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Nostalgia: remember the ABC Cinema?

The ABC Cinema was once Huddersfield’s premier leisure facility hosting the latest films and the biggest music acts including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

ABC cinema: Police struggle to keep the audience under control after The Beatles concern in 1963
ABC cinema: Police struggle to keep the audience under control after The Beatles concern in 1963

Clr Amanda Stubley expelled from Kirklees

The vacancy advertised for Batley East on the Kirklees Council website
The vacancy advertised for Batley East on the Kirklees Council website

Batley East Clr Amanda Stubley has been thrown off Kirklees Council - here’s how Kirklees advertised the vacancy.

Click here for the full story.

Recognition for Big Eorl

Huddersfield Giants superstar Eorl Crabtree is being inducted into the Huddersfield Hall of Fame when the Giants take on Cas on Friday!

Eorl, 34, said he was delighted.

It feels absolutely fantastic to be given a place in the Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Eorl! Read the full story here.

Man attacked while breaking up argument

A men was assaulted after intervening in an argument between two women.

The 29-year-old victim was struck in the face in The Old Wire Works pub on Acre Street, Lindley, between 10pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, August 17.

The victim required hospital treatment for a cut to the eyebrow.

The suspect is described as male, of stocky build, aged in his early 20s, and 6ft with a barbed wire/tribal tattoo on his upper arm.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed this incident or recalls seeing a man matching the suspect’s description in The Old Wireworks or nearby on Sunday night.

Anyone with information should either call police directly on 101 or speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Old Wire Works, Acre Street, Lindley
The Old Wire Works, Acre Street, Lindley

A lovely gesture

This is lovely.

Shame it had to happen, but just lovely of the officer.

A Huddersfield police officer working with a Child Protection colleague today bought baby formula and nappies for a new arrival family struggling to feed their premature newborn.

Plea after Good Samaritan injured

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted after intervening in an altercation at a pub in Huddersfield.

The 29-year-old victim was struck in the face after trying to stop an argument between two women in The Old Wireworks public house on Acre Street, Huddersfield, between 10pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, 17 August.

The victim required hospital treatment for a cut to the eyebrow.

The suspect is described as male, of stocky build, aged in his early 20s, six foot tall with a barbed wire/tribal tattoo on his upper arm.

PC Joanne Lukacs said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed this incident or recalls seeing a man matching the suspect’s description in The Old Wireworks or nearby on Sunday night.

“Anyone with information should either call us directly on 101 or speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Restaurant review: The Old Wire Works, Acre Street, Lindley.
Restaurant review: The Old Wire Works, Acre Street, Lindley.

MP on A&E downgrade

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin has written to the Health Secretary about plans for Dewsbury and District Hospital.

She says the hospital has been “asset stripped” says the plan, together with the proposals for Huddersfield A&E “undermine the principles of the NHS”.

She has invited Jeremy Hunt to visit the hospital.

Let’s see if he takes up her invite...

Baaaaa!

Yes, there are sheep loose on the M62.

It’s near junction 22 eastbound so if you’re heading back over to our lovely area slow down.

Do you know where these women are?

Police in Wakefield have issued pictures of two women who are wanted on recall to prison.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Amanda Briggs and Coleen Kerins, both aged 38, who are known to frequent the city centre area of Wakefield. They are also both known to have links to most towns within the district.

Both women have previously been convicted for theft offences.

Anyone who has information about either of their whereabouts should contact Wakefield patrol on 101. Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Amanda Briggs and Coleen Kerins, both aged 38, wanted on recall to prison
Amanda Briggs and Coleen Kerins, both aged 38, wanted on recall to prison

Elland boy meets his idols

A schoolboy superfan of Channel 5 programme Traffic Cops has met his TV hero at a day organised by West Yorkshire Police.

Ten-year-old Bailey Walton, from Elland, watches the show, which follows West Yorkshire traffic cops, every week.

Bailey’s favourite traffic cop on the programme is Wakefield-based Police Constable, Paul Feather.

After writing to West Yorkshire Police to share his love for the show, Bailey and his family were invited for a tour of Carr Gate – the Force’s training facility in Wakefield – and to meet PC Feather, who showed the Walton family around.

The visit included a tour of the state-of-the-art public order arena, meeting the police dogs and police horses, getting to sit inside a traffic car and having a look inside a National Police Air Service helicopter.

Bailey’s mum Liz said: “Bailey really enjoyed visiting Carr Gate and it has given the whole family a real insight into what kind of things PC Feather and other officers deal with on a day-to-day basis.

“He enjoyed all of the visit but his favourite part of the day was being inside the traffic car and having the blue lights on.”

Superintendent Pat Casserly, of Protective Services Operations, said: “It was a pleasure to have Bailey and his family visit Carr Gate on Friday and to get to meet his TV hero PC Paul Feather.

“It is great that children as young as Bailey are watching the show and learning from what they see on a positive TV programme.

“I hope the family enjoyed their visit, and you never know, we may see Bailey returning to Carr Gate one day to complete his training to become a traffic cop.”

Pictures show 10-year-old Bailey Walton with PC Paul Feather, and mum Liz, dad Tom and sister Lola.
Pictures show 10-year-old Bailey Walton with PC Paul Feather, and mum Liz, dad Tom and sister Lola.

What's on this weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend here are two events for your diary.

Saturday 11am onwards: Fun Day at Huddersfield Fire Station.

There will be plenty of stalls including a barbecue, cake stall tea/coffee, Dixons ice cream van, cocktails, tombola’s, toys, face painting, sweets, books, Wise Owl birds of prey, children’s rides, Diddy Dennis fire engine ride various charities including Laura Crane Cancer Trust – Forget Me Not – Age UK – Holme Valley Rescue – Yorkshire Air Ambulance and information stalls including KAL. Demo’s from Firefighters, interactive resources from the Police and a raffle with tickets available to buy throughout the day for excellent prizes. Proceeds will support The Fire Fighters Charity and the Huddersfield based charity Fairy Bricks.

Huddersfield Fire Station
Huddersfield Fire Station

Saturday, 1-5pm Slaithwaite Spa Park fun day Friends of Slaithwaite Spa host the annual gala day with live music, entertainment, stalls, refreshments, and a licenced bar. There will be at country games like bowling for a (toy) pig or lamb, horse shoe quoits, wellie whanging and coconut shy. There will be a raffle with some top quality prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals.

Latest travel round-up

There are a few roads busy so her’s a round-up:

1) Very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.

2) A629 Cow Green busy but moving at Bull Green Roundabout.

3) Slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads).

Liveblog for Dewsbury police activity

We’ve set up a liveblog for regular updates on police activity in the Dewsbury area and you can follow it by clicking here

This blog will continue with general Huddersfield news and travel updates.

Scene of latest police activity

My colleague Louise Cooper is at the scene of the latest police activity in Dewsbury.

Armed police arrived to Spen Valley Road in the Ravensthorpe area this morning and closed the road off.

New library to open

The new Central Library in Halifax opens on Tuesday 5 September.

And there will be a grand official opening on Saturday 9 September.

Leading architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle will officially open the stunning building at 3.15pm – which includes Halifax Visitor Information Centre – in the presence of the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ferman Ali.

Helicopter called

The police force helicopter has been above Dewsbury.

My colleague Louise is at the scene on Spen Valley Road, Ravensthorpe.

Water pressure problems

Residents in Slaithwaite may experience a few water pressure problems today.

Yorkshire Water are flushing the pipes in the village to improve water quality.

It is taking place until 5pm.

More armed police

We’re getting reports of armed police activity in Dewsbury again.

21 in court after boxing fight

Twenty one people are due to appear in court today charged with violent disorder following a large fight at a boxing event in Leeds.

The charges relate to an incident at the Centenary Pavilion, at Leeds United’s stadium in Elland Road on Saturday, February 18 this year.

The mass brawl saw chairs thrown around the room.

Appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court today are:

Ricky Flint, aged 23, of Petersfield Avenue, Belle Isle, Leeds;

Declan Storey, aged 23, of Charles Avenue, Leeds 9;

Nathan Reynolds, aged 27, of Roker Lane, Leeds;

Nathan Conroy, aged 24, of Brooklands Avenue, Seacroft;

Brian Holt, aged 38, of Stanks Drive, Leeds;

Kayne Regan, 21, of O’Grady Square, Cross Green, Leeds;

Barry John Brattley, aged 30, of Pontefract Street, East End Park;

Martin Wormald, aged 34, of Brooklands Lane, Seacroft, Leeds;

Jack Burgess, aged 20, of Montcalm Crescent, Hunslet;

Lewis Shenbanjo, aged 27, of Blue Hill Crescent, Wortley;

Thomas Hall, aged 30, of Recreation Grove, Holbeck;

Andrew Rowse, aged 31, of Northcote Crescent, Beeston;

Jason Brattley, aged 29, of Lydgate, Burmantofts;

Darren Fisher, aged 30, of Heald Street, Castleford;

Barry Lyons, aged 44, of Leigh Avenue, West Ardsley;

Ryan McDonagh, aged 36, of Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft;

Liam Mudd, aged 25, of Back Green, Morley;

Jonathan Djambe, aged 21, of Doncaster Road, Pontefract;

Patrick Stephen Lee Lock, aged 24, of Whingate Road, Armley;

Ashley Buss, aged 24, of Clark Mount, Richmond Hill;

Debbie Brear, aged 30, of Snapethorpe Road, Wakefield.

Appeal for information

Detectives need help after a man was seriously assaulted in Huddersfield at the weekend.

The incident occurred at around 4am on Sunday morning (27/08) outside the Verve Bar, on Byram Street.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was assaulted outside the bar following an argument with a group of men.

He suffered a fractured jaw.

Police have said the suspect is described as Asian, around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with dark short hair and was wearing dark clothing.

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information to get in touch on 101.

Detective Constable Chris Eglen of Huddersfield CID, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident or can assist the police with our enquiries.

“This assault has left the victim with serious injuries and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact myself at Huddersfield CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170394940 or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Verve Bar, Byram Street in Huddersfield town centre
Verve Bar, Byram Street in Huddersfield town centre

Acid attack threat

A hate crime investigation is underway after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks were sent to Muslims.

The letter, headed with an England flag and sword, says: “Kill Scum Muslims. Why do Muslim woman [sic] wear burkas?”

West Yorkshire Police said it was investigating reports of offensive literature around the Hanover Square area.

Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West, contacted police after a constituent alerted her to the letters. She said while serious, it appeared to be a “very isolated” incident.

The letter, sent with a second class stamp with a Lancashire postmark, says: “We are now going to do acid attacks on anyone who wears the funny black masks around your square & Bradford & other places.”

The letter was sent to people in the largely Muslim Hanover Square area of Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police said: “A thorough investigation has been launched and officers are working with the local community and partners to identify and prosecute those responsible for this despicable crime.

“We understand the impact hate crime and hate incidents can have on our communities and on individuals, and crimes of this nature will not be tolerated.” Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Minor accident

We’re getting reports of accident on Station Road at Saville Road in Skelmanthorpe.

It’s described as a “minor accident” and a bump.

It may cause a few delays in the area.

Local headlines

Here’s a round-up of the local headlines this morning:

Investigation continues into two Dewsbury gun incidents

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around two firearms incidents in Dewsbury.

In one yesterday residents believe ‘two shots’ were fired from a black Toyota Yaris at a man who sustained a shoulder injury and was taken to hospital.

It’s been described as a “drive-by shooting”.

In the other, a car crashed after it believed there was a pursuit and a discharge of firearms near to Dewsbury Police Station on Monday night.

Councillors to rule on public right of way controversy

A public rights of way may be axed at a Huddersfield beauty spot that was at the centre of a controversial housing development.

Prospective developer Seddon Homes Ltd and Paddico (267) Ltd have applied to Kirklees Council to block up the rights of way and to provide alternative pedestrian routes at Clayton Fields off Edgerton Road in Edgerton.

A decision will be taken on Thursday.

For Sale signs finally go up on Clayton Fields, off Edgerton Road, following an epic, 20-year planning battle
For Sale signs finally go up on Clayton Fields, off Edgerton Road, following an epic, 20-year planning battle

Town podcast out now

In our latest Ooh To Be A Terrier’ podcast Raj Bains and Rory Benson dissect the Southampton game in usual fashion, picking through the good, the bad and the ugly.

There’s talk of all the latest news, including Rob Green signing and Jason Davidson being released.

Click here to listen

National headlines

Here’s a round-up of the national headlines this morning:

Princes memorial visit on eve of anniversary

Prince William and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, with a visit to her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death.

They will tour the White Garden, which has been planted in the Princess’s memory to mark two decades since she died.

Prince William Prince Harry
Prince William Prince Harry

Leaked memo suggests GP changes

GPs will be encouraged to get backing from a panel of other doctors in order to refer patients to hospital as part of a secret cost-cutting drive, it has been reported.

A leaked NHS England memo has told health trusts to review referrals weekly by September in a bid to cut numbers by around 30%, according to Pulse magazine.

Pulse, a specialist publication for doctors, said the leaked document promised “significant additional funding” for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who established the schemes this year.

Scottish Labour leader quits

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has resigned with immediate effect.

She said she left the party “in better shape than I found it”, after taking on the job in the wake of the 2015 general election. With four years to go until the next Holyrood elections, Ms Dugdale said: “I am convinced that the party needs a new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate to take the party into that contest.”

Man charged with murder

A 27-year-old man will appear before magistrates this morning charged with the murder of a Halifax woman.

Jordan Thackray of East Grange View, Leeds, will appear before Bradford Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning charged with the murder of 23-year-old Jessica King.

A 26-year-old man who was also arrested has now been released pending further enquires.

Investigations into the murder, which was reported to police on Sunday August 28, remain ongoing by the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

Jessica King, a mother of two young girls, who was found dead in Halifax at the weekend
Jessica King, a mother of two young girls, who was found dead in Halifax at the weekend (Image: Facebook)

Rush-hour round-up

Morning all, here’s a round-up of what’s happening on the roads right now:

1) Slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads). Travel time is five minutes.

2) A629 Cow Green busy but moving at Bull Green Roundabout.

3) Traffic moving well on A629 Halifax Road into town from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery). Travel time is five minutes.

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.

Scenery around Huddersfield
Scenery around Huddersfield (Image: Twitter @richardhudds)

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