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Girl, 11, dies after fall from theme park ride

An 11-year-old girl who fell from a water ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park has died, Staffordshire Police have said.

Supt Carl Ratcliffe, of Staffordshire Police, said earlier this afternoon: “We were called at 2.25pm this afternoon to reports that a child had fallen from a water ride at Drayton Manor Park.
“The girl, believed to be 11-years-old from the Leicester area, has been airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“Her parents have been informed and are being supported by officers.
“The HSE have been informed of the incident.”

We lift the lid on your toilet quandries

Are there any outside lavatories left in Huddersfield?

The question for #AskExaminer has been posed by a reader who wonders what happened to the humble Yorkshire privy.

Outdoor loos haven’t disappeared down the pan it seems.

What is left today of a block of outside toilets at Gledholt Bank
What is left today of a block of outside toilets at Gledholt Bank

It's a wrap for Lena's latest film

Lena, who grew up in Huddersfield, stars in The Flood which hits the silver screens next year.

The British immigration drama reunites Lena and Iain Glen who previously starred together in the smash fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

Lena, who is also a producer on the film, plays an immigration officer who must decide whether a dangerous asylum seeker should be allowed into the UK.

Lena Headey attends the season six premiere of "Game Of Thrones" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Lena Headey attends the season six premiere of "Game Of Thrones" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Theresa May says she'll bring back fox hunting

And Dewsbury Labour candidate Paula Sherriff isn’t happy...

Best route to work if the M62 is closed

When the M62 closes following an accident or escaped animals it can add hours onto a short journey.

With a bit of preparation and an alternative route, however, you can get to and from work with a minimum of misery.

If you know which roads to avoid and the least congested back-road routes you can complete your commute while remaining relatively sane.

Here’s a route we recommend.

Traffic queuing on M62 eastbound approaching j25 at Brighouse.
Traffic queuing on M62 eastbound approaching j25 at Brighouse.

Serious accident at theme park ride after reports of person in water

The Mirror reports: “A serious incident has taken place at Drayton Manor theme park after reports of a person in the water.

“The incident is thought to have taken place on the Splash Canyon ride in the Staffordshire theme park.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it was called to reports of a patient in the water at Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth, at 2.18pm this afternoon.

“An ambulance, a senior paramedic officer, a paramedic area support officer, a rapid response paramedic, a community first responder and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were sent to the scene.

“The first resource was on scene within seven minutes.”

What makes an authentic Pakistani curry?

Curries you buy in Huddersfield’s restaurants and takeaways taste very different than they do in people’s homes.

And the reasons are revealed in a new book by a Huddersfield University researcher called Recipes and Songs which examines the role food and song played in creating a communal identity for immigrant families.

Gurkha Sizzler restaurant, Huddersfield. Madras curry sauce.
A madras curry

Pictures put out of women in Kirklees factories in WWI

Check out these pictures of women working at an Army depot in Dewsbury during the First World War.

The pictures were taken in 1917 and have been put on Twitter by Kirklees Library Service. Look at all those clothes they had to sort through! Looks a bit like my bedroom floor...

Women sort through clothes at Army depot in Dewsbury, 1917
Women sort through clothes at Army depot in Dewsbury, 1917
Women working at an Army depot in Dewsbury, 1917
Women working at an Army depot in Dewsbury, 1917

Broken down lorry causing delays on M62

Reports of very slow traffic on the M62 westbound if you’re heading to Manchester this afternoon.

One lane has been closed due to a broken down lorry which is causing delays between junction 20 and junction 19. Travel time is an extra ten minutes.

M62 motorway.
M62 motorway.

Prime Minister on campaign trail in West Yorkshire

The Prime Minister is in Morley this afternoon as part of the Tory campaign trail.

Theresa May is visiting a factory to speak to local workers about the party’s plans ahead of June 8. She’s made the journey from York, where she spoke at the Barbican Theatre earlier this morning.

Burst water main in Marsden

Looks like there’s been a burst water main in Marsden.

Residents have been sent text messages to notify them and a team from Yorkshire Water are working to fix the problem.

LGBT people facing higher levels of anxiety

A study has found that people who identify as LGBT have higher risks of anxiety.

Data from the Office for National Statistics released today found that life satisfaction was highest for those who identified as straight (7.6 out of 10), compared with 7.2 for bisexual respondents and 7.4 for gay or lesbian people.
Anxiety was more prominent in bisexual people, at an average of just over 3.6, compared with around 2.8 for heterosexual respondents.

If you are struggling with your mental health, check out our guide to local and national resources offering help and advice here.

The parade through Manchester City Centre in 2014
(Image: © Joel Goodman)

Buses cancelled due to a breakdown

Important information for you if you’re catching the bus to from Almondbury or Lindley this afternoon...

Simon Armitage poster to be auctioned off as artwork

A huge poster which absorbs air pollution and bears a poem by Simon Armitage is to be auctioned off tonight.

The poster - which is actually a set of blocks covered in material which absorbs pollutants - has been on display on the side of a building at Sheffield Hallam University since 2014. Scripted on it is a poem by Huddersfield wordsmith Mr Armitage, entitled ‘In Praise Of Air’. It’s thought the installation has absorbed two tonnes of pollution in the three years it’s been up.

The parts of the poster are being sold off at auction tonight with proceeds to be given to the British Lung Foundation.

Officers remain at scene

Police are still at the scene in Bradley, however it does look as though things have calmed down a little.

We will bring you any updates on this story as soon as we have any more information.

Police officers at a crime scene
Police officers at a crime scene

Watch what happened in Bradley earlier

Here’s some video from the scene:

Bradley Road

Police have just confirmed they were responding to reports of a burglary at the house in Bradley Road.

We’ll keep tabs on this and update you further shortly.

Police at house in Bradley
Police at house in Bradley

Ten officers at the scene

Louise claims there are as many as ten police officers at the scene in Bradley.

Police, stock
Police, stock

Police surround house in Bradley

Just in - police have surrounded a house in Bradley.

Reporter Louise Cooper is at the scene and says officers have been seen waiting outside the home on Bradley Road with batons. More to follow.

Update on missing Elland man

Police say Shaun Beever who was subject of an earlier missing person’s appeal has been found safe and well.

Manchester Road gas works to create no-left turn

Engineers undergoing gas works down at Longroyd Bridge will be introducing a no-left turn on Manchester Road, Northern Gas Networks say.

Motorists driving away from Huddersfield town centre will not be able to turn left onto St Thomas’ Road from 9.30am on Thursday. This will stay in place until the repairs are complete.

Drivers heading towards town will still be able to turn right onto the road, though.

Gas works to start at Longroyd Bridge, Junction of St Thomas' Rd and Manchester Road.
Gas works to start at Longroyd Bridge, Junction of St Thomas' Rd and Manchester Road.

Woman, 76, hit with hammer and robbed on Greenway

Police have revealed details of a horrific robbery which was the reason for police cordoning off a scene by the Spen Valley Greenway.

A 76-year-old was hit in the head with a hammer from a behind before the suspect made off with her purse. The woman was taken to hospital for treatment where she remained overnight. Thankfully, her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are looking to trace the suspect described as a white man who is slim, aged around 60, wearing a woolly bobble hat and glasses.

Det Insp Mark Colman said: “This is a very serious incident in which an elderly victim has been struck to the head in a violent attack near to a shopping area. Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured but this assault could easily have had far worse consequences and it is important we locate the man responsible as soon as possible.”

Police are keen to talk to anyone who was on or near the Greenway or at Cleckheaton bus station at around 2.20pm yesterday.

Police (stock)

Man charged after 4x4 ends up on its roof

A man has been charged after a 4x4 flipped on its roof in Milnsbridge, police have said.

The 32-year-old man from Linthwaite was charged with driving over the limit and assault after a Honda 4x4 ended on its roof on Morley Lane on Sunday.

Amazingly, three passengers in the vehicle escaped with just minor injuries and didn’t need hospital treatment.

Collision on Morley Lane, Milnsbridge
Collision on Morley Lane, Milnsbridge (Image: Ahsan Haneef)
Collision on Morley Lane, Milnsbridge
Collision on Morley Lane, Milnsbridge (Image: Ahsan Haneef)

"Disturbing rumours" over Spen Valley Greenway police investigation

Here’s a picture of the area cordoned off on the Greenway yesterday - it appears to be a small lane coming off the main road.

Spen Valley Greenway re-opens after police attend "serious incident"

A section of the Spen Valley Greenway which was cordoned off by police dealing with a “serious incident” last night has now re-opened.

The Greenway in Cleckheaton was temporarily shut as officers attended the scene. Police have not released any information about the incident although there has been plenty of speculation on social media - we will let you know as soon as we have any update on what’s happened.

police tape stock

Police warning over spike in shed burglaries

Huddersfield police have warned Crosland Moor residents about a recent rise in shed burglaries in the area.

Sheds and garages have been targeted by thieves recently, particularly overnight, according to officers. They’ve warned homeowners to keep sheds under lock and to report any thefts or suspicious behaviour to them via 101.

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Tour de Yorkshire rider dies after colliding with coach

Police have said that a man who collided with a coach while cycling in the Tour de Yorkshire has tragically died of his injuries.

David Mark Worthington, 51, collided with the HGV while taking part in the amateur version of the Tour in Wortley, near Penistone, last Sunday morning.

Mr Worthington, from Pontefract, was taken to hospital with serious injuries but sadly died six days later on Saturday. Anyone who saw the collision, which involved a Scania green and yellow coach on Finkley Street Lane, at the junction with Plank Gate, is asked to call 101 and ask for South Yorkshire Police.

David Mark Worthington
David Mark Worthington (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

Cumberworth Lane closed for sewer repairs

Important information if you’re catching the bus from the Denby Dale area.

Search for missing man not seen in 24 hours

Have you seen missing Shaun Beever? The 53-year-old was last seen in Elland yesterday morning.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police via 101.