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Sentimental items taken in break-in

Statement below from West Yorkshire Police:

Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery was stolen from a property in Heckmondwike.

The incident happened on 20 August between 3:30pm and 9pm at a property on New North Road.

Suspects forced entry into the house through a window and stole several pieces of jewellery including two silver wedding rings which were highly sentimental to the victim. The ladies wedding ring had distinctive octagonal edges.

Other items stolen included a Sandoz Caractere Collection man’s watch with black Titanium strap and some £80 in cash. The items were carried from the property in a pillowcases from the victim’s bed.

PC Nicole Rubio-Senior, of Kirklees CID, said: “This incident was extremely distressing for the victim and we are hoping by appealing to the public we will be able to reunite these items with their rightful owner.

“I would like to ask anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area or has been offered any items for sale, matching the above description to contact the police to assist us with our enquiries.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact myself at Kirklees CID, via 101 quoting reference 13160359435 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Nice wheels

Jason Manford heading to the Hudd

Comedian Jason Manford is coming to Huddersfield!

The popular Mancunian funnyman is doing his Best of 2016 Show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Monday, September 12.

Despite having tinkered in TV presenting and theatre recently, Jason says he can’t wait to get back to what he does best.

He said: “Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most - stand up!”

You can book tickets here or by calling the box office on 01484 430528.

Jason Manford
Jason Manford

"Avoid the area like the plague"

If you’re reading this now and heading out, avoid the centre. Huddersfield Road is expected to be closed for quite a while.

Holmfirth crash - woman seriously injured

Police say it was woman who was seriously injured in the crash in Holmfirth this afternoon, after a Nissan Micra and Mitsubishi Outlander were involved in a collision on Huddersfield Road - just outside the Raaj of India restaurant.

Road blocked in Holmfirth following RTC
Road blocked in Holmfirth following RTC (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

At least one person "seriously injured"

Update from police: A spokesman said two vehicles were involved in the collision and at least one person has been seriously injured.

Officers were called at 1.35pm to the scene.

Police are expected to be there and the road to be closed for some time - so avoid the centre of Holmfirth this afternoon.

This picture was posted on Facebook by Kirklees Rural Police.

Road blocked in Holmfirth following collision
Road blocked in Holmfirth following collision (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Holmfirth crash

This picture shows the scene at the crash

Crash in centre of Holmfirth

A small update on the accident in Holmfirth: Greenfield Road is closed in both directions with queueing traffic due to an accident involving two vehicles at Woodhead Road. There is congestion as a result on Huddersfield Road back to New Road. Police expect the road to remain closed for some time.

Greenfield Road junction with Huddersfield Road in Holmfirth
Greenfield Road junction with Huddersfield Road in Holmfirth (Image: Google Street View)

Accident in Holmfirth

TV licence changes - don't get caught out

Did you know TV licencing laws are changing from today?

From September, 1, 2016, everybody who downloads or watches BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV on BBC iPlayer, will need a licence whether or not you already own a TV.

This applies to any device and provider you use, meaning you will need one even if you watch catch up on mobiles, laptops, tablets, games consoles or via streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV.

Laptop, computer, IT, keyboard, stock
Laptop, computer, IT, keyboard, stock

You also still need a TV Licence to watch or record programmes on any channel as they are being shown, or live on an online TV service.

If you already have a TV Licence on September 1, you are already covered. If not, you can apply for one here.

Don’t get caught out.

Traffic "returned to normal"

We are waiting to hear from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for an update on the M62 collision to check if anyone was badly hurt. In the meantime, traffic appears to have returned to normal.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (Image: Julian Hughes)

Spate of car part thefts

Police visited Shepley after a Vauxhall Astra had its bumper and lights stolen.

A bumper from a Corsa was also stolen on the same road overnight.

Vauxhall in Shepley which had its bumper and lights stolen (Kirklees Rural Police/Facebook)
Vauxhall in Shepley which had its bumper and lights stolen (Kirklees Rural Police/Facebook) (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Officers in the Kirklees Rural team posted on Facebook saying: “We have had a real spike in reports of Thefts from Motor Vehicles over the last few weeks, mainly in the Holme Valley and Colne Valley areas.

“Please do not leave valuables in your cars such as mobiles, laptops, bags, designer sunglasses, Sat Navs or even loose change.
“Please double check your car is locked and secure. If you have a garage - use it.”

Accidents are "almost everyday"

Many of you really frustrated - accidents seeming to be a regular occurence.

It's all downhill after junction 23

Traffic seems slow both westbound and eastbound at junction 23, according to Traffic England. So it gets better after there, folks.

M62 traffic
M62 traffic (Image: Traffic England)

Drivers are crumbling...

Spoiler alert: M62 likened to last night’s Bake Off. At least the motorway isn’t tarmac’ed in sticky gingerbread carpet...

Train changes

Issues with trains too today, unfortunately

Traffic should return to normal soon

Traffic is expected to return to normal between 12pm and 12.15 - so around now. Lanes all re-opened.

Tailbacks at Ainley Top

This picture was taken from Motorway Cameras a couple of minutes ago just by the slip coming ff at Ainley Top.

You can really see the build up - definitely best to find an alternative route if you’re heading towards Manchester this morning/lunchtime.

Pile up on M62 following crash at Ainley Top
Pile up on M62 following crash at Ainley Top (Image: Motorway Cameras)

Crash at Ainley Top

It seems there has been another accident at Ainley Top. Traffic is really building up now - we’ll keep bringing you updates on this the more we hear.

M62 - tailbacks forming following accident

Queues are now forming on the M62 following the multi-vehicle accident. Big black line along the westbound carriage on the Traffic England site between junctions 23 and 22 going from Huddersfield to Manchester.

The lanes have now re-opened but expect tailbacks!

M62 traffic following RTC at j22
M62 traffic following RTC at j22 (Image: Motorway Cameras)

Collision on M62

No further information on this yet but could potentially cause congestion.

Bobbies on the beef

Fifth of police calls are "non-police matters"

West Yorkshire Police invited the media to visit their call centre yesterday, where handlers take 999 and 101 calls.

The force have revealed that a fifth of calls made to them are in regards to matters they are unable to deal with.

Some are better suited to local councils and social services, particularly following council cutbacks.

Police have seen a big rise in calls over the past month: August saw an additional 1,000 emergency calls a day compared to the same month last year.

Stock photo of an emergency call being made on an iPhone
Stock photo of an emergency call being made on an iPhone

Animals on the line causing train delays

Animals on the line again between Barnsley and Huddersfield! Penistone line regulars take note.

Never change, Yorkshire.

Huddersfield sci-fi festival: book your tickets!

Booking for SciFest Yorkshire opens today!

The festival next month is based around Huddersfield this year. The event is being co-sponsored by Tolson Memorial Museum, Kirklees Libraries and the University of Huddersfield, with sponsored events from Huddersfield Literature Festival.

There will be talks from Chocolat writer Joanne Harris and local sci-fi author Ken MacLeod, as well as writing competitions for young people.

You can find out more and book your tickets here.

Star Trek The Next Generation: Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard
Star Trek The Next Generation: Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard

GPs' drugs pilot project

GPs at Colne Valley Group Practice in Marsden are among some of the first in the county to trial a new drugs project.

The pilot NHS scheme is focused on reducing unnecessary administering of antibiotics.

They will be involved in the testing of a new machine which measures protein levels in the blood, which will determine whether or not they will benefit from the anti-bacterial drugs.

Pills being poured from a medicine stock
Pills being poured from a medicine stock

Grimescar Road accident - passengers all aged 20

An update from police on last night’s accident on Grimescar Road:

“Police were called to the scene at Grimescar Road 10.26pm on Wednesday to reports of a collision.

“The car had gone off the road and over a wall.

“Paramedics say there were no life-threatening injuries.

“One person suffered chest injuries and one person does have serious injuries.

“There were no children on board. All passengers were 20 years old.”

Busy in Mirfield

Traffic in Mirfield appears to be very heavy this morning on the A62 heading from Huddersfield towards Leeds. Allow extra time for you’re journey of you’re heading that way.

Mirfield (Town centre) 240
Mirfield (Town centre) 240