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Police warning about 'speculative' comments following death of schoolgirl

Police have urged people not to post abusive or “speculative comments” on social media about the death of schoolgirl Ursula Keogh.

Ursula Keogh
Ursula Keogh

Ursula, 11, was found dead in the Hebble Brook at Paris Gates, Halifax, on Monday January 22.

She had been reported missing earlier that day.

Today a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said an inquest into her death was due to open on Tuesday next week.

The spokesman said: “Officers continue to investigate the circumstances at the direction of the Coroner.

“We would ask people not to post speculative comments via social media as they could undermine the ongoing enquiries and if they are abusive in nature, they could constitute a criminal offence.”

Ex-MP Jason McCartney decides not to stand again

Former Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney has decided he doesn’t want to try to win back the seat he lost to Labour in June last year.

Jason McCartney
Jason McCartney

Jason, who lost the seat to Thelma Walker in the snap general election after holding it since 2010, said he was enjoying his new job as head of public affairs at Huddersfield University and was proud of his record as an MP.

He joked that he was now able to watch Huddersfield Town midweek games.

He said: “The Colne Valley Conservative Association are about to start the process of selecting their Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election. I won’t be putting my name forward.

“I relished the challenge of representing the Colne and Holme Valleys and Lindley in Westminster as your local Member of Parliament from 2010 to 2017.

“I’m really proud of everything me and my wonderful team achieved for our area from our successful Jobs Fairs to being a strong voice for our community in the House of Commons which sometimes meant voting against the party whip.

“As I approach my 50th birthday (he doesn’t look it I hear you all cry) I’m lucky to be able to reflect on three completely different roles in my life so far.

“From 10 years as an RAF Officer, to 10 years at ITV Yorkshire as a broadcast journalist and most recently 10 years as a local politician (three years as candidate and seven years as an MP).

“I’m now really enjoying getting stuck into my new role as the Head of Public Affairs at the award winning University of Huddersfield.

“I’m enjoying still being involved in the community I love from litter picks in Honley to supporting local charities.

He added: “I’m continuing to support the excellent Let’s Save HRI community campaign and I’m really enjoying cheering on Town in the Premier League whilst being able to go to midweek games too. I’m particularly enjoying lots of quality time with my daughters.

“I look forward to giving my full support to whoever is selected as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Colne Valley and fully expect them to be successful at the next election.

“Finally I’d like to thank once again my wonderful team, we are still good friends and in regular contact.

“I’m also very grateful for all the wonderful well wishes and messages of support I’ve received since the General Election. Please come and say hello when you see me out and about – I’m not going anywhere!”

After he posted his decision on Facebook, friends and colleagues wished him well.

One said: “I for one am sad. You were a brilliant local MP who put constituents first - and West Yorkshire and the North on the map...I think you have retired from politics far too early.”

Tractor stolen from famous M62 farm

Instagram: Picture of the day

A lovely shot of the lion statue overlooking St George’s Square...

Accident in Waterloo

Slow on Penistone Road at Waterloo this afternoon due to an accident at the junction with Mitchell Avenue, opposite Morrisons.

GP turns improves after damning report

A doctor’s surgery that was at risk of being closed by health inspectors has turned itself around.

Early last year the CQC declared Thornton Lodge Surgery in Huddersfield to be “unsafe.” Read more here.

Thornton Lodge Surgery
Thornton Lodge Surgery

MP asks council about free water points

Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin wants Kirklees to follow in the footsteps of other towns in the country by installing points for people to refill water bottles.

It’s in response to environmental concerns about plastic bottles ending up in our oceans.

National news

Here’s a scan of the main headlines today.

TRUMP OFFERS APOLOGY FOR FAR-RIGHT VIDEO RETWEETS
US President Donald Trump has offered an apology for retweeting inflammatory videos by the far-right Britain First group. In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Trump said he had known nothing about the organisation when he made the social media postings. He told interviewer Piers Morgan that he believed the videos showed “radical Islamic terror”, but if it was the case that they had been produced by “horrible racist people”, then he “would certainly apologise”.

FOUR OF THE BBC’S MALE PRESENTERS AGREE PAY CUT
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported. According to the BBC News website, Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel have all agreed, either formally or in principle, to reduce their salaries. It comes after the BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie resigned from her role in protest at unequal pay, and called for men and women at the corporation to be paid the same.

UK ECONOMY EXCEEDS FOURTH-QUARTER FORECASTS AS ECONOMISTS WARN OF SLOWDOWN
Britain’s economy performed better than expected in the fourth quarter thanks to the country’s powerhouse services sector, though there are warning signs of “slower and uneven” growth. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in its initial estimate for October to December last year, following growth of 0.4% in the third quarter.

Donald Trump says sorry to Britain
Donald Trump says sorry to Britain

Bypass closed due to flooding

The Stocksbridge Bypass has closed again today as environment officers deal with ongoing flooding problems.

Just some nice pictures here to put you off your lunch. You’re welcome.

Man to stand trial over wife's murder

A judge has confirmed that a 35-year-old man accused of murdering his wife at a family home will stand trial in May.

Zbigniew Lasek was charged with the murder of 36-year-old mum-of-three Monika Lasek after she was found with stab wounds at a house on Solstice Way, Illingworth, in Halifax last November. Read more on this story here.

Murder victim Monika Lasek, 36
Murder victim Monika Lasek, 36 (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Teen gets custody for causing fatal crash

A 15-year-old has been sentenced to four and a half years’ custody for causing a crash which killed five people.

Judge Collier QC told the teenager in court this morning: “What happened that night will impact your life from now on. I don’t think a day will go by that you won’t think about this. You too will live with this every day for the rest of your life.”

CCTV appeal following armed robbery

Police have released this CCTV still after a thug held a shopkeeper at knifepoint at a store in Dewsbury.

The robber made off with the till after robbing the shop on Staincliffe Road on Sunday, December 10 at around 7.30pm, after threatening the male shopkeeper with a kitchen knife.

He then grabbed the till and tried to cut the cord attaching it to the counter. The shopkeeper suffered minor injuries on his hand during the ordeal.

The man in the image stood outside the store for 30 minutes before the robbery happened. Anyone with information should contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13170576880.

CCTV released after armed robbery in Dewsbury
CCTV released after armed robbery in Dewsbury

Teen to be sentenced for horror crash

A 15-year-old boy will be sentenced today after admitting causing a crash which killed five people.

The teenager will appear at Leeds Crown Court this morning and is likely to be sent to jail for a considerable amount of time. It’s after he pleaded guilty to five counts of death by dangerous driving in relation to the fatal crash in Meanwood, Leeds, in November.

Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, his brother Elliott, 14, and Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, also 24, all died in the crash.

You can follow live updates on the sentencing from our sister site Leeds Live here.

Leeds Crown Court: Leeds Crown Court heard Imtiaz Rashid was recorded as earning only £5,000 a year working part-time in a Dewsbury bed factory up to 2012
(Image: UGC HDE)

Economy grew last year

The Office of National Statistics has revealed this morning that the UK economy grew by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2017.

Bank of England: The UK economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2017
Bank of England: The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Man in Paddock collision has died

A man involved in a car crash in Paddock last night has died, police have confirmed.

The 61-year-old was travelling along Market Street and turned left onto Gledholt Bank when the the Mercedes C class he was driving collided with a garden wall on Longroyd Place at around 7.50pm. Emergency services were called but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision. If you have any information please contact them via 101.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene of a car accident in Market Street, Paddock. Pic by: Haris Ali
Police and ambulance crews attended the scene of a car accident in Market Street, Paddock. Pic by: Haris Ali

Huddersfield weather

A mild day in store for us today with even the sun making a rare appearance.

Temperatures of around 6 to 7 degrees.

Today's Examiner

Here is today’s front page.

Examiner front page 26/01/18

Drug dealer jailed

A Huddersfield man has been jailed for more than seven years after he was convicted of drugs offences.

Jermaine Cunningham, 31, of Longwood, planned to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Scarborough along with female accomplice Jaime Johnson. Read more here.

Jermaine Cunningham, 31, of Longwood, jailed for drugs offences
Jermaine Cunningham, 31, of Longwood, jailed for drugs offences (Image: North Yorkshire Police)

Lane closure on M62

The M62 is down to two lanes heading westbound at junctions 32 and 31 due to a broken down van, which is causing a few queues.

Traffic update

All quiet on the roads this morning with no major incidents to report.

Morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Harold Wilson statue, St. George's Square
Harold Wilson statue, St. George's Square

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .