Surjit Singh Sidhu remanded over Huddersfield murder

Police and forensic officers at house The man's body was found at a flat in Ashenhurst Rise, Newsome, at 13:00 BST on Friday

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a man in Huddersfield.

Martin Ackroyd, 50, was found dead at his flat in Ashenhurst Rise, Newsome, at 13:00 BST on Friday, West Yorkshire Police said.

Surjit Singh Sidhu, 48, of New Hey Road, Huddersfield, was charged over the weekend and appeared at Bradford Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He was remanded to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday.

A 30-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail.

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    News on the hour 16:58: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Danish Irfan is found guilty of murdering his wife Ridda Zanab with a hammer at their Bradford home last November.

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    An update on the Bradford man jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his wife with a hammer.

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    A jury has found a man guilty of murdering his wife by repeatedly hitting her over the head with a claw hammer at their home in Bradford.

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    An act of remembrance and reflection marking the centenary of the start of World War One will be held in Leeds city centre next week, the council has said.

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    News on the hour 15:54: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    In the news at 16:00: A man's been found guilty of murdering his wife with a hammer at their home in Bradford.

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    On air now 15:36: Daragh Corcoran Drivetime Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask Wakefield Council to explain its decision to demolish its six-year-old indoor market.

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    Market faces demolition 15:19: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Plans to knock down a multimillion-pound market open for just six years have been approved.

    Wakefield Council said the city's market had "underperformed" and lost £193,000 a year since opening in 2008.

    Proposals to sell the land at Union Street to the owners of nearby Trinity Walk shopping centre were approved at a cabinet meeting earlier.

    News on the hour 14:59: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    In the news at 15:00: Wakefield's £3m market hall is to be demolished after being open for just six years.

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    Youth centre row 14:49: Telegraph & Argus

    Community groups in Bradford are planning to hold their sessions in a three-bedroom house as a row over their youth centre continues.

    Beyond the music 14:32: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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    Pet Shop Boys

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    Parks hold on to awards 14:21: Telegraph & Argus

    Six parks in the Bradford district, including St Ives in Bingley (pictured), have retained their prestigious Green Flag awards - a benchmark for the best parks and green spaces in the country.

    St Ives in Bingley
    Light showers this afternoon 14:08: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

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    News on the hour 13:56: BBC Radio Leeds
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    Cycling rapist jailed 13:05: Telegraph & Argus

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    News on the hour 12:56: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Tesco man for Morrisons 12:40: Telegraph & Argus

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    D-Day for Wakefield traders 12:30: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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    News on the hour 11:58: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

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    Collymore tweet abuse inquiry 11:49:

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    Warning over jumping into water 11:38: Telegraph & Argus

    Shocked community leaders have issued warnings to youngsters not to jump into the water at a popular Keighley beauty spot (pictured).

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    Yorkshire v Gloucestershire 11:29: BBC Sport

    Yorkshire are in action against Gloucestershire at Headingley in the Royal London One Day Cup today.

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    Couple's 40-year engagement 11:07: Huddersfield Examiner

    Crosland Moor couple Daphne Thorpe and David Barker have finally tied the knot at Huddersfield Town Hall more than four decades after Mr Barker initially popped the question.

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    News on the hour 10:57: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    It's feared a 14-month-old could have been left scarred for life in a dog attack in Dalton, Huddersfield.

    Jensen Wood underwent surgery after he was mauled by a dog at a relative's home in an attack which has left him with serious facial injuries. Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin.

    Police 'road rage' appeal 10:53: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire police have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a reported "road rage" incident in Heckmondwike on Saturday.

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    UKIP chairman guilty of wife assault 10:36: Huddersfield Examiner

    A Colne Valley UKIP branch chairman may have to resign after being found guilty by Kirklees magistrates of assaulting his wife.

    Dog may be destroyed 10:27: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More on 14-month-old Jensen Wood who was attacked by a dog at a relative's home on Sunday in Dalton.

    Police say the dog involved in the incident has been seized and may be destroyed. No-one has been arrested.

    Boy remains critical 10:21: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    We've just had an update from West Yorkshire Police about the eight-year-old boy who was pulled from the water at a beauty spot in Keighley at the weekend.

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    Toddler mauled by dog 10:10: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A toddler's been left with serious facial injuries after being mauled by a bull terrier-type dog in Huddersfield.

    Jensen Wood

    Jensen Wood (pictured) was attacked by the animal at a relative's home in Thorpe Pyn Croft, Dalton, on Sunday. The 14-month-old suffered a fractured jaw and cuts to his face.

    News on the hour 09:59: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    It looks like the end of the road for a bisexual Jamaican man living in Leeds who's fighting deportation.

    Orashia Edwards fears he'll be killed if he goes back to his native country, but the Home Office says it doesn't believe he needs protection, and has now detained him. Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin.

    Police CCTV appeal 09:43: Halifax Courier

    Can you put names to these faces? Calderdale Police have released several CCTV images of people they want to speak to.

    Man's deportation 'imminent' 09:32: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    An asylum seeker who says he faces danger in his native Jamaica because he's bisexual has been detained by the Home Office in preparation for his deportation, according to his mother.

    Orashia Edwards

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    Money off council tax? 09:09: Wes Butters Presenter

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    News on the hour 08:56: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    The future of traders working outside Wakefield's £3m market hall - which only opened six years ago - will be decided by a council vote later today.

    Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin.

    Moody Mytholmroyd 08:50: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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    Sunrise over Hebden Bridge

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    VIDEO: 'Get behind Hockaday' 08:39: Yorkshire Post

    Leeds United board member Edoardo Cellino is urging fans to get behind head coach David Hockaday - while hinting that the club won't shy away from making a change if results don't work out.

    Adams reaches last eight 08:26: BBC Sport

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    Nicola Adams

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    New boss at Morrisons 08:17: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Some news just in from BBC Business, who've had confirmation that Tesco's former finance director Andrew Higginson is to be the new chairman of Bradford-based Morrisons.

    Morrisons trolley

    Mr Higginson will take over when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015.

    He's currently chairman of Poundland, N Brown Group and McCurrach UK as well as a non-executive director at BSkyB.

    Traffic lights out 08:07:

    BBC Travel News reports there's a traffic light failure on the A61 Eastgate in Leeds at the Eastgate junction.

    Drivers are being warned to approach with care.

    Sunny start 08:03: Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a fine and sunny start to the day, however it'll cloud over from the west towards midday.

    Weather forecast map

    This brings the risk of a few showers, mainly over the hills in the west, but with many staying dry and feeling warm.

    The top temperature will be about 23C (73F).

    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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