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Recap: Breaking West Yorkshire and Huddersfield news, sports updates, travel and traffic as it happens

Recap: Latest breaking West Yorkshire and Huddersfield news, sports news  plus travel and traffic as it happens

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Chloe Glover

NEWS: Let's start with a round up of our main news for today.

First up is a story about Marsden residents' and councillors' outrage over the lack of disabled access at Marsden railway station.

It's now over two years since a campaign group took their fight for ramped access to parliament but Northern Rail says that there are still no plans to schedule improvement work.

Read all about it here and tweet me @chloegexaminer if you have any comments or experiences of trying to use the station.

Chloe Glover

Hello everyone and welcome to Monday's, if slightly belated, edition of the Examiner blog. 

Apologies for being so quiet this morning, unfortunately some more gremlins had climbed into our system over the weekend.



We hope that we've fished them all out now so that we can bring you the latest news, sport and local information until 6pm.

Chloe Glover

TRAVEL: Another quick travel update for you all.

The A641 Huddersfield Road outbound is busy but moving at Bethel Street / Bradford Road as is A629 Huddersfield Road between A646 Dryclough Lane / Haigh Lane and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road and A58 Wharf Street in both directions at A6139 Tuel Lane in Sowerby Bridge.

Chloe Glover

NEWS: A booklet has been published to mark the history of one of the oldest socialist clubs in Britain and Yorkshire.

Celebrating the first public event at the former Socialist Club, now named the Red and Green Club, Milnsbridge are supporters of the joint venture (left to right) Brenda Elson, Hester Dunlop, John Goodwin, Paul Salveson and Beverley Addy.

The life of the Red and Green Club at Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, is celebrated in 'Politics, Culture and Community: The Red and Green Club in Milnsbridge', a mini book  written and designed by club members.

It charts its journey from its establishment in 1892 as the ‘Milnsbridge Labour Club’, name change in the early 1900s and move to its  present site in Bankwell Road in 1907, where it now runs as a co-operative society.

Talking about the club, chair Paul Salveson said: “The club could be at the forefront of a new Milnsbridge. “Milnsbridge is a deprived community and the club could help revive it.

"We are well located, next to the re-opened Huddersfield Narrow Canal and we have long-term ambitions to develop and become a niche venue for West Yorkshire.”

The booklet will be launched at the Red and Green Club annual general meeting on Thursday May 1 and will cost £2.95 including postage.

Cheques are payable to Milnsbridge Society Ltd. at 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4LU.

Chloe Glover

TRAVEL: Here's a quick travel update for you all.

Huddersfield's A62 Castlegate / Queensgate is busy but moving around A616 Chapel Hill.

Chloe Glover

NEWS:  Lots going on in the area this weekend to keep you out of mischief, including the Marsden Cuckoo Day, which starts tonight at 7pm with a themed walk that will meet outside the Mechanics Hall.

A feast of fun at Marsden Cuckoo Day

Find out more here.

Chloe Glover

Hello everyone, I'll be with you for the next few hours to get you ready for the weekend.

Dave Himelfield

That's all from me. Chloe Glover will be with you shortly.

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Jilted lover spared jail after crashing 4x4 into restaurant and causing £120,000 damage.

Christopher Brassington, of Honley, was more than twice the drink-drive limit when he got behind the wheel of a friend’s Toyota Hilux and drove into the glass front of Rinaldis in Durkar, Wakefield - an action his own lawyer described as being reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Full story here...

The crashed truck at Rinaldi's Italian in Wakefield in January 2013

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: A horse which singlehandedly brought both sides of the M62 to a standstill when it leapt into the motorway from a field has had to be put down.

All lanes were affected for almost one hour when the dare devil animal hurtled through a fence near junction 28 in Tingley and attempted to travel the wrong way along the east-bound side at 5.05pm.

The animal then jumped over the central reservation into the west bound lane and ran at least three miles up the motorway to Birstall.

Full story here...

Dave Himelfield

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: A leading cyclist has described some of the roads on the Tour de France route through Yorkshire as “very dangerous”.

Speaking after a training ride on location, Marcel Kittel said the “very narrow” roads bordered by stone walls would challenge a “nervous peloton”.

Organisers said the route had been designed to provide a “technical challenge” for the world’s best riders.

More here...

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Remember Billy Smart's Circus? If you don't, your parents probably will.

It's pretty much Britain's most famous circus and it's touring again after a very long break, stopping off at Holmfirth.

Read more here...

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Liversedge cop is jailed for trying to dodge speeding tickets.

Gareth Bentley, a police constable from Liversedge who served in the West Yorkshire Force was convicted by a jury earlier this year after a trial on two charges of doing acts tending to pervert the course of justice.

Bentley said the number plates of his vehicle had been stolen.

Full story...

Dave Himelfield

NEWS: Another controversial housing plan passed by 'under pressure' councillors in what is being described as a 'free-for-all' for developers.

Controversial Mirfield housing plan passed by 'under pressure' Kirklees councillors despite newt claims

A Great Crested newt

Dave Himelfield

Dave Himelfield

TRAVEL: Traffic lights now functioning on B6112 Stainland Road at B6113 Rochdale Road, Elland.

Lights had been out for 10 days, due to a power cut, causing delays for drivers.

Dave Himelfield

Dave Himelfield

TRAVEL: Traffic lights still off at the junction of B6112 Stainland Road at B6113 Rochdale Road, Elland.
They've been out since last Tuesday due to a power failure but it's hoped they'll be working later today.

Dave Himelfield

Good morning (just). You've got me on the blog for the next few hours. I'm sure that makes you happy ;-)



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