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News

The boss of a security team that worked for Manchester United has “taken one for the team” as they say.

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The season may have frizzled out rather disappointingly for Town but there’s always next year...and there’s friendlies to look forward to - which have been announced today.


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A man has appeared in court accused of assaulting his girlfriend twice. Michael Davies, 27, of Town Avenue in Waterloo, denies two assaults as well as charges of using a vehicle without insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
The alleged offences occurred on Saturday at addresses in Milnsbridge and Paddock. He allegedly stabbed keys into his girlfriend’s face, grabbed her hair and threatened to drown her as he dragged her around a bathroom.
During another incident he allegedly grabbed her by her ponytail and dragged her to the floor.
His trial will be held on July 4 and he was remanded in custody.

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Batley MP Jo Cox has called for an inquiry into the police and legal professionals who handled the inquries into Hillsborough and Orgreave during the Miner’s Strike

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Getting scammed online is a big problem in these internet times. Police have today launched a new campaign to try and cut cyber crime.

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A mother-of-two stole £7,000 from the convenience store where she worked in Mirfield.
Sanela Miskic swiped the cash from an open safe at the One Stop Shop on Greenside Road.
But rather than keep it for herself she sent the stolen money back to her native country Slovenia to bribe her ex-husband to keep away from her.
Kirklees magistrates heard that she had escaped from the central European country following an abusive relationship and feared for the safety of other family members still living there.

One Stop Shop on Greenside Road in Mirfield
One Stop Shop on Greenside Road in Mirfield

Miskic was sentenced to a community order with 10 days of rehabilitation activities and 180 hours of unpaid work.
She must pay £3,120 compensation to her employer.

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Local news

Lindley butcher Carl Livesey is hanging up his apron after four decades.

The butcher is retiring and has sold the Lidget Street shop, which is set to become a new restaurant.

Read the full story here.

Butcher Carl Livesey retiring after 43 years at Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Butcher Carl Livesey retiring after 43 years at Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

Crime

Detectives in Halifax are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 11.50am, as a 19-year-old woman was walking alone through Shroggs Park. The woman was approached from behind by an unknown male who sexually assaulted her.

When she turned around and asked what he was doing, he exposed himself before making off.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20’s, around 5”5” tall and of skinny build. He had a gaunt face, and pale skin and spoke with a local accent.

Shroggs Park in Halifax
Shroggs Park in Halifax (Image: Google Maps)

DC Louise Halliwell of Calderdale CID said, “Clearly this has been a traumatic incident for the victim, and I would appeal to anyone who may have been in or around Shroggs Park during mid - late morning on Saturday, and who may have seen someone matching the suspect’s description, or who may have witnessed the incident itself to come forward. Enquiries are continuing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 quoting *206004.

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Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered facial injuries in an assault in Birstall.

The incident happened between 11:30pm on Saturday 7 May and 00:30 on Sunday 8 May at the Old Wine and Spirit Public House on Huddersfield Road.

Two men assaulted a 38-year-old man at the pub, who suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detective Constable Oliver Coates, at Kirklees CID, said: “This was a violent assault and we are appealing to members of the public who were at the pub that evening who may have witnessed this incident.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact me at Huddersfield Police station on 01484 436524 quoting reference 13160206569 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Crime

A Star Wars superfan has been left devastated after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of memorabilia from his Dewsbury home.

Merchandise for the sci-fi franchise was taken from the property in Moor Park Garden while the occupants were away.

Items stolen include Star Wars Village sets, vehicles, characters and main ships with fighter figures inside, along with around 300 character figurines. Of particular note is a Darth Vader model. The majority of the missing items are from series one and two, and are in new in the boxes.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Police Constable Simon Reddington from Kirklees CID said; “Due to the vast number of items taken, a large vehicle will most likely have been used by those responsible and I would appeal to anyone who was in and around the area during the period in which the burglary occurred and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

Information can be passed to PC Simon Reddington at Kirklees CID via 101, or by contacting the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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News

A spectator was badly hurt when he plunged down a steep banking while chasing a cricket ball.

The man suffered severe facial injuries in the incident at Upper Hopton Cricket Club on Saturday afternoon.

The team plays in the SW Halifax league and were hosting Hebden Bridge-based Old Town when the accident happened.

More here...

Upper Hopton Cricket Club.
Upper Hopton Cricket Club.

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A second Kirklees councillor has revealed she owes council tax ... and has challenged others to also ‘come clean.’

Newsome Green Party councillor Karen Allison says her council tax payment was delayed a month because her bank account was frozen.

This follows Clr David Ridgway revealing why he was in arrears which leaves the identity of 12 of the 14 councillors who were in arrears – including five who had received court summonses – still a mystery.

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Newsome Green Party councillor Karen Allison
Newsome Green Party councillor Karen Allison

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Controversial plans to take emergency care away from Huddersfield is “fraught with danger” and should be paused says a top NHS boss has said.

Mike Ramsden, a panelist at last month’s A&E debate hosted by the university, has again called for an urgent re-think by GPs and health officials on the proposal to switch A&E from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) to Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and has condemned the plans as “inconceivable.”

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Mike Ramsden, chairman of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust
Mike Ramsden, chairman of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust

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Hard rockers AC/DC’s rare appearance in Manchester coincides with a little known anniversary of their connection to Huddersfield.

For 30 years ago the band chose our town as the location to film a video for their hit You Shook Me All Night Long.

In 1986 the song was being re-released to take advantage of the growing music television audience and needed a fitting video to match the tune.

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Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform with AC/DC on the Rock or Bust Tour in Chicago
Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform with AC/DC

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An Almondbury resident was left devastated after his home was gutted by a blaze thought to have been started by an electrical item.

The terraced property on Almondbury Bank was swallowed by an inferno on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews said the owner, a man living alone, did not discover the fire until he returned to his home after popping out.

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Fire at house at Almondbury Bank
Fire at house at Almondbury Bank

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Staff and pupils at a Huddersfield special school took delivery of their new minibus – and there was a trip down memory lane for head teacher Nicky Rogers.

The spacious new transport was gifted to Lydgate School at New Mill by children’s charity Variety, formerly the Variety Club.

And the keys to the gleaming red “mobile classroom” were handed over by Variety stalwart and Yorkshire actor Frazer Hines.

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Actor, Frazer Hines (left) hands over the keys of the Variety Club mini bus to Head of Lydgate School New Mill, Nicky Rogers in front of some of the children from the school.
Actor, Frazer Hines (left) hands over the keys of the Variety Club mini bus to Head of Lydgate School New Mill, Nicky Rogers in front of some of the children from the school.

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NEWS

What do you think about this? Do we need more Lidls?

TRAVEL

Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M606 Northbound between J2 Merrydale Road (Euroway Trading Estates) and J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout).

CRIME

Can you help unravel this reservoir murder mystery?

NEWS

What sort of restaurant do you hope pops up in its place?

M62

M62 motorway over the Peninnes
M62 motorway over the Peninnes

Reports of M62 Eastbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to broken down vehicle between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

CRIME

This is shocking, if you witnessed anything please get in touch so the attacker can be found