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

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

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

Built at the turn of the century in 1901, this late Victorian terrace house is full of original features and has been the home of Keith Dixon for nine years

Huddersfield Town players spread Christmas cheer at Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals

Kids get cheerful visits from soccer stars

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  • NEWS: You may find this pie eating story hard to swallow (groan).

    The annual World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan ended in controversy.

    Results were declared null and void after a work experience chef sent the wrong pies to competition venue Harry's Bar, organisers said.

    Former champion Barry Rigby, 37, from Wigan, a warehouse supervisor and part-time fitness instructor, set a time of 42.6 seconds - but it was only for half a pie after umpires decided that full pie consumption could result in "swallow stall" - due to the size of the pie.

    Tony Callaghan, owner of Harry's Bar, said: "The work experience lad was tasked with providing 24 competition pies, but mixed up the order and sent them to a divorce party up the road. By the time we realised, it was too late."

    Mr Callaghan added: "We had to go ahead. It was a bit like Andy Murray replacing Roger Federer for a show game at the tennis finals in the O2, but everyone took it in their stride and demonstrated the professionalism of pie-eating at this level."

    A pie. Probably not one involved in the contest.
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  • NEWS: Ian Falck, 31, of Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, appeared in court today charged with being "concerned in production of cannabis".

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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

Three Colne Valley schools join forces as The Heights Federation

Schools keep own identities under one leadership team

Fire drama for Huddersfield Choral Society

1200 evacuated in town hall alert

Liversedge woman Julie Lonergan drove after drinking five pints of lager

She gets community order for being more than three times over the limit

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 Town will be without Murray Wallace against Birmingham City this weekend

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

The boss is missing Murray Wallace and is also likely to be without Joel Lynch

Revealed: How Huddersfield Town traditionally fare in the upcoming months

Chris Powell can expect an improvement from his players in the new year
The Terriers are expected to improve on their average win ratio of 36% for the month of December heading into the new year

Steve Thompson finally leaves Huddersfield Town for Leeds United

Steve Thompson has completed his switch from Huddersfield Town to Leeds United
The move was first mooted a month ago

Championship paper talk: Bolton prepared to allow Watford to 'sub-let' exiled loan midfielder as West London duo move to ward off interest in star men

Keith Andrews is facing an uncertain future after being frozen out at loan club Watford
Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

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

Michael Lawrence on course to start Super League season for Huddersfield Giants

Wrist surgery proves a success for utility forward
Huddersfield Town will be without Murray Wallace against Birmingham City this weekend

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

The boss is missing Murray Wallace and is also likely to be without Joel Lynch

Revealed: How Huddersfield Town traditionally fare in the upcoming months

Chris Powell can expect an improvement from his players in the new year
The Terriers are expected to improve on their average win ratio of 36% for the month of December heading into the new year

Huddersfield RU aim for Christmas cheer at Harrogate

Victory vital for Huddersfield in their biod to climb the National II North table

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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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

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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
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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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