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Clampdown on underage drinkers celebrating GCSE results
Underage drinkers celebrating their GCSE results will be targeted by police.
Police and partner agencies will be checking for fake IDs - or someone else’s ID - used to buy alcoholic drinks illegally.
Such IDs will be confiscated and destroyed, police have warned.
Halifax Town Centre Ward Officer PC Michelle Cheney said: “We know that there will be a lot of young people looking to celebrate their exam results this week, however a large proportion of those getting GCSE examination results won’t be 18.
“They will try and enter licensed premises within the town centre and across Calderdale using identification that has been produced fraudulently, or that belongs to someone else they believe they can pass for when stopped by door staff.
“Anyone stopped with identification that is clearly not theirs will have it confiscated. It will be held for 48 hours, and the user of the identification will be given a receipt so that a parent or guardian can collect it. After 48 hours the identification will be sent back to issuing agency, such as the Passport Office or DVLA. Any fake IDs will be destroyed.”
Schools in West Yorkshire are NOT at risk from combustible cladding.
That’s the message from experts with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to worried parents in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy which claimed 80 lives.
A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We have not been made aware of any issues with the cladding at the new Whitcliffe Mount School. The responsibility for assessing this lies with the person responsible for the building but we can confirm that the school is not considered high-rise as it consists of three storeys.
“To date there have been no issues raised with us regarding cladding at schools in West Yorkshire.”
Meanwhile, 39 hospital premises across the UK were checked, nine of which require intervention, where local fire services felt there were fire safety issues. None of them are in West Yorkshire.
Wetherspoons staff gave CPR to customer who collapsed
Bar staff and two customers rushed to give first-aid to a man when he collapsed at The Cherry Tree pub yesterday.
Sadly, the man, who has not been named, was unresponsive and died in the ambulance.
A Wetherspoons spokesman said: “Staff have helped the Police in every way possible, with full details of the incident, as well as CCTV, and at this stage the cause of death is unknown. “This was an understandably distressing incident for all that witnessed it and any staff affected will receive the full support of the company. “We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”
Advice for flood victims
In light of the flooding earlier this morning an Elland-based flood specialist firm has offered advice for those affected.
A statement from The Flood Company reads: “ For those effected today, we would recommend making a note of where the flood water entered the property, take as many photos as possible which will help with your insurance claim. Finally note height the water came to outside the property, which will help a flood specialist recommend the most appropriate protection to prevent flooding from happening again.”
Here’s a recap of what’s been happening on the M62 this lunch time:
A man has been taken to HRI with serious leg injuries after a crash at 12.50pm at Junction 25 westbound of M62.
The eastbound carriageway opened at 1.45pm and westbound reopened at 1.50pm.
The motorcyclist was on a Ducati bike when it was in collision with black VW Passat.
WATCH: Police car damaged after being rammed by 4x4
Have a look at this shocking video that shows the moment a car reversed into a police car.
West Yorkshire Police have posted the clip on Twitter and are appealing for any information.
This collision happened on Monday on Otley Road in Bradford. Here’s the damage that was caused to the police car...
M62 crash: Separate live updates
We are now running separate live updates on the crash on the M62.
You can see them here.
Three lanes shut on M62
The M62 is currently closed westbound between junctions 25 and 25 (Brighouse and Ainley Top) due to a multi-vehicle accident.
More information on this as it come.
A brief scan of the headlines this lunchtime...
UK TO LEAVE JURISDICTION OF EUROPEAN COURTS OF JUSTICE, PM CLAIMS
Theresa May says the UK will leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice as part of the Brexit process. The government published new details today outlining that the UK would “take back control of our own laws”. Critics however have said it will be “impossible” to avoid European judges having a role in new agreements drawn up with the EU as part of negotiations.
BODY IDENTIFIED AS MISSING JOURNALIST
Body parts found in the search for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been formally identified, police say. The headless torso was found in waters off Denmark after Ms Wall was reported missing while taking a submarine trip with inventor Peter Madsen. Madsen, who designed and built the submarine, has been charged with negligent manslaughter.
PRINCE HARRY SPEAKS OUT ON ATTENDEING MOTHER’S FUNERAL
Prince Harry has said he was “very glad” he joined the funeral cortege for his mother Princess Diana, 20 years after her death. The Prince was just 12 when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris, and has told the BBC as part of a programme to commemorate her death that looking back he is glad he walked behind her coffin despite being so young at the time.
WATCH: Flooding in Dewsbury
Here’s the extent of this morning’s heavy rain...
This street in Thornhill Lees in Dewsbury was flooded after the deluge earlier. Shahban Abbas, who posted the video from Parker Road, said he was collecting sandbags to prevent homes being flooded.
League of Gentlemen to return to our screens - and yes, it will be local
It’s been announced today that comedy show League of Gentlemen is set to return.
The series, which was part filmed in Marsden, will return to BBC2 this autumn for three special episodes to mark its 20th anniversary. The show will this time be filmed in Hadfield, in the Peak District.
Flood warnings issued
Flood warnings have now been issued for parts of West Yorkshire.
Roads in Dewsbury and Leeds have been flooded, and the Environment Agency have issued flood warnings. The warnings affect the Morley and Wortley areas of Leeds, as well as East Leeds and Wakefield. No major warnings in place in Kirklees at the moment but we will let you know should this change.
Calderdale lizard is sighted again
Looks like there’s been another sighting of the Calderdale lizard that is reportedly on the loose.
The monitor lizard has been sighted around Halifax in recent days.
West Yorkshire Police’s wildlife Facebook page posted late last night to say the five foot reptile had been spotted on Burned Road in Halifax.
They said: “A search was carried out but no trace was found of the lizard.” Let’s hope he’s got his brollie with him.
Flooding causing major issues on the roads
A few traffic incidents to let you know of:
- Slow traffic on the M62 westbound due to flooding at junction 29 for the M1
- Also slow on the M1 northbound at junctions 39 and 44 due to flooding
There are also problems heading towards Barnsley on the local roads. High Lee Lane at Hoylandswaine is currently shut in both directions due to a serious accident near Happy Hounds Hotel dog shelter between Barnsley Road and Thurgoland Bank.
Take care on the roads this morning as there is plenty of surface water which may slow down traffic and potentially cause accidents.
Reservoirs provide boost to local economy, survey reveals
A survey has revealed the ever growing popularity of our local reservoirs.
Nearly all visitors to Digley and Bilberry reservoirs above Holmbridge rated their trip as a good experience, land owners Yorkshire Water say. The survey was carried out to understand what visitors think about the reservoirs so that it can be managed to meet people’s leisure needs. Comments from the public included it being a ‘lovely place’ to visit which is well maintained.
Another key finding was that nearly a third of visitors spent £15 - £25 with nearby businesses as a result of their visit, which highlights the ‘ripple effect’ contribution to the local economy the reservoirs creates.
Rugby League club hit by vandals for the fourth time this month
Batley Bulldogs have been struck by another group of vandals and are pleading for any information.
The vandals were caught on CCTV in the early hours of yesterday morning breaking into the club.
Entry was gained into the sponsor boxes and premises was trashed, with windows smashed and drinks glasses broken and littered across the carpet. The club posted pictures showing the state the boxes were left in.
Northern transport summit held today in West Yorkshire
Northern Powerhouse ministers will gather in Leeds today to discuss the future for our transport.
Ministers will discuss multi-million pound investment in projects to improve railways and roads connecting different towns and cities across the North.
The meeting was called after transport secretary Chris Grayling threw the promised full electrification of the Manchester to Leeds route into doubt last month. The Secretary of State has now said mayors and councils in the North should “take control” of our own transport networks. We will provide more updates on this throughout the day.
Don’t be put off by the colour of the sky this morning - it’s set to improve throughout the day.
Heavy rain is forecast this morning however the clouds are set to part later with a chance of some sunshine mid-afternoon. Temperatures are set to reach 20 degrees.
This sounds about right this morning...
Old Lindley Road in Outlane shut after wall collapses
Avoid this road if possible this morning:
"I did some bad things", Yorkshire Ripper says
It’s been revealed that the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has admitted “I did some bad things” in a chilling letter sent to local media.
The serial killer who murdered one Huddersfield woman and attacked another in his reign of terror sent the letter from prison where he is still serving 20 life sentences. Sutcliffe, however, went on to deny recent claims he also attacked and killed men.
Now 71, the barbaric killer wrote to ITV Calendar journalist Christine Talbot to say he was being “100%” honest.
He wrote: “Yes, I did some bad things, but I just want people to know that I did not attack or murder any males.”
“And with an [sic] whole life sentence I’d have nothing to lose and it would not be in my interest to say I didn’t do it if I did as I’m in jail till my dying day.”
What's happening on the roads?
Problems on the M62 this morning - slow traffic westbound between junctions 21 and 20 heading towards Manchester due to an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened but traffic is still slow.
Elsewhere, 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
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.
You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications 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 .