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M62 update

All lanes are now open again on the M62 and traffic is moving. You can still expect delays.


M62 update

West Yorkshire Police aren’t able to give any details on the M62 smash. One person has suffered minor injuries, we are told.

M62 delays

The outside lane of four is blocked and there is queuing traffic on the M62 Eastbound between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and junction 27 (Birstall) after a four-vehicle smash. Delays are said to be 10 minutes. We’ll keep you posted.


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Travel

Bad news for drivers heading home on the motorway now:


Crime

Some sound advice from police here on keeping our homes safe:



Crime

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery involving a teenager in Milnsbridge.


The attack happened at 8.30pm on Sunday, at Greenway when a man approached the 18-year-old from behind and tried to steal her handbag, pushing her to the floor.


The incident came to an end when she kicked him causing him to fall over and giving her the chance to run away.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/police-appeal-help-tracing-man-10858996

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M62

Another hold up on the M62 I’m afraid. One lane is closed with queuing traffic on the eastbound carriage between J26 (M606) and J27 (Gildersome), which is affecting traffic from Huddersfield towards Leeds.

Local news

Has anyone in Holmfirth spotted something shiny lying around?

Crime

Did you spot the commotion on Manchester Road last night? Residents reported seeing police cars and sniffer dogs.

Read more here.

Police vehicles on Manchester Road on Sunday night as part of ongoing investigation
Police vehicles on Manchester Road on Sunday night as part of ongoing investigation

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HTAFC

Town’s U21s are in extra time in their Premier League cup quarter final against Charlton. Follow all the action here.


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Football

Former Leeds Utd manager Neil Readfearn has parted company with Rotherham. Town aren’t due to play the Millers until April 19 but by then it could be a relegation six pointer. Town are currently 17th with 32 points, just five ahead of Rotherham who occupy the last relegation spot.

News

A woman tussled with a bag snatcher and escaped after kicking the robber despite being pushed to the floor.

Detectives are appealing for information following the violent incident at about 8:30pm yesterday at Greenway, in Milnsbridge.

The victim was approached from behind by a man in his 30s who tried to rip a bag from her arm.

But a tug-of-war ensued with the woman refusing to let go despite being on her back on the floor.

The wanted man is about 6ft tall and stocky build. He spoke with a foreign accent and had his face covered with a black scarf and had dark eyes and eyebrows.

He was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans and black muddy Nike trainers and black leather gloves.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton, of Huddersfield CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone in the vicinity of this attempted robbery on Sunday afternoon who can provide any information about the suspects movements before or after this offence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Andy Clayton of Huddersfield CID via 101 quoting reference 13160056148.

Giants

Not a great opening fixture for the Giants. A drubbing by St Helens and captain Brough and full-back Grix badly injured. But never fear cover is here...possibly in the form of Jamie Foster. The Claret and Golds are also being linked to Hull FC’s Curtis Naughton

News

The flood alert has been extended to the lower Calder - in other words Elland and Brighouse. Here’s what the Environment Agency says.

“We are now starting to see more of a river response to the persistent rainfall in the Lower River Calder and its tributaries.

“The River Calder Lower Catchments are already saturated meaning river levels are being very responsive to this rain and will remain high.

“There are likely to be two peaks in the river response, one peak around teatime and a second peak, which could potentially be higher, in the early hours of Tuesday morning (9th February)“

News

If you live or work in the Upper Calder Valley a flood alert has been issued after hours of incessant rain. Here’a tweet from the leader of Calderdale Council


HTAFC

We’re living tweeting the U21s match against Charlton...it’s currently one all if you’re too lazy to click below!


News

If you’re a regular driver on the M62 have a look at this picture as you may be able to help.


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Local News:

Huddersfield has been drenched by half a month’s rain in a little over two days.

But the good news after the weekend deluge is that the worst could be over.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens is predicting colder weather for the rest of the week and any showers will be less frequent.

Local News:

Police are trying to trace a motorist who stopped to help an elderly man who had fallen in the road in Fixby.


The man, who was in his seventies, suffered injuries after he fell in Netheroyd Hill Road or Lightridge Road at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 2 February. He was sadly found deceased at his home the following day.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The driver is described as a white man, of athletic build with a bald head and possibly in his mid-thirties.


He was driving a white car and was casually, but smartly dressed.


De Con Shaun Topham, of Kirklees CID, said: “It is possible this man has died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the fall, but we would like to speak to the driver to see if he has any more information.”


Anyone who can assist is asked to contact DC 1641 Topham on 101.


Local News:

Fancy getting a little bit fit in the company of pleasant people?


Kirkheaton Parish Church has a walk on Wednesday at 2pm setting off from Kirkheaton Parish Centre.

Local News:

Huddersfield chess team enjoyed an excellent afternoon’s combat against Harrogate in the Premiership of Yorkshire chess, the Woodhouse Cup on Saturday afternoon at Lindley Liberal Club.


None of the eight players lost and Huddersfield ran out 6-2 winners. The win leaves Huddersfield fifth in the table with Harrogate languishing at the bottom.


Chess board
Chess board

Among Huddersfield’s winners were the always reliable Leo Keely on Board one and captain Richard Boylan on Board eight.



Travel:

All lanes open, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome).

Town:

The memories just kept flooding back as a huge wave of football nostalgia washed overHuddersfield.

The occasion was a special reunion for Town fans at the John Smith’s Stadium with the heroes of the legendary 1979/80 season when the club won the Division Four title and notched up an incredible 101 league goals.

Local News:

The number of religiously and racially motivated crimes in West Yorkshire increased by more than 50 per cent last year.


New crime figures from the Home Office have revealed the number of cases of assault, criminal damage, harassment and public order offences where race or religion was an aggravating factor for the 12 months up to and including September 2015.


There were 2,137 racially and religiously motivated crimes in West Yorkshire in the 12 months to September 2015, of which 505 were assaults.


This is an increase of 55.4 per cent compared to the 1,375 such crimes recorded in the year to September 2014 and means that there were 94.4 religiously and racially motivated crimes for every 100,000 people in the area in the year to September 2015.


Every area within West Yorkshire was above average when it came to the likelihood of these crimes taking place.


Kirklees had 77 such offences in the year to September 2015 which was an increase of 58.5 per cent compared to the same figure for the previous 12-month period and is the equivalent of 78 crimes for every 100,000 residents.