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Crime

M62

Hazardous driving conditions on both carriages of the M62 between Lofthouse (J29) and J32A for the A1 due to surface water. Take it easy folks.

Traffic

Usual rush hour traffic on the Calderdale Way this evening.

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Travel

Good news for anyone heading home by train this evening...


Travel

News

Fried chicken fans are expected to flock to a popular takeaway’s charity fundraiser.


Marstons Chicken Shop in Leeds Road, Bradley, is raising cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Hazel Dransfield, co-owner of Marstons chicken shop, Leeds Road, with customers queueing for £1 charity deal in background
Hazel Dransfield, co-owner of Marstons chicken shop, Leeds Road, with customers queueing for £1 charity deal in background


Until Wednesday, the business is selling chicken and chips for £1 - with every penny being donated to charity.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/fried-chicken-1-marstons-chicken-11130348


Crime

Detectives in Huddersfield are appealing for information about a burglary where jewellery was stolen from a property in Meltham.


On March 11 between 8pm and 9pm, suspects forced entry into a house on Moor View.


Numerous items of jewellery was stolen from the property, including a distinctive pink pearl necklace with two black pearls in the centre.


Anyone with information about the missing items is asked to contact PC Daniel Ashton of Huddersfield CID via 101 quoting reference 13160108175.


News

Our top story on the website at the moment is the shock felt by Golcar residents as they heard a series of loud explosions on Saturday:


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/it-just-yards-away-residents-11130715



Crime

West Yorkshire Police has launched a new campaign to encourage people to protect their homes against opportunistic thieves. See the link below for some useful tips:


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News

A battle between bowlers and a property developer is continuing to rage.


Newsome bowlers gather at the locked gates at their club.
Newsome bowlers gather at the locked gates at their club.


Members of Newsome Community Sports and Bowling Club have again been locked out of the green they have been using since 1905 by Stuart Smith, who bought a two-year option on the former Newsome WMC last year. You can see more here.

Traffic

You might run into some delays if you’re heading over to the A1.

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the A1 (M) southbound between junction 43 (Hook Moor) and junction 42 (Selby) due to an accident involving two cars.


Football

Many fans were pleased with the way Huddersfield Town competed against Sheffield Wednesday – but disappointed by the lack of action in the visitors’ penalty area.


Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner


A 1-0 defeat inflicted by Fernando Forestieri’s late goal left David Wagner’s Town 18th in the Championship ahead of their tough-looking trip to second-placed Middlesbrough. You can see what Town fans make of it here.

News

Landscape photographer Dave Zdanowicz has put his stunning images firmly into focus with the launch of his first book.


Landscape photographer Dave Zdanowicz at work.
Landscape photographer Dave Zdanowicz at work.


Yorkshire in Photographs, a glossy collection of 120 of Dave’s best pictures, will be published later this month. You can see stunning images and video here.

News

The shake-up of hospital services in Huddersfield and Calderdale is the most radical redesign of health services in our area since Huddersfield Royal Infirmary was built half a century ago.


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.


The strength of public opinion against the proposals to close the A&E unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and move it to Calderdale Royal Hospital shows the public are very much against losing their casualty department and all its specialist emergency care. We thought now is a good time to take stock of what we know so far about the proposals. You can find out more here.

News

West Yorkshire police are warning people to be on their guard after Brits were conned out of £11.5 million in holiday frauds last year.



Airline tickets, online accommodation and timeshares were targeted. In West Yorkshire, 100 cases were reported with a total loss of £225,080.

The most common fraud type relates to the sale of airline tickets and there has also been a large increase in the number of owner accounts being hacked into on popular sharing accommodation websites.

News

Here’s a heartwarming story. A couple who met as teenagers in the cinema have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.


Diamond Wedding of Stuart and Dorothy Schofield
Diamond wedding of Stuart and Dorothy Schofield


Stuart and Dorothy Schofield, of Waterloo, met aged 19 and 17 respectively when they sat next to one another at the Carlton Picturehouse in Birkby in 1951. You can see the full story with video here.

Football

Sheffield Wednesday match-winner Fernandio Forestieri says Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson “nearly broke his knee” during the Championship derby at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Town skipper Mark Hudson brings down Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri
Town skipper Mark Hudson brings down Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri


Centre-back Hudson, having already been booked for a first-half foul on the frontman, was taken off by boss David Wagner after being spoken to by referee Iain Williamson following another challenge. You can see more here.

News

More than £24m has been spent on repairs left by the Boxing day floods in Yorkshire - and much, much more is needed.


Clean up after the flooding on the Calder and Hebble Navigation off Park Road Elland. Volunteers clear debris on the towpath.
Clean up after the flooding on the Calder and Hebble Navigation off Park Road Elland. Volunteers clear debris on the towpath.


Today marks 100 days since the devastating floods hit many communities across Yorkshire, when the country experienced the wettest December since records began in 1910 and the rainfall led to record-breaking levels in the rivers Aire, Calder and Foss. You can see more here.

News

Detectives in Huddersfield are appealing for information about a burglary where jewellery was stolen from a property in Meltham.

Suspects forced entry into a house on Moor View and numerous items of jewellery were stolen from the property, including a distinctive pink pearl necklace with two black pearls in the centre.

The incident happened on March 11 between 8pm and 9pm.

PC Daniel Ashton, of Huddersfield CID, said: “We are hoping to trace the suspects who are responsible for this burglary; many of the items of jewellery were of significant sentimental value and we hope to reunite them with their owner.

“Anyone with any information or has been approached by anyone trying to sell this necklace is asked to contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160108175.”

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Local News:

One lane closed due to gas main work on A629 Wakefield Road at Mayfield Avenue. Expect delays.


Until 9 April

Local News:

On Thursday, 21 April, The John Smith’s Stadium, Leeds Road, will be playing host to Huddersfield’s second sponsored sleep out, in aid of homeless charity Simon on the Streets.


‘Sleep with Simon’ is the flagship fundraiser for West Yorkshire charity Simon on the Streets.

Mass rough sleep at John Smith's Stadium to raise money for Simon on the Streets homeless charity. From left: Marc Greenwood, (Yorkshire Payments), Gareth Davies (John Smiths Stadium), Centre Helen Beachell (Simon on the Streets), James Howard and Lewis Parry (Yorkshire Payments)
Mass rough sleep at John Smith's Stadium to raise money for Simon on the Streets homeless charity. From left: Marc Greenwood, (Yorkshire Payments), Gareth Davies (John Smiths Stadium), Centre Helen Beachell (Simon on the Streets), James Howard and Lewis Parry (Yorkshire Payments)

Simon on the Streets provides outreach support all year round to vulnerable adults who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping in Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds.


Whilst the sleep out can never give a true representation of what it is like to sleep rough, without the context of tragic and harmful lives that simply isn’t possible, what it does hope to do is to challenge people to question their own understanding of rough sleepers and to gain insight.


The sleep out has been running in Leeds for around six years, and returns to Huddersfield and the John Smith’s Stadium in 2016 for the second time.


Last year’s event saw around 40 participants raise over £6000, a huge achievement for a first time out and the independent charity hopes that this year the event will be even bigger and raise more of the vital funds they need to continue their work.

Travel:

A629 Calderdale Way Westbound clear between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Local News:

Huddersfield Chess Club’s Watkinson team plays its final match of the season away to Wakefield on Wednesday.

Chess board
Chess board

The team had been in contention for the trophy and, indeed, were favourites to win it but an error by captain Nigel Hepworth saw one of their wins scratched as two players had been played out of order.


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Travel:

Traffic easing, earlier accident on M62 Eastbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top).


Lane three (of three) was blocked, affecting traffic heading from Manchester towards Leeds.