Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson

Started journalistic career at Colne Valley Guardian in 1972 as a trainee and moved to the Examiner in 1975.Spent 14 years as crime reporter before becoming News Editor 18 years ago. Highlights of career included coverage of the Yorkshire Ripper trial at the Old Bailey.

Leeds Crown Court

Marcus Nicholson-North propositioned sexually confused teenage Huddersfield boy, court told

Nicholson-North had initially become a friend to the 15-year-old on Facebook after learning that the boy wondered whether he was bi-sexual

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Leeds Crown Court

Marcus Nicholson-North propositioned sexually confused teenage Huddersfield boy, court told

Nicholson-North had initially become a friend to the 15-year-old on Facebook after learning that the boy wondered whether he was bi-sexual

John Radford of Meltham

Witness who saw incident which led to cyclist's brain damage tells court she saw car driver from Holmfirth 'like steer towards him'

Michael Gledhill, 23 of Bramble Bank, Holmfirth denies causing serious injury to John Radford by dangerous driving on Huddersfield Road on July 31 last year

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Dewsbury man Umar Hussain charged with 12 counts of rape

Rape accused to face crown court

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo's gales reach Huddersfield as winds hit almost 50mph

“We have had gusts of 43mph in Huddersfield and 48mph at Emley Moor, but the main thing has been the drop in temperature"

World Cup medal won by former Huddersfield Town defender Ray Wilson up for auction

Rare soccer memorabilia up for grabs with six figure guide price

Creative types are being encouraged to log on and enter the computing awards

Holmfirth businessman Andrew James jailed after more than £120,000 taken for internet fireplace orders which were never delivered

West Yorkshire Trading Standards received more than 100 complaints about Home Fireside Ltd run by Andrew Michael James

David Gilhooley with two of his sketches

Hepworth artist David Gilhooley plans to be quick on the draw

Charity record attempt at Holme Valley pub

Leeds Crown Court

Sob story woman Shabana Ellis stole from vulnerable men, court told

She knocked on a 79-year-old man's door and offered him a massage before she ended up moving in with him

Kirklees College students work on wartime memorial to First World War fallen

Local artist Andy Farr, working with tutor Clare Grace and her students, is looking for information on the men featured so they can create an art project in their memory – and is appealing for help from local people

First TransPennine Express train

Leeds to Manchester rail link through Huddersfield is key to economy of our region says influential think tank

The report, which has gone to the Department for Transport, finds that in order to support growth in our largest cities, transport links must be improved

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