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Travel

Traffic lights not working on B6113 Rochdale Road at B6112 Stainland Road, Elland. Approach with care.
Near West Vale Primary School.

Disgusting doesn't come close...

The far-right British National Party (BNP) has posted leaflets around Dewsbury criticising Jo Cox for “helping Muslims”.

Former BNP member Jack Buckby is to contest the by-election in the Batley and Spen constituency Mrs Cox represented, despite commitments from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Ukip not to field a candidate.

Dewsbury MP, Paul Sherriff has highlighted the “horrendous” leaflets in the Commons during a debate about hate crime.

More here...

News

A cabbie has been jailed - after driving to Manchester Airport while FIVE times over the booze limit.

Gurpraat Johal, 38, of Denby Dale, was locked up for 12 weeks after his lawyer told Manchester magistrates that he had been drinking a bottle of whisky a day for the past three years.

But it did not stop him driving along busy motorways to pick up the party of women.

More here...

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News

The far-right British National Party (BNP) has posted leaflets to people living near where Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox was killed, accusing her of taking “misguided action” by “helping Muslims”, the Commons has heard.
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff said the “horrendous” leaflets, which had gone to her constituents, said Mrs Cox was wrong to help people who may go on to join Islamic State, also known as Isis.

Former BNP member Jack Buckby is to contest the by-election in the Batley and Spen constituency Mrs Cox represented, despite commitments from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Ukip not to field a candidate.

M62

A bit more on the problem at Hartshead Services. The Eastbound slip road into the services closed due to accident after a lorry left the road and crashed into some trees.

News

Huddersfield bus station travel centre will open late on Thursday. Details here.


M62

There’s a bit of a problem on the M62 eastbound due to a collision on the slip road at Hartshead Moor services. This picture from the Highways Agency cameras may be a clue. The agency says a lane has had to be closed but normal traffic levels should return in an hour or two.


M62 incident
M62 incident

News

Police are trying to trace a missing man from Huddersfield. Polish born Sebastian Michalak, 31, hasn’t been seen for two weeks. Have a look at this police statement and see if you can help find him.


HTAFC

The season hasn’t even started and already fans are having to alter their diaries. Here’s a list of Town’s fixture changes.

What's on

Traffic

There’s very slow traffic on the M606 due to an earlier accident if you’re heading to Bradford. All lanes were re-opened at 1pm but still very slow.

Local news

Court

A cabbie has been jailed - after driving to Manchester Airport while FIVE times over the booze limit.

Gurpraat Johal, 38, of Denby Dale, was locked up for 12 weeks after his lawyer told Manchester magistrates that he had been drinking a bottle of whisky a day for the past three years.

Read the full story here.

Manchester Airport Terminal 3
Manchester Airport Terminal 3

Local news

DASH is a brilliant cause that is helping incredibly vulnerable people in Huddersfield find their feet. Please do read Chloe’s piece:

What you said

A lot of you have been reacting to our front page story today over anger on the Christian cross being removed from a Church of England’s school logo.

Here are some of your responses on social media:

Farhat Fayyaz said: “My kids bring a palm cross home on Easter Sunday and I’ve always respected it and even though it’s non symbolic in my home, it is very symbolic in my neighbours home, so instead of throwing it out we always give it him.

I don’t see what the problem is.?.”

James Houghton said: “Good, schools are meant to be a place of learning, not religious endorsement.”

Oak Primary School logos
Oak Primary School logos

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That’s all on the blog from me. Susie will be with you shortly.

News

Police in West Yorkshire have praised fans across the county after domestic abuse incidents have fallen since the start of the Euro 2016 tournament.

It follows the launch of a campaign at the start of the tournament with an aim to tackle violent behaviour after an increase in domestic abuse incidents during major sporting events.

After England’s shock defeat against Iceland on Monday night, call handlers at West Yorkshire Police’s Customer Contact Centre took a total of 4,686 calls on the night.

Out of those calls, there were 41 domestic related incidents between 7pm and 2am which was an 18 per cent drop from the previous Monday.

Rugby

Mirfield Stags have parted company with head coach Richard Silverwood after he opted to stand down from his position with immediate effect.


Richard Silverwood in his coaching role with Mirfield Stags, which he has now left
Richard Silverwood in his coaching role with Mirfield Stags, which he has now left


The news comes in the wake of Silverwood – rugby league’s longest-serving full-time referee – being suspended after becoming the subject of an RFL internal investigation. The full story is here.

News

Another £3m could be pumped into an action plan to ease floods misery in Calderdale.


Elland Bridge preparation for the service bridge to be lifted in to place. A giant crane lifts some of the marooned canal boats, which were washed ashore during the floods.
Elland Bridge preparation for the service bridge to be lifted in to place. A giant crane lifts some of the marooned canal boats, which were washed ashore during the floods.


Councillors will mark the six-month anniversary of the devastating Boxing Day floods by announcing plans for a further cash boost to the recovery and resilience programme.

When the Cabinet meets on Monday, councillors will consider the detailed deployment of the £3m fund. There is more here.

News

A badger sett in Kirklees has been repeatedly driven over and sprayed with what appears to be weed killer.

Police say “concerted efforts” have been made to damage the large sett, which is still being used by badgers.


The badger sett
The badger sett


Officers from Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team went to the site with members of Kirklees Badger Protection Group after being made aware of the damage.

They said: “The sett was huge and was still in use, despite concerted efforts to damage it by purposely driving over it, and spraying it with what appears to be weed killer.

“Badgers are not popular with some people but they are a protected species, and it is an offence to damage their setts or kill them. Please leave them alone.”

The exact location of the sett is not being revealed, to protect the badgers.

Football

A total of 10,500 tickets have already been sold for Huddersfield Town’s plum pre-season friendly against Liverpool.


Logo for the Shankly Trophy with Town's David Wagner and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp


The Shankly Trophy clash pits David Wagner against close friend Jurgen Klopp at the John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday, July 20 (7.45). There is more here.

News

Lots of reaction to our story that a Christian school has removed the cross from its logo just two months after opening, sparking anger among parents.


Oak Primary School logos
Oak Primary School logos


The religious symbol has been quietly taken off the badge of Oak CE Primary School in Crosland Moor, which only opened on May 3. The full story is here.

News

Arsonists have struck again at the old Kirklees College building in Huddersfield.

Firefighters were called to the building in Portland Street on Tuesday night and found paper had been deliberately set alight in one of the rooms.

The fire was quickly brought under control but fire officers say it could have been much worse had the blaze spread.

It is the latest in a series of arson attacks at the old college, which is due to be demolished.

Last week two rooms on the ground floor of the three-storey building were gutted in a more serious blaze, and firefighters had to battle to stop the fire spreading.

News

West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section has named its new police horse Stanley.


Stanley: A good solid Yorkshire name for a good solid Yorkshire horse?
Stanley (Image: @WestYorkshirePolice/Twitter)


A competition was launched to name the four-year-old gelding who arrived in West Yorkshire in May, and joins the Force from a breeder in the Fells.

Over 1,000 people submitted West Yorkshire themed names, before five were selected for the final poll.

Just over 1,100 people voted in the poll to give the new horse the name Stanley.

News

Two men were treated by paramedics after using a garden hose to tackle a fire at a house in Huddersfield.

The homeowner and a neighbour had been out and returned to the house in Mill View, Milnsbridge, to find it full of smoke.


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


The fire had broken out in a bedroom and the two men called the fire brigade before grabbing a hose and trying to put it out.

Two fire officers wearing breathing apparatus then took over and the blaze was quickly brought under control.

The two men were treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation but did not need hospital treatment.

Fire officers said the men had done a “decent job” in fighting the fire with the garden hose, but urged people to be cautious, as the incident had left both men needing medical treatment.

The cause of the fire, discovered at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, is being investigated but it is thought it may have started as a result of electrical appliances being left plugged in and switched on.

Traffic

There are problems if you’re heading towards Huddersfield from Manchester on the M62.

Two lanes are closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down lorry eastbound between junction 21 (Milnrow) and junction 22 (Rishworth Moor).



Lanes one and two are closed as the lorry has broken down with its brakes locked on. Emergency services are with the lorry and recovery is now on scene.

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It's Wednesday

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