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Police have made a new appeal to get witnesses to an attack outside a Kirklees nightclub.


The Frontier club, Batley
The Frontier club, Batley


They are appealing for information after a male teenager suffered a broken jaw in an assault outside the Frontier nightclub in Batley last month.


The offence happened between 3.45am and 3.55am on Sunday, December 13, when the 17-year-old victim was waiting with a friend for a taxi outside the nightclub in Bradford Road.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/police-plea-after-attack-outside-10683212


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Two Huddersfield brothers are building new careers for themselves on a huge development in their home town.


Tim Hosker, director of estates and facilities at Huddersfield University with Lee and Owen Riddell
Tim Hosker, director of estates and facilities at Huddersfield University with Lee and Owen Riddell


Lee and Owen Riddell have both landed jobs at the new Oastler Building site on the University of Huddersfield campus in Queensgate. The full story is here.

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If you’re heading over to the M1 you could face delays.

A lane is blocked southbound near Leeds because of debris on the road.



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A private school, which charges parents up to £10,000 per year has received a mixed reports by inspectors.


Rastrick Independent School, Ogden Lane, Rastrick.
Rastrick Independent School, Ogden Lane, Rastrick.


Rastrick Independent School received every rating from ‘outstanding’ (the highest) to ‘unsatisfactory’ (the lowest) in a report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). You can see more here.

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A community has come together to salvage flood-devastated allotments.


Clearing up operation at allotments in Mirfield after Boxing Day floods
Clearing up operation at allotments in Mirfield after Boxing Day floods


Fifty gardeners and residents pulled on their wellies to help the 100 members of Mirfield’s Lowlands site, whose plots almost vanished after flood waters of up to over five feet struck on Boxing Day. The full story is here.

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There are more problems on the roads as a result of the flooding last week.

Scout Road in Mytholmroyd is closed in both directions due to a landslip between the B6138 Cragg Road and Sowerby Lane / Hathershelf Lane.



Football

Birmingham City want to re-sign Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan – whether on a loan extension or permanently.


Birmingham City v Brentford at St Andrews in the Sky Bet Championship match, with, James Vaughan shoots for gaol
James Vaughan


The injury-plagued frontman has made six appearances for the St Andrew’s club, but is now back at Town after his initial stay ended. The full story is here.

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Some problems on the roads.

Part of Midgley Road in Mytholmroyd is closed in both directions after a wall collapsed.



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Police are appealing for information after a male teenager suffered a broken jaw in an assault outside the Frontier nightclub in Batley.

The 17-year-old victim was waiting with a friend for a taxi outside the nightclub in Bradford Road when he was approached by an unknown man who punched him to the face causing him to fall to the ground. He suffered a broken jaw and other facial injuries.

The man involved is described as white, around 19-years-old, approximately 6ft, stocky, with fair-coloured spiky hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, which happened between 3.45am and 3.55am on Sunday, December 13, or with any other information which could aid the ongoing investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Oliver Coates in Kirklees District CID via 101.

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It’s been another busy morning, and these are the three most-read news stories on the Examiner website so far today.

1) The flood-damaged Elland Bridge will have to be demolished and replaced according to the area’s politicians.


The temporary steel bridge, which was donated and is now in Calderdale waiting an assessment to be used for flood hit communities in either Elland or Copley
The temporary steel bridge, which was donated and is now in Calderdale waiting an assessment to be used for flood hit communities in either Elland or Copley


It will take around a year for the massive project to be completed. But the town has been offered a temporary bridge from a businessman and a temporary footbridge is already in place. The story is here.

2) A parking company agreed to waive a couple’s fine – then cashed their cheque. Gillian and Martin Scott were hit with a charge for overstaying their prepaid time at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. You can see more here.

3) One of Huddersfield’s best-known pubs, The Nags Head at Ainley Top, is to close for six weeks for a makeover costing more than £500,000. The story is here.

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Travel

Watch out if you’re joining the M62 at Brighouse (J25). There’s an obstruction caused by debris on the carriageway. Normal traffic conditions are expected in about an hour

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Calder Valley MP Craig Whitaker says divers are checking Brighouse bridge for safety today. Let us know if you see them!

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If you weren’t able to get rid of your Christmas tree yet you might want to have a look at this.


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Police investigating sexual assaults on two women in Huddersfield are appealing for the driver of a vehicle who assisted one of the victims to come forward.

Two women, aged 49 and 57, were the reported victims of indecent touching offences in the Paddock/Longroyd Bridge areas of the town between 5.50am and 6.10am on Wednesday, 23 December.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver and any other occupants of a white van, possibly a minibus, who gave one of the women a lift to Huddersfield Police Station shortly after 6am that morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101.

Mohamed Adam, 26, of North Street, Lockwood has been charged with two counts of indecent touching and has been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 26 January.

News

It’s not so long ago that pubs were shutting left, right and centre. Now many are getting refurbs in a bid to keep customers loyal.

Giants

Leeds Rhinos have signed Brett Ferres from the Giants. The loose forward was transfer listed last year after being disciplined by the club following off-field behaviour. It has been reported that he had an affair with another player’s wife.


Brett Ferres goes through at the post to score England's second try.
Brett Ferres goes through at the post to score England's second try.

HTAFC

A second Town loanee has gone back to his parent club. Mustapha Carayol has returned to Boro. He follows Ben Chilwell out the door. Both players had figured in the team’s recent improved performances.


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The flood-damaged Elland Bridge will have to be demolished and replaced according to the area’s politicians.

And it will take around a year for the massive project to be completed.

But the town has been offered a temporary bridge from a businessman and a temporary footbridge is already in place.