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Newsome Mill 'stone thieves' alert

Police officers went to the Newsome Mill site shortly before 5pm today following a suspected attempt at stone theft, residents have reported.

Facebook group Save the Clock said that a large vehicle with a crane pulled up alongside the stone skip and that fencing was moved.

If you saw anything please call the police on 101 and quote reference 1014 of 6th January.

Newsome clock tower
Newsome clock tower

A Save the Clock spokesman said: “We haven’t been notified by Kirklees Council of any permission being granted for the stone from the west wall of the mill (alongside the gate) to be removed. So to the best of our knowledge, this was illegal activity.

“If you see anyone attempting to remove materials from the mill site, please don’t hesitate to dial 999. Any help you can offer in keeping an eye on the buildings is much appreciated.”

The Grade II listed mill was gutted by fire in November. The clock tower remains standing.

Silver fox on the run!

This silver fox has escaped from an animal centre in Kirklees.

The fox called Jerry has vanished from Ponderosa rural therapeutic centre and is now on the run.

Silver fox called Jerry has escaped from Ponderosa
Silver fox called Jerry has escaped from Ponderosa (Image: UGC HDE)

He is just seven months old and shares a cage with his twin brother, Bambi, but it’s not clear how he got out.

He’s thought to have escaped on Wednesday morning and was last spotted in the Staincliffe area of Dewsbury.

Farm manager Eve Fern said: “Jerry is not considered dangerous having the temperament of a native fox; however please do not approach him.”

Instead, please call 07720 263 537 or 07970 924 297.

Hunt for hidden treasures

Do you have any heirlooms in the attic?

The BBC show Flog It! is coming to Huddersfield Town Hall.

Man last seen in Dewsbury wanted on recall to prison

Police in North Yorkshire have issued an appeal for a man wanted on recall to prison after he was last seen in Dewsbury.

Mark Alan Griffiths, 49, from Harrogate, was jailed for six years for malicious wounding in 2013. He has been released on licence but wanted on recall.

Detectives say he was last seen leaving his managed accommodation in Dewsbury. wearing a red jacket, black trousers with white stripes and grey trainers with a white sole. He was carrying a Tesco carrier bag.

Anyone who spots him is urged not to approach him and call 999. Alternatively, if you know anything about his whereabouts, please call 101.

Mark Alan Griffiths
Mark Alan Griffiths (Image: North Yorkshire Police)

Severe traffic on Rishworth Moor

A shed load of what...?

WATCH: Parents appeal for information on son's death

Following on from the news of the third anniversary of Craig Wilcox’s disappearance, here is what his parents had to say.

Craig vanished on this day in 2014 and his phone was tracked moving from his home in Greater Manchester towards the reservoir near Saddleworth, where it stayed for 20 minutes and then returned to the area it came from. Craig had told a friend he was worried people were “after him”.

Breaking news: Slow traffic on the M62

Okay, hardly new...but there’s slow traffic on the M62 currently. Everything is looking a bit slow on the eastbound carriage between junction 26 and 27 in the Leeds direction.

Slow traffic at junction 26 for Chain Bar
Slow traffic at junction 26 for Chain Bar

Record number of patients turned away from A&E over Christmas

Struggling A&E departments had to turn away patients more than 140 times last month, NHS bosses have revealed.

The figures come from NHS England, and claim there were 143 A&E diverts in England between December 1 and January 1 - a 63% rise from the same month in 2015.

Of these diverts, 42 were made during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day - the highest on record.

The NHS will typically divert 20 patients in an average winter week. Were you turned away by A&E staff at one of our local hospitals over Christmas? Get in touch at editorial@examiner.co.uk or 01484 437712.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

Traffic light issue at Cooper Bridge

Well that’s the mystery of the chaos at Cooper Bridge solved...

Heavy traffic around Cooper Bridge

Really heavy traffic on Leeds Road where it meets Bradley Road and Cooper Bridge currently.

Avoid the area if possible.

Man pleads guilty following Meltham dog attack

A man has pleaded guilty to a charge of owning a dangerous dog that was out of control after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked a postman in Meltham.

Adam Shaw, 38, of Copley Avenue, has appeared at Kirklees Magistrates. More news on this as it comes in.

Copley Avenue in Meltham, where Royal Mail deliveries have been suspended again following another dog attack on a postman
Copley Avenue in Meltham, where Royal Mail deliveries have been suspended again following another dog attack on a postman

Fresh questions on anniversary of man's disappearance

Questions are being asked today over why murdered father-of-one Craig Wilcox’s body was dumped in Dovestones Reservoir.

Craig’s parents Carole and Stephen have spoken out on the third anniversary of the 28-year-old’s disappearance.

Talking to our sister paper the Manchester Evening News, the couple said: ““We live every day in a horrible dream and wonder what happened to him and why? What is so bad that you have to lose your life for?

Detectives investigating the case have said they “will not give up” on finding answers for the family. Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 9283 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Craig Wilcox
Craig Wilcox

No Penistone Line service into town

No train into town from the villages on the Penistone Line this lunchtime, I’m afraid.

Police appeal over reconstruction of fatal house fire

Police are appealing for people in Huddersfield to donate a TV set for a TV construction of a Fartown house fire that killed two children last year.

Brothers Jake and Logan Taylor both died in the fire at their Alder Street home in February last year. The blaze was thought to have been started by an electrical fault.

Detectives want to recreate the events and need a particular size of a Samsung TV to furnish the room to replicate the furniture destroyed in the fire.

The TV must be 42” and valid models include HCM4216W, HCM4216H, HCM4215W, HCM422W or SP42W5HF.

Logan Taylor, left and Jake Casey, the two young children that have tragically died following a devastating house fire in Fartown
Logan Taylor, left and Jake Casey, the two young children that have tragically died following a devastating house fire in Fartown

Call 999 if you see missing man, police say

The public have been urged to call 999 if they see a missing Brockholes man.

Police say they are “very concerned” for Mark Hurles, 30.

Officers on the Kirklees Rural Facebook page are appealing to the public this morning, saying anyone who spots him should call the emergency number, as opposed to 101.

The WYP incident log number to quote is 282 of 6/1/17.

Mark Hurles, of Brockholes
Mark Hurles, of Brockholes (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Local academic to help create sounds from Ancient times for video games

A Huddersfield academic has been on Radio 4 this morning discussing a project he is taking part in which will see sounds from the Stonehenge 3,000 years ago recreated for video games.

Dr Rupert Till, from the University of Huddersfield, said scientists are using virtual reality to recreate the sounds that would have been heard from inside the circle when it was intact.

(Image: nyaa_birdies_perch - Flickr)

Leisure centre staff was found hanged, inquest hears

A young man found dead at Huddersfield Leisure Centre on Saturday was found hanged, an inquest has heard this morning.

20-year-old Lucas Dean was on his first job of the day as an apprentice plumber and was sent to check the PH levels of the Centre’s spa.

A Coroner in Bradford this morning heard Mr Dean did not return from the job and his team leader found him hanging in the plant room. He was pronounced dead at 8.47am.

Huddersfield Leisure Centre closed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Huddersfield Leisure Centre closed due to unforeseen circumstances. (Image: TM)

Woman mugged in centre of Halifax

A man mugged a woman in the centre of Halifax before driving off with her purse, police say this morning.

The 21-year-old female victim was walking along Commercial Street before the man, described as white and wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit, stole her purse from behind on Tuesday morning. He then returned to a black Ford Focus he had been sat in parked outside the HSBC bank before driving off.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Walsh at Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13170002715.

Commercial Street, Halifax
Commercial Street, Halifax (Image: Google Street View)

Possible disruption to trains

Possibility that trains to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds may be affected after disruption to trains dahn saaf.

Updates on Mohammed Yassar Yaqub shooting

If you’re interested in seeing live updates from developments on Mohammed Yassar Yaqub and the M62 police shooting, you can check them out here.

Mr Yaqub’s funeral and inquest opening are being held today, while a Dewsbury man is due to appear before court on firearms charges.

People arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
People arrive at the funeral of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub

Station cat to donate Christmas presents to charity

Here’s some positive news for you: Felix the Station Cat has revealed on her Facebook page how she’ll be donating presents from her fans around the world to some less fortunate felines.

The puss posted a picture of a desk laden with gifts sent to her by admieres, which she said would all be donated to Yorkshire Cat rescue.

She said: “I’ve been so lucky with SO many Christmas presents I will sending lots of these goodies to my less fortunate friends at Yorkshire Cat Rescue. So here’s a HUGE thank you from me for your generosity!”

I think that’s more presents than I got...

Christmas presents for Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat
Christmas presents for Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat (Image: Facebook)

Slow traffic at Dryclough Lane

Today's front page

Today’s front page on the development last night that Mr Yaqub was killed by shots to the chest:

Examiner
Examiner

Busy at Colne Bridge traffic lights

Heavy traffic along Leeds Road in Bradley by the lights at Colne Bridge, our traffic partners Inrix are reporting.

Fire services remain at site of tip fire

Fire services have remained at Calder Valley Skip Hire site near Sowerby Bridge overnight following a fire there on Wednesday night.

The blaze has now been reduced and is under control, although investigators have yet to establish a cause and whether it was suspicious.

Calder Valley Skip Hire
Calder Valley Skip Hire (Image: Google Street View)

Heavy traffic at Cooper Bridge

Things are a bit chaotic around Cooper Bridgeright now, so expect a bit of a delay:

Traffic report

Good morning - all looks quiet on the M62 this morning. Traffic is heavy in Halifax Road heading up to Ainley Top.

We’ll keep you posted.

Welcome to Friday's live blog

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 West Yorkshire.

We’ll 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.

Sunset at West Nab. Must Credit Paul Johnson.
Sunset at West Nab. Must Credit Paul Johnson. (Image: Paul Johnson)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notification 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 Facebook here .

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