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Happy Bank Holiday!

That’s all from us on a snow news day at the Examiner! Have a great weekend and enjoy the Bank Holiday. Let’s hope the white stuff stays away.

Purple Roller

Just been for a spin in this very PURPLE Rolls-Royce. You’re likely to see it on the roads around Huddersfield this weekend.

But who is in the back seat? Could be someone famous.


Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Head of Community Fundraising Jason Costello with chauffeur David Green and the purple Rolls Royce lent to the hospice by Together For Short Lives.
Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Head of Community Fundraising Jason Costello with chauffeur David Green and the purple Rolls Royce lent to the hospice by Together For Short Lives.


If you see the £250,000 motor give it a wave. Here’s a clue - it might have something to do with the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.


Atalakinaht? (no, it's not a typo!)

Sir Patrick Stewart is doing a question and answer session live on Twitter about his forthcoming new film Green Room.

Someone’s just asked him about his Yorkshire accent. Playing out, Sir Patrick?



Goodbye winter!

Like this tweet that sums up our wintry spring weather. Buzz off. We’ve had enough.



M62 all lanes open again

All lanes have now re-opened on the M62 Eastbound at the accident scene between Junction 21 (Milnrow) and Junction 22 Rishworth Moor. Let’s hope the queues start to ease.


M62 queues

Sounds like it’s nose-to-tail on the M62 but James Hosking is keeping his sense of humour on Twitter.

Don’t know who Jonny Baggs is but happy birthday to him!



M62 latest

Here’s the latest picture of the M62 smash tweeted by Greater Manchester Police. Minor injury - big damage.




That’s all from me. Martin is up next...

Traffic

Bad news for drivers heading home. One lane has been closed and there is queueing traffic due to an accident on the M62.


Three vehicles are reported to have been involved in the incident on the eastbound carriageway between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Crime

Two night prowlers from Halifax caged for raping a vulnerable Huddersfield teenager as she struggled home have failed in a bid to clear their names.


Mubasher Ahmad and his brother-in-law, Mehmood Hussain, both 32, were caged for nine years at Bradford Crown Court after they were convicted of raping the lone 17-year-old.


Mubasher Ahmed, left, and Mehmood Hussain
Mubasher Ahmed, left, and Mehmood Hussain


Their victim, who cannot be identified, was picked up by Ahmad as she tried to get back to Huddersfield after midnight in October 2014.


She had been out drinking with a pal, London’s Appeal Court heard, but became stranded after they had a row while sharing a cab.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/calderdale-rapists-mubasher-ahmad-mehmood-11258818

A club doorman has been given a community sentence after he floored a customer with a punch.


Leeds Crown Court heard Guy Adrian Nutchey was employed at Five Bar in Cross Church Street when two people were removed from the premises on the evening of February 14 last year.


Five bar, Cross Church St, Huddersfield.
Five bar, Cross Church St, Huddersfield.


Mehran Nassiri prosecuting said a witness saw him punch one of the men, Christopher Green, outside in the eye causing him to fall to the floor and lose consciousness for around 30 seconds.


Meanwhile Nutchey was then seen to push the other man, Daniel Donaghey in the chest resulting in him stumbling back on losing his balance although he was not injured.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/five-bar-club-doorman-floored-11258189

Travel

Good afternoon and happy Friday! Just taking a look at the latest news and travel for you all now...

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That’s all from me, Emma will be up next.

Local news

A University academic wants to build “psychological profiles” of female suicide bombers to understand their motives.

Dr Helen Gavin is an expert in female aggression and claims female suicide attackers are on the rise.

Read the full story here.

Dr Helen Gavin studying female aggression and female suicide bombers at the University
Dr Helen Gavin studying female aggression and female suicide bombers at the University

Crime

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to following arson attacks in Batley.

Three separate reports were received of fire damage being caused to two cars parked in Upper Road and two large waste bins outside the Holy Trinity Church. The damage is all reported to have occurred between 6am and 6.30am on 20 March.

CCTV of man police want to speak to following reports of arson in Batley
CCTV of man police want to speak to following reports of arson in Batley (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

PCSO Simon Huscroft, of Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “As part of our ongoing enquiries, we are keen to identify and speak to the man pictured in this CCTV image. We would urge anyone with information about his identity, or indeed the man himself, to come forward to assist us in our investigation of these offences.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team via 101.”

Local news

More frustration as a result of Huddersfield’s Bus Gates. Can we call the saga Bus Gate Gate yet?

Read our report on drivers’ reactions to the bus gates here.

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Afternoon and happy Friday. Let’s see what’s happening...

That’s all from me. Susie Beever will be with you shortly.

Sport

Why Huddersfield Town should take hope from Leicester City’s Premier League challenge.

Read Dale Tempest’s column here.

Dale Tempest
Dale Tempest

News

Let’s hope the driver of this flash car had a good excuse for this piece of parking outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary .

Never mind parking in a disabled bay without a blue badge, the driver of this Bentley Continental GT decided to dump the vehicle in a spot which was clearly marked off with yellow crisscrosses.

More here...

News

Two night prowlers from Halifax caged for raping a vulnerable Huddersfield teenager as she struggled home have failed in a bid to clear their names.

Mubasher Ahmad and his brother-in-law, Mehmood Hussain, both 32, were caged for nine years at Bradford Crown Court after they were convicted of raping the lone 17-year-old.

Their victim, who cannot be identified, was picked up by Ahmad as she tried to get back to Huddersfield after midnight in October 2014.

More here...

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Travel

There’s been a smash on the M62 because of the snow...details below.

Queueing traffic due to visibility reduced, accident, now on the hard shoulder and snow on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor). Affecting traffic travelling from Rishworth Moor towards Manchester.


That’s it from me - Dave is taking over.

Giants

Huddersfield Giants' Jermain McGillvary goes in to score his sides first try First Utility Super League XX Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos 25/09/15 (Pic by John Rushworth)
Huddersfield Giants' Jermain McGillvary goes in to score his sides first try First Utility Super League XX Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos 25/09/15 (Pic by John Rushworth)

Travel

If you’re driving to the Dales today, or heading up the A65 to the M6, watch out for the Tour De Yorkshire as there are some road closures.


Travel

Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Eastbound between Hartshead Moor Services and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

News

Will you be voting in the local election on Thursday? If you’ve got a postal vote then today’s the last day to get it sent off.


Snow

Whoops! Even a Land Rover 4x4 got caught out by the slippery roads with this untimely snow shower.


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That’s all on the blog from me. Nick will be with you shortly.