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After school traffic update

  • Slow traffic in both directions on A58 Halifax Road and A644 Brighouse Road.
  • Slow traffic also on A644 Huddersfield Road in both directions at Queen Street/Calder Road. Congestion goes to Ravenshouse Road and to Church Lane.

Manchester Airport named UK’s best

Manchester Airport was named the UK’s best airport at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards last night.

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport (Image: Hufton & Crow)

The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade.

Traffic slow on Huddersfield Road

There are long delays on A629 Huddersfield Road in both directions around A646 Dryclough Lane/Haigh Lane.

Congestion is now to Elland Riorges Link/Lowfields Way and to Shaw Hill/Free School Lane.

Lane reopened on M62 eastbound

As predicted, normal traffic conditions have returned.

Drivers reported for using the M62's hard shoulder

Oh dear...

Lane closed on M62 eastbound

One lane closed due to incident on M62 eastbound at junction 24 for Ainley Top.

It is unclear why the lane has been closed. Highways England are on the scene.

Normal traffic conditions are not expected until after 2pm.

Police recruitment roadshow in St George's Square

The event’s happening from 10am to 1pm today.

M62 westbound traffic cleared

All lanes are open and traffic has returned to normal on the M62 westbound between junctions 20 and 19.

Police dogs honoured by K9 Memorial charity

A pair of canine crime fighters have become West Yorkshire Police’s first to be honoured by a national charity.

Drugs dog Fern and general purpose dog Kes have been awarded medals by the K9 Memorial charity after finally hanging up their leads to retire with their handler, PC John Leak.

PC John Leak with Kes, a German Shepherd, and Fern, a springer spaniel.
PC John Leak with Kes, a German Shepherd, and Fern, a springer spaniel. (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Both dogs were presented with their medals by West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins in a ceremony at the force’s Carr Gate complex on August 31.

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins and PC John Leak with Fern and Kes.
West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins and PC John Leak with Fern and Kes. (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Fern, a springer spaniel, joined West Yorkshire Police after completing her basic course at Greater Manchester Police in 2009 and worked as a specialist search dog trained to find currency, firearms and narcotics.

Kes, a German Shepherd, was bred by the force and completed her basic training in 2010. She has served as a general purpose police dog and later successfully completed a firearms support course.

Broken down vehicle on M62 westbound

One lane is closed due to a broken down lorry on the M62 westbound between junctions 20 for Rochdale and 19 for Heywood.

Congestion goes back to junction 21 for Milnrow. Delays of around 20 minutes.

Highways England are at the scene.

M62 eastbound traffic cleared

All lanes are open and traffic has returned to normal on the M62 eastbound between junctions 26 and 27.

The broken down vehicle has been removed.

Baby and toddler dead after M62 crash

A baby and a toddler have died after a crash on the M62.

The two-month-old baby boy and a 19-month-old girl were taken to hospital after the collision on Sunday afternoon, but tragically were pronounced dead yesterday.

The accident between J33 (Ferrybridge) and J34 (Whitley Bridge)
The accident between J33 (Ferrybridge) and J34 (Whitley Bridge) (Image: Cameron Stockwell)

The Honda Jazz belonging to the young family, who are believed to be from Batley, had left the westbound carriageway near junction 34 at around 3.30pm.

The children’s mother, who is in her 20s and was a passenger, was also taken to hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

The father, a man in his 20s who is believed to have been the driver, was treated for minor injuries.

Ambulance crews, including the air ambulance, firefighters, officers from Humberside and West Yorkshire Police and Highways England also attended the scene.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for information.

Read more here.

Broken down vehicle on M62 eastbound

One lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M62 eastbound between junctions 26 and 27.

The hard shoulder, which normally runs as a live lane, is closed.

Speaking of motorway trouble...

The smart motorway project on the M60 and M62 has been delayed - which means the much-maligned 50mph limit will be in place on some stretches of road until next summer.

Highways bosses have admitted that the roadworks, originally due for completion in December, will take longer than promised.

M62 junctions 18-20

October 2017: Removal of temporary narrow lanes

December 2017: End of 50mph speed limit, new variable speed limit signs switched on.

Extra lanes converted from hard shoulder due to open in time for the Christmas getaway – ‘increasing capacity on the stretch of motorway between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire by a third’.

M62 congestion still not cleared

The accident on the M60, which is causing congestion on the M62, is cleared but unfortunately traffic on the M62 still hasn’t recovered.

The congestion is between junction 21 for Milnrow and junction 19 for Heywood. Delays of around 15 minutes.

Hunt for Audi driver after head-on hit and run

Police have launched an investigation after an Audi driver crashed head-on into a car carrying a man and a young child.

An Audi crashed head-on into a Skoda Fabia near the M62.
An Audi crashed head-on into a Skoda Fabia near the M62. (Image: Greater Manchester Police)

The female driver, described as blonde, fled the scene on Ripponden Road, which is around a mile before a junction onto the M62.

The man and his son had to be freed from a Skoda Fabia by firefighters, but their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The crash happened last night around 10pm.

An Audi crashed head-on into a Skoda Fabia near the M62.
An Audi crashed head-on into a Skoda Fabia near the M62. (Image: Greater Manchester Police)

Greater Manchester Police posted on Facebook: “Here in almost zero visibility due to heavy fog a white Audi has taken a bend on the wrong side of the road staggering the central solid white line hitting head on a Black Skoda Fabia being driven by a male with his young son as a passenger.
“The impact resulted in the Skoda Fabia being shunted onto the banking sustaining massive damage to its front section and the white Audi was spun backwards across the road also sustaining massive damage.”
Witnesses believe the Audi driver may have gotten into a gas works flatbed lorry following the crash.
Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log 1911 of September 4.

Read more here.

National news headlines

Politics - BREXIT SECRETARY FACES PROBING QUESTIONS OVER THORNY EU TALKS - David Davis faces a grilling from MPs on Brexit following a summer of negotiations which the European Union claims has failed to deliver “decisive” progress on key issues. The Brexit Secretary is expected to make a House of Commons statement on withdrawal talks on Tuesday as MPs return from the summer parliamentary recess, with the Government facing Brexit battles on multiple fronts.

Courts - MEMBERS OF NEWCASTLE GROOMING GANG TO BE SENTENCED - Members of a grooming gang who sexually abused vulnerable girls in Newcastle after plying them with drink and drugs will be sentenced today. Teenagers were given alcohol and the class B drug mephedrone, known on Tyneside as Bubbles, and passed around by men they believed were their boyfriends.

North Korea - SOUTH KOREA CONTINUES MILITARY DRILLS AFTER NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST - South Korean warships have conducted live-fire exercises at sea as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following US warnings of a “massive military response” after North Korea detonated its largest-ever nuclear test explosion. South Korea’s presidential office also said Washington and Seoul have agreed to remove bilaterally agreed warhead restrictions on South Korean missiles, which would allow the South to develop more powerful weapons that would boost its pre-emptive strike capabilities against the North.

M60 accident cleared

Hopefully you’ll all get to work on time!

Weather forecast

Rain, rain, go away...

Weather. September 5, 2017. Image by Met Office.
Weather. September 5, 2017. Image by Met Office. (Image: Met Office)

Throughout the morning there will be heavy outbreaks of rain.

The rain is expected to clear during the day, leaving a brighter and drier evening.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 19°C.

Traffic update

Another bad start to the day for commuters using the motorway...

  • An accident at junction 17 of the M60 earlier this morning has led to congestion on the M62 at junction 21 for Milnrow. All lanes are open, but there are still delays of around 35 minutes.
  • Very slow traffic on A58 Whitehall Road in both directions at A641 Huddersfield Road.
  • A629 Halifax Road into town is busy but moving from A643 Brighouse Road to Blacker Road.

Today's front page

This is the front page of today’s newspaper.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - September 5, 2017.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner's front page - September 5, 2017. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Read the main story here.

Good morning

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .