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Tell you what these are big plans to have slipped under the radar.

Four THOUSAND homes - that’s a whole new town!


Fields off Sands Lane, Mirfield, Clr Martyn Bolt (right) with Marcus Jessop campaigner for horses not houses.
Fields off Sands Lane, Mirfield, Clr Martyn Bolt (right) with Marcus Jessop campaigner for horses not houses.


Do you want horses or houses? That’s what campaigner Marcus Jessop is asking.

“The council has tried to slip this under the radar,” said Marcus. “It’s a massive scheme and it’s almost scary that most people aren’t aware of it.

“It’s going to be dramatic.”



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We understand from Chloe, our reporter at the scene, that this is all clear now. Quick work by our friends from Kirklees Rural NPT!



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Another driver appears to have got into a bit of a tight spot. We’re on the way to check it out!



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Traffic

There’s heavy traffic on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road

Fire

A 14-year-old boy has been praised by fire officers after saving an elderly couple by alerting them to a blaze in their home in Dewsbury.


The youngster, who lives next door to the property in Crackenedge Lane, noticed a fire in the dining room.

Couple saved in fire drama in Crackenedge Lane
Couple saved in fire drama in Crackenedge Lane


An elderly man living in the property hadn’t realised there was a fire until the boy went into the house and told him.


They then helped the man’s wife out of the property, and alerted neighbours who called 999.


Firefighters quickly put the fire out but said it could have proved life threatening had the youngster not noticed it.


http://w.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/boy-saves-elderly-couple-fire-11206541

News

News

They are believed to be the first dogs up Emley Moor TV Mast.


Police dogs Kes and Kiro took a seven-minute lift ride to the top of the iconic landmark.


Police dog Kes enjoys the view from the top of Emley Moor TV mast, posing for a charity calendar for FiresideK9.
Police dog Kes enjoys the view from the top of Emley Moor TV mast, posing for a charity calendar for FiresideK9.


And they reached the viewing platform they were left breathless and panting at the stunning Yorkshire landscape stretched out below them.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/police-dogs-kes-kiro-go-11206640

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Local news

Love dogs and sweeping views of the West Yorkshire landscape?

Watch the moment police dogs Kes and Kiro scale new heights with a trip up Emley Mast. The mutts were left breathless at the sight.

Read the full story here.

Police dog Kes poses at the top of Emley Moor TV mast. Please credit: Defining Image Photography
Police dog Kes poses at the top of Emley Moor TV mast. Please credit: Defining Image Photography (Image: Defining Image Photography)

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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has been visiting local businesses in Huddersfield today. Vegan eaterie Goat Café on Trinity Street was also on the list...

The Examiner’s resident vegan Chloe Glover visited the café with carnivore colleague Robert Sutcliffe back in February. Find out what happened here.

Weather

The weather is looking pretty good this afternoon!

Local news

Who says the royals don’t enjoy a Sunday Toby carvery...

Local news

A teenager has been dubbed a “hero” after a saving an elderly couple from a house fire.

The 14-year-old raised the alarm for the fire after noticing it in the couple’s dining room next door to his home on Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury.

Read more on the story here.

Couple saved in fire drama in Crackenedge Lane
Couple saved in fire drama in Crackenedge Lane

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Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has been savouring a taste of Huddersfield following yesterday’s HRI meeting.

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Travel:

People cleared from road on M1 Southbound between J39 A636 (Wakefield/Durkar) and J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield).

Travel:

Reports of people on the road on M1 Southbound between J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar) and J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield).


Traffic is coping well.

Local News:

The Sun Inn, Rastrick, which has been closed for months is set to have a bright new future after being bought by Bradford businessman Steve Gorman.


The pub which is at least 200 years old and has its own well is going to reopen in a couple of months’ time or so. It has been extensively renovated.

Local News:

Dozens of people are expected to join a sponsored ‘sleep out’ at The John Smith’s Stadiumto raise awareness of homelessness.


The Stadium will be playing host to Huddersfield’s second sponsored sleep out on Wednesday, April 21, in aid of homeless charity Simon on the Streets.

Local News:

The Classic Bike Show on 29 May at the Shire Cruisers Wharf in Sowerby Bridge promises to be a rip-roaring jump back to the pre-1980’s with Bikes and Scooters from the early years on display and competing for the best in class and best in show trophies.


And you will be able to view and sit upon the Classic Bike from the 1963 Steve McQueen movie ‘The Great Escape’.


The bike has kindly been loaned by the owner in Scotland to us to help raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Blood Bikers and will be on show for one day only at the Sowerby Bridge Show.


It is believed this is the first time the bike has been shown in the area.


For just £1 adults and their kids (or just the adults!) will be able to jump back in time to capture themselves on their mobiles or cameras sitting astride Steve McQueen’s bike from the 1963 classic film, complete with backdrop of original film poster and signpost.


Don’t miss out on the Classic Bike and Scooter Show, May 29th, Shire Cruisers Wharf, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, from 10.30am.


Enquiries to enter your pre 1980 bike or scooter in the show to Dave Roberts 01422 836044 or www.rotarysowerbybridge.org.uk

Local News:

An application for the review of existing premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 at Super Punjabi Food Store, 1 Nabcroft Rise, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 10.30am.


Police say they are concerned about the alleged sale of alcohol to underage children.

Local News:

Grand Central Rail has launched its Grand Gestures 2016 scheme, giving local organisations, including charities, community groups, schools, and small businesses in Huddersfield the chance to win funding for an upcoming project.

The rail operator is calling on Huddersfield organisations to bid for a portion of its £3,000 fund by nominating themselves and explaining how the money would be spent.


The scheme aims to provide much-needed support to local organisations that believe in making their communities better through their work.


A total of seven projects along Grand Central’s North East and West Riding routes will be rewarded with funding, with one receiving £1,000, two receiving £500 each, and four receiving £250 each.

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