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Homeless shelter built out of old shipping container
A shipping container has been transformed to provide a warm, safe space for homeless people.
Staff at Brighouse construction company Saint-Gobain created the “crash pad” for a local homeless project using materials from their suppliers.
Hillary Rooke, who works at Saint-Gobain, said: “It looks nothing like a shipping container now – more like a posh bachelor pad.” The company has previously provided the charity with Christmas hampers and Easter eggs as well as warm socks in the winter.
WATCH: Golcar woman's carpool karaoke on the road to cancer treatment
Traffic on the M62 failed to dampen Mandy Taylor’s spirits this morning on the way to her latest batch of radiotherapy treatment.
Mandy, from Golcar, has been filming carpool karaoke sessions while travelling to Leeds each day to have her breast cancer treated. This morning’s had a 90s theme...
Read more here.
Police called to Furniture by Stan in latest angry scenes
It’s all kicking off down in Milnsbridge again today.
Police have once more been called to Home Mill following reports of angry customers refusing to move.
Today's most read stories
Here are the stories which have been read the most on our website so far today:
- King James’ School - this story is still the most read on our site today. See the latest update here.
- All the latest from the courts - including a thief who stole from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - which you can read here.
- Every single Huddersfield Town season ticket holder – more than 20,000 of them – are to be issued with new cards by the club after some fans reported problems with the scanning system at the turnstiles. Find out more here.
Halloween stayed "relatively incident-free", police say
Police have thanked the public in Huddersfield after Halloween last night remained reasonably incident-free.
Calls to the Force were up by around 20 per cent compared to last Tuesday, with 1,573 calls via 999 received over the 24 hours, but said the occasion was enjoyed safely by most people with the exception of a few isolated incidents of disorder.
Tom Donohoe, Head of West Yorkshire Police’s Customer Contact Centre, said: “We took over 4,900 contacts in total and had to deal with a large number of nuisance and firework based calls from 4pm onwards and right through into the early hours, only easing up after 3am this morning.”
A round up of today’s main headlines...
LABOUR ACTIVIST ‘WARNED’ PURSUING RAPE CLAIM WOULD HURT HER CAREER
A prominent Labour activist has said she was raped at a party event in 2011 and felt discouraged to report it when an official said it could damage her career. Bex Bailey, 25, a former member of the party’s National Executive Committee, has called for an independent agency to be set up to deal with such issues. In a separate incident, Theresa May has asked Whitehall’s top mandarin to investigate allegations that her effective deputy, Damian Green, made inappropriate advances towards a female activist. Kate Maltby told The Times that Mr Green had “fleetingly” touched her knee during a meeting in a Waterloo pub in 2015 and two years later sent her a “suggestive” text message after she posed in a corset for the newspaper.
INVESTIGATORS CARRY OUT SEARCHES AFTER EIGHT DIE IN NEW YORK VEHICLE ATTACK
Investigators have worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to carry out a murderous rampage in New York on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Centre. The suspect brandished air guns and yelled “God is great” in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said. Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured in a Halloween afternoon attack that the city’s mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror”.
HILLSBOROUGH REPORT URGES CHANGE OF ATTITUDE, CULTURE AND HEART IN AUTHORITIES
Public authorities need cultural change to stop the “burning injustice” in the way bereaved relatives are treated following a tragedy, a report on the experiences of the Hillsborough families has found. The review by Bishop James Jones, published on Wednesday by the Home Office, was commissioned following the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool FC fans at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final - which found they were unlawfully killed and errors by the police and ambulance service caused or contributed to their deaths.
WATCH: Five attacks on fire fighters last night
West Yorkshire fire fighters were attacked on five separate occasions last night, it’s been revealed.
The service have issued a video today reminding people that fire fighters are people with families and not to attack them while they are doing their job - which is to be fair is basic knowledge and practice for most humans. Sadly it does seem there are a few exceptions to the rule.
Here is Watch Commander James Hudson, who said: “Last night was an exceptionally busy night for the fire service. [There were] five incidents where the crews came under attack.
“These attacks involved stones being thrown, fireworks being thrown and abuse at fire fighters.”
There’s a lane closed on the M62 eastbound on the entry slipraod at junction 22 at Rishworth Moor - traffic is reportedly coping well.
We also have reports of a lane closed on the M1 southbound at junction 40 for Ossett due to a broken down lorry. No reports of any major hold ups luckily.
Women arrested following reports of fraudulent charity collectors
Police have issued a warning to Kirklees residents after reports of bogus charity collectors in Dewsbury.
Officers were called at around 9am this morning to reports of two female suspects who have approached a house on Thornhill Street, in Savile Town asking for donations.
They were described as two Asian women who were asking for money for boy who is suffering from cancer in Pakistan. There have also been other reports of similar incidents in the Dewsbury area over the past couple of weeks.
Two women have been arrested in connection with this incident and enquiries are ongoing.
Holidays are coming...to Huddersfield!
The Coca-Cola truck WILL be coming to Huddersfield this year, it’s been announced.
The truck gave us a swerve last year with its nearest location being Leeds. But it’s announced it will be making a return to the Hudd at the end of this month, so get your dentists’ appointments booked now.
The truck will be on Macaulay Street (near the bus station) on Wednesday, November 29 from 11am to 7pm. Have a look at the truck’s last visit to town two years ago here.
School trip caught up in New York terror attack
A Calderdale school have thanked police after they were caught up in the terror attack in Manhattan yesterday.
Lightcliffe Academy in Lightcliffe, near Hipperholme, were in the area when a truck hit people on a cycle path in lower Manhattan. Eight people were killed and 11 injured, according to NYPD.
The school have thanked officers from moving them away from the area and a restaurant who gave them shelter while police took control of the situation. The 29-year-old man, reported to be the gunman, was shot dead by officers.
The school later sent out a further tweet to say: “All safely back at the hostel. It’s been an eventful day but thanks for all of your support throughout. We hope the information relayed via your child & this forum on social media helped to keep you informed.”
Kirklees answer your questions on roadworks
You may have noticed there have been a few roadworks on local roads of late...
Or perhaps that’s a bit of an understatement! Kirklees Council have put something out this morning answering the most frequently asked questions on the recent spate of works.
You can see the full list of questions and answers here.
Why is Kirklees Council digging up so many roads at the same time?
The short answer to this is that we’re not. Whilst some of the roadworks are ours, there are also water, gas, electricity and phone companies that need to make repairs and improvements to pipes and cables that run under our roads.
Why don’t you just stop them doing the work?
It’s important that pipes, cables and roads are maintained and improved so that the services we rely on (water gas electricity and phones/internet) work properly, that people can move into new homes and businesses can function.
The roadworks are making me late for work; I should get compensation from the council!
We’ve had a few tweets asking this and it’s no surprise that compensation is not an option. We know that setting off even earlier for work is not ideal, but it’s worth remembering that roadworks are done for a reason and it’s often to make things safer or better.
Councillor says King James acted "in appropriate manner"
Clr Bernard McGuin has declared his full support for King James’ School and its response to a shot fired at its window yesterday.
The former teacher and Almondbury Ward councillor said the school acted in an “appropriate manner”, adding he had received “no complaints” from parents.
He said: “The important thing to remember here is that the school acted to keep the children safe at all times. The school kept the parents informed, via text, and attempted to reassure the parents of the children’s safety.
“We live in times when you can be damned for overreacting and damned for not acting at all. I myself am content that the school has the procedures in place to deal with incidents like this in the future. The important thing to remember is that no one was hurt at King James’s and the actions taken by the school were in the best interests of all.”
Attempted murder arrests after man shot in car
Six men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Leeds at the weekend.
The victim, a 22-year-old man, had been sitting in his BMW car parked on Back Maud Avenue in Beeston, Leeds, at around 2pm on Saturday, when a black Volkswagen Passat pulled up and a shotgun was fired at the BMW damaging the bonnet and windscreen.
One man was arrested in Leeds city centre by armed officers yesterday afternoon and another man was arrested in an armed operation at an address in Whinmoor in the early hours of yesterday morning. Four further men were arrested yesterday afternoon when armed officers stopped a vehicle in Bradford.
Det Chief Insp Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police’s Firearms Prevent Team, said: “Both of these incidents could have had far more serious consequences and are being treated as attempted murders. We believe these have been targeted attacks linked to an ongoing dispute.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting crime number 13170501767.
Sigalling problems at Stocksmoor causing train delays
Police had no body in their patrol room last night
Check out Kirklees Police’s guest for the night last night...
This looks a little like our newsroom after a long shift.
West Yorkshire's new cat café is recruiting
Is this the best job in the world?
A cat café opening in Leeds next month is looking for staff to work in the kitchens, serve food and even look after its resident moggies.
Kitty Cafe will open on Kirkgate on December 11. The coffee shop, which already has a branch in Nottingham and is expanding to West Yorkshire, will be taking in rescue cats which will be available for rehoming.
Posting on their Facebook this morning, the café wrote: “If you are interested please send your CV to email@example.com. We are expecting huge interest so please don’t be disappointed if we do not call and we hope to see you all as customers very soon!”
Contrary to the pictures below, it’s not been snowing in Huddersfield! Here’s what today’s weather is looking like...
A dry day with cloud and temperatures of around 12 degrees.
Trick or treaters flour bomb car
A nasty surprise for one Longwood resident last night after flour bombs were thrown at his car.
Mark Taylor was shocked to find a Halloween trick had been played on him on Longwood Road. Luckily this all washed off, but not funny nevertheless.
Here is a look at our front page today - leading on yesterday’s story of a shot fired at King James’ School in Almondbury.
We are currently running separate live updates on the incident on the M62 as there are reports of delays up to an hour.
Follow them here.
Worth knowing if you’re on one of the smaller stations along the Penistone Line heading to Sheffield this morning:
This map shows the extent of the congestion on the motorway this morning:
Two lanes closed due to an accident on the M62
Two lanes closed on the M62 this morning which is causing major congestion.
This is heading towards Leeds between J26 (Chain Bar) and J27 (Gildersome) due to an accident involving a lorry and a car. Westbound, at the same location, there’s one lane closed due to a separate accident, between J27 and J26.
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 .