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Today's most read story
A woman who says she was sold a dangerous car by a Huddersfield dealership is still driving it more than a year later.
And Kirsty Ackroyd claims her attempts to reject and return the car were met with a tirade of verbal abuse from sales staff at Arnold Clark Motorstore on Leeds Road that left her humiliated and in tears.
Heavy traffic around Savile Park
Reports of slow traffic on Free School Lane in Halifax due to an accident.
The road is partially blocked near to Savile Park.
NUFC fan arrested for being drunk and disorderly
A football fan has been charged with drunk and disorderly behaviour after yesterday’s match between Huddersfield and Newcastle.
Magpies fan Karl Kerridge, 40, was arrested after his rowdy behaviour on the train back from Huddersfield yesterday evening at around 7.15pm. Kerridge, from Gateshead, will appear at Newcastle Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Partial eclipse to be visible tonight
A partial solar eclipse should be visible in the UK tonight - if the clouds stay away...
Those in parts of the US will see the disc of the moon move slowly in front of the sun until it covers it completely, leaving only a burning ring of light around the edge. It’ll be the first total eclipse there since 1979. The phenomena will only be visible as a partial eclipse here in the UK, and may be seen from Huddersfield, too - find out how you can see it here.
Hundreds place bets on Huddersfield winning the Premier League
Okay we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but could Town pull off a Leicester City? Some 1,500 certainly seem to think so.
Punters have been placing bets on Town winning the Premier League - with some waging three-figure bets - despite odds of 750/1 that they won’t.
But some have pointed out that Leicester started the season with an odds of 2500/1 when they famously took the title last year, which resulted in a whopping £2m payout for bookies.
A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “It’s unlikely you’ll ever see odds of 2500/1 offered again but there’s still chunky prices available for the likes of Huddersfield and punters buoyed by Leicester’s win are happy to back them.”
Town are currently second in the Premier League table, just below Manchester United.
Here are the main headlines this lunchtime.
WOMAN DEAD AFTER VAN RAMS INTO BUS STOPS IN MARSEILLE
A van has rammed into two bus stops in Marseille, killing one person and injuring another, according to French media reports.
Police tweeted that an operation was under way and asked residents to avoid part of the Old Port area in France’s second-largest city.
The driver was arrested, according to regional newspaper La Provence and BFM-TV. BFM said a witness noted the licence plate of the van and was able to give it to police. A woman was killed at the second bus stop and a man injured at the first, BFM-TV said. They were in different areas of the city. A motive for the attacks is not yet known.
HUNDREDS GATHER TO HEAR BIG BEN’S FINAL BONGS
Big Ben’s bongs have been silenced as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years.
MPs and parliamentary workers gathered to listen as the Great Bell chimed noon before being halted to allow work to begin. Parliamentary officials have insisted workers’ hearing would be put at “serious risk” if the bell continued chiming. They warned that those using the 100-metre-high scaffolding around the tower could also be startled by the 118-decibel bongs.
MORE DETAILS OF UK’S BREXIT NEGOTIATING STRATEGY DUE AMID WARNING OF DELAYS
Britain will publish further details of its Brexit negotiating strategy this week including a key paper on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in an attempt to push talks towards a future trade relationship but amid a warning of delays. Brexit Secretary David Davis has urged the European Union to discuss aspects of the future relationship now, arguing it is “inextricably linked” to some withdrawal issues that must be worked through first.
Woman threatened with screwdriver outside off licence
A woman had a screwdriver held to her neck in a terrifying incident in Brighouse.
The woman was at a cash machine outside a convenience store on Smith House Avenue shortly after midnight on Monday, August 7, when she was approached by the man. He held the makeshift weapon to her neck and walked her down the road before she managed to flag down a passing car and the man ran off.
The man is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, aged between 20 and 40-years-old, of medium build, with short, dark hair. He spoke with a local accent.
Detective Sergeant Nick Speed, of Calderdale CID, said: “At this time, the man’s motives are unclear but this is clearly a concerning turn of events. I would ask anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident and saw a man matching the man’s description or who has any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13170361763.”
Suspect who taunted police is arrested
One of Kirklees’ ‘most wanted’ suspects has been arrested.
The suspect, wanted over several burglaries, was seen taunting police officers on a Facebook appeal for his whereabouts last weekend. Police say he is now in custody and has been charged with several offences.
Jodie Whittaker featured on front page of magazine as new Doctor Who
Jodie is gracing our news stands this week
Make sure to grab a copy if you’re a Whovian...
Missing Brighouse teenager hasn't been seen in a week
Police are concerned for a missing teenage boy from Brighouse who hasn’t been seen for a week.
Preston Forbes was last seen at around midday on August 14 in the Brighouse area. The 14-year-old is from Preston in Lancashire until recently, and could possibly have returned to the town as he has strong connections.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “Preston was last seen at his home at 12.25pm on Monday, 14 August. He has strong links to the Preston area in the form of family members and friends and may well be in the City.
“We’re doing everything we can to find him - anybody who has seen him, or knows where he may be, is asked to call 101 as soon as possible quoting log number LC-20170814-0802.”
Coroner's appeal for man's relative
Police are appealing for possible relatives of a West Yorkshire man who has passed away.
John Cyril Whitaker, 71, died on 13 August at his home in Bramley, Leeds. There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Mr Whitaker was thought to have a sister called Marjorie. He is also thought to have been a member of a group with an interest in railways.
Any relatives or anyone with any information is asked to call Coroners Officer Marie Silvester on 01924 292301.
Warning over pork products at major supermarket
People have been warned that pork products at one of our biggest supermarkets may be contaminated.
Some imports of sausages and ham sold at Tesco stores have found to be infected with Hepatitis E, Public Health England have warned this morning. The health body have probed the shopping habits of those infected with hepatitis E and found the consumption of ham and sausages from one store was a recurring feature.
Imported pork infects between 150,000 and 200,000 British people a year with the virus, the new research claims, and the products mainly come from Holland and Germany. Hepatitis E, which is officially called HEV G3-2, can cause liver cirrhosis (scarring of the liver which prevents it working properly) and neurological damage.
Operation launched to tackle child sexual exploitation
Huddersfield police are today launching a new operation tackling CSE and other crimes in the town centre this week.
The operation runs until Saturday, with police working in partnership with social services, Barnardo’s sexual and mental health workers and other organisations. There will be high visibility patrols in the town centre throughout the week, with hopes of cracking down not only on CSE but lesser crimes of anti-social behaviour and car crime.
Huddersfield Inspector James Kitchen, said: “We are conducting this operation in response to reports we’ve had from the public about offences in the town centre. My team are aiming to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour, CSE and illegal use of the roads in order to make Huddersfield a better place for the wider community.”
Cannon Hall introduce their latest resident at the farm
Feast your eyes on this mini beast!
Dave the iguana is the latest creature to join the ranks at Cannon Hall.
Man taken to hospital after being seen walking the streets naked
There were several reports of a man walking around naked in the Birkby area yesterday.
Residents and motorists called police at around 4.30pm following sightings of the man on Birkby Road, with people concerned for his wellbeing.
A spokesperson for police confirmed “we’ve received reports of a man causing a nuisance”, adding “we can confirm a man has been taken to hospital”.
A fairly uneventful day in store today, weather-wise. Grey skies and mild temperature with the possibility of some rain at around rush hour.
Temperature highs to reach a tropical 18 degrees.
Reporter Joanne Douglas captured this fog on the road in Outlane this morning. You wouldn’t think it was August...actually you probably would.
Milnsbridge collision: Man in hospital with serious injuries
More information on the collision on Manchester Road last night.
A man in his sixties has been seriously injured after he was hit by a passing car. The blue Kia Picanto was driving on the road when it came into collision with the 64-year-old man walking on the side of the road. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for urgent medical treatment. He remains in hospital at this time.
Police are appealing to anyone who has any information about the collision or saw the car or pedestrian prior to the collision. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number 1842 of 20 August.
Serious road collision in Milnsbridge
Emergency services were called to a serious road collision on Manchester Road last night.
It’s thought a pedestrian was hit by a car at around 10pm, although this is yet to be confirmed by police. This is a breaking story and we should have more information soon.
Man fell asleep after leaving pan on the hob
Fire fighters rescued a man in the early hours of this morning after he left a pan on the stove and fell asleep.
A crew were called to Mowat Court, Liversedge, and could see smoke coming out of the house. On looking through the letterbox, fire fighters saw the man in his late fifties asleep on a chair.
The crew broke into the house and alerted the ambulance services who took him to hospital for a check up. Luckily no major smoke damage was caused to the man’s home and he was not harmed in the incident.
What's happening on the roads?
No major problems on the motorways this morning - just the usual congestion on the M62 around Hartshead Moor heading eastbound.
Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...
- 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
Good morning, Huddersfield
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 also 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 notifications 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 .