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One of today's most read

Holidaymakers jetting off on Saturday could be facing changes to their trips after Thomas Cook announced pilots are to go on strike.

The strike, which will affect Thomas Cook UK Airlines, starts at 12.01am on Saturday September 23 and finishes at 11.59pm.

For full listed of affected flight click here.

Behind the scenes at Manchester Airport

Woman seriously hurt in road accident

A women was seriously hurt when she was hit by car.

The incident happened at 8.44am on Junction Lane, opposite South Ossett Baptist Church, Ossett.

A blue Nissan Qashqai was travelling towards South Parade when it hit the pedestrian.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Witnesses to the incident including anyone who helped at the scene but left prior to the police attending are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 402 of Friday 22 September.

Broken down lorry causing bother on the motorway

Yet more trouble on the M62 this afternoon - one lane is closed westbound between junctions 28 and 27.

This is due to a broken down lorry and is affecting traffic travelling between Leeds and Huddersfield.

M62 between Junction 26 and 27

Wanted appeal for man with Huddersfield connections

Police have issued an appeal to trace a man wanted in connection with a string of burglaries.

Officers want to speak to Zain Jamil Khan, 20, over burglaries in Dewsbury and Bradford. The 30-year-old is from Bradford but has connections to the Birkby area.

Det Insp, Mark Catney of Kirklees Police, said: “Officers have been conducting a number of enquiries and I would like to speak to anyone who has seen Zain Khan recently.”

Zain Jamil Khan
Zain Jamil Khan (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Huddersfield Pc helps elderly man after fall

An officer has tweeted how she helped tidy up a pensioner’s house after he suffered a nasty fall.

Pc Jodie Kimmings, based in Huddersfield, tweeted to say she’d received a call from a man who’d fallen at home and couldn’t get up. An ambulance was called and the man has been taken to hospital.

She said: “I have tidied up and done some washing up for him when he gets out. A social services referral has also been made to ensure he is cared for when he returns home.

“I have also got a key cut for him so we can gain entry without making such a mess next time.”

All lanes back open on the M62

An updates from Highways England on the M62 crash.

A spokesperson says there were 3-4 vehicles involved and the crash has now been moved onto the hard shoulder, so all lanes are now open.

The crash happened shortly after 1.30pm.

Crash involving car and lorry on the M62

This doesn’t sound too good - two lanes are currently blocked.

There is serious congestion on the M62 eastbound on the approach to junction 29.

Here’s how it looks at the scene.

Man denies attempted murder of children in car crash

A man has denied trying to kill four children who were seriously injured in a car crash.

Owen Scott, 29, was arrested and charged when the car he was driving crashed into a pub near Penistone last month.

The grey Dacia Logan was travelling along Copster Lane when it crashed into the pub wall in the early hours of August 23. Four children - including two baby boys - were in the car at the time. They were all taken to hospital in a serious condition with injuries “not all thought to be consistent with the collision”, according to police.

A629 near Penistone, scene of a serious car crash
A629 near Penistone, scene of a serious car crash

Scott, of Heather Road in Fawley, Hampshire, appeared by videolink at Sheffield Crown Court this morning. He pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempted murder and also denied dangerous dangerous driving.

Scott will go on trial in Sheffield on January 29. He was remanded in custody.

Update on missing vulnerable man

A short update for you on missing Batley man Bernard Mullany.

Police have said this lunchtime that Bernard has now been found safe and well.

Felix's book scheduled for star appearance at book festival

Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat’s biography is being featured at a major Yorkshire book festival this weekend.

Her book, Felix the Railway Cat, is being presented by station staff member Andy McClements at Ryedale Book Festival near Malton tomorrow.

Andy, one of Felix’s entourage, will discuss how the town’s most famous moggy rose from being an ordinary kitten to being an extraordinary social media star (she currently has more than 120,000 Facebook followers from all over the world). He’ll also be revealing interesting facts and never before seen pictures of the station’s senior pest controller.

Find out more here!

Huddersfield Station Master Andy McClements with Felix the station cat
Huddersfield Station Master Andy McClements with Felix the station cat

National news

Here’s a midday round up of the main headlines today...

UBER WILL NOT BE ISSUED WITH NEW OPERATING LICENCE, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON SAYS

Uber will not be issued with an operating licence after its current deal expires on September 30, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. TfL concluded that the minicab app is “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital due to concerns which have “public safety and security implications”. These include its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and how it carries out background checks on its drivers.

Uber was given just a four-month temporary licence in May.

WORLD IS WATCHING US FOR BREXIT DEAL SUCCESS, PM TO TELL EU LEADERS
Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The Prime Minister will set out her plans for a transitional period from the formal date of Brexit in March 2019, expected to last two years, before moving to a permanent trade deal. Mrs May is thought to be considering an offer of paying around 20 billion euro (£17.6 billion) over the transition period.

MAN AND WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER BURNED BODY DISCOVERED IN GARDEN
A 40-year-old man and 34-year-old woman have been charged with murder after the discovery of a badly burned body in a garden. Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider, both of Pulborough Road, Wandsworth, are due before magistrates in Wimbledon today. Police have been unable to tell the age or gender of the deceased person because the remains were so charred.

Uber (stock image)
Uber's operating licence will not be renewed, TfL have announced this morning (Image: PA)

Eureka! reveals plans to expand

The popular children’s museum has said it plans to expand, as well as open another museum.

It announced the plans to extend the museum into the next door Great Northern Shed at an event to mark its 25th anniversary. Another Eureka! is also set to open in Liverpool.

The expansion is to take place over the next six years and is hoped to bring in an extra 50,000 visitors a year.

Eureka! children's museum in Halifax is as popular as ever
Eureka! children's museum in Halifax is as popular as ever

Sir Patrick gets a helping hand after his car breaks down

Huddersfield’s Hollywood star Sir Patrick Stewart has tweeted his thanks to fire fighters who helped him out after his tyre burst.

The veteran actor, originally from Mirfield, was en route to Stratford upon Avon where he is taking part in a Shakespeare event when the tyre was punctured. After asking services for the nearest garage, they kindly volunteered to change his tyre for him.

I bet their partners will *definitely* believe them when they go home tonight and say they changed Patrick Stewart’s tyre!

Concerns for missing Batley man

Police are concerned for a vulnerable man who has gone missing.

Bernard Mullany, 69, was reported missing from his home in Batley in the early hours of this morning. Officers are growing increasingly worried for his welfare.

He is described as white, with grey and black hair on the sides and bald on top, of slim build and around 5ft 6 ins tall.

Bernard was last seen wearing a grey and yellow horizontal stripped jumper, grey tracksuit bottoms and dark blue slippers. Anyone who believes they may have seen Bernard is asked to contact police urgently on 101, quoting log number 281 of 22/9.

Man charged with terror offences

Counter-terror police have charged a West Yorkshire man with terror offences.

Farooq Rashid, 42, of Ducy Crescent, Bradford, is charged with one count of Dissemination of a terrorist publication, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and one count of Possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist, contrary to Section 58 of TACT 2000. He was initially arrested by officers from the North East Counter Terror Unit in October 2016 as part of an intelligence led inquiry.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court this morning.

The entrance to Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London
The entrance to Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London

It's the Autumn Equinox today

Autumn has offically begun!

Today’s the day that Summer is officially over and the nights really start drawing in. An equinox occurs when the sun passes directly over the Earth’s equator, resulting in a day and night that equal in length.

I’ve put together a few stories you might want to read now the leaves are changing colours...

You can find some beautiful walks along our local canals - which are even more stunning at this time of year. Have a look at the different range for all abilities here.

Walks near water - Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Linthwaite.
Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Linthwaite.

Alternatively check out our guide on where to find conkers in and around Huddersfield here.

Here is a gallery of pictures taken around our local scenery showing off its rich colours and rustling leaves.

Or if you’re just interested in sitting in a cosy coffee shop, take your pick from our list here!

Huddersfield weather forecast

Looks like a bit of a mixed bag of weather today.

Sunny but chilly this morning. But while temperatures will rise a little towards the afternoon, there’s a strong chance of rain. The good news is the weather is set to be pretty decent this weekend, staying dry with some lovely Autumn sunshine. Perfect for a walk or to check out the Holmfirth Food Festival.

Lane closed due to accident on the M62

Reports of an accident on the M62 this morning - this is on the eastbound carriage between junctions 26 and 27 heading towards Leeds/Birstall.

Just one lane closed at the moment which is obviously causing a lot of congestion but things haven’t ground to a halt just yet.

Man hospitalised after being kicked by thugs in street

Do you recognise either of these men? Police have released CCTV images of them after three men were attacked in Halifax, one of whom needed hospital treatment.

The assault happened on the Sunday night of August Bank Holiday, although police have only this morning released details.

It happened at around 11.45pm when the three victims were approached by a group of unknown males on Commercial Street. One man was punched in the face causing him to fall to the floor, where he was then kicked. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

CCTV appeal after men assaulted in Halifax street
CCTV appeal after men assaulted in Halifax street

The other two men were also assaulted as they tried to help him, with both receiving minor injuries.

Officers are keen to know the identity of the men in these CCTV pictures. Anyone with information is urged to come forward calling 101.

CCTV appeal after men assaulted in Halifax street
CCTV appeal after men assaulted in Halifax street (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Today's front page

Our main story today is a good one - Scott Remmer was left with bleeds on the brain after he was in a horrific car crash in Kirkburton last year.

But the 22-year-old has now learned to walk again, and is even planning on going back to university. His family have been paying tribute to the life savers at Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Drug dealing arrests made outside local school

Police tweeted last night to say three people had been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing offences outside a Huddersfield school.

It has not yet been disclosed which school precisely so we will be looking more into this this morning and hopefully have an update for you later.

What's happening on the roads?

If you’re heading north this morning you may want to give the A1(M) a very large berth - the motorway is closed due to a serious accident involving two lorries.

The road is clsoed northbound between junctions 48 and 49 in North Yorkshire and traffic officers say it will remain closed throughout rush hour.

Elsewhere, no major congestion problems to report 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
  • Queues on Halifax Road, Hipperholme, in both directions
  • 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 editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .