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NEWS

See our story on the Yorkshire Ripper, whose brother claims he faked mental illness to avoid being sent to a maximum security jail.

NEWS

How did your MP vote in yesterday’s Syria IS airstrikes vote?

Find out through the Twitter link

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HTAFC

Town fans travelling to Birmingham are being made aware of increased security at the game.

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News

A footballer has escaped a driving ban after saying his foreign car had a speedo in kilometres per hour.

Manchester City star Yaya Toure was handed six penalty points after he admitted speeding up to 101mph on a motorway in a turbo-charged Porsche.

The 32-year-old Ivory Coast international, from Cheshire, was recorded driving at excessive speed on a northbound stretch of the M6 near Keele services on May 20.

His lawyer said “The car comes from Germany, has a German registration, rather than a normal registration and unfortunately for my client it was a vehicle which had I think not got the correct speedometer - it was showing kilometres (per hour) in terms of miles.

“That isn’t other than a point of interest. He knew he was going too fast.”

News

Remember that scary incident where the balcony collapsed at Casa hotel in Brighouse? A judge has been hearing evidence today and the company directors are likely to be sentenced tomorrow.

Five people, including a bride-to-be, were looking round the bridal suite at the hotel when the balcony suddenly gave way and crashed to the ground in February 2013. All five were injured.

Scene of balcony collapse at Casa, Brighouse
Scene of balcony collapse at Casa, Brighouse

Travel

Trains and buses can run different hours over the holiday season. If you’re looking to plan your journeys during the Christmas period you now can. Click below.


HTAFC

Town desperately need some points this weekend to avoid a relegation battle this Christmas. The team could find themselves at the foot of the Championship table if they lose to Birmingham at St Andrew’s on Saturday. Let’s hope these odds are correct.


News

The blaze at a battery recycling plant in Elland has sparked a call for an investigation by Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman.

Travel

Trains are up and running again following the fire in Elland this morning.

If you want to know more about that we had a live blog running.


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News

Meltham Post Office staff on a wildcat strike have demanded the resignation of their postmaster before they return to work.

June Drake and Ken Jones have claimed Richard Noon, who is also a director of Meltham Community PO Limited, lacks the expertise to run the business since it moved to theCarlile Institute in September 2014.

But last night Mr Noon insisted he intends to step down and that the business could be sold.

More here...

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The brother of the Yorkshire Ripper claims the killer faked mental illness to avoid being sent to a maximum security jail.

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, now 69, who struck twice in Huddersfield, could be getting moved from Broadmoor psychiatric hospital to prison after medical experts said his mental health had improved.

But his younger brother Carl Sutcliffe, 50, said Peter was never mentally ill and had planned to “make out that he was mad and then he’d get an easy ride”.

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A luxury care home – opened by TV presenter Esther Rantzen – has been told to improve by government inspectors.

The Denby, Denby Dale, was given a ‘requires improvement’ rating by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors following a visit in August.

The home, which boasts hotel-style mirrors and paintings together with a grand piano in the reception area, was rated ‘good’ in three out of five categories.

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Syria airstrikes: How did your MP vote? Find out with our tool.

After a historic 10 hour debate, MPs voted in favour of extending air strikes to ISIS targets in Syria.

David Cameron got the majority he wanted, with 397 ayes (for the straikes) to 223 noes (against) in the House of Commons vote last night.

Local MPs were in the packed chamber for last night’s vote — but did they back the bombing?

News

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old man was threatened with a knife and robbed as he walked along Hilberoyd Road, Batley, yesterday.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm when the victim was approached by two males who asked him if he had any drugs. When the victim said no, the men threatened him with a knife and stole his Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton from the Kirklees Robbery Team said: “Both suspects are described as being Asian males, about 16-years-old. The first suspect is around 5ft 7in and of skinny build. He wore a long-sleeved dark coloured hoodie with the hood up.

“The second suspect is around 5ft 8in and of chubby build. He also wore a long-sleeved dark coloured hoodie with the hood up but his hoodie had a light coloured zip up the front.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact DC Andy Clayton at the Kirklees Robbery Team via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Elland business park fire

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is down at the scene of the fire at North Dean Business Park, Elland.
We’re running a live blog on it here for you to follow.

Delays of up to 20 minutes on Grand Central between Halifax and Brighouse due to a fire at North Dean Business Park, West Vale, Elland.

It looks like the fire at North Dean Business Park, Stainland Rd, West Vale, Elland, is affecting the trains we mentioned below.

The premises is right next to a railway bridge.

Breaking

Ten fire engines are currently dealing with a blaze at commercial premise on North Dean Business Park, Stainland Rd, West Vale, Elland.

From West Yorkshire Fire Service: “No people are believed to be involved in the fire at North Dean Business Park in Elland.”

Further updates to follow.

Travel

From Northern Rail: “Due to a line-side fire between Halifax and Brighouse all lines are blocked. Services may be delayed or amended.”

The 10:26 Manchester Victoria to Leeds 12:02 will no longer call at Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley and stations to Leeds.

More to follow.

Sex offender Trevor Emmett is in jail again after trying to get voluntary work at a community farm visited by children.

Emmett, 41, of Elland, who has been locked up before for breaching the terms of his lifelong sexual offences prevention order, was jailed for 32 months after he went for an interview at the project just a few months after being released from prison.

More here...

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Hand Over:

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Breaking National News:

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict.


He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked toilet door.

Local News:

Police say they are investigating reports of fake Scottish £20 notes after seizing a quantity of them. There have been numerous reports of the notes being used in Holmfirth, Marsden and also other areas of Huddersfield.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


“If you work in a shop or small business and have had anyone try to pass you one of these notes, or you have accepted one, please get in touch with PC 6267 Sally Baines at Holmfirth Police Station via 101 or by email on sally.baines@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk”

Travel:

Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion on M62 to J25 A644 (Brighouse). All lanes have been re-opened.


Lane one (of three) was closed but reopened at 9:05am. Affecting traffic towards Manchester from Brighouse.

Local News:

A woman in her 20s suffered smoke inhalation on Monday evening when she tried to extinguish a fire involving a wheat bag and a microwave. The incident happened in the Hyde Park area of Leeds shortly after 9.30pm.

Fire Service, Fire engine, stock
Fire Service, Fire engine, stock

A wheat bag teddy bear overheated in the microwave and caused the fire. The woman was checked over at the scene by paramedics but did not go to hospital.


Following the incident, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue ServiceFire is issuing advice to ensure people use their wheat bags safely this winter.


Wheat bags are sold in many shapes, sizes and guises from simple pads to toys and even pet beds. They are designed to be heated in a microwave oven and like a hot water bottle they slowly release their heat over a long period of time.


Wheat bags are often used as pain relief and as well as being heated can be chilled in a freezer to provide a ‘cold pack’. If used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions they are completely safe, however, if they are left in the microwave for longer than recommended and/or on too high a power setting they can overheat, which in some circumstances may lead to fire.

Travel:

A62 Leeds road busy but moving from A644 Huddersfield road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).