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Former Huddersfield takeaway worker guilty of murdering wife with claw hammer

Hammer killer Danish Irfan. updated

Danish Irfan, 22, who used to live in Great Northern Street, had already admitted the manslaughter of Ridda Zanab at their Bradford home last November, but it took a jury just two hours to find him guilty of murder following a trial at Bradford Crown Court

Watch: Huddersfield turned into Russia for sci-fi monster thriller Scintilla

Secret parts of the town have been captured in a new 18-rated sci-fi thriller, which is set for release next month having been filmed in Huddersfield

Colne Valley UKIP chairman Greg Broome must resign after conviction for wife assault or will face no confidence vote says branch treasurer

UKIP byelection candidate Greg Broome in Golcar. updated
Branch treasurer Melanie Roberts has advised Broome to resign or face a vote of no confidence when the branch next meets on Tuesday

Do you know Huddersfield men police want to speak to after brawl outside Bradford nightclub?

Five people were injured in Sackville Street, near Club C’s, in the early hours of Monday May 26 - see images of men police would like to speak to

Dalton dog attack on toddler: Beautiful smile of tot attacked by pet

Jensen, the 14-month-old, attacked by the dog in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and is currently in hospital with his 'devastated' mother Stephanie Dunk. updated
Incident occurred on Saturday afternoon

Royal Mail changes delivery schedules in Scissett - less bags more trolleys mean post will arrive later

Royal Mail
Postal deliveries in Scissett have been changed as part of a modernisation programme by Royal Mail

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Hammer killer Danish Irfan. updated

Former Huddersfield takeaway worker guilty of murdering wife with claw hammer

Danish Irfan, 22, who used to live in Great Northern Street, had already admitted the manslaughter of Ridda Zanab at their Bradford home last November, but it took a jury just two hours to find him guilty of murder following a trial at Bradford Crown Court

Colne Valley UKIP chairman Greg Broome must resign after conviction for wife assault or will face no confidence vote says branch treasurer

UKIP byelection candidate Greg Broome in Golcar. updated
Branch treasurer Melanie Roberts has advised Broome to resign or face a vote of no confidence when the branch next meets on Tuesday

Huddersfield couple scoop lettuce award at Tatton Park flower show

Andrew and Kate Mallinson beat the slugs to win awards

Royal Mail changes delivery schedules in Scissett - less bags more trolleys mean post will arrive later

Royal Mail
Postal deliveries in Scissett have been changed as part of a modernisation programme by Royal Mail

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town defender Paul Dixon has his say on pre-season

The Scottish left-back took part in the Terriers' 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday and wants to bounce back quickly

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins on Scunthorpe defeat, new signings, James Vaughan and the captaincy

The Terriers chief was impressed by the League One hosts on Saturday but accepts his side must show an improved performance against Sheffield United this evening

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins not yet ready to select captain ahead of friendlies with Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic and Newcastle United

Candidates appear few for the armband

Championship transfer gossip: Middlesbrough striker mulls over Donny switch as Fulham's World Cup winger prepares for Qatar move

PLUS: Watford await international clearance on Paredes and Jackett content with Wolves defensive options despite Maguire blow

Kruise Leeming looking to build on his solid Huddersfield Giants showing

Huddersfield Giants hooker Kruise Leemings has admitted he's taken heaps of confidence from his performance against Catalan Dragons

Frenchman's birthday gift to his girlfriend - a surprise trip to watch Catalan play Huddersfield Giants

Many friendships are formed across the Channel thanks to the Catalan/Giants matches over the years

Huddersfield Giants 38 Catalan Dragons 16: Examiner match report

Dragons put to the sword as Giants look to pick up their form for play-off push

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town defender Paul Dixon has his say on pre-season

The Scottish left-back took part in the Terriers' 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United on Saturday and wants to bounce back quickly

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins on Scunthorpe defeat, new signings, James Vaughan and the captaincy

The Terriers chief was impressed by the League One hosts on Saturday but accepts his side must show an improved performance against Sheffield United this evening

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins not yet ready to select captain ahead of friendlies with Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic and Newcastle United

Candidates appear few for the armband

Brighouse folk singer Roger Davies sings praises of fallen servicemen and women with launch of charity single 'Wear Your Poppy With Pride'

A Brighouse folk singer is to sing the praises of fallen servicemen and women thanks to the launch of a charity single

Huddersfield town centre bar Varsity to re-open in September renamed as The Picture House

Councillors on Kirklees Council’s Licensing Panel agreed it could open from 8am and serve alcohol until 3.30am and closing at 4am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Sum of Summer in Brighouse

New art exhibition exploring summer opens in Smith Gallery, Brighouse
Richard Hutchinson, site manager at Conroy Brook's Mayfield Court development at Dodworth, South Yorkshire

Conroy Brook appoints site manager

Brockholes developer Conroy Brook has appointed Richard Hutchionson as site manager at its new scheme in Dodworth

Ramsdens Solicitors shortlisted for award

The private client team at Ramsdens is in the running for Legal Team of the Year at the STEP Privaye Client Awards

David Broadhead backs call for "better managed" Britain

David Broadhead
An all-Party group of MPs and the Chartered Management Institute have completed a report into management and leadership in the UK

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LISTEN: Huddersfield Town defender Paul Dixon has his say on pre-season

Huddersfield couple scoop lettuce award at Tatton Park flower show

LISTEN: Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins on Scunthorpe defeat, new signings, James Vaughan and the captaincy

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Mother cautioned after police rescue six-month-old baby from boiling hot car

Police remove the baby from the hot car after breaking the window to gain entry
Officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant

Commonwealth Games quiz: test your knowledge of dancing delicacies and top teams

Commonwealth Games 2014: Test your knowledge of the Glasgow games with our Friday quiz

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