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DISRUPTION TO TRAIN SERVICES Trains between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria are to be hit by major disruption, it was announced. Northern and TransPennine Express services will run only between Huddersfield and Stalybridge before passengers will have to use a bus replacement from July 8. The disruption is due to a PS1bn railway upgrade project in the North and will continue until July 30.

REVIEW OF TERROR THREAT West Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable issued a statement to say the force were reviewing anti-terror strategies in light of the attack in Finsbury Park. Dee Collins, inset, said: "These events will create concerns among our own local communities and we have reviewed our operational and engagement plans across the county. The public's safety remains our top priority and we are increasing patrols of highly visible officers across West Yorkshire to provide reassurance." One man died and 10 people were injured MAN'S HOME RAIDED Detectives appealed for information after a man was subjected to a terrifying robbery at the weekend. The 23-year-old victim was in the back garden enjoying the sun at his home on Church Lane, Heckmondwike, on Saturday evening when three men assaulted him and forced him into his living room. One restrained the victim while the other two began searching the house before fleeing the scene. Some cash, iPhones and a laptop were taken in the raid at 9pm.

COUNCIL WEBSITE HIT Users of the Kirklees website experienced problems when it was hit by a technical glitch. The council's page was down for several hours yesterday morning until lunchtime. A spokesperson said the site experienced a technical error.

FIRE CREWS CALLED TO PUB Firefighters attended a fire at the Bow Legged With Brass pub, above, on George Street in Halifax on Sunday night. Rubbish dumped in the pub's cellar had set alight, possibly caused by a discarded cigarette, although nobody was hurt. Four fire engines attended from Halifax, Rastrick and Illingworth after being called at 9.10pm.

HONOUR FOR SURVIVOR A Holocaust survivor from West Yorkshire is to receive an honorary British Empire Medal. Iby Knill, below, who has given talks at the University of Huddersfield where she last year received an honorary degree, has spoken to some 50,000 young people about the genocide of six million Jews.

Iby, now 93 and living in Leeds, escaped from what was then Czechoslovakia to Hungary in 1942. She was later taken to Auschwitz Birkenau until it was liberated by American troops.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 20, 2017
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