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Police

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to over the abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Dewsbury.


The teenager was forced into a car in Huddersfield Road, Westtown, and driven to Bradford, Halifax and back.


When they returned to Dewsbury the man tried to sexually assault the teenager but she managed to escape.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/can-you-help-police-over-11085918

Travel

Traffic is busy but moving at Bethel Street near to Sainsbury’s supermarket in Brighouse

News

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Local news

West Yorkshire, it has been revealed, is the second worst region of the UK for animal cruelty rates.

We were beaten only by London, and have the worst reputation in the North of England according to statistics published this week by the RSPCA.

Many cases in Huddersfield have contributed to the number.

Read the full story here.

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RSPCA (Image: RSPCA)

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News

The first full walk out of doctors in the history of the NHS has been announced by the British Medical Association (BMA).
In the second of two strike actions planned for April, junior doctors - everyone up to consultant level - will do a full walk out.
In previous days of industrial action doctors have still provided emergency cover.

The strikes will be from 8am to 5pm on April 26 and 27.

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Breaking

A pensioner pulled from the canal between Huddersfield and Dewsbury this morning has sadly died.


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Whoops...this driver got his comeuppance and all for having a fancy number plate. Now he or she is helping the police with their inquiries


News

If you’re worried or unsure about your bin collection over Easter this weekend - there’s no need to fret! The binmen (and women) are working as normal.

Travel

There was good news for local drivers ahead of the Easter holidays. Roadworks will be lifted over the four-day Easter break to make journeys better for families. Some of those to be removed for the break are on the busy M62.


Highways England aims to complete or lift 208 sets of roadworks by 6am on Thursday – leaving more than 97% of its 9,534-mile network free of roadworks in time for the holidays.


Read more here

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News

Motorists in Dewsbury had a bit of a shock this morning when they came back to their cars to find parking tickets - even though they’d paid and displayed.

An Easter funfair has taken over half the Wellington Road railway station car park, leaving pressure on spaces.


No yellow peril
No yellow peril


Some drivers bought tickets but parked at the side of the car park and not in marked bays. Around half a dozen cars ended up with £50 tickets.

Mirfield Tory councillor Martyn Bolt got on the case and complained to Kirklees Council over the lack of warning signs and the “heavy-handed” way they had dished out fines.

The council then backed down and the parking attendant went round REMOVING the penalty notices.

Some drivers had already left but others will return to their cars to find a strange sticky mark on their windscreen. Better than a £50 fine though!


News

Pub opening hours will be extended on June 10 and 11 to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, David Cameron has announced.

The milestone will be marked with a weekend of national celebrations to coincide with her official birthday along with other events to mark the day she was born, April 21, 1926.


The Queen visits St. George's Square, Huddersfield, in May 2007 after unveiling the Creative Arts Building foundation stone.
The Queen visits St. George's Square, Huddersfield, in May 2007 after unveiling the Creative Arts Building foundation stone.


During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Cameron told MPs: “We will be extending pub opening hours on the 10th and 11th of June to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.”

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News

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to over the abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Dewsbury.

The teenager was forced into a car in Huddersfield Road, Westtown, and driven to Bradford, Halifax and back.


An e-fit of a man police want to speak to over the abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Westtown, Dewsbury, on February 21 2016.
An e-fit of a man police want to speak to over the abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Westtown, Dewsbury, on February 21 2016.


When they returned to Dewsbury the man tried to sexually assault the teenager but she managed to escape.

The attack happened on at 10.30pm on February 21 and detectives from Kirklees CID want to hear from anyone who recognises the man.

Anyone with information should ring Det Con Michael Smith, of Kirklees CID, on 101 quoting reference 13160078532 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Football

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has had ‘official’ recognition for the club’s massive derby victory over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Wagner has been named manager of the Football League Team of the Week following Town’s stunning 4-1 triumph.


David Wagner - he's the boss
David Wagner - he's the boss


The judges hailed Wagner’s substitutions as both Harry Bunn and Karim Matmour came off the bench to score as Leeds collapsed in the second half.


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Dog owners have been warned to be on their guard after raw chicken spiked with safety pins was found dumped on playing fields.

School chef Liz O’Neill was walking dog Marley when she came across pieces of chicken with safety pins fastened through them.

Marley ate some chicken but seems to be fine, fortunately.


Raw chicken found on Dryclough Recreation Ground at Crosland Moor by dog walker Liz O'Neill.
Raw chicken found on Dryclough Recreation Ground at Crosland Moor by dog walker Liz O'Neill.


The chicken was found at Dryclough Rec in Crosland Moor, which is also used by the Springers Agility and Flyball Club.

The club has questioned whether it may be being targeted. A couple of years ago drawing pins were scattered on the fields.


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NEWS

Here’s my piece from this morning about the man in the canal in Thornhill Lees.

He is now being treated in hospital.

NEWS

We are looking into this and will bring you more later today

This writes itself :D

NEWS

This makes for shocking reading, what do you think should be done to stop cruelty to animals?

WEATHER

Our weather man, Paul Stevens, has this to say about what he thinks is in store for today, tomorrow and Good Friday

M62

The M62 motorway (stock picture)
The M62 motorway (stock picture)

Reports of two lanes closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Lanes three and four (of four) are closed. Traffic is coping well.

BREAKING NEWS

This just in-

Police have revealed that a man has been rescued from a canal.

police tape stock
police tape stock

The male was found in the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal at Thornhill Lees after someone spotted him at 7.40am this morning, .

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police, said: “We received a call of a concern for safety at 7.40am from a member of the public reporting a man in the canal near Slaithwaite Close, Thornhill Lees.

“The man was removed from the water by police officers shortly before 7.55am and has been taken to Dewsbury District Hospital.”

Traffic is reported to still be heavy in the area.

BREAKING NEWS

Still bad traffic in Thornhill Lees on Slaithwaite Road due to ongoing emergency services incident over “concerns for a person’s safety”

NEWS

Dirty roads, bad weather and drivers’ speeds are to blame for the string of crashes at accident blackspot Bellstring Lane, according to the police.

Slippery road warning signs on Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton.
Slippery road warning signs on Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton.

Have you travelled down the road? If so, do you agree with their findings?

There’s more for you on this here.