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News

Bosses at a 130-year-old family firm hit twice by devastating floods fears a third will put them out of business.


BB Plastics in Lowlands Road, Mirfield, fought back after a £3 million flood in 2008.


But on Boxing Day last year the company – the UK’s biggest manufacturer of unbreakable plastic glasses – was engulfed again.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/mirfields-bb-plastics-faces-65m-10906128

News

Young people in Huddersfield may get a helping hand into work.


Setting up shop at the Alternative Market
Setting up shop at the Alternative Market


And it’s all thanks to an award-winning council-run market.


The Alternative Market, which has run in Huddersfield several times, supports young people to start and develop their entrepreneurial ambitions through a market and is designed to give young people the necessary skills and experience needed in the world of work.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/young-people-chance-work-thanks-10908397

News

The full extent of the enormous debts racked up by the independent department store Peters before its liquidation can be revealed today.


Peters Coffee Mill, Coffee shop opens in The Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield. Director of Peters, Caroline Whittle (right) at the opening with husband and co director, David Whittle.
Peters Coffee Mill, Coffee shop opens in The Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield. Director of Peters, Caroline Whittle (right) at the opening with husband and co director, David Whittle.


The Packhorse Centre store went into voluntary liquidation last month with debts of more than £834,000 to over 100 creditors from Cornwall to Blackburn.


And in a summary of liabilities, the liquidators, Huddersfield’s Brook Business Recovery Ltd, give the ‘estimated total deficiency’ as £912,213.51.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/full-scale-peters-debts-revealed-10909306

Travel

M62

M62

Hello

Hi everyone, I’ll be with you for the next hour or so.

That’s all from me. My colleague Chloe is next.


M62 vehicle fire

There are reports of one lane closed due to a vehicle fire on the M62 Eastbound between junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) and junction 24 at Ainley Top. More as we get it.

If you know what’s happening tweet us @examiner or @MartinShawWRNS



Football

Here’s some logic from Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner at his press conference this afternoon.



News

Sounds like drivers are counting the cost of new tyres after hitting a pothole in the dark on the M1.

A pothole up to 4ft long opened up overnight on the inside lane southbound towards Wakefield around junction 39.

There were reports of several cars with flat tyres on the hard shoulder. Full story here.


News

Oooh, it’s lunchtime. Which makes me think of...burgers!

Huddersfield’s newest gourmet burger restaurant is set to open shortly. It’s called PAX Burger and is run by Eric Paxman, of Eric’s fame. The clue’s in the name!


The signature PAX Burger at the new PAX Burger restaurant in Lindley.
The signature PAX Burger at the new PAX Burger restaurant in Lindley.


I keep thinking of Paxo for some reason! Sorry Eric. The PAX Burger looks delicious though, doesn’t it?


Hello everybody. Martin here. I’ll have a look at what’s happening out there and keep you in the know.


That’s all from me. Martin Shaw is up next.

News

Critically-ill patients arriving at an urgent care centre – but requiring emergency treatment – will be stabilised and transferred to a hospital with an A&E department.

Staff at an urgent care unit, planned for Huddersfield, will be trained to stabilise and transfer a patient requiring specialist care, according to a document setting out a hospital shake-up plan in the greatest detail so far.

More here...

More M62 bother

Queueing traffic and one lane blocked due to debris on road on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island). In the roadworks area.
Lane three (of three) is blocked, affecting traffic travelling from Rochdale towards Manchester.

Pesky pothole problems continue

News

Report that Kirklees Active Leisure has closed the ‘splash pool’ at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.

We’ve asked KAL what the problem is and when it’ll reopen.

It’s half-term so there’s bound to be a few disappointed children in their swimming kits.

M1 pothole

A lorry driver reported seeing a hole 2-3ft long and a car tyre-width across.

He told us he’d seen ‘at least’ seven cars on the hard shoulder with burst front offside tyres.

The pothole was just before junction 39.

Pot problems II

And this guy...

M1 pothole problems

But there are a number of motorists with popped tyres who aren’t happy.

Looks like it’s been fixed.

Travel

We’ve had reports of a huge pothole appearing on the M1 Southbound between junctions 40 (Ossett) and 39 (Wakefield).

Drivers have reported burst tyres.

Two lanes have been closed for emergency repairs and there’s queueing traffic.

Good morning.

Hand Over:

Well, that’s all from me. Handing over to my colleague, Dave.

Travel:

Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to emergency repairs on M1 Southbound between J40 A638 (Ossett/Wakefield) and J39 A636 (Wakefield/Durkar).


Lanes one and two (of three) are closed, affecting traffic heading from Leeds towards Sheffield.


Callers report that a large hole has appeared in the road!

Local News:

Gledholt Male Voice Choir have offered to sing at the reopening of The Clough House, Rastrick, now renamed The Four Sons, proud owner, Maggie Starkey tells me.

A devasted Maggie Starkey inspects the roof of the Clough House pub after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of slates
A devasted Maggie Starkey inspects the roof of the Clough House pub after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of slates

She and her husband, Rick, who also own the nearby Roundhill Inn say they are looking forward to welcoming regulars to the opening night which will be sometime over the next fortnight.


More than £100,000 has been spent on transforming the pub which the couple bought for £300,000 last year.

Local News:

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people of the dangers of putting combustible items on, or next to, a cooker hob – even if it’s believed to be switched off.

Fire Service, Fire engine, stock
Fire Service, Fire engine, stock

Firefighters have seen an increase in kitchen fires whereby people are placing items onto a cooker surface in order to use it as extra workspace and it is then being accidentally turned on.


From August 2014 to date, there has been a total of 124 such accidental fires across West Yorkshire which have involved combustible items igniting that have been place on or too close to a cooker.