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Delays on train due to safety checks
Delays of up to ten minutes on Transpennine Express between Stalybridge and Huddersfield due to safety checks.
Wedding venue to close following long legal battle
A long-running legal battle to shut down a Huddersfield wedding venue is set to end next month.
Chemical giants Syngenta, which owns historic mansion house Dalton Grange, asked lawyers as long ago as 2013 to start legal proceedings to evict the people who live there including former stewards Mike and Kim Dean, who have been running the dilapidated building as a party venue for many years.
Souped-up stolen Audi found
Oakwell Hall to open only on weekends
An update if you’re a regular visitor to Oakwell Hall or are planning to visit during the summer holidays:
Our most read stories today
Here’s what people have been reading the most today...
- A mum left in extreme pain and unable to have sex following child birth told her husband to have sex with somebody else. You can read the story in full here.
- A new hotel and a supermarket could be built on the site of the derelict former Kirklees College in Huddersfield town centre. Find out more here.
- Police investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in Kirklees have arrested a further 16 people. Read the full story here.
Proposals introduced to reduce speed limit on accident blackspot
Plans have been put forward to lower the speed limit on an accident blackspot road in Brighouse.
Elland Road currently has a 50mph limit but protesters have called for this to be lowered due to number of accidents. Calderdale Council say proposals have been introduced to reduce the limit to 40mph and to restrict parking along the busy road.
Here’s what’s happening in the national headlines this lunchtime...
DECISION STILL NOT REACHED OVER CITIZENS’ RIGHTS IN BREXIT TALKS
Talks in Brussels have failed to reach a conclusion over citizens’ rights and the amount the UK will pay to leave the EU. Brexit Minister David Davis has been in Brussels today. Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had not clarified well enough over where it stands on certain issues, slowing progress.
VIOLENT CRIMES RATES UP IN ENGLAND AND WALES
Figures of reported crime rose by 10% over the last year, it’s been revealed. The Office of National Statistics showed a 18% hike in violent crime, 16% increase in robberies and a rise of 14% for sex offence between April 2016 and March 2017.
TOP MALE BBC EARNERS COULD SEE PAY CUT
The most highly-paid male presenters at the BBC could be asked to accept a lower salary following outrage at a report revealing their wages yesterday. The report showed presenters such as Chris Evans, Gary Linekar and Graham Norton were earning six and even seven-figure salaries - a vast contrast to the highest paid female presenter sparking debate over the company’s gender pay gap.
Stabbing culprit still at large
Police say they are still searching for the person who stabbed a man in Newsome yesterday.
The victim was stabbed on Manor Street yesterday lunchtime and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.
The man who stabbed him - who had his face covered - remains at large as police confirm they have made no arrests. Anyone with information is urged to call Huddersfield CID via 101.
Plane unable to land due to 'technical glitch'
A Saudia flight has been circling Manchester Airport for more than two hours due to a ‘technical glitch’.
Flight SV123, which was due to land at the airport at 8.30am this morning, has reportedly been unable to land due a problem with the flaps, the Manchester Evening News reports. The plane has been circling the area to get rid of fuel as it is believed the wing flaps are stuck.
The aircraft departed from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia earlier this morning and a spokesperson for the airline says there is a technical glitch with the plane, but is unable to confirm any more details.
Police launching operation to tackle crime in Dewsbury
Kirklees police are launching a four-day operation to tackle CSE and other crimes in Dewsbury.
The operation will be launched on Tuesday and also plans to tackle anti-social behaviour and road traffic offences in the town. Throughout next week officers will be on high-visibility patrol and will be working with social services, sexual health workers, mental health nurses and other services to tackle, prevent and raise awareness of certain crimes.
Pc Chris Birkenshaw, of Kirklees Intergrated Offender Management Team, said: “We hope that the increased police presence over the coming weeks will be welcomed by the community. Our officers and representatives from partner agencies will be engaging with the public and young public in the area and will be on hand to provide help and advice as well as crime prevention tips.”
CCTV released in jewellery burglary
Police have released CCTV following a burglary in Brighouse where a large quantity of jewellery was stolen from a shop.
It happened in the early hours of April 21 (although police have only just released details) when two men walked through Brighouse town centre and entered the shop on Commercial Street from a neighbouring property. The men searched the shop before making off with a large quantity of jewellery.
CCTV shows a man police would like to speak to in connection with the theft.
Hay too high! Bales come tumbling down after lorry driver tries squeezing under bridge
These drivers nearly hit they hay after it came tumbling off the back of a truck last night.
Phillip Fearnley, from drone filming company Halo Vue, captured the moment the lorry driver bit off more than they could chew as it tried to pass under County Bridge in Sowerby Bridge shortly after 9pm. The bales on the back came tumbling onto the road after the driver realised the lorry was perhaps a little too high to be squeezing under.
Lecturer speaks out about post-childbirth incontinence
A former University of Huddersfield lecturer has told how she suggested her husband should sleep with someone else after being left needing surgery following childbirth.
Cat Lee, 43, was left with severely-impaired bladder control after having her second child in 2007. She has bravely told of her experiences following a tough pregnancy and birth, saying her incontinence became so unmanageable she even wet herself at work. Cat, who now lives in Hebden Bridge, was referred to a gynaecologist at Calderdale Royal Hospital before undergoing surgery at HRI. The full story will be on our website shortly.
Reports of hooded thieves striking in Mirfield area
Residents have reported a spate of thefts by a gang of hooded young men in the Mirfield area over the past few days.
The group were seen rummaging around a resident’s cars on Newgate on Tuesday night. Nothing was stolen in the incident, but many others have claimed they’ve seen a similar group in the area over the past few days. They appear to have been targeting people’s vehicles so make sure yours is locked and no valuables are left in it overnight.
Town's newest players model new kits
Now you’ve seen all three emblazoned on the front of the Station together, how about we actually see them on?
Here are new signings Danny Williams, Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounie modelling the new kits.
After heavy rain overnight, here’s what mother nature has in store for Huddersfield today...
Showers are set to continue throughout the morning then clear up to pave way for a drier, brighter afternoon. There will be some sunshine with plenty of clouds, and temperatures of 13-18 degrees.
Crack down on nuisance bikers in Huddersfield
Huddersfield police want your help to clamp down on nuisance and off-road bikes on the town’s roads during the summer months.
Officers are now calling on the community for any information about anti-social behaviour on the roads and types of bikes, registration plates, colour of bikes descriptions of riders and locations of bike lock-ups.
Pc Steve Nicholls, of Huddersfield Bike Team, said: “Nuisance bikes can cause distress and anti-social behaviour with noise nuisance as well as a danger to the public and their riders and we have seen a spike in the number of calls in recent weeks.” Anyone with information or who wants to report nuisance bikers can do so by calling 101.
Heavy rain causes collision on the M62
Fire services rescued a man trapped in a car after it overturned on the M62 last night.
The crew at Rastrick Fire Station were called out at around midnight to reports of a collision on the westbound carriage between junctions 23 and 22 near Scammonden.
The man inside was trapped upside down as the car was on its roof, although miraculously was not seriously injured. Rescue services freed him by removing the door and the driver was taken to hospital to be checked over, but released after he was found not to have any serious injuries.
Fire services say the car had lost control due to slippery conditions from the heavy rain - so a reminder to take extra care on the roads this morning.
Town unveil third kit - with huge banners at Huddersfield Station
How’s this for a big reveal?! Huddersfield Town have unveiled a third alternative kit - and are now displaying all three at the grand facade of the station.
The third shirt is a deep blue/purple colour with this red pin stripes. It’s a PUMA number to go alongside the blue and white stripes and red and black which Town have already worn in pre-season.
Again, it features the name of sponsor OPE Sports on the front. The alternative pinstripe shirts, shorts and socks, will be available for pre-order from Saturday before they go on general sale at the Stadium Superstore, the Packhorse Centre store and online at htafcmegastore.com on Saturday, August 5.
Rush hour round-up
No major incidents on the M62 to let you know of so far this morning although heavy rain is making surfaces slippery so drive cautiously.
Jubilee Road in Siddal, Halifax, remains closed this morning due to a burst pipe. Here’s what else is happening on the local roads...
- 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
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 .