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Gaynor Bearder with Joel and dad Antony before his operation in 2013

Leeds children's heart surgery campaigners cautiously welcome NHS consultation

Huddersfield mum to attend event ahead as threat of Leeds unit closure appears to lift

Dermot Merrigan stole flute to pay off drug debts to dealer, court told

Kirklees Magistrate's Court
Merrigan, of Holme Park Court in Berry Brow, was threatened with violence unless he stole from shops

Passport wrangle landed Lindley chef in packed Thai detention centre for three weeks

Andrew Sharp with his Thai expulsion order
Andrew Sharp was forced to spend three weeks in the Bangkok centre — living in a room with up to 78 others — after being caught up in the summer of chaos caused by British Passport Office delays

Solar power the answer to Milnsbridge lighting problem

Sabiq Arshad, Assistant Manager of Aldi in Milnsbridge,Clr Hilary Richards and Polly McGrail, Chair of Milnsbridge Enhancement Group welcome the new solar light
Help for environmental group

Man arrested after rooftop drama at Huddersfield University

A man was arrested today on suspicion of wasting police time after threatening to jump from the roof of Huddersfield University's Queensgate campus.
Police and ambulance crews were called to former warehouse building at university’s Queensgate campus just before 5pm

'Mr Sparkles' jailed for part in £5m drug conspiracy

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, known as 'Mr Sparkles'
Former Mirfield millionaire gets nine years

Family pay tribute to Yorkshire Regiment soldier Tom Wroe of Meltham on second anniversary of his death

To mark the second anniversary of his death, Tom’s dad Mick, mum Claire and sister Demi made a special visit to his graveside at Helme churchyard
“We have lost a son and brother but heaven has gained a hero.”

Batley's Conway Crescent hit with more crimes following stun gun attack on mum and son

Police are treating these incidents as targeted attacks
Police believe that a high speed car chase involving a gun and reports of shots fired in the street are linked

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

Joe Bingley Memorial Foundation launches bid to establish parliamentary commission to improve services for sufferers of post-natal depression

Joe (Joanne) Bingley
It follows the admission of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, that they failed in their duty of care towards tragic Joe

Congregation looks back on 150 years of Ravensthorpe church

Flower festival and balloon release planned to mark 150 year milestone of St Saviour's

Potential £26k boost for Newsome ward road repairs at first Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday

The Huddersfield District Committee is at 7pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall
New Committee meets at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm

Bold as brass! Brighouse train passengers set for rousing wake-up call with launch of Brass Factor on Tuesday

The Wardle Academy Band will treat lucky travellers to the off-beat performances to celebrate the competition's expansion

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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

Newsome High School, Newsome, Huddersfield

Ofsted 'kick up the backside' spurs Newsome High on to some of best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

School reacts to Ofsted report

We know it's hard to find a good tradesman, but would you fly one to Chicago - first class?

David Baines-Jones jets off to Windy City to paint Huddersfield man's American house

Woman struck by car seconds after getting off bus near Calderdale Royal Hospital

Calderdale Royal Hospital
Victim taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Police are appealing for information

Woman, 41, had her bag snatched in Birkby

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen suspects on Miln Road

Huddersfield Choral Society conductor suspended from post after appearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of sex offences

Huddersfield Choral Society chorus master, Joseph Cullen
Joseph Cullen, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court to face the two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour

Crosland Moor's Arron Read jailed for kneeing woman in face before punching and kicking her on the floor

Leeds Crown Court
The court heard Read had previous convictions for common assault on women in 2012 and 2013 and is currently serving 14 weeks in prison imposed by magistrates for an assault on his former girlfriend
The Huddersfield District Committee is at 7pm on Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall

Potential £26k boost for Newsome ward road repairs at first Huddersfield District Committee on Tuesday

New Committee meets at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday at 7pm

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.
Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

Disabled Huddersfield teen faces missing out on trip of a lifetime as NHS wheelchair wrangle rumbles on

The girl, who suffers with cerebral palsy, has been waiting since May for a larger manual chair but has been left in limbo amid the privatisation of Huddersfield and Calderdale’s wheelchair service

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
Stephen Waud, fund director of the Business Enterprise Fund, which provides loans to Yorhsire SMEs

Business Enterprise Fund secures £2m boost

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

Business profile: Coffeevolution's Jeremy Perkins

Jeremy Perkins of Coffeevolution, Church Street, Huddersfield
Jeremy Perkins, founder of Coffeevolution, has joined forces with his brother James to set up coffee roasting company Bean Brothers
Newsome High School, Newsome, Huddersfield

Ofsted 'kick up the backside' spurs Newsome High on to some of best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

School reacts to Ofsted report

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

Huddersfield Freshers' Week 2014: What should I pack?

Are you ready to move into halls?
Leaving home for the first time? Don't forget anything with this handy checklist from Huddersfield Students' Union
 

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Wardle Academy Band at Brighouse Railway Station promoting Brass Factor

WATCH: Commuters at Brighouse Railway Station get brass band send-off from Wardle Academy Band

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