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The Queen has two birthdays but 100-year-old Dorothy Jennings has THREE!

Centenarian receives card from Queen and surprise visit from Mayor of Kirklees

Hurricane Gonzalo's gales reach Huddersfield as winds hit almost 50mph

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo
“We have had gusts of 43mph in Huddersfield and 48mph at Emley Moor, but the main thing has been the drop in temperature"

New Starters 2014: take a look at Huddersfield youngsters as they start school

Just a selection of images from 2014's New Starters - click the gallery to see many more
We asked schools to send in pictures of the youngsters beginning their school journey

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The Queen has two birthdays but 100-year-old Dorothy Jennings has THREE!

Centenarian receives card from Queen and surprise visit from Mayor of Kirklees

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo's gales reach Huddersfield as winds hit almost 50mph

“We have had gusts of 43mph in Huddersfield and 48mph at Emley Moor, but the main thing has been the drop in temperature"

Just a selection of images from 2014's New Starters - click the gallery to see many more

New Starters 2014: take a look at Huddersfield youngsters as they start school

We asked schools to send in pictures of the youngsters beginning their school journey

Clrs Karen Allison, Julie Stewart-Turner and Andrew Cooper on pothole patrol in the Newsome ward

Pothole patrol for councillors surveying streets to log all road holes - send us your pictures

Three Green Party councillors wanted to know how far the pothole problem stretches in their ward

World Cup medal won by former Huddersfield Town defender Ray Wilson up for auction

Rare soccer memorabilia up for grabs with six figure guide price

Woman beaten and sexually assaulted by man hiding in block of flats

The woman was attacked at 11.30pm last Thursday by the man who jumped out at her

A baseball bat

Teenager Davern Pinnock of Fartown admits baseball bat road rage attack which injured father and son on Leeds Road

18-year-old from Fartown sent to young offender institution for 17 months

John Radford of Meltham

Holmfirth motorist Michael Gledhill denies deliberately knocking cycling veteran John Radford off his bike in incident that left rider with severe brain injury

Victim left with catastrophic head injuries after incident between New Mill and Brockholes

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

Charity record attempt at Holme Valley pub

Anti-child sexual exploitation campaign poster

New team to tackle child protection tip-offs in Kirklees will operate from 'secure room'

Police, health and social service team being formed and will work from secure location due to sensitive data sharing

Leeds Crown Court

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

Taxi

Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Striking memorial unveiled at Battyeford Sporting Club pitch for renowned referee, Colin Heeley, who collapsed and died during a football match

His wife, Pauline, made the donation and also hopes that a defibrillator will be given to the club, thanks to donations in his honour

The boys are back in town: Ivy Street gang celebrates golden years of fun and games at 30th reunion

Eleven members of the long-running group, who met almost every night when they were growing up, met to reminisce

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people

Kirklees Magistrate's Court

Dalton teenager Ryan Lawrence took his disabled mum's car because he wanted to show off to his friends, court told

Lawrence, 18, admitted that he took the Motability car without consent and without a full licence or insurance

Historic Pule Hill memorial cross restored in time for Remembrance service

Villagers vow to continue annual tradition

First TransPennine Express train

Leeds to Manchester rail link through Huddersfield is key to economy of our region says influential think tank

The report, which has gone to the Department for Transport, finds that in order to support growth in our largest cities, transport links must be improved

Videos & Photos

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo's gales reach Huddersfield as winds hit almost 50mph

Just a selection of images from 2014's New Starters - click the gallery to see many more

New Starters 2014: take a look at Huddersfield youngsters as they start school

Clrs Karen Allison, Julie Stewart-Turner and Andrew Cooper on pothole patrol in the Newsome ward

Pothole patrol for councillors surveying streets to log all road holes - send us your pictures

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