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The John Smith's Stadium
The John Smith's Stadium

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Debris on M62 eastbound

Reports of debris on road on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top).
Traffic coping well, heading over the Pennines on the route from Manchester towards Leeds.

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M62 traffic update

Queueing traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J19 A6046 (Heywood), congestion on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow). In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.
(Lane one (of three) was closed on the route from Huddersfield towards Manchester. The vehicle was a bin lorry.)

August Bank Holiday: What's on guide

Make the most of this bank holiday weekend - it’s the last one of the year!

Nicole Yates and Becky Sidle enjoying the sunny weather at Crosland Moor Manor Bowling Club

We’ve put together a bumper list of days out and events in and around Huddersfield this weekend — you’re bound to find something you fancy.

SEE WHAT’S ON HERE

M62

Reports of debris on the road on the M62 eastbound between Rishworth and Ainley Top. Take care.

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.

Transfer rumours

Have you been listening to the HTAFC transfer rumours?

We’ve cleared them up for you here.

Morgan Fox, right, in action for Charlton Athletic against Huddersfield Town last season
Morgan Fox, right, in action for Charlton Athletic against Huddersfield Town last season

Slaithwaite fire caused by "electrical fault"

We’ve received an update on the fire in Slaithwaite from the Fire & Rescue Service.

The service were called at 3.45am this morning by a neighbour alerting them to the fire after hearing alarms going off.

One fire engine remains at the scene today (still in attendance at 14.25 hrs) and a fire investigator has looked into the cause of the fire.

The most likely cause of the fire is an electrical fault on a dehumidifier in the basement.

Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite (Image: West Yorkshire Police - Kirklees Rural)

Station Manager Jon Needham said: “If the neighbour had not been woken by the alarm and dialled 999 this fire could have developed beyond the basement to the whole building.

“The Fire Service has been able to get onsite quickly and deal with the blaze before it has spread any further.”

No one has been hurt in the incident.

A joyful sing song

Here’s a video that will put a smile on your face on a Tuesday afternoon...

This is the Ethiopian choir at St Paul’s in Eastthorpe, Mirfield.

Read the full story about the melodious singers here.

Charity Tuesday

Tuesday is charity day - so we’ve compiled a list of some of the top things selfless Huddersfield folk did for others this week.

From an antiques fair to running penguins, you lot have raised hundreds for some brilliant causes.

See what people got up to here.

The YES Energy Solutions team of runners (from left) Cameron Urquhart, Ian Calvert, Philippa Dyson, Hazel Sellens, Alex Krzesinski and Liz Henry, who raised more than £500 for charity in the Big Fun Run in Sheffield
The YES Energy Solutions team of runners (from left) Cameron Urquhart, Ian Calvert, Philippa Dyson, Hazel Sellens, Alex Krzesinski and Liz Henry, who raised more than £500 for charity in the Big Fun Run in Sheffield

Return from Rio

Huddersfield’s badminton bronze medallist Marcus Ellis has landed back in the UK

Fire alerted by neighbour

One of the charities based at The Watershed has revealed that a “light sleeping neighbour” alerted fire crews...

Hospital shake up survey delayed

This is just breaking this lunchtime: Results from the CCG’s Right Care Right Time Right Place survey have been postponed.

The feedback from the poll was due today, but has been delayed for unknown reasons.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the results will be published on Thursday.

CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium.

Leeds Festival

Going to Leeds Festival this weekend?

We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know regarding travel plans.

Read more here.

Leeds Festival
Leeds Festival

Huddersfield in Rio top 50

Grab your copy of the Examiner to find out where we came!

Pet crematorium for Mirfield

Plans have been submitted for a pet crematorium in Mirfield.

The business plans to open on Huddersfield Road to provide grieving pet owners who want their animals’ ashes returned.

Read the full story about the plans here.

Pet crematorium plan for 191, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.
Pet crematorium plan for 191, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.

Hunter Group fire

An update on the fire at the Hunter Group site in Lockwood.

Fire fighters said the fire had reduced to just smoke but is still very much active. Crews are visiting on and off to keep a check up on it.

You can see the latest development in this story here.

Fire crews at work at site of former Hunter Group tip site, Lockwood
Fire crews at work at site of former Hunter Group tip site, Lockwood

Missing Calderdale man

Poice are concerned about a missing Calderdale man.

James Gray, 39, was last seen on Mount Pleasant Drive in Mytholmroyd at 6am yesterday.

James is described as white, approximately 5ft 9”, skinny build and has a shaven head. He is clean shaven with tattooed spots on the knuckles of his left hand and a cross on his left forearm.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with an ‘S’ logo on it - like the Superman logo, a black puffa jacket, dark blue jogging bottoms and grey Adidas trainers.

Missing James Gray
Missing James Gray (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

He is known to have links to the Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden areas.

Detective Inspector Dave Shaw, said:

“It has now been over a day since James was last seen and we are becoming increasingly concerned for him. We are out searching for him but would also appeal to anyone who sees him or thinks they see him to get in contact immediately. We have issued a new photograph of James.

“Even if it turns out to be a false sighting it helps in our search.”

Anyone with information should call 101

Roads re-opened

The Watershed

The three main charities who use the venue include handicapped children’s charity Shabang, Satellite Arts and Impossible Arts, who work with disadvantaged members of the community.

Felix the cat put on strict diet

Poor Felix the Station Cat has been put on a DIET after too many people have been feeding her treats.

The pest controller puss has been piling on the pounds, which TransPennine Express staff say is down to her new found stardom.

Station staff have now kindly requested that the public refrain from feeding her.

Poor Felix, may we suggest the Catkins diet?

You can find out more about Felix’s latest charity move here - perhaps it will help her shift a few pounds.

Felix the Huddersfield Railway Station cat.
Felix the Huddersfield Railway Station cat.

Slaithwaite fire "under control"

The fire at The Watershed has now been brought under control. There are currently two appliances in attendance.

A crew member from Huddersfield Fire Station said: “We’ve got two pumps there to dampen things down.

“It’s definitely under control now.”

Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite (Image: West Yorkshire Police - Kirklees Rural)

The geyser has gone!

Update on the Slawit geyser: The water is no longer spraying in the air.

Yorkshire Water confirmed that the burst was NOT a water main but in fact a fire hydrant that had bust.

They attended to help and the situation all seems to be in control.

They have said this:

“The Fire Service were fighting a fire on Bridge Street and the hydrant was damaged causing water to spray up.
“Our colleagues have attended to reduce water pressure so there is no longer a plume of water and the fire service can make a future repair to the hydrant.
“Essentially it’s a fire service focus not Yorkshire Water.”

Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite (Image: West Yorkshire Police - Kirklees Rural)

Kirklees to discuss budget overspend

In other news this morning: Kirklees Council will meet today to discuss a budget overspend of £6million.

Councillors will discuss a report that claims use of reserves is being spent faster than planned.

See the full story ahead of the meeting here.

Huddersfield Town Hall.
Huddersfield Town Hall.

Geyser in Slaithwaite

There’s a geyser in Slawit - and it’s not the sort with shades and a v-neck t-shirt:

Travel update

Good news for commuters - the M62 eastbound is clear.

There are also a number of changes being made to the 358 bus route:

VIDEO: Scene at The Watershed

Here is some video from the scene in the centre of Slaithwaite this morning:

Roads re-opening in Slaithwaite

The village is now accessible, with just Bridge Street still closed.

Buses going through may be affected, however. Our photographer is at the scene and says the worst of the fire is over - the only visible damage from the street is a few broken windows.

Fire at The Watershed

Kirklees Rural Police have posted these pictures with an update on Facebook.

Unfortuately The Watershed has been hit by a fire in the basement, which is devastating as they do a lot of work with children and people with disabilities.

Fire crews said the fire was difficult to access due to the amounts of storage items blocking access in the basement.

Luckily, the worst seems to be over. We’ve also been informed that it is not a burst water main but a fire hydrant that’s bust, causing the fountain.

Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite (Image: West Yorkshire Police - Kirklees Rural)
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Fire at The Watershed in Slaithwaite (Image: West Yorkshire Police - Kirklees Rural)

Fire in Slaithwaite: What's going on?

A few details on the fire: Crews were called to Bridge Street at 3.45am this morning to reports of a basement fire on Bridge Street.

According to reports it’s The Watershed - a creative arts centre - that is on fire.

At its peak, eight fire engines were in attendance. Crews are still there now trying to bring it under control.

No one was involved or injured in the fire.

The service tried to use a hydrant for water supply to douse the flames which caused a water main to burst. They are now using water from the river.

Yorkshire Water are currently on the scene to deal with the burst main.

More updates as we get them.

A fire on Bridge Street in Slaithwaite has led to a burst water main after crews tried to use a hydrant to douse the blaze
A fire on Bridge Street in Slaithwaite has led to a burst water main after crews tried to use a hydrant to douse the blaze (Image: Zaheer Iqbal)

This picture was sent to us by Zaheer Iqbal on Facebook.

Traffic news

In other traffic news: the M62 eastbound is currently very slow around Chain Bar and stretching back to Brighouse. The Flouch Roundabout is also still busy due to a broken down vehicle.

There is also a lot of fog about this morning, particularly around Castle Hill, Emley Moor and Saddleworth Moor, so be careful if you’re up on the tops.

Fog over Emley Moor mast from Farnley Moor.
Fog over Emley Moor mast from Farnley Moor.