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TRAVEL

There has been a crash on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

We don’t yet have any more information other than there have been no serious injuries.

There are reports of slow traffic and the route being partially blocked


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A taxi driver who suffered a terrifying ordeal when he was attacked by a thug has said his assailant should have been jailed.


Paul Knell, left, dodged jail for the attack on taxi driver Muhammed Naeem (top right)
Paul Knell, left, dodged jail for the attack on taxi driver Muhammed Naeem (top right)


Muhammed Naeem picked up Paul Knell, 28, in June last year for a routine trip to Dalton.


But Knell turned aggressive following a row over payment, pulled Mr Naeem from his cab and punched him.


The shocking attack was recorded on the driver’s mobile phone.


Last Friday the bench at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court declined to jail Knell, instead handing him a community order.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/taxi-driver-attack-victim-muhammed-10869570

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Thousands of campaigners are expected to pound Huddersfield’s streets in the biggest event yet to save the town’s A&E unit.


#HandsOffHRI projected on Huddersfield landmarks
#HandsOffHRI projected on Huddersfield landmarks


Campaign group #HandsoffHRI has organised a march through the town centre on February 27.


The event is expected to begin in St George’s Square at 11.30am with speeches from several speakers.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/hands-hri-thousands-expected-huddersfield-10868634



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Local news

It was absolute Madness at one Elland school this week!

Check out Brooksbank School’s dance rendition of Baggy Trousers.

The school are rehearsing a show based on the band’s greatest hits - to find out more click here.

Crime

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HRI

Pancake Day

Can you beat Huddersfield’s best pancake flipper?

Watch Ray Dale’s fantastic attempt at the Examiner’s pancake challenge here.

Local news

This just coming in: Gas is now being restored to the homes in Emley after a van crashed into mains yesterday.

Local news

Fancy yourself a fire fighter?

Weather

Lovely picture of the weather over Holme Valley.

Crime

A man who runs an independent money transfer shop has been fleeced of thousands of pounds.

Police have revealed he had cash taken from him on January 28.

Read more on the story here.

http://reg-cms1a.manchestereveningnews.co.uk:8080/webservice/escenic/content/10868123

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Health

I’m sure most of you will have experienced the pain of a broken heart. But have you ever considered that it may be a proper medical condition?

Huddersfield cardiologist Jeremy Butts says so (just don’t expect to get away with it on a medical form just yet...)

Read more on this here.

Jeremy Butts explains why a broken heart is an actual medical condition
Jeremy Butts explains why a broken heart is an actual medical condition

Traffic

Update on the traffic at Ainley Top - the broken down vehicle has now been removed and traffic is clearing.

Traffic

Happy Valley

Did you watch it last night? The second series got off with a gripping start and climactic end of the episode, but some on Twitter complained about the sound saying it was too muffled.

What did you think?

Read more here (spoiler alert!)

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Local News:

Detectives in Huddersfield are appealing for information after thousands of pounds was stolen.


On 28 January two male suspects went to see a business owner who runs an independent money transfer shop saying that had a large quantity of Euros to exchange into Pounds Sterling.


The victim took the suspects to NatWest bank in Huddersfield town centre but before he was able to deposit the money at the bank, the two men took the majority of the Euros along with all of the Pounds Sterling which amounted to approximately £8,000.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police



The first suspect is described as 5”9, stocky build, clean shaven and aged between 40 and 45-years-old. He was Iraqi or Kurdish and spoke in broken English. He was wearing a black woolly hat and brown coat.


The second suspect is described as around 50-years-old, 5”4 tall, stocky build also Iraqi or Kurdish and spoke broken English. He was wearing a black jacket.


Detective Constable Oliver Coates, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are hoping to speak to anyone who saw these two men in Huddersfield or have any information which could help with our investigation. The suspects stole a significant amount of money and we would like to trace them.”


Anyone with any information about either of the suspects are asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting reference 13160040022.

Local News:

Legal moves are to be undertaken to shut down Dalton Grange.

Syngenta have asked lawyers to start legal proceedings to evict the tenants, Mike and Kim Dean, who have been running the building as a party venue for many years.

Travel:

Traffic easing on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Local News:

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and Dee Collins, the Temporary Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, are to give £40,000 to West Yorkshire flood victims.


The money will be used to support the most vulnerable victims in all three areas.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson


The floods which devastated parts of Calderdale, Leeds and Bradford on Boxing Day left millions of pounds worth of damage across the areas which affected thousands of local people.


Mr Burns-Williamson visited Kirkstall, Leeds, yesterday and saw first-hand the damage done to local businesses and how they are repairing the damage.