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Warning over swimming in open water

As the summer scorcher spell rages on, authorities have raised concerns about young people braving a dip in local reservoirs and rivers.

Yorkshire Water and West Yorkshire Fire have both warned about the risks of swimming in open water. Cold water shock can cause people to quickly inhale and lose muscle strength, which can lead to drowning. Anyone wanting to cool down is advised to swim in a local pool rather than braving rivers, canals and reservoirs, the latter of which can also be dangerous due to water pollution and debris which could lead to illness or injury.

Blackmoorfoot reservoir, Blackmoorfoot. Stock pics around the reservoir.
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, Blackmoorfoot

Earlier this week, the body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered in the River Aire in Leeds after he was seen jumping in. Yesterday, the body of 13-year-old Ryan Edwards was discovered after he went missing while swimming in a lake in Stoke.

Fire services have released this video warning of the dangers:

1,000 cannabis plants seized

Police have revealed shocking photos from inside a cannabis farm in Moldgreen.

Officers swooped on Coach House Farm at the weekend and discovered 1,000 plants growing inside. The Examiner understands that nobody so far has been arrested and enquiries into the case are ongoing.

1,000 cannabis plants seized from farm in Moldgreen
1,000 cannabis plants seized from farm in Moldgreen

Preparations in place for bin strikes next week

Kirklees are preparing ahead of suggestions of bin strikes next week.

Fears are growing over public hygiene amid bin collectors’ indications of a strike between Tuesday July 3 and Monday July 9, as Huddersfield experiences a heatwave. Unison have yet been unable to confirm whether this strike will go ahead.

Bin collection, Kirklees
Bin collection, Kirklees (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

A council official said: “In the north of the district, bin collections will be broadly as normal, with residents being asked to present their grey or green bins as normal. In the south of the district, only grey bins will be collected.”

More on this later...

Boothtown Road reopened after dramatic water burst

Boothtown Road in Halifax is back open again after a burst water main ruptured the road surface on Tuesday.

The road was not expected to be opened until tomorrow.

Today's weather

It’s another summer scorcher for Huddersfield today! The pollen count is high today so be wary if you suffer from hayfever. Use our widget below to get all the latest weather updates.

Today's traffic

Looking to be all quiet on the roads so far this morning. Just the usual congestion along Salterhebble Hill approaching Calderdale Royal due to the roadworks.

Traffic on the M62 has not been affected by the ongoing fire on Saddleworth Moor.

100 soldiers helping to fight Saddlewoth Moor fire

100 soldiers have been drafted in to help firefighters tackle the moorland blaze still raging on Saddleworth Moor.

The fire now covers seven square miles and is being fought in six different locations. Some of them are particularly hard to reach and a RAF Chinook helicopter is on stand-by to transport high-volume pump equipment if necessary.

Read the full story here.

Soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland arrive on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester where they will help fight a vast moorland blaze which has been alight for several days. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 28, 2018. See PA story FIRE Saddleworth. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland arrive on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester where they will help fight a vast moorland blaze which has been alight for several days. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 28, 2018. See PA story FIRE Saddleworth. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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