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That’s it for today...it’s been a day when the fight to save our A&E stepped up with all four KIrklees MPs pleading with the government to stop the plan.

We’ll be back tomorrow with more coverage of the campaign and news of more council cuts and an interesting plan down by the John Smith’s Stadium.

News

Some sad news from over near Leeds. A woman and her two “bubbly and nice” children have been found dead in a house in Allerton Bywater.
They were found after West Yorkshire Police officers were called to the address in Beeston Way at 11.49am after concerns were raised for the occupants.
Neighbours said they believed the children were a girl, aged around 11, and a boy of around six.

News

If your BT broadband is broken, you’re not alone. Telecoms giant BT has apologised after swathes of customers had their broadband temporarily cut off.

The internet provider’s website also crashed and many customers reported the customer service line was down.
A BT spokesman confirmed the service problem, but said there was “no evidence” of a “malicious attack”. Rival TalkTalk’s computers were hacked in October in what was originally feared to be a mass raid on customers’ personal data.
The BT spokesman said: “Large numbers of customers have been experiencing temporary issues with their broadband services this afternoon. Customers can still receive and make calls as normal.
“We’ve been working hard to fix the issue and are glad to report that nearly every customer affected is now reconnected, approximately two hours after the problem started.”

HTAFC

How many Bermudians do you know? Well Town’s players could soon be able to say “2” as a second native of the Caribbean is likely to join Nakhi Wells in Huddersfield. Aaron Burgess will take up professional terms when he turns 17 next month, according to reports from the island.

Read more here...


News

Detectives have confirmed the couple found dead in Bradford were victims of a murder/suicide.

Margaride Rufino, known as Guida, aged 38 and Anthony Roberts aged 37, were both pronounced dead at an address in Cross Road on Sunday evening.

Margaride was found to have died from multiple stab wounds.

Anthony was found to have died from a wound to his leg.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We can now confirm we are treating this as a murder/suicide investigation.

“As we have previously stated we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this inquiry and our role is to now establish the facts of what happened in the time leading up to their deaths.

“This information will be passed to the coroner for further enquiries.”

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Not a shaggy dog story...a fluffy cat tale? It’s cute either way.


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Travel

Weather

Looks like we’ll all have to keep wrapped up warm over the coming days as more storms and snow are on the way to Huddersfield:


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/storms-snow-way-huddersfield-10822482

News

Tributes have been paid to a woman killed in a horror crash in Huddersfield.


The victim has been named locally as 28-year-old Laura White of Newsome.


Police are appealing for information over tragedy in Woodhead Road
Police are appealing for information over tragedy in Woodhead Road


The accident took place at 10.57pm on Sunday on the A616 Woodhead Road in Berry Brow, close to Lockwood railway viaduct, when two cars collided.


West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry is investigating what happened and have made a new appeal for witnesses


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/woman-who-died-woodhead-road-10823727

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News

This is a strange one. Nicky Tracey stole his mother’s Vauxhall Astra and went to hand himself in at Huddersfield Police Station - only to get caught up in a convoy of Astra cop cars. Read more here.

He ended up driving into the yard at the police station and handed himself in to startled police officers! The easiest collar of someone’s career I should think.


Appeal

Police want to know a missing Golcar man is safe.

James Briggs, 34, was last seen at 10.48pm yesterday.


James Briggs, 34, of Golcar, who has been reported missing to police.
James Briggs, 34, of Golcar, who has been reported missing to police.


He is described as white, approximately 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and with dark brown/black hair which is short at the sides and longer on the top with a slight quiff. He has a scar on his forehead and lots of tattoos.

It is thought he could be in the London area. Anyone with information should ring police on 101.


Football

So Jordy Hiwula is back at Huddersfield Town after being recalled from his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.

He’s done well in his loan spell and his return to the John Smith’s Stadium means he’s like a new signing.


Jordy Hiwula is like a new signing
Jordy Hiwula is like a new signing


The 21-year-old, who scored six goals on loan, goes into the mix for Saturday’s vital Championship game at Preston.

Head coach David Wagner hopes former Man City starlet Hiwula has been revitalised by his loan spell in the same way Joe Lolley benefited after a temporary switch to Scunthorpe.


News

There were two more crashes on the blackspot B6118 at the weekend.

The country lane between Grange Moor and Kirkheaton has seen countless crashes this winter, and Kirklees Council is now investigating.


A pick-up truck crashed over a wall in Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton.
A pick-up truck crashed over a wall in Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton.


I understand that tests are to be carried out on the road surface amid concerns about mud on the road.

The police have also been alerted and there could be a public meeting arranged in the not too distant future. Watch this space.


News

Tributes have been paid to a woman killed in a head-on smash.

The victim has been named locally as 28-year-old Laura White of Newsome.


Police are appealing for information over tragedy in Woodhead Road
Police are appealing for information over tragedy in Woodhead Road


Police are investigating the cause of the accident involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a VW Polo on the A616 Woodhead Road in Berry Brow on Sunday.

It is thought the Corsa skidded on a patch of diesel on the road, left after an earlier accident.

Police still want to speak to witnesses.


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Travel:

Speed restriction lifted, earlier accident on M62 Westbound between J29 M1 (Lofthouse) and J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).

Town:

Simon Grayson has backed his Preston North End side to establish themselves in the Championship.

The Deepdale boss, who comes face to face with former club Huddersfield Town on Saturday, opted against any late transfer-window business.

North End had been tracking Tom Bradshaw, the Walsall striker from whom Town distanced themselves after reports of interest.

Travel update:

Speed restriction of 50 mph due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Westbound between J29 M1 (Lofthouse) and J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).
Speed reduced from Junction 30 at Oulton, affecting traffic towards Manchester.

Travel:

Queueing traffic and speed restriction of 50 mph due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Westbound between J29 M1 (Lofthouse) and J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).


Queueing from Junction 30 at Oulton, affecting traffic towards Manchester.

Local News:

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield on Monday night (1 February).

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The incident happened at 6.18pm under the railway bridge just after the junction of Emerald Street when a Yamaha MT125 motorcycle was travelling in the direction of Hillhouse.


The motorcycle was then in collision with the stone wall under the railway bridge.


As a result of the incident the motorcyclist, a 32-year-old local man suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital.


Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information about it are asked to call PC Craig Taylor of the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Unit on 101 quoting log number 1285 of Monday 1 February.

Local News:

More storms and snow are on the way to Huddersfield.

Gales brought in by Storm Henry saw winds top 60mph at Emley on Monday night.

Click above to watch the time-lapsed journey along Woodhead Pass

And more strong winds are forecast for the town tonight - followed by sleet and snow which could settle on the high ground.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has predicted an unsettled week, with bad weather sweeping in from the Atlantic.

National News:

Students who want to study at Cambridge will have to sit written tests as part of their application in future, the university has revealed.


The changes will see the introduction of written assessments, tailored to each subject, which will be taken by candidates either before or at their interview.


The move will affect students applying for courses starting in autumn 2017.

National News:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has welcomed new sentencing guidelines for criminal health and safety and corporate manslaughter cases that will see punishments increased for more serious offenders.


New Sentencing Council guidelines will come into force to ensure health and safety breaches are fairly and proportionately punished, and will help to deter potential future offences.


Before guidance for judges and magistrates has been limited for offences that can be extremely complex and serious.

Local News:

Huddersfield’s chess team take on Harrogate in the Woodhouse Cup, the Premiership of Yorkshire chess, on Saturday at Lindley Liberal Club in what is always a hard-fought match.

Chess board
Chess board



In the past Huddersfield have always done their utmost to win this match to stave off any relegation worries but this season they are in a more comfortable position than usual.


However, there will be no relaxation of the high standards expected of Huddersfield players and captain Richard Boylan will be warning them against any hint of complacency.

Local News:

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has awarded more than £500,000 from the dedicated Victims Fund to help victims of crime.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The money will ensure that local authorities and community safety partners develop their work around Restorative Justice.


Restorative Justice includes where victims of crime engage with offenders through prior agreement with the aim of seeking closure for victims and helping the offender understand the consequence and impact of their actions.


West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “Putting the victims at the heart of everything we do is of paramount importance which I have worked hard to emphasise and develop over the past three years.


“Being a victim of crime can leave you feeling devastated and wondering why you were targeted, and the offenders do not stop to think about the implications of their actions and very often go on to reoffend.