As 2015 comes to an end, we've been looking at the biggest stories on the Huddersfield Examiner website in the last 12 months.

From reality TV show stars to M62 drama (of course), shocking crime stories, weird weather and Huddersfield Town rumours, our top ten reveals the most read stories on Examiner.co.uk in 2015.

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The most read stories of 2015

  1. Max Morley wins Love Island

    Huddersfield's Max Morley won ITV 2's Love Island gameshow in July— and lots of you were fans, it seems!

    The 22-year-old former New College student won the big prize on the show but only after producers threw in a final twist. He and partner Jessica Hayes, a 22-year-old glamour model from Gloucester, had to choose between love or money.

  2. Who is Austin Armacost?

    Huddersfield also had a Celebrity Big Brother contestant this year... but his arrival had a few people scratching their heads.

    We gave you the lowdown on the US-born star in August.

  3. Chloe Knapton's shocking injuries after Holmfirth attack

    The family of Chloe Knapton released shocking images after she received extensive treatment in hospital following an assault in Netherthong.

    Chloe, 21, of Holmfirth, suffered serious wounds to her face - her attacker Andrew Shires received a suspended jail sentence.

  4. Man's ear bitten off in Huddersfield street attack

    Also popular this year a gruesome story about a man who had part of his ear bitten off during a fracas in Huddersfield in May.

    Despite suffering the serious injury the man fled the scene leaving the severed ear – complete with a diamond stud – on the pavement. Click here for the full story (warning, graphic content)

  5. Woman attacked him Holmfirth - was it a trap?

    A woman had emergency surgery for serious face and neck wounds after an a horrific street attack in Holmfirth in April.

    Police investigated whether she was ambushed by a thug who left a bike in the road to stop cars — then ran at her from a bus shelter holding a glass bottle.

  6. Driver convicted of middle lane hogging

    A Huddersfield van driver was thought to be the first convicted for middle lane hogging on the M62 in June.

    The driver of a Citroen Berlingo van was left with a £940 court bill and five points on his licence after he chugged along at 60mph in the middle lane when the inside lane was free.

  7. Warning of 50mph snow blizzards

    Examiner readers were advised to follow an hour-by-hour forecast back in January, with warning of 50mph blizzards.

    Huddersfield weather expert Paul Stevens said the situation in Huddersfield could deteriorate quite dramatically.

  8. M62 chaos after man falls to death from bridge

    The M62 was closed westbound for more than two hours near Huddersfield in July after a man died having fallen from a bridge.

    At their height, queues were tailing back 14 miles on the westbound M62 past Leeds up to the M1 at Tingley.

  9. Police shame homeless couple with 'disgraceful' tweet

    West Yorkshire Police shamed a homeless couple living in a car after seizing their uninsured vehicle.

    Officers from the Road Policing Unit tweeted a picture of a man and woman carrying their belongings away in Horbury Road, Wakefield, after seizing the car for being uninsured, with the hashtag '#luggagewalkofshame'.

    The story went viral and police apologised after a public outcry.

  10. David Wagner linked with Huddersfield Town job

    Our liveblog on Chris Powell's sudden departure from Huddersfield Town had lots of you hooked — including our reveal of the rumours surrounding David Wagner (ah, the beauty of hindsight).

    Relive the excitement of the day here

Honourable mentions

The first look at Huddersfield Leisure Centre was huge with readers, as we revealed what the new sports centre looked like inside — and what facilities it offered.

Huddersfield Leisure Centre
Huddersfield Leisure Centre

The arrival of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire in Huddersfield and Calderdale had people out in force to watch the cyclists — and also following our live coverage on the Examiner website! We might have missed out on next year's race, but Huddersfield helped Yorkshire debut the Tour in style.

Tour de Yorkshire riders leave New Mil
Tour de Yorkshire riders leave New Mil

The Boxing Day floods causing chaos in Huddersfield and across Calderdale were big news this week, with more rain expected tomorrow.

READ MORE: The Huddersfield Examiner Review of the Year 2015

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