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Two-vehicle crash near Great Northern Retail Park
A crash involving a Royal Mail van and a car is causing traffic problems around the Great Northern Retail Park on Leeds Road.
The incident happened just before 5pm today.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said there were no reports of any injuries. He said the vehicles were obstructing a roundabout and causing traffic flow problems.
20 men jailed in drugs swoop operation
Twenty men have been jailed for nearly 70 years following an operation to clear the streets of class A drugs.
Officers arrested of those suspected of supplying drugs to Keighley as part of Operation Saucerlake.
On one day the operation more than £10,000 of drugs were recovered in more than 800 street deals. Mobile phones, cash and drugs paraphernalia were also confiscated.
Imran Hussain, 27, and Akaf Hussain, 31, both of Malsis Road, Keighley were the last two caught by the operation to be sentenced.
Both men appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday where they were jailed for four years and two months and three years and four months respectively.
Paula Sherriff MP says government is failing children with special educational needs
The Labour MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton said many families in her constituency were facing long delays getting support for their children.
Ms Sherriff told the Commons yesterday: “Three years ago, the government told us that these reforms would result in a more joined up system that focuses on children achieving their best but the evidence suggests that the reforms are faltering.
“Several local families have told me of the difficulties they’re facing – getting an assessment in the first place requires monumental efforts from parents and teachers alike, and on top of that there are issues with the quality of these assessments.
“Sadly, the minister has failed to acknowledge the problems experienced by local people. Instead of brushing off the concerns highlighted by Ofsted and the Local Government Ombudsman, as well as parents in our area, I’d hoped to learn of steps being taken to address these issues.
“It’s clear that this government needs to take the strategy for special educational needs and disabilities more seriously. I’ll continue to press for more to be done to ensure children and their parents are properly supported.”
GP who propositioned female patient suspended
A family doctor, who asked a female patient if she would like to have sex with him over his desk, has been suspended from practising.
Mohammad Ihsan, of Huddersfield, admitted 11 misconduct charges but denied 21 others at a 10-day hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester.
In one alleged incident in July 2016 when the woman known as Patient B attended Dr Singh and Partners Health Centre in Pontefract for a review about her contraception it was claimed he unzipped his trousers and offered to have sex with her on his surgery desk.
In a ruling on the facts the tribunal found that the offer to clear his desk and have sex on it was “admitted and proven” as was another offer to show her his private parts but the allegations that he kissed her and said “having lots of sex makes you healthy” was not.
The married GP, who was 35 during the tribunal in September, has now been suspended from practising for nine months.
Man flown to hospital after serious crash
A man has been flown to hospital after a crash involving two cars and a pedestrian in Dewsbury town centre.
We are running separate live updates on this ongoing serious incident. You can follow them here .
Serious accident in Dewsbury town centre
Reports of a serious road traffic collision on Union Street in Dewsbury.
More information as we get it.
Escaped dog spotted on motorway
Walkies just went up to a whole new level - watch out for this if you’re using the M621.
Pictured: Bernard Kenny's widow collects his posthumous award
The wife of hero Bernard Kenny has received the George Cross on his behalf from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Doreen Kenny is pictured below receiving the cross. Mr Kenny, 79, who risked his life trying to save Jo Cox as she was attacked in Birstall, sadly passed away from cancer in August.
Blue plaque for Batley's Blakeridge Mill
Revealed: Police spendings on bottled water
West Yorkshire Police say they have spent more than £3,000 on bottled water for officers and events over the past year.
The Force revealed in a Freedom of Information request that a total of £3,718.56 went towards the drink for keeping officers refreshed or for events and hospitality.
Page set up to help bring stolen spaniels home
A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to fund a ‘pet detective’ to trace stolen dogs and reunite them with their devastated owner.
Six cocker spaniels were stolen from kennels at Julie Whiteley’s New Mill home last week - with CCTV showing the incident.
The crowdfunder page has so far raised £800, and aims to collect £5,000 to help with the appeal.
If these numbers are anything to go by, it’s looking optimistic for Town’s Premier League campaign.
Here’s what happening in the rest of the world...
BORIS JOHNSON PHONES IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AFTER ‘SLIP’ OVER JAILED BRITON
Boris Johnson has telephoned his Iranian counterpart after making comments that were used by Tehran to justify extending the jail term of a British woman. The Foreign Secretary was facing calls to quit after telling MPs last week that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training journalists in Iran at the time of her arrest last year, something her employer and her family insist is incorrect.
DRIVER, 90, SPARED PRISON AFTER KILLING TWO WOMEN WHEN HE PRESSED WRONG PEDAL
A 90-year-old driver who killed a couple when he reversed his car into them has been spared jail. Retired textiles merchant Philip Bull mistakenly pressed the accelerator of his automatic transmission Ford Focus instead of the brake after he dropped off his infirm wife for a hospital appointment. He lost control of the vehicle as it reversed in an arc and hit a metal bollard before it collided with Clare Haslam, 44, and Deborah Clifton, 49, who were both pronounced dead shortly after the incident at Withington Community Hospital in March. Bull was given a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty.
PRITI PATEL’S MEETINGS WHILE ON HOLIDAY ‘NOT FORBIDDEN’, SAYS LIAM FOX
Priti Patel did nothing “forbidden” by holding a secret meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu when she claimed to be on holiday, Cabinet colleague Liam Fox said. Dr Fox admitted that if he was on holiday he would not be given “time off” to hold talks with political contacts. Theresa May has said she still has full confidence in the International Development Secretary despite having to give her a dressing down over a series of engagements in Israel.
Old Town programs to fetch thousands at auction
Three Huddersfield Town FA Cup final programmes, which cost a total of one shilling and threepence new – nearly 8p in modern money – are expected to sell for between £1,500 and £2,100 at an auction.
One programme alone – issued for the 1922 Huddersfield Town v Preston North End FA Cup final – is set to fetch between £800 and £1,200 at Graham Budd Auctions in London next Tuesday. Read more on this story here.
Behind the scenes with West Yorkshire fire fighters
Holly Lynch has tweeted this video giving an inside view on what it’s like to be a fire fighter in West Yorkshire.
The Halifax MP joined crews on Saturday night as they attended fires across the area. The weekend was not only their busiest of the year, but there were also a staggering number of attacks against fire fighters. The service said there were 18 reports of attacks on them on Bonfire Night alone.
Holly’s visit was part of her Protect the Protectors campaign, which she has spearheaded and led through Parliament.
Delays on the M1
Heavy traffic on the M1 northbound this morning if you’re heading towards Huddersfield from South Yorkshire.
Reports of severe disruption between junctions 33 and 34. Traffic is reportedly stationary near Meadowhall due to an obstruction in the road.
Bus collision causing traffic disruption near Greenhead Park
Reports of heavy traffic on Trinity Street and Westbourne Road due to an accident at the Gledholt roundabout this morning.
A bus has had a bit of a scuff with another car near to The Junction pub which has caused some disruption, but no-one has been injured and police say it’s minor damage only.
CCTV released in theft appeal
Do you recognise this woman? Police in Kirklees have released this picture and want to speak to her in connection with a theft from a local shop.
The offence occurred yesterday. Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170517732.
Police taking part in national firearms surrender
West Yorkshire Police say they are joining a nationwide call for owners of illegal firearms to surrender their weapons.
The initiative is due to take place across the country throughout next week, with members of the public encouraged to take firearms into police stations. Officers will also be accepting knives and weapons. Anyone who hands the weapons in at stations will not face prosecution.
West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson said: “We want to remove weapons so they don’t end up in the wrong hands on the streets. Weapons don’t recognise county boundaries, so having a national surrender enables people across the region, and across the country, to surrender weapons safely and anonymously, no matter where they live.
“Incidents involving the reported use of weapons are treated very seriously. West Yorkshire Police work closely with partners to ensure people who live, work and visit the county remain safe.”
Wet and blustery weather this morning to start the day, but this should become drier later in the afternoon.
A bit of a shift in temperature, getting colder in the afternoon and into the evening.
Thug robs elderly lady from behind
Calderdale detectives are appealing after a callous robber targeted an elderly woman.
The 81-year-old lady was walking along Harehill Street in Todmorden at midday on Wednesday last week when an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground, before forcibly removing her handbag and making off towards Pennine Care Home Gardens.
Two potential witnesses to the offence are believed to have walked along Burnley Road near to the Jacks House Public House and officers are keen to speak to them as they may have information that could assist with their enquiries.
Detective Constable Joanne Nichols of Calderdale CID said: “This has clearly been a traumatic experience for the victim, who is understandably very distressed following the incident. Thankfully she was not seriously injured.”
Anyone with information should contact ID via 101.
Here is a look at today’s front page - leading on the story of how a mob of as many as 100 people pelted fireworks at fire fighters in Thornton Lodge as concerns over attacks on emergency services grown.
Wooldale Road closed for roadworks
Robbers threatened shop staff with knife and hammer
Kirklees police are appealing after an armed robbery at a Co-op over the weekend.
It happened at the supermarket on Bradford Road in Birkenshaw on Saturday night, when two masked men entered to store threatening staff with a knife and hammer demanding cash.
The two female and one male members of staff handed over the money and the men fled. luckily, nobody was hurt and the store was closed at the time with no customers present.
Police particularly want to hear from anyone using the outside cash point at about 11pm who may have seen something. Anyone who can help with investigation should call 101.
Bernard Kenny to be given posthumous award today
A man who risked his life trying to rescue MP Jo Cox as she was attacked will be given a posthumous award later.
Bernard Kenny was stabbed by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair as he rushed to Mrs Cox’s aid on June 16 last year. The Huddersfield Town fan sadly died of cancer in August aged 79.
Mr Kenny will today be awarded the George Cross at Buckingham Palace after 80,000 people signed a petition for his bravery to be recognised. The medal will be presented to Bernard’s widow Doreen on his behalf.
Congestion on both sides of the M62
The motorway is looking very snarled up this morning. Here’s all the busy spots...
- Heavy traffic westbound at junctions 29 for Lofthouse heading towards Huddersfield and at junction 19 heading towards Manchester
- Busy eastbound at junctions 24 for AInley Top and 26 for Chain Bar
The M621 is also busy around Leeds city centre and things are also pretty slow on the M606 northbound heading into Bradford.
Stolen car dumped and torched
Fire services attended a vehicle fire in Cleckheaton last night where a stolen car had been abandoned and ignited.
The black VW Polo was dumped on Stone Street and services were called at 9.30pm to put it out. It’s believed the car had been stolen first.
Nobody was injured in the small fire.
Congestion on the M62
Heavy traffic on the M62 eastbound at Brighouse this morning due to a lane blocked by a broken down vehicle on the entry sliproad.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .