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Chloe Glover

Right, that's all from me. We'll be back with you tomorrow from 7.30am.

Have a great night!

Chloe Glover

SPORT: Wondering who new Huddersfield Town interest and Coventry City player, Joe Murphy, is?

We've created an all you would ever want to know factfile for your reading pleasure.

Read it here.

Chloe Glover

TRAVEL: A58  Wharf Street in both directions is busy but moving at A6139 Tuel Lane.

A62 Castlegate busy but moving around A641 Oxford Street junction.

Heavy traffic on A62 Castlegate / Queensgate around A616 Chapel Hill.

A629 Calderdale Way in both directions is busy but moving at A6025 Halifax Road.

A629 Cow Green in both directions is busy but moving at Bull Green.

A629 Huddersfield Road outbound is busy but moving between A646 Dryclough Lane / Haigh Lane and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: This week also marks Dementia Awareness Week.

Dementia, old age, care

Find out what's happening in Kirklees here.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: Do you know that it's election week this week?

If you've signed up to a postal vote make sure it is posted in time for Thursday at the latest.

But don't worry if you won't be able to post it in time, you can hand it in to your local voting station.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: Read our latest update on the Reinwood murder investigation.

We have heard that the 11-year-old, as well as the nine-year-old child, suffered stab injuries. Although serious, neither child's injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Chloe Glover

TRAVEL: Just a quick update for you.

The A629 Calderdale Way in Elland is busy but moving in both directions at the A6025 Halifax Road junction.

The A58 Wharf Street in Sowerby Bridge is busy but moving in both directions at the A6139 Tuel Lane junction.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: Want to know who are the wealthiest people in Yorkshire?

Our reporters have compiled a list of the top 20 richest billionaires and millionaires.

Click here to find out who made the grade.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: Here's the latest update on the fatal stabbing of a 37-year-old woman in Huddersfield, which took place at 9:32pm last night.

Police have launched a murder enquiry and confirmed that they had apprehended a 39-year-old man at the scene.

Read more here.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: A cyclist who was  injured in a crash this morning is being treated for serious head injuries at Leeds General Infirmary.

The 40-year-old was taken to hospital by air ambulance following the accident, which happened on Wakefield Road, near the junction with Lascelles Hall Road.

The road was closed but re-opened around 1pm.

Read more here.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: Here's a round up of some of our biggest stories of the day so far.

A popular charity coffee shop in Linthwaite could close following recommendations by planning officers that an application to run it be rejected.

Ruddi's Coffee Shop and Bistro had been granted a temporary license and are now waiting on a decision to keep the premises open on a permanent basis.

Read more here.


Chloe Glover

WEATHER:  I hope you all made the most of the good weather at the weekend because according to the Met Office, it's not going to last!

Heavy rain has been predicted for tomorrow and Thursday, whilst cloud is expected to cover the town on Wednesday.

Let's just hope they're as wrong as they were last week when they predicted heavy rain on Sunday!

Chloe Glover

TRAVEL: Reinwood Road is still closed in both directions closed due to a serious police incident between Adelphi Road and A640 New Hey Road / Acre Street.

A629 Wakefield Road is busy but moving between Southgate (Shorehead Roundabout) and B6432 Firth Street (New Wharf Traffic lights).

Traffic is moving well on A62 Castlegate / Queensgate around A616 Chapel Hill.

Chloe Glover

Hello everyone, I'll be with you for the next couple of hours to bring you the latest news and travel updates

Dave Himelfield

Right. That's all from me. Chloe Glover will be with you presently. Hasta luego!

Dave Himelfield

TRAVEL: One lane closed due to broken down car on M1 Southbound between J40 A638 (Flushdyke) and J39 A636 (Durkar). In the roadworks area.

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Have a look at our gallery of Huddersfield basking in the sun over the weekend.

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Campaigners marched against plans to build new homes in Mirfield.

The rally was staged in the town at the weekend after members of Save Mirfield, Project Mirfield and the Lady Heton Action group joined forces.

They want to fight plans to build new homes which they say will change the face of the town.

Bellway Homes has submitted a planning application for 135 new homes on Balderstone Hall Fields off Hepworth Lane.

Full story here...

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Machete raiders who robbed Almondbury store - do you recognise them?

Detectives investigating a knife point robbery have released CCTV stills to try and track down the gang.

The robbery happened at the One Stop Shop on Fernside Avenue in Almondbury , around 10:20pm on April 10, when four men entered the shop demanding cash and threatening staff with knives and machetes.

Full story here...

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: A charity coffee shop and bistro opened just weeks ago may have to shut down.

Planning officers have recommended that an application to run Ruddi’s Coffee Shop and Bistro in Linthwaite should be rejected even though the new venture is earning them vital funds.

The charity had to apply for a change of use of the former shop in Manchester Road.

They were granted a temporary licence to run the cafe and bistro but now have to wait on a decision by councillors at the Huddersfield planning sub committee.

More here...




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