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News

The Tour de Yorkshire may not be coming through Huddersfield this year but we do have a rider competing in it. Gabz Cullaigh is a GB U23 prospect and he is hoping to perform well on the region’s roads.



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Breaking

Reports are coming in that South Yorkshire Police’s chief constable David Crompton has been suspended over his response to Hillsborough inquest verdicts. I will update when more is known.

Weather

The crazy weather continues in Kirklees today with a ten minute long snow shower here in north Huddersfield. Did you get hit? The weather is set to be cold enough tonight to warrant a grit by our pals at the council.

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Traffic latest

Tailbacks are building on the M62 following the closure of lane three eastbound due to a broken down car at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor. Drivers report congestion to J21 A640 (Milnrow)

Traffic news

Traffic is reported to be very slow with the closure of one lane due to a broken down car on the M62 Eastbound at J22 (Rishworth Moor).

Traffic is also slower and traffic heavier than normal on the A628 Woodhead Pass in both directions between B6105 (Glossop Turn Off) and A6024 (Holmfirth Turn Off).


Gritting teams at the ready

Kirklees highways is planning to carry out a full grit at 5am tomorrow as overnight temperatures are set to plummet

Batley death appeal

Police are appealing for anyone who saw a man who is believed to have collapsed on Bradford Road, Batley on Tuesday 26 April.

The 47-year-old local man is thought to have had a medical episode and was found at just before 5pm. He was pronounced dead a short time later.


police tape stock
police tape stock


Officers are appealing for any witnesses to see how the man came to be on the pavement. A number of people are thought to have given medical assistance prior to the ambulance arriving. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1054 of Tuesday 26 April.

Traffic news

Slow traffic on A629 Calderdale Way Northbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road at Elland

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Local news

The TV company filming in Marsden this week had to bring their own...RAIN machines! Aren’t the hailstorms and snow pellets good enough?


It's raining, it's pouring but not for real - for a change
It's raining, it's pouring but not for real - for a change


The centre of Marsden has been turned into a TV set for the forthcoming BBC One crime thriller In The Dark.

Looking forward to seeing this. Will it be better than the ill-fated Jericho? I hope so.


Football

Should be interesting to read former Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark’s autobiography, which he promises will be “explosive.”

I think it’ll be worth a read certainly but “explosive”? Maybe if he’d retired from football he might spill the beans but not while he still has hopes of managing at the top level (apologies to Kilmarnock).


Lee Clark - explosive?
Lee Clark - explosive?


He says of his book: “I wanted it to be explosive and fun. I think we’ve achieved that.”

It’s out in October just in time for the Christmas market. I think his PR machine might be getting a bit carried away but the proof of the pudding will be in the reading...


Local news

Junior doctors are manning picket lines on the second day of their historic all-out strike.

Our health reporter Dave Himelfield has been on the picket line at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.




Local news

I’ve tagged this as ‘local news’ but it’s a story that’s gone around the world.

Two tiny black and white kittens had their white bits ‘coloured in’ by cruel yobs in Bradford.


Rescued 'coloured in' kittens Smurf and Shrek on the way to recovery at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens.
Rescued 'coloured in' kittens Smurf and Shrek on the way to recovery at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens.


Smurf and Shrek, as they have been called, were coloured in blue and green with ‘permanent’ marker pens.

They were taken to a rescue centre where they have been repeatedly bathed in surgical spirit and a special scrub and the ink, fortunately, hasn’t proved ‘permanent.’


Volunteers at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens were shocked when police brought in two black and white kittens whose white bits had been 'coloured in' with permanent marker pen. They were nicknamed Smurf and Shrek.
Volunteers at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens were shocked when police brought in two black and white kittens whose white bits had been 'coloured in' with permanent marker pen. They were nicknamed Smurf and Shrek.


The two kittens seem none the worse for their ordeal which is great news.



Have a watch of the video of the kittens having a bath. I guarantee you will go: “Aaawwwww!” out loud. Try it.


Local news

Well done to catering staff and students at Castle Hall Academy in Mirfield who were raising money for Help for Heroes with a Bake for Heroes bun sale this morning.

Looks very patriotic and very delicious and hope they raised a tasty sum for a good cause.



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News

Junior doctors in Huddersfield today walked out for a second day of all-out strike action. And they did so in musical style!


Picket line at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on the second day of the junior doctors' strike.
Picket line at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on the second day of the junior doctors' strike.


Patients and visitors arriving at the Royal Infirmary in Acre Street, Lindley, were greeted by a rousing chorus of “We support the junior doctors...” to an accordion accompaniment. You can see more here.

Traffic

It all seems to have returned to normal on the roads following problems caused by the accident on the M62 this morning.

All lanes are now open and traffic is easing after the incident eastbound between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and 27 (Gildersome) which led to two lanes being closed and saw huge queues stretching back beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

And traffic is easing on the A644 between the M62 junction 25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road, which many drivers had used to try to avoid the problems on the motorway.

Football

Wolfsburg goalkeeper Max Grun is the latest name from German football to be linked with a move to Huddersfield Town.

It’s no secret the club are seeking to bolster the position - with two stoppers set to arrive this summer.

Jed Steer will return to Aston Villa after the conclusion of his loan, while Joe Murphy is out for up to six months, leaving David Wagner short in the goalkeeping department.


Jed Steer
Jed Steer


With two of Town’s summer acquisitions already confirmed as coming from Germany, Chris Loewe and Michael Hefele, it’s no surprise to see speculation surrounding another name from the country in a position of need. You can see more here.

News

Two tiny kittens have been nicknamed Smurf and Shrek after cruel yobs ‘coloured in’ their white faces with permanent marker pens.


Volunteers at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens were shocked when police brought in two black and white kittens whose white bits had been 'coloured in' with permanent marker pen. They were nicknamed Smurf and Shrek.
Volunteers at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue Kittens were shocked when police brought in two black and white kittens whose white bits had been 'coloured in' with permanent marker pen. They were nicknamed Smurf and Shrek.


Volunteers at a kitten rescue charity were left shocked when police turned up with the four-week-old black and white kittens. There is more on this here.

News

All she ever wanted to be was a good wife. But new bride Sanam Parvez was subjected to violence from day one of her marriage, a court heard.


Broomer Street in Dewsbury
Broomer Street in Dewsbury


She was threatened with a knife, kicked and punched in her head and had a laptop lead wrapped around her neck so that she struggled to breathe.

Her husband Jabran Khan said that their marriage had been arranged and he never loved her. You can see more here.

Traffic

The traffic is returning to normal on the M62 following the accident heading east this morning.

But there are still problems elsewhere, after many drivers tried to find alternative routes to avoid the congestion.

The A644 eastbound from Brighouse between the M62 junction 25 and the A62 Cooper Bridge Road is still very busy.

And we’ve had reports of very heavy traffic in East Street, Huddersfield.


Traffic

The vehicles have been recovered following the earlier crash on the M62 eastbound.



The accident, involving two cars and a lorry, happened between junctions 26 (Chain Bar) and 27 (Gildersome).

It left two lanes blocked which quickly caused huge queues to build up, beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

There are still delays, but with all lanes now reopen traffic should start to return to normal.

Traffic

Still long delays on the M62 as recovery work takes place following the earlier accident.



With queues stretching back beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top) many drivers have looked for alternative routes and this has caused problems elsewhere.

The A644 eastbound from Brighouse between the M62 junction 25 and the A62 Cooper Bridge Road is still very busy.

Traffic

Happily, the two lanes on the M62 eastbound have now been reopened following an accident involving two cars and a lorry.

The accident, between junctions 26 (Chain Bar) and 27 (Gildersome) had led to two lanes being closed, and huge queues quickly built up stretching beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).



There is still congestion but hopefully things will soon start to ease.

Traffic

Still major problems on the M62 eastbound after an accident involving two cars and a lorry.


Traffic on the M62 eastbound
Traffic on the M62 eastbound


It happened between junctions 26 (Chain Bar) and 27 (Gildersome) and queues are stretching back beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

It has led to problems in other areas with drivers trying to find different routes to avoid the congestion.

Traffic

There are delays elsewhere on the roads with very slow traffic from Brighouse on the A644 eastbound between the M62 junction 25 (Brighouse) and the A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

Part of the problem has been caused by traffic trying to avoid the congestion on the M62 eastbound.

There is also slow traffic in Elland on the A629 Calderdale Way northbound between the A6025 Halifax Road and the A6026 Wakefield Road.

Traffic

Queues on the M62 following the accident on the eastbound carriageway are now stretching back beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

The accident, involving two cars and a lorry, happened between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and junction 27 (Gildersome) and left lanes three and four blocked.



Highways England says there are delays of up to an hour, and it doesn’t expect the carriageway to be cleared, and traffic to return to normal, until at least 9am.

Traffic

Still big problems on the M62 following the accident involving two cars and a lorry.



It happened eastbound between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and 27 (Gildersome). Lanes three and four are blocked, and queues are now stretching back way beyond junction 25 (Brighouse).

There are also reports of delays heading west, with many drivers slowing to look at the accident.