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News

New electoral systems could cost Kirklees’ politicians votes.

The number of people registered to vote has fallen by more than 1,200 in Kirklees in just one year following the introduction of anti-fraud measures.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed there were 300,519 electors in the area in December 2014 - but only 299,300 in December 2015, a fall of 1,219.

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News

Having a single emergency care centre in Huddersfield – instead of Halifax – could save the number of hours critically ill patients spend in ambulances.

A travel report, commissioned by health chiefs behind the hospital shake-up plan, found that 1,200 ambulance hours per year could be saved if Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) had the area’s only emergency care unit.
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News

A massive drive has begun to save Huddersfield Carnival.

The iconic event has lost its funding after Kirklees Council scrapped a £78,000 grant for the event.

And that means there are bound to be doubts the huge event can go ahead as planned on July 8 and 9.

More here...

Huddersfield Mp Barry Sheerman has hit back at criticism of his absence from Saturday’s huge rally over the A & E plans.

The MP was at a family function in Wales and was unable to join thousands of protesters who gathered in St George’s Square for a rally and march.

But he confirmed he had told organisers he would be unable to attend some weeks ago when the rally date was first agreed.

More here...

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

Traffic

We have a broken down vehicle and traffic between junctions 33 and 32A on the M62 westbound near the Ferrybridge power station, with the hard shoulder and lane 1 closed. Normal traffic isn’t expected to resume until 4pm, so be wary if you’re heading back towards Huddersfield from East Yorkshire this afternoon.

Weather

Wrap up warm everyone! Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens predicts a bitter chill.

Sport

Local news

Sponsors for this year’s Huddersfield Carnival are needed urgently.

Organisers say without them, the event will not be able to go ahead. Can you help?

Read more on this here.

Huddersfield Carnival procession.
Huddersfield Carnival procession.

Restaurants

We’re definitely not jealous...

Laura Crane

You can read Chloe’s interview with Jacquie here.

Hands off HRI

Despite the incredible turnout to the HRI rally on Saturday, MP Barry Sheerman was unable to make it.

Here, he explains why.

More than 1,000 people attended a #HandsOffHRI rally in St George's Square in January
More than 1,000 people attended a #HandsOffHRI rally in St George's Square in January (Image: Neil Terry Photography)

FOOD

If that headline didn’t grab your attention enough this lunchtime, why not follow reporter Robert Sutcliffe as he embarks on a lunch to remember.

He has pulled the long straw and is reviewing the burgers at new Lindley joint PAX Burger.

Follow his mouth-watering updates here.

Crime

Police are appealing for information after an elderly lady was burgled at her home in Heckmondwike.

The burglary happened on Wednesday, 24th February when two men approached her home on Chapel Avenue.

After distracting her by asking for a glass of water and to use the toilet, the suspects took the woman’s wallet while inside the property.

Cash was also taken.

The suspects have been described as white and aged 30 to 40. One was slim build, 5ft 7”, short black hair and clean shaven, and the second was medium build, clean shaven and wearing a white t-shirt and jacket. Both men are said not to have a local accent.

This incident happened between 2.30 and 2.45 in the afternoon. If you have any information, please contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting reference 13160082398 or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Hi everyone. I’ll be taking over from Chloe on the blog.

MOTHERS' DAY

NEWS

Let’s have a look at some of the headlines from around the UK so far today.


It's school admissions time
It's school admissions time

Children could be left without school places if councils are not given more powers to deal with increasing demand, town hall bosses have warned.

The Local Government Association has issued a fresh call for authorities to be handed the ability to open new secondary schools, or force academies - which are not under council control - to expand.

Houses, homes stock
Houses, homes stock

Ten of the UK’s top 12 economically struggling cities are in the North, according to new research.

Rochdale, Blackburn, Hull and Bradford were amongst those listed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which is calling on city leaders to harness their new economic powers and resources to create opportunities for the people and places who have previously been left behind.

Royal Mint undated handout photo of their special edition coloured Peter Rabbit coin, an addition to its Beatrix Potter range part of the celebrations that mark 150 years since the author's birth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 29, 2016. See PA story HERITAGE Potter. Photo credit should read: Royal Mint/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Royal Mint undated handout photo of their special edition coloured Peter Rabbit coin, an addition to its Beatrix Potter range part of the celebrations that mark 150 years since the author's birth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 29, 2016. See PA story HERITAGE Potter. Photo credit should read: Royal Mint/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Beatrix Potter’s mischievous Peter Rabbit is to become the first children’s literary character to appear on a UK coin.

The anthropomorphic vegetable thief will feature on a silver 50p released to mark the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth in 1866.

The Royal Mint said three more Potter characters will feature on special edition coins released later in the year to complete a four-piece set.

NEWS

NEWS

Do you have any information that could help police? Call 101 if so.

M62

Reports of debris on road on M621 Westbound between J1 A6110 (Beeston/Farnley) and M62 J27 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)
Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)

Heavy traffic on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

TRAVEL

Take care if travelling through Leeds via train to Bradford Forster Square, Skipton or Ilkley this morning, as signalling problems are leading to train cancellations.

TRAFFIC

Heavy traffic on M62 Eastbound near J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)
Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)

Queueing traffic on M606 Northbound at J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout).

Heavy traffic on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Slow traffic on A58 Wharf Street in both directions at A6139 Tuel Lane.

Queueing traffic on A58 Whitehall Road in both directions at A641 Huddersfield Road (Hellfire Crossroads).

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Good morning, everyone! And welcome to a very frosty Monday morning.

Huddersfield A&E protest march St George's Square Huddersfield.
Huddersfield A&E protest march St George's Square Huddersfield.

Let’s start off with our front page story today, which covered the massive save Huddersfield’s A&E march at the weekend.

It has been lauded as the biggest post war demonstration to have ever been held in the town.

Read all about it here.

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