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Driver hurt in crash

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (Photo: Julian Hughes)

A driver was taken to hospital following a crash at a crossroads.

The accident between a 4x4 and a Peugeot hatchback happened at the junction of Wellfield Road and Carr Street, Marsh, at around 10.30am today.

The accident was attended by police, paramedics and a fire crew from Huddersfield.

The Peugeot driver was taken to hospital after the collision which knocked the car into a garden wall.

Traffic: M62 lanes now open

M62 East accident

M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.

There are reports of an accident between junctions 24 (Ainley Top) and 25 (Brighouse) on the M62 eastbound.

Two lanes are currently closed.

The incident is expected to be cleared by 7.30pm.

What a beauty!

Train enthusiasts gathered in Leeds today as the famous Flying Scotsman passed through.

The iconic loco was returning from Castleton to York via Settle, Skipton, Keighley and Castleford.

Photographers came out in force to capture shots as she went by on her way to York’s National Railway Museum.

The locomotive has been chartered by heritage ravel company West Coast Railways.

Another full house at the John Smith's?

WATCH: Detective discusses CSE operation

Watch West Yorkshire Police’s Det Supt Darren Minton talk about a Child Sexual Exploitation Operation being held this week.

Man denies causing death of Huddersfield cyclist

A Brighouse man has denied causing the death of Huddersfield cyclist William Stoker in a road accident earlier this year.

Mr Stoker, 55, was cycling on Elland Road when he was struck and died of his injuries in January.

Phillip Roper, 57, of Elland Road, appeared before Bradford Crown Court today charged with causing death by careless driving.

He has denied the charge and the case will go to trial next year.

A6025 Elland Road, Brighouse near the Cromwell Bottom area, the scene of a fatal accident.
A6025 Elland Road, Brighouse near the Cromwell Bottom area, the scene of a fatal accident.

Car used in Fixby "stamp" attack recovered

A distinctive Ford Fiesta involved in an attack on a man in Fixby has been recovered, police say.

The man had been trying to take pictures of raiders who had set off a neighbour’s house alarm on Dorchester Road when he had his face stamped on. The suspects drove off in a red and black Fiesta which had been reported stolen from Keighley.

Police now say the car has now been recovered after being found on Clayton Road in Bradford early yesterday. Enquiries into the attack are continuing.

The distinctive Ford Fiesta which has been stolen
The distinctive Ford Fiesta which has been stolen

Escapologist practices "fire run"

Now how’s this for a party trick...this is Linthwaite escapologist Anthony Britton practising a “fire run”.

The stunt involves dousing himself in petrol and running as far as he can before the flames have to be extinguished.

The current record is 161.27 metres set in 2013. As with most things, the law of common sense applies: please don’t try this at home!!

Antony Britton on a practice run for his fundraising "firerun" to take place on November 4
Antony Britton on a practice run for his fundraising "firerun" to take place on November 4 (Photo: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Regional: Jimmy Savile's penthouse set to face demolition

The Leeds apartment where paedophile Jimmy Savile lived is set to face the bulldozer, it has been announced this lunchtime.

The penthouse near Roundhay Park is currently covered in scaffolding as workmen prepare to remove the property.

Notorious sex offender Savile bought the apartment in the 1970s and lived there until his death until 2011. It is thought at least one of his victims was abused there.

Sir Jimmy Savile
Jimmy Savile

Volunteers wanted for Parkrun

Free this Saturday?

Local pupils learning to save lives

West Yorkshire Fire Service have been visiting schools across the region today as they teach children resuscitation.

Children have been practising on mannequins in the life-saving classes, which are held in association with the British Heart Foundation.

West Yorkshire Fire in schools teaching resucitation
West Yorkshire Fire in schools teaching resucitation (Photo: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)

Researchers looking into ways to record hate crime

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield say they have devised a more accurate way to document hate crimes in the UK.

Kris Christmann and Michelle Rogerson from the criminology department have come up with two tools which provide a realistic assessment on hate crime levels and give accurate appraisals of the way reports were handled by police. The tools are currently being piloted by police.

It comes as national police statistics recorder more than a 40% rise in hate crimes following the EU referendum in June.

University researchers Kris Christmann and Michelle Rogerson
University researchers Kris Christmann and Michelle Rogerson (Photo: University of Huddersfield)

Detectives visiting mum victim of "clown attack"

Detectives are today visiting a mum from Deighton who says a man dressed as a clown wielding a knife tried to take her three-month-old baby.

Leah Newton was leaving a party on Brackenhall Road with her children on Friday evening when the family were approached.

Police today say they are visiting her as they continue their enquiries.

Newton family of Dalton terrified by a clown incident, left to right, Shannique, Jahzier, Shannise, De-Mani, Leashaun, Destini and mother Leah.
Newton family of Dalton terrified by a clown incident, left to right, Shannique, Jahzier, Shannise, De-Mani, Leashaun, Destini and mother Leah. (Photo: Simon Morley)

UFO captured over Huddersfield

A Dalton resident has been in touch with us this morning after snapping what looks like a UFO on Wakefield Road.

Mum-of-three Jean Johnson sent us this picture taken by her daughter Kayleigh, 12, who was trying to capture the sunset while in the car yesterday evening.

The family were driving home from Newsome and didn’t spot the dark object until looking at the snaps later at home. What do you think?

UFO snapped over Huddersfield by Kayleigh Heeley on mum Jean Johnson's phone
UFO snapped over Huddersfield by Kayleigh Heeley on mum Jean Johnson's phone (Photo: Jean Johnson)

Update: Car accident on Wakefield Road

A bit more detail on that car accident: police were called by the ambulance service to the junction between Wakefield Road and Sand Street just after 9am following the collision between a Ford Fiesta and a motorbike.

The male motorcyclist was uninjured, as was the Fiesta driver. Recovery was arranged for the vehicles and the road is now clear. This picture of the scene was sent to us by Twitter user @huddsrover.

RTC on Wakefield Road, Huddersfield
RTC on Wakefield Road, Huddersfield (Photo: Twitter - @huddsrover)

Accident near Shorehead Roundabout

Reports of a road accident near Shorehead Roundabout on Wakefield Road - this is affecting the traffic heading towards the town centre.

Four-foot dead SNAKE found at Taylor Hill bus stop

Taylor Hill residents Barry Taylor and his daughter Esmee got in touch after a four-foot dead SNAKE was found at the bus shelter opposite their house on Taylor Hill Road this morning.

Takes your morning commute to a different scale... (sorry!)

The orange reptile, which has begun shedding its skin, has baffled residents with its origins a mystery. It comes a few weeks after an orange cornsnake was captured in Longwood after being found in a resident’s garden.

Snake found in bus shelter at Taylor Hill, Huddersfield.
Snake found in bus shelter at Taylor Hill, Huddersfield.

M62 now CLEAR

A further update on the earlier M62 traffic: the coast appears to be clear now. Both the broken down vehicle and an earlier accident on both carriages have been cleared and traffic has reportedly eased.

It’s off to work we go!

Stock Pics: M62 motorway junction 23.
Stock Pics: M62 motorway junction 23. (Photo: Simon Morley)

Today's weather

Don’t forget your raincoats and brollies today. Showers expected throughout the afternoon with chilly temperature highs of 10 degrees.

The sun may make an appearance later although rain is to prevail throughout the day.

Huddersfield weather 18/10/16
Huddersfield weather 18/10/16 (Photo: Met Office)

Road closed in Greenfield

An update on the road closure on Manchester Road in Greenfield: this is likely to last well into the day due to a burst water main.

The road is closed between Well-I_Hole Road and Dacres Road and affecting any traffic heading from Holmfirth towards Manchester. If you’re heading over that way today best stick to the M62 and cross your fingers there are no further delays, or find an alternative route around the closure.

Road closed in Greenfield
Road closed in Greenfield (Photo: Google Street View)

Full moon over Emley Mast

Roger Kinder sent us this stunning shot of the full moon over Emley Moor Mast.

If it inches any closer it looks like it could burst!

Full moon over Emley Moor Mast - taken by Roger Kinder
Full moon over Emley Moor Mast - taken by Roger Kinder (Photo: Roger Kinder)

More traffic updates

Busy in Greenfield too this morning. Manchester Road is closed in both directions due to a burst water main between between Dacres Road (Greenfield) and B6175 Well-I-Hole Road (Mossley).

Also here is a picture of aforementioned M62 chaos: this is near junction 23:

M62 busy at Rishworth
M62 busy at Rishworth (Photo: Motorway Cameras)

Morning traffic

Good morning, all! Issues on the M62 this morning...one lane closed eastbound between junctions 22 and 23 near Rishworth due to a broken down vehicle so expect delays there.

There is also one lane close westbound between junctions 21 and 20 due to a three-vehicle accident, with congestion back to Rishworth. Rishworth not the best place to be if you’re using the motorway this morning so definitely worth finding an alternative route.

Welcome to Tuesday's live blog

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today.

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