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Travel:

All lanes re-opened and traffic easing, accident cleared on M606 outbound between J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout) and M62 J26 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Local News

Reports coming in of a burst water main in Dale Street, Milnsbridge. Water pouring down the road and Yorkshire Water say a number of properties have lost supplies.

Local News:

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in Thornhill Lees yesterday afternoon.


The incident occurred around 3.15pm, when four unknown male suspects forced entry to a ground floor window of a property on Headfield Road.


They woke the occupant, a 42-year-old man who was asleep and ushered him in to the kitchen, stating they were there to check the water and gas.


One suspect kept the victim in the kitchen, whilst the others searched the property and removed a number of items.


They fled on foot up the street.

Travel:

Traffic heavier than normal and very slow traffic on M62 Westbound between J30 A642 (Rothwell) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Created at 15:47Updated at 17:16

Local News:

The Four Sons pub, formerly The Clough House, Rastrick, will reopen on March 11, owners Maggie and Rick Starkey tell me.


The couple bought the pub from Enterprise Inns last year for £300.000 and have spent more than 100,000 transforming it.

Travel:

Traffic easing on M62 Westbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J21 A640 (Milnrow).


Traffic is heavy on the approach to Manchester from Leeds, partly due to an earlier accident at J18 (Simister) which has now cleared.

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News

MPs and community leaders will be among the speakers at Saturday’s #HandsOffHRI rally and march.



Thousands of people are expected to join the demonstration on Saturday, organised by the Let’s Save Huddersfield A&E campaign.


Protesters will gather in St George’s Square before the march through the town centre, and will return to the square to hear the guest speakers.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/incoming/hands-hri-rally-whos-speaking-10945377

News

A householder wants rid of an unwanted water feature which has turned the path next to his home into a “raging torrent” during heavy rain.


Andrew France of Dirker Drive, Marsden, with cascade of water passing through his garden.
Andrew France of Dirker Drive, Marsden, with cascade of water passing through his garden.


Andrew France, 53, of Dirker Drive, Marsden, said water began gushing down his steps on Boxing Day – and has hardly stopped since.


The water is coming off sloping fields above his semi-detached former council house and Andrew believes a land drain may be blocked or damaged.


The bottom of his garden is also waterlogged.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/garden-marsden-very-unwanted-water-10947745

Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of an elderly man was found in Holmfirth last night.


Man dies after being found collapsed in Royds Avenue, New Mill
Man dies after being found collapsed in Royds Avenue, New Mill (Image: Google )


Officers are investigating the unexplained death of the 75-year-old at Royds Avenue, New Mill.


Paramedics were called to the house after the man’s body was found outside his home by a relative and his neighbour.


He was taken to hospital where it was later confirmed he had died.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/body-elderly-man-found-outside-10948604

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Travel

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Teatime Fun

Like comics? Then why not try your hand at our Marvel quiz. It’s to mark the news that a Marvel themed show is coming to arenas soon.

Travel

A bit of a slow down on the westbound M62 near Huddersfield

News

A marathon broadcast by Huddersfield students has raised hundreds of pounds for a hospice.

HTAFC

Town fans...will Nakhi Wells keep his goal run going this weekend?

News

If you’re a user of the Free Town Bus you probably heard it was getting scrapped? Well it’s been saved, sort of. Let me explain. It will be free until next year then it’ll be charging. But if you’re an OAP with a pass you’ll not be affected. Read more here.

Our reporter Dave is at the Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Board

NEWS

Let’s look at our most read stories on the site at the moment.

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Facebook (stock image)

In top place is benefit cheat Kathryn Kingdom, who was caught out by her Facebook relationship status.

Burger King now delivers
Burger King now delivers

In second, rather strangely, is the shock horror news that Burger King has started a delivery service in Huddersfield but to only one postcode area. Clearly people’s stomachs are rumbling too much.

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

And in third place is Huddersfield’s court briefs, which includes a suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer and other cases.

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News

The owner of Alton Towers is to be prosecuted over the Smiler rollercoaster crash in which five people, including a University of Huddersfield student, were seriously injured.

The Health and Safety Executive said Merlin Attractions will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on April 22 to face a charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Five people, including textile design student Joe Pugh, were seriously injured on the ride last June.

Two women, including Joe’s girlfriend Leah Washington, had to have legs amputated after a carriage collided with a stationary carriage on the same track.

Joe, 19, had to learn to walk again after his knees were shattered in the crash.

News

Police are appealing for witnesses after the body of an elderly man was found in Holmfirth last night.

Officers are investigating the unexplained death at Royds Avenue, New Mill, Holmfirth, and want to speak to anyone who was in the area who may have information.

Paramedics attended at the address last night after the body of a 75-year-old man was found outside his home address by a relative and his neighbour.

He was taken to hospital where it was later confirmed he had died.

DCI Mark Swift of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Police are conducting enquiries into this man’s death today, and we are treating the matter as an unexplained death.

“A post mortem will be carried out to confirm a cause of death but as it is currently unexplained and the man’s body was found in the open, we are appealing for witnesses.

“I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Royds Avenue, New Mill between 9pm and 9.30pm and may have seen the man or have any information at all to contact HMET on 101 referencing police log 1838 of February 24.”

Traffic

The Ingram Distributor in Leeds has just reopened following the accident, but it is likely to take some time for the traffic mayhem to ease.



Many approaches to the city centre have been gridlocked following the accident on the southbound stretch this morning.

Kirkstall Road and the A64 York Road have been particularly badly affected.

Traffic

Parts of Leeds are virtually at a standstill following the accident this morning.

The closure of the southbound A643 Ingram Distributor has led to huge queues on all approaches to the city centre.

The Leeds bound A64 York Road is particularly badly hit.

And Kirkstall Road is gridlocked, with bus operators warning services are being delayed more than two hours.



Traffic

There are big problems for drivers in Leeds this morning with the southbound A643 Ingram Distributor closed between Holbeck Lane and the M621 junction 2 following an accident.

The accident was on the southbound stretch between the Armley Gyratory and the M621, and it has led to huge tailbacks in many areas.



Problems have spread across all approaches to the city centre, and are particularly bad on Kirkstall Road.

And to add to the troubles, the traffic lights are out at the Armley Gyratory where the A647 Canal Street enters the roundabout.


Traffic

Some happier news about the M62.

Delays eastbound between junction 22 and junction 23 are now easing, with all lanes open following the earlier accident.



Hopefully things will soon be back to normal.

Traffic

There are still problems on the M62 further east towards the M1.

There is heavy traffic eastbound around junction 29 before the M1 southbound exit.