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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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