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Louise Cooper

News: Huddersfield firm fall foul of Civil Aviation Authority rules after helping customer out with drone fligh. See our story here.

Louise Cooper

Good afternoon blog followers. Reporter Louise here. Busy afternoon for me at Examiner HQ. I'm just back from court and heard a shocking case about a Huddersfield woman who left her children home along to go on a night out and got arrested. Story coming as soon as our digital editor gives the go-ahead. I will check the latest on other news and travel now.

Martin Shaw

Right, that's all from me. My colleague Louise is coming up shortly.

Martin Shaw

SPORT: Have you tried the Examiner's Huddersfield Town quiz? Have a go here.

I was at virtually every home game but I've got to admit I got a shameful 10 out of 20. Sick as a parrot. I see my colleague Lauren guessed the answers and still got four right! There's a few questions about James Vaughan, below, whose season was wrecked by injury and suspension.



Go on. Beat 10 if you can.

Martin Shaw

NEWS: Huddersfield Town fans will have Wednesday June 18th in their diary, the date the new season's fixtures are published.

Just been reading an interview with new Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino whose unlucky number is 17. He claims his Italian club Cagliari never won or drew a game played in the 17th of the month - except once when he asked all the fans to wear purple, his lucky colour!

I reckon Town fans would love a date with Leeds on the 17th just to prove his superstitions right. Oh, and Cellino is looking at getting rid of squad number 17. Bad news for veteran midfielder Michael Brown then...

Martin Shaw

NEWS: This year has been another boom year for Right to Buy sales, according to the latest figures.

The number of council houses sold between 2012-13 and 2013-14 almost doubled, rising 81% to 11,238. The figures come from the Government.

Last year the Examiner reported how sales were up 200% on the previous year. No wonder then Kirklees Council leader Mehboob Khan wasn't too pleased! Read more here.


Martin Shaw

NEWS: Just spoken to the family of Liz Tatlock, of Meltham, who died of a heart attack aged 61 in 2012.

The family set up a charity in her name and will be holding a Golf Day at Outlane Golf Club on Sunday June 8th. This is the family's story.


Liz and Phil Tatlock


If golf is your game please consider entering a team to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Liz's husband Phil is president at Outlane. We'll have the latest story for you in the next couple of days so keeping checking the website and the paper.



Martin Shaw

NEWS: Here's some advance warning of roadworks in Elland. There will be temporary traffic lights and water main work on Hullen Edge Lane between Hammerstones Road and Green Lane from Monday.

Martin Shaw

NEWS: Kirklees Council will tonight auction off more land and property - including the former lodge at Batley Cemetery - to raise up to £1 million.

Fancy living in a cemetery? The lodge could be yours for less than £100k. At least the neighbours will be dead quiet (groan). Read more here.



The auction is due to take place from 7pm at the Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top and the organisers have warned people to be aware of the roadworks and road closure. Don't be late!


Martin Shaw

Hello, everyone. Martin here. How's your afternoon?

2:30 pm
Nick Lavigueur

Time for me to go I'm afraid...but Martin Shaw is logging on imminently

Nick Lavigueur

TRAVEL:  Looks like there's problems on the train lines around Huddersfield.

Nick Lavigueur

GIANTS: Former Giant, Luke George, is desperate to prove Bradford Bulls are a far better side than they showed when they were thrashed at home by former club Huddersfield two months ago.

The Giants scored a dozen tries in their 66-18 Odsal Stadium Super League triumph, when the injury-hit Bulls went into battle with only one recognised prop at their disposal.

And George is relishing the chance to put the record straight and show just how strong the Bulls can be in Sunday’s Magic Weekend clash at the Etihad Stadium.

The Bradford club has just announced the double loan signing of Leeds Rhino academy players Jordan Baldwinson and Mason Tonks, who have called time on their stints at New Zealand Warriors.

Top try-scorer Luke George believes Huddersfield Giants tough pre-season will stand them in good stead for Super League

Nick Lavigueur

NEWS: Leeds Coroners are appealing for information to trace relatives of Ossett man Steven Ashley Brown who died recently.

Mr Brown (55) was found at his home on Swithen Bank Avenue in Ossett by police on Friday, May 9.

A post mortem concldued he died of natural causes and coroners officers are keen to trace any relatives.

Relatives or anyone who can help locate them should contact Leeds Coroners Officer Jayne Dawson on 0113 3970604.

Nick Lavigueur

NEWS: An Iron Age village plus a host of ancient artefacts including tools and jewellery from Yorkshire have been discovered on a construction site in Scotland.

The finds were made by teams working on the £17 million A75 Dunragit bypass in Wigtownshire.

Tools, arrowheads, urns and bead necklaces from the Mesolithic (9000 BC to 4500 BC), Neolithic (4500 BC to 2000 BC), Bronze (2500 BC to 800 BC) and Iron Ages (800 BC to 500 AD) were found, along with the Iron Age village and a Bronze Age cemetery.

A 130-piece jet bead necklace was of particular interest to archaeologists, who were able to trace its origin in Whitby, around 155 miles from where it was found.

Nick Lavigueur

NEWS: A cinema chain is to sell fish and chip flavoured popcorn after the "exciting" taste topped voting in a national competition.

The "quintessentially British flavour" of Chippy Fish popcorn will go on sale at Empire cinemas for a limited time over the summer after thousands of film fans voted it the taste they would most like to try.

Empire said the popcorn was "set to be a delicious twist on the staple fish and chips meal, and a perfect addition to the cinema experience".

Cinema-goers voted from a shortlist of flavours that included Sunday roast, wowee wasabi, banoffee pop and mallowcorn.

Nick Lavigueur

NEWS: A motorist blamed for knocking down schoolchildren and a lollipop lady had a severe coughing fit while behind the wheel, a doctor has told a court.

Robert William Bell is on trial at Cardiff Magistrates Court accused of driving without due care and attention.

The 62-year-old lost control of his Audi A4 outside Rhws Junior School in Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, last year.

Lollipop lady Karin Williams was seriously injured in the accident - alongside a number of schoolchildren, one of whom was placed on life-support for three days.

Previously, the court has heard that Mrs Williams saw the defendant with his eyes wide open and gripping the steering wheel tightly moments before the crash.

However, defence witness Professor Alyn Huw Morice said Bell was a classic case of a patient with cough syncope - which he said can cause people to blackout or have muscle spasms.

Nick Lavigueur

TRAVEL: The traffic lights aare not working on Elland Riorges Link at Elland Lane. Approach with care.

Nick Lavigueur

BREAKING NEWS:  Villa Parade customers have been contacting us all morning with tales of lost cash and ruined holidays after the Huddersfield firm went bust.  Here's the latest.

A rival travel agent has accused Villa Parade of failing to pay the landlords of Majorcan villa which the company rented to holidaymakers.

Villa Parade folded last night following a legal dispute with rival Travelopo. Travelopo has now claimed villa owners on the Balearic island had come to the company 'in desperation' after Villa Parade had left them out of pocket.

In a statement on its website today, Travelopo said: "The landlords allege that Villa Parade has not paid them for more than a year and this is causing huge financial hardship. They were forced to stop dealing with Villa Parade..."

Villa Parade

Check our website later to keep up to date with what is an evolving story.

Nick Lavigueur

NEWS:  We've already had more than our fair share of contestants on Come Dine With Me. But the producers of the show want more!

They're looking for foodies from our patch to take part in the popular Channel 4 series.

Channel 4/Youtube Dinner guests got a sushi surprise on Come Dine With Me



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