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Traffic: Leeds Road 'very slow'
Giants players visit hospital
Warning of slow traffic on the M62 westbound due to an overturned car.
It happened between Chain Bar and Tingley. One lane is closed.
ROKT scaling the heights
Good news if you are into climbing!
The team at the ROKT climbing centre at Brighouse has begun work on a new ‘boulder chamber’ which will be called the Northlight Loft.
The two-storey space will be inside the converted Flour Mill and include a 4.5m high boulder chamber aimed at elite climbers.
It is due to be completed in early 2017.
It will mark the centre’s first year anniversary of being hit by flooding and is one of several new additions and refurbishments completed throughout 2016.
Euan Noble, commercial director of ROKT, said: “This is one of our biggest projects to date and one of a number of game changers we hope to create this year. We can’t say too much about the other plans yet, only that they will be firsts for Yorkshire and possibly the UK.”
“Northlight puts us into another league and when completed elite climbers will have more space to train and hone their skills – especially important as climbing will now be an Olympic sport from 2020. It will also offer amateur climbers exciting new challenges, ways of improving and achieving things they never thought possible on a wall before.
“It’s been a hard year with lots of rebuilding, flood resilience systems and – most importantly – new facilities across the centre. We are now bigger than ever and when the Northlight is completed, we’ll have a climbing centre that’s hard to rival anywhere in the country which is great news for climbing, the local economy and Yorkshire.”
Argos in strike talks with delivery drivers
Here’s one to think about if you’re ordering Christmas presents from Argos.
Delivery drivers at a distribution centre in Staffordshire have been embroiled in a row over holiday pay and if peace talks break down they could go on strike for three days from next Tuesday.
Unite regional officer Rick Coyle said talks will be held tomorrow at conciliation service Acas.
“For more than two years Unite has tried to solve this dispute and tomorrow we will continue to strain every sinew to achieve that goal,” he said.
“However, until there is a satisfactory settlement, the 72-hour strike due to start on Tuesday is still scheduled to go ahead.”
An Argos spokesman said: “We would encourage both sides to keep talking with the aim of coming to a swift resolution.
“We also have contingency plans in place and can reassure customers we’re working hard to ensure this will not impact our deliveries this Christmas.”
You know it makes sense, Dave
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner seems laid back about the January transfer window.
He says he’s “totally happy” with his squad and wouldn’t be worried if he didn’t do any business.
Wagner said Town will only do business “if it makes sense.”
He added: “Myself and the chairman (Dean Hoyle) are always talking, and if something makes sense, we will strengthen the squad.
“If not, I am totally happy with the players we have now.”
Jason goes in to bat
Looks like Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney is pressing the Government over UK Sport’s decision to axe funding for badminton - and Golcar Olympic medalist Marcus Ellis.
This decision, which will go to appeal, must have been a real slap in the face after his breakthrough success in Rio.
Don't let thieves ruin your Christmas
Huddersfield police are urging people to take simple crime prevention measures whilst out and about Christmas shopping.
• Always push your purse to the bottom of your bag - keep it safe!
• When you use a cash machine be aware who is around you, shield your PIN and put your money away quickly. NEVER keep your PIN number with your cards.
• Never leave your purse or bag unattended on a supermarket trolley, pushchair or wheelchair - it can be stolen in seconds!
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash - don’t let people see what’s in your purse or wallet.
And gents keep your wallet in a top or inside pocket rather than your trouser pocket, it only takes seconds for it to be stolen!
Emley Moor mast ready for lift-off?
Evocative picture from Examiner reader Richard in the Colne Valley of Emley Moor mast surrounded by the swirling mist.
Enquiries continue over suspected drugs death
Police are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests over the death of a young father of two in Batley.
Jordan Jubb, 22, collapsed in Bradford Road at 4.30am on Sunday.
Police said Mr Jubb and two other men showed “overdose symptoms” and enquiries are underway as to what substances they may have taken.
Police issued a warning about taking drugs saying there was no “safe way” to take drugs.
Det Insp Stef Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, said the results of a post-mortem examination were still awaited.
Mr Jubb’s mother Debbie said her son was not a drug user and was well educated about drugs.
Karen Matthews wants plastic surgery
Kidnap mum Karen Matthews says she needs plastic surgery to avoid abuse in the street.
The Dewsbury mum dubbed the ‘most hated mum in Britain’ says people scream at her and have even thrown fireworks.
Matthews was released half way through an eight year jail sentence after being found guilty of abducting her own daughter Shannon, then aged nine, to get reward cash.
The 41-year-old told a friend she wants to get plastic surgery in a bid to escape her evil past.
Yesterday we told how she found God. What is there left to say about this woman?
Goodbye to potholes!
Residents are celebrating after Huddersfield’s most pothole-riddled street was re-surfaced.
Keith Wise has campaigned for repairs since he moved to Hallas Grove in Dalton in 2007. Got to admire his persistence!
If it wasn’t the middle of winter residents would be having a knees-up to celebrate.
“When we get to the better months we’ll consider it,” said Keith. “We want to have a street party to celebrate.”
Well done, Keith.
Laptop left charging overnight started blaze
A family had a lucky escape early this morning when a laptop left on charge overnight burst into flames.
Firefighters were called to a terraced house in Bath Road, Cleckheaton, at 4.40am after smoke alarms went off.
Three adults and two children fled the house and no one was hurt.
There was fire damage to a five metre square part of the living room. The blaze was quickly put out but firefighters said what happened should be a warning to others.
Watch commander Daniel Butterfield, of Cleckheaton Fire Station’s Green Watch, said it was thought battery failure had caused the fire.
He said devices should not be left on charge overnight and added: “Without the smoke alarms there would have been a very different outcome.”
Couple of warnings if you’re heading for the M62 or M1 first thing. Traffic is heavy and slow Eastbound on the M62 between Junction 24 at Ainley Top and Junction 26 at Chain Bar.
Also, there’s been a collision between a car and a van on the entry slip road Northbound on the M1 at Junction 40 at Ossett.
That’s causing tailbacks to Junction 38 (Huddersfield) and also causing a build up of traffic on the Ossett Bypass.
Hello everybody and welcome to Tuesday. It’s Martin here. It’s mild and damp this morning and seems busier on the roads generally. Let’s see what’s happening out there.
Welcome to Tuesday's Live Blog
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