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News

How’s about this for a snow-bell?

The historic bells at St Mary’s Church in Mirfield have been returned today and we’ll have the full story later and more pictures but here’s a sneak preview.


Re-cast bells return to St Mary's Church, Mirfield
Re-cast bells return to St Mary's Church, Mirfield


Ten bells were removed from the tower and taken to Taylor’s Foundry in Loughborough.

The largest four were retuned while the other six have been melted down and then recast as new bells.

Today the new/old bells were delivered back to the church amid all the snow this morning.


Mother's Day reminder

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday.

If you’re stuck for ideas where to take your mum for afternoon tea (or coffee) we’ve got some suggestions right here.


Travel

The M62 is snarled up as the rush hour starts to build.

There was an accident on the Westbound carriageway earlier near Scammonden when the air ambulance landed.


The air ambulance lands on the M62 at Scammonden
The air ambulance lands on the M62 at Scammonden (Image: Pete Price)


That led to ongoing delays combined with the weather conditions and although all lanes are open now there are tailbacks to junction 27 at Birstall.

Keep up to date with the latest on the M62 and the weather on our live blog here.


Football

Huddersfield Town have appointed Julian Winter as their new chief executive replacing Nigel Clibbens.

Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: “Julian is the right man to lead the club into its next chapter.”


Here's one we took earlier! Julian Winter (right) with Simon Webster during his playing days with Town in 1986
Here's one we took earlier! Julian Winter (right) with Simon Webster during his playing days with Town in 1986


Huddersfield-born Winter is a former Town player. Now 50, he was forced to retire from football aged 27.

He has been chief executive at Notts County, Watford and Sheffield United.

Hoyle welcomed Winter’s appointment and said: “There’s no doubt that his knowledge of the club as a former player and Huddersfield-born man will be an asset.

“But his appointment is down to far more than that.

“During the interview process, Julian was the stand-out candidate because of the experience, knowledge and expertise he will bring.”


As we head for rush hour here’s a reminder to take it steady on your drive home.

I had four new tyres fitted this morning. Very timely.



Hello everybody. Martin here. I’ll be keeping my eye on things for the next couple of hours.

Hand over

That’s all from me this afternoon. Martin will be on next.

HTAFC

Traffic

M62 traffic between Leeds and Huddersfield is on a meltdown due to the weather, according to Twitter.

Mother's day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Stuck for an idea about how to spend time with your mum?

Read our list of things to do around Huddersfield.

Hello

Good afternoon.

BYE BYE

Right, that’s all from me, Susie will be up next


Great sledging weather!

M62

Beware!

EVENT

Stuck for somewhere to go on Mothers’ Day on Sunday?

If so, check out our guide on where to take her.

Snow

WEATHER

Hello everyone, I’ll be with you for the next couple of hours. Now seems like a good chance to escape the office-the sleet is having a break up here in Bradley, at least.

Snow at Emley Moor. A walker along the footpath near the TV transmitter.
Snow at Emley Moor. A walker along the footpath near the TV transmitter.

According to the Met Office, we should expect light rain at 4pm, that may turn into sleet around 5 and 6pm. It is expected to turn back to heavy rain throughout the rest of the evening.

Hand Over:

Well, that’s all from me. Handing over to Chloe.

Local News:

Anyone who normally travels down Thornhill Road in Edgerton/Marsh will need to follow an alternative route when roadworks start on Monday 7 March.

Thornhill Road will be closed from the junction with New Hey Road to the junction of Halifax Road for around three weeks, weather permitting. The road is being reconstructed as part of the council’s ongoing highways maintenance work.

The council aim to minimise the disruption to local people and businesses whilst the work is taking place. Neighbouring properties will be kept informed of developments and local residents will be able to gain access to their homes.

Tesco customers will also be able to access the store from the New Hey Road end of the closure.

Temporary traffic signs will be in place to warn and inform road users and indicate proposed diversion routes. Drivers are advised to leave extra time for their journey.

Diversion routes: Diversion 1 – New Hey Road, Acre Street, Lidget Street, East Street, Halifax Road.

Diversion 2 - New Hey Road, Westbourne Road, Edgerton Grove Road, Edgerton Road, Halifax Road.

Local News:

The Friends of Tolson Museum will be helping people prepare for Easter at their next ‘Tea & Cake’ afternoon on Wednesday, 9 March.


Participants will be able to decorate eggs and egg shapes. Art materials will be provided and a local artist will be on hand to help.

Tolson Museum at Ravensknowle Park
Tolson Museum at Ravensknowle Park

The social event is from 2pm to 3.30pm and is free to attend.


Tea & Cake afternoons are held on the second Wednesday of every month at Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield. They are an opportunity to get to know more about the Friends group, the museum and to enjoy a range of talks and activities.


For further information contact Tolson Museum, telephone: 01484 223240, or Ann Denham, Chairman of the Friends group, telephone: 07803 159506, email: ann.denham3@gmail.com



Information is also available on the Friends’ website, www.friendsoftolson.org.uk

Local News:

The survival rates for patients who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are better in Yorkshire than anywhere else in England.

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

According to the latest figures, 106 Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) patients whose heart stopped beating were resuscitated and discharged from hospital between January and September 2015, a 20% increase on the same period the previous year.


These figures have been steadily improving over the last few years thanks to a number of initiatives introduced by YAS to help achieve its vision of being a world leader in the management of patients in cardiac arrest.

Travel:

Two lanes blocked and slow traffic due to accident, three cars involved on M1 Northbound before J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield).


Affecting traffic towards M62.

Local News:

A Winter Warmer event for you!


Almondbury Community Sports Centre is holding this special evening with a range of activities on offer from 5.15pm-7pm.


There will be a Let’s Get Cooking ‘Make and Taste’ event in the KS2 Dining Hall with everything from Blueberry muffins, curry and vegetable quiches on offer.


Also a chance to meet sports centre staff and try out badminton, table tennis and basketball.

Local News:

A full review of the Kewz nightclub licence will be held at 10.30am by members of Kirklees’s Licensing Committee at Huddersfield Town Hall on Monday, March 21.

Kewz bar, Queen Street, Huddersfield
Kewz bar, Queen Street, Huddersfield

Police expressed concerns after a spate of incidents in recent weeks including a firearm being discharged and a stabbing.


Kewz management say they are trying to do everything in their power to crack down on the trouble-causers.

Local News:

Travel:

Traffic easing and lane re-opened on exit slip road, accident cleared on M62 Westbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. My colleague Robert will be with you shortly. And don’t forget to keep up to date with all the weather via our live snow blog here.

Traffic

Another accident on the M62, this time westbound near junction 22 (Rishworth Moor).



Police are urging drivers to take care, especially on the exit slip roads.

For full details on the weather, check out our live snow blog here.

News

A teenager was caught drink-driving - after drinking vodka by mistake.


Vodka and Peach Schnapps
Vodka and Peach Schnapps


Charlotte Peach, 19, believed that she had drunk two glasses of peach schnapps when she got behind the wheel on October 25. You can see more here.