At this time of year there's no escaping the many festive adverts doing the rounds. But one of them has led to people in a Yorkshire town starting a campaign to make sure no one feels alone.
Inspired by what they'd seen on TV, hundreds of volunteers in Mirfield joined forces to make sure no elderly person goes without a card or a gift this Christmas.
Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle collision in Mirfield.
At about 8pm on Monday, 10 August, a 25-year-old man from Mirfield was riding a black Honda MTX bike along Calder Road towards the junction with Chadwick Fold Lane/Calder View when he left the road and collided with a wall.
He was taken to hospital with serious head and chest injuries.
He remains there today in a critical, but stable condition.
Anyone who saw the collision or the circumstances leading up to it, is asked to contact PC 576 Taylor at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support team on 101, quoting *1427 of 10/8.
Police searching for missing 92-year-old John Barnes from Mirfield have this evening found a man's body.
The National Police Air Service found the body of an adult male on Black Hill in the Peak District at just before 7pm this evening.
A formal identification will take place to identify the man and enquiries remain ongoing.
Mr Barnes' family have been informed.
Police are appealing for information to trace 92-year-old missing man John Barnes from Mirfield.
Mr Barnes last spoke to his family on Saturday evening when he said he was going hill walking in the area between Holme Moss and Glossop. He has not been seen since. Detective Sergeant Kelvin Lecomber, from Kirklees District CID, said: ‘‘Despite his age, Mr Barnes is a fit and active man and his disappearance is very much out of character. Clearly we, alongside his family, are very concerned for his welfare. ‘‘John is described as white, 5ft 6" in height, balding with grey hair and brown eyes. When Mr Barnes normally goes walking he wears black coloured waterproof trousers a shirt and he normally carries a backpack. ‘‘Despite a number of searches by specialist officers and the use of a National Police Air Service helicopter, Mr Barnes has not been located. ‘‘I would urge anyone who has seen anyone matching Mr Barnes description on Saturday evening, or in the period since, to contact police.’’
Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery of a 12-year-old boy as he walked home from school in Mirfield.
He was walking along Crossley Lane at around 3.20pm on June 19th when he was approached by two teenage boys and a teenage girl. They demanded money and one prodded the 12-year-old with what is believed to be a penknife before he handed over a small amount of money.
The two males are described as being between 17 to 18-years-old. One was white, tall, of average build, clean shaven with pale skin and the other was of mixed race, shorter and of a larger build than the other suspect.
Police investigating an attempted abduction of two boys in Mirfield have released an e-fit image of the man involved.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon when a man approached the boys who were aged nine and ten at around 3:30pm.
He grabbed one of the boys arm as they were walking down a ginnel which connects Nab Lane to Priory Way.
Anyone with information about the man has been asked to contact the police
Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of two schoolboys in Mirfield on Friday afternoon.
A man approached the boys who were aged nine and ten at around 3:30pm. He grabbed one of the boys arm as they were walking down a ginnel which connects Nab Lane to Priory Way.
The suspect is described as white, around 40 years old, average build with a rounded face. He was believed to be wearing a black padded, shiny coat, jeans and trainers. He was thought to be bald or had his head shaved.
Police investigating an armed robbery at a pet shop in Mirfield have released an e-fit image of the suspect. A man armed with what is described as a handgun stole a small amount of cash from the store in Lee Green, at around 2.30pm on February 10th.
He is described as being in his late teens to early 20s and was wearing a dark hooded top and dark grey scarf over his face. Police believe he may have been loitering around the shop shortly beforehand and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
Yorkshire cycling legend Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight after a collision with a car.
Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Volkswagen Passat in Lees Hall Road in Thornill Lees just after 1pm.
He suffered severe cuts and bruises, as well as a suspected broken collar bone.
Mr Robinson is being kept in hospital tonight for observations.
Mr Robinson, who lives in Mirfield, was the first British man to complete the Tour de France and the first Brit to win a stage – both in the 1950s.
Police are appealing for information to trace the owner of a dog found abandoned in Mirfield. It was found at around 10am this morning Monday April 21, 2014, near to Shepley Bridge Marina and is being looked after by officers.
"We are working to locate the owner of this animal and would like to speak to anyone who can assist . The owner or anyone who has information is asked to contact the Dewsbury and Mirfield on 101 quoting log 433 of 21/04.