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Trans-Pennine drive suddenly becomes expensive
One of today's top stories
A woman pretended to be her husband and withdrew thousands of pounds worth of his cash – as he lay seriously ill after suffering a stroke.
Lynn Hunter was branded “despicable” by a district judge who heard that she frittered away the cash on everyday online purchases such as iTunes.
Tip 'still open' following fire
The council have issued a statement following the fire at the Thornhill Lees tip this afternoon.
A spokesperson said: “A large piece of loading equipment at the waste transfer site at Thornhill operated by Suez has caught fire, the equipment has been isolated and the fire service are on site.
“Refuse collection crews are currently being diverted to Huddersfield and we are working with SUEZ to investigate the incident and get back to normal operations as soon as possible.
“The Household Waste Recycling Centre is still open.”
Accident causes hold ups on the M62
There are queues on the M62 this afternoon due to an accident on the eastbound carriage.
The accident has been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes have been re-opened, but traffic is still very slow between junctions 26 and 27.
Man released after being questioned over firearms investigation
A man arrested yesterday after an armed police swoop in a firearms investigation has been released from custody.
The man, in his thirties, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon after armed officers attended the house on Hill Top Estate at around 5.45pm. Police have confirmed this afternoon he has now been released pending further enquiries.
Picture appeal following serious offence
Do you recognise this man? Calderdale police have just issued this picture and want to speak to him following a ‘serious offence’.
The offence occurred earlier this summer on Monday, July 24. Anyone with information is asked to contact CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170341510.
Unemployment down in Yorkshire
The figures for people in Yorkshire out of jobs fell in the second quarter of the year, figures have shown.
The number dropped by 10,000 between April and July, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The figure for people unemployed in the region currently stands at 127,000 - a rate of 4.7% of Yorkshire’s population.
Man rang 999 after finding a cat in his bedroom
This may be a cat-astrophe, but it’s certainly not an emergency...
Loading vehicle set alight at Thornhill Lees
Here’s what the fire service had to say about the blaze at the Kirklees Waste site.
A spokesperson said a crew from Mirfield Fire Station attended the incident at Weavers Lane after they were called at 12.30pm.
A loading vehicle was on fire and two appliances were sent. The fire has now been extinguished and fire investigators are on site looking at what caused the blaze.
Huddersfield's hairiest babies
Things are getting a bit hairy in some of these pictures!
We asked you to send in your pictures of your children who have amassed a spectacular mop, and boy did you deliver. Check out our gallery of Huddersfield’s Hairiest Babies here!
Fire at council waste site
We are aware of a fire that is currently ongoing at a tip in Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.
Fire fighters are in attendance at Kirklees Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Weaving Lane. The site previously had a fire there in August last year (pictured below). We’ll update you when we hear more information.
A round of of the main headlines this lunchtime...
BRITISH AID PRESENCE ‘RATCHETING UP’ IN HURRICANE-RAVAGED CARIBBEAN
The British military presence is “really ratcheting up” in the Caribbean with more troops being sent to help communities devastated by Hurricane Irma, the Foreign Secretary has announced. In his first interview since it was revealed he would be travelling to the region, Boris Johnson said his visit is a “very important statement” by the Government to show it is “here for UK nationals” and is a “sign of our absolute commitment to them”. Speaking to the Press Association on board a Virgin Atlantic flight as he headed towards the British territories ravaged by the storm, Mr Johnson said: “The military presence is really ratcheting up now.”
LORD BRIDGES: CONTRIBUTE TO EU BUDGET TO HELP RESOLVE BREXIT DIVORCE BILL ROW
The UK should continue to pay into the Brussels budget to secure a transitional deal which closely mimics membership of the European Union, a former Brexit minister has said. Lord Bridges said Brexit represented a “gargantuan” challenge and Theresa May’s Government should guard against “careless talk”, suggesting that her administration would not be defined by the task of leaving the European Union. The former minister, who quit David Davis’s department in June, suggested that the Government should seek an implementation period which lasts until the end of 2020.
SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BAN ON MOST REFUGEES
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy President Donald Trump rolled out in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the bans on travellers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world.
Woman tells of childhood growing up at blank canvas cottage
A woman has told of how she grew up in one of Huddersfield’s most isolated houses.
The house is on the edge of Saddleworth Moor near Diggle and has sat empty for the past 30 years. It recently went on the market.
Rachel Trpeski, 43, spent summers in the house, which had no electricity, gas or neighbours for miles.
She said: “We did have to think of things like sometimes having no electricity, no gas and having to worry about being trapped inside your home because of snow. I would try and sell frogs to passers by, play with a sheep or take her boat, ‘Tiny Tim’, out on the pond. It was very basic really. We didn’t have any gas or electric. At the time we had a generator and our TV was powered by a car battery.”
Air Ambulance to start operating at night
Yorkshire Air Ambulance will now carry out nighttime operations, it’s been announced.
Pilots have been equipped with Civil Aviation Authority-approved night vision goggles in order to fly the helicoptors at night.
Captain Andy Lister, from YAA, said: “We now have a fully capable NVIS. I am very proud of them all and know we provide the best possible service for the people of Yorkshire.”
Appeal for missing teenage girl
This teenager is still missing after she was last seen at her home yesterday.
Jennifer Budi, 15, is from Leeds but has links to Dewsbury. Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact police via 101.
Holy squeak! Mouse causes powercut at church
Parishioners were left scratching their heads when the lights cut out at Whitechapel Church in Cleckheaton.
Church goers were particularly confused as the building had only been rewired in 2014. But a trip to the loft solved the crisis when it was discovered that a small, furry resident had got its way into the attic and nibbled through wiring.
Whitechapel’s vicar Rev Brunel James said: “Church mice have a cuddly image, but this one had us wondering if we should recruit a church cat!”
Storm Aileen: The latest
So what happened to Storm Aileen? We were promised winds of up to 75mph, but last night failed to deliver...
Aileen is the first name storm of the year and hit the country last night, although West Yorkshire appears to have escaped the worst. Weather experts have said the stronger winds were felt further down south and only reached around 50mph here.
A yellow weather warning is still in place throughout today for strong winds, although this is set to stick only until 10am. Winds are to reach speeds of up to 35mph. Trains between Huddersfield and Sheffield were disrupted this morning due to debris being blown onto the line.
There’s still heavy rain in store for this lunchtime and throughout the afternoon and temperatures are to reach a tropical 13 degrees.
Weatherman Paul Stevens says there is a lot of rain due throughout the month, so it looks like that Indian Summer is dead in the water.
Roadworks in Linthwaite
Roadworks affecting this junction in Colne Valley today:
Service held today to mark the grave of Dewsbury WWII soldier
A service will be held today to mark the recently discovered identity of an unnamed soldier.
The rededication service will be held at the cemetery in the Netherlands where Dewsbury soldier Lance Cpl William ‘Ginger’ Loney is buried in an unmarked grave. Recent research revealed the identity of the Westtown soldier, who was killed in the battle of Arnhem in 1944.
"Damage only" in Bradley crash
Police say nobody was injured in the collision on Bradley Road this morning.
Officers were called by the ambulance service at 7.10am to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the junction with Oak Road. Two people were involved and reportedly had minor injuries, although later found to be suffering only from shock and did not require hospital treatment. Damage was caused to one of the cars in the collision.
Police controlled traffic and the road is now fully re-open.
Figures reveal rise in child homelessness
A damning report this morning has revealed how child homelessness has risen by 73% in the past six years.
Official figures show that there are currently more than 120,500 young people in the UK living in temporary accommodation, while the number of families without a permanent home rose by 60% to 77,240.
National Audit Office chief Amyas Morse said: “Homelessness in all its forms has significantly increased in recent years. Despite this, government has not evaluated the impact of its reforms on this issue, and there remain gaps in its approach.”
Update on missing Lindley man
A missing man we put out an appeal for yesterday has been found.
Andrew Taylor, from Lindley, was subject to a missing person’s appeal. Police said last night he was yesterday found safe and well, and thanked people for sharing the appeal.
What's happening on the roads?
Very slow traffic on Bradley Road this morning due to a collision at the junction with Oak Road. Police and an ambulance are currently in attendance.
The M62 is also very slow eastbound on the approach to junction 27 for Gildersome. Other than that we have 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
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 .