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Have a good weekend

That’s all from us for this week. Don’t forget the Save A&E march in Huddersfield tomorrow. Be there if you can or follow it on our live blog. We’ll have a full team covering the event as it happens.


News

Want a little taster of the new PAX Burger restaurant opening in Lindley on Monday lunchtime?

We’ve been in and had a sneak preview and this is what it looks like inside.


PAX burger restaurant, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
PAX burger restaurant, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.


It’s the brainchild of Eric Paxman, of Eric’s fame. And the burgers look delicious.

There’s a ‘dress rehearsal’ for invited guests tonight if you see any lights on at the old La Cocina restaurant in Lidget Street.


Travel

Here’s some advanced travel news to be aware of if your route takes you around Edgerton and Marsh.

Thornhill Road is to be closed for approximately three weeks from March 7. Kirklees Council promises us full info next week.


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A warning has gone out about a town centre beggar dubbed Pound Man II


The Examiner reported earlier this month about an aggressive beggar who prowls supermarket car parks demanding £1 for his bus fare home.


The man, nicknamed Pound Man, was reported at supermarkets including Sainsbury’s at Shorehead in Huddersfield, Tesco Extra and Asda in Batley, Sainsbury’s in Dewsbury and Morrison’s in Heckmondwike.


Now another man has been spotted trying a similar scam – close to Dewsbury’s Poundland store.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/remember-aggressive-beggar-dubbed-pound-10952896


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Police have named a Holmfirth pensioner whose body was found near his home on Wednesday night.


Man dies after being found collapsed in Royds Avenue, New Mill
Man dies after being found collapsed in Royds Avenue, New Mill (Image: Google )


He was Robert Castle, a married 75-year-old man, known universally as ‘Bob’, who lived in Royds Avenue, New Mill.


Police mounted a big inquiry after he was found collapsed on land close to his home and sadly confirmed dead at hospital.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/pensioner-who-died-outside-home-10954121

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Crime

A dangerous driver who led police on a high-speed chase for 30-miles around Calderdale has been told by top judges he cannot complain about his jail term.


The West Yorkshire Police helicopter
The West Yorkshire Police helicopter


Joshua Ian Nelson almost hit a cyclist and sped past traffic lights and give-way signs during the 38-minute spate of breakneck driving.


The 24-year-old didn’t even stop when his exhaust pipe fell off and kept going on flat tyres after police deployed a stinger device. He was finally halted in a roadblock in Elland.


Nelson thought his old Volvo wasn’t roadworthy so hadn’t bothered to get insurance for it.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/driver-who-led-police-30-10952016

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If you travel on Dalton Bank Road you may have noticed something’s different...find out what here

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A 15-year-old girl from the Colne Valley is missing. Police are hunting for Leah Elstone who went missing from Colne Valley High School this morning. She is wearing school uniform with a burgundy CVHS Blazer, and carrying a brown/tan coloured bag. Leah is slim/petite build, approx 5’ 5”, with shoulder length mousey brown hair. If you have any information as to Leah’s whereabouts or have any information that may help the police, please call us on 101 quoting log number 369 of 26/02/16.

Giants

Coach Anderson has named his squad for the fixture against Widnes. See who’s in and who’s out below.

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Arshid Hussain - the ringleader of a gang who groomed, raped and abused teenage girls in Rotherham - has been jailed for 35 years. His brothers Basharat Hussain, 39, and Bannaras Hussein, 36, got 25 years and 19 years respectively.

Their uncle, Qurban Ali, 53, was jailed for 10 years. Female accomplice Karen MacGregor, 58, was jailed for 13 years while Shelley Davis, 40, was given an 18 month suspended sentence.

Jailing the gang, who were said to have ruled Rotherham with impunity, Judge Sarah Wright told them: “The harm you have caused is of unimaginable proportions.”
She paid tribute to the “immense courage” of the victims who came forward.

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Town’s season ticket prices have been attracting national media attention today. At just £7.80 a match it’s sure to win over the fans! Read more here:

A tragic incident has happened on the M62 this morning.

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National News:

It’s understood three British tourists have died while climbing waterfalls in Lam Dong, Vietnam

Local News:

The signs have finally gone up inviting people to the grand reopening of The Clough House, Rastrick, now renamed The Four Sons.

Maggie Starkey at The Four Sons Inn, Fixby, getting ready for the pub's reopening.
Maggie Starkey at The Four Sons Inn, Fixby, getting ready for the pub's reopening.

Maggie Starkey and her husband Rick have spent more than £100,000 on refurbishing the pub.


It has been a 10-year dream to own it and Maggie says she is looking forward to pouring the first pint at 4pm on March 11.

Travel:

All lanes open and traffic easing, police incident over on M62 Rakewood Viaduct Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).


Lanes one and two (of four) were closed, affecting traffic heading away from Manchester towards Huddersfield.


A lorry had also broken down within the queues.

Travel:

One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down lorry on M62 Eastbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J21 A640 (Milnrow).


Lane one (of three) is closed heading away from Manchester towards Leeds. A lorry is getting a tyre changed.


There is also a separate police incident closing two lanes after J21 Milnrow at the Rakewood viaduct.

Local News:

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney has pledged to ensure that Armed Forces veterans will not have to battle blindness alone at a special parliamentary reception earlier this week, at the House of Commons.


The reception, held on Tuesday, was organised by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women, to raise awareness of the charity.


Jason joined over 30 MPs and peers, including Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, Kevan Jones, Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, and Clive Betts, chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee.



The call for support from local authorities comes after it was found that of the 4000+ veterans Blind Veterans UK currently supports, almost a quarter of these struggled with severe sight loss for six years or more before they found out about the support available from the Charity.

Travel:

Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to police incident on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).


Lanes one and two (of four) are closed on the Rakewood Viaduct. Affecting traffic leaving Manchester towards Huddersfield.

Local News:

The Freemasons have come to the rescue of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in Kirklees, Little Deer Wood in Mirfield, which is the main centre for expedition and skills training.


It was flooded on Boxing Day to a metre in depth. This flooding caused extensive damage and loss of equipment.


Other major repairs are urgently needed to the log cabin and climbing wall.


The Freemasons of West Yorkshire have donated £1000 from their Flood Relief Fund towards repairing and replacing some of the equipment.

Travel:

Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to police incident on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).


Lanes one and two (of four) is closed on the Rakewood Viaduct.


Affecting traffic towards Huddersfield.

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M62

Two lanes closed due to police incident on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Lanes one and two (of four) is closed on the Rakewood Viaduct. Traffic appears to be coping well towards Huddersfield.

NEWS

Here are our top three trending stories on our site so far this morning.

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

At the top is this sad story, about thugs who turned on a Good Samaritan who went to help one of them.

Snow joke: Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens
Snow joke: Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens

In second is, you guessed it, Huddersfield’s Weather! And snow is on the way at the weekend, according to our weatherman.

Andrew France of Dirker Drive, Marsden, with cascade of water passing through his garden.
Andrew France of Dirker Drive, Marsden, with cascade of water passing through his garden.

And in third place is the garden in Marsden which has a very unwanted water feature.