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News

Tens of thousands of Huddersfield children and their families could be hit be a benefits squeeze.


That’s the dire warning from The Children’s Society, who fear the cutbacks will start to hit families from April.


The charity has warned that more than 700,000 children in Yorkshire and the Humber live in families facing a four-year freeze to their benefits.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/childrens-society-warns-thousands-children-10941324

Travel

News

Five illegal immigrants were found in a raid on a Huddersfield recycling firm.


Now all five men face deportation from the UK after the Immigration Enforcement operation in Huddersfield.


Immigration officers acted on a tip-off and raided Nnenna Textiles Ltd in Paddock and found the men hiding in various places through the building.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/illegal-immigrants-found-raid-huddersfield-10943950

Crime

A teenager was attacked in his own home by a gang of burglars.



Police probe burglary in Copley Avenue, Meltham
Police probe burglary in Copley Avenue, Meltham (Image: Google)


Now detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information following the burglary In Meltham.


It happened in the early hours of last Saturday morning but police have just released details.


The attack came in Copley Avenue between 4.30am and 6am when the victim, the 18-year-old male occupant of the property, answered the door.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/gang-attack-man-meltham-home-10942626


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Good afternoon. I will be bringing you all the latest news and travel for the next hour or so...

News

Batley MP Jo Cox has been pressing the government on women’s pensions.


That’s all from me, Emma is in the hotseat next

HTAFC

A Town fan was almost run over by a runaway car on the trip to Milton Keynes last night. I bet the MK Dons felt like they had been hit after Nakhi Wells late goal!

Sport

Darts star Scotty 2 Hotty is in our office right now! The BDO World Champion has been meeting the Mayor and now he’s come to see us about how he’s doing.

Sport

Some breaking rugby league news here...Hull KR have sacked manager Chris Chester. Ex-Leeds Rhinos star Willie Poching will step in as caretaker boss.

Organisers of Saturday’s planned march and rally in support of Huddersfield’s A & E unit need help.

They want volunteers to help steward the march around the town centre on Saturday lunchtime.

Many thousands of people are expected to gather in St George’s Square for the rally, which is seen as a focal point for the massive campaign to prevent A & E services from being transferred from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Calderdale Royal Hospital.

More here...

News

If you’ve had a very nice mountain bike stolen the police may have it. They’ve recovered a bright green full suspension bike with rock shox boxer forks. It’s probably worth in excess of £1,000 so check out this link and check if it’s yours.

Hands Off HRI

If you’re feeling left out without a Save HRI poster you can pick them up at our office. One is also being provided in Friday’s paper. Also, if you want you can download and print your own via this link.

Weather

It’s another chilly day and so we’re expecting icy roads later. The council is doing a grit.

Travel

Bit of an incident over the border in Calderdale is making the buses late. Details here...

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Local News:

The Post Office will open a new Post Office ‘local’ service at Lepton Post Office, 55 High Gate, Lepton.


The service, which will launch at 1pm on Tuesday 15 March, will be provided at an open-plan counter in the store, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.


The Post Office service will be available during the store’s opening hours, 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Local News:

The Four Sons pub in Rastrick, formerly The Clough House, will reopen on March 11 following a makeover costing more than £100,000.

Maggie Starkey at The Four Sons Inn, Fixby, getting ready for the pub's reopening.
Maggie Starkey at The Four Sons Inn, Fixby, getting ready for the pub's reopening.

It is a dream come true for Maggie and Rick Starkey who own the nearby Roundhill Inn who have wanted to own the former Enterprise Inn pub for more than 10 years.


Maggie, who has four sons, hence the pub’s name, says her son Cameron will be managing it once it is open.

Local News:

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson will give the annual Harold Wilson lecture at 6.30pm at Huddersfield University on March 11 to mark the centenary of the town’s most famous son Harold Wilson.

Huddersfield-born former Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Huddersfield-born former Prime Minister Harold Wilson

He was born on March 11, 1916 and served as Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76.

Travel:

One lane closed and queueing traffic due to overturned vehicle on M1 Southbound between J46 A63 (Leeds Colton/Garforth) and J45 A63 Pontefract Lane (Leeds Cross Green).


Lane three is closed (of three), the vehicle has overturned on the central reservation but not crossed into oncoming traffic, affecting traffic travelling from York towards Wakefield.

Local News:

The village of Honley has taken a big step forward to being known as ‘Safe Honley’ thanks to Honley Business Association members, who are working together to raise funds for state of the art CCTV that delivers excellent high resolution images even at night time.


Local business people have recognised the huge benefit the latest CCTV technology can bring in detecting and deterring criminal activity.


Thanks to the generosity of Honley businesses and the work of the Honley Business Association in securing funding, the first phase of the CCTV is being installed within the next few weeks covering the village centre from the roundabout where the library is through to the main traffic lights on the A6024.

Local News:

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information following a burglary in the early hours of Saturday morning.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

The incident occurred at an address on Copley Avenue, Meltham between 4.30am and 6am when the victim, the 18-year-old male occupant of the property was alerted to the door.


When he opened the door, three unknown suspects, two men and a woman pushed past him. The victim was assaulted, before personal items were stolen.

Local News:

A special event will be held at Huddersfield Parish Church on March 11 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Huddersfield’s most famous sons - Harold Wilson.

Huddersfield-born former Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Huddersfield-born former Prime Minister Harold Wilson

There will be a service of Choral Evensong at 3.45pm attended by members of the Wilson family in thanksgiving for Lord Wilson’s life and legacy.


James Harold Wilson was Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1874-76.


One of his sons, Robin, will be visiting the town and place of his birth on that day.

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News

Almost 60,000 people have signed a government petition to stop the closure of Huddersfield’s A&E dapartment.


#HandsOffHRI around the world
#HandsOffHRI around the world


And campaigners who hope to hit the magical 100,000 signatures milestone have also celebrated another landmark. They claim to have support from every corner of the UK for the campaign. You can see more here.

News

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a burglary at his home in Meltham.

The 18 year old man answered his door in Copley Avenue, in the early hours of Saturday, and two men and a woman pushed past him. The victim was assaulted, before personal items were stolen.

The two men are described as white, around 18 years old, 6ft, and slim.

The woman is white, around 17 years old, 5ft 6in, slim with brown curly shoulder length hair and wearing a dark coloured puffa jacket.

Det Con Simon Thomas of Huddersfield CID said: “The incident has taken place at the victim’s home, and clearly has been an upsetting experience. I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around Copley Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning and may have seen the suspects to come forward. I would also appeal to anyone who may have any information about this incident to speak to the police. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Thomas at Huddersfield CID via 101 quoting 13160075304.

Football

Nahki Wells forced a dramatic draw for 10-man Huddersfield Town with an 85th-minute equaliser last night.


Sky Bet Championship - MK Dons (1) v Huddersfield Town (1) - David Wagner celebrates with Nahki Wells.
David Wagner celebrates with Nahki Wells


Things were looking bleak after Alex Revell’s first-half header and a sensational straight red card for Philip Billing – less than four minutes after he had come off the bench.

But Wells popped up with his fourth goal in five games and 14th of the season to reward Town’s determination and spirit. You can see more here.

Traffic

The broken down lorry which caused lengthy delays on the M62 this morning has now been removed.

Recovery work is complete at the eastbound entry slip road at junction 26 (Chain Bar) and both lanes are now open, with traffic finally easing.

The incident caused severe delays with eastbound queues stretching all the way back to junction 23 (Huddersfield).

And with westbound traffic also slowing to see what was happening, there were delays heading the other way too.

Traffic

The congestion on the M62 eastbound is said to be easing.

There have been serious delays during rush hour after a lorry broke down on the entry slip at junction 26 (Chain Bar) with queues stretching back to junction 23 (Huddersfield).

But the situation is now improving, although there are still some delays heading the other way.



Traffic

There are still serious delays on the M62 with westbound traffic now facing heavy congestion too.

Queues are stretching back to junction 29 (Lofthouse) with traffic slowing to look at the broken down vehicle at junction 26 (Chain Bar) and the large queues on the eastbound side.



The broken down lorry has led to one lane on the eastbound entry slip being closed at Chain Bar and the eastbound queues stretch back to junction 23 (Huddersfield).

There are reports of a knock on effect in other areas, with traffic in Mirfield said to be extremely heavy.