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Rail replacement services on Food and Drink festival weekend
Travel operator Metro has tweeted these handy guides to rail replacement services on the weekend of the food and drink festival, when the railway station is closed.
Meteor shower heading our way!
Eyes to the skies - a beautiful meteor shower could be visible in our skies this week.
The Delta Aquarid is going to be visible for two nights this week - click here for everything you need to know.
Detectives still looking for victims and suspects after shots fired
Police say there are still no victims to have come forward after a firearms discharge in Rawthorpe over the weekend.
Shots were fired on Dalton Fold Road on Saturday night, reportedly aimed at a male and female.
Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan of the Force Firearms Prevent Team said: “Officers are continuing CCTV and house to house enquiries.
“I believe this to have been a targeted attack and appeal directly to the victims to come forward and speak the us. We have specialist officers on standby to offer support and safeguarding measures.
No one is believed to be injured and police have not made any arrests.
Supercouncil to push for reassurance after trans-Pennine rail plans scrapped
Leaders of Kirklees Council and other local authorities in West Yorkshire have said they are seeking reassurance after a plan to electrify rail lines between Huddersfield and Leeds and Manchester was scrapped.
Secretary of State Chris Grayling said last week the plan was no longer needed due to other technological advances in transport. West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s transport committee leader Keith Wakefield has now confirmed the authority will be pushing for assurance that electrification plans are still on the table.
He said ministers need to show their dedication and commitment to the Northern Powerhouse plans.
Search for haulage company after vehicle damaged in RTC
Police are looking for any West Yorkshire residents who can help identify this vehicle driver’s or company after another vehicle was damaged.
The accident happened in Bradford. Do you recognise the haulage company? Get in touch via 101.
Schindler to stay on as he signs three-year deal
Christopher Schindler has extended his deal at Huddersfield Town.
The defender has signed a new three-year deal with the club, it’s been announced this afternoon.
Read more here.
Animal rescues cost us £100k
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spent £100,000 on animal rescues in the last three years, it’s been revealed.
An investigation by the BBC revealed the financial extent of the service being called to rescue dogs, cats, horses, birds and even farm animals in dangerous situations. The statistics also revealed the service are called out to rescue an animal every four days.
Daisy the cow was rescued in Holmfirth earlier this month after getting herself lodged between a rock and a hard place. Technical rescue officer Chris Lawton said: “As firefighters we don’t like to milk our successes but we were particularly chuffed with this one.”
Woman pushing baby in pram sexually assaulted
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this disgusting attack in a park.
The victim - a 31-year-old woman - was pushing a baby in a pram in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. The woman was approached by a man who made inappropriate remarks before indecently touching her. Luckily she managed to escape the male and left the park.
The suspect has been described as a man aged 30 to 35, about 5ft 7ins and of Asian ethnicity. He had dark hair and was wearing all black clothing and a black body warmer. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 16 at around 4.50pm. Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
Today's most read stories
Here are the top stories you lot have been reading so far today...
- Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner is no closer to selecting his first Xi to take on Crystal Palace in the Terriers’ Premier League debut on August 12. The German boss explained the first three weeks of preseason his side have completed were not designed to give him a start on picking the strongest side for the upcoming top flight campaign. Read more here.
- A mum has told how she and her family hid in a curry house after drunken ale trail revellers caused havoc at the weekend.Emma Greenough has called on local MP Thelma Walker to take action after drinkers created a scene in Slaithwaite. Read the full story and MP Thelma Walker’s response here.
- Christopher Schindler has been speaking to us about Mounie, Zanka and pre-season preparations. Read more here.
We're doing a podcast!
Our sports team have been busy getting together a podcast for our Premier League team!
Titled ‘Ooh To Be A Terrier’, the episodes will be bringing you all the latest Town talk and rumours. Any questions or suggestions? Get in touch on the email below.
Festival raises thousands for food bank
A festival this weekend has raised more than £4,000 for Huddersfield’s food bank The Welcome Centre, it’s been announced.
Marshfest managed to raise a fantastic £4,300 to help those struggling on the breadline. MP Thelma Walker has described the charity as “a beacon of hope” which “deserves everyone’s support”.
Have a look at some of the pictures from the music festival in Marsh here.
Ambulances called to town centre after shopper collapses
Ambulances were called to New Street in the town centre this morning.
Police say a shopper suffered a medical episode and was treated by paramedics.
Witness appeal following motorbike accident
Police have issued an appeal following that motorcycle collision in Berry Brow last night.
A 22-year-old male motorcylist from Huddersfield is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries after the collision on Woodhead Road just before 1am. Police are keen to speak to any witnesses who saw the silver motorcycle when, or before, it crashed near the junction with Taylor Hill Road.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident itself to contact police via 101 quoting 13170338374.
Lorry fire closes M1 northbound
The M1 is currently closed northbound due to a lorry fire.
Traffic is being held between junctions 29 and 30 in Souh Yorkshire. Fire services are on the scene.
Fundraising page set up in memory of 'lovable rogue' Clinford Joseph
Friends of Clinford Joseph, who died last week, have set up a fundraising page in his memory to raise cash for his family to give him a proper goodbye.
Clinford, 35, passed away in hospital last week. Despite a reputation as one of the town’s most prolific offenders for petty crimes, Clinford, of Paddock, had an extremely troubled life and was warmly regarded by those who knew him.
Friends are trying to raise £5,000 to help Clinford’s family organise a proper funeral and pay for a headstone. You can donate here.
Meltham buses affected by roadworks
Roadworks affecting bus services passing through these roads in the Holme Valley today.
Huddersfield woman urging others to get their eyes checked
A woman who was advised to contact her doctor for suspected high cholesterol following an eye test is urging others to look after their eye health.
Julie Tiffany, 53,has long campaigned for mandatory eye testing for drivers. Kirklees has a high population of people at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with and ageing population and the condition overwhelmingly affecting older people.
Roadworks on busy road to begin today
Nine weeks of roadworks which will close a major commuter rote begin today.
Wakefield Road will be closed through Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse, as Yorkshire Water engineers carry out works to reduce the risk of flooding to nearby West Street.
Workers will be digging to alter the drainage system in case of heavy rainfall and will be working at the road’s junction with West Street and Victoria Road. Traffic will be diverted around Bradford Road.
Here are this morning’s main headlines...
LIAM FOX FLIES TO WASHINGTON TO PREPARE FOR POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL
Work will begin on preparing the ground for a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States when the International Trade Secretary flies into Washington.
Liam Fox will meet trade representative Robert Lighthizer for two days of talks at the first UK-US trade and investment working group.
European Union rules mean the UK cannot sign a deal until after it has quit the bloc but the discussions will pave the way for a future potential free trade agreement.
HUMAN BLOOD ‘FOUND ON BEN NEEDHAM’S TOY CAR AND SANDAL’
Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.
Kerry Needham said the discovery is evidence of a cover-up in the disappearance of her son, who was staying at his grandparents’ farmhouse on the Greek island. She fears the 21-month-old was killed and his body moved before British police began searching the site last year.
CHARLIE GARD’S PARENTS RETURN TO COURT AS JUDGE CONSIDERS BABY’S FUTURE
Charlie Gard’s parents are preparing to return to court for a hearing at which the terminally-ill baby’s future could be decided.
Mr Justice Francis is set to oversee the latest stage of Chris Gard and Connie Yates’s five-month legal fight over treatment at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London. The judge had been scheduled to analyse what the couple said was fresh evidence at a two-day trial starting at 10am on Monday.
It’s looking like a fairly tame and mild day for the weather in Huddersfield today. Cloudy throughout the day with the chance of some sunshine later on in the early evening.
Temperature highs of about 19 degrees.
Motorcyclist injured in Berry Brow collision
There are a few delays on Woodhead Road, Berry Brow this morning due to a collision in the early hours.
A motorcyclist was involved in a collision at around 1am and has been taken to hospital. Police closed the road in both directions and the cyclist, a man in his twenties, has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary to be treated for his injuries. No word yet as to how serious they are.
The road re-opened shortly before 7am but officers are still removing traffic cones, so traffic may still be a little slow in the area.
Rush hour round up
Slow traffic on the M62 this morning westbound between junctions 27 and 26 - a broken down vehicle was blocking a lane arlier. It’s now been recovered but traffic remains slow. Also very slow eastbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar.
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
- 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
- Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
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 email@example.com or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .