WATCH: Hundreds queue for opening of new Aldi in Slaithwaite

Queues around the car park on opening day of new supermarket

Isaac Nash: More than £60,000 raised so far for foundations in schoolboy's memory

The Nash family's favourite shot of Isaac
Dozens of fundraising events have been held since youngster's tragic death on August 29

Newsome mum thought she was going to die when drunk husband strangled her & threatened to slit her throat, court hears

Leeds Crown Court
Jason Richard Cooke had been drinking throughout the afternoon Leeds Crown Court was told

Oh go on, it's only 56,000 calories! Huddersfield is home to world's biggest mince pie!

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Fundraisers Lucy Burnett and Ryan Grint with baker Lottie Shaw and her giant mince pie.
From the town that brought you the world's biggest Jaffa Cake comes a sweet Christmas treat - that weighs 28lbs

Chances to save Deighton mum found hanged missed due to poor communication between mental health staff, inquest hears

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Mum-of-two Sheryl Calcutt had suffered from bipolar disorder and had stopped taking her medication

Calderdale getting tougher with the yobs and pledge even more action

New pledge over anti-social behaviour

Kirklees Council to sell 938 garages and 1,238 gardens as it bids to raise £12m in asset sell-off

Kirklees Council logo updated
List of land and buildings for sale is currently private

More than 400 homophobic crimes recorded in West Yorkshire in last three years

More than 400 homophophic crimes were recorded in West Yorkshire in the last three years

Teenager killed in Batley crash was travelling in stolen car, police reveal

The scene of the accident on Victoria Avenue
The 18-year-old was the front seat passenger in a black Nissan Micra which crashed into a tree on Victoria Avenue, Batley last night

Police find cannabis farm in cellar of disused Fartown shop

Bags of suspected cannabis were recovered at the scene and will now be tested

Huddersfield and Calderdale women up to date with smear tests

Good news in cervical screening survey

Milnsbridge school's "challenging journey" was worth the effort says Ofsted

Praise for school which turns itself around

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Huddersfield Examiner's Chloe Glover takes the plunge and learns cabin crew emergency routines

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's the Little Buddha bar

Emma Hunter at her Longwood Gate home

Double terrace is Tardis for space (and time): See our Property of the Week here

The Co-operative building used to house the Heaven and Hell nightclub

LOOK: Did you dance the night away in Heaven and Hell? See if our pictures of the former nightclub inside the Co-Op Building bring back hazy memories

This week's All Our Yesterdays looks back to November 1985 - Are you in one of our snaps from 29 years ago?

Restaurant Review: The Three Acres

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Glimpses of Huddersfield's past from the 1960s from Alderman Clifford Stephenson's collection

Giants star Luke Robinson and Lauren Barber of Overgate Hospice.

Huddersfield Giants' Luke Robinson pledges support for Elland's Overgate Hospice appeal

Luke, who will be dedicating his light to his Uncle David who sadly passed away five years ago, is keen to raise awareness of the appeal and its value at this special time of year

Robert Joseph in court after brandishing knife during Huddersfield town centre brawl

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Joseph, of Waterloo, now faces sentencing at crown court after admitting his part in the brawl on New Street

Huddersfield driver James Shillinglaw jailed after high-speed chase which started in Fartown and ended in the River Calder

Shillinglaw told police he had panicked because his documents were not up to date
Jack Darrell Henry

Specialist 'scambusters' cracked Jack Darrell Henry's council tax fraud operation

Huddersfield 'businessman' jailed for five years after £250,000 fraud

Jack Darrell Henry jailed: More than five years for serial fraudster who conned £250,000

Jack Darrell Henry updated
Sentencing Henry the judge said the latest offence began the day after the businessman had received a suspended sentence for similar crimes

Mixed inspection report for West Yorkshire Police by watchdog

West Yorkshire Police
It received a Good rating for preventing and reducing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour but was rated as Requires Improvement for investigating crime
Marsden Mechanics Hall

Marsden Community Trust set up with hopes to eventually take over ownership of Marsden Mechanics Hall

A dozen people have been elected as trustees

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed

Could Kirklees Council begin to 'tax' wind turbines?

Giant wind turbines above Ingbirchworth.
David Smith, director of resources, says no rates have yet made their way to the authority as a result of turbines
Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed

Pragmatism suggests keeping A&E in Huddersfield is right but plan needs to overcome journey time questions

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
While funding is an issue, an even bigger problem is a lack of senior doctors, especially in A&E - read Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur's expert view

Huddersfield women needing surgical abortions now have to travel to Manchester or Leeds until new provider gets clinic in town

The woman, who we have agreed not to identify, was tied up and robbed by robbers
Charity Marie Stopes takes over service from hospital without any clinic in town - but wants to open one above former Huddersfield Town shop on Cloth Hall Street

Orchard Energy appoints northern region manager

Richard Errington, formerly of Utilitywise, takes up the post of northern region manager for Elland-based Orchard Energy

Yorkshire Building Society names chairman designate

Former Eversheds chairman John Heaps will take over as chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society next April

Wates Living Space spells out PFI benefits

Hundreds of jobs were crated with a £69m housing development for Kirklees

Young writer adapts Christmas Carol for Huddersfield Thespians

He's just 23-years-old but Alex Watkins is already directing his second stage play.

Huddersfield Examiner's Chloe Glover trains to help passengers in an emergency if their plane crashes in the water

Chloe Glover spent the afternoon at Huddersfield Sports Centre’s pool with air steward students on an industry standard CAA course hosted at Kirklees College by Sky People, who are now running one of the first industry accredited courses outside of in-house airline training

Marsden Junior School to become academy after damning Ofsted placed it in 'Special Measures'

Marsden Junior School
Marsden Junior School will follow Colne Valley High as the third school - along with Mirfield Free Grammar - to be run by the academy trust

Videos & Photos

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Jordan Pedelty and Dee Kimmings of Slaithwaite who want compensation from their holiday company.

Slaithwaite holidaymakers subjected to 7am building work get full refund from Thomson after Examiner intervenes

It wasn't all good news for Aldi today... advertising vehicle promoting new store has mishap in village


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