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Local news

Magician and former Huddersfield student Adam Patel is taking his unique brand of magic to the Cannes Film Festival.


Adam Patel
Adam Patel


“Besides magic, film is one of my other huge passions,” said Adam. “So it’s an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to perform at one of the most exclusive film industry events in the world.”



While Hollywood stars walk the red carpet, Dewsbury-based Adam - who himself is mid-way through filming a television show focusing on his magic - will be bending minds at evening events held throughout the festival, although his appearance in Cannes is not connected to the filming of the TV show.


Local news

Firefighters have warned people to beware how they store rechargeable batteries after a freak blaze.

Crews tackled a blaze at a high-rise flat in Wakefield.

And when an investigation was carried out into the cause investigators found that rechargeable batteries had been stored with metal items.

Fire investigator Ian Firth said: “This fire simply comes down to the way in which the batteries were being stored. It’s quite likely that not many people are aware this can happen.

“If the terminals of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery short together after coming into contact with metal, albeit even a coin or a keyring, the battery can heat up and cause ignition of surrounding combustible items.”

Mr Firth recommended a purpose-made storage case.


Town news

Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson has apologised for the club’s miserable end to the Championship season.

Town conceded nine goals in the last two games including a 5-1 defeat at home to Brentford.


Mark Hudson: apology to fans
Mark Hudson: apology to fans


And Hudson admitted: “The last two games have not been good enough, and I apologise to everyone. You don’t want to finish the way we did.

“It is disappointing to be beaten like we were in the last two games.”

Centre-back Hudson has just signed a new three-year contract which will lead to a move into coaching.


Giants news

Huddersfield Giants’ Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats has been chosen for Sky TV and will be played on Thursday June 23 (8pm) at the John Smith’s Stadium. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.


Giants' Ryan Brierley scores v Leeds
Giants' Ryan Brierley scores v Leeds


All four ties are live on TV. All the details are here.


Local news

This is the latest movie to be filmed around Huddersfield.

Seizure is a horror film that is about to be taken off to the Cannes Film Festival by Huddersfield film-makers Jamie Cymbal and Ryan Simons.


Seizure was filmed in Holmfirth and Slaithwaite
Seizure was filmed in Holmfirth and Slaithwaite


Filming took place in secret locations in Slaithwaite and Holmfirth - one location was an old farm - and Jamie and Ryan will show their trailer to sales agents hoping to secure a distribution deal.



Have a look at the trailer. It seems to be a lot more than your average horror movie.


Showbiz news

Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed a secret ambition - to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Mirfield-born Hollywood star, who has played roles from Shakespeare to Star Trek, had long wanted to don the sequins and slacks.


Sir Patrick Stewart: 'I could have been a contender'
Sir Patrick Stewart: 'I could have been a contender'


But now, at the age of 75, he reckons it’s “too late” to take to the celebrity dance floor.

Bet Strictly bosses are kicking themselves now!


Hello everybody. Martin here. Let’s see what’s happening.

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Local news

After announcing his departure from council leadership on Monday, Clr David Sheard has now become seemingly embroiled in a public Twitter spat with new leader Shabir Pandor.

The Heckmondwike councillor accused Mr Pandor of wanting “a cabinet based on ethnicity”, adding “I wanted a cabinet based on ability”.

Read the full story here.

Angry tweets from Clr David Sheard following him losing his job as leader of Kirklees Council
Angry tweets from Clr David Sheard following him losing his job as leader of Kirklees Council

Local news

The family of tragic teen Olivia Glennie are planning a fundraising concert in her memory.

It should be the Newsome teen’s 18th birthday, but instead parents Alex and Dianne will be hosting the Picturedrome charity gig to raise money for the Family Donor Network, Leeds General Infirmary Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, MIND and the British Heart Foundation.

Olivia died aged 15 after she was found hanging from a tree in Armitage Bridge.

To find out more read the full story here.

Alex and Diane Glennie with their daughter Olivia
Alex and Diane Glennie with their daughter Olivia

Court

A double glazing salesman has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment after cheating elderly victims out of thousands of pounds.

Leeds Crown Court heard Andrew Bagshaw, who operated his business from Brighouse, had pleaded guilty to multiple offences breaching consumer protection legislation.

Read the full story here.

Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court

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CRIME

WEATHEr

More promising news from Paul Stevens weatherman

WEATHER

Cooler weather again today, folks, according to our weatherman Paul Stevens

NEWS

Here’s the latest on the incident on Swan Lane in Lockwood.

BREAKING NEWS

My colleague Robert is still down at Swan Lane in Lockwood.

The scene on Swan Lane in Lockwood by the Jack Pearson's bookmakers. The area has been sealed off by police.
The scene on Swan Lane in Lockwood by the Jack Pearson's bookmakers. The area has been sealed off by police.

It is sealed off outside Jack Pearson’s booking office. Robert has received reports from local people that there may have been a robbery there last night. No police are currently on the scene.

We’ll bring you more when we can.

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Heading down to Swan Lane, Lockwood, to see what’s going on with this police incident.


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Local News:

Hillside Primary School, Newsome, is holding a Sports Fair on 24 May, to encourage its pupils, parents and carers to get active and more involved in sporting activity across Huddersfield.


The school has invited sports clubs and providers to the event, in order to raise awareness of how pupils can get involved in a whole host of different sports.


Contributors include Newsome Panthers, Premier Taekwondo, Fidget Feet, Huddersfield Climbing Centre and Almondbury Wesleyan Cricket Club.


Many clubs will be bringing taster activities for the children to try out and find out more about the different sports.


Pupils from other local schools including Newsome Junior School will also be attending - it is anticipated over 500 pupils will be involved!

Travel:

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

Local News:

We’re getting reports that there has been a police incident at Swan Lane, Lockwood Bar this morning.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


One motorist tells me there is blue and white ticker tape in the area and a police car parked across part of the road with vehicles not being allowed past.

Travel:

Until May 25, temporary traffic lights and telecoms work on A640 New Hey Road in both directions near Wellfield Road. Expect delays.

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