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Kirklees teacher struck off
A Kirklees teacher has been banned from teaching nearly two years after he was accused of sexual assault charges against five schoolboys.
It comes only a year after Brendan O’Brien was acquitted of 18 charges at Leeds Crown Court in January 2015.
O’Brien was found guilty of unacceptable conduct at a panel hearing for the National College of Teaching. The teacher was not present for the hearing.
University to lead research to help UK companies
The University is to lead a new £30million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing.
The Future Metrology Hub is to be based on its town centre campus and will host world-class academics researching engineering and metrology (the scientific study of measurements) which can help companies in their production of goods.
Scientists from across the country will be based there, and will be led by Huddersfield researcher Professor Jane Jiang.
Barry Sheerman hosting online discussion on road safety
Barry Sheerman is hosting a road safety discussion on Twitter this afternoon.
The MP wants everyone to share their thoughts as news came out this week that charity Brake want tougher sentences for killer drivers.
You can get involved by finding Barry at @BarrySheerman and tweeting him with your thoughts on the issue.
Library fashion life-sized Santa from books
Who says libraries are boring - check out this novel-ty, and rather portly, Santa who has been made out of books!
Looks like Christmas is back off the shelf for another year. Oh, and no, I don’t know how he’s going to ride his sleigh without arms either. There’s only so much you can do with hardbacks.
Warning over postal fraud scam
One of the ward officers for Dalton and Almondbury has posted this - be aware of this scam and do not call this number.
It may turn out to be a very expensive Christmas present...
Fog warning issued
A yellow warning for fog has been issued for West Yorkshire.
The warning has been issued by the Met Office and remains in place throughout today and tomorrow. Take extra care on the roads and be mindful of delays due to slower traffic as a result, particularly over the tops.
Doctors trained to deal with "amorous advances"
Doctors are being trained in handling amorous advances from patients on social media, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed today.
The MDU say they have dealt with 100 cases over the last five years of doctors dealing with messages from patients. Some of these are incidents which constitute as stalking and lead to police involvement.
Dr Beverley Ward, advisor at the MDU, said: “With doctors more accessible than ever via social media, amorous approaches from patients can feel intrusive. If they are not nipped in the bud, or even unwittingly encouraged, things can get out of hand. Some patients create a fantasy affair to which the doctor is completely oblivious. Others can be very distressed if they feel their advances are being ignored or rejected, and they can become aggressive or vindictive.”
Police to bring back safety arch to prevent knife crime
A “safety arch” to detect knives and guns is being reintroduced to establishments in the town centre over Christmas following a spate of related crimes.
Attacks in recent weeks have included a man being wounded in his stomach outside Verve on Byram Street in October, a man slashed in the back and a man stabbed in the stomach in Tokyo.
Car spotted in Huddersfield with no reg plate
Police launch Christmas crackdown on thieves in town centre
Huddersfield Police have announced they’re launching a crackdown on shoplifting in the town centre today, as Christmas shopping fever rises.
Operation Tentsea means many of you Christmas shoppers are likely to see an increased police presence around the town over the festive season.
Sgt Mandy Mellor said they will be warning shoppers with valuables on display while a plain-clothes officer will also be on patrol.
Town centre officer PC Scott Gardner said: “We had a couple of 16-year-old lads detained for shoplifting in Tesco recently who had never been in trouble before and who came from good families. They didn’t appear too concerned at first but as soon as they realised they were going home to their parents and would have to tell them what happened their attitudes changed.”
Fire stations collecting presents for disadvantaged kids
Fire stations in Huddersfield and Dewsbury will be acting as drop off points in the lead up to Christmas for anyone wishing to donate toys to vulnerable children.
The fore service are taking part in one of the UK’s biggest Christmas toy appeal, Mission Christmas. The appeal gets people to spare a few pounds for a present for a child aged 0-18, all of which are handed out to disadvantaged youngsters in the area.
Gifts must be unwrapped and in original packaging and the fire service ask that members of the public do not leave any items outside the fire station if no-one is available to accept them. The last date to drop-off gifts at the fire stations will be Friday 16th December.
Heartbroken pig in mourning for pooch pal
Here is a story which will simultaneously warm your heat and break it again.
Remember Savvi the pig who got stuck in a stream in Skelmanthorpe? It turns out poor Savvi is nursing a broken heart after losing his pooch playmate Skye the border collie.
Police appeal after child seen in distress
Police are appealing to anyone who was in Leeds yesterday afternoon who may have seen a child “crying for her mummy” being carried by a man.
The child was seen being carried by the man along Waterloo Street onto Brewery Place, across the pedestrianised area in front of Jurys Inn and Oracle Bar, and then over Centenary Bridge onto the Calls.
Police said: “This could be a completely innocent situation with the child and male being related and no criminal offences being committed.” The girl is described as white, 3-4 years old, blonde hair and wearing a pink jacket and grey tights. The adult male is described as white, late 20’s/early 30’s, with dark spikey hair and wearing a blue/black 3/4 length coat and light green or blue shoulder bag.
If you spotted this or have any information, please call West Yorkshire Police on 101.
Canalside match raises £6k for terminally-ill youngster
A charity footie match at Canalside over the weekend managed to raise nearly £6,000 for a Kirkheaton youngster with a terminal brain tumour.
Zack Barrett, five, has been given 18 months to live after he was diagnosed last month.
A match was held between Shelley Over 35s FC versus former professional players at the training grounds yesterday. Fundraisers for Zack’s cause, which aims to support the family and provide memories for Zack and his twin brother Leo, said the total raised at first count was £5,849.80.
Regional: Child called police over drink drive mum
Police arrested a woman over the weekend after she turned up drunk to pick up her child - who then rang the police on her.
PCSO Sarah Barberini, who operates in the Wakefield area, said on Twitter that the child had refused to get into the car and rang police. A breathalyser test showed the mother had 101mg of alcohol on her blood - the limit is 80mg.
Kirklees schools "unrepresentative" of multicultural population
The aforementioned Casey Review into racial segregation has outlined Kirklees as an area of focus: The report places us in the top ten in the UK for unequal disparity of ethnic minorities in local schools, as well as outlining us in the top 20 for the number of women who cannot speak fluent English.
According to the review, Kirklees schools have a 53.3% disimilarity index - meaning that 53.3% of white British pupils would have to be moved and spread across schools so that they all have pupils which represent the ethnic diversity of the borough’s population.
It also claims that 6,792 women in the area are unable to speak English well or at all, which is 3.3% of women in the area. You can see the review yourself here.
M62 is now clear
Traffic has eased on the M62 for another day and it looks all clear for now.
Proposals for new train station at Leeds Bradford Airport
Do you find travelling to our nearest airport a pain? Proposals have been but forward for a rail station at Leeds Bradford.
Leeds City Council have unveiled a £270m plan for three new stations in the city, including one for the White Rose Shopping Centre, which they say could ease congestion on the roads and create new jobs. The plans will be discussed next week.
Report on racial segregation criticised
A report out today claims that failures have been made by schools and authorities to address the issue of segregation of different races and faiths in our communities.
The Casey Review, which has been criticised by former Dewsbury Parliamentary candidate Baroness Warsi, claims that areas of noted segregation coincide with a growth in “regressive” ideologies.
The Review also suggests harmful religious practices had been ignored by authorities out of political correctness. Baroness Warsi has criticised the report, which was commissioned by former PM David Cameron, saying it “confuses race, ethnicity, origin and faith”.
She said: “If you are poor, live in a deprived neighbourhood, don’t have a good education, hold a low paid job, then integration is a low priority”.
I’m afraid it’s pretty inevitable you’ll encounter some frost this morning, whether you’re scraping it off your windscreen or standing on icy pavements waiting for the bus to save you from the chill.
Temperatures aren’t going to changing much throughout the day, so wrap up warm!
Slow traffic in Chickenley
Slow traffic on Chancery Road in Chickenley, Dewsbury, this morning. This is heading eastbound near Owl Lane. This may ruffle a few feathers.
Man arrested after Jo Cox "threats" to MP
A man was quizzed by police this weekend after a tweet was posted demanding someone “Jo Cox” an MP.
Nottinghamshire Tory MP Anna Soubry reposted the the tweet which said: “Someone jo cox Anna sourby please”. Another tweet from the same account later replied to say: “lol get jo coxed you old b***”. The account seems to have since been suspended.
Police in London said a 25-year-old man was arrested at his home in Bethnal Green on suspicion of sending malicious communications and was in custody yesterday.
Busy on the M606
M606 is congested heading into Bradford from the M62 around junction 3.
There are also queues on Trinity Street this morning, while traffic lights are out at Free School Lane near Savile Park in Halifax which could slow things down.
Wakefield Road at Cooper Bridge is also busy with usual morning traffic.
Morning, all. Queues on the M62 eastbound between Rishworth, Ainley Top and Brighouse this morning. Fog is very heavy so this could present a few issues with your commute.
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