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HandsOffHRI goes to Westminster again

HandsOffHRI Campaign Representative Nat Ratcliffe met five local MPs: Barry Sheerman(Huddersfield), Thelma Walker (Colne Valley), Holly Lynch (Halifax), Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury) and Tracy Brabin (Batley and Spen) at Westminster on Monday.

The MPs met Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary, to discuss tactics and a strategy to support the campaign in stopping the plan to cut hospital services and remove Huddersfield’s A&E.

Nat said: “The cuts will be made in different kinds of ways such as remodelling jobs, streamlining and centralising jobs.

“The plan is all down to inadequate funding and the Government handing the purse strings to local GPs so that they are not culpable as a Government in any way shape or form.”

Natalie Ratcliffe, of Unison and #HandsOffHRI
Natalie Ratcliffe, of Unison and #HandsOffHRI

One of today's most read

Grandfather-of-five Mike Pace is having his leg reconstructed after he was attacked by cattle in August last year.

Mike, 55, and wife, Gill, were on a camping holiday in the seaside resort of Abersoch in Gwynedd, Wales.

Mike said he thought he was going to die when he was trampled while the couple walked along a public footpath.

Mike Pace's leg, which is still in the process of being reconstructed after he was attacked by cows in August last year
Mike Pace's leg, which is still in the process of being reconstructed after he was attacked by cows in August last year

Pensioner seriously hurt in road accident

A pensioner suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car.

The 80-year-old was crossing Henrietta Street, Batley, at around 10.15am when she was hit by a Vauxhall Insignia.

The car had been turning onto the street from Upper Commercial Street.

The woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number 564 of 18 July.

Henrietta Street, Batley
Henrietta Street, Batley

Stolen van with fake plates found

'Sink hole' closes street

Jubilee Road, Halifax, is closed in both directions closed due to emergency repairs after a sink hole appeared between Backhold Lane and A629 Salterhebble Hill.
The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

There are also reports of a burst water main in the area.

Jubilee Road, Halifax
Jubilee Road, Halifax (Image: Google)

This afternoon's most read stories

Here’s what stories you have been reading the most on our website so far today...

  • Chris Lowe has said he believes Huddersfield Town have signed some “really, really good” players for their Premier League squad. Read the full story here.
  • Grandfather-of-five Mike Pace has told how he is having his leg reconstructed after he was attacked by cattle in August last year. Find out what happened here.
  • Huddersfield Town promotion hero Danny Ward has earned massive praise from one of his international colleagues at Liverpool FC. See more here.
Huddersfield Town's Chris Lowe in action in the last friendly at Bury. Picture by John Rushworth
Huddersfield Town's Chris Lowe

Figures reveal rate of burglaries in Kirklees

Police were called to more than 2,200 burglaries in Kirklees last year - but less than 80 people were charged.

Figures released following a Freedom of Information request showed there were 2,219 reported dwelling burglaries in 2016, with 331 people arrested and only 79 charged.

The same figures showed there were 500 burglaries between January and April this year. Of these, there have been 109 arrests and 22 people charged.

Stock image
Stock image

Motorcyclist walks uninjured after collision

Lots of reports of road accidents today.

Luckily this motorcyclist hasn’t been badly hurt after a collision near to Delph in Saddleworth.

Female pedestrian in hospital with head injuries after collision

A woman has been left with head injuries following a collision in Batley this morning.

Police say the female pedestrian was taken to hospital after she was hit by a Vauxhall Insignia at around 10.20am this morning on Henrietta Street. The road was closed although has since re-opened.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Henrietta Street, Batley
Henrietta Street, Batley

Man dies days after car crashes into wall

One of the men injured in a road collision near Cleckheaton last week has now sadly died, police have revealed.

The collision occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning when a silver MG convertible heading towards the M62 crashed into a wall on Bradford Road.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, has now sadly died. The passenger, also 29, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains there in a serious condition.

Police have reiterated their appeal for anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle shortly beforehand.

A boy has been injured in a road traffic collision in Mirfield town centre

Road closed for emergency repairs

Jubilee Road in Halifax is closed in both directions this afternoon as emergency repairs are carried out on the road.

The road, which is near the hospital, is closed between Backhold Lane and Salterhebble Hill.

National news

Here’s what’s happening in the national headlines this lunchtime...

INFLATION RATE DROPS UNEXPECTEDLY

The UK’s inflation rate dropped to 2.6% last month, figures have shown. The rate was at 2.9% the month before. The drop is the first fall in the rate since October last year, and has been mainly accosted to the slight fall in fuel prices.

ONLY A FRACTION OF DONATIONS RECEIVED BY GRENFELL VICTIMS

Charities helping the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire say the victims have only received a small fraction of clothes, cash and items donated by the public. More than 170 tonnes of clothes were donated in the wake of last month’s tragic fire. But those helping say only 10 tonnes of these have managed to reach the survivors due to the sheer scale of donations.

FAMILY OF MURDERED SARAH PAYNE BREAK THEIR SILENCE

The brothers of tragic schoolgirl Sarah Payne, who was abducted and murdered in 2000, have spoken for the first time. Luke and Lee Payne have told how they saw the eight-year-old run ahead of them before she was snatched by paedophile Roy Whiting in West Sussex when they were children. The two have spoken of their guilt, saying they still feel they could have saved her, for a Channel 5 documentary called Sarah Payne: A Mother’s Story.

The Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, known as Sarah's Law, was brought in following a campaign by Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah (pictured) was murdered by a convicted paedophile
The family of murdered Sarah Payne have spoken of the guilt they still feel

Police car involved in collision

This police car has been seriously damaged in a collision in Saddleworth.

Hopefully, no one has been badly injured.

Farmed fined - for feeding sandwiches to pigs

A farmer has been fined for failing to comply with rules to prevent foot and mouth disease after inspectors found he was planning to feed meat sandwiches to his pigs.

Simon John Tallis, 47, of Newlands Road, Halifax, appeared before Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Friday pleading guilty to two offences of breaching the legislation. The court heard inspectors entered his farm in October last year and found a large number of sandwiches containing meat products on site, along with equipment to feed the sandwiches to animals. Mr Tallis confirmed that he had been feeding the sandwiches to pigs on the farm.

Under British law , it is illegal to feed meat and kitchen waste to farmed animals in order to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease and swine flu.

Tallis has been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay a further £2,000 in costs.

Dispute over stables built to house six rescued pigs in Highbridge Woods, Wakefield Rd, Kitchen Royd.

Cyclist involved in collision in Oakes

We are also getting reports of an accident on New Hey Road, Oakes, which happened shortly before 11am today.

Police have now confirmed a cyclist is involved. The accident has happened near to the Merrie England coffee shop at the junction with Crosland Road.
The cyclist has been taken by ambulance to the nearby Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The road has NOT been shut off so it is believed the injuries are not serious.

New Hey Road, Oakes
New Hey Road, Oakes

Road closed after pedestrian hit by car

A road is closed in Batley after a pedestrian was hit by a car.

Henrietta Street outside Wellington House Surgery remains closed and police are at the scene after the accident at about 10.20am. A police spokesperson has said a person has been taken to hospital following a collision with a vehicle.

Officers are expected to be there for some time.

Storms and heavy rain predicted for tomorrow

A weather warning has been issued for rain in West Yorkshire tomorrow.

The Met office have forecast heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms in the early hours of the morning, with the possibility of severe storms breaking out in the afternoon.

A forecast on the website said: “Although many places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance of some localised flooding of homes, businesses and roads. Frequent lightning and may be an additional hazard with potential for disruption to power networks.”

Lightning strike over Huddersfield taken from Kirkheaton
Lightning strike over Huddersfield taken from Kirkheaton (Image: www.markflynnphotography.com)

Officers recover stolen motorbikes

Are either of these motorbikes yours? Police say they were stolen after recovering them in Hipperholme.

They were found abandoned on Friday night on Bentley Avenue. Enquiries are ongoing to find the suspects.

Stolen motorbikes found in Hipperholme
Stolen motorbikes found in Hipperholme (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Wanted Romanian sex offender arrested in Kirklees

A wanted man thought to be in Kirklees has been arrested, police say.

Convicted sex offender Florin Sztoica, from Romania, was wanted by police on a European Arrest Warrant. He was arrested by police last night in Batley.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Sex offender Florin Sztoica is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant
Sex offender Florin Sztoica is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant (Image: WYP)

WATCH: New £10 note to be unveiled today

The new £10 with Jane Austen’s face is to be unveiled today.

The polymer tenner will be officially launched at Winchester Cathedral and will soon be making its way into our wallets. The Bank of England say the note will be released into circulation in September.

Mock up of proposed Bank of England ten pound note featuring the face of author Jane Austen.
Mock up of proposed Bank of England ten pound note featuring the face of author Jane Austen.

Have a look and see what’s new about our latest note here...

Heavy traffic cleared on M62

Congestion has cleared following an earlier lane closure on the M62 eastbound.

The broken down vehicle has been recovered and the lane is open again. Happy commuting!

The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester
The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester

More roadworks announced for Leeds Road

More roadworks have been announced for on of Huddersfield’s busiest junctions this morning.

Engineers will move in to carry out gas replacement works at Bradley Mills Road behind the retail park at the junction with Leeds Road, and by the old Noor restaurant site. A lane closure will be in place on Leeds Road between this junction and the junction for St Andrews Road.

Work on Bradley Mills Road started in May and now these are to be expanded round the back of the retail park. It’s part of a £2.5m scheme to replace old gas pipes in the region, with work having started earlier this year around Leeds Road and St Andrews Road.

Northern Gas Networks work on Leeds Road, Bradley Mills, Huddersfield
Northern Gas Networks work on Leeds Road, Bradley Mills, Huddersfield

Revealed: Kirklees figures for residents happy with police force

Less than 40% of people in Kirklees think police are doing a good job, a survey has revealed.

The Your Views survey carried out by West Yorkshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson showed that just 39.7% of residents in the borough are satisfied with police. The figure is even lower in Calderdale - with just 28.7% who are happy with the Force.

The average score for the entire country is 39.2%, meaning the figure for Kirklees is only marginally above average for police satisfaction levels.

Yesterday, we ran a story about Alix Gilman, who said he called police after seeing a homeless woman being attacked in the town centre but that they failed to turn up. See what police had to say here.

Police were called to a 'work related death' in Marsden

Broken down bus causing congestion on the M62

One lane is currently closed on the M62 eastbound due to a broken down bus near to junction 25 for Brighouse.

Congestion is going back to junction 23 at Outlane.

Another gold for Hannah Cockroft

Calderdale’s Hannah Cockroft took another gold for the team in the World Para Athletics Championships last night.

The Halifax athlete gained victory in the T34 8oom in London in just two minutes and 1.77 seconds. Hannah has also gained the T34 100m gold and will attempt to strike three times in the 400m race on Thursday.

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft
Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft (Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Fire at derelict industrial building

Fire services attended a derelict building fire last night.

Crews were called to the disused industrial unit on Pildacre Lane, Chickenley, shortly after 9pm and were there until the early hours battling the blaze. No-one was on the premises at the time so no reported injuries, although it is thought the fire was started suspiciously.

Four fire engines attended the fire from Dewsbury Fire Station. One crew member said they had visited a fire at the same site previously and that there is no security to prevent trespassers.

Pildacre Lane
Pildacre Lane

Rush hour round-up

Very slow traffic on the M62 this morning - both eastbound around Chain Bar and westbound at junction 27.

Elsewhere it’s the usual traffic in the usual busy spots:

  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Queues on Halifax Road in Hipperholme heading in both directions
  • Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
  • Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
  • Crawling traffic on Huddersfield Road at Salterhebble, Halifax
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
Tailback on M62 near Hartshead Services.

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.

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 editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .