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Traffic easing, earlier incident on M62 Eastbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley). No recent updates.



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News

Your guide to the key battles in Kirklees Council elections .

A number of new faces will be joined by recently-deposed councillors trying to win back voters at the ballot box.

Five Labour councillors are standing down across Kirklees, meaning the party had to field five new candidates.

Veteran Huddersfield councillors, Molly Walton and Ken Smith, are both retiring while three from North Kirklees, Hanif Mayet, Abdul Patel and Simon Alvy, all decided to call it a day.

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TV

TV drama Jericho, which was filmed in Huddersfield, will not be running a second series after poor ratings, it has been announced.

It is believed executives were disappointed with the ratings attracted by the ITV series, which was watched by 3.3m viewers at its peak.

Read the full story here.

JESSICA RAINE as Annie and HANS MATHESON as Johnny.
JESSICA RAINE as Annie and HANS MATHESON as Johnny.

Local news

Named and shamed: Nursing homes in Kirklees are among the worst in the country for standards of care, according to a report from the CQC.

The care watchdogs made the claim after analysing data from recent inspections of local homes.

Read the full story here.

Ashleigh Care Home, Stile Common Road, Newsome
Ashleigh Care Home, Stile Common Road, Newsome

Local news

The Newsome bowling green row blazes on this week.

Bowling club members are now calling for a wealthy benefactor to buy the land from liquidators so they can continue to play.

The dispute has been going on since late last year when the current lease holder Stuart Smith began to deny access to the green.

Read the full story here.

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

Crime

A woman was robbed and left injured after walking in the Oakwell Hall Country Park estate, Birstall.

The 26-year-old victim was approached by three men while out on Friday, who robbed her mobile phone and cash and punched her in the face, leaving her with injuries to the jaw.

The suspects are all described as white males, wearing tracksuits, hoodies and baseball caps. One of the males is described as having a short, scruffy beard.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Oakwell Hall Country Park during this time period who either witnessed the incident itself or saw three males matching the descriptions given.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1641 Topham at Kirklees CID via 101.

Local news

Local news

An elderly couple were rescued in an afternoon drama up on Holme Moss yesterday.

Police released dramatic pictures of the helicopter rescue after a man fell and is thought to have broken his ankle.

Read the full story here.

Officers get ready to transport the man in Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hospital
Officers get ready to transport the man in Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hospital

What's on

Chol Theatre group, based at the Lawrence Batley, are appealing to people across Huddersfield to tell them their life stories. Happy, silly or sad, they want to feature them for their upcoming project HD100. Read more about the production here.

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Local News:

As part of Kirkheaton’s weekend of events to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday in June there will be a garden trail around the village, Saturday 11 June, from 11am-5pm.

Queen Elizabeth's visits to Huddersfield
Queen Elizabeth's visits to Huddersfield

The organisers are looking for people who are prepared to open their gardens for the benefit of the local community. Phone: 01484 531449

Travel:

M62 Eastbound clear between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Travel:

Cleared: A641 Huddersfield Road outbound clear at Bethel Street/Bradford Road.

Local News:

Radcliffe Arms in Almondbury will reopen on Friday, 15 April, from 7pm following a refurbishment by Marstons.

Local News:

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old girl was attacked at Greenhead Park.


The incident happened on 7 April between 6.30pm and 6.45pm where the teenager was approached by a man who attacked her hitting her in the face in a hammering motion with a silver object (possibly a knife) several times.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

The teenager was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.


The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid to late 20s, 5ft 9ins, slim build and a shaved head. He spoke with an American accent and was wearing a black t-shirt, burgundy scarf, baggy light blue jeans and black Nike TN trainers.


DC Andy Clayton of Huddersfield CID, said: “We are appealing to the public for any information about the suspect who attacked this young woman in Greenhead Park. Thankfully she sustained minor injuries, but was extremely distressed by the incident.


“Anyone with any information, or saw anyone of this description in the area, is asked to contact myself via 101 quoting reference 13160149379 or alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Travel:

Traffic returned to normal, earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J18 M60/M66 (Simister Island) and J19 A6046 (Heywood).

Local News:

The Revd Richard Steel, Rector of Kirkheaton, is to leave his position shortly. He has been appointed Mission Team Leader for the diocese of Lincoln and will begin his new role at the beginning of July.

Richard Steel, rector of Kirkheaton Parish Church.
Richard Steel, rector of Kirkheaton Parish Church.

He will be the lead officer responsible for supporting the design of and delivering strategy for church growth and evangelism, under the direction of the Bishops of Lincoln and Grimsby.



“The diocese of Lincoln has recognised that it faces significant challenges in growing its churches and preaching the Gospel afresh in this generation and this place,” says Rev Steel. “It is a large and diverse county with deeply rural areas, market towns, large villages and areas of dense urban population. They feel that my experience in Huddersfield and in previous posts fits, and my background in management and communications is what they need at the moment.”



“My main tasks will be to assist the Bishops in the planning and design of a church growth and evangelism plan, and to lead and manage a team to provide the resources people in the parishes need. I will be based in Lincoln itself but aim to be out and about around Lincolnshire as much as possible.”



“I am very excited about this new role and feel it fits with the experience I have gained here,” he says, “but it won’t be easy to leave as we have enjoyed our time here so much.”



During his 11 years in the parish Mr Steel has led the church through a major redevelopment programme for the church buildings at Kirkheaton and worked with the people of the churches (St John’s Kirkheaton and St Bartholomew’s Grange Moor) and a series of colleagues to develop new activities and ways of reaching out into the communities of Kirkheaton, Grange Moor and Dalton.

Travel:

Queueing traffic on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

Travel:

Very slow traffic on M62 Eastbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top).