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Third time unlucky
No insurance? No car!
M62 'scam' warning
Police are again warning motorists in West Yorkshire to watch out for a roadside scam on the M62.
Drivers were flagged down today near junction 32 eastbound by a man asking for money, saying his car had run out of petrol.
There were two incidents around lunchtime today.
It follows previous incidents of a similar nature.
Teenage girl assaulted on bus
Calderdale detectives have released CCTV of a man after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a public bus in Halifax.
The incident occurred on Tuesday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Detective Inspector Allan Raw of Calderdale CID said; “We would like to speak to this person in connection with this offence, and would appeal to anyone who recognises him, or who can assist us in locating him to come forward with any information. Enquiries are continuing.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13160712437.
Repair works on Wakefield Road "near to completion"
Roadworks on Wakefield Road in Moldgreen are on their way to completion, Northern Gas Network say this afternoon.
Several phases of the scheme to replace old metal gas pipes have now been finished and engineers have visited today to complete additional work. The project isn’t expected to be completely finished until the new year, though.
Lane two of the outbound carriage will be closed for a week while further works take place, and there will also be a road closure on Smithy Lane with redirections.
Appeal after violent carjacking
Police are appealing today after a woman was hit with a rock in a violent carjacking.
The 35-year-old was parked in a black BMW to take a call in the West Park area of Leeds when a man opened the door and demanded her keys. When she refused, he hit her in the face with a large stone and punched her several times. She suffered a broken nose in the attack.
The attacker pulled her out and drove off in the car, which failed to stop after collising with another car nearby before later being found abandoned.
Three people, a 14-year-old boy, 18-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, have been arrested to help police with their enquiries and released on bail.
"Most wanted man" appears in court
“Kirklees’ most wanted man” has been in court this morning.
Jack Haynes, 21, appeared in the glass dock at Kirklees Magistrates after he was arrested in Dewsbury in an armed police swoop on Wednesday. He was wanted on recall to prison and has convictions for burglary offences.
WhatsApp to be pulled from older phones in new year
Is your smartphone not up to date? Then you could be set to lose one of the most used apps in the New Year.
WhatsApp, who are owned by Facebook, have announced that the app will be ending support for older phones at the beginning of 2017.
This includes phones such as Blackberries (remember those?!), Google Android 2.1 and 2.2, Windows Phone 7.1, the Nokia S40 and Symbian S60.
Excitement in the air over Tour de Yorkshire
Lots of people looking forward to a cycling celebration next Spring...
Interfaith Week celebrations
UK refugee figures revealed
The UK has taken in 4,000 refugees from Syria this year, it has been revealed today.
Home Office figures show that 4,162 people were resettled under the initiative in the year to the end of September. Last year Ministers committed to take in 20,000 Syrians driven from the war-torn country by 2020 following a public outcry over the death toll crossing the Mediterranean.
Out of all local authorities, Coventry has taken the most refugees, while Scotland has taken in the most regionally. Want to foster a refugee child? Find out how.
Reports of M62 motorists being stopped and asked for money
Please be aware of this...
Tour de Yorkshire - full story
You can see the full story into today’s announcement over the Tour de Yorkshire here.
Will you be going along to see the race?
Men threatened to rip off woman's headscarf
Do you recognise this man? Police today want to speak to him after a woman was the target of hate crime near Leeds Station.
The 26-year-old woman was walking along New Station Street towards the station when two men approached her using racially abusive language before threatening to rip off her headscarf.
The men then fled off in the direction of the city centre. The incident happened last week on Wednesday at 8.45pm. Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 citing crime reference number 131 29/11/2016.
Official sponsor named as Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer’s Society has been confirmed as the race’s official sponsor.
The charity’s fundraising director Michael Dent said: “Alzheimer’s Society are thrilled to have been selected to be the official charity partner of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. This fantastic event will give us the opportunity to raise awareness of dementia across Yorkshire and the whole of the UK, where over 850,000 people are currently living with dementia.”
Race generates millions for local economy
Last year the Tour de Yorkshire attracted 2 million people and generated £60 million for the local economy.
I wonder how much of that figure was the total spent at the pub...
By 'eck, that's some height
Stage three has an incredible eight categorised climbs and two sprints. Overall, it works out as 3,400m of climbing, which is around the same height as Mount Victoria in Canada.
Better start eating your greens, boys!
WATCH: Tour de Yorkshire route
See the route as it happens on video!
Tour de Yorkshire: Route map
Here is the map of the route, which takes in Halifax, Brighouse, Spen Valley, Mirfield, Waterloo, Farnely Tyas, Honley and Holmfirth.
The race will pass through on April 30 - the last of three days.
Tour de Yorkshire route comes through Huddersfield
he 2017 Tour de Yorkshire will be passing through Kirklees, it was announced this morning.
Stage three of the race is set to whizz through Mirfield, Waterloo, Farnley Tyas, Honley and Holmfirth, as they start in Bradford and race tot he finish line at Fox Valley in Sheffield.
CCTV released after brawl breaks out at station
Do you recognise these men? Police want to speak to them in after an unprovoked and violent assault broke out at Wakefield Westgate Station.
It occurred when two men approached a group of four friends outside the station and began to get aggressive, spitting, kicking and hitting them with their bags. The men then assaulted a bystander who stepped in to help.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 173 of 02/12/2016.
Woman robbed of car keys with child still in car
Thugs approached a woman in the Sainsbury’s car park in Halifax and stole her car key while her child was still in it, police have said this morning.
The robbery occurred yesterday morning at 9.30am. The 39-year-old woman was approached by two men who threatened her and stole the keys. The child was locked inside the vehicle.
The robbers then sped off in another car, believed to be a silver Ford Fiesta, heading in the Queensbury direction. Officers were called and had to force open the car to release the youngster, who was said to be “incredibly frightened and traumatised”. Luckily, both victims were unhurt.
Two men in their 30s from Bradford have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody. Anyone with information that could help police is urged to call Calderdale CID on 101.
Northern Rail passenger called a w****r
Northen Rail have come under criticism after a teenage passenger says one its staff called him a k**b and a w****r after he emailed to complain about a fine for failing to buy a ticket.
Thomas Sykes, 19, was insulted during a barrage of about 50 emails about the fine, the Manchester Evening News reports. In one, Tom was told: “Do not insult me or I will cause serious discomfort in your life.” Northern Rail have said the response was “completely unacceptable” and are working with Carillion, who host their customer service centre, to investigate.
Roadworks. Roadworks everywhere
Plenty of ongoing roadworks to watch out for across the region today:
- Electricity works on Granny Lane in Lower Hopton with temporary traffic lights until December 13
- Temporary traffic lights due to gas main works on Manchester Road in Linthwaite near the Royal Oak pub until December 19
- Free School Lane has narrow lanes due to electricity work near Heath Road
- John William Street will be closed overnight tonight in both directions due to maintenance work between Viaduct Street and St John’s Road
- Delph Lane in Delph near Palin Wood Road has temporary traffic lights due to water mains works
Topic turns to HRI on Question Time
BBC Question Time were in Wakefield last night and topics turned to our hospital.
Left-wing journalist Laurie Penny said she was concerned about “the closure of Huddersfield’s hospital” and the lack of mainstream parties discussing it.
Penny was criticised on Twitter for her inaccuracy, with many pointing out HRI was being downgraded, not closed, and that local MPs were involved in the campaign against the proposals.
Other topics discussed last night included Brexit, the threat to Labour in the North from UKIP and HS2.
Figures reveal how much we spend on Christmas
£753 - that’s the amount the average household in Britain spends on Christmas celebrations, figures have revealed this morning.
The bulk of our spending goes on presents, with the average Joe spending £378. Food and drink work out as £183 per household, while outings, decorations and parties work out as £192.
Altogether Britain forks out roughly £21bn on Christmas. ‘Tis the season to be hard up!
Tour de Yorkshire route announced today
The route for next year’s Tour de Yorkshire is set to be announced later today.
It will be announced in Bradford shortly before midday, with the city set to be either the host for the start or finish of one of the stages.
Traffic in Halifax
Today's front page
Here is today’s front page and the devastating story of how terminally-ill Jody de Vos from Netherthong was given the wrong dose of drug, and even the wrong medication, while being cared for by district nurses.