Emma Mansell murder: Jonathan Sutton gets 3 life sentences

Leeds Crown Court heard horrific details of the attack on Miss Mansell, who suffered 81 separate injuries

Forget MasterChef meet Disaster Chef! Hapless cook Katy Docherty is banned from her own kitchen

Katy Docherty of Netherton with husband Mark and children Oliver (5) and Cerys (8)
Netherton mum-of-two even mucks up microwave meals and is now in contest for Britain's worst cook

Kurdish protest rally for Huddersfield this Saturday in St George's Square

Kurdish protesters gather in St George's Square, Huddersfield, calling for humanitarian aid and military intervention in the Kurdistan region.
Hundreds expected to demonstrate against ISIS

Restaurant review: Hare and Hounds at Upper Hopton

Quest for Sunday evening meal ends in disappointment

Drug runner Kabir Hussain fails in his bid to have his sentence reduced

Kabir Hussain
35-year-old told he must serve 12 years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering offences

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  • BREAKING NEWS:  We've just heard that Jonathan Sutton has received three life sentences for the murder of Huddersfield woman Emma Mansell last May and attempted murder of two children.

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  • NEWS: The problem of stray horses and "fly grazing" has been brought up in parliament. I'm not sure if this is a problem in Huddersfield but there are parts of Yorkshire where I can imagine it is.

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Property of the Week: The Barn in Helme

Spooky goings on

A healing white spirit, a devil dog and a phantom bingo player - 7 tales of spooky paranormal activity in haunted Huddersfield

Arnie will appear at the black tie dinner on November 14

Would you pay £1,500 to meet the Terminator? An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger planned in Leeds

Historic wooden pavilion being demolished close to Gibson Mill on the Hardcastle Crags estate in Hebden Bridge

Little Horrors 2014 - your kids dressed up ready for Halloween

Emma Mansell murder: Jonathan Sutton gets 3 life sentences

Leeds Crown Court heard horrific details of the attack on Miss Mansell, who suffered 81 separate injuries

Penistone fire: police release images from fire which was 'started deliberately'

Penistone house fire victim Paul Sykes
Paul Sykes, nine, and his father Darren Sykes, 44, died following the fire at a house on Tennyson Close on Wednesday evening

Forget MasterChef meet Disaster Chef! Hapless cook Katy Docherty is banned from her own kitchen

Katy Docherty of Netherton with husband Mark and children Oliver (5) and Cerys (8)
Netherton mum-of-two even mucks up microwave meals and is now in contest for Britain's worst cook

Kurdish protest rally for Huddersfield this Saturday in St George's Square

Kurdish protesters gather in St George's Square, Huddersfield, calling for humanitarian aid and military intervention in the Kurdistan region.
Hundreds expected to demonstrate against ISIS
Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett is set to go head-to-head with Mike Phelan for the Birmingham City job

Championship paper talk: Burton Albion chief and former Manchester United assistant in race for Birmingham job as Fulham put striker up for loan

Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Can Huddersfield Town end long wait for win at Ipswich?

Andy Payton was playing the last time three points were plundered at Portman Road

Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town: Pick your Terriers starting XI here

Would you make any changes to the Huddersfield Town XI for the trip to Ipswich Town?
Who do you think should start for Town at Portman Road this weekend as Chris Powell's side look to stretch their unbeaten run to six league games

Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town: How the bookies see it

Chris Powell's side are the outsiders at Portman Road
Giants commercial manager Paul Cribb and Bond It managing director David Moore shake on the new sponsorship deal

Huddersfield Giants main partners Bond It agree to stick with club in 2015

Vital backing for Super League season

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres gets into England 17

Brett Ferres in action for the Huddersfield Giants
Bench start for Giants star in opener against Samoa in Brisbane

Huddersfield Giants sign Bradford Bulls youngster Oliver Roberts for Super League campaign

Academy international to join Giants squad next month
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard as Liverpool take on Real Madrid

Dale Tempest: the Real problem for Liverpool wasn't Ronaldo

With Liverpool, everyone is talking about Balotelli, but I think they have a bigger problem when it comes to going forward – how to replace Steven Gerrard

Championship paper talk: Burton Albion chief and former Manchester United assistant in race for Birmingham job as Fulham put striker up for loan

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett is set to go head-to-head with Mike Phelan for the Birmingham City job
Check out a summary of the latest headlines from around the division

Holmfirth Harriers Ladies win superb silver medal in the Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays in Sheffield

Holmfirth Harriers Ladies team of (from left) Katie Walshaw, Helen Berry and Helen Fines show their silver medals from the Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays at Graves Park in Sheffield
Only Rotherham deny them gold

Sculptor Vivien Whitaker Arbs donates pieces to the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Much of Vivien’s alabaster work is held in private collections but she is also keen to have pieces in the public domain

Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey to appear at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Comedian Dave Spikey, appearing at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.
The king of the one-liner and former medical scientist is bringing a mix of observational humour and laugh-out-loud comedy

The Pierrot Players present Third Week in August

The Pierrot Players in Third Week in August - Left to right Mary Winthrop (played by Melanie Nowicki), Neville Winthrop (Gareth Dickinson) and Liz (Julie Kaye).
The production is being directed by Joan Gough and has a cast of just six actors.
Federation of Master Builders

FMB says housebuilding industry on the up

SME workloads are growing across all sectors, according to a report by the Federation of Master builders

Waverley Consultancy nets a new client

Waverley Consultancy has been founded by former broadcaster, journalist and political adviser Stephen Naylor and will be based in Brighouse
Brighouse-based Waverley Consultancy has been appointed by Superleague netball team the Yorkshire Jets to raise its profile

Travel tots taking the hassle out of holidays

A Waterloo-based private maternity nurse is helping parents with small children have hassle-free holidays

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Emma Mansell murder: Jonathan Sutton gets 3 life sentences

Dean Johnson, writer of Bullets and Daffodils, left, with actor Christopher Timothy

Musical tribute Bullets and Daffodils by Dean Johnson pays tribute to World War I poet Wilfred Owen

Katy Docherty of Netherton with husband Mark and children Oliver (5) and Cerys (8)

Forget MasterChef meet Disaster Chef! Hapless cook Katy Docherty is banned from her own kitchen

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