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Kirklees leader Clr David Sheard has written to the government highlighting the cross-party political feelings about government funding cuts.

Here’s more on it and the letter is in his tweet below

Teenager on trial for terror charge "praised Jo Cox's murderer"

A 17-year-old boy from West Yorkshire is on trial after being accused of planning a terror attack celebrating the murder of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox.

Leeds Crown Court has been hearing disturbing evidence today which alleges the Bradford teen, who cannot legally be named due to his age, was a member of neo-Nazi youth group National Action and had posted a picture of Jo’s murderer Thomas Mair on Facebook calling him a “hero”.

A jury has heard how the defendant said of Mair, “we need more people like him to butcher the race traitors”. The prosecution also told the court how a message found on the boy’s found said “should we just blow up Leeds or some s***?”

The teenager denies a charge of preparing a terrorist act and an alternative count of making a pipe bomb.

Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox
Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox

Busy on Manchester Road

Traffic is heavier than normal on Manchester Road in Linthwaite heading towards town.

Yorkshire's pets "too overweight"

Animal charity PDSA has warned that Yorkshire pet owners need to be watching their animals’ weights.

The cause say animals are suffering because they’re being overfed and carrying extra strain from being overweight. They added that more than 80% of vets have seen an increase in animal obesity in recent years.

PDSA Pet Fit Club photography
PDSA Pet Fit Club photography (Image: PDSA)

Regional: Man jailed for knife attack on police officer

A man has been jailed for attacking an off-duty police officer with a knife at an HMV store on Black Friday.

Paul Owens was given 6 years and 147 days today at Leeds Crown Court after he slashing DC Richard Dove on the neck, face and hands outside the store’s Leeds branch.

Dc Dove had confronted Owens after suspecting him of shoplifting. Owens was jailed for 6 years for wounding with intent to resist arrest, 3 months concurrent for Attempted Theft, and 147 days for Possessing an Offensive Weapon. He pleaded guilty to all the charges at an earlier hearing.

Nick Smart, Chair of West Yorkshire Police Federations, “The sentence reflects the seriousness of attack that DC Dove suffered. We hope that those who assault officers see harsh sentences imposed upon them. We will continue to support Richard moving forward.”

Prison, jail, stock
Prison, jail, stock

Study suggests community friendships are on the way out

One in four over-45s do not have a neighbour they can call on for help, a study has revealed.

Research by the Co-Op claims that younger generations have even less of a relationship with their neighbours, with one in six under 35s not having someone nearby they can call on for a favour.

Rufus Olins, of the Co-op, said: “Having neighbours that you can turn to, whether that’s to take in a parcel, borrow some milk or just for a chat, is so important. We all want to feel part of a community and know that someone is there to help a hand. This research shows that we have much to do to improve our neighbourly spirit and foster that sense of community.”

Thinkstock generic image of a helpful Person Doing Shopping For Elderly Neighbour
Thinkstock generic image of a helpful Person Doing Shopping For Elderly Neighbour

Traffic still slow in Aspley

Looks like traffic is still very slow on Wakefield Road through Aspley this lunchtime.

We reported there were issues by the Somerset Road junction earlier and these don’t seem to have eased.

Wakefield Road in Aspley near to where woman was sexually assaulted.
Wakefield Road in Aspley (Image: Pic from Google Street View)

WATCH: Elland Bridge re-opens to public

Here is the moment Elland Bridge re-opened to pedestrians earlier this morning.

Man wanted in connection with serious offence

Do you recognise this man? Police have released his image today as he is wanted in connection with a serious offence allegedly committed on November 29, last year.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to call police via 101 with the reference KD290.

Michelle Spencer appears in court

Michelle Spencer has in the past hour appeared in court after being charged with the murder of Dave Butterfield.

Spencer, 47, of Shirley Terrace, was flanked by officers in the dock at Kirklees Magistrates this morning, and spoke only to confirm her name. She was remanded back into custody.

Relatives were present in court for the short hearing. The case will now be sent to Leeds Crown Court where she is scheduled to appear in two days’ time.

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield
Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield

Huddersfield man arrested following guitar shop theft

A Huddersfield man has been arrested in connection with the theft of valuable guitars from a shop in Scarborough in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Five guitars with a combined total worth of £20,000 were taken from the shop at around 3.40am yesterday. A man was seen riding a bike away from the scene with a “massive holdall” on his back.

The suspect was pursued and the instruments were found inside the holdall. A 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and remains in police custody.

Elland Bridge re-opens to pedestrians

Elland Bridge has opened to pedestrians and cyclists for the first time in more than a year.

Residents have been gathering down as the footpath re-opens after the bridge collapsed following the Boxing Day floods last Winter.

Calderdale Council leader Tim Swift has thanked residents and businesses in Elland for their patience and understanding while the bridge has been undergoing reconstruction.

M62 at Brighouse easing

Traffic is easing on the M62 at Brighouse following a broken down vehicle earlier.

M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.

Tish Simmonds "devastated" as Vine set to close

Huddersfield social media sensation Tish Simmonds say she is devastated after news that app Vine - through which she became a viral hit - is set to close.

Vine is an app which allows you to take a six-second video clip which loops round and share it. Tish, from Skelmanthorpe, became a global name on the internet after posting a clip while sat in her mum’s car.

She said: “I wish Vine wasn’t going”, saying she would miss the friends she made through it. Vine, which is owned by Twitter, announced it would be closing in October with no clear reasons why.

Ram raid at shop in Brockholes leads to car set ablaze

Officers were called to the Spar shop on New Mill Road in Brockholes last night following reports of a burglary and a cash machine being ripped out.

Police have called it a “ram raid” where a car has rammed into the shop to gain entry. The car thought to be used by the suspects was then found abandoned and ablaze in Berry Brow. Fire services attended the Mitsubishi Shogun alight just off Waingate at midnight. No one was injured in the fire and police are now investigating.

Spar ram raid in Berry Brow
Spar ram raid in Berry Brow (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)
Car ablaze in Berry Brow
Car ablaze in Berry Brow (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Busy traffic in Aspley

Long delays on M62 and surrounding local roads

Long delays on the M62 eastbound at Brighouse due to one lane being closed by a broken down vehicle. Traffic on surrounding local roads is also very slow, with standstill traffic on Lindley Moor Road.

Slow traffic in Rastrick

Hearing reports traffic is very slow in Rastrick heading away from Ainley Top near the Four Sons Inn on Brighouse Road. Take care.

Woman charged with murder of David Butterfield

We also start with breaking news this morning that a woman has been charged with the murder of a man in Gomersal.

Michelle Spencer, 47, was charged with David Butterfield’s murder last night and will appear before Kirklees Magistrates this morning. We will bring you the latest on this when we have it.

Police have also released another photo of David, 43, who they say died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

David Butterfield
David Butterfield (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

M62

Good morning - we are having a few technical difficulties this morning so bear with us. Traffic is very slow in both directions on the M62 this morning. Westbound is very busy at junction 26, while eastbound is also slow between Brighouse and Chain Bar.

Welcome to Tuesday'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.

Sun setting on Blackmoorfoot Reservoir - Ateeq Hussain
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir - Ateeq Hussain

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