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

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!

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

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

Elderly man and daughter treated for effects of smoke after Marsh chip pan blaze

Man left pan on stove to write Christmas cards

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

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
The key battles which could decide Huddersfield Town v Birmingham

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Jonathan Hogg v Demarai Gray and other key battles which could decide this weekend's clash

The Terriers will be hoping to get back on track immediately after the disappointment of a 5-0 defeat at Norwich City last weekend

Chris Powell can get Huddersfield Town back on track against Birmingham City says old boy Kieran O'Regan

Kieran O'Regan thinks Chris Powell is capable of helping Huddersfield Town recover from Norwich City mauling
The Republic of Ireland player knows what it's like to be on the wrong end of a big goal tally

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

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
The key battles which could decide Huddersfield Town v Birmingham

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Jonathan Hogg v Demarai Gray and other key battles which could decide this weekend's clash

The Terriers will be hoping to get back on track immediately after the disappointment of a 5-0 defeat at Norwich City last weekend

Chris Powell can get Huddersfield Town back on track against Birmingham City says old boy Kieran O'Regan

Kieran O'Regan thinks Chris Powell is capable of helping Huddersfield Town recover from Norwich City mauling
The Republic of Ireland player knows what it's like to be on the wrong end of a big goal tally

Huddersfield RU ready for historic trip to Harrogate

Curtain is about to fall on Claro Road

One to Watch: Du Dauphine

Huddersfield psychedelic rock five-piece Du Dauphine – pictured above – are to release their debut E.P.

Putting on the Ritz

It was one of the highest grossing films of the 1930s - now Top Hat is a glamorous, glitzy new musical.

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

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

Videos & Photos

The key battles which could decide Huddersfield Town v Birmingham

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City: Jonathan Hogg v Demarai Gray and other key battles which could decide this weekend's clash

Kieran O'Regan thinks Chris Powell is capable of helping Huddersfield Town recover from Norwich City mauling

Chris Powell can get Huddersfield Town back on track against Birmingham City says old boy Kieran O'Regan

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

WATCH: Heavy rain sees rivers burst their banks

World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead
Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

Morning news headlines: Cameron Russia warning, 100 attempts to sneak into UK, Uni offers at record high

The Prime Minister David Cameron visited the O2 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire, to chat with staff as part of his PM Direct, where members of the public can quiz him about any issues or topics they desire. Photo by James Maloney
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