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News

Here’s some worrying news to end the day. The number of criminals in prison for possessing weapons has jumped by a quarter, new figures show.
There were 2,065 individuals serving custodial sentences for having weapons as of the end of March. This is a 25% increase compared with 1,657 a year earlier.
The increase follows the introduction last summer of a new “two strikes” rule, which meant adults convicted of possessing a knife for a second time face a minimum of six months.

That’s it for the blog today...tune in again tomorrow from 7.30am.

HTAFC

What are Town’s priorities for next season after another year of disappointing results? Watch what coach Wagner has to say on the matter here.


News

This youngster is missing from Leeds...can you help police find her.

Giants

Robbo’s testimonial kit has attracted much attention for its similarities to a certain Hollywood movie series. Find out which below.


News

Cycling fan? Will you still brave the snow and cold rain to go watch the Tour de Yorkshire, which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday?

This lot will be out regardless.


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Crime

A teenager was found carrying a knife after a brawl broke out between a group of students.


Police were called to Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme after staff broke up the fight and recovered the small weapon.


Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme
Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme



It happened last Friday but details have just been released.


Police and the school stress no-one was injured and that the incident was isolated, despite it raising concerns over security in our schools.


It follows a spate of knife crimes in West Yorkshire schools in recent years.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/pupil-found-knife-after-teachers-11256821

Crime

A teenage girl was robbed at a cashpoint in broad daylight near a pub in Huddersfield town centre.


The 17-year-old victim was withdrawing the money at the ATM near to The Old Hatte pub on the corner of Henry Street and Trinity Street at 3.25pm on Tuesday.


The Old Hatte pub, Trinity Street, Huddersfield due for a revamp.
The Old Hatte pub, Trinity Street, Huddersfield due for a revamp.


A male suspect approached her demanding her purse and phone, before taking the purse and running off in the direction of Westgate towards McDonalds.


The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, around 6ft 4ins, muscular build, and speaking with a local accent.

Police appeal

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Local news

A teenager was found carrying a knife after a brawl broke out between a group of students.

Police were called to Lightcliffe Academy in Hipperholme after staff broke up the fight and recovered the small weapon. Full story here.


Local news

A Birkby man wants to say ‘thank you’ to the Good Samaritan who could have saved his life.

John Fay, 60, had a fall which left him in hospital - but he remembers nothing about it.


John Fay and daughter Rachel
John Fay and daughter Rachel


He suffered head and leg injuries and is now recovering at home.

John was on is way home to Crescent Road about 10.30pm one night when he slipped and toppled over a wall into a works yard.



He doesn’t know who helped him. If you do please ring the Examiner newsdesk on 01484 437712 and we’ll put them in touch.


Football

Oliver Norwood could give Huddersfield Town’s summer coffers a boost - if rumours of a swoop by Bournemouth are true.

Town reportedly have a sell-on clause so if Reading cash in, Town could also benefit.


Oliver Norwood
Oliver Norwood


Norwood signed for Town from Manchester United and when he left Sir Alex Ferguson told him there was no reason why their paths wouldn’t cross again in the Premier League.

Well they might have done - if Fergie hadn’t retired!


Weather update

Is it snowing where you are yet? If it isn’t it soon will be! Probably.

Check out the latest here.

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Weather

Wrap up warm, everyone.

Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a cashpoint near a pub in Huddersfield town centre.

The incident occurred at around 3.25pm on Tuesday 26th April, near to the Old Hatte pub, as the 17-year-old female victim was withdrawing money from the cashpoint on the junction of Henry Street and Trinity Street.

The victim was approached by a male suspect, who demanded her purse and phone. He took the victim’s purse and walked off on Westgate and towards Trinity Street and McDonald’s.

The suspect is described as a black male, late twenties, around 6ft 4ins, muscular build, wearing a black hooded top with kangaroo pouch and hood up, black trousers and black Nike air max trainers. He spoke with a local accent

Detective Constable Mick Cummings, of Kirklees CID said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this distressing incident to come forward and speak to the police.

“The incident occurred in the busy town centre and in broad daylight. Anyone who was also approached by this suspect or saw him in the vicinity is asked to contact me at Kirklees CID via 101, quoting reference number 13160178579 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Crime

Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries to his face and hand in an assault outside a takeaway in Cleckheaton.

The assault happened outside the Spicy Delight takeaway in Bradford Road between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, 16 April. The 48-year-old victim required hospital treatment for injuries to his face and potentially life-changing injuries to one of his hands.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his early 20s, around 6ft tall, of stocky build with brown ‘short back and sides’ style hair. He was wearing a white shirt. He was in the company of a similar aged white woman, roughly 5ft tall with shoulder length brown hair.

PC Kirsten Ford, of Kirklees District CID, said: “The victim has suffered serious injuries, particularly to his hand which he may have permanent limited movement of. We are keen to speak to anyone who has seen this assault or the circumstances leading up to it.

“Anyone with information is asked to make contact with myself in Kirklees CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13160163377.”

Local news

If you’ve had your life saved by one of our incredible doctors, you’d be pretty emotional if you bumped into them years down the line.

But for University Estates director Colin Blair, the experience was doubly emotional when he bumped into that person on the same day he was due to collect his MBE.

This is a lovely story that reminds us how brilliant our hospital is and why it should never be downscaled #HandsOffHRI

Local news

This has really divided opinions on social media.

The council has made a swift but unsightly solution to loose block paving in the centre of town. What do you think?

Read the full story here.

Block paving patched with asphalt at top of King Street, Huddersfield.
Block paving patched with asphalt at top of King Street, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield war heroes

This is lovely - courtesy of Grand Central Rail.

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Weather

Gritting crews were out in Huddersfield today as winter refused to back away.


Snow at the Wills in Meltham by @snowangelbaby
Snow at the Wills in Meltham by @snowangelbaby


Kirklees Council carried out a full grit on all the priority routes from 5am as temperatures dipped below freezing again. You can see more here.

Football

Lee Clark is set to lift the lid on his time as Huddersfield Town boss.


Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark
Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark (Image: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)


The 43-year-old is putting the finishing touches to an autobiography charting his career as a player at Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham and manager of Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and currently Kilmarnock. There is more on this here.

News

A businessman who dumped waste at a Huddersfield park claimed it was for a community bonfire - set to take place a month later.


Craig Ainley's flytipping at Cowlersley Recreation Ground
Craig Ainley's flytipping at Cowlersley Recreation Ground


But Kirklees Council had to spend hundreds of pounds to clear up the flytipping mess left by Craig Ainley. You can see more here.

Weather

It’s going to be another cold one tonight.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says there will be sleet and snow, with possibly a few centimetres on higher ground.



It will be another cold day tomorrow, when it will be cloudy with rain, sleet and snow, but there is better news for Saturday when it will be less cold, with sunny spells.

Make the most of it, though, because Sunday is looking cloudy and damp.

News

A New Mill man fought with his partner’s ex-boyfriend after he threatened to attack him with some scaffolding, a court heard.


Scaffolding
Scaffolding


Adam Baxter, of Royds Drive, admitted charges of threatening behaviour and criminal damage.

Kirklees magistrates heard that the row erupted on the forecourt of the Murco Garage in Holmfirth on January 29. You can see more here.