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As today is deadline day, we're running a separate live blog for football and Huddersfield Town updates. Click here for our deadline day live blog.

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Fire out in Mirfield

The fire is out in Mirfield now - we’re waiting to hear back from the fire service about what happened.

As for the burst water main, enquiries are ongoing with Yorkshire Water.

Check our website for stories later.

Video of the burst water main

This is the scene outside Stainland Medical Centre

House fire in Mirfield

Our reporter Louise Lavigueur is at the scene of the house fire in Mirfield

Burst water main in Halifax

House fire in Mirfield

Fire crews are in Mirfield dealing with a blaze at a house in Nettleton Road

Three teens arrested over West Yorkshire stabbing

Three teenagers have been arrested following a stabbing in Leeds.

A 19-year-old man was found with stab wounds in the Chapeltown area, which was on the route of the West Indian Carnival, at around 5.45pm on Monday. He was treated in hospital for serious injuries.

A woman received a head injury in the aftermath of the stabbing and another was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Three males, one aged 16 and two aged 18, were arrested in connection with the incident but later released pending further enquiries.

In case you missed it: Five-year-old girl meets disfigured war vetaran

Help for Heroes released a moving video yesterday. Five-year-old Tempy Pattinson, who has been fundraising for the charity for two years, meets disfigured war veteran Simon Brown, who is from Leeds:

Lunchtime traffic update

There’s heavy traffic westbound on the A62 Leeds Road, between Ashgrove Road and Bradley Mills Road.

A speed restriction is in place for ongoing roadworks.

Four men arrested after another West Yorkshire shooting

Four men have been arrested and one man has suffered serious head and leg injuries following a shooting in Shipley.

Officers received a report of a collision and a firearms discharge in West Royd Drive at around 10.40pm last night.

Armed officers went to the scene and found an abandoned Mitsubishi Shogun with damage, which appeared to be consistent with a shooting.

Shortly afterwards, a 29-year-old man from Shipley attended the scene with injuries.

He was taken to hospital with serious head and leg injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

His injuries were not thought to be as a result of the discharge, but he was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.

Following enquiries, three men aged 28, 31 and 32 were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

They remain in custody today and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “Our enquiries are at an early stage, but we believe this was a targeted attack and there is not thought to be a wider risk to the public.

“We take incidents involving firearms extremely seriously and have increased patrols in the area today to reassure residents.”

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team on 101, quoting log 2063 of 30 August.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Arson attack on cars in Dewsbury

Burnt out Vauxhall Zafira and Vauxhall Corsa at JCS Car Sales, Scout Hill, Dewsbury.
Burnt out Vauxhall Zafira and Vauxhall Corsa at JCS Car Sales, Scout Hill, Dewsbury.

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on two cars on a Dewsbury car lot.

A Vauxhall Corsa and a Vauxhall Zafira were burnt out at JCS Car Sales in Huddersfield Road, Scout Hill, in the very early hours of this morning.

Firefighters put out the fire.

Read more here.

Male robbed at knifepoint in alleyway

KFC on Westbourne Road in Marsh
KFC on Westbourne Road in Marsh

Police are appealing for witnesses after a male was robbed in an alleyway.

The victim had a Voodoo Bantu mountain bike, which was green and black, taken from him at knifepoint on Tuesday.

It happened at around 9pm in an alleyway behind KFC on Westbourne Road in Marsh.

Now, officers want to speak to two males in connection with the incident.

The first is described as aged 18-20, 5ft9” to 6ft tall, black and of a stocky build. He had facial stubble and wore a black hooded top with the hood up. There was a white mark on his left shoulder area. He also had on black tracksuit bottoms and spoke in a local accent.

A second is described as aged 16-18 years old, 5”6 – 5”8 tall, white, and also of a stocky build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up and grey shorts. He spoke in a local accent.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting 13170399329.

Man appearing in court after gunshot

A 20-year-old man is due to appear in court after a firearms discharge in Leeds.

The incident happened on Monday on Cowper Street in Chapeltown.

Meshac James, from the neighbouring Hamilton Avenue, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today.

Huddersfield Giants full-back signs contract extension

Huddersfield Giants' Jordan Rankin has signed a long-term deal with the club. Picture by John Rushworth
Huddersfield Giants' Jordan Rankin has signed a long-term deal with the club. Picture by John Rushworth

Full-back Jordan Rankin, 25, has signed a three-year contract extension at Huddersfield Giants.

Read more here.

Liam Gallagher announces UK tour

There will be shows in Leeds and of course, his hometown of Manchester.

The former Oasis frontman has announced the tour in support of his debut solo album As You Were, which will be released on October 6.

Fans who pre-order any format of the album from his official site store.liamgallagher.com will be able to access an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale on Ticketmaster.co.uk from 10am on September 6.

After the pre-sale closes, tickets go on general sale from 10am on September 8.

Full list of Liam Gallagher tour dates

October

30 – Belfast, Ulster Hall

December

3 – Leeds, First Direct Arena

4 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

6 – Plymouth, Pavilions

7 – London, Alexandra Palace

10 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

12 – Birmingham, Arena

Missing man found safe and well

We posted earlier this morning that police had been searching for Gordon Bentley. He’s since been found.

National news headlines

Politics - ‘I’M NOT A QUITTER’: THERESA MAY DEFIES RESIGNATION RUMOURS - Theresa May has insisted she is ‘not a quitter’ and vowed to lead the Conservatives into the next general election. The decision to come out fighting followed reports that she was preparing to stand down the day before Britain leaves the European Union in 2019. In a series of interviews during a visit to Japan, Mrs May set out her plan to fight on, promising to deliver social reforms that will give the country a ‘brighter future’.

Royalty - FRIENDS AND FANS TO MARK DEATH OF DIANA 20 YEARS AGO - The anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales will be marked by her friends and fans 20 years after she was killed in a car crash. Diana’s sons the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have already paid tribute to their mother, visiting the floral tributes and pictures of the Princess left at the gates of her former home Kensington Palace. The brothers toured the site yesterday and laid flowers on behalf of well-wishers who had gathered to see the royals.

US - FLOODED CHEMICAL PLANT POISED TO EXPLODE AS HARVEY DEATH TOLL RISES - A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside Houston is poised to explode as the scope of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey came into sharper focus. The death toll climbed to at least 31, and the fire department in Houston began searching thousands of flooded homes to ensure ‘no people were left behind’. Harvey was downgraded to a tropical depression and the floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but major dangers remained for the US Gulf Coast area.

Front page

This is the front page of today’s newspaper.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - August 31, 2017.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - August 31, 2017. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Read the main story here.

Another Town transfer on the cards

Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells. Photo by Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells. Photo by Simon Cooper/PA Wire. (Image: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Huddersfield Town look set to offload Nahki Wells today, with Burnley interested in the striker.

The Clarets are in talks with the Terriers over a potential switch, with a £5m fee being rumoured.

Wells, who cost Town a record £1.3m fee in January 2014, has scored 49 competitive goals for the West Yorkshire outfit, but now finds himself behind Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre in the pecking order at the John Smith’s Stadium following Town’s remarkable promotion to the Premier League.

Here’s what we know about the switch so far.

Midnight deadline for 30 hours of free childcare

The deadline to register for the 30 hour free childcare scheme is midnight tonight.

From tomorrow, most parents in England are entitled to the scheme for children aged three to four.

Read the full story here. You can apply for the scheme here.

Cloudy weather today

It’s currently 11°C with a very low chance of rain.

Cloud will build into the afternoon with light showers developing in the evening.

The maximum temperature today will reach is 17°C.

Elderly man missing from Gomersal

Gordon Bentley, 77, went missing on August 30, 2017.
Gordon Bentley, 77, went missing on August 30, 2017.

Police are urgently appealing for information to trace a missing man who has dementia.

Gordon Bentley was reported missing from an address in Gomersal at about 8.35pm last night and a number of searches have been ongoing since.

The 77-year-old, who is originally from the Roberttown, Liversedge, is described as white 6ft tall, bald and has markings to his face from shaving. He was last seen wearing a blue top and blue trousers.

Chief Inspector Jon Dunkerley, of Kirklees District Police, said: “A number of searches and enquiries are ongoing in the Gomersal area today to find Mr Bentley who is very vulnerable.

“Both the police and his family are very concerned for his welfare and I would ask anyone who may have seen him or who has any information about his whereabouts to contact us.

“Information can be given to Kirklees Police on 101 referencing log 1798 of August 30.”

Traffic update

No major problems this morning.

  • There’s a broken down tanker on the M62 eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and one lane is closed, but traffic is coping well.
  • Also leading into town from north west, A629 Halifax Road is a bit busy but moving from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery).

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.

The glorious scenery of Holme.
The glorious scenery of Holme. (Image: Andy Leader)

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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