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EVENT

The alternative market won’t take place tomorrow due to forecast bad weather.

NEWS

Have you been following the dispute at Meltham Post Office?

Meltham Post Office, Carisle Street.
Meltham Post Office, Carisle Street.

Here is my latest update about new talks to try resolve the matter.

Make sure you don’t get conned and end up with a fake £20 note this weekend

TRAVEL

Be aware if you are planning to travel eastbound on the M62

CRIME

A jealous murderer from Huddersfield who killed a suspected love rival in a ‘brutal’ and ‘bestial’ attack has lost an appeal bid to get his ‘severe’ jail term slashed.

Robert Lyn
Robert Lyn

Enraged Robert Anthony Lyn, 46, ‘butchered’ Daniel Campbell, 38, with a kitchen knife after seeing a Facebook rumour that he had slept with his girlfriend, Stephanie Slade.

He admitted murder and was caged for life at Bradford Crown Court on December 19 last year, where he was told he must serve at least 26 years behind bars.

Lyn, of Huntingdon Avenue, Bradley, saw the Facebook post on his way home from work on July 18 last year.

He proceeded to get drunk on brandy and bought a set of three knives, Lady Justice Sharp told London’s Appeal Court today.

He found out where Mr Campbell lived and headed to his flat in Elland, near Halifax, with the largest of the blades.

Lyn picked up a concrete planter and broke down the door of the Elizabeth Street property. A neighbour said he ‘looked possessed’.

Mr Campbell was asleep in bed on his back when he was attacked and had ‘no opportunity’ to defend himself, said Lady Justice Sharp.

Lyn climbed on the bed and stabbed him seven times in the neck and 13 times in the stomach.

The victim’s head was ‘partially severed’ from his body and he was ‘partially disemboweled’, she added.

Talking today, Lady Justice Sharp said: “The sentence was undoubtedly a severe one, but in our view the judge gave cogent reasons for reaching it.

“This was a terrible and most brutal crime. The appeal against sentence is dismissed,” concluded the judge.

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Breaking

A judge has today imposed fines and costs totalling more than £100,000 after an unsafe hotel balcony suffered a “catastrophic failure” and crashed to the ground causing life-changing injuries to four women.

The group had gone to the Casa Hotel, in Brighouse, because the hotel was going to offer a room as a lot in a charity auction for nearby Highbury School, but as they looked around the renovated bridal suite they were invited out onto the balcony by owner Jack McDaid.

One of the women Michelle Mallinson asked if the first floor balcony was safe and was told by Mr McDaid: “Yes, it’s sound.”

Balcony collapse at Casa, Elland Road, Brighouse.
Balcony collapse at Casa, Elland Road, Brighouse.

News

More talks are to take place to resolve the Meltham Post Office dispute.

Members of the Carlile Institute Community Interest Company will meet tonight to discuss what can be done to ensure the service, which is situated in the Huddersfield Road building, can become sustainable.

The meeting will come four days after two Post Office staff walked out in protest at HMRC tax and stationery bills and alleged issues involving staff payments, holiday entitlements and pension scheme.

More here...

Meltham Post Office, Carisle Street.
Meltham Post Office, Carisle Street.

Sport

Yorkshire snowboarding supremo Katie Ormerod has won another international title.

Katie, 18, of Brighouse, flew, spun and slid to victory at the Grand World Snowboarding Pleasure Jam, at Schladming-Dachstein, Austria, last month.

It is the latest top title for Katie, who trained with her cousin, snowboarding Olympian Jamie Nicholls, at Halifax Ski Centre.

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod training at Snow Factor, Braehead
Snowboarder Katie Ormerod training at Snow Factor, Braehead (Image: Commons)

News

Three people have been convicted of a people trafficking operation in Huddersfield.

Now the appalling treatment of Pakistani clothing workers has led to three people being convicted of their part in a huge people trafficking operation in Huddersfield.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court heard the workers were often from a poor background and were induced with promises of well-paid work in a tailors business giving them the hope of education for their children and a good home in the UK.

More here...

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News

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


Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe


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. There is more here.

Traffic

Delays building on the M62 westbound where emergency repairs are being carried out on a pothole.



Two lanes have been closed between junctions 29 (M1 Lofthouse) and 28 during the work.

Football

Ishmael Miller is back in the first-team frame for Huddersfield Town’s trip to Birmingham City.


Ishmael Miller is in Town's squad to face Birmingham
Ishmael Miller is in Town's squad to face Birmingham


And head coach David Wagner has welcomed the availability of the former West Bromwich Albion striker for the match-up in the West Midlands. There is more here.

News

Twelve youths have been issued with banning letters preventing them from entering Brighouse bus station, other than to catch a bus.

It follows additional police patrols in the area due to complaints of anti social behaviour in the evenings, especially Friday and Saturday.



News

Another busy morning on the Examiner website.

The three most read news stories today are:

1) They were promised a new life in the UK but were shamefully exploited.


Nisa Ul Haq, left, found guilty of found of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for the purpose of exploitation
Nisa Ul Haq, left, found guilty of found of conspiracy to traffic persons into the UK for the purpose of exploitation


Now the appalling treatment of Pakistani clothing workers has led to three people being convicted of their part in a huge people trafficking operation in Huddersfield. The full story is here.

2) Officials at the John Smith’s Stadium have pulled the plug on Sky TV after an “astronomical” five-fold rise in the cost. The story is here.

3) A judge has started hearing evidence relating to the sudden collapse of a Brighouse hotel balcony which caused serious injuries to its owner and four women. You can see more here.

Traffic

It’s looking busy on the A644 Wakefield Road out of town in Brighouse.



News

Officials at the John Smith’s Stadium have pulled the plug on Sky TV after an “astronomical” five-fold rise in the cost.


The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.


Fans who turned up for Huddersfield Town’s game against Middlesbrough on Saturday found TVs tuned to terrestrial channels only. The full story is here.

Problems which were affecting trains between Huddersfield and Manchester should be easing.

The disruption over at Swinton, where a vehicle had hit a bridge leaving some lines blocked, seems to have been cleared.



Traffic

There is slow traffic on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.



But traffic is moving well on the A62 Castlegate / Queensgate in Huddersfield around the A616 Chapel Hill junction.

Weather

Strong winds are forecast for today, and indeed for much of the weekend.

Highways England has issued an early warning to motorists.



News

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


Hilberoyd Road in Batley
Hilberoyd Road in Batley (Image: Google)


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. There is more here.

News

Safety checks are affecting trains between Huddersfield and Manchester.



There are problems due to a vehicle striking a bridge at Swinton, leaving lines blocked.

Sport

A reminder for any Town fans thinking of heading over to Birmingham for tomorrow’s Championship game, that they can pay on the day.



News

A man shouted racist abuse through the intercom of a home for adults with learning difficulties.


Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield
Kirklees Magistrates' Court, Huddersfield


Steven Kelly, of Watercroft in Almondbury, called the occupants jihadists and told them to go back to their own country. You can see more here.

Traffic

Good morning. Hope you’re well on this sunny Friday morning.

First off, some traffic news.

Delays are likely on the M62 westbound with one lane closed due to a broken down vehicle.




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