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WEATHER

More dark clouds tomorrow, with light rain expected from 11am to 1pm and 3 to 9pm

TRAVEL

S low traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M606 out of town between J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout) and J2 Merrydale Road (Euroway Trading Estates).

HELLO

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Unfashionable? No way!

Have a read of Examiner reporter and Huddersfield Town fan Robert Sutcliffe’s take on the Bristol Post’s less than flattering thoughts on an away trip to our part of the world.


Fashionable Rob (orange shirt) and pals
Fashionable Rob (orange shirt) and pals


The website has a look at all the Championship locations and says: “Huddersfield Town: One of the least inspiring trips in the Championship calendar.

“The John Smith Stadium lacks atmosphere, Huddersfield are unfashionable opponents and Yorkshire is a long way from Bristol. Enough said.”

How dare they? Our Robert is the most fashionable gent in the office. Love his orange shirt!


Great Scot! It's back

The Flying Scotsman made another fleeting visit to Huddersfield yesterday. Making a habit of it now!

I was at Marsden Station last week when it was expected to stop (but didn’t) and it was a bit of an anti-climax for interested locals to be honest.


Now you see it, now you don't
Now you see it, now you don't


We waited for half an hour - and it was gone in less than half a minute! Ah well, at least I can say I saw it.


Dog on M62

A few minutes ago a dog was reported on the M62 Eastbound between junction 27 at Birstall and junction 28 at Tingley. Fortunately it seems to have run off and traffic is flowing freely. Watch out all the same.


Tribute to Ronan

More tributes have been paid to young Huddersfield Giants starlet Ronan Costello who died yesterday.

Sky Sports RL expert Phil Clarke wrote movingly about the teenager.


Ronan Costello signing for the Giants
Ronan Costello signing for the Giants


He said: “After speaking to the people who have spent time with Ronan over the last few years at Huddersfield, it was immediately obvious that both rugby league and his family had helped to provide him with a brilliant start to life. He was honest, respectful and popular.

“He knew when to be quiet and listen, and also when to provide some humour. He had fully embraced the lifestyle of a modern day academy sportsman. He was diligent and dedicated to both his college studies and his rugby career.


Ronan Costello (far right) with teammates
Ronan Costello (far right) with teammates


“Sadly, none of us know how long we are going to get on this earth, and for Ronan it wasn’t long enough. However, I would feel proud if I was his parents and family because he was a happy and healthy young man who people liked and respected.”


Road reopened

Good news...the fallen tree at Meltham Road, Lockwood has been chopped up and traffic can move again.


News

The bid to build a skate part in Highburton in tribute to Isaac Nash has sadly become a struggle. A first attempt was blocked now a second bid is dragging on.

Giants

The Claret and Golds will have a new man in the team for the emotionally charged fixture against Salford on Friday.


Meltham Road closure

We’ve just heard that men with chainsaws have arrived to start cutting up the fallen tree that has closed Meltham Road near Lockwood Viaduct.

Traffic going out of town is being diverted via Hanson Lane but people coming in from the Meltham side are being told to go through Armitage Bridge. Unfortunately buses are not being allowed to go through the village as it’s too narrow. A number of buses are stuck by the viaduct and the passengers have had to get off and walk.

News

The tragic death of Ronan Costello has shocked the entire rugby league community. The 17-year-old Giants academy player died yesterday after being critically injured during a match. A tribute will be held this weekend at all games in the form of a minute’s applause, league bosses have just announced.

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. Nick will be with you shortly.

News

People are being urged to avoid Meltham Road by the viaduct after the tree came down in Lockwood.



News

A tree has come down in Lockwood, and is blocking the Meltham road.




News

Tributes are still pouring in from across the world to tragic rugby star Ronan Costello.


Ronan Costello
Ronan Costello


There were tributes from Canada and New Zealand as well as many hundreds of messages of condolence to the family within hours of his tragic death in Leeds General Infirmary. You can see more here.

News

The father of a Huddersfield man jailed following football violence in France has been told that he probably won’t be able to see his son for weeks.


Jailed in France - Alex Booth, of Holmfirth
Jailed in France - Alex Booth, of Holmfirth (Image: Facebook)


Chris Booth, 52, of New Mill, has been told that he will need to produce documents to prove that he his Alex’s father before he is allowed to visit him in a Marseille jail. There is more here.

News

The most read story on the Examiner site this morning is about a dangerous driver forcing an oncoming vehicle into a ditch in a kamikaze country lane overtake, captured on video.


Golf driver almost forces oncoming motorist into ditch during dangerous overtake on Greenfield Road, Saddleworth Moor
Golf driver almost forces oncoming motorist into ditch during dangerous overtake on Greenfield Road, Saddleworth Moor (Image: Emma Sherdley)


The frightening manoeuvre took place on the A635 Greenfield Road, on Saddleworth Moor, approximately half a mile past the West Yorkshire border, on Monday at around 11.45am.

You can see the story and the video here.

News

A poignant tribute is planned this week for tragic Huddersfield rugby star Ronan Costello.



You can see more here.

News

West Yorkshire Police has seen a 33 per cent increase in 999 domestic abuse calls following on from England’s first match at the weekend in the Euro 2016 tournament.



A total of 3,606 calls including 999 and 101 calls were received between 8pm and 3am on Saturday night when England drew against Russia in Marseille.

Police have urged people to be aware of the problem and more help and advice on preventing domestic abuse can be found on the West Yorkshire Police website at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/euro2016.


Hello

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Traffic clearing

Delays are clearing on the M62 - so we’ll end our updates here.

This blog will now return to reporting breaking news and traffic updates across Huddersfield

Still queues, but that fat red line is shorter now

Latest Google Traffic picture
Latest Google Traffic picture

Three lanes now open

Inrix:

One lane closed, queueing traffic and long delays due to accident, two lorries involved on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion on M62 to J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Lane one (of four) closed. Lane two opened around 10:40. Affecting traffic from Rochdale towards Huddersfield.

Delays reducing

Lane three has been opened

Latest from Inrix:

Lanes one and two (of four) closed. Lane three opened around 09:40.

Highways England statement - police investigation launched

Drivers are being urged to avoid the eastbound M62 from Greater Manchester into West Yorkshire following a serious collision earlier today which requires a police incident investigation.

The incident happened between junction 21 and junction 22 of the motorway at about 6.30am when two lorries were involved in a collision.

Only lane four of the eastbound carriageway is currently open and drivers are being urged to avoid the area by delaying journeys or seeking alternative routes.

The westbound carriageway was closed briefly to allow an air ambulance to land but has now reopened.

The police investigation is likely to take several hours with recovery and repair work following that.

Highways England traffic officers from the outstation at Milnrow are on the motorway helping to manage traffic.

Colleagues at the North West Regional Control Centre near Warrington and at the National Traffic Operations Centre near Birmingham have set electronic signs across the local, regional and national motorway network to advise drivers of the incident

VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows motorway delays

We’re hearing traffic could be stuck for up to two hours

A man has been airlifted to hospital

His injuries are thankfully not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said:

“We have taken a 43-year-old man to hospital.

“He was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital.

“He is fully conscious and has got severe leg and hip injuries.

“They are not thought to be life-threatening.

“He was given pain relief and taken to Wythenshawe. Nobody else was involved.”