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Court

A drunken man told police “the Queen would not be happy about this” after they arrested him for threatening to stab youths outside his home.

Walter Usher came out with the bizarre rant outside his Newsome home, Kirklees magistrates heard.

Read the full story here.

Edale Avenue - scene of knife threat
Edale Avenue - scene of knife threat

M62

Slow M62 traffic on the Westbound carriage between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Police

A Halifax teenager has been reported missing.

Marika Pompova, 16, was last seen on Essex Street, in Halifax on Monday 18 April.

She is described as white female, 5”1”, medium build, with medium length dark brown wavy hair. She has a Eastern European accent and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a black and gold full bodysuit and black trainers with silver toe caps.

Marika Pompova
Marika Pompova (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Detective Inspector Dave Shaw, said: “I appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Marika since Monday 18th April, or who has information about her whereabouts, to contact us. We are concerned for Marika‘s safety and welfare as this is out of character.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calderdale Safeguarding Team via 101 and quote log number 0213 of 19th April 2016.”

Traffic

Busy traffic in both directions at Cooper Bridge, Oxford Street outbound at Castlegate and Queensgate section of ringroad between Chapel Hill and Shorehead. Cleckheaton also has busy but moving traffic on the A58 Eastbound at Chain Bar... #FridayMadness

Travel

Travel update from Northern Rail.

What's on

Huddersfield photography students will be unveiling their work to the public next week.

The exhibition will be shown at the Byram Arcade’s Blue Rooms café and Mirfield’s Creative Arts Hub.

Read the Examiner’s review of the Blue Rooms here.

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Local news

Looks like some top work by police in Halifax. Ouch!



Football

Going to Huddersfield Town v Birmingham tomorrow? Town will be in the pink - and Michael Scott will be wearing red!

The players will turn out in the specially-produced Town Foundation fundraising shirt while big Town fan Michael, celebrating 50 years as a supporter, will be giving away 500 programmes to young fans aged 15 or under.


Michael Scott: what's black and white and red all over?
Michael Scott: what's black and white and red all over?


Michael will be outside the ground, probably near the Giants memorial, and will be wearing red. Even his shoes will be red!

If you want a free programme look out for the man in red. If you miss him (unlikely I know) pop along to the HTSA cabin and pick one up there.


Local news

I went to the official re-opening of the Ship Inn at Mirfield this morning.

The pub, right next to the River Calder, has flooded all too often down the years and was flooded three times last winter.


Ship Inn, Mirfield. Floods, Dec 1965
Ship Inn, Mirfield. Floods, Dec 1965


It had already been shut by a flood BEFORE Boxing Day’s deluge.

Greene King, the pub’s owner, has spent a reputed £1 million on the refurbishment and flood defences.


A shot taken near the Ship Inn looking along Steanard Lane. This high-chassis tanker, returning from a chemical works, managed to plough through the flood area. December 10, 1965
A shot taken near the Ship Inn looking along Steanard Lane. This high-chassis tanker, returning from a chemical works, managed to plough through the flood area. December 10, 1965


We’ve got a full story, pictures and video for later.


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News

A rugby player was kicked in the face by his girlfriend’s father after he found them in bed together, a court heard.

Dan Robinson later attended hospital where it was discovered that his nose had become misshapen.

Timothy Collier, of Kaye Lane in Almondbury, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

More here...

Timothy Collier at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Timothy Collier at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Armed police raid

A 22-year old remains in police custody following a raid on a house in Marlington Drive, Brackenhall.

The man was arrested in the early hours of this morning by armed police on suspicion of drugs offences.

This follows the execution of warrant in Fartown.

Marlington Drive, Brackenhall, Huddersfield
Marlington Drive, Brackenhall, Huddersfield (Image: Google)

Breaking

We’re hearing that armed police surrounded a house on Marlington Drive, Brackenhall, early this morning.

An eyewitness said she heard police ordering somebody in the property to come out.

Detectives, police dogs and scenes of crime officers have also been seen at the property.

News

Drivers at Elland-based paving manufacturer Marshalls plc are set to vote on industrial action in a dispute about overtime pay.

Union Unite said it expects to ballot drivers who deliver to builders’ merchants from 14 Marshalls manufacturing sites UK-wide – and warned that industrial action could cause severe disruption to the building trade.

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News

A huge fire tore through grassland on Saddleworth Moor last night as the plumes of smoke drifted for miles around.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Greenfield on Thursday night after the fire began to take hold.

The blaze could be seen for miles around in the dark, with flames reaching high into the air.

More here...

Huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor
Huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor

News

The boss of holiday airline Jet2.com has flown up the rankings of Yorkshire’s wealthiest people, a survey has revealed.

Philip Meeson, who runs the Leeds-based discount carrier, has seen his fortune rise by 131% in a year to £386m, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016, which is published this weekend.

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle and his wife Janet remain 12th on the regional list with a fortune of £282m – up by £2m on 2015.

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Sky Bet Championship - Cardiff City (2) v Huddersfield Town (0) - Chairman Dean Hoyle.
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle

News

A trusted worker stole up to £120,000 from her company.

Vicky Knott had worked for Huddersfield-based firm Trojan Plastics for 11 years and was a highly regarded member of staff.

But the 39-year-old abused her position of trust as a wages clerk and stole tens of thousands of pounds over three years.

More here...

News

Life-saving fire equipment worth £21,000 has been stolen from a fire engine at Meltham Fire Station.

Thieves struck sometime between 3pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday at the station in Holmfirth Road, said Crew Commander Andrew Pearson.

The four items taken from the retained station were a thermal imager, a generator and a cutter and spreader and Mr Pearson says the equipment is of almost no value to anyone apart from firefighters.

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Travel:

Southgate clear between A629 Wakefield Road (Shorehead Roundabout) and Northumberland Street/Leeds Street traffic lights.

Local News:

Life-saving fire equipment worth £21,000 has been stolen from a fire engine stood at Meltham Fire Station.


Thieves struck sometime between 3pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday said Crew Commander Andrew Pearson.

The four items taken from the retained station were a thermal imager, generator and a cutter and spreader and Mr Pearson says of almost no value to anyone apart from firefighters.


And he said the most shocking aspect of the theft was that if firefighters had been called out on a job they would have turned up to it without knowing the items had been taken leading to a delay in rescuing people.


Firefighters turning up at the station on Holmfirth Road which is not manned 24 hours a day do not check the engine has its full complement of equipment before going out on a job.

Local News:

Almondbury Library Friends Association’s (ALFA) Wine and Cheese Fantasia on Wednesday, 11 May, in Almondbury Library, Stocks Walk, at 7pm.

Almondbury Library
Almondbury Library

Majestic wines will be talking about different wines and there will be tastings, lots of cheese, a raffle and quiz. Tickets from library priced £7.


Lots of fun promised so come along and support the library.

Local News:

Travel:

Normal service resumed on Northern between Leeds and Dewsbury following earlier signalling problem.