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Today's top story

A man is critically-ill in hospital after falling into the path of a moving train at Huddersfield Station this morning (Wednesday).

The station was closed and trains suspended after reports that a man had fallen onto the tracks at platform 8 at around 6.20am.

Police, firefighters, paramedics and an air ambulance all attended the scene and a major rescue operation was launched.

Emergency services outside Huddersfield Station
Emergency services outside Huddersfield Station

Body found in Brighouse river - family of missing Barry Nicholson informed

A body of an elderly man has been recovered from the River Calder following the disappearance of Brighouse pensioner Barry Nicholson.

Mr Nicholson, 75, was last seen on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said: “Police were called around 8.45pm on Tuesday evening (August 15) to an area of water near River Street in Brighouse following a report that a body was in the water.

“Officers attended and the body of an elderly male was recovered by colleagues from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“The family of Barry Nicholson who was last seen on Sunday evening have been informed.”

Barry Nicholson
Barry Nicholson

Theft suspect taken to hospital following scuffle with security guard

Police were called at 13:43 to reports of shoplifting at Dorothy Perkins on Market Street, Halifax.

There was a minor altercation between a security guard and the male suspect.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Ambulance staff were called and the male suspect was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Three mile-long queues on M1

Watch out for this if you’re heading south this afternoon:

A sneak peek inside WYP's headquarters

If you’ve ever wondered what you get up to training as a police officer, it involves fake toy houses and piles of tyres...

Local youngster lands a job in the board room

A seven-year-old from Calderdale has become a CEO...

Emma Davies from Halifax has been announced as a competition winner and named as one of several youngsters in the country to take on the Mini CEO role for the Radisson Blu hotel chain. Emma was picked from hundreds of children in the competition after making a video where she reviewed her stay at one of the hotel’s branches.

Emma Davies, who has won a competition to become Mini CEO of a top hotel chain
Emma Davies, who has won a competition to become Mini CEO of a top hotel chain

In her new job, Emma will get to create new ice creams, mix up salads, try children’s meals with her own currency in the bar and restaurants and come up with ideas for a family friendly holiday. It’s a tough job...

The Times publish moving piece on Bernard Kenny

The Times have published a lovely obituary commemorating the life of Bernard Kenny today.

Mr Kenny, who risked his life and suffered a serious stab wound after trying to protect Jo Cox as she was attacked by far right terrorist Thomas Mair, died on Monday after a battle with cancer.

Numbers revealed for Piece Hall's footfall since reopening

More than 80,000 people visited the Piece Hall in the first week of its reopening, it’s been revealed.

The huge venue reopened on August 1 - Yorkshire Day - after a £19m renovation. There were a staggering 22,799 visitors on its opening day, with the figures far exceeding expectations.

More businesses are set to to open at the Grade I listed market venue in October.

The Piece Hall in Halifax re-opens its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Councils multi-million pound transformation programme.
The Piece Hall in Halifax re-opens its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Councils multi-million pound transformation programme.

National news

Here’s what’s in the main headlines this lunchtime...

NEW £3BN WARSHIP ‘SHOWS UK MEANS BUSINESS’
The biggest and most powerful warship ever built by Britain sends a message to the UK’s allies and enemies that the country means business, the captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth has said. The £3 billion behemoth is set to be the nation’s future flagship, and her 700-strong company plus 200 contractors are poised to enter Portsmouth Naval Base today.

HOMELESS ‘HERO’ IN COURT OVER STOLEN BANK CARD ON NIGHT OF MANCHESTER ATTACK
A man hailed as a homeless hero following the Manchester bombing has appeared in court charged with stealing a bank card from Manchester Arena on the night of the terror attack. Greater Manchester Police said Chris Parker, 33, of no fixed abode, had been charged with two counts of theft relating to a bank card being stolen from the arena on the evening of May 22. Parker has denied the charges.

PRIME MINISTER CONDEMNS FAR RIGHT AFTER TRUMP COMMENTS

Theresa May has issued a statement following US President Donald Trump’s latest remarks on violence at a far right protest in Virginia at the weekend. In a speech last night, Trump prompted fury and disgust after saying anti fascist protesters were as much to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, in which one woman was killed. Theresa May issued a statement this morning to say: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them.”

Chris Parker
A homeless man hailed a hero for helping Manchester bomb attack victims has denied stealing a bank card (Image: Manchester Evening News)

Flytippers leave disgusting mess in Cowcliffe

Watch out - there’s a flytipper about in Cowcliffe.

This sofa was found dumped on Cowcliffe Hall Road.

Sofa flytipped in Cowcliffe
Sofa flytipped in Cowcliffe

No criminal charges for police officers who shot Huddersfield man

Three police officers will NOT face criminal charges in connection with the death of a Huddersfield man, it has been revealed today.

Adrian McDonald, 34, of Dalton, died on December 22, 2014 after he was tasered by officers called to a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme following reports of a burglary, but it later emerged he was a guest at a birthday party.

The CPS has since confirmed ‘no further action’ will be taken against the three Staffordshire Police officers.

Adrian McDonald
Adrian McDonald

Stab victim discharged from hospital

A man who was found with stab wounds at Dewsbury Station yesterday has been released from hospital.

Police were called to the station at around 4pm and found a man in his 20s suffering serious injuries. It’s now thought the man had been assaulted at a property on Healey Lane, Batley, earlier in the afternoon.

Two men arrested following the incident have been released pending further enquiries.

Two men arrested following a stabbing incident at Dewsbury Railway Station
Two men arrested following a stabbing incident at Dewsbury Railway Station

Funeral held today for Clinford Joseph

A funeral will be held today to commemorate the life of ‘Huddersfield’s legend’ Clinford Joseph.

Clinford was a well known and loved character in the town. The troubled 35-year-old died suddenly last month. You can see more on the service and tributes to Clinford here.

L-R Sean Reynolds (left) with Clinford Joseph (right) at Rawthorpe Boxing Club. Clinford has sadly died.
L-R Sean Reynolds (left) with Clinford Joseph (right) at Rawthorpe Boxing Club. Clinford has sadly died.

Heavy traffic on M621

One lane is blocked which is causing heavy traffic on M621 Eastbound due to a broken down car between junctions 5 and 6.

Watch out for congestion if you’re heading towards Leeds this morning.

Skircoat Road closed due to gas leak

A section of road has been closed off in Calderdale due to a gas leak.

A part of Skircoat Road will be closed at the junction with Hunger Hill as engineers fix the problem. Calderdale Council say roadworks will be in place for the next five days due to the nature of the leak.

Traffic and buses are being rerouted and diversions are in place.

Skircoat Road
Skircoat Road

Today's weather

A bit of sun forecast for Huddersfield later today with temperatures of up to 19 degrees and the possibility of a few showers later in the evening.

Small police stations get the axe

It can be revealed this morning that police are to close three stations in Huddersfield.

The small, rarely used police stations in Milnsbridge, Fartown and Dalton are to be closed as no officers are based there and all staff have phones and no longer require the bases to report from.

It comes after police confirmed recently they were planning to build a new headquarters for Kirklees. You can read the full story here.

Police station on Bradford Road, Fartown.
Police station on Bradford Road, Fartown.

Rush hour round up

No major incidents to warn you about on the motorways this morning. 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

As for the trains - we’ve just been informed in the past few minutes they are back up and running following the police incident earlier this morning.

Separate live updates

We are currently running separate live updates on this incident.

You can see them here.

Station closed after man rescued from underneath train

Huddersfield Rail Station is currently closed due to a police incident earlier this morning - a man has been rescued from underneath a train.

More on this story as it comes.

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 also 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.

Lindley Moor's Autumn colours - Gary Ashton
Woodland at Lindley Moor - Gary Ashton

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

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