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.

£24k drugs find in Huddersfield puts Nazish Iqbal behind bars

Police find heroin worth £24,000

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£24k drugs find in Huddersfield puts Nazish Iqbal behind bars

Police find heroin worth £24,000

Johnnys in the 1990s

Legendary Huddersfield nightclub Johnnys opened an amazing 45 years ago this week - take a look back at some memorable nights

Just how the iconic Huddersfield club came about - and see pictures from 45 years of fun

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Magistrates grant "ban" on Meltham flats after repeated problems with anti-social behaviour

Police and council officials unite to take strict action

The not so festive Christmas card for the region's burglars.

West Yorkshire Police planning Christmas visits to 50 known burglars ahead of big day

Thieves will also receive Christmas cards from police to let them know they've got an eye on them

Make the most of falling fuel prices says economist who says it's a short-term "blip"

£1 a litre very unlikely despite recent cuts in price at pumps

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

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

Classic songs in a show with all trimmings

It's a proper Christmas show

A640 Nont Sarah’s Road

Anger as dead horses are dumped on moorland road above Huddersfield

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

Emma Boyes and her injured dad John Radford, now in a rehab centre in York

New delay likely for family of tragic cyclist John Radford

Court hears of plea from defence barrister

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