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It’s bank holiday Friday!! What are you doing to relax this weekend?
We’ve got a guide to the weather to help decide between an outdoor barbeque or indoor cinema trip.
Plus here’s our guide to everything that’s going on in Huddersfield tomorrow.
Need to check what time the supermarkets are open? See Monday’s opening hours for all the different stores here.
Have a lovely bank holiday!
Burst water pipe in Almondbury
Liversedge road inspection
Police in Liversedge have been scouring the roads as part of a crackdown on vehicle crime.
Some 157 vehicles were checked throughout Operation Tropicbourne, with four seized due to having no insurance.
One vehicle was seized and the driver arrested for being unfit to drive through drugs, plus a fixed penalty notice for not wearing a seat belt.
Chaos on the motorways around Manchester
There is still chaos on the motorways over towards Manchester.
The M60 clockwise was closed earlier due to a trailer overturning.
There are queues on the clockwise M60, M62 westbound, southbound M66 and even the M61 as a result of the closure.
The map below shows the areas that are affected, so make sure to plan carefully if you’re heading west or north-west this Friday afternoon.
Lindley fire: pictures
This shocking picture shows the devastation caused by a fire at the Richard Humpleby joiners in Lindley this morning.
Huddersfield filmmaker on the way to red carpet
An Oscar could be on the cards for a Huddersfield filmmaker!
Iqbal Mohammed, who is based at the University, has been shortlisted for his short film Three Minute Warning at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.
The winner will be then longlisted for an Oscar.
If you want to find out more about Three Minute Warning, read here. It is a shocking short film portraying the devastation of war in Palestine.
Dogs of Huddersfield
We are loving your dog pictures! Our favourite so far is Chunky the Bulldog:
Happy Valley to make a comeback
Are you as excited as we are?
Man charged with police assault
A man has been charged with assault after two police officers were attacked at a house party in Halifax.
The male and female officer were punched and kicked while making an arrest outside the party on Saltburn Street on Wednesday evening.
A 23-year-old man from Halifax will appear before Calderdale Magistrates Court on September 15.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and appeal for witnesses to a second assault by another suspect, on a female officer.
Anyone who has information about the assaults should contact Calderdale CID on 101.
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Man wanted on recall to prison
Kirklees Police are appealing for information to trace wanted man Ben France.
The 26-year-old is being sought as he has been recalled to prison and he had previously been jailed for burglary.
France is currently believed to be bearded.
Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Kirklees District Police immediately via 101 or alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Real Ale Trail
Planning on enjoying a few drinks this bank holiday?
Police have had to draft in extra staff for the Real Ale Trail to cut anti-social behaviour.
Yellow weather warning
Weather warnings for West Yorkshire: Lots of rain forecast for tomorrow.
National Dog Day
Do you have the cutest/most loveable dog in Huddersfield? Send us your pictures and we’ll feature as many as possible on our website!
Fire at Lindley workshop
There was a fire at a joinery workshop in Lindley this morning.
Fire crews were called to the building just off Lidget Street opposite Eric’s at 6.20am.
The fire was just at the end of a small row of terraced houses and a woman in the adjoining house who wouldn’t have been able to get herself out had to be escorted out.
No-one was hurt, luckily.
Huddersfield fire station attended and put the blaze out in 20 minutes. The cause is not yet certain as a fire investigator is at the scene right now, but watch commander Darren Bagley said it was “more than likely electrical”.
He added that heavy and expensive machinery had fallen through the floorboards at the workshop, but crews managed to intervene before the fire spread to the rest of the terraced houses.
Train tracks warning
British Transport Police have issued a warning to children and parents after youngsters were seen playing on a train line between Middlestown and Ossett.
The group were seen on the tracks by the Healey Mills Depot on Sunday afternoon.
Approximately one hour later the driver of the 3.05pm Bradford to Kings Cross service reported striking a wooden sleeper which had been placed across the tracks in the same location. Luckily the no-one was injured and no damage was caused to the train.
Inspector Caroline Farrow, from the BTP, said: “The last thing our officers want to do is knock on someone’s door to tell a parent their child has been killed or seriously injured as a result of messing about on the railway.
“That is why we are urging parents and young people to heed this warning and take a reality check when it comes to trespass. It’s not a game: they are real tracks, with real trains and real life consequences.”
Robbery in Lockwood leaves man with head injuries
A man has suffered head injuries in a street robbery in Lockwood, with the ambulance service only alerted after a resident heard him scream for help.
The attack happened in the early hours of this morning when the 37-year-old was walking home along Hanson Lane.
The exact details of the incident are yet to be established as the victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.
He will be interviewed by officers this morning.
Meanwhile police have cordoned off an area of Hanson Lane to preserve the scene for forensics.
Detective Inspector of Huddersfield CID Stef Wiseman said: “A man was on his way home along Hanson Lane at around 2.40am when he was robbed and suffered head injuries.
“The ambulance service received a call from a local resident who heard the victim scream.
“Enquiries are ongoing. We would urge anyone who may have heard or saw what happened to contact Huddersfield CID on 101.”
A heads up if you’re travelling north-west for the bank holiday today: The M61 northbound is closed between junction 6, Horwich, and junction 8, Chorley, due to a fatal lorry accident near Bolton and traffic is at a complete standstill coming up to junction 6.
A diversion is in place, with drivers being told to follow the solid black triangle symbol to the A6207, the A6 and the A674.
Motorists can then rejoin the motorway at junction 8 near Botany Bay.
Bank holiday bin collections
An update on bins from Kirklees:
John Cotton fire
A little more info on the John Cotton fire. Crews were called to Nunbrook Mills at 11.57pm last night. Four pumps from Huddersfield, Cleckheaton, Mirfield and Rastrick attended.
There was a fire in an external building approximately 100m tall, with 50% involved in fire.
Exposure risks were present on two sides, and crews used four breathing apparatus and two small jets with positive pressure ventilation.
More on this as we get it.
Hunter Group fire
The Hunter Group fire was smouldering again last night so expect crews to be there again all day today.
A&E consultation results
The Right Care Right Time Right Place consultation is now online.
A huge 80 per cent of people in Huddersfield and Calderdale are against proposals to close HRI’s A&E department.
Missing James Gray: Body found
Some very sad news this morning. The body of missing Calderdale man James Gray has been found on an embankment in Mytholmroyd.
Police were called at 3:07pm yesterday (25 August) to report of a body being found.
The body has subsequently been identified as James Gray, aged 39, who had been reported missing on Monday 22 August.
Mr Gray’s family have now been informed.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner’s office has been informed.
Fire at John Cotton Nunbrook Mills
Morning, everyone. No problems traffic-wise this morning - busy on the M62 eastbound around Chair Bar but otherwise moving. There are reports of a fire at the John Cotton factory (Nunbrook Mills) in Mirfield last night.
Crews were called out just before midnight - we will bring you more information on this as we get it.
Welcome to Friday's live blog
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