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Well done Meltham: Donations pour in after refugee appeal begins

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis
Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre
2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

The vineyard, the objectors and the 'vicious hate campaign' which engulfed a planning application in leafy Holmfirth

Holmfirth Vineyard owners the Shevelings and the area in question
The vineyard's owners said the issue had affected their child’s education and hobbies, while neighbours said the vineyard’s operations affected their quality of life

Want to help the refugees? The Carlile Institute has opened its doors to take donations of clothes, tinned food and medical items

Migrants wait inside the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary
Three Meltham organisations working together to take donations and equipment to help migrants

Former Milnsbridge pub the Post Office Hotel to become flats and cafe

The Post Office Hotel on Market Street, Milnsbridge
Planning committee member Clr Mohan Sokhal said: “It has been empty seven or eight years – it’s an eyesore."

Jailed: Burglary gang who stole £150,000 of cars and jewellery are locked up

James Trotter, Jack Trotter and James Lilley
15 burglaries or attempted burglaries were committed at homes in Heckmondwike, Dewsbury, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, Huddersfield and Bradford

Ainley Top villagers raise concerns over Cummins Turbo Technologies factory plan

Site of proposed Cummins Turbo Technologies factory at Ainley Top
Some described the plan as “ridiculous”, another said she was “gutted”, while others said they were pleased to see the company committing its future to West Yorkshire

Holmfirth post office to shut for refurbishment

Holmfirth post office
Customers will get longer opening hours and a wider range of services following three-week refurb

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

The Byram and Imperial arcades
“I want to see pride in our town centre and think independent shops are the way forward, " said one of the business owners

Batley pub Taverners Club destroyed by 4am blaze

The Taverners Club
Investigation into fire at Taverners Club on Heritage Road in Batley

Marsh man John Benson in court after police raid on his home found almost 1,700 indecent images of children

John Benson leaving Kirklees Magistrates' Court
The 65-year-old was caught after purchasing a DVD from a Canadian website with links to child pornography

Release of Chinese lanterns banned on Kirklees Council land

Chinese lanterns
Paper lanterns can no longer be released from Castle Hill or local parks

Are we fast food addicts? Figures show area as takeaway hotspot

There are 805 takeaway businesses across Kirklees and Calderdale, according to figures from the Food Standards Agency

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  • TRAVEL: Slow traffic on A629 Wakefield Road between Southgate (Shorehead Roundabout) and B6432 Firth Street (New Wharf Traffic lights).

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  • NEWS: Holmfirth post office is set to close for three weeks for a major refit.

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  • NEWS: Heart attack shock stats:

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  • NEWS: Cigarette thieves have struck at second Co-op petrol station in Huddersfield in just three days.

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  • NEWS: Police officer Simon Marshall has posted this on Facebook: "We are all aware of the issues in the media surrounding the thousands of people fleeing Syria, often risking lives in boats not fit for purpose, crossing seas and countries in the hope of a better life for them and their kids. 

    "So, in a small effort to do something to help I have decided I'm going to get a van, fill it with things people will need and take it to Calais. There is a drop off point at a church in the centre of Calais which takes donations. I have no funds to do this so am relying 100% on the good hearts of the people of the UK to help with this. 

    If you would like to help, you can do so in four ways:
    1) fill a shoe box sized box with items that the migrants may need - toiletries, sanitary items, sweets, toys, gloves, scarves, hats etc etc. Label it with the gender/age of the person it is intended for and seal it. 
    2) Donate your old clothes and shoes that you would have thrown out. 
    3) Help out financially towards fuel and tunnel fares.
    4) Offer the use of a large van to transport the items in - I have a post 1997 licence so anything that can be driven on a standard car licence. 

    I'm going to set off as soon as I have a van that is filled with donated items.

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  • NEWS: If you go down to North Dean Woods, Stainland Road, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8AN  on Sunday, September 27,  you could be in for a big surprise.

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  • NEWS: Property developer, Taylor Wimpey, is thrilled to announce it is supporting Vicky Woodward, a Huddersfield resident, who is taking part in the Great North Run to help the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

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  • TRAVEL: A62 Leeds road busy but moving from A644 Huddersfield road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

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  • NEWS: A Leeds City Region-based devolution bid covering the West Yorkshire districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield plus the North Yorkshire districts of Craven, Harrogate, Selby and the City of York has been submitted today to the Treasury.

    Council leaders have submitted 27 devolution ‘asks’ focusing on transport, housing, business support, public service reform skills and new fiscal powers to generate investment for major infrastructure projects designed transform the City Region’s economy.

    The leaders are convinced that there is a compelling case for devolving to Leeds City Region. They say it reflects the government’s creation of city region-based Local Enterprise Partnerships.

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  • TRAVEL: A644 Wakefield Road busy but moving at A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

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  • EVENT: Do you know that Sowerby Bridge's Rushbearing Festival is taking place this weekend?

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The ceramic poppies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Tower on London

Tower of London poppies go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

John Madigan's home on Thornhill Road, Longwood

Former Conservative Club turned spacious family home: Take a tour of our Property of the Week

Stephen Jackson's Apricot Cobbler With Tom and Jerry Custard

Apricot Cobbler with Tom & Jerry Custard: Recipe by Stephen Jackson

Nostalgia images from 1986

Have they changed? Take a look back to 1986 with our nostalgia gallery - who do you recognise?

Huddersfield Examiner calendar 2015

Examiner calendar 2016: submit your pictures!

Last chance to book your free back to school messages in the Examiner

McDonalds staff will deliver your food to your table

McDonalds to roll out table service at its Huddersfield restauraunts from October

Holmfirth post office

Holmfirth post office to shut for refurbishment

Customers will get longer opening hours and a wider range of services following three-week refurb

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis
Dozens make donations of clothing and equipment to help refugees

New campaign to try and save Kirklees' libraries

Library campaigners gather signatures outside Huddersfield Library
Huddersfield, Calderdale and Bradford branch of union Unite Community has now launched a campaign to persuade the council to change its plans
The Co-Op store at the petrol station on New Mill Road, Brockholes

Raiders target second Co-op petrol station in three days

Intruders forced their way into the back of the Co-op shop in New Mill Road at 3.40am

Jailed: Burglary gang who stole £150,000 of cars and jewellery are locked up

James Trotter, Jack Trotter and James Lilley
15 burglaries or attempted burglaries were committed at homes in Heckmondwike, Dewsbury, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, Huddersfield and Bradford

Milnsbridge flasher: Do you recognise him?

A 20-year-old woman saw a man expose himself in Milnsbridge
More than 30 shops are up for sale or to let in Huddersfield Town Centre

More pedestrian zones and greater numbers living there: Kirklees Council's 'masterplan' to save Huddersfield town centre

2,000 people living in town, but we can't determine the market says Clr Peter McBride

Labour Party leadership election: What does Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman think of the candidates?

We asked Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman for his views on the candidates
Labour veteran on the pros and cons of all four leadership hopefuls

Tower of London poppies go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The ceramic poppies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Tower on London
The original sculpture Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was created to mark the centenary of the First World War
British Heart Foundation logo

Heart attacks claimed 150 lives 'prematurely' in Kirklees last year

The British Heart Foundation (BHF), says urgent research is needed to target causes of heart attack amid news that thousands of people under the age of 75 suffered fatal heart attacks in 2014

One in ten in Kirklees at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Health officials to launch new scheme amid fears of thousands of new cases

Government offers 31m to help buy new Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance in action on the Yorkshire moors
Plea from Geoffrey Boycott to Chancellor
Mark Weeks

Make sure you're clear on employee eyecare says Wilby's Mark Weeks

The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

Tricky times ahead for global markets says Investec's Nick Gartland

Investors are mindful of the turmoil of the “taper tantrum” of 2013; when bonds and equities sold off as the Fed first floated the idea of ending its QE

Kirklees Business News: Read the September 1 edition here

All the latest news from the Kirklees business community
Ellie Procter (17) who was competing in the 13-19 years Womens Trio section with her partners Emily Wardman (18) from Leeds and Morgan Daniel (17) from Wakefield

Huddersfield sisters Olivia and Ellie Procter win acrobatic gymnastics medals at British Championships in Liverpool

Gold and bronze rewards for hard work

Business Profile: The Wonderworks' Rob Curran

Rob Curran, The Wonder Works
The company, which has its offices at Lindley’s Heritage Exchange and workshops at Shaw Lane, Halifax, supplies animated and static display items for shopping malls, garden centres and leisure venues

Fifty years on the job: Melyvn Hill celebrates long service at Hepworth's Wavin

Melvyn Hill , his daughter Lyndsey, his grand-daughter Jade and Brent Nicholls, Wavin managing director for South West Europe
Marking half a century at the same job he began at 15
 

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The Co-Op store at the petrol station on New Mill Road, Brockholes

Raiders target second Co-op petrol station in three days

Clothing and other goods donated in Meltham to help ease the refugee crisis

Overwhelming response to Meltham refugee appeal

The Byram and Imperial arcades

Could our historic arcades be the catalyst to kick-start the revolution of Huddersfield town centre?

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