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From floods to footy, bus strikes to boxing, you’ve had it all on the Examiner’s live blog today. Why not scroll down and have a catch up?

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News

From floods to footy, bus strikes to boxing, you’ve had it all on the Examiner’s live blog today. Why not scroll down and have a catch up?

We’ll be back at 7.30am tomorrow. Join us then.

Football

Good news for Huddersfield Town fans. Nahki Wells has recovered from an ankle knock and will be fit to play against relegation rivals Rotherham tomorrow night.

Wells went off injured on Saturday and it was feared he might not be fit to lead the line against the Millers in another £10 a head game.

But head coach David Wagner has revealed just now that Wells is okay. And he’s also said Wells remains Town’s penalty taker despite kicking duties going to Emyr Huws against Bristol City.


Huddersfield Town V Bristol City. Bristol City's Goalie Frank Fielding saves Emyr Huws's penalty shot.
Huddersfield Town V Bristol City. Bristol City's Goalie Frank Fielding saves Emyr Huws's penalty shot.


Huws missed from the spot and Town went down 2-1. If there was any time Town need home comforts it’s now.


Travel

One to be aware of on the M62 heading for Manchester.

The outside lane is blocked after a three-car collision at Junction 19 (Heywood). Reports of queuing traffic.


News

The floods caused real problems in Mirfield over the weekend.

The Ship Inn could be closed for six to eight weeks after the River Calder burst its banks and devastated the inside.


Badly flooded Station Road allotments in Mirfield
Badly flooded Station Road allotments in Mirfield


Christmas Day lunch for 140 people has been cancelled and they’ll have to make alternative arrangements when all the best places will be booked up.


Allotments off Station Road, Mirfield, after the flood water subsided.
Allotments off Station Road, Mirfield, after the flood water subsided.


The Lowlands allotments site in Station Road, Mirfield, was also flooded. Compare the picture from yesterday with one from today.


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Travel

News

A bus strike due to last for three days this week has been suspended.


Drivers working for First buses had threatened to walk out in a row over new contracts.


Unite union members on the picket line for the one day bus strike at the First Bus depot on Old Fieldhouse Lane.
Unite union members on the picket line for the one day bus strike at the First Bus depot on Old Fieldhouse Lane.


But crunch talks between First West Yorkshire management and union Unite have seen the action, planned to begin on Wednesday, suspended.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-first-bus-strike-suspended-10598514

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News

Learner drivers are being warned not to put their licence at risk this Christmas by acting as a designated driver for friends and family after a booze-fuelled night out.

Nearly one in five (17%) motorists who have passed their driving tests admitted that when they were a learner, they had been used as a designated driver to transport people who had been drinking alcohol, according to a survey from Co-operative Insurance.
The company warned that people supervising learner drivers have to adhere to road laws as if they were driving, so, for example, they should not exceed legal drink-drive limits.

HTAFC

Coach Wagner’s press conference has begun. We’re live tweeting it. Here’s one of his first comments.


News

A growing ice-cream parlour chain has revealed its hopes to open in Huddersfield town centre. Icestone Gelato launched in Bradford and now wants to set up on John William Street.


Giants

The Giants are hoping to have a better pre-season this year than last. They only had one meaningful pre-season game last year, leading to a sluggish start to the season.

The Giants have now announced a home fixture against Catalans to add to games against Halifax and Hull KR.


Giants back for pre-season training. Head coach Paul Anderson.
Giants back for pre-season training. Head coach Paul Anderson.

News

An up-and-coming boxer from our town has received endorsement from one of the biggest names in the business...see who below?


HTAFC

It’s a quick turnaround for Town following their disappointing 2-1 loss to Bristol City. They’ve got fellow strugglers Rotherham at home tomorrow. Who would make your starting 11?


News

Have you got an accent? When people commented on mine when I lived in America I always told them, “It’s you that’s got the accent, my language existed first!”. Anyhow, I digress. Research into the famous Yorkshire accent is going to take place here in Huddersfield.


News

Remember the hoo-ha about the plan for a Tesco in Holmfirth? Well more than a year on from that failure a new plan has finally emerged. It’s for 56 houses. Is that preferable to a supermarket? Let me know via Twitter @grecian9


News

Good news if you take the bus...the strikes this week are off. I revealed it on Twitter just a few moments ago!


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News

The fight to save Bolster Moor Chapel and Playgroup has been won.


Simon Haigh and Andrew Whitwam of Bolster Moor Farm Shop with Nicola Mottram of Bolster Moor Play Group whose future is assured after the farm shop bought the former Bolster Moor Baptist Church.
Simon Haigh and Andrew Whitwam of Bolster Moor Farm Shop with Nicola Mottram of Bolster Moor Play Group whose future is assured after the farm shop bought the former Bolster Moor Baptist Church.


Members of the community are now celebrating after Bolster Moor Farm Shop owners Simon Haigh and Andrew Whitwam bought the beleaguered building and site on Bolster Moor Road, which lies in front of their business. The full story is here.

News

It is known and often mimicked around the world.


Do you speak proper?
Do you speak proper?


But the Yorkshire accent can be broken down into different variations, and now a Huddersfield speech expert will look at how these differences can be defined - to help police with criminal investigations. The full story is here.

Weather

We’ve only just got over a deluge of rain and it looks like there’s more on the way.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain from Thursday.



News

A warning from West Yorkshire police in the run up to Christmas.



Police are urging people to check their children know enough about the places they are going to and, while not trying to stop them having fun, encourage them to take care and get in touch if they feel uncomfortable or get in trouble.

News

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a robbery in Huddersfield.

Huddersfield CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident which took place at a house on Spring Grove, Linthwaite on Thursday.

It occurred between 10.30 and 10.45pm after four masked men broke into a house on the street and assaulted a man inside with a metal bat/baseball bat.

A woman inside fled and phoned the police, while the men searched the property.

All four men then left on foot having not stolen anything.

The victim suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Traffic

The A62 Castlegate / Queensgate in Huddersfield is busy but moving.



Traffic

Still a few problems out on the roads.

There’s slow traffic on the A62 Leeds Road in Huddersfield.



And there’s traffic congestion on the A644 Webster Hill into town in Dewsbury at the A638 Dewsbury ring road junction.

News

Ho Ho No. An artist has launched an appeal after a thief stole children’s Christmas presents.


Ben Simpson (aka Dr. Simpo) whose car containing Santa suit and presents has been stolen.
Ben Simpson (aka Dr. Simpo) whose car containing Santa suit and presents has been stolen.


Ben Simpson, known professionally as Doctor Simpo, has also pleaded for the return of his thick, vintage Santa outfit, which was stolen along with the presents from his car. You can see more here.