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One of today's top stories
A driver who took her Audi TT to a dealer for a bodywork repair has been left fuming after the garage installed an engine software update without her permission.
Sheelagh Kennerley, a supply chain planning manager, said she left the car with Huddersfield Audi in Leeds Road on July 9 to carry out a bodywork repair and had no reason to suspect there would be any problem.
All lanes reopen following multi-vehicle M62 crash
Severe delays and queueing traffic due to earlier accident, lorry, minibus and van involved on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion on M62 to J25 A644 (Brighouse). Travel time is 120 minutes.
All lanes have been re-opened.
Lane three (of three) was closed. Lane two reopened at 13:50. Emergency services have left the scene. Vehicles awaiting recovery.
Man fined and banned from driving for damaging roadside barrier
A man has pleaded guilty to damaging metal railings after driving into them in a digger in Berry Brow.
The incident happened on Woodhead Road in February this year.
Man left with broken ankle after fight at station
Police are appealing for information after two men got into a fight at Leeds Station, resulting in one needing treatment for a broken ankle.
The men got into the altercation outside the McDonalds in the station at around 8.30pm on Saturday 12 August. The victim has since been discharged from hospital. Officers would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV images as he may have information which could help the investigation.
If you recognise him, please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016, quoting reference number 579 12/8.
Here’s a round up of the main headlines this afternoon...
POLICE INVESTIGATING TERROR INCIDENT AT PARSONS GREEN TUBE STATION
A manhunt has been launched after a bomb was detonated in a suspected terror attack on a packed London Underground train. Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic as the blast sent a “fireball” and a “wall of flame” through a District line service at Parsons Green station in West London. Police suspect the explosion was sparked when an improvised explosive device was detonated, and have launched a huge counter-terrorism investigation alongside MI5. The tube blast left 19 commuters needing hospital treatment while three were treated at a NHS walk-in clinic.
SPACE PROBE CASSINI PLUNGES TO DESTRUCTION THROUGH SATURN’S ATMOSPHERE
Pioneering Saturn probe Cassini has plunged to destruction into the planet’s atmosphere.
Nasa scientists planned the spectacular suicide dive to end the £2.9 billion mission, which has lasted 20 years and delivered a treasure trove of discoveries. At 12.55 pm UK time radio contact with the 22ft long nuclear-powered probe was lost as Cassini tumbled to its doom 930 miles above Saturn’s cloud tops. The decision to kill off Cassini was taken because the craft would soon run out of fuel and become impossible to steer.
PRISONERS CAPTURED AFTER ESCAPING BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS JAIL IN IRMA AFTERMATH
More than 100 prisoners have been captured after escaping from a jail on the British Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.
The governor of the islands said the prisoners of Balsam Ghut prison, in Tortola, had been captured on Thursday.
It followed an operation by British Virgin Island and Cayman Island police officers, alongside the British Royal Marines and police.
Mikron Theatre Company to supply costumes for new Indie film
The Marsden-based company made the announcement this morning.
Demon Eye is a supernatural thriller filmed around Huddersfield starring Darren Day.
Teen jailed for manslaughter
A 17-year-old has been given ten years’ detention over the fatal stabbing of another teenager.
Irfan Wahid died after he was stabbed in Harehills, Leeds, in February. The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today.
M62 crash: Separate updates
We are now running separate live updates on the incident on the M62 here.
Here’s a picture showing fire services at the scene - looks like a lorry has been involved in the accident
Multi-vehicle accident on the M62
Two lanes are closed due to a multi-vehicle accident on the M62 westbound at junction 23.
Updates to follow.
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Litter of kittens abandoned in garden
Vets have issued a fresh plea for pet owners to neuter their cats after nine stray kittens were dumped in a garden.
Dewsbury-based Calder Vets had two adults and nine kittens to see to after a woman brought them in to their Wakefield branch this week. All nine kittens were treated for worms and fleas, and six of them for cat flu and swollen eyes. All have since been re-homed.
Calder practice manager Tracy Hemingway, who herself took two of the kittens, is urging people to get their cats neutered in a bid to limit the increasing amount of abandoned litters across the county.
And if this picture doesn’t make you listen, nothing will!
Rise in car crime in North Kirklees
Police in the Dewsbury and Mirfield area say they have seen a rise in thefts from cars this week.
Officers have issued a reminder to motorists not to keep valuables in their car or in sight and to leave it locked and alarmed, even when on a petrol station forecourt.
Clarke Carlisle reported missing
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has been reported missing.
The 37-year-old, from Ripponden, was last seen in Manchester city centre early this morning at 6am. A tweet posted by his wife Carrie, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, said: “#Missing Clarke’s last known whereabouts was Manchester City Centre at 6am. If you see him please get in touch.”
Clarke was in the headlines in 2015 when he openly discussed trying to take his own life after he was hit by a lorry on the A64.
Thug with knife tried to rob man at bus stop
A man at a bus stop was threatened by a would-be robber claiming to have a knife last night.
Police say the victim was approached by a man at the bus stop near Javid Superstores on Bradford Road between 8.30 and 9pm. During the incident the victim, a male, was threatened by the suspect who said he had a knife.
The suspect then hit the victim in the face. A man officers want to speak to in connection with the incident is described as 5ft 6 – 5ft 7 tall. He was white and wearing a black hooded top, dark trousers and a face covering.
Anyone with information should contact police via 101.
Full story on damning child services report
Here is our full report on the news that Kirklees Children’s Services have been subject of another damning report this morning.
MPs have had their say on the report, with Barry Sheerman calling the findings “deeply disappointing”.
Read the full story here.
Latest on incident in London
Several people have been injured after an explosion on a Tube carriage at Parsons Green, London, this morning.
A Lidl carrier bag is said to have caused the blast. There are now reports of police working to deactivate a second bomb on the train.
Counter terror police are investigating although the incident is under the control of British Transport Police.
A London Ambulance spokesperson said: “We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes. Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.”
Biker taken to LGI
Update from police on the collision in Slaithwaite - the motorcyclist has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary with suspected serious injuries.
Officers are still at the scene clearing the motorbike, which is a black Suzuki. The driver of the other car was unhurt.
Motorbike collision in Slaithwaite
Reports of a road collision in Slaithwaite this morning.
A motorcycle and 4x4 have been involved in the collision at the junction between Manchester Road and Varley Road. The cyclist has been taken to hospital.
Traffic is now clearing.
Coca Cola message a 'hoax'
Police are urging people to ignore a hoax on Facebook that says Coca Cola is being removed from shelves after fears it could be infected with HIV.
The hoax is being shared on social media and claims an employee at a factory manufacturing the drink who has HIV infected a batch with his blood. This is untrue and people are being advised not to share it.
'Lit cigarette' sparks house fire
Fire services attended a fire at a home on Salterhebble Hill last night after it’s thought to have been sparked by a cigarette.
A 78-year-old man needed medical attention following the small fire close to Calderdale Royal Hospital at 10.40pm last night. It’s unclear exactly how the fire started, although fire fighters said it seemed to have likely started by a lit cigarette.
Paramedics were called over fears the man may be suffering from smoke inhalation, but in the end he didn’t require hospital treatment. His home was badly smoke logged although only minor fire damage was caused.
Damning report suggests Leeds Council should take over Kirklees' child services
Children in Kirklees have been let down so badly by council child services that Leeds City Council should be drafted in to help, a report to the Government has suggested.
The independent report released last night was commissioned in December following an Ofsted report the month before. The report claimed Kirklees lacked “leadership and management capacity” and that there were “too few senior and middle managers”.
It wrote: “Kirklees does not currently have the leadership and management capacity and capability to drive forward the changes necessary to achieve the required standards in children’s social care and alternatives need to be considered.”
What's happening on the roads?
Routine traffic this morning but no major incidents on the M62 or M1. 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 .