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Latest tribute to Ravensthorpe rail death woman

Rail replacement buses deployed as services are delayed

There are delays of up to one hour on Transpennine Express between Leeds and Huddersfield after a woman was hit by a train at Ravensthorpe Station.

Tickets are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast services.
Replacement buses have been requested at Leeds, Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Trains moving now according to passenger

Photo from the scene at Ravensthorpe Station

Ravensthorpe Station where a woman was killed after being hit by a train
Ravensthorpe Station where a woman was killed after being hit by a train (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Woman killed by train at Ravensthorpe Station

From British Transport Police: “A woman has sadly died after she was struck by a train at Ravensthorpe station this afternoon.

“Officers were called to the station shortly after 4.20pm and attended alongside paramedics.

“Work is now being done to identify the woman and inform her family.

“Officers remain on scene and are making enquiries to establish how the woman came to be on the tracks.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Person hit by train at Ravensthorpe Station

British Transport Police say a person has been hit by a train at Ravensthorpe Station.

All services between Huddersfield and Leeds have been suspended.

Police and paramedics are currently on the scene.

Services between Huddersfield and Leeds suspended following incident on line

Services at a standstill on Northern between Leeds and Huddersfield due to emergency services dealing with an incident.

All lanes reopen following M62 accident

Slow traffic due to earlier accident, lorry and car involved on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar). All lanes have been re-opened.

Police appeal to trace witnesses following station death

British Transport Police are investigating the death of Terry Bailey.

Terry Bailey, who died at Leeds Railway Station
Terry Bailey, who died at Leeds Railway Station (Image: UGCG HDE)

The 39-year-old sadly died following an altercation outside Leeds Station on August 29.

Two men Daniel Goodall, aged 42, and Jamie Loftus, aged 28, have been charged with manslaughter in connection with his death, but we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any further information.
Detective Chief Inspector Glen Alderson from BTP’s Major Investigation Unit said: “Upon viewing CCTV a number of people who we have yet to speak to can be seen in the area.
“If that was you or if you were in the area of New Station Street outside Leeds station just before 1am on Tuesday, 29th August and witnessed the incident, or have other information please contact us. Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, could help the investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with reference 21 of 29/08. Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read more here.

Northern keeping its customers on the move

By 10am, more than 300 Northern trains had reached their destinations with more than 90 per cent of those on time - despite strike action by the RMT union.

A Northern train
A Northern train

Liam Sumpter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “This morning we ran an effective and efficient service, using trains and rail replacement buses, which was able to get our customers where they needed to be. And, with more than 90 per cent of services running to time, our customers were able to travel without significant delays to their plans.

“We will continue to operate services throughout the day and are now looking ahead to the late afternoon peak. We are also asking our customers to give the evening rush hour some thought too.

“Trains are expected to be extremely busy this evening and many timetables will be amended as a result of the strike action.”

Northern services will begin to wind down from 5pm, with very few available after 7pm.

Liam added: “It is vitally important that our customers are aware of the potential impact to their travel and plan ahead for this evening by either checking the Northern mobile app, visiting the Northern website, or by looking at National Rail Enquiries.

“I’d like to thank our customers for their patience so far today, and ask that they continue to work with us as we head into the evening peak. I’d also like to thank our staff who continue to work hard to operate our trains and look after our customers.”

Read more here.

Two lanes closed on M62 eastbound

Two lanes are closed on the M62 eastbound after a crash involving a lorry and a car.

The lane closures are between junction 25, which is for Brighouse, and 26.

Normal traffic conditions are not expected until after 5pm.

Two charged after armed police stop car in West Yorkshire

Two men have been arrested with possession of a Class A drug after an incident in Leeds yesterday at about 4pm.

A man was seen with what appeared to be a handgun in the car park of The Old White Hart pub in Beeston before leaving the scene in a car.

A short time later, armed officers stopped the vehicle in Armley and found a small amount of crack cocaine but no firearm.

Two of the three men arrested were charged with possession of a Class A drug and are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

The third man was released without charge.

Young men deny murdering Leeds United fan outside a Dewsbury pub

Two young men have denied murdering a 32-year-old man outside a Dewsbury pub seven months ago.

Khaleem Harris, 20, and Jaelan Herlt, also 20, denied murdering Dewsbury man Jonny Binns when they appeared via a prison video link before a judge at Bradford Crown Court this morning.

Jonny Binns
Jonny Binns

Read more here.

Kirsty Gallacher pleads guilty to drink driving

Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher has pleaded guilty to drink driving

Gallacher, 41, was arrested on Saturday August 12, following an incident in Eton, Berkshire.

The presenter, who is divorced from the ex-rugby union player Paul Sampson, had been on her way to meet her children for a day out at Windsor Castle when she was stopped by officers from Thames Valley Police, the court heard.
The Scot was seen driving erratically by witnesses in the town, before officers tracked her parked BMW X4 using CCTV.
Police conducted a roadside breathalyser test which showed her alcohol level was at 106 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.
The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.
The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, charged with one count of driving a motor vehicle while her alcohol level was above the legal limit.
Gallacher, of Chapel Square, Virginia Water, appeared in the dock wearing black and spoke only to confirm her name, address and plea.
District Judge Lachhar described the charges as “very serious” and is expected to sentence Gallacher later on Monday.

Traffic worsening on Huddersfield Road

As reported at lunchtime, there’s queueing traffic on A629 Huddersfield Road in both directions around A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Congestion is now to Elland Riorges Link/Lowfields Way and to Shaw Hill/Free School Lane.

Thousands rally in Russia's Chechnya for Rohingya

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Chechnya to protest against what the Chechen leader called “genocide of Muslims” in Burma.

Burmese security officials and Muslim Rohingya insurgents have accused each other of atrocities in Burma’s Rakhine state, where nearly 400 people, most of them insurgents, have died in clashes.
A huge rally was held on Monday in the Chechen capital Grozny to support the Rohingya minority.
In a speech, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov compared the violence against Rohingya to the Holocaust.
In a video released earlier, Mr Kadyrov said he would “go against Russia” if the Russian government supports Burma’s military.
Russian federal forces fought two bloody wars in Chechnya in the 1990s.

Lunchtime traffic update

Huddersfield’s traffic is fine, but the M62 crash has caused delays around Elland and Greetland.

  • Due to traffic diverting around junction 22 and 21 of the M62, it’s slow and heavier than normal on A640 Huddersfield Road westbound near Denshaw Crossroads.
  • There’s queueing traffic on A629 Huddersfield Road in both directions around A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Changes to care at Dewsbury District Hospital come into force today

From today, Dewsbury District Hospital’s A&E department will only deal with routine cases. More serious cases will be transferred to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

It’s part of a major reorganisation of services across the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Northern Rail strike continues

Industrial action will continue to affect Northern Rail train services today. The walk out is taking place between 7am and 7pm. It’s part of a long-running dispute over plans to introduce driver-only trains. Read more here.

There are other trains and replacement buses running, but these will be busier than usual and may be delayed. Check timetables for Huddersfield here.

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UN security council to hold emergency meeting after North Korean nuclear test

The hair-raising Kim Jong Un
The hair-raising Kim Jong Un (Image: AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in response to North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test - as the Trump administration warned any threat to the US or its allies would trigger a “massive military response”.
The meeting on Monday, at the request of the UK, US, Japan, France and South Korea, comes after Kim Jong Un’s regime carried out its sixth test of a nuclear device.
US defence secretary Jim Mattis briefed President Donald Trump about the military options available if the crisis escalated, adding that Washington was capable of launching an “effective and overwhelming” response.

Migration views on both sides of Brexit debate reject stereotypes

(Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)

Four in five Leave voters would be happy for the migration of high-skilled EU workers to remain at current levels or increase, according to new research.
The poll also found half of Remain supporters back a reduction in the numbers of low-skilled workers arriving from the EU.
Publishing the findings, think tank British Future described Brexit as a “reset moment” for immigration policy.

Police forces heading to ‘perfect storm’ over staff cuts, senior officer warns
Police forces are heading towards a “perfect storm” due to staff cuts and new threats, according to a senior officer.
Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, said services across the country are based on fewer people working longer hours.
He will urge Policing Minister Nick Hurd MP to review funding and resources at the Association’s annual conference in Warwickshire on Monday.

Missing teens found safe and well

Police have confirmed that two teens who were reported missing have been found safe and well.

We reported on Friday that 15-year-old Emma Cook had been reported missing from her home address in the Featherstone area of Pontefract. She was last seen in Flanshaw.

Later, 16-year-old Melissa Langan was also reported missing from the Wakefield area.

Emma Cook, 15.
Emma Cook, 15. (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Weather forecast

Cloudy and humid today with highs of 20°C and lows of 16°C.

Weather. September 4, 2017. Image by Met Office.
Weather. September 4, 2017. Image by Met Office. (Image: Met Office)

Traffic update – M62 delays

There’s major delays on the roads this morning, particularly the M62.

  • Two lanes are closed on the M62 westbound between junction 21 for Milnrow and junction 22 for Rishworth Moor. Congestion is going back to junction 24 for Ainley Top. There are delays of more than an hour.
  • Very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street traffic lights.
  • Between Dewsbury and Huddersfield, there’s slow traffic on A644 Huddersfield Road. It’s affecting both directions at Queen Street/Calder Road.

Today's front page

This is the front page of today’s newspaper.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - September 4, 2017.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - September 4, 2017. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Read the main story here.

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