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A man has been jailed for drug offences after £14,000 worth of cannabis was found at his home.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court convicted Matthew Joe Jobarteh of possessing the drug with intent to supply on February 18, 2014.

The eight women and four men rejected his account that the drug was not connected to him and had been left at his home in Malvern Road, Newsome, while he was in bed.
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A man has been charged after cars were damaged near Greenhead Park.


Police confirmed a 35-year-old man has been charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath.


Damaged cars in Gledholt Road
Damaged cars in Gledholt Road


The incident saw a car hit six parked cars on Gledholt Road, near Greenhead Park, yesterday.


Mohammed Riaz, of Huddersfield, will appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 8.



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Good news that some needed road repairs in Mount are finally underway:


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Campaigners fighting to save Huddersfield’s A&E unit are now drawing up final plans for a huge rally in town.

They expect thousands of people to turn out next Saturday, February 27, for the rally and march and hope it will be one of the biggest ever seen in the town.

Keynote speakers have already been invited to address the crowds in St George’s Square and full details of the route through the town centre are expected to be released within days.
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We’re going to run a separate live blog for the big funeral in Dewsbury at 4pm. It’s the funeral of former imam Hafez Mohammed Patel at the playing fields in Savile Road, Dewsbury.

There are mourners coming from all over Britain and Europe. Estimates are that there could be as many 20.000 people attend.


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Council workers carrying out a “deep clean” on the B6118 Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane on Wednesday were abused by angry drivers.

The road was shut all day but drivers flouted the closure and work crews bore the brunt.



There were also two fuel leaks on the road and it was described as a “difficult day” by a Kirklees Council manager.

Just had this latest statement from the council on what’s happening over the accident blackspot.



“Our investigations are continuing on this stretch of road to find out what, if anything, can be done to reduce the number of accidents taking place,” says the statement. “Whilst we continue to investigate, the temporary traffic management arrangements will remain in place.”


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There is a large scale open air funeral taking place for a religious leader in Savile Town, Dewsbury, around 3.30pm-4pm and it is thought thousands of people may be attending.

It’s going to be very busy in and around the area and traffic delays are expected. We’ll have more on the funeral later.



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Thirty-three on-call firefighters at Skelmanthorpe, Featherstone and Ilkley will soon be responding to life-threatening emergency calls at the same time as an ambulance, thanks to the launch of West Yorkshire’s first Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme.


The pilot scheme is a joint initiative between Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS).

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Fire Service, Fire engine, stock

It follows the success of the first scheme which has been running in Humberside and the East Riding of Yorkshire for the last two years and the South Yorkshire scheme which was launched in October 2015.


Skelmanthorpe will be the first station to go live from 23 February, with Featherstone and Ilkley becoming operational in March.

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A man has been charged after cars were damaged near Greenhead Park.


Police confirmed a 35-year-old man has been charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath.

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Over 40 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members and supporters gathered this week at The Rescue Post in Mytholmroyd to raise a glass to remember the formation of the rescue team which occurred 50 years ago.


During the evening, CVSRT President Bob Uttley read the original minutes from the very first meeting held on 15 February 1966, before cutting the 50th anniversary cake.


The informal celebration marked the official start of the teams Golden Jubilee year.


To help celebrate this monumental milestone, a series of special events have been planned.


There will be something for everyone, so we hope you will join us at one or all of the events to help make the 50th anniversary year a truly memorable one.

Huddersfield’s high-flying chess team take on Bradford A in a keenly awaited away clash in the latest Wooodhouse Cup fixture tomorrow.

Chess board
Chess board

At one time such a fixture in the Premiership of chess would mean only one thing for Huddersfield - defeat.


But captain Richard Boylan has assembled a very strong team and the result is likely to be extremely close.

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Advance Warning - Huddersfield Town v Wolves football match tomorrow at The John Smith’s Stadium.


Kick off at 3pm.


Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrews Road and Southgate.


Until 18:00 on 20th February.

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The Yanks are back!


On Sunday, 7 August a parade which will march through the village with veterans from WWII, Standard bearers from various military associations, local cadets and re-enactors.


Oldham Scottish pipe band and the West Yorkshire fire and rescue pipe band will be providing the music. Any Veterans, off duty fire or police officers who would like to take part would be very welcome.


Taking the salute will be the Mayor of Oldham, local dignitaries and the Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Greater Manchester. The Yanks event, now in its 16th year, takes place in the Saddleworth town of Uppermill.


The main focus of the event takes place at the Saddleworth School just off the main High street. The town of Uppermill prior to 1975 was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The town is now part of the County of Greater Manchester and the local authority is Oldham.


The film Yanks depicts the relationships between American soldiers stationed in semi-rural Northern England and the local population during the build-up to Operation

Travel:

M62 latest: All lanes open and traffic easing, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M6/M66 (Simister Island).


Lane three (of three) was closed affecting traffic from Rochdale to Manchester.

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More traffic chaos! This time it’s on New Hey Road in Salendine Nook

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Traffic queuing on the M62
Traffic queuing on the M62

Lane three (of three) closed affecting traffic from Rochdale to Manchester.

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If you’ve run out of ideas for the kids this week, why not take them to see the best young musicians in Huddersfield perform today or over the weekend?

Mrs Sunderland Music Festival - Festival chairman, Ray Brown.
Mrs Sunderland Music Festival - Festival chairman, Ray Brown.

Hundreds have entered the 127th Mrs Sunderland festival at Huddersfield Town Hall to compete in categories as diverse as Disney song singing and ukulele.

Today is all about the singers bar one stand out performance at 2pm , which will decide who takes the trophy for the Kirklees Musician of the Year.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults for a whole day but tickets to see an individual class cost much less.

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Some Huddersfield Town news for all fans out there

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Oh dear, another incident on the M62, this time it’s a broken down car.

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A gremlin


M62 car fire

One lane closed and queueing traffic due to car fire on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

It is affecting traffic heading from Manchester towards Leeds.

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