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News

A driver had a lucky escape following a car crash on a rural Huddersfield road.


The car ended up on its side after running into problems on Kiln Lane, a rural road which links Emley with the A636 Wakefield Road, near Scissett.


Although the car turned completely onto its side the driver suffered only minor injuries in the incident which happened in the early hours of today.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/driver-escapes-after-car-overturns-10666431

Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Dewsbury Market on Christmas Eve.


The 30-year-old victim was at the market in Cloth Hall Street between 7pm and 7.30pm when a man assaulted him, causing him to fall to the floor.


The victim later found that his mobile phone was missing.


The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 20s, of stocky build, with short brown hair and slight stubble on the face.


He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a white jacket.


Anyone with information about this offence is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Crime

Some sound advice from police on preventing unwelcome intruders into our homes..

Travel

Traffic is moving well on A62 Castlegate / Queensgate around A616 Chapel Hill

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Good afternoon. Just checking out the latest news and travel for you now...

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We’re running a live blog on Storm Frank as it hits Yorkshire.

You can read it here...

Storm Frank seen approaching the British Isles
Storm Frank seen approaching the British Isles

News

Police have arrested a man after reports that someone was stealing items from outside a flood damaged property in Calderdale.

Officers were called out at 7.30am today to a report of a man in a white van stealing white goods from outside the property on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd. Police said officers quickly attended and located a vehicle nearby.

A 40 year old man from the Dewsbury area has been arrested on suspicion of theft and is in police custody.

The arrest came just a day after police warned of reports of looters striking in parts of Calderdale.
More here...

News

Some sad news reaching us today...

Tributes have been paid to a ‘caring’ and ‘passionate’ former councillor who died suddenly while on holiday in Vietnam.

Former Kirklees councillor Peter O’Neill died during a Christmas break with his family near Ho Chi Minh City.

The cause of death is yet to be established.

Mr O’Neill represented Batley West on Kirklees Council for six years and held several positions in the cabinet.

More here...

Marielle O'Neill and Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill with his daughter Marielle

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Local News:

Police have arrested a 42-year-old Huddersfield man in connection with a raid on a shop in Dalton.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

In that incident, a shop worker wrestled a gun from an armed robber who struck at the Long Lane Convenience Store in Dalton at 7pm on Christmas night. He fled with an unspecified amount of cash.


Police said the suspect entered the shop with their face covered and what looked like a hand-gun.


Ian Thornes of Kirklees CID said: “He was arrested yesterday, (Tuesday), and has been released on police bail.

Local News:

A man was rescued by police after falling into the River Calder in Dewsbury last night.


The 55-year-old man is thought to have fallen from a bridge in Mill Street West close to the Asda superstore just after 7pm.

Local News:

Police have arrested a man after reports that someone was stealing items from outside a flood damaged property in Calderdale.


Officers were called out at 7.30am today to a report of a man in a white van stealing white goods from outside the property on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd.

Police said officers quickly attended and located a vehicle nearby.

Local News:

A Huddersfield brewer has lost out by a whisker for Beard of The Year!


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the rise of craft beer beards has seen Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn bearded by a whisker in his attempt to win the Beard of the Year 2015 Award.

Stuart Ross
Stuart Ross

The vote is about the person whose beard has had the most positive impact in public life during the year.


Bryan Spooner, Head Brewer at the West London brewer Weird Beard, narrowly bearded Corbyn for the title in the annual on-line poll.


Another brewer Stuart Ross, of Magic Rock in Huddersfield was third, almost level with Mr Corbyn.


The Magic Rock brewer who sports a stylish organic beard on the Brian Blessed model won the Beard of Spring Award earlier in 2015 and was very close to taking the title.

Results: Bryan Spooner (Weird Beard brewer) 27.2%; Jeremy Corbyn (Labour leader) 24%; Stuart Ross (Magic Rock brewer) 23.8%; Moeen Ali (England cricketer) 8.3%


Local News:

The Co-op has become the first major retailer to commit to protecting Britain’s valued community locals by joining with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to develop a set of principles for convenience store developments on pub sites.

Beer
Beer (Image: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire)


The Co-op and CAMRA have jointly developed the guidelines, which highlight the importance to communities of retaining successful community pubs but also recognise that some locals close because of poor trading and cannot be retained in pub use.


The principles do not relate to those pub sites where The Co-operative Group has existing legal arrangements but will cover any new contracts with developers and property owners that are entered into after 1 January 2016.

Local News:

It could be months before an historic bridge which connects Brighouse and Elland is fully repaired.

Elland Bridge was shut down in the early hours of Wednesday after the road across it crumbled in the aftermath of the devastating Boxing Day floods.

Travel:

Remember Elland Bridge is closed in both directions closed due to collapse between A6025 Park Road and Northgate.


It collapsed after the heavy rainfall. Diversions are in place but inevitably journeys will take considerably longer.

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Weather

The rain is predicted to arrive across the Kirklees area shortly.

And already there are 37 flood warnings in place for Yorkshire and the north east.



News

It’s been an exciting 12 months for Huddersfield — and now 2015 is coming to an end.


The Huddersfield Examiner Review of the Year 2015
The Huddersfield Examiner Review of the Year 2015


The last 12 months have seen some amazing stories on the front pages of the Examiner, from inspiring people and their achievements to shock council housing plans and schemes to transform Huddersfield town centre. You can see the full round up here.

News

A driver suffered minor injuries after his car overturned in Emley.



Police were called to the incident on Kiln Lane, last night. The car has been recovered and the road is open as usual.

News

Police have arrested a man after reports that someone was stealing goods from outside a flood damaged property in Mytholmroyd.



Officers were called out at 7.30am today to a report of a man in a white van stealing white goods from outside the property on Burnley Road.

Police said officers quickly attended the area and located a vehicle nearby.

A 40 year old man from the Dewsbury area has been arrested on suspicion of theft and is currently in police custody.

News

Gales force winds are expected across West Yorkshire today, and are already causing problems.

Anyone heading into Leeds will find that Bridgewater Place at its junction with Neville Street is closed in both directions.



Heavy rain is expected across the Huddersfield area during the morning.

News

More rain is heading our way, bringing further fears of flooding.

And it has It emerged that it could be months before an historic bridge which connects Brighouse and Elland is fully repaired.


The collapsed road surface at Elland Bridge
The collapsed road surface at Elland Bridge


Elland Bridge was shut down after the road across it crumbled in the aftermath of the devastating Boxing Day floods.

And now the leader of Calderdale Council, Tim Swift, has warned the vital artery could be shut for many weeks. You can see more here.

News

Firefighters are urging people to make sure cigarettes are fully extinguished before being thrown away after a fire outside a house in Huddersfield last night.

A man threw a cigarette end in the bin outside his house in Charles Avenue, Oakes, thinking he had put it out, but within minutes the bin had caught fire.

No-one was injured in the incident, but the fire caused damage to a window.

Fire officers will be in the area today giving out advice.

Traffic

Many people are still off work today, but it’s already getting busy on the roads.

There is heavy traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road out of town in Brighouse.



And the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield is busy but moving between Shorehead roundabout and New Wharf traffic lights.

Good morning

Hello, on this blustery Wednesday morning. Plenty more rain appears to be heading our way today, with Storm Frank hitting the country, and bringing fears of further flooding. I’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest on the weather, plus the news and travel.

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