Surjit Singh Sidhu and Nicola Bedford murdered Martin Ackroyd

They killed for kicks: Murderers of Newsome dad Martin Ackroyd jailed for minimum of 21 years each

The judge said Nicola Bedford and Surjit Sidhu were “drug addicts killing for kicks” when the attack on father-of-three Martin Ackroyd turned into murder

Facebook killer Robert Lyn gets 26 years for "butchering" Daniel Campbell as he slept after finding out on social network that victim had slept with his girlfriend

Robert Lyn
He committed the terrible crime within hours of seeing a Facebook message which suggested that his girlfriend had cheated on him

Pensioner, 93, seriously injured in New Mill road accident

Greenhill Bank Road, New Mill, closed after accident.
The man, who has not been named, suffered serious pelvis injuries and was taken by ambulance to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Ready to make a splash? New slide goes in at Huddersfield's leisure centre

The Splash Park water facility is currently being constructed - take a look inside

Nativity 2014: All the pictures of Huddersfield Christmas plays - is your youngster pictured?

Huddersfield Nativity plays 2014
We've received more than 100 pictures from schools and nurseries across Huddersfield - take a look at the cutest gallery you'll see this year!

Anger as dead horses are dumped on moorland road above Huddersfield

A640 Nont Sarah’s Road
The horses were abandoned at the roadside near the Saddleworth border with Kirklees on the main A640 Nont Sarah’s Road which links Denshaw to Outlane

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

WATCH: Heavy rain sees rivers burst their banks

A car submerged in flood water in Calder View, Lower Hopton.
Watch our video showing just how full local rivers and canals are

Returning Christmas presents: everything you need to know

Know your rights when returning gifts
Know your rights when it comes to returning unwanted gifts

More NHS strike action in January 2015 by Unison and GMB union members

The dispute has been raging all year after the Government decided not to accept a recommended 1% pay rise for all NHS staff

Restaurant review: Trattoria Domenico

Eating out in Christmas party season – when you’re not having a Christmas party – is a bit of a gamble

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Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's The White Hart, New Mill

What's your favourite part of Christmas dinner?

Festive feast! The 10 best things about Christmas dinner, as voted by you

Tish at Christmas

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

All Our Yesterdays: A nostalgic look back at 1988 - Are you pictured?

Take a look around this week's featured Property of the Week - Keith Dixon's house in Longley

A car submerged in flood water in Calder View, Lower Hopton.

WATCH: Heavy rain sees rivers burst their banks

Watch our video showing just how full local rivers and canals are

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's The White Hart, New Mill

Today's photos are from the White Hart, New Mill

They killed for kicks: Murderers of Newsome dad Martin Ackroyd jailed for minimum of 21 years each

Surjit Singh Sidhu and Nicola Bedford murdered Martin Ackroyd
The judge said Nicola Bedford and Surjit Sidhu were “drug addicts killing for kicks” when the attack on father-of-three Martin Ackroyd turned into murder

New book reveals Huddersfield's vital role in the First World War

Team of writers look at everything from textiles and munitions to rationing and sport

White is the colour when it comes to football footwear - and Huddersfield Town are following the Premier League pattern

Only three of the starting side at Norwich City wore 'traditional' black boots

WATCH: Huddersfield Town need to keep faith in what they have been doing at home against Birmingham City says Doug Thomson

The Examiner's Town writer believes Chris Powell's side have to pick up where they left off in their last home match against Brentford

Championship paper talk: Birmingham starlet misses training to prompt fears ahead of trip to Huddersfield as Nottingham Forest refuse to be held to ransom over loanee

Demarai Gray could miss Birmingham City's trip to Huddersfield Town through illness
Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Chris Powell says Huddersfield Town must maintain composure against Birmingham City

Chris Powell believes composure is key for Huddersfield Town to get back on track
The John Smith's Stadium side are unbeaten in seven on their own turf

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

White is the colour when it comes to football footwear - and Huddersfield Town are following the Premier League pattern

Only three of the starting side at Norwich City wore 'traditional' black boots

WATCH: Huddersfield Town need to keep faith in what they have been doing at home against Birmingham City says Doug Thomson

The Examiner's Town writer believes Chris Powell's side have to pick up where they left off in their last home match against Brentford

Golf Competition: win a family full playing mermbership at Marsden Golf Club for 2015

Marsden Golf Club is pulling out all the stops to get more people involved in the game – and playing at Marsden

Live review: Huddersfield University Brass Band at Leeds Town Hall

It would be hard to imagine a Christmas in Yorkshire without the sound of brass band music

Christmas past is a present from the Rex

Cinema in Elland is hosting two festive events.

The art of fathoming what the public wants

Artist Ross Moore says the art-buying public remain a mystery to him.

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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A car submerged in flood water in Calder View, Lower Hopton.

WATCH: Heavy rain sees rivers burst their banks

Have you been papped by our Snapper About Town? It's The White Hart, New Mill

WATCH: Huddersfield Town need to keep faith in what they have been doing at home against Birmingham City says Doug Thomson

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