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Wanted: Huddersfield hunks to be 'butlers with bums'
Huddersfield hunks are wanted to entertain women on hen dos.
Adonis Cabaret Show, which supplies scantily clad, muscular men is looking for ‘butlers with bums.’
The company is looking for attractive guys, aged 23 to 40, to mingle with guests, play party games and serve drinks and canapes.
The ‘butlers’ will be required to wear a signature attire, including an apron showing the bum, collar, cuffs and a bow tie.
To apply you need to be in good shape and have an outgoing personality.
Travel: Slow on the M1 and on the M606
Very slow traffic due to earlier accident on M1 southbound between junction 37 Barnsley/Dodworth and junction 36 Birdwell /Sheffield North.
Also, it is slow on the M606 southbound at junction 3, Rooley Avenue.
Update on missing teenager
Missing teenager Lucy Battle has been found safe and well.
Lucy was reported missing from her home in the East Ardsley area.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Members of the public and the media are thanked for their assistance in this matter.”
Girl injuries by railings
A 12-year-old girl has been injured in an incident on Bradford Road near to the Seat garage.
It is believed a Nissan Micra collided with railings and the railings then struck the girl. She sustained leg injuries which are not thought to be serious.
The incident happened at around 3pm today.
Driver "could have been killed" in hit and run
A motorist from Crosland Moor says he “could have been killed” after a hit and run near Ainley Top yesterday evening.
Wayne Hinchcliffe was driving up New Hey Road from Rastrick towards Ainley Top when a red Kia he was overtaking swerved outwards and knocked his car into the other side of the road.
Wayne, 41, said: “It was lucky there was no one driving in the opposite direction otherwise they’d have driven straight into me”.
The Kia, which another motorist who stopped said was being driven by a female, carried on driving and failed to stop at the scene. Wayne says he was uninjured but his car, a blue Peugeot, has been badly damaged and may be written off.
Police have confirmed they were called to the RTC after one of the vehicles failed to stop.
Greenhead College receive prestigious award
Greenhead College has announced it has received an award for its student career services.
The sixth form was named by the C&K Careers Quality Standard for providing excellent careers support to its learners. Achieving the award is not an easy process and the college say they were rigorously assessed against nine criteria on their programme of careers education information advice.
Globally successful documentary to have special screening in Huddersfield
A documentary which has been taking the internet by storm is to be screened at Huddersfield Odeon.
Embrace is a docu-film created by Australian mother Taryn Brumfitt and focuses on body image and pressures on women to conform to beauty ideals.
The screening has been organised by Jessica Crawshaw, from Savile Park, Halifax, who says the documentary resonated with her after supporting friends with eating disorders.
The film will be shown on March 7, 8pm at the Odeon on Bradley Mills Road.
Teenager went missing after going to funfair
Have you seen missing teenager Lucy Battle?
The 16-year-old from East Ardsley was reported missing last night after going to a local fair.
She is described as white, slim, 5ft 5ins tall and has long black hair. She was wearing jeans, black trainers and a black Parker coat.
Det Insp James Entwistle, of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “Both police and Lucy’s family have concerns for her welfare. We believe she may be with people she knows and I would urge Lucy or anyone who has any information about her whereabouts to come forwards and let us know she is ok.”
Man still missing nearly a month after he was last seen
Nearly a month after his disappearance, police are still looking for missing Calderdale man Craig Alderson.
Craig, 44, was last seen in Queensbury near Halifax, on January 20. Police believe the answer to his whereabouts lies in Queensbury.
His disappearance has been described as “very out of character”. Have you seen Craig? Do you know anything about his whereabouts? If so, please call police via 101.
Princess Anne unveils plaque at Batley Mills
Princess Anne has been at Batley Mills this lunchtime. The Princess Royal chatted to Joshua Ellis about the textiles industry and met some of the design and productions team.
She also unveiled a plaque in her honour as the Mills celebrate 250 years of history. Here are a couple of pictures.
Open evening to join fire service
Fancy a chance to save lives? Mirfield fire station is having an open evening tonight where you can find out more and sign up as an on-call crew member!
Figures for late trains "worst in over a decade"
Trains in the country have dropped to the worst rates of punctuality in more than a decade.
That’s according to figures released by the Office of Rail and Road this afternoon.
They’ve claimed that more than one in 10 trains (12.3%) failed to reach their destinations on time last year, which is the worst performance for a 12-month period since the end of September 2006.
Lianna Etkind, from the Campaign for Better Transport, has said: “It’s time that the Government got a grip of the situation and starts to give passengers what they want: an affordable and reliable rail service.”
Regional: Funeral for teenager killed in stabbing
A funeral is to take place this lunchtime for a 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Leeds last week.
Irfan Wahid, 16, was killed in the Harehills area of the city on Friday afternoon. A service at a mosque today will pay tribute to his life.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article and appeared at Leeds Youth Court on Tuesday. He will appear at the Crown Court today.
CCTV released after theft in Calderdale
Recognise this chap? Calderdale police today have released a CCTV image of him as he is wanted in connection with an incident of making off without payment.
The incident occurred on Tuesday. If anyone recognises him or has any information, please call police via 101.
Asda and Tesco bottom of the list for shoppers' favourite supermarkets
Tesco and Asda have come at the bottom of a survey of our top supermarket chains, it’s been revealed this morning.
The customer satisfaction survey showed that the retail giants scored both 64% and 62% respectively when it came to the number of customers who enjoyed their shopping experiences.
Their expensive rivals Waitrose and M&S came on top, with 74% and 73% satisfaction respectively. Aldi and Lidl came joint 3rd, while Morrisons, Iceland and Sainsbury’s trailed in 4th, 5th and 6th place.
An Asda spokeswoman said: “We know that we need to do a better job for our customers and all our colleagues are working hard to make a real difference. We’re getting better every day and we are confident that customers will be pleasantly surprised if they shop with us today compared to when this survey took place last year - and we’ll be even better tomorrow.”
More companies paying the National Living Wage
The number of companies paying the Living Wage has risen to 3,000, it’s been revealed this morning.
It comes after a consortium of housing providers agreed to pay the voluntary higher rate to meet the growing cost of living.
South Yorkshire firm Efficiency North are one of the companies who have committed to paying permanent staff members an hourly rate of £8.45 - the National Living Wage being £7.20 for over-25s.
Princess Royal will visit Batley Mills today
The Princess Royal will visit Kirklees today.
Princess Anne is scheduled to visit Batley Mills as they celebrate 250 years of history.
Anne, who is resident of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, will meet with Batley-based Joshua Ellis to tour the mill and meet design and production teams.
Man arrested after cars set alight in Newsome
Police have confirmed they arrested a man on suspicion of arson after three cars were set alight near student accommodation in Newsome.
Services were called to Kings Mill Lane shortly before 3am this morning to put out the fires.
A police spokesman has said: “Police were called to Snow Island off Kings Mill Lane, Huddersfield, at about 2.45am this morning following reports 3 cars had been attacked and set on fire.
“Officers attended and, following enquiries, arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of arson.
“He remains in custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.”
Lane closed on M62 eastbound
More M62 hiccups I’m afraid. A lane has been closed on the eastbound carriage near junction 22 due to a broken down lorry. Traffic is reportedly coping well.
Goat Cafe Facebook drama continues
The plot thickens in the Goat Cafe Facebook saga.
The page, which has been blasted by customers and featured in national headlines this week after embarking on a series of rants and appearing to insult its followers, has posted a link to a slideshow of adjectives such as “disrespectful” and “offhand”.
The Cafe posted the video late last night, and wrote “Customer Service Training, stage one complete”. No, we don’t understand either...
M62 delays: Traffic has now eased
Our traffic partners Inrix are saying that traffic on the M62 westbound this morning is now clearing following an accident earlier this morning.
A man is still in hospital being treated for his injuries after colliding with a truck between junction 22 and 21. The accident caused two lanes to become blocked although they have since re-opened.
Just having a look at the live motorway cameras and things are looking to be moving fine now.
Murder detectives review businessman's killing on 13th anniversary
Police have said today that they are reviewing their investigation into the murder of a West Yorkshire businessman 13 years to the day after he was killed, and hope new technology can finally solve the case.
John Luper was walking his dog near his home in Leeds on February 16, 2004, when he was attacked by a gang of men who dragged him back to his home. His family were tied up and when they managed to free themselves, found John, 50, unconcious and that they had been robbed.
John was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem revealed he had died from asphyxiation.
Police at the time carrie out searches in Liversedge in a bid to trace John’s killers, although they have never been found. Cold case detectives have today released a detailed review of the case and have reassured the public that the fight is still on to seek justice.
Det Chief Insp Jim Dunkerly said: “There have been significant developments in forensic techniques over the years and we will be checking if any of those can provide new opportunities to progress the investigation.”
M62: All lanes now open
All lanes are now re-open on the M62. Hopefully the problems will soon ease.
Debris in the road on M1 southbound
This could cause some delays if you’re travelling southbound from Leeds this morning:
Traffic at a standstill at Scammonden
This is currently what the motorway looks like over Scammonden. Don’t say we didn’t warn you...
"Just one lane closed now"
Delays are still stretching back to junction 24. Highways England predict delays of up to one hour 15 minutes(!)
Multiple car fires on Kings Mill Lane
Firefighters from Huddersfield were called to Kings Mill Lane shortly before 3am last night where three cars had been deliberately set alight.
The arson attack on the parked vehicles was quickly brought under control. Luckily no-one was in the vehicles at the time and no-one was injured, although the fires were in close proximity to student accommodation.
A crew member from Huddersfield said the fires were “confined to the driver and passenger areas of the cars”, a Renault Megane, Toyota Aygo and Suzuki Swift, and damage was not too severe.
Fire services added that police were called to the scene adding that they made an arrest. We’re waiting on more information on this from police.
Rejoice: Chapel Hill roadworks have finished!
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No longer any roadworks, a return to normality...
M62 accident affecting local traffic
The accident on the M62 is affecting surrounding local traffic.
Wakefield Road from Brighouse towards Cooper Bridge is very slow, presumably due to westbound motorists coming off early to avoid the congestion.
There was an earlier accident on Brighouse Road near the Ainley Top roundabout which has now been cleared, but things are still very busy up there.
Things are also very busy on the eastbound carriage of the M62. Basically, just try to avoid the motorway where possible this morning.