for the Community Event

Today we take a look at the three great organisations shortlisted in the Community Event category

Live: Huddersfield breaking news, sport updates, travel and M62 traffic news, plus weather on May 26

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Flockton villagers rally behind community centre plan

Fundraising is underway and it's hoped the scheme to convert part of the church will be completed by Christmas

Gun threat in Batley robbery attempt

Victim rode off on bike after attack

Football club serves up seaside treat for 300 Huddersfield school children

Town Foundation funds day trip to Yorkshire coast for whole school

Reporter Chloe Glover sees exactly what's on offer at the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre

Chloe tests the water experiencing the terrors of the Sidewinder, the rigours of the fitness suite and the fun of the splash pool

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Over 1,100 kids get their chance to run like Usain Bolt at Holmfirth Harriers' annual Neiley Races

All Our Yesterdays Extra: Relive the 80s with these snaps from the Examiner archives

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High demand for Leisure Centre's Splash Park prompts advanced booking advice

Bosses are advising people not to just pitch up after disappointed families were turned away from the fun pool at Huddersfield's £36m facility

Dream Homes: Far Mount Farm, Intake Lane, Cumberworth

35 acres, stables, panoramic views and historic features are on offer

Tesco buys itself out of deal for Huddersfield town centre land

Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Council is getting lump sum and land back in Tesco deal

Man who caused £1000 of damage soaking his neighbour's convertible Audi convicted of "malicious" hate campaign

Jeremy Hoyle, 43, compiled a dossier on neighbour Chris O’Brien in a row over parking in their quiet cul-de-sac

Two locked up after unprovoked bottle attack in Elland

Court told victim was left unconscious after being set upon by group of men

Sex beast Peter Carter found guilty of raping seven-year-old girl

The dad-of-two - who was also convicted of abusing another youngster - has been remanded in custody awaiting sentence
Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes

There's good news for Kirklees Council on the housing front, says Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes

There's good news

Full extent of Kirklees Council's grass-maintenance cuts revealed

Thirty jobs and 15 machines went last year and now a further £1.3m has been axed from the budget 

Amanda Vigar provides some pointers for new business secretary Sajid Javid and treasury secretary Damian Hinds

Amanda Vigar
Congratulations to Sajid Javid MP on his appointment as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and to Damian Hinds MP as Exchequer Secretary

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporters urge funding protection for respite breaks

Local authorities facing a squeeze are reviewing funding for respite and short breaks, but one Huddersfield family speaks of importance of beaks

Health and Family: Vicky Smith piled the pounds between pregnancies

Vicky Smith gained seven stones between having her two daughters but is now determined to help others not to fall into the fat trap

Mirfield family with two autistic boys launch new support group for Kirklees parents

Families have revealed anguished stories about chldren suffering from autism and the apparent lack of help. Health reporter NICK LAVIGUEUR looks at the work of a new support group

Team HARE gets backing from Thorite

Pneumatics specialist Thorite is providing technical know-how and equipment to Huddersfield University's Team HARE\n

There's good news for Kirklees Council on the housing front, says Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes

Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes
There's good news

R3 report shows late payment still too common

Yorkshire firms hit by late payment report that 8% of their invoices are paid late, according to a survey by R3

Team HARE gets backing from Thorite

Pneumatics specialist Thorite is providing technical know-how and equipment to Huddersfield University's Team HARE\n

Funding lifeline for Dark Horse theatre company in Huddersfield

Dark Horse theatre logo at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.
£75,000 grant is vitally important after funding cut

Business profile: Maxine Stead, of Alexandra House Spa

Alexandra House Spa owner Maxine Stead says its imporant to relax in a stressful world
 

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High demand for Leisure Centre's Splash Park prompts advanced booking advice

Dream Homes: Far Mount Farm, Intake Lane, Cumberworth

Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate, Huddersfield.

Tesco buys itself out of deal for Huddersfield town centre land

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