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Police

Reports say that the body found in the River Calder in Mirfield on Good Friday is that of a North Yorkshire pensioner.

George Bass, 77, from Harrogate, has been missing since March 2nd.

He has been sighted various times in North and West Yorkshire.

Stay tuned for more on this update.

Crime

Police are appealing for information after an 88-year-old man’s house was burgled and thieves stole his late wife’s jewellery.

The incident happened between 22 and 26 March, when the pensioner was away on holiday and he came back home to find his house on Hepworth Lane, in Mirfield had been burgled.

The victim lived alone after the death of his wife 12 years ago.

The suspects entered the house by a rear window and searched the property. They stole between £800 and £1,000 in cash as well as two fine gold chains, a gold chain with a St Christopher attached and three ladies watches - one with a material strap, another with a gold plated strap and the other was stainless steel.

Before the victim’s wife passed away, she wrote her husband a letter and left it inside her purse with an old £20 note. The victim never exchanged this bank note to a new one and kept it as a memory.

PC Sarah Culley, of Kirklees CID, said: “This burglary has caused the victim a huge amount of distress as not only has he had home has been invaded by the suspects, but the items taken were of significant value both sentimentally and monetary.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has been approached by anyone trying to sell the jewellery or seen it in a shop, or if someone has tried to sell or exchange an old £20 note.

“Anyone who has any information or saw anything suspicious in the area between these dates is urged to contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160130950 to help us reunite these sentimental items with the gentleman.”

Travel

Weather

Spring at last for Huddersfield! Or at least according to our weatherman Paul Stevens.

Much warmer weather is forecast this weekend after Easter’s grey skies.

Read the full forecast here

Tour around Tolson Museum.
Tour around Tolson Museum.

Why not make the most of the weekend’s weather with a trip to the Tolson or a walk up on Marsden moor? We have a list of top family days out in the area here.

Local news

After 45 years, real ale campaign group CAMRA may be giving up the fight.

The group are planning to modernise and consult its members on its future campaigns.

This may mean veering away from the focus on real ale and instead becoming a group to reprasent the general pub industry.

Huddersfield chairman Neil Kelly has spoken to the Examiner on the move.

Read more on the story here.

man drinking a pint of beer, ale, pubs, stock
man drinking a pint of beer, ale, pubs, stock

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Local news

Police have now confirmed the identities and released pictures of a Dewsbury woman who died after a Leeds house fire.

Joanne Marie Semple, 36, died at her home in East End Park along with partner Kellie Taylor-Hackett and lodger Stephen Fitzgerald, 18.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are still conducting detailed enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding their deaths, which were as a result of a fire at the property.

“Clearly the deaths of three people in such sudden and tragic circumstances have left their families devastated and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.”

Joanne Semple
Joanne Semple (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

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This is sad news- An ambitious project to provide solar energy for 2,000 council homes has been axed.

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NEWS

A very lucky escape for this driver, glad he’s ok

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Traffic update

Traffic is flowing freely A629 Calderdale Way Westbound clear between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

We now have confirmation that the police incident this morning in Honley was a raid on a cannabis farm - see report and video below

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/breaking-news-police-find-cannabis-11116951

Still waiting for information from the police - Here’s some video from the scene at Honley

Local News:

Our Sports Editor Mel Booth has captured the police incident in Woodhead Road, near Jacobs Well, Honley, this morning.


Still awaiting a response from West Yorkshire Police.


I am going out there to investigate.

Travel:

Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on A635 Greenfield Road in both directions between Green Gate Road/Thick Hollins Road and Spring Lane.


Affecting traffic between Holmfirth and Greenfield. Until 25 April.

Travel:

A641 Huddersfield Road outbound busy but moving at Bethel Street/Bradford Road.


By Sainsbury’s.

Local News:

We are getting reports that there has been an incident this morning in the area near to Rodgers Plant Hire/Jacobs Well pub in Woodhead Road, Honley.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

An Examiner editorial colleague tells me there were several police vans and dogs there.


Awaiting a response from West Yorkshire Police.

Local News:

Police are investigating after an arsonist destroyed a Suzuki Rascal on Manchester Road at 5.30am today.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

A fire crew from Huddersfield put out the blaze.

Local News:

A fire crew from Huddersfield was called out at 1am today to South View Terrace, Grange Moor, following reports that a wheelie bin had been deliberately set alight and had caused slight damage to the building.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Police are investigating.

Local News:

Coroner’s officers are appealing for any relatives of Huddersfield resident Iain Sutherland to get in contact.


Mr Sutherland, 68, of Sycamore Grange, died on Tuesday. There were no suspicious circumstances surroundinghis death.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Mr Sutherland was born in London and it is believed that he had a brother in Italy.


Any relatives are asked to contact Coroners Officer Jayne Dawson on 01274 373754

Travel:

A629 Calderdale Way Westbound busy but moving between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

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