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Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield
Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield

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Crank caller alert

M62 traffic warning

Very slow traffic due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Westbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J21 A640 (Milnrow).

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Three men wanted on warrant

Police have released pictures of three Huddersfield men currently wanted on warrant of arrest.

Mark Smith, 36, Robert Roche, 21, and Ben France, 26, are wanted for separate offences.

Mark Smith is wanted on recall to prison. He was previously jailed for robbery. Smith is currently believed to be bearded.

Mark Smith wanted on warrant
Mark Smith wanted on warrant (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Robert Roche is currently wanted after being linked with an offence of assault which took place on Wakefield Road in June.

Robert Roche wanted on warrant of arrest
Robert Roche wanted on warrant of arrest (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

And Ben France is being sought as he has been recalled to prison. He had previously been jailed for burglary.

Ben France wanted on warrant
Ben France wanted on warrant (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

DC Dave Allott of Kirklees CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing to locate these men and we would appeal to anyone who has information about their whereabouts to get in touch.

“Even the smallest piece of information or possible sighting could be important and we would ask anyone who can assist to contact Kirklees CID on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

“Crimestoppers is independent of the police and reports can be made anonymously.”

M62

M62 Westbound entry slip road at junction 19 is closed due to broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

Dream job alert!

Seabrook are looking for a professional crisp taster! A dream job for many, the lucky candidate will get to sample new flavours.

Oh, and get a year’s supply of crisps.

Read more about it here.

Seabrook crisps
Seabrook crisps

Leeds Pride

If you’re thinking if heading into Leeds over the weekend, their annual Pride festival is on.

Expect glitter, rainbow flags and plenty of joy. In times like these, we need to keep spreading that love.

There will be a vigil in Sovereign Place tomorrow at 5pm for those in the LGBT community who have been victims of hate crime.

The party kicks off at Mission nightclub tomorrow night, with a huge parade through the city centre on Sunday at 2pm.

It's My Right aims to ensure that young transgender people know their rights
It's My Right aims to ensure that young transgender people know their rights

PCs on TV

How do you get local police officers on TV? You Pokemon.

You’re welcome.

Could you foster a dog?

Dogs Trust are looking for volunteers in Huddersfield.

The charity are appealing to dog lovers to help families with children fleeing domestic abuse, by volunteering to foster a family dog at risk.

The shelter are taking in dogs that children fleeing abuse have had to part with, and want volunteers to care for them while the children are in foster care.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project Manager, Clare Kivlehan said: “A dog can really enrich a child’s life and while it can be heart-breaking for children to be separated from their four-legged friend, the parents and children we help are able to leave an abusive situation, safe in the knowledge that their beloved pet will be well cared for until they are in a position to take them back.”

Stock image released by Dogs Trust
Stock image released by Dogs Trust (Image: Dogs Trust)

What's on in town tomorrow?

Also going on in town tomorrow: Ponies and face paints

M62

We’re yet to see a day when this motorway runs without a glitch!

Hand Off HRI vigil

This is happening later down at the Infirmary. MP Jason McCartney will also be heading.

Read our story on the vigil and what to expect here.

M1 sliproad traffic

Reports that the entry sliproad on the M1 at Lofthouse is partially blocked due to an accident at junction 42. This is on the northbound carriage so could have knock on effects for traffic in Wakefield.

Anti-fracking campaign tomorrow

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth will be hosting a pop-up cocktail bar tomorrow outside Barclays to highlight the risks of drinking water contamination from fracking.

The bank owns 97% of Third Energy – the company that recently gained planning permission for fracking in North Yorkshire.

Chayley Collis of Huddersfield Friends of the Earth said: “Water is essential to human life and we mess with it at our peril. We need to learn from the experiences of communities in the US and keep the UK frack free.

“Until Barclays cancel their fracking plans in North Yorkshire, Huddersfield FoE are supporting the Boycott Barclays campaign and calling on Barclays customers to move their money.”

Huddersfield Friends of the Earth on King Street, campaigning against fracking
Huddersfield Friends of the Earth on King Street, campaigning against fracking

The Fonz is in town

Did you know The Fonz has been in Dewsbury?! Happy days! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!)

LA actor Henry Winkler has been filming CBBC show Hank Zipzer at the old Girl’s Grammar School and has been spotted in the Balti House in Tingley with Neil Fitzmaurice, who plays DJ Ray Von in Phoenix Nights.

Yep, we’re deadly serious.

Emley Show tomorrow...

Emley Show kicks off tomorrow. Here’s our guide on what there is to see and do at one of the biggest agricultural shows around.

Traffic on the Woodhead Pass

One lane has been closed due to broken down vehicle on the Woodhead Pass A628 Westbound between the Holmfirth turn off and A57 Woolley Lane. Heavy traffic is building up.

Traffic on the Woodhead Pass
Traffic on the Woodhead Pass

Send off for Steve

The Grove have reminded everyone they will be opening later today. Legendary barman Steve Johnson died last month and will be getting a fitting send off today.

Read the full story here.

Food Festival day two kicks off

Day two of the Food Festival has started, and like yesterday we’ll be continuing to live blog all the latest and everything you need to know.

Follow our live blog here for serious food envy.

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival in St. George's Square.
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival in St. George's Square.

Weather forecast

Here’s the weather forecast for today. We’re looking at a nice weekend with sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures.

Weather 05/08/16
Weather 05/08/16 (Image: Met Office)

M62 poem - this is brilliant!

Here’s a Friday funny for you if you’ve been stuck in the M62 traffic this morning. Kevin Fitzpatrick wrote this poem on the motorway, and we think it’s brilliant. Have a read and see what you think!

“I’ve seen the hoards of roadwork signs

When I’m stuck in a queue

I’ve seen the miles of traffic cones

The yellow diggers too

I’ve seen discarded safety hats

And high viz vests askew

But I’ve never seen a workman

Working on the 62”

“I’ve seen the portacabins

Are they in there with a brew?

Are they hiding in the ditches?

Or in a portaloo?

Has working in all weathers

Caused them to have the flu?

Coz I’ve never seen a workman

Working on the 62”

“These roadworks should have finished now

They are way overdue

We’re limited to 50 still

When we are passing through

Large pictures of their children stand

For us all to view

But I’ve never seen their daddy

Working on the 62”

M62 motorway over the Peninnes, splits at Stott Hall Farm 'Little House', near Junction 22.
M62 motorway over the Peninnes, splits at Stott Hall Farm 'Little House', near Junction 22.

Pokemon

Listen up all you Pokemon fans!

M62 clearing up

Traffic on the M62 eastbound is now cleared with traffic returning to normal! *phew*

Travel

A heads up if you’re commuting over the Pennines.

House fire in Thornton Lodge

Reports in of a house fire in Thornton Lodge last night - luckily no one was injured.

Fire crews were called to Moorbottom Road at 21.48pm after a chip pan was left in the oven and melted. Lots of smoke but the occupants managed to get out in time so no-one was treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews put the blaze out in minutes.

Fire fighter tackles blaze
Fire fighter tackles blaze (Image: Paul Welch)

M62 congestion

More queues on the M62. Heavy traffic eastbound around junction 26 for the M606 due to an accident with congestion all the way back to Brighouse. Prepare for delays... *at least it’s Friday*

Traffic queuing on M62 eastbound approaching j25 at Brighouse.
Traffic queuing on M62 eastbound approaching j25 at Brighouse.

Good morning

Morning Huddersfield. Let’s see what happening this morning...

Welcome to Friday's Huddersfield Examiner Liveblog

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today. Between now and 6pm we’ll bring you the latest news from our town as well as regular traffic and travel updates. Our reporters will also take a look what’s happening with Huddersfield Town and the Giants. Plus we’ll keep our eye on social media and bring you anything we think is important or interesting so you’re always the first to know. If you have a story for us you can always get in touch by emailing editorial@examiner.co.uk or you can get us on Twitter @examiner and we’re on Facebook at Huddersfield Examiner. You can also ring us on 01484 437712. If you want more news, you can visit our West Yorkshire section by clicking here. If it’s Huddersfield Town click here or for the Huddersfield Giants click here. And if you’re looking for something to do, why not click on our What’s On section here.