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A woman was airlifted to hospital after a moorland fall.

The woman, who has not been named, was rescued by volunteers from the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team on Friday afternoon.

Members of the unit got a lunchtime callout to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

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Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team helped a female dog walker after she slipped on uneven ground.


Members were called to assist Yorkshire Air Ambulance following the incident on the moor above Ripponden at 11.55am today.


The women suffered a dislocated ankle and was transported to hospital.


Fire

A teenage boy was airlifted to hospital last night after suffering burns in a shed fire at Lepton.


Huddersfield Fire Station Watch Commander Chris Bell said they and Dewsbury received the call at 4.07pm.


The Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance


He said: “We arrived at an outbuilding or detached shed in Low Moor, off Town End Lane, Lepton, and the fire had already burnt itself out.


“He suffered flash burns and received care from paramedics before the Yorkshire Air Ambulance took him to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.


“An investigation is being undertaken by fire investigation officers.”


A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said enquiries were being made.




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Crime

A teenage girl and seven men have been arrested following a string of Calderdale robberies.

Jewellers in Brighouse, Hebden Bridge and Halifax town centre were hit by the attacks.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson of Calderdale Police said; “Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery following pre-planned policing operations across the district following three offences committed between Friday 24 and Thursday 30 June.

“Whilst there have been no physical injuries sustained during the incidents, clearly this has been very distressing for victims, and has caused understandable concern across the communities of Calderdale.

“We have a large number of officers dedicated to these enquiries. Criminals targeting our communities are not welcome on our streets and we will do everything within our power to detect offences, apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.

Brighouse jewellers targeted by armed robbers for the second Friday in a row
Brighouse jewellers targeted by armed robbers for the second Friday in a row

“I would also like to thank the members of the public and local businesses owners around the targeted premises for their continued support and co-operation and for coming forward with information to assist with our enquiries. If anyone who has any information who has not yet come forward, I would ask for them to do so.

“I would also like to thank those in Brighouse on Thursday who made efforts to apprehend the suspects even though they were believed to be in possession of weapons, showing great bravery and selflessness, and true community spirit in their actions.”

Those arrested, seven men aged 38, 36, 29, 27, 27, 22 and 20 and 16-year old girl, all from Calderdale remain in police custody.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101, or through the independent, anonymous crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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What's on

Q. What’s going on this weekend in Huddersfield? A. LOADS.

A vigil to remember those who died in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting will be held in St George’s Square tomorrow at 11am. Huddersfield’s first Pride Festival will follow, with appearances at Tokyo from Michelle McManus and Ray Quinn. Find out more here.

Holmfirth Duck Race 2012
Holmfirth Duck Race 2012

Sunday will see the annual Holmfirth Duck Race, so head down and check out what all the hype is about. See our coverage of last year’s race here.

There are also several events at the Tolson Museum commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Retro film fans may be interested in the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, which heads to the Holme Valley this weekend. Find out more here.

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Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted robbery in Almondbury.


The woman was walking along Somerset Road between 6.30am and 6.35am on Tuesday, 28 June, when she was approached from behind by a man who has grabbed hold of her handbag.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

A struggle has taken place, during which the victim has fallen to the floor after banging her head on a parked vehicle, however she has managed to keep hold of her bag.


The man involved has left empty-handed, walking off down Somerset Road towards the bus stop by the mini roundabout at the end of Longley Lane. He has reportedly been walking in the middle of the road and a number of cars have beeped their horns to get him to move.


The suspect is described as an Asian male, in his twenties, 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with short straight black hair and a stubbly beard.


He wore dark trousers and a dark jacket which was a bit longer than waist length.

Local News:

A fundraising event to raise funds for the climbing frame in Berry Brow Infant & Nursery School.


The old climbing frame has been condemned and the cost for a new frame together with the required groundwork work is £15,000.


On offer are delightful Malaysian curries, open bar (with craft beer, wine and light refreshments) and a challenging quiz!


When:Saturday, 9 July 2016 from 7.30pm to 10:30pm.


Where: Newsome Scout Hall, 160 Newsome Road South

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The first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 remains the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army. That day over 21,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers died – another 36,000 were injured.

Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park.
Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park.

In total, over one million were killed or wounded on all sides as for five months British and French armies engaged the Germans in a futile battle of attrition on a 15-mile front in northern France.



Kirklees is remembering those who fell on the Somme battlefield with a weekend of commemorative events at Tolson Memorial Museum in Huddersfield.



The museum was given to the town in memory of Robert Tolson, who died that first day of the Somme, his brother James who died in action in 1918, and all those from the Huddersfield area who fought and died in the First World War.



Commemorations start on Friday 1 July with a memorial service in the Heritage Memorial Garden at the rear of the museum in Ravensknowle Park, on Wakefield Road.


This Civic event, to which everyone is welcome, will be attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees and officiated by the Bishop of Huddersfield. It starts at 2pm and visitors can join the Royal British Legion, army veterans and local schoolchildren in this special tribute to those who died.

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West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson


“Everyone has a right to feel safe and no one should ever be a victim of hate crime because of their disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or because of how they choose to dress.”

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A 15-year-old boy is critically ill in hospital after suffering serious burns yesterday at an outbuilding in Low Moor, off Town End Lane, Lepton.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Huddersfield Fire Station Watch Commander Chris Bell said the lad was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary following the incident which occurred around 4pm.


Police and the fire investigation officer are trying to work out what happened.


Det Insp Mark Colman of Kirklees CID said the teenager was “in a very poorly way and is in a critical condition”.

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The Battle of the Somme was the bloodiest battle in The Great War.


London cemetery and extension, Longueval, France where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on 1st July 1916 are buried
London cemetery and extension, Longueval, France where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on 1st July 1916 are buried


And among the tens of thousands killed were many hundreds from Huddersfield.

Their names have been recorded by local historian and author, the late Margaret Stansfield. You can see more here.

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Resurrected council leader David Sheard has named his top team.


Kirklees Labour member, Kirklees Council leader David Sheard
Kirklees Labour member, Kirklees Council leader David Sheard


Five members of Clr Sheard’s previous cabinet have held on to their jobs. You can see more here.

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The first images of the £13m hotel planned for Huddersfield Town’s ground have been unveiled.


Site for planned hotel at John Smith's Stadium complex
Site for planned hotel at John Smith's Stadium complex


Developers behind the ambitious HD One scheme at the John Smith’s Stadium, which includes a ski slope, shops and restaurants, have formally applied for planning permission to build a four-star hotel. There is more here.

Rugby

Andy Kelly ended his stint as caretaker coach of the Giants with an impressive 22-12 home win over Super League leaders Hull and said: “We did a good job.”


Kyle Wood of Huddersfield Giants is congratulated on scoring his team's second try in the win over Hull FC. Picture by David Howarth
Kyle Wood of Huddersfield Giants is congratulated on scoring his team's second try in the win over Hull FC. Picture by David Howarth


Kelly is next week due to lead the England Academy tour to Australia and will jet out having piloted his temporary charges to successive league wins. You can see more here.