Kirklees Council saved £4.5m last year - how should they spend it?

Kirklees Council bosses saved more than £4.5m last year.
Council favours using extra cash to top-up reserves, but what do you think? Vote here...

Too small and young to use the Splash Park slides at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, but little Harrison has to pay for it anyway

Samantha Beaumont and her son Harrison Taylor-Craighan, 3, of Milnsbridge
Mum Samantha Beaumont criticises hidden pricing of Huddersfield's new leisure centre

Why did Kirklees Council hold the same council meeting twice?

Rules mean party leaders cannot attend one meeting, but no-one spotted the 'rule-breaker' among the members

Bullying victim Nico Bajerski becomes one of the youngest gym owners in the country

23-year-old turned to martial arts after being picked on

WATCH: Fancy a spin around Huddersfield in a £220k Lamborghini Huracan?

Examiner reporter Martin Shaw takes a test drive in stunning supercar

LOOK: Takeaway boss fined after mouse droppings found at Snooty's in Queensgate Market

The premises, named Snooty's Fast Food Pizza Palace, had received a zero food hygiene rating

LOOK: Retro retail — This is what shopping looked like in Huddersfield and Dewsbury 100 years ago

Retail retro: Huddersfield shops from a century ago
Archive pictures of butchers, grocers, confectioners and more

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  • NEWS: What do you think about this? A mother was told she to pay more for her son to use slides at Huddersfield's new leisure centre - even though he's not tall enough to use the slides.

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WATCH: Fancy a spin around Huddersfield in a £220k Lamborghini Huracan?

All Our Yesterdays: Take a look back to 1988 with our nostalgia picture gallery

Footgolf is the latest sports craze to sweep Huddersfield - as Bradley Park is finding out

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


First swimmers dive into Huddersfield's new leisure centre which was officially opened by the Mayor this morning

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? This week it's the Holmfirth Folk Festival

Chris O'Brien, top left; Jeremy Hoyle, and Holmebank Mews, Brockholes.

'Neighbour from Hell' Jeremy Hoyle sentenced to unpaid work by a judge

Hoyle 'took steps to harm Chris O'Brien's reputation'.

Co-op robbers hit fourth Huddersfield shop this month

Crosland Moor Co-op was shut after an overnight raid
Police believe Manchester criminal gang behind cigarette raids

Relatives of Huddersfield's Afghanistan heroes to take part in special memorial service headed by Prince Harry

Lance Cpl Graham Shaw; Capt Lisa Jade Head; Pte Tom Wroe; Pte Anton Frampton; Cp Jake Hartley and Pte Daniel Wilford.
Bastion memorial to be headed by Prince Harry

Kirkheaton man Michael Humphries jailed for street attack

He had only been released from a 30-month jail term at the start of this year

Man, 36, suffers fractured eye socket and cheek bone during attempted robbery in Marsden

Police have now released details of the attack which happened last Friday to appeal for witnesses

Arsah Radmard attacked female clubber after she confronted him over his video of a gay couple kissing

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
The victim, Bethany O'Brien, lost consciousness during the assault at the Camel Club
Calderdale council leader, Clr Tim Swift in Halifax Town Hall

Lib Dems refuse to back new minority Labour administration for Calderdale Council

Lib Dem leader Janet Battye refuses to back Labour

Honley's history revealed by historian Mary Jagger who lived well over 100 years ago

New booklet published by Honley Civic Society

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

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
Brian Berry, chief executive of Federation of Master Builders

FMB gives "cautious welcome" to late pay proposals

Legislation to tackle late payment to small firms has been pledged by business secretary Sajid Javid

Longley Park KIA signs for Huddersfed Town

Paddock-based Longley Park KIA has become a commercial partner of Huddersfield Town

Team HARE gets backing from Thorite

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

Brockholes badminton player Hannah Boden wins top Scottish junior event

Hannah Boden has won her first international singles title in badminton

Heart patient Vanessa Dyson to tackle gruelling Three Peaks walk

Woman had 11-hour heart operation to save her life

Student accommodation provider Unite to offer mental health support for students in Huddersfield

The company has teamed up with Nightline, who have trained up its staff to look for warning signs and refer students to the local Nightline service

Videos & Photos

Chris O'Brien, top left; Jeremy Hoyle, and Holmebank Mews, Brockholes.

'Neighbour from Hell' Jeremy Hoyle sentenced to unpaid work by a judge

Movie magic! Learn the art of screen make up at Kirklees College

Caught on Camera - 29-05-15

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police?

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