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Games of Thrones star applauds new choice of Doctor Who

Lena Headey applauds fellow Huddersfield-raised actor Jodie Whittaker on her new role as the Doctor in Dr Who.

Headey, who plays Cersei in Game of Thrones, applauded Whittaker who will be the first female Doctor.

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the 13th Doctor Who
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the 13th Doctor Who

Police update

Here’s more on the attempted murder investigation that has been launched by Huddersfield CID after an incident in the town centre at the weekend.

Click here to read the update

Behind the scenes!

Watching this video is like being on a virtual rollercoaster - without the loops!

The folk at Manchester Airport attached a camera to a suitcase so you can see the maze of conveyor belts and scanners your bags go through before they reach the hold of the plane.

Have a watch by clicking here

Baggage going through Manchester Airport
Baggage going through Manchester Airport (Image: Manchester Evening News)

Work for major Calderdale road planned

Three months of roadworks are planned for a major road in Calderdale.

Yorkshire Water will be carrying out work on Wakefield Road at Bailiff Bridge, near to the junction of Bradford Road.

It will involve digging to install a new sewer to stop flooding to households just off Wakefield Road.

Work is expected to begin on September 6 and finish on December 22. During the works there will be a two-way temporary traffic lights near the main crossroads.

Traffic lights at the junction of Bradford Road in Bailiff Bridge
Traffic lights at the junction of Bradford Road in Bailiff Bridge (Image: Google)

Pigeon-infested library to re-open

Heckmondwike Library will re-open on Friday 21st July.

The Walkley Lane library closed in June after a pigeon infestation caused problems in the roof area.

Kirklees Libraries say that on Saturday 22nd July there will be a re-opening celebration at the library 10.30am – 12pm with a Lego club, crafts for children and refreshments.

Theatrical tribute to Jo

Youngsters are paying tribute to late MP Jo Cox by staging a performance of her favourite musical in her constituency.

Les Miserables fan Jo saw the West End classic at least five times before her death last summer.

Now Tracy Brabin, who succeeded Jo as Labour MP for Batley and Spen, is backing a version of the show in her West Yorkshire seat next month.

Tracy told the Mirror: “Jo loved that show and it reality connected with everything she believed.

“The young people will create a piece of theatre that is their reaction to losing Jo.”

The Hear the People Sing project brings together scores of children and teenagers from across the constituency in what will be a fitting tribute to their former MP.

MP Jo Cox
MP Jo Cox

There are 120 people from right across the community involved, aged from nine to 18.

They will be guided by award-winning director Nick Evans, who has worked on West End shows including Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot and Jesus Christ Superstar, and executive producer Donna Munday, whose CV includes productions such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith, and Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Visit http://www.hearthepeoplesing.com/ for more details.

Arrests after fight

Two 25-year-old men have been arrested following a fight and stabbing in Lockwood.
Police were called to Swan Lane at 9.15am on Saturday following reports of an assault. Officers found a man with a stab wound to his arm. He was taken to hospital for medical treatment, but was later allowed home.

Today Det Insp John Charlton of Huddersfield CID said; “There’s been a fight in the street. The victim of the original stabbing has been arrested for affray and the other man has been arrested too.
“They have both been released on bail pending further enquiries. We have not recovered any knives.”

When not to call 999

It’s amazing what prompts people to dial 999 to speak to West Yorkshire Police.

They probably were not expecting this one:

Attempted murder investigation

Detectives are investigating an attempted murder after a 19-year-old teenager from Huddersfield was taken to hospital having been stabbed in the stomach.
Part of Huddersfield town centre was sealed off on Saturday morning after he and another 19-year-old man, from Dewsbury, were found with stab wounds.
They were stabbed near to Domino’s pizza on St John’s Road. The Huddersfield man is now recovering in hospital.
Det Insp John Charlton of Huddersfield CID said: “We’re treating this as attempted murder.”

More soon...

A police community support officer stands guard at the scene of double stabbing on St John's Road, Huddersfield. The police cordon included the Castlegate Retail Park which includes Laura Ashley and Domino's Pizza and the section of Fitzwilliam Street beneath the railway viaduct.
A police community support officer stands guard at the scene of double stabbing on St John's Road, Huddersfield. The police cordon included the Castlegate Retail Park which includes Laura Ashley and Domino's Pizza and the section of Fitzwilliam Street beneath the railway viaduct.

Weather watch!

A ‘Spanish Plume’ has brought the hot weather back to Huddersfield - but it could end with thunderstorms by midweek.

An area of high pressure coming from the continent will send the mercury soaring across the country.

The Met Office say there will be “scattered thunderstorms with locally intense downpours will continue to move north across England and Wales in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“Although the thunderstorms may tend to ease from the south later in the night, further, possibly severe storms may break out again on Wednesday afternoon.

“These appear more likely across central and eastern parts of England. Although many places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance of some localised flooding of homes, businesses and roads.

“Frequent lightning may be an additional hazard with potential for disruption to power networks. Large hail may be an additional hazard on Wednesday afternoon.”

PM on Doctor Who!

The Prime Minister has commented on our Jodie becoming the next Doctor Who.

Asked how Mrs May felt about the appointment of a female doctor, her official spokesman told journalists: “I believe she was pleased”.

While Kirklees College is celebrating one of its former pupils landing a top job!

Cyclist injured

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in East Morton.

This is believed to have happened at about 5.30pm on Saturday, 16 July when the rider, a 38-year-old man left Otley Road by Smithfield Lodge, while travelling towards Keighley.

He is believed to have then collided with a stone wall. He suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the events prior to it is asked to contact PC 2742 Sandford at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support team on 101, quoting log 1420 of 15 July.

Former Doctors speak out

Former Time Lord Colin Baker has hit out at the “sad” reaction from some fans to the casting of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who.

The actress, 35, has been unveiled as the first female Doctor in the long-running sci-fi show.

Baker, 74, who starred as the Doctor from 1984 to 1986, tweeted: “Cannot deny that I am amazed by the ‘never watch it again’ reaction by some viewers (I hesitate to call them ‘fans’). Very sad.”

And he wrote: “To those making ‘parking the Tardis’ jokes - name me one male Doctor that was unfailingly good at that!”

Former Doctor Who actor Colin Baker, who has hit out at the "sad" reaction from some fans to the casting of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Former Doctor Who actor Colin Baker, who has hit out at the "sad" reaction from some fans to the casting of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Former Doctor Sylvester McCoy wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations Jodie Whittaker!!!! One small step for women, one giant leap for womenkind!”

And former Assistant Billie Piper declared “YES”.

Alex Kingston, who has played River Song, the Doctor’s wife, in the sci-fi drama, heard the news while appearing on stage at a convention. She said: “Oh my goodness. That’s lovely, she’s a really great actress, she’s fantastic. That’s so exciting,” she said.

Gillian Anderson, John Boyega, Riz Ahmed and David Harewood also approved of the casting, with Boyega, who starred in Attack The Block with Whittaker, writing: “So proud of Jodie Whittaker, she’s going to be awesome.”

Essential repairs in Moldgreen

If you live in one area of Moldgreen your water is being switched off.

Yorkshire Water say Greenlea Court in the HD5 area is affected and the water to 22 properties will be switched off at 11am for essential repairs.

They haven’t said how long the work will take.

Standing traffic on the M62

There’s stationary traffic due to accident.

A lorry is involved and there’s a rolling road block on M62 Eastbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale, congestion to J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Lane one (of three) was blocked until around 09:55 when a rolling block was put in place.

Highways England say normal traffic conditions are expected by 11.45am.

Woman dies in car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ossett.

Officers were called at around 9.50pm to Healey Road on Friday night (14/07), to a collision involving a pedestrian and a car.

The car, a grey Audi A5, had been driving in the direction of Ossett.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 45-year-old male driver of the Audi was arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit and causing death by dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or witnessed the car involved driving in the area prior to the collision, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, quoting log number 1883 of 14 July.

M62 accident

There has been an accident on the M62.

There’s slow traffic and one lane closed due to accident on M62 Westbound between J29 M1 (Lofthouse) and J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).


Lane four (of four) is closed. Traffic is moving still but slowly.

It's slow on the M62

The earlier traffic hold-ups have now cleared but there’s slow traffic on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

HS2 update on its way

Some big news that could affect our area today - the final route of the Manchester and Leeds arms of the HS2 high-speed railway will be announced on Monday.

It could come via Huddersfield, or it could go via Sheffield, after Ministers suggested in November last year that the line should serve the existing Sheffield city centre station, after proposals to run trains to the Meadowhall shopping centre were shelved.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government will ensure communities affected by the railway receive “appropriate support and are treated with fairness, compassion and respect”.

A Department for Transport spokesman (DfT) said: “We are keeping a tough grip on costs and the project is on time and on budget at £55.7 billion.”

Police appeal after break-in

Suspects forced their way into a Lockwood house in the early hours of Sunday morning and threatened the occupants.

It took place at 3.15am on Victoria Road.

No one was injured.

Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson of Kirklees CID said; “I believe this to be a targeted incident and would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to think back to if they heard or saw anything suspicious to come forward. Our enquiries are ongoing and people can speak direct to police or Crimestoppers if they have any information.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Kirklees District CID via 101 quoting 13170324806. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Rush-hour round-up

Here’s an overview of what’s happening on the roads right now:

M62: Very slow traffic on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Plus there’s very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street, around the traffic lights.

Our traffic system also says there is the usual congestion on A629 Halifax Road into town from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery).

They say travel time is six minutes, which sounds like normal congestion to me.

Good morning, Huddersfield

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 Huddersfield and the rest of 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.

Simon Morley's photo of a rainbow over Denby Dale
Simon Morley's photo of a rainbow over Denby Dale

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