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M62 traffic

We’re getting reports of traffic problems on the M62. More as we get it.

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Shocking. When will people start thinking about the damage this is doing to our environment?

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Local news

Golcar is one of the latest places in Huddersfield to get a defibrillator.

The life-saving device has been donated to the Duck and Spoon restaurant by the Colne Valley Lions.

The Examiner has created a map to show you where your nearest defibrillator is in case of an emergency.

To see it and read the full story click here.

Duck and Spoon restaurant Golcar, home of new community defibrillator. David Ruscoe of Colne Valley Lions (left) with Chris Townend - Restaurant proprietor.
Duck and Spoon restaurant Golcar, home of new community defibrillator. David Ruscoe of Colne Valley Lions (left) with Chris Townend - Restaurant proprietor.

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Something to pop along to later for any local Royal fans.

Crime

Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported altercation involving a number of males in the Deighton area of Huddersfield on Tuesday (19 April).

Officers attended a report of a disturbance in the street in Riddings Road, which is alleged to have taken place between 6pm and 7pm. It is reported that four males were involved; however there was no-one present on arrival of the police.

Detective Inspector Mark Colman, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone else who was in the Riddings Road area around this time who has either seen or heard anything that could be connected to this reported altercation.

“Anyone with information that could help our ongoing enquiries is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101. Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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News

Police stopped a grey Vauxhall Insignia shortly after 6.40pm yesterday on Bradford Road, Batley.

A 25-year-old Huddersfield man in the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug, possession of a prohibited weapon and a public order offence in Brighouse in November, 2015.

He remains in custody at this time.

News

Firefighters tackled a blaze on a car transporter on the M62.

The blaze broke out in a vehicle on top of the transporter at around 6.40pm.

The lorry stopped on the westbound carriageway of the M62, next to junction 25 at Brighouse.

More here...

Car transporter on fire on M62, near Brighouse.
Car transporter on fire on M62, near Brighouse. (Image: Alex Thwaite)

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A shocking new study has revealed the scale of the obesity problem in Kirklees.

Obesity-related admissions to Kirklees’ already-stretched hospital services soared by more than half in just a year.

The survey revealed that more than 3,500 people in Huddersfield and Dewsbury visited hospital with matters concerning their weight in the period between 2014 and 2015.

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Local News:

West Yorkshire has seen crime rise by a quarter in a year.


The number of recorded crimes in the area was 25.6% higher in 2015 than in 2014, according to the latest crime figures from the Office for National Statistics, with 192,505 crimes, excluding fraud recorded in 2015.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

The area saw public order offences rise 88%, violence against the person up by three-quarters (77%), the biggest year-on-year rise in England and Wales, with violence with injury up 48%, and sexual offences up 57%, while cases of criminal damage and arson were up by a fifth in a year.


West Yorkshire has the highest rate of burglaries per head in England and Wales, 11.1 per 1,000 people.
There was an 11% rise in homicides (up 56 to 573 offences) across England and Wales in 2015 compared to the year before.

Local News:

April 23 is a big day for books, not only is it UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and Shakespeare’s birthday, it is also the 400th anniversary of his death.


To mark the occasion 187,500 copies of 15 specially printed World Book Night titles will be given out by a network of volunteer reading enthusiasts and institutions around the UK.

Pop-Up Shakespeare
Pop-Up Shakespeare

The aim is to reach the 36% of the population who don’t read for pleasure. Since it began in 2011, World Book Night has created an extraordinary group of 56,000 volunteers, giving books away to over 2.25 million people.


A number of passionate book lovers from Kirklees, have successfully applied to be World Book Night volunteers this year, having chosen one or more of the 15 World Book Night 2015 titles to share with people in their community who don’t normally read for pleasure or own books through an event at libraries across the district




Travel:

Advance Warning - Temporary traffic lights and water main work on A640 Westbourne Road near Reed Street. Expect delays.
From 8 to 9 May.

Travel:

Traffic returned to normal on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road/B6112 Stainland Road.

National News:

Footballer Ched Evans has had his conviction for rape quashed at the Court of Appeal in London, but will face a new trial.

Ched Evans
Ched Evans

He was jailed in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old at Premier Inn near Rhyl, Denbighshire.


The former Sheffield United player was released from jail in October 2014 after serving half of his five-year term.


The 27-year-old has always denied raping the woman.

Local News:

Firefighters are limbering up for this year’s London Marathon! Watch Commander Darrell Hird and Firefighter Holly Stuart will be completing the 26.2 mile run this Sunday.


Holly, who works in the Control Room at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, is raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

WC Hird is running in aid a small charity called The Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society (MACS) which raises money for children born either blind or with sight defects. Darrell, 48, works in a pool of firefighters who move around stations where required.


He said: “I represented MACS two years ago in 2014 doing my first ever marathon in London and raised over £1,500. “I completed the course in three and a half hours and this year I am hoping to run in under three and a quarter hours.”


Holly, 22, is hoping to raise £750 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Local News:

John Smith’s Stadium on Leeds Road will be playing host to Huddersfield’s second sponsored sleep out tonight in aid of homeless charity Simon on the Streets.


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


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

National news:

Charity Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission are urging voters not to stand for electoral fraud in the lead up to the elections on Thursday 5 May.



The campaign, which launches today, aims to educate the public about the signs of fraud, and to encourage them to report anything that may be an offence.



Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission have provided Returning Officers across West Yorkshire with posters for polling stations across the region.



And from today posts detailing the different types of fraud and how to report it will also be promoted on Facebook and Twitter.



The campaign comes as a recent report from the Electoral Commission revealed there were 481 cases of alleged electoral fraud recorded by the police in the UK last year.


Travel:

Traffic easing on A644 Eastbound between M62 J25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

Travel:

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

Rugby:

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round draw has just taken place live on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Examiner Rugby League reporter Chris Roberts
Examiner Rugby League reporter Chris Roberts

Huddersfield Giants have been drawn at home to Leeds Rhinos. Ties to be played May 6-8.



Local News:

Almondbury Library needs more volunteers to help run it and get involved with events. They are a friendly bunch and there are lots of things you can do.


If you are interested please phone Helen Megoran on 01484 429632.

Local News:

Almondbury Library Friends Association’s (ALFA) Wine and Cheese Fantasia on Wednesday, 11 May in Almondbury Library, Stocks Walk, Almondbury at 7pm.


Majestic wines will be talking about different wines and there will be tastings, lots of cheese, a raffle and quiz.


Tickets from library priced £7. Lots of fun promised so come along and support the library.