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Local News:

Police in Kirklees are appealing for witnesses following a collision on Healey Lane, yesterday evening (Sunday 17 April).


The incident has occurred around 7.05pm, when a red Ford Fiesta and blue Peugeot 108 collided. It is believed that a third vehicle, thought to be a 4x4 type of vehicle made off from the scene.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

It is believed that the Ford Fiesta may have been pursued by the 4x4 from Heckmondwike Town Centre. Following the collision, it is believed this vehicle made off down Healey Lane towards Batley.


The driver of the Ford Fiesta, an 18-year-old man received serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.


The driver of the Peugeot, an 34-year-old man, was rescued from the vehicle by West Yorkshire Fire Service and received serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.


The passengers in the Ford Fiesta, two 18-year old men, were also injured. All four persons were taken to Leeds General Infirmary.


PC 4892 Sean Hepworth said; “I am appealing to anyone who was in Heckmondwike Town Centre on Sunday evening and may have seen the red Ford Fiesta and a 4x4 type vehicle.


“I would also appeal to anyone who was near to, or on Healey Lane and may have seen any of the vehicles prior to the incident, or indeed witnessed the collision itself to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what took place.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team (W) via 101.

Local News:

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

Chess board
Chess board

Huddersfield are joint sixth in the league with Hull while Alwoodley may need to win to avoid relegation.


York B and Harrogate are also mired in relegation difficulties while Bradford Central have already been relegated.



Travel:

Very slow traffic on A644 Brighouse Road in both directions at A647 Sand Beds. In the roadworks area. Affecting traffic between Mountain and Shelf.

Local News

One of the area’s oldest pubs, The Sun Inn is over 200 years old and has a new owner, Steve Gorman, who owns three pubs in Bradford, The Royal at Low Moor, The Station at Manchester Road and Clayton Lane WMC.


He also owns Fosters Plumbing merchants in Bradford.


The pub has a fascinating history with its own well which in the latter part of the 20th century, someone scuba dived into.


And it has a rather grisly background too. In 1901 an inquest found that a former landlord, Fred Firth, apparently took his own life by cutting his throat with a hay scythe.


In addition it is said that it at one time operated as a gaol with prisoners marched across onto some spare land nearby to be hanged.

Local News:

Pam Kaur will be leaving Kirkheaton library on April 25. Pam has worked there for the last three years with the volunteers to ensure the library remains in the village.


Her enthusiasm and welcoming approach has greatly enhanced the number of people visiting the library at a time when other local libraries have seen a decline in visitors.


Pam said: “It is with a sad but proud heart I announce the end of my Library time at Kirkheaton. If someone had told me three years ago I would be at Kirkheaton Library and it would bring me more joy than I could imagine I wouldn’t have believed them.


“Its been magical working with volunteers, welcoming the lovely children and seeing all the customers coming in and helping to raise our targets. Thank you for the banter, the laughs.”

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Crime

News

The most read story on our website at the moment is the horrific crash in Batley on Sunday night.


Four people were injured - two seriously - in the incident involving two cars in Healey Lane.


The smash left the road closed for several hours while emergency crews battled to rescue the victims.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/four-hurt-horror-crash-batley-11200837



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Local news

Disgruntled residents in Meltham are objecting to plans for three-storey homes built on rural land backing their property.

Neighbours on Lower Sunny Bank Court say the proposed site on Mill Moor Road will create pollution and add to local traffic.

Read the full story here.

Jolyon Allday of Lower Sunny Bank Court, Meltham, opposing development of land next to his apartment.
Jolyon Allday of Lower Sunny Bank Court, Meltham, opposing development of land next to his apartment.

What's on

Wondering how to entertain the kids this weekend? To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Huddersfield Children’s Library and Marsden Library will screening short animated versions of his most well-known plays.

The animations have been created by award-winning Fettle Animation.

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TRAVEL

Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A58 Rochdale Road Eastbound between A646 Burnley Road / King Cross Road and A629 Ovenden Road (Orange Street Roundabout).

NEWS

Do you know that it’s Marsden Cuckoo Festival this Saturday?

Find out more about the well-loved, quirky event here

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News

The spate of Huddersfield dog poisonings has claimed its fourth victim.


Douglas the pug, tragically killed
Douglas the pug, tragically killed


Four-year-old pug Douglas died from poisoning after walking in Mirfield’s Quarryfields. You can see more here.

News

West Yorkshire Police is urging homeowners to protect their homes and not to be caught out by opportunistic thieves.



About 30% of burglaries happen when opportunistic thieves walk in through an unlocked front door and 26% through unlocked or open windows.

The police campaign highlights the tactics that burglars use and reminds people of the simple steps we can all take to improve our home security and deter burglars from targeting our homes.

News

Drivers using the controversial M62 smart motorway are saving up to 30 minutes each week on journey times – despite a rise in the number of people using the route.


Drivers using the M62 smart motorway are saving up to 30 minutes each week as the number of people using the road increases, according to Highways England
Drivers using the M62 smart motorway are saving up to 30 minutes each week as the number of people using the road increases, according to Highways England


Highways England claimed the £316m scheme, which operates between Brighouse and Rothwell and was completed in 2013, was succeeding in its aim of delivering better journeys for motorists in the busiest periods. You can see more here.

Football

Voting is now open for the Hargreaves Memorial Huddersfield Town Player of the Year 2015/16.

We have joined forces with the club to set up a vote, which is open from now and will run until Friday 22 April, so you can decide which player is the most deserving this season. You can see more here.

News

With fire crews still at the scene of a blaze at Earlsheaton last night, some bus services have been slightly changed.



The blaze, in a derelict mill off Wakefield Road, is now out but firefighters are still damping down.

Traffic

Hopefully things will soon be getting back to normal on the M62.

The accident which left two lanes closed westbound between junction 19 (Heywood) and junction 18 has now been cleared and all lanes have been reopened.

It had caused severe delays with congestion stretching back beyond junction 22 (Rishworth).

But traffic is now said to be easing.

News

Today is the day you can tell health chiefs face-to-face just what you think of their plans for the biggest shake-up of local NHS services in 60 years.


Save HRI A&E campaigner Karl Deitch, St. George's Square, Huddersfield.
Save HRI A&E campaigner Karl Deitch, St. George's Square, Huddersfield.


And whatever you think about Right Care Right Time Right Place you need to get down toJohn Smith’s Stadium for 6pm and let your voice be heard. You can see more here.

Traffic

There are still severe delays for anyone heading west towards Manchester on the M62.

The earlier crash, which involved several vehicles, led to two lanes being closed between junction 19 (Heywood) and junction 18.

Traffic quickly built up with congestion stretching back beyond junction 22 (Rishworth).



Delays are currently estimated at about 50 minutes.

Traffic

More problems on the M62, this time heading east.

There is congestion around junction 29 before the M1 southbound exit.



And there are still severe delays heading west following the accident between junction 19 (Heywood) and junction 18 which left two lanes closed.

News

Fire crews had to tackle another blaze at a derelict property in Dewsbury last night.

Four appliances and an aerial ladder platform were used to tackle the fire at the property off Wakefield Road.

A large part of the building was severely damaged and fire crews are still at the scene damping down this morning.

It follows a caravan fire next to the building on Saturday night, and in recent years there have been a number of fires at the site.

A man had been living in part of the property but fire officers say he moved out some time ago.

No-one was injured. The cause of the blaze is being treated as suspicious.