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That's all from the blog this evening
Morrisons recalling beans after needles found
Morrisons is recalling 170g packets of trimmed beans after two customers found needles inside the vegetables.
The shocking discovery happened over the Easter weekend.
Here’s the full story
Fake emails warning from council
Calderdale Council is warning of fake emails being sent from addresses using the calderdale.gov.uk domain.
The emails being sent come from addresses ending ‘@calderdale.gov.uk’, and state that a PayPal transaction has been processed.
These emails are part of a phishing scam and have nothing to do with the Council.
The best way to spot these emails is to look at the full address. The fake emails use a jumble of letters rather than a name or a department as the first part of the email address.
Anyone receiving an email of this type should delete it without clicking on any of the links.
WATCH: Buzzing atmosphere as Lauren Laverne hosts show from Vinyl Tap
Reports of a buzzing atmosphere down at Vinyl Tap today - and even MP Barry Sheerman headed down to listen to the live music and chat from Lauren Laverne’s radio show.
He said it was great to see small local businesses “still thriving”.
Here is Lauren speaking to the Examiner on her visit to Huddersfield and Vinyl Tap ahead of Record Store Day tomorrow.
Donations flooding in for brave Cristiano
Examiner reporter Robert Sutcliffe has been to meet the family of Marsh schoolboy Cristiano Sitkowska this afternoon.
Funds for the youngster’s treatment have more than doubled in the space of a few hours thanks to your help - let’s keep that number moving upwards, shall we?
Even if you can’t donate, please do consider sharing the story online if there are any of your friends who can. You can donate here. Cristiano is pictured below with mum Ewa.
Shocking pictures show scene of Flockton crash
This is the nasty aftermath of a crash near Flockton yesterday.
An elderly man had to be cut free after the crash on Bar Lane, near the Bretton roundabout. Two others were also injured but luckily nobody was seriously hurt.
Police attended the scene where two cars and a van had collided at around 2pm, before they were recovered from the road.
And the bunting is up!
Preparations for the Tour de Yorkshire are in full force in the Holme Valley this afternoon.
The blue and yellow bunting is up, the café tables are out and the beer is fully stocked.
Will you be going to catch the Tour next weekend? Have a peek at our guide to the best places to get a front row view.
Funds double in just hours for schoolboy's cancer treatment
Funds raised for a brave little boy from Huddersfield who has an aggressive form of cancer have doubled in the space of a morning thanks to the generosity of our readers.
Eight-year-old Cristiano and his family need £200,000 to receive life-saving treatment which is not funded by the NHS in the USA. It’s expensive, but not impossible.
The family’s GoFundMe page total has soared from £2,500 to more than £5,000 since we published the story earlier this morning. Let’s keep up the good work and get this little boy the treatment he needs and deserves. You can read the family’s story here and donate to the page here.
Roadworks lasting for over a year announced for Leeds Road
Another set of roadworks due to last over a year have been announced for Leeds Road this morning.
Northern Gas Networks are investing £2.5m to upgrade 60-year-old gas pipes on the major commuter route and St Andrews Road, and roadworks will start on Tuesday, May 2 and will be due for completion in June 2018.
The work is set to be carried out in phases in order to minimise disruption. The first set will be near the Superbowl.
Live: Stephanie Finnegan at Vinyl Tap
Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is down at Vinyl Tap today hoping to grab a minute with Lauren Laverne.
You can watch her live footage here, or head to our Facebook page when it’s finished.
Lucky escape for BMW driver
Someone had a bad start to the day today. This BMW driver came off lightly after crashing through a dry stone wall on Lindley Moor Road.
Police have been at the scene this morning after the car collided with the wall at around midnight last night.
Luckily, nobody was badly hurt. Police are treating the crash as an accident.
WATCH: Lauren Laverne speaking from Vinyl Tap
Here is a sneak peek of BBC DJ Lauren Laverne speaking to media at Vinyl Tap earlier this morning.
Lauren says that record stores are “more important than ever” in 2017.
Yorkshire Tea given highest business accolade
Yorkshire Tea have announced they have been honoured with a Queen’s Award - hailed as the country’s most prestigious business award - for their work in fairtrade and sustainable tea growing.
And it comes in good time, too, as today marks National Tea Day.
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Tea said: “While there will always be more to do, the award recognises the progress we’ve made over the last five years and the positive impact we’ve had on people and communities around the world.”
Brew up, everyone!
Hot Chip is in town!
And we’re not talking about the fries in your end-of-night-out takeaway. Alexis Taylor from the popular Indie band Hot Chip is also at Vinyl Tap today!
Pedestrian spotted on the M62
Reports of a pedestrian on the M62 near to junction 28 - take care if you’re in the area.
Simon Armitage pops by
Huddersfield poet Simon Armitage is also in town today at the record store!
The Marsden wordsmith is taking part in Record Store Day, which is tomorrow.
Lauren Laverne in town ahead of Vinyl Tap's record store day
Music your thing? BBC Radio 6 presenter Lauren Laverne is in Huddersfield today at the Vinyl Tap record store on John William Street.
The store is bustling today as it prepares to host Record Store Day tomorrow - known to be its busiest day of the years when music fanatics descend on the shop in search of a bargain.
Owner Tony has said the year so far has been one of its busiest in “31 years”.
Can you help Huddersfield schoolboy with rare, aggressive tumour?
Can you help save brave youngster Cristiano who is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer?
The eight-year-old was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma – a soft tissue cancer - in January last year. He has since had to go through many gruelling courses of treatment which have sadly proved unsuccessful. He even told his family at one point, “I don’t want to live anymore”.
Mum Ewa Sitkowska said the family’s last hope is a clinic in Texas, USA, which may be able to help Cristiano with a ground-breaking form of treatment. But the therapy is expensive and not funded by the NHS. Can you help?
Attempted robbery arrest in town centre
Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of an attempted robbery in Dewsbury this morning.
The alleged attack happened against a vulnerable person in the town centre.
Roadworks causing delays on Penistone Road
Reports of slow traffic on Penistone Road this morning due to ongoing roadworks.
The delays are near Highburton near the White Swan pub and are being caused by temporary traffic lights.
Three arrested over jury tampering allegations
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of tampering with a jury in a recent trial at Leeds Crown Court, police said last night.
A 15-year-old girl is among those arrested in connection with allegations of jury tampering in a trial over “cash for crash” incident in a road accident which killed 88-year-old Betty Laird.
Four men were jailed for a total of 37 years over the crime.
Officers yesterday arrested two men, aged 27 and 28, and a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of conspiracy to intimidate jurors and pervert the court of justice.
The arrests were made in the Harehills and Beeston areas of Leeds.
Services called to a string of fires in Dewsbury overnight
Dewsbury Fire Station also had their hands full last night. They were called out the three incidents, two of which were fires at derelict buildings.
A crew attended a derelict building on Pepperoyd Street in Eastborough at 7.30pm. Four fire engines and an aerial appliance were at the scene through the night bringing the fire under control and ensuring it didn’t flare up again. No one was injured and fire investigators will be visiting the scene today to inspect and possible cause.
The crew also attended Batley Park where some trees had been set on fire - again no-one was injured.
They were also called to Heckmondwike Road in Dewsbury Moor where another derelict building was on fire. The house was boarded up and crews found evidence of activity inside where the fire may have been started. Two fire engines were at the scene and the crew were there for at least three hours. Again, no-one was injured.
Here are a few images of the blaze on Pepperoyd Street.
Chimney fire in New Mill
Fire crews were called to a number of incidents across Kirklees last night, including a chimney fire in the centre of New Mill.
The chimney fire started shortly after 9pm and a thick cloud of smoke meant police had to shut off the road as it was entirely engulfed by it. Fire fighters were there until midnight trying to ease the smoke.
A crew member said it started after a log burning stove was lit despite the chimney not having been swept in a long time, so a build up of carbon on the inside was released as black smoke. The fire crew have stressed the importance of having chimneys swept regularly in houses with working fireplaces.
MP Barry in town to start election campaign
Watch out, Barry’s about! The MP is in town this weekend and preparing to make a start on trailblazing in the lead up to the election in June.
Their seven weeks begins now...
Morning traffic update
Good morning, and happy Friday everyone. The M62 is all running smoothly this morning - no incidents to report but I will let you know should this change.
Traffic-wise, we have the usual congestion in the usual spots at the moment:
- Halifax Road in Huddersfield, heading into town from Ainley Top
- Huddersfield ring road
- Halifax Road in Hipperholme
- Cow Green in Halifax
- Wakefield Road in Mirfield
- Rooley Avenue in Bradford
- Whitehall Road in Wyke
- Ovenden Road in Halifax
Welcome to Friday's live blog
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.
And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.
You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notification for the latest breaking stories here .
If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on Facebook here .