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Foreign plates fail
This guy thought he’d discovered a way to save money on his car insurance.
Now he’ll be walking and then paying a large fine.
Was the murderous Queen of King's Landing shopping in Wakefield?
Police appeal for missing teenager
Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Jasmine Akhtar, who has been reported missing from Bradford.
Jasmine, who is 18, was last seen at about 5pm yesterday after meeting female friends in Bradford city centre.
Police are concerned for her welfare as this behaviour is out of character.
Jasmine is described as being about 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build.
She is believed to be wearing black leather leggings, black pumps and a grey jacket which says ‘Love Fitness’
She is also thought to be wearing a multi-coloured top which is said to be of a camouflage-style.
Enquiries are continuing to locate Jasmine and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0024 of 26 July.
Teenagers arrested following Rawthorpe shooting
A 15-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.
The arrests are in connection with with a shooting incident at Dalton Fold Road in Rawthorpe at the weekend.
Knifepoint robbery near Greenhead
Three teenagers were robbed at knifepoint near Greenhead last night, police have said.
The 19-year-old male victims at Gledholt Bank, near to TP Woods, when they were approached by two other men demanding money and their phones. The robbers then fled the scene in the direction of Heaton Gardens in Paddock. The robbery occurred between 7.30 and 8pm.
Det Con Abbas Hussain, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was an extremely frightening incident for the victims involved and our enquiries are ongoing to trace the suspects.” Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101.
Funding approved for flood prevention scheme
Funding has been granted for a £30m flood scheme protecting residents in Calderdale.
Mytholmroyd was struck by devastating floods on Boxing Day 2015. Now steps to protect local homes and businesses i the village is a step closer after Calderdale Flood Partnership Board approved the allocation following investigations carried out by the Environment Agency.
The work may include new and improved flood walls, relocating Caldene Bridge and widening the river channel at key points to prevent the risk of water levels rising too high.
A quick round-up of the main headlines from the national and international news this morning...
ECONOMY GROWS BY 0.3% AS SLUGGISH START TO YEAR CONTINUES
The UK economy grew by 0.3% during the second quarter of 2017, the Office for National Statistics said today. It marked a slight improvement on the 0.2% growth seen during the first quarter of the year, but failed to match a reading of 0.7% for the final three months of 2016.
JUDGE TO DECIDE WHERE CHARLIE GARD WILL END HIS LIFE
A High Court judge is set to decide where terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard will end his life after the little boy’s parents and hospital bosses became embroiled in a new legal fight. Connie Yates and Chris Gard want their 11-month-old son to spend his last days with them at home before dying, but doctors caring for Charlie at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London said it is not practical.
NEW PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES TO BE BANNED FROM 2040 IN BID TO TACKLE POLLUTION
New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said. He also pledged to work with local authorities developing “value for money and appropriately targeted” diesel scrappage schemes.
TWO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER SUSPECTED ACID ATTACK
Two men have been taken to hospital after a “suspected acid attack” in east London. The pair were treated after an unknown liquid was thrown at them. The men, believed to be in their late teens, flagged down police at around 7pm on Tuesday near Roman Road, Bethnal Green.
MIKE ASHLEY WINS LEGAL BATTLE OVER SPORT DIRECT SHARE ‘DEAL’ STRUCK IN PUB
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15 million deal allegedly made in a London pub. Investment banker Jeffrey Blue told a judge that Mr Ashley promised to pay him £15 million if he used his expertise to double Sports Direct’s share price to £8 a share.
Police award for five-year-old who reunited missing toddler with his father
A five-year-old boy has been commended by West Yorkshire Police after leading a toddler who had escaped to safety.
Diego Grabowski was playing on his scooter when he saw the two-year-old wandering the streets on his own in Leeds. The toddler had escaped his back garden by unwinding a bike lock that was securing the gate while his mother was momentarily distracted watching her baby.
Quick-thinking Diego sprung into action and led him to the nearest adult to find help, before they came across the boy’s father who was frantically searching for him.
Supt Derek Hughes, who presented Diego with the award, said: “It’s truly heartwarming that someone as young as Diego was able to recognise the risks to the missing boy and take him to safety. It showed great presence of mind and he is a credit to his family and fully deserves to be praised for his actions.”
Congestion on the M62 westbound
Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal this morning on M62 Westbound. This is between junctions 21 and 20.
There have been a few problems earlier this morning on this stretch of carriageway which are now easing.
Police issue guidance on doorstep thieves
Kirklees police have sent us this statement in a bid to raise awareness of doorstep thieves.
It is a sad fact of life that some criminals will impersonate others to carry out despicable crimes, preying on vulnerable people throughout the community. Unfortunately this type of crime does occur with callers varying in appearance and using a number of excuses to try and trick their way into people’s homes. The aim of the doorstep criminal is to try and talk their way into your home; after all if they can walk through your front door after receiving an invite from you, why should they go to all the trouble of having to break into your property?
Knock at the door? Ask yourself…
· Doors and windows locked?
· Are you expecting anyone?
· Does the caller have ID?
· Does their ID check out using the number from your bill or phonebook?
Say NO to cold callers. If in doubt… KEEP THEM OUT!
Eorl Crabtree meets with new pie supplier for the Giants
As well as serving Giants fans, Huddersfield-based Jones Pies will also be baking up ahead of the next season for Town fans.
You can read more about them here.
Fire at petrol station after thief tries to break into cash machine
A would-be thief trying to break into a petrol station cash machine last night fled after it set alight - just yards from fuel tanks.
The criminal used a welding machine to cut through the ATM at about 1am at Chidswell Service Station on Leeds Road in Dewsbury. Chris Cundall, who owns the independent Jet station, said the consequences “could have been catastrophic”.
The weather today looks like a bit of a mixed bag - showers and a bit miserable in the morning but this could clear by the afternoon to make way for a bit of sunshine.
Temperature highs of around 19 degrees later in the afternoon.
Jo Cox cycle ride sets off today
Cyclists will set off on a bike ride from Kirklees to London this morning to raise money for the Jo Cox Foundation.
The Jo Cox way is a sponsored bike ride in its second year, and was founded by Jo’s family after the MP was murdered last year. Thirty cyclists will set off on the five-day race to Westminster from St Mary’s Stadium later. Jo’s sister, Kim Leadbeater, will join the cyclists for the first and fifth days.
Zack Barrett's funeral to be held today
Six-year-old Zack Barrett will be laid to rest today. The Kirkheaton youngster lost his battle with an aggressive, inoperable brain tumour last week.
Zack’s funeral will be held at St John’s Church at Upper Hopton at 11am and well-wishers have been told by Zack’s parents Katie and Ryan that the service is open to everyone. People are being asked to wear black.
Mum Katie said yesterday: “It will be lovely to see the effect Zack had on people. Life will never be the same but we promise to give you a big send off tomorrow Zack.”
Flat fire in Batley
Fire services attended a flat fire at Jubilee Mill in Batley last night after a kitchen ventilator burst into flames.
The woman in the top floor flat had tried fighting the flames herself before calling the fire service at 3.30am. Other residents stayed put in their flats as crews put out the fire, although a crew member said “occupants were very anxious and frightened”.
No one was injured in the incident.
What's happening on the roads?
No incidents on the M62 or M1 that appear to be causing any delays this morning. As for the local roads it’s the usual traffic in the usual spots...
- Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
- Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
- Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
- Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
- Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
- Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .