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News

Rail commuters are set to be turfed out of a Mirfield town centre car park.

Kirklees Council’s Station Road car park is clogged all day with commuters and town centre workers, meaning there are few spaces for shoppers.

Now council chiefs are set to impose a three-hour maximum stay freeing up spaces for people wanting to pop to the shops.

More here...

Mirfield Railway Station, Station Road, Mirfield.
Mirfield Railway Station, Station Road, Mirfield.

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A thug who pulling a terrified taxi driver out of his vehicle before beating him in a drunken rage narrowly escaped jail today.

Paul Knell, 28, of Brown Royd Avenue, Rawthorpe, turned aggressive after 47-year-old cabbie, Muhammed Naeem, locked him in the vehicle following a row over the fare last year.

More here including a disturbing video of the attack.

Paul Knell leaves Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Paul Knell leaves Kirklees Magistrates' Court

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What's on

A table top sale in aid of the Calderdale Floods appeal will be hosted tomorrow at Southgate Methodist Church in Elland.

There will be stalls selling gifts as well as face painting and a raffle.

The sale is from 10am until 2pm for anyone wishing to help the appeal.

What's on

Thinking about where to eat out over the weekend?

Our review of Ricci’s Place in Halifax may just make your mouth water.

Read the full review here.

Restaurant review: Ricci's Place, Crossley Street, Halifax.
Restaurant review: Ricci's Place, Crossley Street, Halifax.

Local news

Local news

Huddersfield is fast gaining its reputation as setting to numerous films and TV dramas...

The latest one is to star David Tennant and Michael Gambon.

Read more on this story here.

David Tennant, left, Gabriel Byrne (top right) and Michael Gambon star in Metanoia
David Tennant, left, Gabriel Byrne (top right) and Michael Gambon star in Metanoia

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Crime

Brighouse baker Lee Blackwell has been jailed after police found 34,000 child abuse images on his computer.

Blackwell was arrested after police were tipped off by officers in Canada investigating the worldwide sale of DVDs.

Read more on the story here.

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Local news

A second new helicopter is on the cards for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The service is currently replacing the first aircraft, and has now unveiled plans for a second. The new helicopters will have more cabin space and up to date equipment for treating patients.

Read more on the story here.

Bob Newton captured the Yorkshire Air Ambulance taking off in Honley
Bob Newton captured the Yorkshire Air Ambulance taking off in Honley

Sport

Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens has left the club.

A search is already underway for his replacement.

Read more on this breaking story here.

Nigel Clibbens (left) and Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle
Nigel Clibbens (left) and Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle

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Football

Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens has left the club.


Nigel Clibbens (left) and Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle
Nigel Clibbens (left) and Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle


He joined the board in December 2008, having assisted chairman Dean Hoyle when he bought into Town, while working for accountants Grant Thornton. There is more here.

News

More on the Syngenta story. Bosses at the giant Syngenta plant in Huddersfield have welcomed news of a huge buyout deal.


Syngenta's Carl Sykes, left, says has welcomed the takeover news
Syngenta's Carl Sykes, left, says has welcomed the takeover news


And they insist the offer from a Chinese company is good news for the firm, with no job losses likely.

The firm was responding to concerns raised by Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman over the planned takeover by Chemchina. You can see more here.

News

A homeless man seriously injured himself when he broke into a church to find somewhere to sleep for the night.


Huddersfield Community Church
Huddersfield Community Church


Raymond Woods caused £1,000 damage when he smashed his way into Huddersfield Community Church in Paddock. You can see more here.

News

Boxing novices have been trading blows in preparation for fight night.


White collar boxing training at the Kane academy gym, St James's Road, Marsh. Reza Dehghani (COR) (left) in training.
White collar boxing training at the Kane academy gym, St James's Road, Marsh. Reza Dehghani (left) in training.


And the 26 have-a-go puglists have been receiving expert tuition at Kane Academy martial arts gym, Marsh.

The wannabe boxers will undergo eight weeks of training before the big fight, organised by White Collar Gladiators, at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, on March 5. You can see more here.

Traffic

Still some delays on the M62 westbound caused by a broken down vehicle.

The lorry is between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and junction 25 (Brighouse), and one lane has been closed.



Football

Workrate and fitness look like being key as Huddersfield Town seek a first win in 14 visits to Preston North End.


PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Preston manager Simon Grayson looks on ahead of the FA Cup Third Round match between Peterborough United and Preston North End at London Road Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Peterborough, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
Preston manager Simon Grayson


It’s game number 16 of the David Wagner reign, and after an encouraging spell of three victories in five, Town have stalled somewhat. You can see more here.

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Travel:

Advance Warning - Service suspended on First Transpennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Huddersfield due to engineering works.


No First TransPennine Express trains run to/from Liverpool or through Manchester Victoria all weekend. Trains will instead run between Manchester Piccadilly and West Yorkshire.


From 6 to 7 February.

Travel:

Delays of up to 10 minutes on First Transpennine Express between Leeds and Dewsbury due to safety checks.


Trains are running at reduced speeds.

Local News:

Syngenta, which has a huge base in Huddersfield, is at the centre of what could be one of the world’s biggest takeover deals.

Chinese firm ChemChina wants to take over the firm in a £30billion deal.

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But Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has called for a Westminster debate on the proposed deal.

He has voiced concerns over the growing influence of China in world trade.

Travel:

Slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J25 A644 (Brighouse), congestion on M62 to J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Lane one (of four) is closed, affecting traffic heading from Leeds towards Huddersfield.

Local News:

Elizabeth Harrison will be the organist playing at the Rex, Elland, on Sunday, February 21.


She has been playing the organ since she was 15 years old and has played at more than 100 venues.


The concert starts at 2.30pm and lasts two hours. Admission is £5.

Travel update:

All lanes open and traffic easing, accident cleared on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome).


Lane one (of three) was closed, affecting traffic heading from Huddersfield towards Leeds.