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Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner's breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that's happening across West Yorkshire.

We'll be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

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It's good night from me. Night all

Wanted trio

Police are seeking these men - appeal has been issued tonight

Great photo of the PM

MP's warrning

Boy's 'serious injuries' in collision

A 12-year-old boy has suffered serious leg injuries after he was struck by a car in Linthwaite.

The incident happened at around 3.35pm today on Manchester Road.

The collision involved a Vauxhall Zafira.

The road was closed for a short time but has since reopened.

Top marks Mr Burton!

Shepley youngsters take on the dreaded cross country

Check out these pictures of local youngsters embracing the outdoors in a recent cross country challenge in Shepley.

Takes you back, doesn’t it? Anyone else here remember the bleep test? *shudders*

Horror reactions to waste site story

The news about Kirklees footing the Hunter tip clean up bill has really got you talking.

Adam Liljenkz Jenkinson said: “Not emptying my pockets for no one..i didn’t cause it or set it alight.” [sic]

Jeanette Collins said: “ If we the tax payer are expected to pick up the bill should the council not of acted on the number of complaints by the taxpayer prior to it getting out of hand and at least divulge an estimated cost of clean up”. [sic]

Sam Watt, who runs nearby Star Inn, said: “We work hard to make Huddersfield a thriving place to be & now it seems we are being punished for someone elses incompetence ... this is unfair beyond words”. [sic]

Former Hunter Group skip hire after recent fire, Queen's Mill Road, Huddersfield.
Former Hunter Group skip hire after recent fire, Queen's Mill Road, Huddersfield.

Today's weather

This is from our weatherman Paul Stevens

Sheep on the M62

Reports of sheep on the M62 eastbound near junction 21 and 22 for Rishworth.

Ewe better take care out there...

www.yorkshire.com Dales sheep
Dales sheep

Dapper Laughs may return to Huddersfield

Looks like “not-everyone’s-cup-of-tea” comedian Dapper Laughs had a hoot in the Hudd last night.

He appeared at a set at a freshers night at Five Bar on Cross Church Street. The self-styled “pick up artist” has been criticised in the past for making “degrading” comments about women.

Were you there last night? Get in touch!

Project Edward patrol

A total of 106 motorists were stopped in Huddersfield in a police crackdown on hazardous driving yesterday.

Officers were on patrol on Leeds Road and Bradley Road for Project Edward - European Day Without A Road Death.

They carried out spot checks on tyres and seat belts, while stopping drivers using phones and with no insurance.

Police issued three vehicle defect tickets, two fixed penalty notices and two traffic offence reports.

PC Gardner commented “On the whole we are pleased to report that we only found, minor infringements and defects.

In the main, drivers were spoken to and educated, most were glad to have the chance to fix any problems before they possibly led to a collision”.

West Yorkshire Police Officers on traffic patrol on Leeds Road for Project Edward on Wednesday
Officers on traffic patrol on Leeds Road for Project Edward on Wednesday

Wedding photo album "not wanted back"

Yesterday we shared images posted by Kirklees Rural Police of a wedding photo album found abandoned in a bin in Holmfirth.

Looks like a not-so-happy ending for the couple, but at least police have got to the bottom of the mystery! #Awkward

"Police" helicopters over Fartown

Anyone else spotted this? We’ll let you know if we get any more information.

Suspicious activity in Mirfield

We’ve seen on Facebook that a man has been opening people’s gates and peering into gardens along Nab Lane in Mirfield.

He has been described as slim build, mixed race, having a dark-coloured goatee beard and in his mid twenties. He was also wearing a hooded top when spotted.

Be wary and if you see anything suspicious call 101.

Nab Lane, Mirfield
Nab Lane, Mirfield

Woman injured in Meltham kitchen fire

Fire fighters attended a fire at a home in Meltham this morning.

The kitchen fire on Broadlands Road was started by a cooker and a tea light, and left the female occupant needing medical treatment for smoke inhalation.

The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and positive pressure ventilation fans. The fire service said smoke detectors in the woman’s home had picked up on the fire.

Google Street View Broadlands Road, Meltham
Broadlands Road, Meltham

Dog makes new friends at local library

Is anyone in the Skelmanthorpe area looking for this happy chappy? He’s been hanging out and making new friends at Skelmanthorpe Library, and police have posted the picture in a bid to trace his owner.

He looks pretty happy where he is for now, to be honest. Wonder if he’s getting his nose stuck into a copy of Harry Pawter?

Kirklees Rural Police Spaniel found at Skelmanthorpe library
Spaniel found at Skelmanthorpe library

Paula Sherriff fighting for HRI

Dewsbury MP Paula is in talks with the Trust today:

Disabled lecturer forced to stand on train

A former University of Huddersfield lecturer which a crippling disability has hit out at two male train passengers who refused to move from seats she had reserved.

Cat Lee, who lives in Hebden Bridge, was travelling by Virgin Rail to Skipton from London Kings Cross when she noticed the men were sat in seats she had reserved.

She suffers from chronic pain which forced her to retire early from lecturing in film theory at the University, and instead had to stay stood and in pain for more than an hour.

Writing on Facebook, Mrs Lee said: “I’m sure their wives and mothers would be proud of them.”

Person buying a train ticket, stock
Person buying a train ticket, stock

Mary quits Bake Off

National news: Mary Berry has quit the Great British Bake Off, she has said.

It's the first day of Autumn!

Today marks the Autumn equinox - the first day of longer nights, colourful walks in Greenhead Park and sipping on hot chocolate in cafés in town. Weather-wise, we’ll have highs of 16 degrees around 2pm today with a bit of sun, but mainly cloudy and mild.

This beautiful picture was taken in Beaumont Park last October by Examiner photographer Julian.

Julian Hughes Autumn in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield.
Autumn in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield.

Queues on M1 southbound

There have been heavy delays on the M1 southbound this morning. All lanes have now re-opened following a lorry accident earlier, but the queues have been as far as nine miles!

Reports says traffic is beginning to clear but expect potential delays. This is the traffic a short while earlier at junction 36.

Motorway Cameras Traffic on M1
Traffic on M1

Happy birthday from #HandsOffHRI

Taxpayer to foot bill for Hunter tip

We really hate to break news like this. It seems taxpayers in Kirklees may very well end up footing the bill for the clean up at the Hunter Waste site.

The council, meanwhile, have refused to disclose to us how much public money is to be set aside for the bill.

Read the full story here.

Drone footage shot by Sky View Yorkshire of the former Hunter Group tip site at Lockwood
Drone footage shot by Sky View Yorkshire of the former Hunter Group tip site at Lockwood

Huddersfield Station up for top national award

Huddersfield Train Station has been nominated for Large Station of the Year by National Rail!

The Awards are held in London tonight. Fingers crossed for the hard-working team, and of course to Senior Pest Controller Felix.

Huddersfield train station and St George's Square
Huddersfield train station and St George's Square

Calendar competition

Don’t forget to choose your favourite entry for April in the Examiner’s calendar!

Your photographs have come over all Spring today.

See the entries here.

Choose your April winner for the 2017 Examiner Calendar
Choose your April winner for the 2017 Examiner Calendar

Good morning

Morning, campers. Busy on the M62 eastbound between Hartshead and Chain Bar this morning, also busy westbound between Rishworth and Rochdale if you’re heading over the Pennines.

It’s getting very busy at Cooper Bridge, but otherwise nothing to report on the roads. There was a broken down vehicle on the M1 southbound near Ossett earlier, but that seems to have been dealt with and it’s business as usual.

Welcome to Thursday's live blog

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 as they roll in.

Anything interesting or news-worthy that we spot we will let you know - so stay with us. 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 as Huddersfield Examiner.

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Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent