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CRIME

Update for you here regarding the Kewz nightclub firearms offences

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News

Think you’re smarter than a six year old? Think again.

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HTAFC

There was a clear man of the match in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Forest - young midfielder Philip Billing. But how did the fans rate the team overall? Find out in our piece below.


Weather

We’re having a bit of a cold snap at the moment - but it is winter so we shouldn’t complain I suppose. As far as icy roads, the council are on top of it.


News

The Hands Off A&E campaign continues full pace today as health chiefs release the public consultation document. We’ll have a story later after we’ve read through it all! Meanwhile MP Barry Sheerman has revealed he set to meet with hospital and CCG bosses this week to air his concerns.

News

If you have had your Garmin satnav nicked the police may have it. A man has been arrested in Meltham this morning in connection with theft of satnavs. See the police tweet below.


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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be homeless there’s a charity event in Huddersfield that will let you find out!


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Football news

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle says they’ve already had some “high quality” candidates apply for the vacant post of chief executive.

The club owner is running day-to-day business himself at the moment since Nigel Clibbens left but he says interviewing will soon begin.


Dean Hoyle and Nigel Clibbens
Dean Hoyle and Nigel Clibbens (Image: Julian Hughes)


“Football is an ever-changing business and we will now have a different direction going forward,” said Hoyle.


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Moves are afoot to name Huddersfield Town’s new racehorse after heart-swap fan Gavin Greig who died last month aged 23.

As well as being a big Town fan, Gavin loved his horseracing and a campaign is underway to name the filly GGtwentythree.


Friends of Gavin Greig urge Huddersfield Town fans to support a minute's applause in the 23rd minute of Town's home game against Cardiff. From left to right Stephen Hunt, Jordan Wood and Gary Home.
Friends of Gavin Greig urge Huddersfield Town fans to support a minute's applause in the 23rd minute of Town's home game against Cardiff. From left to right Stephen Hunt, Jordan Wood and Gary Home.


Fans can suggest names in a text competition and Town legend Andy Booth will pick the winner.

But friends of Gavin, a local league goalkeeper from Golcar, are texting in droves.



Travel

The closure of the M62 Westbound out towards Liverpool came about after a man fell to his death from a bridge.

The emergency services including an air ambulance were called to the bridge between junctions six and seven at Knowsley.

Police confirmed the man has died. More here.

Westbound traffic between junctions seven, at the St Helens linkway, and six, at the Knowsley Expressway, is being diverted.


Cut price season tickets

Huddersfield Town are to get £2 million extra in TV money next season - and chairman Dean Hoyle has been telling us about how he’s going to spend it.

Half the money will be returned to the fans in a big cut to season ticket prices.


Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle
Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle


Hoyle will also invest in the Town playing squad as he looks to continue the Championship consolidation.

“We are in a really good financial state and I am personally happy because while the club is very reliant on me, it is becoming less reliant, which is where we need to get to,” said Hoyle.


M62 delays

Reports of queuing traffic due to an accident involving four cars on the M62 Westbound between Junction 23 (Huddersfield) and Junction 22 (Rishworth Moor).

Lane three of three was closed but has now re-opened. Traffic was held briefly to recover the vehicles.


Football news

Former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark has taken over at Kilmarnock on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Clark succeeds Gary Locke who resigned last month.


Lee Clark unveiled as the new manager of Kilmarnock. Credit: Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX.CO/PA Wire.
Lee Clark unveiled as the new manager of Kilmarnock. Credit: Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX.CO/PA Wire.


Ex-Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham player Clark, 43, has not managed since leaving Blackpool last year. His resignation followed the Seasiders’ relegation to League One.


M62 closure

Here’s one to be aware of if you’re heading out towards Liverpool this afternoon.

This is a statement from Highways England: “Drivers heading to Liverpool along the M62 north of Widnes are being advised the westbound carriageway is closed due to a serious incident earlier today.



“The westbound carriageway is currently closed between junction 7 for Widnes and junction 6 at Tarbock Island following the incident shortly before 10am. Cheshire Police is currently carrying out an incident investigation and the carriageway is likely to be closed until early this afternoon.

“A diversion is in place with drivers asked to follow the ‘solid black diamond’ symbol – leaving the M62 at junction 7 and using the southbound A557 into Widnes, westbound A562 out of the town and northbound A5300 Knowsley Expressway to rejoin the motorway at Tarbock Island interchange with the M57.”


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Local News:

A huge new bridge was craned in over the River Calder today following the devastating floods.

The new structure in Elland has been installed for vital services ahead of the demolition of the existing damaged bridge.

A new pedestrian bridge was put in last month but it could be the end of the year before a new road bridge is built.

Local News:

A teenager was stabbed in Huddersfield town centre.

The 16-year-old is recovering in hospital after he was knifed in the upper leg in a car park on Saturday afternoon.

Detectives said the teen was walking through Alfred Street car park with a friend when another young male approached and stabbed him without warning.

Local News:

There are still just a few places left on our Hedgelaying for Beginners course on Saturday, 20 and Sunday 21 February.


The course costs just £75 which includes expert tuition from YWT Conservation Officer Don Vine, an extremely skilled hedgelayer with years of experience.


A light lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits are also included in the price!

You’ll be laying a hedge near the farm buildings - learning an ancient craft and helping us to improve the variety of our field boundaries.

Visit http://www.ywt.org.uk/events/2016/02/20/hedgelaying-beginners to book a place!


Town:

Huddersfield Town fans felt Philip Billing’s wonder goal at Nottingham Forest highlighted far more than an emerging midfield talent.


The celebration of the strike which clinched Town’s 2-0 win at the City Ground pointed to a united and happy squad under head coach David Wagner.


Middlesbrough-based fan Jeff Pearce explained of the Town team: “They were superb, to a man!

Local News:

Kirklees detectives are appealing for information after an 80-year-old woman was targeted by bogus callers at her home in Mirfield.


At 3.30pm on Wednesday a man called at the victim’s home in West Royd Avenue and offered to carry out work on the property.


The victim declined but the man persisted giving a price and she later decided to go the bank and draw out the money. While the victim was still out, the man returned but was challenged by a neighbour and left empty handed.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

He was described as white, aged in his late forties, medium build, with dark stubble and a mole on his nose.


Detectives are linking the incident to a previous offence at the same address at about 3pm on January 21 where a large amount of cash was stolen from the victim by a man who distracted her after calling at the house offering to do work.


He was described as white, about 5ft 5ins tall, stocky, with short mousy hair that was combed back. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket and was in a white van with writing on the side.

Work starts today on £30,000 refurbishment of The Ivy Green pub at Moldgreen.

Gary Guy, who is Tenant at Will at The County pub, Princess Street, Huddersfield town centre
Gary Guy, who is Tenant at Will at The County pub, Princess Street, Huddersfield town centre


Tenant Gary Guy, who also is Tenant at Will at The County in Huddersfield town centre, as of today, says owner Enterprise Inns will be creating a new dining and outdoor area.

Huddersfield Chess Club take on David Browns team from Honley on Wednesday night at Lindley Liberal Club from 7.30pm.

Chess board
Chess board

Travel Update:

Traffic returned to normal on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Travel:

Reports of broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J28 A650/A653 (Tingley) and J27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome).

Local News:

It’s only been three years since he stepped up to the top role.

But now Greenhead principal Anton McGrath is to step down and switch to a job on the other side of the Pennines.

The long-serving staff member is to leave his position at the end of April and, despite being sorry to leave, is looking forward to no longer having to brave the perils of the M62.

Weather:

Gorgeous walking weather today if you are lucky enough to have a day off. Brilliant blue skies, sunshine and crisp underfoot.


Tomorrow will be bright and dry with the possibility of a slight breeze.