Huddersfield man Martin Ackroyd hospitalised after beating by killer's brother a year before he was murdered

The scene of police investigations on Ashenhurst Rise and (inset) Martin Ackroyd
Dad-of-three suffered broken ribs and collapsed lung in beating at murderer Nicola Bedford's flat

Most basic funeral now costs £3,500 in Kirklees and Calderdale

Bereaved families hit as the most basic funeral now costs £3,500

Bradley firm Joseph Furniture Ltd could face fine of up to £20,000 after illegal worker found during Home Office immigration enforcement team raid

Firm could face fine of up to £20,000

WATCH: Tish the season to be jolly! Vine star's Christmas message for Huddersfield Examiner readers

Tish at Christmas
Tish's videos have been seen an incredible 168 million times around the world since her first upload in July

Huddersfield Examiner reader picture competition: Vote for your winner!

Have a look through the gallery of pictures then vote for the one you like best

Katy Stiff £4,000 benefit fraud after landing Yorkshire Ambulance Service job

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Stiff, from Scissett, pleaded guilty to benefit fraud at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Jefferson Sheard Architects officially hand over refurbished Acre Mill at Lindley to health chiefs

A major milestone has been reached in the transformation of Lindley’s Acre Mill

New delay likely for family of tragic cyclist John Radford

Emma Boyes and her injured dad John Radford, now in a rehab centre in York
Court hears of plea from defence barrister

Quiz king Dave Bill comes out on top again - can you match the pop master? Try our quiz

Skelmanthorpe's finest quiz champion stars on radio

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens not tipping a white Christmas

Holme Moss covered in first snows of winter 2014
Cold front set to hit town after Boxing Day

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Take That and Luis Suarez were the butt of jokes this year

Take That and Luis Suarez the butt of this year's top 10 Christmas crackers

When snow was snow! Take a look back at Huddersfield in the snow in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Caught on Camera 12/12/14

Caught on Camera: can you put names to faces on CCTV pictures released by West Yorkshire Police

Huddersfield Nativity special 2014: Hundreds of faces of kids in Christmas plays here

Teacher Aid 2014

WATCH: Huddersfield schools create own version of Band Aid hit for charity

Emma Boyes and her injured dad John Radford, now in a rehab centre in York

New delay likely for family of tragic cyclist John Radford

Court hears of plea from defence barrister

Jefferson Sheard Architects officially hand over refurbished Acre Mill at Lindley to health chiefs

A major milestone has been reached in the transformation of Lindley’s Acre Mill

Yorkshire First call for more parish councils to be set up to give communities a bigger 'local voice'

Yorkshire flag
But Colne Valley Liberal Democrat councillor, Nicola Turner, said that the time was not right to introduce them

Three Colne Valley schools join forces as The Heights Federation

Schools keep own identities under one leadership team

Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick in their starting XI for visit of Birmingham City this weekend?

Nearly 50% of Terriers supporters are hoping Powell will line his side up in a 4-4-2 formation and take the game to Gary Rowett's side

Huddersfield Town badly need to bounce back at expense of Birmingham City

Why Huddersfield Town must get back to winning ways against Birmingham City
The manager will demand a big reaction to the defeat at Norwich City

Realism can help Huddersfield Town recover from Norwich City defeat and other key talking points from Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Birmingham City visit

What were the main talking points from Chris Powell's pre-match press conference?
The Terriers boss believes his side's recent contrasting results are indicative of what the Championship can throw up

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell outlines defensive options ahead of Birmingham City visit

Huddersfield Town will be without Murray Wallace against Birmingham City this weekend
The boss is missing Murray Wallace and is also likely to be without Joel Lynch

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson hails the work of his medical staff

The physio team will keep the Giants in better shape for the new Super League season

Huddersfield Giants determined to avoid a repeat of last season's failed Super League play-off campaign

Giants star Chris Bailey knows the hurt of last year can act as a major source of motivation in 2015

Huddersfield Giants star Michael Lawrence can't wait to play with no pain

Competition form places is going to be so fierce for the next Super League season

Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick in their starting XI for visit of Birmingham City this weekend?

Nearly 50% of Terriers supporters are hoping Powell will line his side up in a 4-4-2 formation and take the game to Gary Rowett's side

Huddersfield Town badly need to bounce back at expense of Birmingham City

Why Huddersfield Town must get back to winning ways against Birmingham City
The manager will demand a big reaction to the defeat at Norwich City

Realism can help Huddersfield Town recover from Norwich City defeat and other key talking points from Chris Powell's pre-match press conference ahead of Birmingham City visit

What were the main talking points from Chris Powell's pre-match press conference?
The Terriers boss believes his side's recent contrasting results are indicative of what the Championship can throw up
13 family classics to enjoy this festive season

Christmas TV 2014: 13 family classics to enjoy this festive season

We've picked a baker's dozen of movie delights on over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Christmas 2014: 10 activities to keep kids amused during the holidays

On Friday youngsters across Kirklees will pack away their schoolbooks and get ready for some Christmas fun as the holidays begin.

Review: Huddersfield Choral Society up to the challenge of rapid-tempo Messiah

Dramatic performance in Huddersfield Town Hall

600 UK Ltd hosts EEF growth forum launch

Manufacturers in Kirklees are set to benefit from the EEF's new Yorkshire & Humber Growth Forum

Wellhouse Leisure takes Ford Terrier to Turkey

David Elliott and Layne Stuart travelled 4,500 miles to show off the Ford Terrier campervan to workers at a Ford plant in Turkey

Clough & Company partner in tax warning

Nigel Westman, partner at Clough & Company in Cleckheaton
Nigel Westman, of Clough and Company, says figures show tax evasion to be a bigger problem than tax avoidance

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Who did Huddersfield Town fans pick in their starting XI for visit of Birmingham City this weekend?

Emma Boyes and her injured dad John Radford, now in a rehab centre in York

New delay likely for family of tragic cyclist John Radford

Jefferson Sheard Architects officially hand over refurbished Acre Mill at Lindley to health chiefs

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People come to lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney

Morning news headlines: Sydney gunman latest; first woman Bishop to be announced; Nurses coming from overseas

The latest news from around the globe

Pakistan school attack by Taliban gunmen leaves 84 dead

The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which teaches children and teenagers in grades one to 10

Morning headlines: Aussie gunman not on watchlist; England-only votes plan; UKIP in EU cash move

Staff members from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe with their arms linked pay tribute to their colleague who lost his live during a siege in Sydney
The latest news from around the world

Sydney cafe siege latest as five hostages released but 15 more believed to be inside with gunman

A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Australian officials have not confirmed how many people are still inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, which was seized by an armed man at the height of the morning rush-hour, and have warned it could stretch into a second day

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