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Appeal for relatives: Dennis Thrower

Coroner’s officers are appealing for assistance in identifying any relatives of Dennis Thrower who died recently in Leeds.

Mr Thrower died aged 68 at his home address in Argie Avenue, Burley. He died of natural causes.

Any family members or anyone who knows of any relatives of Mr Thrower are asked to call Coroner’s Officer Robert Wright on 01924 292301.

One of today's most read stories

Nearly half of children whose parents applied for a place at Kirklees’ most popular school were rejected.

Just 54% of those who put Batley Parish JIN School as their first choice secured a place for this September.

The school had 54 first preference applications in total for each of its 30 places.

Schools, classroom, teachers, education, stock
Schools, classroom, teachers, education, stock

Northern Rail announce more strikes

Members of the RMT union have announced more plans for strikes in the continuing dispute over staffing levels.

The two 24-hour strikes, which will affect Northern services, are over plans to lose conductors meaning potential safety risks for the drivers.

Union members will walk out on 3 and 5 October, which coincides with the closure of Liverpool Lime Street Station for a major refurbishment as well as the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The RMT picket line at Central Station, Newcastle as part of the Northern Rail strikes
Northern Rail strikes

Complaints about West Yorkshire Police rise

Police watchdog the IPCC say the number of complaints lodged against West Yorkshire Police have increased in the past year.

The organisation said there were 2,167 complaints recorded about the force over the past 12 months. The figure is a 12% rise from the year before.

WYP looked into 30% of these complaints, with more than half (58%) of these being informally settled and resolved.

Police incident, Temple Road, Dewsbury.

M1 closed in both directions due to police investigation

Bad news if you’re heading south on the motorway today.

Police have closed the M1 in both directions in Northamptonshire after a ‘suspicious package’ was found under a bridge. The closure is between junctions 14 and 15.

Here’s the scene...

Police close M1 after a suspicious package is found
Police close M1 after a suspicious package is found

National news

Here’s what’s happening in the rest of the UK and around the world this lunchtime...

PM AND JOHNSON PARK UP AT UN AFTER ‘BACK-SEAT DRIVER’ BREXIT ROW
Theresa May and Boris Johnson are set for an awkward reunion in New York, as both attend the United Nations General Assembly following days of headlines about government infighting over Brexit. The Prime Minister flew in late on Monday evening after a visit to Canada during which she was forced to fight off claims that Mr Johnson had become a “back-seat driver” in her Cabinet. After the Foreign Secretary published a 4,000-word personal vision for Brexit, Mrs May attempted to stamp her authority on the situation with a firm declaration: “This government is driven from the front.”

BATTERED CARIBBEAN ISLANDS BRACE FOR “POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC” HURRICANE MARIA

Hurricane Maria has intensified into a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm as it continues on a collision course with British overseas territories already battered by Irma. The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said the hurricane, which has recorded winds of more than 160mph, is likely to remain “extremely dangerous” when it approaches the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Emergency steps are being undertaken on the BVI to prepare for the looming onslaught, although an official coordinating the operation has warned the islands had been “weakened” by Irma and the situation “doesn’t look good”.

JIHADIST PROPAGANDA GETS MORE CLICKS IN BRITAIN THAN REST OF EUROPE
Online jihadist content attracts more clicks in Britain than any other country in Europe, a major new report warns.
Analysts found the Islamic State terror group (IS) was still pumping out vast volumes of internet propaganda despite coming under intense military pressure in Iraq and Syria. Experts say the group produces around 100 pieces of new content in an average week - but this is a conservative estimate.

Hurricane Maria approaching the Leeward Islands, as the hurricane intensified into a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm
Hurricane Maria approaching the Leeward Islands, as the hurricane intensified into a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm

Murder investigation launched

Detectives are probing the disappearance of a West Yorkshire man as suspected murder.

Tyron Charles, 29, was reported missing on September 6. Police’s Underwater Search Team have been looking in a number of areas in the Denholme area between Brighouse and Keighley, where Mr Charles is from.

Police have said this morning that two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Saturday. He currently remains in police custody. A second man, aged 60, was arrested last night.

Tyron Charles
Tyron Charles (Image: Missing People)

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Griffiths of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: “We have not discovered a body, however evidence recovered from the scenes suggest that Mr Charles has come to serious harm.

“A number of scenes remain in place today as our specialist teams are continuing their enquiries to determine what has happened to Tyron. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard from him on or after Wednesday September 6 or who has any information, however small it may seem, to come forward.”

CCTV released in theft appeal

Do you recognise this man? Kirklees police have released this picture and want to speak to him about a theft from a shop.

The theft occurred on Monday last week. Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170420593.

Caught on camera: Theft from shop
Caught on camera: Theft from shop

Who ate all the fish?

Oh dear. It looks like the funding of expensive Koi carp for Crow Nest Park may have been in vain...

This greedy heron was spotted helping himself to the last of the fish from the lake in Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury, months after they were put in.

Spotted: Culprit wanted for disappearance of Koi carp at Crow Nest Park
Spotted: Culprit wanted for disappearance of Koi carp at Crow Nest Park (Image: Ash Milnes)

Volunteers for Friends of Crow Nest Park, which was recently awarded a Green Flag, said there have been five in the lake for the past few weeks but the number has dwindled.

Mirfield town mayor stands down after assault allegations

The mayor of Mirfield Town Council has announced he is standing down following allegations of an assault.

Clr Paul Blakeley, who has been town mayor for two years, says he is taking a temporary leave of absence while police investigate the allegations he assaulted a woman in Mirfield.

Blakeley has vehemently denied the accusations.

Newly-elected Mirfield town councillor Paul Blakeley.
Newly-elected Mirfield town councillor Paul Blakeley.

In his statement, he wrote: “I can categorically say any allegation made over social media today is untrue. The police are currently investigating an allegation of someone’s wrists being grabbed and the circumstances building up to why the person was restrained. The only injuries to said party are slight bruising around the wrist.

“Please be aware a counter allegation has been filed, including biting, punching, kicking and kneeing in the balls.

“[...] Both these allegations are currently being investigated and the truth will come out, if people leave the police to do their job.”

Clr Paul Blakeley's statement
Clr Paul Blakeley's statement (Image: Facebook)

There will be more on this story on our website shortly. Clr Blakeley has so far been unavailable for comment and we are waiting on a comment from West Yorkshire Police.

Police reassure community after man attacked with axe

A man is suffering serious injuries in hospital after he was attacked with an axe.

Officers were called to the Brown Cow Inn in Wyke, near Brighouse, on Sunday evening following reports a man had been assaulted by a group of men.

The men assaulted the victim with an axe before fleeing in a white Nissan Qashqai. The victim sustained serious injuries in the assault, including a fractured skull. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening and the victim remains in hospital.

A police spokesperson has reassured the community saying: “The assault is believed to be targeted and there is no wider risk to the public.” Anyone who has information should contact police via 101.

Police were called to a 'work related death' in Marsden

Traffic now easing on the M62

Everything looking back to normal on the motorway now.

Accident causing hold ups on the M62 westbound

Queuing traffic on the M62 this morning due to a car and lorry colliding on the M62.

Congestion is on the westbound carriage between junctions 18 and 21 heading towards Huddersfield from Manchester. All lanes have been re-opened but traffic is till delayed. Best avoid for now if you can.

M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area.
(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

A peek at some of the pictures sent in so far for our calendar competition

You lot have a great eye for it - the standard is high this year!

You can find out how more about the Examiner calendar competition and how to send in your entries here.

Toys'R'Us file for bankruptcy

Children’s retail chain Toys’R’Us has filed for bankruptcy with mammoth debt struggles, it’s been revealed this morning.

The toy store’s US and Canada chains have amassed more than 5.6 billion dollars’ (£3.6bn) worth of debt. The group has 1,600 stores worldwide and 64,000 employees. Its stores in the UK are said to be unaffected by the move, although there may be widespread implications in the future.

Toys R Us
Toys R Us

Toys’R’Us opened a pop-up store in Huddersfield’s Kingsgate Shopping Centre in September last year for the Christmas period, before it closed to make way for the new JD Sports store. The chain also have a store at Birstall Retail Park by junction 27 of the M62.

Toys-R-Us opens its pop-up store in Huddersfield Kingsgate Centre.
Toys-R-Us opens its pop-up store in Huddersfield Kingsgate Centre.

Train to bypass local stations

Bad news if you’re planning on getting the Leeds train from any of these stations...

Ryanair announce cancelled flights

The budget airline have had to cancel hundreds of flights after a mix up with staff leave allowance.

With too many pilots off at the same time, Ryanair have been forced to cancel flights.

There are no flights on the list from Leeds Bradford Airport cancelled, however six Manchester flights have been cancelled. These are:

  • FR3239 Brussels to Manchester on Monday, September 25 and October 2, 9 16, 23
  • FR3238 Manchester to Brussels on the same dates
  • FR3239 Brussels to Manchester on Friday, September 29 and October 6,13, 20 and 27
  • FR3238 Manchester to Brussels on the same dates
  • FR552 Dublin to Manchester on Saturday, September 30, and October 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • FR553 Manchester to Dublin on the same dates
Ryanair flight to Ireland

CCTV appeal after man killed outside train station

Do you recognise either of these two men? Police investigating the death of a man outside a train station believe they may hold vital information.

Terry Bailey, 39, died following an incident outside Leeds Train Station in the early hours of Tuesday, August 29. Two men have since been charged in connection. Police believe the men in the picture below may be able to help with the investigation.

They were seen boarding a train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly going via Huddersfield, and may have got off on the way.

Detective Chief Inspector Glen Alderson from British Transport Police’s Major Investigation Unit said: “I would like to stress that the two men pictured are not believed to be directly involved in this incident in any way. We believe they may have witnessed a verbal altercation that took place before the fatal attack so it’s really important we talk to them.”

Today's Examiner

A grave issue on today’s front page as we reveal how the cost of funerals are set to soar under Kirklees Council.

What's happening on the roads?

Usual slow traffic this morning on the M62 westbound at junction 21 and eastbound at junction 23 and 26.

No major incidents on the motorways to warn you about, though.

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.

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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 editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .