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Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, known as 'Mr Sparkles', outside his house in Ravensthorpe

Former car wash boss 'Mr Sparkles' must repay £1m or face more jail time

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob washed cars and money, says National Crime Agency

Driest September in Huddersfield for almost 30 years - and one of the warmest too

The UK as a whole has received 19.4mm (0.8in) of rain, just 20% of the normal amount of rainfall which would be expected for the month

Blooming marvellous gardens scoop awards for Kirklees attractions

Oakwell Hall Country Park
Oakwell Hall Country Park, Birstall, and the Red House Museum, Gomersal have both been awarded a Gold Medal

Leanne Rawlinson in court after swearing on a hospital ward and spitting at a police officer while drunk

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
Kirklees magistrates heard that Rawlinson, of New Street, wanted help for her alcohol problem

Golcar Labour activist and ex-councillor Paul Salveson quits party to join Yorkshire First

Paul Salveson
Paul Salveson and will make an announcement about whether he will stand as a candidate in the 2015 elections within the next month

Fundraising campaign in memory of Rosy Hinchliffe raises more than £4,000

Kerstin and Stephen Botham and friend Jen Ritchie after the North West Triathlon relay event
Former Shelley High School pupil Kerstin and her husband Stephen Botham said the £4,370 donations went ‘far beyond’ their expectations

Is there a cat poisoner on the loose in Huddersfield? Devastated owner speaks after pet's death

Jessica Baxter and and her cat Albie
Jessica Baxter, 26, said her four year old cat Albie died on the vet’s table on Sunday evening after being found collapsed in a neighbour’s garden

Huddersfield town centre mugger knocked victim out and then robbed him as he lay helpless with serious head injury

Can you help track down the perpetrator in this sickening attack?

Gibraltar or bust ... on £10 and one tank of fuel

Pair hope that by doing a series of oddjobs and challenges along the way, they will get money to complete the journey - and hopefully raise money for the Samaritans

Rawthorpe's Netherhall High School posts best GCSE improvements in Kirklees

Joan Young, principal of Netherhall Learning Campus, Rawthorpe
Small is beautiful insists Huddersfield head teacher

History of British Bhangra scene uncovered in new book by University of Huddersfield researcher Hardeep Singh Sahota

University of Huddersfield researcher Hardeep Singh Sahota
Dozens of oral histories were carried out by Hardeep and a dedicated team of community volunteers who came together through his group, Virsa

Converted cowshed at Berry Brow wins international energy award

Award winning energy-efficient cowshed conversion CRe8 Barn at Stirley Community Farm, Berry Brow, carried out by Green Building Store, of Bolster Moor
Energy efficient building praised

Woman dies after Shepley road accident

Road traffic accident at the junction of Marsh Lane, Shepley and New Mill Road. Emergency service crews at the accident scene.
The woman was inside a silver-coloured Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a blue Range Rover

Dewsbury West Labour councillor Darren O'Donovan faces de-selection - by his own party

Clr Darren O'Donovan
Kirklees councillor appeals in bid to save political career

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Spending a penny to now be free at remaining public toilets in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

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Kirklees council house tenant who claimed to be living in Huddersfield flat found to be running a pub near Hull

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
He was tracked down by investigators as part of a crackdown on people duping the house-letting system

Majestyk fire: man arrested after former Leeds nightclub devastated by blaze

Police said the 32-year-old was taken into custody after witnesses made reports of a man behaving suspiciously

Former car wash boss 'Mr Sparkles' must repay £1m or face more jail time

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, known as 'Mr Sparkles', outside his house in Ravensthorpe
Mohammed Azam Yaqoob washed cars and money, says National Crime Agency

Can you help police catch Leeds sex attacker?

The man police would like to speak to in connection with a sex attack in Leeds
Police are asking anyone on a night out when the attack happened if they can identify a man they'd like to speak to
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Golcar Labour activist and ex-councillor Paul Salveson quits party to join Yorkshire First

Paul Salveson and will make an announcement about whether he will stand as a candidate in the 2015 elections within the next month

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman confident he can save free Town Bus

Huddersfield free town bus in front of Huddersfield station
Rallying call issued over threatened bus service

Dewsbury West Labour councillor Darren O'Donovan faces de-selection - by his own party

Clr Darren O'Donovan
Kirklees councillor appeals in bid to save political career

Freak ladder fall ends in leg amputation for Will Binns after doctors spot tumour

A teenager's fall from a ladder led to a diagnosis of a rare cancer which led to surgeons amputating his leg

Are health changes just shifting care responsibility onto local council?

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley
First joint meeting of Kirklees and Calderdale Scrutiny Panels looks at community care and future hospital services

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.

Legacy Sport entrepreneur Shaun Fox shortlisted for award

Shaun is among five finalists who are in with the chance of winning the UK-wide £10,000 award

Kirklees Business Week to feature address by BBC Future Media exec

The BBC works with suppliers all around the UK to improve the value and quality of its digital services

Southdale reveals major housing plans

Construction and development specialist Southdale has joined forces with Brewster Bye Architects to work on several developments across the region

Huddersfield nostalgia pictures from October 1988 - who do you recognise?

The clothes and hair may have changed but have the faces? Are you or your school friends pictured?

Legacy Sport entrepreneur Shaun Fox shortlisted for award

Shaun is among five finalists who are in with the chance of winning the UK-wide £10,000 award

History of British Bhangra scene uncovered in new book by University of Huddersfield researcher Hardeep Singh Sahota

University of Huddersfield researcher Hardeep Singh Sahota
Dozens of oral histories were carried out by Hardeep and a dedicated team of community volunteers who came together through his group, Virsa
 

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