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Appeal after fatal Huddersfield collision

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision that occurred at the junction of Penistone Road with Marsh Lane, in Shepley in which a 51-year-old woman died.

The accident happened at 7:55pm, on Monday 29 September, after a blue Range Rover travelling along the A635, Penistone Road collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa motor car that had emerged from the junction with Marsh Lane.

The 51 year old female Corsa driver from the Huddersfield area died at the scene.

This was a serious collision that resulted in the tragic death of a female driver. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or the movements of either vehicle immediately prior".

– Sgt Carl Quinn, Major Collision Enquiry Team


Rugby world mourns death of record-breaking half-back

Rugby league is mourning the death of Australian half-back Greg Mackey, who captained Hull to Premiership success in 1991, and also played in England for Huddersfield and Warrington.

Greg Mackey died at home yesterday

Hull FC tweeted the following tribute:

Mackey, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in December 2011, died at his home in Sydney yesterday at the age of 52.

A statement said: "Warrington Wolves were sad to learn of the passing of former captain Greg Mackey on Wednesday 24 September at the age of 52."

Mackey began his career at South Sydney in 1980 and also played for Illawarra Steelers and Canterbury before moving to England in 1989.

He made just nine appearances for Warrington before receiving a lucrative offer from Hull, where as captain and stand-off, he won the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match as the team beat Warrington 14-4 in the 1990-91 Premiership final at Old Trafford.

After making 94 consecutive appearances for Hull, Mackey returned to Warrington in the summer of 1992 and went on to make 98 consecutive appearances for them, which is still a club record, and played in their 24-0 defeat by the touring Kangaroos at Wilderspool in 1994.

Mackey, who also spent the winter of 1983-84 playing in France for Paris Chatillon XIII, finished his career at Huddersfield in 1996, the first season of Super League, before returning with his family to Sydney, where he worked in the telecoms industry.

He leaves a wife Amanda, three children; Kane, Ebony and Tom, and twin granddaughters Grace and Lillian.

Other rugby players and coaches also took to social media to give their condolences:

Giants up for Super League playoff

The Huddersfield Giants get their Super League playoff campaign underway tonight when they travel to last year's champions Wigan.

But, even if they fail to beat the champions tonight they know they will get another chance after finishing the regular season in the top four.

Head Coach Paul Anderson is hoping they will get to the next stage at the first time of asking:

Powell to take game at a time as reign begins

Chris Powell will be thrown in to the deep end as Huddersfield Town boss with three games in a week to kick off his tenure.

The Terriers play at home to Middlesborough on Saturday, Wigan on Tuesday and away against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United next week.

After offering him a game, Powell told Chris Dawkes he was only looking as far ahead as the next game:


Two men charged over theft of puppy

Police investigating the theft of Mimi the female puppy have charged two males with theft.

Mimi back home after being stolen

Mimi was taken from the rear yard of a property on Victoria Road, Lockwood in Huddersfield on Tuesday 22 July.

She has now been reunited with her owners but the investigation is ongoing.

Two youths - aged 13 and 15 - will appear at Kirklees Youth Court on September 22.

First day on the job for new Town manager Powell

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