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Wanted man Andrew Wilmore
Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a man suspected of a number of offences across Calderdale.
Andrew Wilmore, 34, is known to frequent the areas of Todmorden in West Yorkshire and Burnley in Lancashire, but may also be known in areas of Greater Manchester.
He is wanted on in connection with a number of offences across Calderdale including burglary and dangerous driving.
Anyone with any information about Andrew Wilmore’s whereabouts is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13170447671.
Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Series of police drugs raids across town has resulted in 21 arrests
Drugs worth more than £140,000 have been seized during a three-day police operation across Huddersfield, it can now be revealed.
Some 21 people have been arrested following the early morning raids which saw a special team of officers target suspects’ homes. Some of those involved have also been arrested in connection with firearms incidents in the area.
More on this breaking story will be on our website shortly.
This picture shows a man being arrested in Birkby yesterday morning as part of the raids.
Huddersfield professor says cancer doctors should wear temporary tattoos of melanomas
A researcher at the university studying cancer treatments says doctors should wear temporary tattoos of melanomas to create more empathy for patients.
Professor Nigel King, Dean at the School of Human and Health Sciences, has been working with experts to publish a study into empathy between doctors and cancer patients. The study explores how temporary tattoos of growths could help medical students’ personal understandings of a malignant melanoma (skin cancer).
Melanomas are the fifth most common cancer in the UK claiming more than 2,500 lives every year.
Prof King said: “The melanoma temporary tattoo provided a profound experience because one thing you don’t often realise until you have melanoma is, compared to other cancers and diseases, there is a physical sign of it. Meaning if you have it, you are constantly reminded you have got it.”
Today's most read stories
Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website today...
- The latest details of defendants in the dock at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court. This week features a man caught indecently exposing himself in Dunelm Mill and drunk and disorderly behaviour at HRI. Have a look here.
- Latest updates on Wagner’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s match against Spurs. Keep updated with our live blog here.
- Town fans have received an apology from the club for the long delays in the arrival of replica shirts – which are now due to arrive towards the end of next month. See the full story here.
WATCH: 999 call handlers take your questions in live video
Staff at West Yorkshire Police’s call centre have been answering questions from the public about what it’s like to work the job.
It’s all part of a bid to recruit more call handlers due to increasing pressure on public services. Hannah Saville, James Hemsley and Sophie Lester from the 999 call centre have been talking on a live broadcast on the Force’s Facebook page about what goes on on the other side of the phone line. Watch for yourself below! You can skip to 1:10 if you just want to see the questions.
The team take around 1,000 999 calls a day, and 3,000 101 calls - that’s around three calls a minute!
Trapped motorist rescued from vehicle
A person has had to be extricated from a car following a collision in Calderdale this lunchtime.
Fire services rescued the passenger after the three-vehicle collision on Burnley Road, Todmorden, shortly after 12pm. The person has been taken to hospital by ambulance.
Crews from Todmorden and Mytholmroyd attended the scene.
Two new far-right groups banned under terror laws
The Home Office have outlawed two sects of an already-banned far-rght group under terrorism laws.
Scottish Dawn and NS131, both alises of neo-Nazi group National Action, have been proscribed under the Terrorism Act. National Action were banned by Home Secretary Amber Rudd last year, and are the first far-right group on the list of banned organisations.
Here’s a bitesized lunchtime round up of today’s headlines...
PLAYBOY FOUNDER HUGH HEFNER DIES AGED 91
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died aged 91, the publication announced on Twitter. The magazine posted a photo in black and white of its creator, accompanied by one of his quotes that read: “Life it too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” Describing him as an “American icon”, they tweeted: “Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef” In a further statement Playboy Enterprises said Hefner “peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones”.
TERRORIST ATTACK WITNESSES SHOULD FLEE RATHER THAN TAKE PICTURES, SAY POLICE
Police chiefs have warned eyewitnesses to flee the scene of a terrorist attack rather than getting their smartphones out to take photos or record video. Officers highlighted the recent episode at Parsons Green, where images of a partially exploded bomb on a Tube train were posted online within minutes. The warning forms part of a new campaign aimed at ensuring children and teenagers know the key safety steps to follow if they are caught up in a terror incident.
MAY TO DEFEND FREE MARKET IN SPEECH HAILING BANK OF ENGLAND INDEPENDENCE
Prime Minister Theresa May is to mount a strong defence of free market capitalism as she marks 20 years of Bank of England independence. Mrs May, who started her professional life at the bank in 1977, will stress the value of an open financial system which has the right level of regulation. Speaking at a conference to mark the anniversary, the PM will say: “A free market economy, operating under the right rules and regulations, is the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created.
Huddersfield misses out on being Tour de Yorkshire host town
....But Halifax hasn’t!
The race have announced their eight start and finish towns for the four-day race next year. Alongside Halifax, Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster, Beverley, Ilkley, Scarborough and Richmond will also host.
Cyclist hurt in Berry Brow crash
A cyclist has been injured in a collision involving a Vauxhall Vectra in Berry Brow.
Police and the ambulance service were called to Woodhead Road, at its junction with Station Road, at around 4.20pm yesterday. The cyclist, a man in his late 30s and from Holmfirth, was said to be conscious and breathing.
West Yorkshire Police said the Vectra driver had stopped at the scene. The extent of the man’s injuries have not been disclosed.
Greenhead bus won't be stopping outside college
The Golcar circular won’t be stopping outside Greenhead College until further notice, students have been warned.
The 301 service which normally stops right outside the college has had to make a temporary change to its route.
Plane circling Leeds Bradford due to fuel problem
This plane bound for Alicante was circling Leeds Bradford Airport after an issue with the fuel earlier.
Pilots were trying to reduce the fuel weight and had to make an unscheduled landing back at LBA.
Man attacked with bottle in dispute
A man was hit over the head with a bottle in a vicious attack in Halifax town centre.
The 31-year-old victim was outside a nightclub on Silver Street when he was assaulted following a dispute between two men and a woman. He sustained a serious head injury in the attack and was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged. A Samaritan came to his aid and took the victim and the victim’s friend home.
Officers are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the attack, which happened on Sunday, September 10, and are also keen to speak to kind Samaritan who helped. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170422674.
Missing girl could be disguised in hijab
This missing girl may be in Yorkshire, and police say she is possibly wearing a hijab and black wig.
Officers are looking for Mya Recardo, 16, who has been missing for more than a week from Beckenham, South London.
Mya, who has epilepsy, is possibly disguised in a hijab or wig to avoid being recognised.
Her family say she may have travelled somewhere near her home, but could have also travelled north to locations in Greater Manchester and Yorskhire. Mya was last seen on Sunday, September 17, at a hospital she was staying in with another girl. Both teenagers left, but the other girl has since been found.
Officers and Mya’s family are very concerned that she may be at risk of exploitation and ask that she make contact.
Anyone with information on Mya’s whereabouts is asked to contact Bromley Police by dialling 101.
It’s not looking too shabby outside right now - in fact I can actually see the sky. Let’s see what the day has in store for us...
A dry day ahead with some actual real life sunshine poking its head through the clouds later. Temperatures of up to 17 degrees, too. I wouldn’ call it an Indian Summer just yet though, as showers are expected tomorrow and over the weekend.
Sir Gary Verity visits Huddersfield for event marking 100 days of being in the Premier League
Huddersfield Town are hosting a “business breakfast” with Welcome to Yorkshire chief Sir Gary Verity this morning where local companies are to be told to make the most out of being a Premier League town.
Many local businesses are already seeing a boost in trade following the club’s promotion as thousands of fans flock to Huddersfield for the fixtures. Thousands are set to come once more on Saturday as the Terriers face Tottenham.
The event at Canalside this morning is attended by Kirklees Council CEO Jacqui Gedman and Town Director Sean Jarvis.
Today also marks 100 days since the club’s promotion.
Sean Jarvis, Huddersfield Town Commercial Director said: “I’m delighted that Huddersfield Town and Welcome to Yorkshire have joined together to put on this event. It’s a great opportunity to discuss and celebrate the benefits the Clubs promotion has had on both the town and the surrounding local area. It’s a real coup that Sir Gary Verity and Jacqui Gedman are taking part and I encourage all to book early to guarantee themselves a place on this event”
We've had double the amount of average rainfall this month
Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens says the town has had double the average rainfall this month.
Last night’s heavy showers brought down nearly 18mm of rain, meaning a total of 135.6mm so far the month. The number is double what Huddersfield receives on average in September.
Tour de Yorkshire host towns to be revealed today
But will one of them be Huddersfield?
The venues for the start and finish of each day of the four day race will be announced today. The race has so far been just three days long, but organisers announced last week that next year’s event would be an extra day.
Cyclists have passed through Huddersfield twice during the annual event, which began in 2015.
Here is our front page today - our lead story is the news that a nasty attack on two men in Moldgreen is connected to a post online implicating the victims in a crime they did not commit.
The two men were injured in the baseball bat attack on Sunday after a video appearing on Facebook suggested they had been ‘acting suspiciously’ in Ravensknowle Park.
Robber threatened cashier at supermarket
Police have issued an appeal to trace a robber who threatened a supermarket cashier while swapping fake bank notes.
The robbery happened last week on Friday afternoon (around 3.10 to 3.20pm) when the man approached the staff member at the Farm Foods store on Leeds Road asking to change five fake £20 notes. The cashier recognised the notes as fake but was threatened with violence so quickly changed the money. The man then made off on foot.
Police want to speak to anyone who saw the robbery, particularly a customer who was waiting to be served when the incident happened. It’s thought that the man was stood in front of the suspect in the queue and that the suspect allowed him to go in front, telling the witness that he was waiting for someone.
Anyone who knows anything should contact Kirklees CID on 101.
What's happening on the roads?
Heavy congestion on the M62 this morning on the eastbound side around junction 25 for Brighouse.
We also have the usual rush hour traffic 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.
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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 .