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Follow our Food and Drink Festival liveblog

All the latest updates, pictures, video and useful information over the four days of the festival.

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Ashley Jackson heads to the Big Smoke

Holme Valley artist Ashley Jackson travelled to London – to paint a glowing picture of Yorkshire.

He went by train to King’s Cross railway station, London, to give two watercolour demonstrations for commuters.

Read the full story here.

Ashley Jackson at King's Cross railway station, London
Ashley Jackson at King's Cross railway station, London

Police appeal for mystery soldier

Police in Todmorden have had this piece of jewellery since March. There is also an identity tag with it with the name and address of Lavinia Brogden of Queensway, Rochdale.

Officers have already made extensive enquiries at the address and in the area to try and trace the rightful owners without success.

There are also watches, a pearl necklace and choker as well as cuff-links.

PC Sarah Royle of Todmorden Police, said: “Someone somewhere is obviously missing these items - especially the photo of the soldier which is clearly of sentimental importance. We think it is of a soldier from World War One and I would love to be able to reunite it with the owner.

“We’ve made various enquiries to try and trace the owner but have drawn a blank - so if you recognise the items please get in touch.”

It is not known how the person who had the items before had come to be in their possession.”

If you know anything about the items or their potential owners, call 101.

Sir Pat Stew returns to town

Huddersfield legend Sir Patrick Stewart will be back in town on Tuesday.

The acting veteran will be visiting the university to see a new building named in his honour.

Sir Patrick, who was chancellor at the University from 2004 to 2015, will also be watching drama students put on performances as part of their degree.

The Duke of York becomes the new Chancellor of Huddersfield University. Pictured with the outgoing Chancellor Sir Patrick Stewart
The Duke of York becomes the new Chancellor of Huddersfield University. Pictured with the outgoing Chancellor Sir Patrick Stewart

Food & Drink Festival

Have you checked out our live updates from the food festival? Possible side effects include rumbling tummies and a longing for the weekend to arrive.

See pictures, tweets and video from St George’s Square here.

Final day of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2015 in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Final day of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2015 in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.

Have a go hero attacked in town

Detectives have issued CCTV of a man they want to speak to following a fight on Cross Church Street.

The assault happened when a passer-by tried to intervene as two men got into an altercation.

The 30-year-old male victim was attacked and received serious leg injuries, leaving him hospitalised.

Detective Constable Craig Foulkes at Kirklees CID said; “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to come forward with any information they may have.

Image of man police want to speak to after Cross Church St assault
Image of man police want to speak to after Cross Church St assault (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

“Enquiries into this assault remain ongoing and anyone who recognises the man or who has any information should contact Huddersfield CID on 101 referencing crime number 13160315800.

“Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

The incident occurred at 4.30am on Saturday, July 23.

HTAFC conference

The sports team are down at the Wagner conference today.

Wagner has said: “There are lots of reasons to be confident after our pre-season. We had no big problems and we are prepared”

BHS donate frozen food

Following BHS’ sad closure yesterday, the store donated leftover frozen food to the Welcome Centre. A thoughtful move.

Read our report of the store’s closure here.

Hospice Colour Rush

Kirkwood Hospice is holding a very colourful fundraiser.

The Colour Rush is to be held at Oakwell Hall on Sunday, September 18. To register visit http://www.kirkwoodhospice.co.uk/colour

Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush event
Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush event (Image: Facebook)

Travellers in Mirfield

We’ve received reports that travellers have pitched up on the sports field behind Old Bank Road. Are you in the area? Tweet us @Examiner or contact the newsdesk on editorial@examiner.co.uk or on 01484 437712.

Old Bank Road, Mirfield
Old Bank Road, Mirfield (Image: Google Street View)

HTAFC v Brentford: Our predictions

Check out sports editor Mel Booth’s verdict as excitement grows for the Championship kick off, with the Brentford home game on Saturday.

Mel says: “Never in my 31 years reporting on the club can I remember such excitement about the 46 matches to come, even though there seems to be a fair dose of realism.”

Charity walk

A local fundraiser to commemorate lives lost in a Huddersfield air tragedy:

Police go electric

West Yorkshire Police are introducing electric vehicles for their CSI team.

The force have teamed up with Peugeot to provide the vans, which will be 100 per cent fuel-free.

Electric vans being trialled by West Yorkshire Police CSI team
Electric vans being trialled by West Yorkshire Police CSI team (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Fleet Manager, Keith Hidle said the vans “assess the future suitability of electric vehicles in modern police scenarios”.

“In addition, it supports our ‘green’ commitment to reducing the effect on the environment and reducing emissions.

Storm in a teacup...

A solicitor has criticised the decision to prosecute a man for assault – after splashes from a cup of tea he threw at a wall hit his wife’s headscarf.

Father-of-eight Zakariye Hasan admitted the offence on the day of his trial agreeing he had been reckless.

Read the full report here.

Zakariye Hasan at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Zakariye Hasan at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Lorry stuck under bridge

A heads up if you’re in the area...

Grub's up!

Huddersfield Food Festival has officially started! We’ll be running a separate live blog featuring your pictures and updates on what’s cooking, which you can see here.

Hungry yet?

Final day of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2015 in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Final day of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2015 in St. George's Square, Huddersfield.

Fly-tipping in Hanging Heaton

Jo Waters has tweeted this photo after fly-tippers dumped several mattresses in Hanging Heaton.

Bromley Road was left partially blocked by the six mattresses. Jo says she has reported the litter to Kirklees Council.

Beaumont Park event

Characters from one of our favourite children’s stories came to life in Beaumont Park...

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was held as everyone dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Have a peek here.

Alice In Wonderland tea party in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield - Mad Hatter Rebecca Holder (8).
Alice In Wonderland tea party in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield - Mad Hatter Rebecca Holder (8).

Felix raises 2k for her 5k!

Felix the Station Cat has reached the £2,000 mark in her bid to raise cash for Fairy Bricks, a charity providing Lego for sick children in hospital.

The famous feline is doing a 5k with a GPS tracker attached to her collar.

Station staff Andy McClements said: “Fairy Bricks do such amazing work by putting smiles on children’s faces through LEGO, and so when Felix and the team found out about the 5k challenge it was a no-brainer.

“The only condition was that it couldn’t get in the way of the day job – those pests won’t control themselves!”

Good on you, Felix!

Felix the Huddersfield station cat in her new Senior role
Felix the Huddersfield station cat in her new Senior role

To find out more about Felix’s 5k challenge and the charity, read our story here.

Fugitive trafficker is caught

Remember fugitive Nisa Ul-Haq who went on the run after being convicted of trafficking in December?

The eight-months pregnant lawyer was arrested this week at Manchester Airport after being caught by eye recognition, and brought back to court.

Find out how long she got in our full report here.

Nisa Ul Haq, 39, of The Fairway, Fixby, who was found guilty of trafficking, facilitating illegal immigration and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Nisa Ul Haq, 39, of The Fairway, Fixby, who was found guilty of trafficking, facilitating illegal immigration and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Unwanted commuting companion

Calling all Manchester commuters! Have any of you left this creepy sweet little dolly at Manchester Victoria Station?

Something tells me Vicky will come crawling back to her owner, whether they like it or not *shudders*

Food festival!

Heading down to the food and drink festival today? The forecast is looking slightly better later with sunshine peeping out. An improvement after this morning’s miserable rain.

Don’t forget to follow our live blog with updates and pictures from St George’s Square, and tweet us pictures of your grub! We want to see what you’re all eating...

(Image: Met Office)

M62

Back to the M62...there’s a solid amber line down the eastbound carriage between Brighouse and Leeds. This appears to be due to a broken down vehicle near Tingley. If you’re commuting that way expect delays this morning.

M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.

Pokemon meeting in Honley

Calling all Pokemon players:

Bird stuck in Tesco

Poor wee thing! @emmywilde2 has tweeted these pictures after a little starling found itself in a flap in Tesco.

The bird got stuck in the crisp aisle (as we all do from time to time) but was eventually set free.

Perhaps he was befuddled by the choice of Pringles...

Collision in Birkby

Police attended a road collision on Blacker Road last night. It seems a car has collided with a fence damaging a property. A spokesperson said the force were called at 12.37am after a car ran into a fence.

“It would appear two vehicles collided before there was a collision with the fence. One person suffered leg injuries and was treated but the injuries are not thought to be serious.”

Eyewitness Simon Mellor tweeted us this picture and said he saw one person being carried off on a stretcher.

He said “a red Vauxhall Corsa must have come down the hill at speed, clipped a parked car & then slammed side on into fence”.

Car fire at Colne Bridge

Fire services attended a car fire last night in Colne Bridge. Crews from Huddersfield and Rastrick were called to Colne Bridge Road at 04.02am to reports of a vehicle ablaze with fears it would spread to other vehicles.

The car was attached to a truck and pulled out of the way to stop the flames spreading. The fire was quickly brought under control and no-one was injured.

Morning!

Morning Huddersfield. It’s grim weather out there so don’t forget your raincoat this morning. We’ve got very busy traffic on the M62 eastbound at Hartshead Moor so expect delays if you’re heading towards Leeds. Other than that all quiet at the moment.

Welcome to Thursday's Huddersfield Examiner Liveblog

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today. Between now and 6pm we’ll bring you the latest news from our town as well as regular traffic and travel updates. Our reporters will also take a look what’s happening with Huddersfield Town and the Giants. Plus we’ll keep our eye on social media and bring you anything we think is important or interesting so you’re always the first to know. If you have a story for us you can always get in touch by emailing editorial@examiner.co.uk or you can get us on Twitter @examiner and we’re on Facebook at Huddersfield Examiner. You can also ring us on 01484 437712. If you want more news, you can visit our West Yorkshire section by clicking here. If it’s Huddersfield Town click here or for the Huddersfield Giants click here. And if you’re looking for something to do, why not click on our What’s On section here.