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View gallery " " " " Daniel Marshall races to waterski glory View gallery  Anything you can do....Young waterskier Daniel Marshall was determined to follow in his sister’s footsteps when he took part in a waterski championships.And the eight-year-old did just that, picking up two first places and a third.Daniel, of Roberttown, Liversedge, competed in the British Waterski Federation national cutting edge competition, held for skiers who are 16 and under, and he fought off competition from people several years older than him.It enabled him...
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The Editor Roy Wright Editor, Huddersfield Daily Examiner Phone 01484 437707 Roy Wright was appointed editor of The Huddersfield Daily Examiner in 2002. Prior to this he was assistant editor of The Liverpool Echo for three years. He has also worked at the Hull Daily Mail as well as a number of Press agencies. Roy grew up in Burnley, Lancashire and has worked in the local newspaper industry for 25 years. Original linkOriginal author: Jackson...
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He served his country on the frontline in Afghanistan.But former soldier Dane Robert Smith has now has been ordered to pay £3,000 compensation to a man whose jaw he broke in two places.Leeds Crown Court heard Smith was at the George in Cleckheaton in the early hours of February 1 when without warning he lunged at Andrew Johnson.Simon Reevell prosecuting said he grabbed hold of Mr Johnson’s head and punched him twice to the left side of his face.Having then grabbed hold of his shirt...
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A Meltham man has been jailed for nine months after he was convicted of having indecent images of children on his computers for the second time in four years.Roy Stobbs was already a convicted sex offender when he was given a three-year community order at Bradford Crown Court in 2010 for making and possessing indecent photographs.But a further 87 indecent images were found when police seized two computers from his home in 2011.Some of the images involved children as young as three.A jury unanimously found...
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The first ever Brighouse Canal, Beer & Music Festival aims to make a big noise this weekend.Organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), also behind the popular 1940s Weekend, the new festival is part of a series of events aimed at bringing 250,000 visitors a year to the town, boosting the economy by up to £2m.The festival will celebrate the town’s historic Calder & Hebble Navigation with a pint or two of real ale, accompanied by live music.Brighouse singer-songwriter Roger Davies will headline the musical...
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More than 5m UK taxpayers will either receive a tax windfall or face having to repay money over the coming months – after paying incorrect amounts of tax through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE).Cleckheaton-based chartered accountancy firm Clough & Company said it was estimated that 3.5m people underpaid tax in the 2013-14 financial year, but a further 2m paid too much and are now entitled to claim the money back.The average error is approximately £300, according to estimates from HM Revenue & Customs.Nigel Westman,...
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Three people had hospital checks after a minor chemical incident in Oakes last night. A small quantity of chlorine gas caused fumes at the Country Park Foods factory on New Hey Road just after 7pm. Firefighters with specialist knowledge were called and evacuated and cordoned off the area as a precaution. Huddersfield fire station crew commander Eddie Beaumont said: “The quantity, we believe, was less than 10litres and was caused when chemicals mixed together caused the fumes. “There were three people in the room, they...
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The ugly blisters on Ethan Lindley's henna tattoo
It's a holiday souvenir that young Ethan Crosland will never forget.He was delighted when his mum agreed he could have a henna tattoo on his leg while on a family holiday to Egypt.But the 12-year-old Rawthorpe youngster, who was allowed the temporary tattoo as a treat, has been left in agony after it burst into raw blisters and left his leg red and swollen. The ugly blisters on Ethan Lindley's henna tattoo  Doctors are treating Ethan with anitiseptic creams and antibiotics but cannot rule out...
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View gallery " " " " " Helena Quarmby book of artwork View gallery  An astonishing book brimming with sketches and poems by injured soldiers at a wartime hospital in Huddersfield has been unearthed by relatives of a former nurse.The touching and full-to-bursting keepsake was discovered by the family of former Crosland Moor resident, Hilda Brook, whilst searching through an unopened box of family mementos on the centenary of the break out of World War One.Including dozens of entries, they give a personal and both...
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Ideas to overhaul the planning committee system in Kirklees have been mooted.And itt could lead to a limit on the number of speakers at planning committees and major applications considered by a super committee.Clr Steve Hall, Cabinet member for planning and highways, says the idea is to speed up the process.He said: “We had one application in Slaithwaite where there were 18 people speaking against, seven or eight in support, plus the political speakers.“An officer has looked at other authorities to see what they do...
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