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Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has raised the issue of the future of the town’s A & E unit in the Commons.

The veteran Labour MP took the opportunity to put Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the spot in Westminster.

Mr Sheerman is spearheading a fight to keep full A & E services at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Health chiefs are looking at plans to shift full services to Calderdale Royal Hospital, which is lumbered with a huge Private Finance Initiative debt.
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A van crash has left 70 homes without gas.

Two homes were also evacuated as a precaution when a white Citroen Berlingo panel van careered into a gas mains pipe on Westfield Lane in Emley due to black ice just after 7am this morning.
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Hand over

That’s all from me. Handing over to my colleague Dave Himelfield.

Travel

Weather

Looks promising...

Local news

Could you be the next tenant for this Dalton home? The property is fully renovated to suit people with disabilities and is a rare jewel for those who need a rental with wheelchair access.

Yet it has sat empty for five months.

Read more on the house and the interesting lady who used to live there here.

John Spivey and disability adapted house - Kirkstone Avenue, Dalton, Huddersfield.
John Spivey and disability adapted house - Kirkstone Avenue, Dalton, Huddersfield.

Health

Huddersfield’s top ten GP surgeries have been named. Is yours on the list?

Find out here.

Shepley Health Centre
Shepley Health Centre

Local news

West Yorkshire Police are taking part in International Safe Internet Day and have been talking to pupils in local schools on how to stay safe online.

Local news

Do you know where you really need to be going with a broken limb or severe allergic reaction?

Possibly the most frustrating quiz I’ve ever taken - the results will surprise you.

Take our A&E injuries quiz here.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Accident & Emergency Dept. Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.

Local news

Try and hold it together in this adorable story about Kirklees’ own hedgehog rescue.

Oggles Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre want people to take part in a charity quiz.

Find out more here.

A hedgehog rescued by Oggles Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
A hedgehog rescued by Oggles Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre

SNOW

Don’t want to excite you too much or anything but it’s definitely snowing outside Examiner HQ right now...

Traffic

An accident on the sliproad on the M1 J38 (Darton/Huddersfield) has been cleared with traffic beginning to ease.

Happy Valley

Excited for tonight’s Happy Valley?

Health

Healthwatch Kirklees has been listening to the public and posing questions to the CCGs with regards to possible closures of Huddersfield’s A&E.

The distance between HRI and Calderdale Royal Hospital topped the list for biggest concerns over the plans.


Weather

British weather at its finest!

Crime

A man set his mother’s carpet on fire after she asked him to leave.

Connor Jervis, who caused the damage at his mother’s Rawthorpe home, was sent to a young offender’s institution.

Read more on the story here.

Connor Jervis - jailed for arson attack at Rawthorpe
Connor Jervis - jailed for arson attack at Rawthorpe

SNOW

Anyone spotted any snow?

What's on

Travel

Good news for anyone travelling through Emley.

Local news

Our railway station’s resident pest controller has caught the eye of someone rather prolific...

Traffic

Traffic on the M1 northbound at J41 where one lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle.

BYE BYE

Right, that’s all from me. Susie Beever is up next

CRIME

Oh dear, some people just won’t be told.

Crime

Hello

Morning. I’ll be taking over from Chloe.

CRASH

More pictures have emerged of the gas mains crash in Emley this morning.

West Yorkshire Police has issued a clarification-only the van was involved in the crash, not two vehicles as was previously stated

EVENT

Stop press!

I hope you’ve not forgotten what day it is today? Not just any old Tuesday, today is Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day.

Here’s how to make the perfect batch

TRAVEL

There is stop-start traffic on A637 Barnsley Road in both directions at Doctor Lane due to the closure of Westfield Lane in Emley.

In Birkenshaw, there is very slow traffic and a partially blocked route due to an accident and recovery work on A651 Bradford Road in both directions near Moorlands Road. Police directing traffic.


TRAVEL

Van crash in Jagger Lane, Emley
Van crash in Jagger Lane, Emley

Homes have been evacuated after this van crashed into a gas mains on Westfield Lane in Emley. Several homes have been affected as a precautionary measure.

Police said that the van found itself in this position after it and a Citroen car crashed, which then forced it off the road.

The road remains closed in both directions in between Jagger Lane and Lenacre Lane.

NEWS

Flood alerts are still in place.

Heavy rain brings flooded roads through out the Holme Valley, Wickens Lane, Holmfirth.
Heavy rain brings flooded roads through out the Holme Valley, Wickens Lane, Holmfirth.

Those who live or work in properties near to the River Calder in Mirfield, Ravensthorpe, Brighouse and Elland have been warned to be vigilant, due to heavy rain.

Alerts are also in place for Huddersfield and Honley.

Rain is expected from 10am to 1pm and again from 4 to 7pm