The most read stories from June 19.
1) Underground gas explosion blows up 11 manhole covers in Huddersfield
THREE simultaneous gas explosions underground blew eleven 50lb manhole covers into the air.
Fortunately no-one was injured in the freak incident in Linthwaite yesterday morning.
One of the manhole covers even flew over a wall, fire crews were told when they were called to Royd House Lane.
And the force of the blast could be heard three miles away in Scapegoat Hill.
2) Physiotherapy firm in Marsh accuses Kirklees Council over ‘illegal’ banner threat
TWO business partners have accused Kirklees planners of “heavy-handed” action – after threats to fine them £2,500 over an advertising banner.
Alison Mattock, 38, and Charlotte Nethercoat, 25, hung the 8ft x 3ft banner outside their premises to promote their physiotherapy business.
The professionally-designed plastic banner, which cost about £150, was displayed outside Wellfield House at New Hey Road , Marsh, for eight months.
3) Detectives release CCTV of King St incident in Huddersfield - Do you know these men?
DETECTIVES have released this CCTV image after a man was glassed in a Huddersfield bar.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who recognises the two men pictured alongside a door supervisor which was captured in a King Street bar on May 18.
The victim, a man from Wakefield, suffered cuts after a glass was thrown from another area of the bar between 12.20am and 12.40am.
4) Skip fire in Huddersfield town centre - prompt action by fire officers prevent disaster
PROMPT action by Huddersfield firefighters averted a potentially dangerous blaze in Huddersfield town centre early this afternoon.
Lunchtime shoppers were alarmed to see black smoke billowing across the town centre just after 1pm.
The scene of the fire was the old YMCA building on St Peters Street, where a nine-foot high skip inside was on fire on the ground floor.
5) Longroyd Bridge firm VTL Group set to axe jobs
JOBS are going at a Huddersfield manufacturing firm.
International precision engineering group VTL, based at Longroyd Bridge , will axe a number of posts at its technical centre in Bradley.
The company has not disclosed the number of jobs involved nor the timescale for the redundancies to take effect.
But it is thought up to 50 posts are earmarked to disappear.