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Audi driver caught undertaking
'Police incident' on M1
One lane closed and slow traffic due to ‘police incident’ on M1 Northbound between J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar) and J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield).
Lane one (of four) is closed.
Sir Patrick get ready for interview with a wee dram
Old British phonebox becomes mini-library
This time it’s in Honley.
Arrest made after man attacked with bladed weapon
A man has been injured following reports of an attack involving a bladed weapon in Halifax.
Officers attended Cumberland Close earlier this morning. A man suffered injuries to his hand and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
Latest from court on Darren Moorhouse murder trial
A friend of murder victim Darren Moorhouse has told a court how she initially thought he was pretending to be injured after being stabbed.
Kate Longshaw gave evidence at Bradford Crown Court today where her former partner Christopher Churchill and his friend Dale Dwyer stand trial for Mr Moorhouse’s murder. The prosecution allege Darren, from Honley, was stabbed in a row over the television.
Miss Longshaw told the jury at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday that as the disturbance continued on the stairs outside her flat in Halifax in January, she heard Mr Moorhouse say: “Come on Chris you’re not going to use that.”
Read more from today’s hearing here.
Motorway sliproad re-opens following collision
We’ve been informed the M62 entry sliproad has now re-opened following a collision on the roundabout earlier.
Police confirmed that nobody was seriously hurt in the accident in which a car overturned after colliding with a lorry.
Today's most read stories
Here’s what stories people have been reading the most on our website so far today...
- The pre-season form of Tom Ince is casting a warm glow over Huddersfield Town’s preparations for the Premier League season. Read more on this on our sports page here.
- Lots of you seem keen to nosey where new Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker comes on her return to Huddersfield. Check it out here!
- Emergency services at the scene following reports of a stabbing in Newsome. It’s just breaking, but lots of you are reading it already. Find out more as we bring live updates here.
Stabbing in Newsome - separate live updates
It’s been reported that a person has been stabbed in Newsome. We are now running separate live updates on this incident.
You can follow them here.
Emergency services attend serious incident in Newsome
We’re hearing reports of emergency services in Newsome this afternoon.
Several ambulances and an air ambulance have attended Manor Street and police have also confirmed they have attended.
A police spokesperson said they were called at 12.35pm to a serious incident on the street, which is currently ongoing.
Here’s what’s in the main headlines this lunchtime...
BBC’S TOP PAID PRESENTERS REVEALED
Presenters at the top of the BBC pay chain and their pay packets have been revealed this morning. Chris Evans, Gary Linekar and Graham Norton have been revealed as the three highest-paid stars. You can read more about this story here.
TRUMP AND PUTIN HELD ‘SECRET TALK’ AT G20
The US and Russian Presidents held another confidential discussion at this month’s G20 summit, the White House has revealed. The two spoke at the end of a formal dinner for world leaders, although it has not been disclosed what was discussed. The relationship between the two leaders is being heavily scrutinised amid an ongoing investigation in alleged Russian interference in last year’s US election.
VILLAGE CLEANS UP FOLLOWING FLOOD DEVASTATION
A village in Cornwall has been left picking up the pieces after heavy storms and flooding overnight. Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, was hit by storms yesterday afternoon with people describing scenes akin to a ‘disaster movie’. Around 50 properties were damaged and several people were rescued in the storm.
Piece Hall almost ready to re-open
Final preparations are underway this lunchtime as Halifax’s Piece Hall prepares to re-open to the public.
The huge venue is to re-open on August 1 - Yorkshire Day - which tonnes of events and stalls. You can find out more about what’s planned for the re-opening here.
WATCH: Overturned car causing tailbacks at M62 junction
This accident on one of the M62 sliproads is causing a bit of bother this morning.
An AA Driving School car has overturned on the eastbound entry sliproad at junction 25 for Brighouse, causing tailbacks for motorists approaching the roundabout. Drivers are being advised to avoid this junction and come onto the motorway at Ainley Top or Chain Bar instead.
Police release image to trace thief
Do you recognise this man? Police in Kirklees have released his image while investigating a crime of making off without payment on Thursday last week.
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference 13170328939.
Ackley Bridge actor 'lucky to be alive' after Thailand waterfall rescue
One of the stars of Calderdale school drama Ackley Bridge has been rescued after an accident in Thailand.
Paul Nicholls, who plays teacher Steve Bell in the series, claims he laid semi-conscious for three days at the Khun Si waterfall on the island of Koh Samui. He was found after a local spotted his abandoned motorbike nearby.
It’s thought the 38-year-old actor was injured after falling from the top of the waterfall and smashing his leg in the rock pool below. Paul is being treated for hypothermia and serious leg injuries.
He has told media he is “lucky to be alive” after going three days without food.
Heavy storms predicted for later this evening with a yellow weather warning in place for rain and possible thunder.
Highs of 21 degrees so it’s going to be pretty muggy and overcast throughout the day before it’s predicted to come to a head at around rush hour - so careful on the roads if you’re driving. Don’t forget your brollies!
Main road through Shepley closed
Marsh Lane in Shepley is closed today due to roadworks. Buses are being diverted.
Staff and pupils at Huddersfield school trained to react if school is 'under attack'
Reinwood Junior School has been in the headlines this morning after it was revealed teachers and pupils have been trained how to react in the unlikely event of a terror attack or similar emergency.
Classes have been trained to react by getting under tables after an alarm sounds while teachers secure doors and block entrances with tables. Such emergencies of course are extremely rare and unlikely, but teachers have defended the bi-annual training exercise saying that pupils feel safer in the knowledge they are prepared.
The exercise is in case of reports of people with weapons entering the school premises or even if there is a dangerous animal nearby (although quite what that may be in Oakes we’re not sure!).
What do you think of this move? Are you a parent who has a child at Reinwood? Get in touch at email@example.com.
Injured bird freed after left 'dangling by thread' from 80ft high tree
Rescue services were called to Brighouse last night to rescue a bird trapped 80 feet in the air dangling from a tree.
The call came in at 8.40pm after RSPCA officers were alerted by neighbours to the crow in distress on Towngate Avenue in Clifton. The service, from Huddersfield Fire Station, attended the scene where the bird had injured its claws and was ‘dangling by a thread’ from a high tree branch.
The service used an aerial platform to free the bird and the RSPCA have taken it away to give it a check over before it can be returned to the nest.
Pensioner seriously injured following road collision
A woman injured in a road accident in Batley yesterday is 80 years old, police have said.
The pensioner was hit by a Vauxhall Insignia at Henrietta Street yesterday morning and was taken to hospital with head injuries. The Insignia was turning from Upper Commercial Street onto Henrietta Street when the collision occurred as a pedestrian was crossing the road.
The female victim aged 80 was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number 564 of 18 July.
Three in hospital after caravan fire spreads to house
Three people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Halifax last night.
Fire services were called to the house on Harewood Avenue in Pellon at around 3am after a caravan set on fire which then spread to the adjoining house. Crews were there for two and a half hours battling the blaze, and the building was left with smoke damage and small amounts of fire damage.
Three occupants - a man and two women - were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Fire investigators are at the scene this morning to determine the cause of the fire.
Rush hour round-up
Very congested at Cooper Bridge this morning. Things are looking to be running smoothly on the M62. Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...
- Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
- Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
- Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
- Crawling traffic on Huddersfield Road at Salterhebble, Halifax
- Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
The road remains closed at Jubilee Road off Salterhebble Hill in Halifax this morning while repairs are carried out on a water pipe burst.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .