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Weapons seized, two arrested by West Yorkshire Police

This terrifying haul of weapons has been seized tonight in West Yorkshire. Two arrested. The location hasn’t yet been disclosed.

Salendine Nook pupils waiting until DECEMBER for GCSE certificates

Pupils at Salendine Nook High School who have not yet received their GCSE certificates will have to wait until December to get them.

Helen Gardner, exams officer, posted on the New Hey Road academy’s website:

Due to some of the GCSE certificates being delayed from the Exam Boards, these are not yet ready for students to collect from school.

These will be available to collect from reception from December.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Traffic slow on M62

There’s slow traffic on the M62 eastbound due to an earlier broken down vehicle.

The congestion is between junction 26 and 27, which is for Gildersome.

Lane one was blocked for around half an hour, but all lanes have been re-opened now.

Normal traffic conditions are not expected until after 7.30pm.

Teenager killed by train on level crossing in West Yorkshire

Some very sad news this evening.

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A teenager was killed by a train near Keighley last night.

Aidan Mazurke has been described by his family as a ‘loving son, brother and grandson’.

Officers from the British Transport Police were called to Kildwick level crossing at approximately 10.50pm yesterday evening and attended alongside paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Sadly, the 16-year-old could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Read more here.

Kitty thrown from moving vehicle on M62

Who would do this?!

A roadwork crew working at junction 18 of the M62 spotted this tiny black and white cat being thrown from a moving vehicle.

He was rescued by the motorway police, who are now trying to find the offender.

It’s a bit down the road from us, but if you have any information about the incident, please contact police on 101.

Storm to hit Huddersfield this weekend

Here’s our weatherman Paul Stevens with the forecast for the week ahead.

He says we should expect flooding and winds of 60-70mph this weekend!

Update on train changes after rail track storm damage

The rail disruption in Calderdale and Bradford which will continue for the rest of the day.

As a result of ex-Hurricane Ophelia hitting the UK last night trees have fallen onto the railway lines between Bradford Interchange and Halifax, plus there has been a landslip near Hipperholme.

It is affecting Brighouse, Huddersfield, Leeds and Manchester trains on the Northern service.

Rail replacement transport buses will operate between Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Bradford Interchange.

The following alterations will apply for the rest of the day:

  • Grand Central services to and from Bradford Interchange will be diverted, not calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield or Wakefield Kirkgate.
  • Services from York to Blackpool North, in this direction, will be diverted via Dewsbury.
  • A limited service is running between Leeds and Halifax via Brighouse (2 services per hour)
  • Services from Huddersfield to Leeds via Brighouse will run as normal in this direction. From Leeds to Huddersfield they trains will divert via Dewsbury.
  • Services from Manchester Victoria to Leeds via Halifax will run as normal in this direction. From Leeds to Manchester Victoria trains will divert via Dewsbury and Brighouse.
  • Rail replacement transport buses will operate between Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Bradford Interchange

Water issues in HD9

There’s a power outage in part of the Holme Valley which is causing low or no water supply.

Road closed due to condition of building

Emergency repairs to a building mean a main road into a village will be closed off.

Morley Lane, from Manchester Road down towards Milnsbridge, has been closed today due to the condition of garages near the junction. The road closure is affecting traffic one way only, and the lane towards Manchester Road is unaffected.

An update on the Kirklees roadworks site says: “Emergency road closure to be in effect from 17/10/2017 to approx 18/10/2017. “Emergency road closure required to enable essential building repairs to be carried out. Traffic heading up Morley Lane will still have access to Manchester Road.”

There are a row of garages near to the junction which has a roof in a poor condition.

Kirklees Council obtained an Emergency Temporary Traffic Regulation Order to close one lane for the works.

Morley Lane
Morley Lane
Morley Lane, Milnsbridge
Morley Lane, Milnsbridge

Police injured after trying to stop car

Two police officers were injured when a car they were trying to stop twice reversed into their police car.

It happened when officers were trying to get the driver of a Mitsubishi Shogun to stop in connection with an earlier offence of making off from a petrol station without paying.

Kirklees CID are investigating the incident that took place on Bennett Lane, Dewsbury at 6.45pm on Monday.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “The driver of the offending vehicle, a blue Mitsubishi Shogun, failed to stop when indicated by the police driver and reversed twice in the direction of the police vehicle, the second time causing significant damage to the front of the car.

“The Shogun then left the scene.

“The two officers in the police vehicle suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.

“The officers were attempting to stop the Shogun due to it matching the description of a vehicle involved in a make off without payment offence at Sainsbury’s petrol station in Dewsbury at around 5.20pm the same day.”

Enquiries in to both incidents remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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bennett lane

Have you lost a trampoline?

A few more wind-related incidents have been reported to us.

A tree has come down at the Carr Pit Allotments on Silver Street in Aspley:

And someone is missing a trampoline in Rawthorpe:

Quiz time with the Mayor of Kirklees

A quiz night is being hosted by the Mayor of Kirklees.

Clr Christine Iredale has written the quiz questions for the special event taking place at The Keys Restaurant on Friday.

The Mayor said: “It’ll be a fun quiz, I’ve written the questions with a picture round and general knowledge round.

“Paul and Vicky Wood (the managers) are providing a supper which means all proceeds can go to the mayor’s charity.”

The mayor is raising funds for Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society.

The quiz takes place at the restaurant in the crypt of St Peter’s Parish Church in Huddersfield on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person including a supper.

Clr Christine Iredale, Mayor of Kirklees.
Clr Christine Iredale, Mayor of Kirklees.

Appeal after fatal crash

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Bradford.

At about 11.43pm yesterday (Monday), a silver Aprilla 125cc motorcycle was travelling along Moorside Road towards Harrogate Road when it was in collision with a skip, close to the junction with Wood View Drive.

The 27-year-old male rider received medical attention but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the movements of the motorcycle prior to it is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, quoting log reference 2441 of 16 October.

Appeal for family

Coroners in Bradford are appealing for information to trace the relatives of Steven Reynard.

Mr Reynard, aged 52 of Lansdale Court, died on 6 October. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

It is believed Mr Reynard is originally from the Hartlepool area of Cleveland.

Anyone with information on the relatives of Mr Reynard is asked to contact Coroner’s Officer Malcolm Dyson on 01274 373 719.

MP constituency changes proposed

Lindley to move into the Huddersfield parliamentary constituency & Penistone (in South Yorkshire) to move into the Colne Valley parliamentary.

They’re both proposals in a Boundary Commission for England review to re-jig constituency sizes to make them more equal and also cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

Click here to read further details about the planned changes in Kirklees and Calderdale.

It comes as experts say Theresa May would have won a Commons majority for the Conservatives of about 16 if the snap general election in June had taken place using revised plans for new constituency boundaries.

The claims may provide ammunition for critics who argue the changes, if implemented, will have the impact of making it easier for Conservatives to win power.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman today queried why they Boundary Commission had not looked at an MPs workload:

The analysis was carried out by Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, emeritus professors of politics at the University of Plymouth and Associate Members of Nuffield College, Oxford, a Professor David Denver of Lancaster University and with Northern Ireland by elections pundit Nicholas Whyte.

Did you know this?

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service is backing an awareness day that aims to educate us about burns.

#BurnsAwarenessDay advises we treat burns with cool running water for 20 minutes - much longer than many people do.

Storm round-up

We’ve done a round-up of all the Storm Ophelia related incidents in and around Huddersfield.

And it includes a car that was damaged by a tree.

Click here to read the full story

Travel update

Due to trees on the railway line and a landslip near Hipperholme, problems continue on Northern train services.

Journeys between Bradford Interchange and Hebden Bridge / Brighouse are being disrupted and the following is confirmed until 2pm:

  • Grand Central services to and from Bradford Interchange will be diverted, not calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield or Wakefield Kirkgate.
  • A limited service is running between Leeds and Halifax via Brighouse (2 services per hour).
  • Trains between Huddersfield and Leeds via Brighouse will not run. Customers travelling between Huddersfield and Halifax / Bradford are advised to travel via Leeds.
  • Trains from Leeds towards Manchester Victoria will be diverted via Brighouse. Trains from Manchester Victoria towards Leeds will run as normal.
  • Buses are running between Bradford Interchange and Rose Grove.

MPs on 'unsustainable' police cuts

MPs have tackled the government over police cuts.

In a House of Commons debate yesterday Tracy Brabin said: With officer numbers at 1985 levels, crime up 10% in the last year and police work becoming ever more complex, this additional pressure is not sustainable.

“The current flat cash settlement for forces announced in 2015 is no longer enough.”

“Those were the words of Britain’s most senior police chief. Which part of that does the Minister disagree with?”

Home Office Minister Nick Hurd didn’t answer the question directly, instead he said, “We do recognise that demand on the police is changing. We are absolutely determined to make sure that the police have the resources they need to do the job properly. While continuing to support and challenge them.”

The question came as West Yorkshire Police has lost over 1,000 police officers since 2010.

After the debate, Mrs Brabin said: “The levels of police funding is simply unacceptable. There are now 493 West Yorkshire residents per police officer.

“Demand is going up as there are fewer police officers on our streets, this is clearly unsustainable.”

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin
Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

In the same debate Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff said: “The chief constable of West Yorkshire police said, “Our officers are exhausted” and that policing is “not sustainable” in the long term without an uplift in funding. If the Government’s first duty is the safety of their citizens, how can they possible justify more cuts in the face of such warnings?

Mr Hurd replied: “The amount of funding for West Yorkshire police rose in 2015-16 by £3.7 million, and the force is sitting on £91 million of reserves, some 22% of revenue.”

Man, 55, dies in Shelley crash

Police have this morning confirmed that a 55-year-old man died in last night’s crash in Shelley.

They are now appealing for witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision.

A black Volkswagen CC vehicle was driving along Huddersfield Road in the direction of Skelmanthorpe at around 6.40pm, when it was in collision with a lamppost

The collision occurred at the junction with Westerley Way.

The driver, a 55-year-old man, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw the vehicle driving in the area prior to the collision to get in contact with police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170481227.

We reported last night that customers from the Flying Ferret pub rushed out to help – and some used vital first aid skills to try to help the driver, but sadly were unable to help.

RTC on Huddersfield Road, Shepley.
RTC on Huddersfield Road, Shepley.

Duo threaten woman with hammer then steal her bag

A woman was threatened with a hammer and robbed of her bag by two people, police say.

Kirklees CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident which took place between 3pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday October 11 outside the Poundland store in the Princess of Wales Shopping Centre.

It occurred after the victim felt a pull on her handbag and when she turned round, saw a white female trying to steal from it.

The 21-year-old tried to flee but was then confronted by a man who threatened her with a hammer and demanded her phone.

The man then took her bag and made off with it.

The female was described as about 20-years-old, 5ft 5ins tall and of a skinny build with dark brown shoulder length hair. She was seen wearing a dark green coloured jacket.

The man was about 30 years-old, 5ft 9ins tall, thin, and clean shaven with dark coloured short hair. He was wearing a tracksuit and carrying a hammer.

DC Jordan Bower of Kirklees CID, said: “This was clearly a very frightening experience for the victim and we would like to speak to anyone who saw the robbery or who saw a man and woman fitting this description in shopping centre shortly before or after the offence took place.

“Anyone who has information should contact Kirklees District CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170472098.

“Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

Princess of Wales Shopping Centre
Princess of Wales Shopping Centre

Appeal after crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Leeds that has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

At about 10.40pm last night (16/10), the 30-year-old man was walking with another man in Middleton Road, Morley, near to the junction with Clough Street.

He was walking in the carriageway when he was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa that was travelling towards Morley.

The man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries and remains in a critical condition.

The Corsa initially left the scene of the collision but returned about 30 minutes later. The driver of the Corsa, a 29-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

Officers want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or the circumstances leading up to it or witnessed the manner of driving of the Corsa. Officers are particularly keen to hear from any with dashcam footage who was in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 0709 Dale Brown of the SRANS East team via 101 quoting reference 13170481545.

Council's forestry team in action

Kirklees Council’s forestry team were busy over night.

Here’s photos of one incident they were called out to deal with in the early hours:

Kirklees Council's forestry team on a call out to a fallen tree during Storm Ophelia
Kirklees Council's forestry team on a call out to a fallen tree during Storm Ophelia

They’re still out & about dealing with the clean up operation so we’ll hopefully find out more later.

66mph gusts hit Huddersfield

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said the strongest gust of the storm was at Emley when it reached 66mph.

He also said that the re were gusts of 43mph in Salendine Nook.

The Met Office’s Yellow weather warning remains in place for Yorkshire.

They say a spell of very windy weather is likely throughout Tuesday in association with Storm Ophelia.

The warning area has reduced to take this out of Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland, northwest England and northwest Wales as winds are easing here.

Weather stock pics of Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens
Weather stock pics of Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Landslip at Hipperholme

Here’s a photo of the landslip at Hipperholme which has caused the problems on the rail network between Halifax and Bradford.

It’s affecting connections to Huddersfield.

Major disruption at Halifax Railway Station

Here’s the advice for passengers using Halifax Railway Station affected by fallen trees and a potential embankment slip.

Northern and Grand Central Services are both affected until around 2pm.

Grand Central services to and from Bradford Interchange are will be diverted, not calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield or Wakefield Kirkgate. Customers may travel on the Virgin Trains East Coast 07:34 Harrogate - London Kings Cross or 09:16 Leeds - London Kings Cross services.

Northern are experiencing disruption to their services in the area too.

Halifax and Bradford Interchange: Several trees having fallen onto the railway lines and there are further reports of a potential embankment slip onto the railway.

The line towards Leeds is now OPEN.

The line towards Manchester remains closed.

Trains will be cancelled or diverted via Brighouse until approximately 2pm.

Road transport has been requested, however is proving difficult to source due to some roads in the area also affected by fallen trees.

A limited train shuttle service will run between Bradford Interchange and Leeds for diverted services to Hebden Bridge / Manchester Victoria.

Customers at Bradford Interchange / New Pudsey / Bramley are advised to travel via Leeds for diverted services to Hebden Bridge / Manchester Victoria. Alternatively, customers at Bradford Interchange are advised to to use Bradford Forster Square for services to Leeds.

Halifax Railway Station
Halifax Railway Station (Image: Google)

Fallen tree

If you’re heading over to Calderdale be aware of this:

Moselden Lane, Rishworth, is partially blocked due to fallen tree near A672 Oldham Road.

Rush hour traffic & travel round-up

Good morning, here’s the latest on the roads & rail network:

1) Very slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads).

2) sual congestion on A629 Halifax Road into town from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery). Travel time is five minutes.

3) Road closure: Underbank Lane in both directions blocked due to fallen tree between B6088 Manchester Road and Tofts Lane.

Affecting traffic between Stocksbridge and Penistone.

4) Plus on the rail network a fallen tree means lines are blocked between Halifax and Bradford:

Good morning, Huddersfield

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