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A woman has appeared in court after her pet savaged another dog as she was being walked at an Upperthong beauty spot.

The border collie was left with a deep wound to her legs and in a nervous state following the attack in Wolfstone Heights Woods.

Maxine Rattigan admitted allowing her dog, a boerboel named Zeus, to be dangerously out of control.

Maxine Rattigan at Kirklees Magistrates Court; and a boerboel dog (stock image)
Maxine Rattigan at Kirklees Magistrates Court; and a boerboel dog (stock image)


Huddersfield soldier Matty Bermingham drowned on a holiday island, it has been revealed.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of the Yorkshire Regiment soldier.

The 21-year-old single man, whose permanent address was Eton Avenue, Dalton, was reported as Absent without Leave from his barracks in Wiltshire, earlier this year.

Missing soldier Matty Bermingham
Matty Bermingham

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Slow traffic on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome): The normal congestion as traffic from Leeds merges into the main route towards Manchester.


We’ve heard of some ridiculous moves people have made for a cheap lunch, but this is terrible.

A woman called 999 asking for a police officer when McDonalds staff refused her entry because she was allegedly drunk.

The woman even said “I know it’s not really an emergency”. As you can imagine, police were not happy.

Read more on the story here.

McDonalds in Albion Street, Leeds
McDonalds in Albion Street, Leeds


Huddersfield’s protesting junior doctors have received plenty of support from the public.


...And now rain! Just what is going on with our weather today?



Police are appealing for witnesses after a 58-year-old woman was victim of a robbery in the town centre.

The incident happened on 31 March at around 5:00am at the junction of Queen Street and Colne Road in Huddersfield.

The female victim was walking to catch a bus to go to work and a suspect walks past her, then immediately turns round to grab her handbag.

The suspect hits the victim across the face and then runs off with the handbag over the bridge which leads to Damside.

He is described as a white male, around 25-years-old, 5ft 9” with short dark hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white printing on it, dark trousers and dark coloured shoes.

DC Shaun Topham, of Huddersfield CID, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim and we hope that members of the public will help with our enquiries to trace this man.

“Anyone who witnessed this incident, or saw this man in the area on 31 March, is asked to contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160137386.”


Were you caught up in this morning’s rush hour panic?

Commuter trains to Leeds were cancelled for replacement bus services leading to huge queues and hundreds being late for work.

Read the full story here.

A First Transpennine Express train
A First Transpennine Express train



Is it snowing? Spotting some very large looking raindrops outside our windows here in Bradley...

Read more on Huddersfield’s upcoming weather forecast here.

Huddersfield Giants

Sad news today.


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Huddersfield Town fans smarting from a 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough believe summer investment is essential.

Jordan Rhodes worries the Town defence in the 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough
Jordan Rhodes worries the Town defence in the 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough

David Wagner’s side were second-best on Teesside and are 18th in the Championship as they prepare to take on a Hull City side who remain fourth despite only one win in their last seven and a 4-0 thrashing at Derby. You can see more here.


She’s the Huddersfield-born woman who kept millions of us glued to our TV screens for weeks on end.

Sally Wainwright
Sally Wainwright

Now writer and producer Sally Wainwright, who brought gritty TV police drama Happy Valley to life, is to be honoured by her home town. You can see more here.


It’s little consolation to the commuters caught up in the mayhem this morning, but everything seems back to normal on the trains now.

The wagon which had become uncoupled from a freight train between Marsden and Huddersfield has now been removed.


It’s going to be a real mixed bag on the weather front today.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says we can expect heavy showers, hail, thunder and sleet, with the chance of snow on the hills.


Happily, the problems on the train lines which caused chaos for commuters this morning seem to have been resolved.

A wagon became uncoupled from a freight train between Marsden and Huddersfield.

It meant train services from Manchester towards Huddersfield were replaced with buses, and this in turn caused major problems for people heading from Huddersfield towards Leeds.

With train services from Manchester being diverted and not calling at Huddersfield, there were huge queues at Huddersfield station as coaches were put on to replace them.

National Rail said the wagon had been removed by 10am and services are returning to normal.

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