Joss Stone plot pair win sentence cut

Two men from Huddersfield convicted of attempting to rob and kill popstar, Joss Stone, have won an appeal to have their sentences reduced.

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Huddersfield secure attacking midfielder on loan

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#htafc has signed @official_nffc attacker Radoslaw Majewski on a season long loan; full story to follow (DN) http://t.co/03AeJVKcFe

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MR: "He is a top class Championship player, especially in the number 10 role, and we’re delighted to bring him to the Club." #htafc (DN)

Closure of Huddersfield bowling facility to pave way for "new generation"

A new £40 million leisure centre is to open in Huddersfield, but it could spell the end for bowling in the area.

Huddersfield indoor bowling club have been told the space earmarked for them will now be used for fitness equipment instead.

The green at the current sports centre would have been the last remaining, after a facility in Cleckheaton was also earmarked for closure.

The council claim the facility is under-used, because it is closed for six month of the year. A spokesman added that new equipment would attract a "new generation" of people.

"There aim is to improve health across all groups in Kirklees, and they need to build a leisure centre fit for the next generation of local residents.

"They understand that some people will be left disappointed, but they aim to make sure that the new leisure centre is used by as many people as possible over the years to come. "

– Spokesman for Kirklees Council

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Warning to owners after dog mauls toddler

Police have warned dog owners to be careful during the hot weather after a dog mauled a toddler in Huddersfield.

Officers think the hot weather could have caused the family pet to snap.

"During the hot weather people must make sure dogs are properly supervised.

"Even when it appears the dog is looked after properly it only takes a moment of madness for something like this to happen."

– Det Insp Andy Parr, West Yorkshire Police

A relative of the child has echoed the warnings, saying the dog was "the most placid ever".

The 14-month-old is recovering in Leeds General Infirmary.

Dog mauling: Hot weather could have caused "moment of madness"

Detectives believe a dog who attacked a toddler in Huddersfield could have done so because of the hot weather.

West Yorkshire police think the Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type snapped and became violent as temperatures soared to 29 degrees on Saturday - the hottest day of the year so far.

The dog has since been seized and may be destroyed. Police said nobody has been arrested.

"We have launched an investigation and the dog has been seized and is likely to be destroyed.

"We're conducting inquiries into the type of dog to see if it's a banned breed or has any kind of DNA from an illegal breed.

"The child is doing well in hospital and is being kept in for observations as there are some medical complications.

"This incident looks likely to not be criminal, it's more of a case of a dog snapping at a young child after getting frustrated during the heat."

– Det Insp Andy Parr, West Yorkshire Police

The child is recovering in Leeds General Infirmary and is said to be in a stable condition.

Three hours' surgery for toddler attacked by dog

A toddler has been left with serious injuries after being mauled by a dog at his grandparents' home.

The 14-month-old was attacked by the Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog in Huddersfield.

It is said his mother Is devastated, and by his side in hospital.

His injuries include facial cuts following the attack, which left the toddler needing three hours of surgery for wounds.

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Fasting Muslims give food hand outs to homeless

A muslim youth group in Huddersfield have been helping the homeless with food parcels whilst fasting for Ramadhan of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association raised £300 in just two weeks for the Welcome Centre Food Bank in the town.

"Looking after our neighbours is a core teaching of Islam and since we are currently fasting as part of the month of Ramadhan we feel even more obliged to offer our assistance to those in need, especially where people are unable to afford food to eat."

– Nadeem Uddin, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Police search for stolen pup

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a stolen puppy dog to get in contact.

Mimi was taken on Tuesday
Mimi was taken on Tuesday Credit: West Yorkshire Police

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

Officers say two teenage boys took the puppy, who was in the rear yard at the time, and made off in the direction of Lockwood Road.

One is described as white, 15-years-old, and of medium build wearing a white vest and khaki coloured shorts.

The other suspect was a white male, aged 14 and of medium build wearing a blue t shirt and shorts.

Mimi's breed is unknown but she is described as being black and white in colour.

Mimi's owners are understandably upset about what has happened and I would appeal directly to anyone who sees Mimi, is offered her for sale or saw her being taken is asked to call myself on 101, referencing crime number 13140287290

– PC Emma Poole of the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team

Campaign launched to save Special Olympic medallists' training base

A campaign has been launched to save indoor bowling in Kirklees over fears that two of our region's Special Olympic medallists, Barry and Steven Nicholson will lose their training base.

The council has revealed there willl be no place for the sport in Huddersfield's new leisure centre.

The brothers are worried how they will train without the centre:

Sir Patrick Stewart shows wife around hometown

Sir Patrick Stewart has been in Huddersfield today to name a train after the town's football club where he is director of the Academy.

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Yes, you can go back...to the Yorkshire house I was born in and lived in until aged 15. http://t.co/gVUOa9pTzD

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He took time out to revisit the house where he grew up and says it was important for him to show his wife, who is from Nevada, his hometown:

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