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What a difference a week makes! It’s not looking too great out there at the moment weather-wise:
Youngsters took to the streets to highlight safety concerns outside their Huddersfield school.
The children were joined by staff and parents for the noisy protest outside Dalton School, where many parents insist on driving almost up to the school gates to leave their offspring.
Many ignore the zig-zag safety markings which run across the whole of the front of the school in Mayfield Avenue and around the corner into Dalton Green Lane.
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Liverpool’s famous Roxy Ballroom is coming to Huddersfield!
Graffiti artists have been unleashing their spray cans in the venue at the former Picture House on Zetland Street.
The Roxy is set to open at the end of the month.
Good news - traffic easing on the M62 Eastbound between J26 Chain Bar and J27 M621.
Has this ever happened to you? The infuriating incident happened when shopper Julie Harrington took her card at a Yorkshire Building Society ATM without collecting her cash.
But after returning to the bank minutes later, she was told a man had tried to hand it in but was refused and turned away, meaning Julie’s cash was gone.
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Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to debris on road on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome). Lanes one and two (of four) are reportedly blocked, the debris hasn’t been identified, affecting traffic travelling from Brighouse towards Leeds.
That’s all on the blog from me. Susie will be with you shortly.
Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information following an incident which resulted in a man being assaulted and vehicles being damaged.
Officers were called around 1am yesterday following reports of a disturbance at a car park off Cliffe Street, Dewsbury.
A 21-year-old Dewsbury man was assaulted in the incident and his black Honda Civic car was also damaged by a group of men.
Shortly before the assault, it is believed the attackers had followed the victim’s Honda Civic from the Shell Petrol Station on Batley Road, in two cars.
They were then joined by another two cars, resulting in the four chasing the Civic into Batley Carr and then back into Dewsbury, where the Civic pulled into the Cliffe Street car park.
The 21-year-old was not seriously injured in the resulting assault. Several vehicles were damaged in the incidents.
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A wages clerk, who spun “a web of deceit” to cover stealing £120,000 from her Huddersfield employers, has been jailed for two years.
Huddersfield Town are hoping to nail down a pre-season friendly with Liverpool at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Nothing has been agreed as yet, but it’s hoped a suitable date for both clubs can be found. You can see more here.
Tax avoidance schemes are usually the realm of the super-rich and celebrities.
But when the University of Huddersfield got involved in one, the result was financial disaster.
The university has now been left humiliated by three senior judges, who described its bid to save more than £600,000 in VAT as “abusive from the outset”.
It also faces a massive legal bill after years of court hearings. The full story is here.
Valuable jewellery including gold and diamond rings have been stolen in a burglary in Huddersfield.
Thieves broke into the property in Shepherds Thorn Lane, Bradley, through a back door, before making off with the haul which police say has great sentimental value.
Items taken included a distinctive, hand-made, white and yellow gold necklace with a traditional Greek design, a gold ring, with 1 carat emerald and 1.2 carat diamond cluster, a yellow gold citrine diamond ring, DKNY Rose gold watch, Le Vian 14 carat gold diamond and blueberry tanzanite ring, white gold trilogy tanzanite and diamond cluster ring, 18 carat two-colour gold, ruby and diamond ring and a rotary ladies gold bracelet watch.
The incident happened on Tuesday May 3, between 10am and 4pm. Police in Huddersfield are appealing for information.
Four more people have been charged after a major police operation targeting gun crime in Huddersfield.
Police said Jamie Lloyd Simpson, 28, of Walton Croft, Dalton, Huddersfield, and Anthony Robinson and George Sweeney, both 33, and Peter Madu ,43, all from Merseyside, were due to appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court in Huddersfield this morning.
Yesterday three others appeared in court and were remanded in custody.
They were: Lewis Tynan, 23, Megan Atkinson, 22, and Gary Evans, 34, all from Liverpool. They were charged with possession of a prohibited weapon for sale or transfer – a 9mm Makarov self-loading pistol – possession of ammunition, namely, 16 x 9 Makarov bulleted cartridges for sale or transfer and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Police arrested eight people in total in a series of raids earlier this week. One has since been released on bail.
An accident is leading to problems on the M62 westbound.
It happened near to junction 27 (Gildersome) and will affect people heading towards Huddersfield from Leeds.
It has left one lane closed which is likely to lead to some delays.
We’ve had reports of a road accident in Bradley Road, Huddersfield, this morning.
It is not thought to be serious but may lead to some delays.
Police and paramedics were at the scene.
Still relatively trouble free on the roads.
No major problems on the M62, and Calderdale Way in Elland is busy but moving.
There is slow traffic on the Huddersfield Road outbound in Brighouse.
Councillors have been failing to pay their council tax.
The Examiner can reveal councillors have ended up in the dock after racking up thousands of pounds of debt between them in the past two years. The full story is here.
So far so good on the roads this morning, with no major problems to report.
The M62 seems steady, and following yesterday’s huge delays on Calderdale Way in Elland, happily things look fine so far today.
If you’re heading from Huddersfield towards Bradford, the M606 is said to be very busy, but the traffic is moving.
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