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Jo Cox death

Some good news to end today’s blog. The man injured trying to help Jo Cox is out of hospital. Bernard Kenny, 77, who suffered a serious injury to his stomach was discharged from hospital earlier today.

Mr Kenny and his family passed their sincere condolences to the family of Jo Cox, a very sad loss for the community. In a family statement they said: “We would also like to thank people at the scene, the police, ambulance service and the staff at LGI who were excellent in dealing with the situation.

“Finally, many people have shown great kindness over the last few days; this has been much appreciated by the whole family, but now we hope you will respect the fact that we need time and privacy for Bernard to recover.

News

If you’re in Holywell Green or Stainland and you’re water’s off this might be worth following.


News

Sadly, it is known that domestic violence shoots up during football tournaments. If you’re a perpetrator or a victim and want help follow this link.


News

The police team for the villages and towns south and west of Huddersfield - aka Kirklees Rural - are hosting a web chat tonight about Neighbourhood Watch. They’ve helpfully scheduled it so it doesn’t clash with the footy!


Euro 2016

Nervous for tonight’s England game? Ease your worries by having a go at the squad selector. Will Kane start or will Vardy get the nod?


Travel

If you’re heading to Leeds this evening be aware there’s a bus strike beginning at 6pm. Whether this makes rush hour busier or quieter will be interesting to see.

Hand over

That’s all from me, my colleague Nick will be up next.

Jo Cox

What's on

The weekend may be over for another five days (four and a bit, if you’re counting!), but you’re already making next weekend’s plans why not try somewhere new for brunch? We’ve compiled a list of the best places across town for a lazy breakfast. Perfect for a Sunday hangover or a spot of grub before hitting the local shops.

Read our favourite places here.

Brunch at Coffeevolution
Brunch at Coffeevolution (Image: Twitter/Coffeevolution)

HTAFC

Find out about Huddersfield Town’s newest recruit here. Southend United midfielder Jack Payne has signed a three-year contract with Town. The Essex player has scored 17 goals in 88 appearances while down south.

Jack Payne signs for Huddersfield Town from Southend United
Jack Payne signs for Huddersfield Town from Southend United

Jo Cox

If you want to watch the MPs in the House of Commons RIGHT NOW, you can watch it live here.

MPs wear white roses in House of Commons for Jo Cox
MPs wear white roses in House of Commons for Jo Cox (Image: Parliament TV)

Jo Cox

MPs have gathered in the House of Commons each wearing a white rose in memory of Jo. The atmosphere has been described as “eerily silent”. Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Police’s Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has released a tribute to the MP and commending the bravery of have-a-go hero Bernard Kenny, who is currently recovering from stab wounds at Leeds General Infirmary.

He said: “I have very happy memories of Jo and will always remember her as vibrant, warm and someone who made a difference to the lives of so many. She was a great MP who I felt privileged to know.

“At the moment we have an ongoing criminal investigation into the circumstances that led to Jo’s untimely death and it is crucially important that we let the police carry on doing their job to ensure justice for Jo’s family, her colleagues and the wider community.

West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

“But it is important that those who knew Jo and were touched by her incredible energy, dynamism and drive to do the right thing and help those less fortunate, have the opportunity to pay tribute to her. That will happen in the Commons today, but also people can remember Jo with books of condolences that have been opened in communities across the county, including Birstall.

“I also want to pay tribute to the bravery of the 77-year-old man, Bernard Kenny, injured in the incident who demonstrated great bravery in trying to assist Jo on Thursday.

“I want to again reassure people that I will do everything within my power as Police and Crime Commissioner, with West Yorkshire Police, to ensure the people of Batley and Spen, and communities across West Yorkshire are safe and feel safe at this difficult time.”

Jo Cox

Mair is charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon. When asked to confirm his name this time, Mair replied: “Yes I am”. He will appear on Thursday under the terrorism protocol. Read our report of his appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday here.

Jo Cox

We’ve had word that the man charged with Jo Cox’s murder, 52-year-old Thomas Mair, has appeared at the Old Bailey in London. There was no application for bail. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance which is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Refugee Week

Concerned about numbers of asylum seekers? As Britain marks Refugee Week, Chloe Glover has been writing about the cause to bust myths and share the real facts about numbers and what asylum seekers bring to our communities.

Read the full piece here.

Refugees and asylum seekers hold protest against Government Immigration Bill which they believe could endanger failed asylum seekers
Refugees and asylum seekers hold protest against Government Immigration Bill which they believe could endanger failed asylum seekers

DASH is a local charity who work with asylum seekers in Huddersfield and campaign for changes to help them re-settle. Find out more about what they do here.

Hello

Good afternoon.

Hand Over:

Well, that’s all from me. Handing over to my colleague Susie.

Travel:

Advance Warning - Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Wildcats Rugby match at The John Smith’s Stadium.


Kick off at 8pm. Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrew’s Road and Southgate.Until 10.30am on Thursday, 23 June.

Travel:

All lanes open, traffic easing and long delays cleared, serious accident cleared and fuel spillage cleared on M1 Southbound between J43 M621 (Belle Isle) and J42 M62 (Lofthouse). Note change of details.


Lanes one, two, three and four (of five) were closed, affecting traffic travelling from Leeds towards Wakefield.

Local

Detectives are investigating after a man was left in a critical condition following a ‘road rage’ incident in Birstall.


The incident occurred at 6.15pm on Saturday, in the car park outside Marks and Spencer at the Junction 27 retail park.


The 25-year-old victim has grabbed hold of the front passenger window of a Seat Leon as it has started to drive off at speed after being involved in a minor collision. The vehicle has been driven towards a parked Nissan Navara, causing the victim to collide with the vehicle and fall to the ground.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The victim was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition is described as critical but stable.


Four people have been arrested in connection with this incident. Three 17-year-old youths and a 51-year-old man, all from Bradford, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and released on bail.


Det Sgt Damian Roebuck, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We have already spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene but would urge anyone else with information about this incident who we have not spoken to already to please come forward.


“This offence has taken place in a busy car park and it was necessary to close the car park for a short period of time while we dealt with this incident. We would like to thank the many shoppers and shop workers affected for the patience they showed during this time.”


Anyone with information about this offence is asked to call Kirklees CID via 101 or to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Travel:

Four lanes closed, queueing traffic and long delays due to serious accident and fuel spillage on M1 Southbound between J43 M621 (Belle Isle) and J42 M62 (Lofthouse), congestion to J45 A63 Pontefract Lane (Leeds Cross Green) and on M621 to J7 A61 (Stourton).


Lanes one, two, three and four (of five) are closed, affecting traffic travelling from Leeds towards Wakefield.

JO COX

Jo Cox was planning to launch a report in Parliament on the dangers of nationalist radicals, according to reports.

Jo Cox at the tug of war event
Jo Cox at the tug of war event

The Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who died after being shot and stabbed in the street outside her constituency surgery on Thursday, had also recorded a video about preventing Islamophobia, according to The Times.

JO COX

The man charged with the murder of Jo Cox is to appear at the Old Bailey court in London today.

The Old Bailey, central criminal court, London
The Old Bailey, central criminal court, London

Thomas Mair, 52, of Birstall, has been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

His appearance is expected to be a bail application hearing.

NEWS

All MPs have been recalled to parliament today to pay their respects to Jo Cox MP.

Hilary Benn MP for Leeds Central, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Hilary Benn MP for Leeds Central, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

They will pay their respects together at 2.30pm.



EVENT

Member of the armed forces? Enjoy a free day on a First West Yorkshire bus this Saturday

NEWS

All power to the Birkby homes affected by a power cut has now been restored.

Lit candle
Lit candle

Eighty homes were left without power after a cable fire.

Electricity was cut to properties on and around Spinkfield Road in Birkby for almost eight hours after underground link cable box caught alight at 1.20am.

Huddersfield firefighters attended the scene and blocked off the road but were unable to extinguish the flames until workers from Northern Power Grid isolated the area.

The flames then died down by themselves by 3.20am, allowing the workmen to repair damaged cables and replace the link box and the road to be re-opened.

Power was restored to all affected properties by 9am.

A spokesman from Northern Power Grid said: “We would like to apologise to all customers affected by the situation and to thank them for their patience while we worked to restore power.”

HELLO AGAIN

Apologies, our internet went down but we’re now back up and running.

WEATHER

Well, the good news is that this rain should lift by noon today.

We can then expect cloud and even some sunshine until 8pm tonight. Temperatures should reach 19c by 4pm.

Tomorrow looks a bit brighter with mixed sunshine and cloud cover.

NEWS

Hundreds of cyclists took part in a memorial ride in memory of cyclist John Radford.

He was knocked off his bike in Huddersfield Road, New Mill on July 31 2013 by driver Michael Gledhill after they had exchanged words.