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TRAVEL

TRAVEL ACCIDENTS

Just to confirm, two accidents have occurred at rush hour tonight.

M62 motorway over the Peninnes
M62 motorway over the Peninnes

One is on the M62 between a car and a van near junction 27 westbound. It was called in at 5.35pm and the third lane is currently blocked.

The second has occurred near Lowfields Way in Elland and involved a motorbike.

We’ll bring you more when we can.

TRAVEL

A serious traffic collision has occurred in Elland. We understand a motorbike is involved

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Update following M62 crash

M62

One lane blocked and heavy traffic due to accident, a car and a van involved on M62 Westbound near J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

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News

Yorkshire Bank is set to axe two of its branches in North Kirklees – as part of plans to close nine branches in Yorkshire and 17 elsewhere in the UK.


The branches at Commercial Street in Batley and Market Place in Heckmondwike will close this summer with accounts automatically transferring to Dewsbury and Cleckheaton branches respectively.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/yorkshire-bank-branches-kirklees-face-11181347

Crime

Detectives are appealing for help after an unprovoked attack by four men on a 26-year-old man walking home from the town centre.


The incident occurred on Saturday, April 9, at 10.45pm, as the 26-year-old man walked home from Huddersfield town centre along Park Drive South.


As he reached the junction of Gledholt Road, he was approached by four men.


They kicked him on his leg and demanded his wallet and back pack.


He handed over the items and the suspects ran off into the town centre.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/man-walking-home-huddersfield-town-11181337

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A veteran runner is raring to go for her 19th London Marathon.


Veteran marathon runner Pat Ainsworth of Emley, preparing for her 19th London marathon, shows off her previous medals.
Veteran marathon runner Pat Ainsworth of Emley, preparing for her 19th London marathon, shows off her previous medals.

Inspirational 70-year-old Pat Ainsworth has been clocking up the miles in preparation for the world famous event on April 24, which she started competing in when she was 49.


It is the latest endurance test for Emley-based Pat, who is now one step closer to achieving her dream of competing in 20 London marathons next year.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/19th-london-marathon-challenge-huddersfields-11177906

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Local news

Have you got any bits from Huddersfield Town’s old Leeds Road ground? We want to hear from you.

Fernando Lanni is selling two gates, including one from the Cowshed. They’re on eBay for £3,000 each if you want to bid.


Fernando Lanni with the gates which used to be in front of the main entrance to the old Leeds Road football ground.
Fernando Lanni with the gates which used to be in front of the main entrance to the old Leeds Road football ground.


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Fraudsters tried to con suppliers of two Huddersfield firms.

Now transport firm The Pink Link at Oakes and Brockholes-based Burton Safes are warning other businesses to double check the authenticity of emails and letters notifying them of a change in bank details.


Vicki Davenport of Pink Link
Vicki Davenport of Pink Link


Letters supposedly from The Pink Link were sent to its customers advising them of a change of bank details.

A letterhead bearing an out-of-date company logo was used alongside the company’s real address and phone number.

Director Vicki Davenport said: “Four of our customers who received the email changed the bank details on their system because they thought it was genuine. We sent a letter to every single customer – about 300 of them – on the Tuesday after Easter to alert them to the fraud. It was a costly and time-consuming exercise.”


Local news

Kirklees Council is giving us a reminder about the big A&E public consultation meetings. Are you going?



Local news

Yorkshire Bank is to close branches in its Northern heartland including Batley and Heckmondwike, it has been announced today.

Nine branches will close in Yorkshire and 17 more in other parts of the UK, the bank said.

The Yorkshire branches, which will close between July and September, are in Batley, Heckmondwike, Thorne, Yeadon, Rotherham Parkgate, Ilkley, Knaresborough, Queensbury and Seacroft.

Head of customer banking networks, Steve Fletcher, said: “I understand this will not be welcome news for those who use these particular branches.

“These are difficult decisions but ones we must face as we try to keep up with the pace of change in the way people want to bank.

“We have to balance our investment to ensure we support demand where it is greatest, across mobile, online and branch services.”


Travel news

Hello, it’s Martin here. Just a warning about heavy traffic on the A644 Huddersfield Road between Dewsbury and Mirfield.

Major road surfacing work started today and there’s temporary traffic lights near the junction with Crawshaw Street at Ravensthorpe.

Drivers reported that it took them an hour to get between Dewsbury and Mirfield this morning. It’s said to be pretty slow moving at the moment.

I’d avoid it completely if you can.


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News

A father-of-two is singing the praises of our A&E, claiming care he received on a busy afternoon was more efficient than Japan.

Robert Hughes, 49, of Birchencliffe, suffers a serious condition called Hepatic Encephalopathy, as well as cirrhosis of the liver, and has needed hospital treatment in countries such as the USA, Germany, and Japan.

But after admitting himself to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with a hernia, he was examined and operated on within hours on the same day a picture showed corridors congested with patients waiting.

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http://reg-cms1a.manchestereveningnews.co.uk:8080/webservice/escenic/content/11172487


News

One of Huddersfield Town’s biggest fans is selling a piece of the club’s history.

Larger than life Fernando Lanni, 51, is selling two metal gates salvaged from the old Leeds Road ground.

One is from the iconic Cowshed while the other is from the main entrance, which will have seen some of the club’s famous names pass through.

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Fernando Lanni with the gates which used to be in front of the main entrance to the old Leeds Road football ground.
Fernando Lanni with the gates which used to be in front of the main entrance to the old Leeds Road football ground.

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How do you want to see Huddersfield change? What do you want from your councillors inKirklees?

Ahead of the local elections on May 5 we want to know what the people of Huddersfield want from their politicians.

Today we’re launching a survey to find the views of our readers on key issues includingplans to close Huddersfield A&E, council cuts, the future of our libraries and museums,Kirklees Council’s Local Plan, roads, schools and more.

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A hospital which may absorb emergency patients from Huddersfield is struggling to cope with the number of ambulance cases it currently receives.

Ambulances containing patients – some of whom are seriously ill – have been queueing outside Royal Oldham Hospital as the hospital battles to find beds and doctors for them.

Between April 2015 and January this year there were 468 ‘black breaches’ – incidents where ambulance staff had to wait an hour or more to drop off their patients at the hospital.

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Royal Oldham Hospital - concerns over A & E delays
Royal Oldham Hospital - concerns over A & E delays

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Local News:

Huddersfield chess team will play their final match of the season in the Woodhouse Cup, Premiership of Yorkshire chess on Saturday, April 23, at Lindley Liberal Club when they take on Alwoodley.


Huddersfield have finished a very creditable sixth and will be looking to finish on a high against relegation-threatened Alwoodley.

Travel:

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

Local News:

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s district commander has set out his priorities for Kirklees over the next year.


Group Manager Andrew Farrell wants to work closely with partners in the district to reduce the risk of fire and road traffic collisions.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Further goals include carrying out focused prevention work in high risk areas of Dewsbury and Huddersfield, and ensuring fire crews are suitably trained to deal with risks in Kirklees.


Mr Farrell said: “The Kirklees district team will continue to build on the successful partnerships achieved so far. We intend to do this by further developing the friendship and partnership arrangements with local dementia support groups and we hope to work more closely with Kirklees Children’s Services.


“We are currently planning a series of exercises in rural areas to test our arrangements for dealing with moorland fires.”


The full Kirklees District Action Plan is available for the public to view at http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/your-area/

Local News:

Serving women prisoners were given leave to attend a conference at the University of Huddersfield and when they spoke about the effects of separation from their children it led to a change in hearts and minds among social workers in the audience, according to the lecturer who organised the event.


The university plays an important global role in the development of new attitudes and policies that seek to ensure the survival of close family ties, including contact with children, when a parent is imprisoned.