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Crime

Lots of you have been responding on Facebook to our front page story in today’s Examiner.

Reacting to news taxi driver Mohammed Parvaiz’s killer Steven Utley has seen his jail sentence slashed by two years, Facebook users slammed the decision as “disgusting” and “shocking”.

Suhail Fever Rashid said: “So for good behaviour he gets a few years knocked off his sentence but what about the family of the murdered gentleman? They will live with the loss of a father a brother a husband for the rest of their lives.”

Steven Gary Utley
Steven Gary Utley

Razwan Saddiq said: “these boys acted like thugs and gangsters they took the law in there [sic] own hands don’t [sic] matter how good someone is in prison they shouldn’t have a early release”.

Mohammed Parvaiz’s son Ismaeel has also commented on the news. He said: “Someone who has put a family through so much difficulty and hardship should not be released from prison simply on the basis they have behaved good in prison.”

Read the full story here.

Local news

Labour MP David Lammy will be speaking on the EU referendum in St George’s Square tonight.

The MP for Tottenham in London will be speaking at 6pm on why he thinks we should vote to stay in the EU.

Read more about the visit here.

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham
David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham

What's on

Looking for something to do over the Bank Holiday weekend?

The Grand Northern Ukelele Festival begins today! Why not have a wander down and have a look?

Read more about it here.

Tricity Vogue, who will perform at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival on Sunday May 29
Tricity Vogue, who will perform at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival on Sunday May 29

HTAFC

Local news

Holmfirth action man Chris Harling is feeling on top of the world after scaling Mount Everest for the second time.

The 42-year-old led a team of six, which included a second Holmfirth climber Andy Taylor, up the tough North Ridge of the world’s highest peak, in a week when five people died on the mountain.

Chris Harling, right, on the summit of Everest with one of his team
Chris Harling, right, on the summit of Everest with one of his team

Read the full story here.

Local news

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Huge plane spotted over West Yorkshire

Did you see it?

Read more about it here.

Weather update

What’s the weather going to be like this Bank Holiday weekend? Just typical!


Paul Stevens, Examiner weather man.
Paul Stevens, Examiner weather man.


Probably a mixed bag I would suggest. The weather shouldn’t stop you getting out and about but take a brolly just in case.


Football news

Former Huddersfield Town defender Jack Hunt is playing for riches tomorrow.

Right-back Hunt goes into Championship play-off final action for Sheffield Wednesday against Hull City at Wembley four years after helping Town win promotion to the second tier at the national stadium.


Jack Hunt (right) celebrates Town's promotion in 2012
Jack Hunt (right) celebrates Town's promotion in 2012


Tomorrow’s game with promotion to the Premier League at stake is said to be worth a staggering £200 million. Talk about winner takes all.


Local news

An overheated laptop started a fire which hit three homes in Paddock earlier this week.

Fire chiefs revealed that the blaze in Luck Lane on Tuesday was caused by a laptop left on a bed meaning the device’s ventilation system couldn’t work properly.


Laptop caused house blaze in Paddock
Laptop caused house blaze in Paddock


West Yorkshire Fire Service said the majority of laptops draw cooling air in through ventilation grills on their underside and if the laptop sits on an uneven, soft surface like a blanket, pillow or duvet, the flow of air into the laptop is inhibited. Subsequently, the cooling is reduced, heat builds up, the surface becomes hot and eventually the laptop overheats.


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

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News

An evicted car park firm has taken back its premises.


Lord Street car park, Huddersfield.
Lord Street car park, Huddersfield.


Global firm Euro Car Parks was mysteriously thrown off its Huddersfield town centre site by bailiffs on May 3. The full story is here.

News

Campaigners fighting to save Huddersfield’s A&E have issued ‘model answers’ for residents to use when completing official questionnaires on a controversial hospital shake-up plan.


Public meeting on hospital shake-up at John Smiths stadium. Campaigners Christina George, Mark Hemingway, Natalie Ratcliffe, Karl Deitch, Rachael Lilley.
Public meeting on hospital shake-up at John Smiths stadium. Campaigners Christina George, Mark Hemingway, Natalie Ratcliffe, Karl Deitch, Rachael Lilley.


And #HandsOffHRI is advising Huddersfield and Calderdale residents to answer almost all the questions on the Right Care Right Time Right Place questionnaire with the same answer. The full story is here.

Football

Andy Hughes is the new first-team coach of Huddersfield Town.


New Huddersfield Town first-team coach Andy Hughes, second left, was on FA Cup final duty with Crystal Palace
New Huddersfield Town first-team coach Andy Hughes, second left, was on FA Cup final duty with Crystal Palace


The 38-year-old former Leeds United, Norwich City, Reading and Notts County player has spent the last three months working at Crystal Palace after leaving Town’s Championship rivals Rotherham United. There is more here.

News

The 17th Examiner Pride of Huddersfield Awards featured astonishing and heartwarming stories from young and old.


Kamal Aftab's parents Rafiq Aftab (left) and Khawar Sultana receive his award from Michaela Brook of Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd
Kamal Aftab's parents Rafiq Aftab (left) and Khawar Sultana receive his award from Michaela Brook of Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd


There were tears, laughter and cheers for nominee after nominee, none more so that when the family of brave fundraiser Kamal Aftab climbed on stage to receive a posthumous award on his behalf. You can see more here.

Fire

A Ford Transit minibus was burnt out in a fire in Huddersfield.

The vehicle, which was parked by the side of the road in Whitacre Street, Deighton, was extensively damaged in the incident, which happened just after midnight on Friday.

Firefighters from Huddersfield and Rastrick dealt with the blaze, which they described it as “fierce”.

They said cars parked nearby may also have suffered damage.

The cause is being investigated.

Traffic

It’s very busy again on the A644 Wakefield Road heading into Huddersfield.

There is queueing traffic between the M62 junction 25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

In Elland, the A629 Calderdale Way is busy but moving.

And it’s also busy on the A641 Huddersfield Road, in Brighouse.

Fire

A fire has caused extensive smoke damage to a garden centre in Mirfield.

The blaze broke out at Whiteleys, in Far Common Road, at about 7.45pm on Thursday night. Smoke could be seen pouring from the building.

Firefighters from Cleckheaton and Rastrick spent about an hour bringing the blaze under control.

The centre has a number of buildings which are interlinked, and firefighters managed to contain the fire to just one of the buildings.

But many other parts of the centre were heavily smoke logged.

An investigation is ongoing to find the cause of the fire but it is not being treated as suspicious. It is thought it may have been an electrical fault in a cupboard containing a fuse box and meters.

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