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Traffic: M62 congestion
There is very slow traffic on the M62 westbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and 26 (Chain Bar)
It has been caused by a broken down vehicle.
There are also reports of slow traffic on the M62 westbound between Milnrow and Rochdale.
Traffic: M62 west
We are also getting reports of congestion on the M62 westbound between junction 27 and 26.
The cause is a broken down vehicle.
One lane is closed and traffic is said to be very slow.
Traffic: M62 congestion
We are getting reports of congestion on the M62 eastbound at junction 27.
A source has just told us: “Police have totally shut off the M62 at junction 27 eastbound - looks like they’ve stopped a lorry. Traffic is chaos.”
We have contacted West Yorkshire Police for a comment.
Congestion on Trinity Street
Road police operation in Holme & Colne Valleys
Police have released details from a road policing operation led across the Holme and Colne Valleys last week.
The multi-agency operation was on Wednesday as part of Road Safety Week. Authorities handed out:
- Four speeding tickets
- One ticket for no MOT
- Two tickets for false number plates
- A prohibition for faulty indicators
- A prohibition for a faulty suspension and the SRS lamp on
- Two prohibitions for leaving SRS lamps on
- One prohibition for faulty brakes
- One prohibition for a faulty transmission
- One prohibition for faulty brake lights on a commercial vehicle
- One prohibition for missing wheel nuts on a commercial vehicle
Halifax Road blocked in Ripponden
Halifax Road in Ripponden is currently blocked in both directions with very slow surrounding traffic. This is due to an accident involving one car between the junctions for Elland Road and Stubbing Lane.
Driver caught without licence or insurance
Police to share their exploits in 24 hour tweetathon
Ever wondered what police really get up to on a typical day? Well tomorrow they’ll be showing us...through the method of social media (what else?).
A selection of staff are taking part in a 24 hour tweetathon tomorrow, documenting what they do and where they go throughout the day.
Chief Inspector Sally Fryer said: “This isn’t just about ‘bobbies on the beat’ but about the sum of all of our parts - it’s about everything ‘Team West Yorkshire’ does during the course of an entire day.
“There will be messages about positive action, inclusivity and diversity, force priorities, the demands on the 101 non-emergency service and to demonstrate the many and varied calls for service we receive.”
A few handy accounts to follow are:
- @WYP_RPU (Road Policing Unit)
- @WYPHorses (Mounted Section)
- @WYPDogs (Police Dogs)
- @MarkBW_WY (Police & Crime Commissioner)
- You can also follow all police tweeathon updates via the hashtag #WYP24
Striker Pyke on month's loan to Wrexham
Town striker Rekeil Pyke has joined Wrexham on a month’s loan.
The 19-year-old is a member of the club’s under-21 team and has not yet made any appearances with the team.
Keeping safe and crime-free in winter frost
A few wise words of advice from police as we begin waking up to frost this week...
Appeal to trace Leeds United fans
Do you recognise any of these men who are thought to be Leeds supporters? Police want to speak to them after disorder untangled following the match with Derby County last month.
Police released the pictures this afternoon in a bid to speak to fans who witnessed riots that broke out following the 1-0 loss to Leeds on the away match on October 15.
Anyone who recognises the men shown should call PCs Allan Guy or Rob Beeston on 101, or 0345 123 3333 if you are calling from outside Derbyshire.
...and gets a well-earned rest!
Here he is after learning the re-pork-ussions of wandering into a stream...
Pictured: Savvi the pig rescued from stream
And here is a picture of THAT 15 stone pig being rescued from the stream yesterday.
His name is Savvi, although he isn’t too wise to the potential hazards of wandering into a muddy stream. At least you can say he’s not boar-ing...
Report reveals 50,000 tweets sent "praising" Jo Cox's killer
A report on hate speech on the web has revealed that 50,000 tweets were sent celebrating the murder of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox in the aftermath of her death.
The report published yesterday claims the tweets were sent from 25,000 separate accounts on Twitter. Some branded her murderer Thomas Mair as a “hero” and “patriot”. A total of 53,000 tweets were studied by academics Imran Awan at Birmingham City and Irene Zempi at Nottingham Trent University posted in the week between Jo’s murder and the EU referendum in June, with trending words including “white power” and “traitor”.
Mair was sentenced to whole life in prison last week after being convicted of the politically-motivated killing.
Fury over use of animal fat in polymer bank notes
Animal rights protesters are campaigning against further production of new plastic bank notes, raising concerns they contain animal fats.
Fury among vegetarians and vegans erupted following confirmation by the Bank of England that the new polymer notes, released in September, contain the suet derivative.
The use of tallow in the notes has been branded by campaigner Doug Maw as “disrespectful”. Tallow is used in the manufacturing of candles and soap.
Driver robbed of his car in Halifax
Police are appealing after a man had his car robbed in Halifax last night.
It happened when the man pulled up outside an off licence in his silver Toyota Yaris on Boothtown Road at about 7.30pm and got out. The victim was approached from behind by two men, one who grabbed him while the other made for his car keys.
Fearing he would be hurt, the man gave the men his keys who made off in the car. The Yaris was later recovered on Bradford Old Road in Queensbury.
Anyone who saw the car last night is asked to contact DC Craig Aubrey at Halifax CID on 101.
Tributes paid to Huddersfield student
Tributes have been paid to a Huddersfield student whose body was found last week after he disappeared from home.
Jo Thompson, 22, was studying a degree in fine art illustration at the University. He was found in Sefton Park, Merseyside, after disappearing from near his family home in Liverpool earlier this month.
College friend Scott Hunter said: “The world is a weaker and undeserving place without you in it and I would just like to say thank you for being a part of mine, however for so briefly. Jo no matter what, you will always be loved. You were the butterfly in the hurricane.”
Terminally-ill youngster switches on Christmas lights
Five-year-old Zack Barrett, who has been diagnosed with a terminal rare form of brain tumour, got to switch on Halifax’s Christmas lights at the weekend!
Zack has only been given 18 months to live and as a result the community has been coming together to raise funds for giving him and his twin brother Leo as many memories as possible. This picture of them both with parents Katie and Ryan was posted by Asda’s Dewsbury store.
Water shut off in Lepton
Fifteen stone pig rescued from river
Firefighters had to rescue a 15 stone PIG from a stream in Skelmanthorpe yesterday.
The pig had gotten stuck in the stream on Saville Road and needed a little help moving... Specialist rescue crews used the surrounding environment and technical knowledge to create a ramp like structure and the owner lured the pig back out of the gully safely.
Specialist crews from Cleckheaton, along with trained Technical Rescue officers attended. Now that’s what we call having your bacon saved!
Man wanted on recall to prison
Police in Kirklees are re-appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a man who is wanted on recall to prison.
Jack Haynes, 21, is known to frequent the Batley and Cleakheaton areas. Mr Haynes is wanted on recall to prison; he has been previously convicted for various burglary offences.
Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101.
Missing man found
Missing man Matthew Lumb has now been found safe and well, police have said.
WW1 medals stolen from Thurstonland home
Burglars in Thurstonland stole prized WW1 medals alongside a host of other treasures.
The three medals, which are engraved with the name James Kilner, were taken from a home at Top Of The Hill. Also taken were a gold Rolex wristwatch, two gold pocket watches, a gold ladies watch engraved with “AM Wood, Lanehead Chapel, a 22ct gold pocket watch Albert, a half Sovereign Victorian head mounted on a 1970 pendant,a diamond and gold engagement ring and two plain gold ladies wedding rings.
Dress jewellery was also taken in the burglary. The home owners are said to be extremely distressed by the burglary, which took place overnight on November 19.
Anyone with information that can help is urged to call PC Sarah Culley of Kirklees CID via 101.
Broken down lorry on Wakefield Road
A broken down lorry near the Premier Inn in A644 Wakefield Road is causing HUGE delays for motorists coming off the M62 at Junction 25.
It took one of our reporters an hour to get off the M62 and make it to the Bradley office - the lorry, which is being hooked up to a tow truck, is completely blocking one side of the road, meaning traffic heading towards the M62 has to give way to oncoming cars before anyone can go anyway.
Lorries are only just squeezing past.
The clogged road has resulted in long queues along the M62 junction 25 sliproad and on Leeds Road/Cooper Bridge Road going towards Cooper Bridge roundabout.
Hopefully the lorry will be towed away soon!
Slow on the M1 northbound
Caution over thick sheet of ice on New Hey Road
Warning for drivers: there’s a thick sheet of ice at the junction of New Hey Road and Pole Gate at Outlane. Avoid the area...
Missing man has distinctive tattoo
Have you seen missing Matthew Lumb, from Greetland? The 23-year-old was last seen yesterday evening on Victoria Street but has not been seen since.
He is described as a white male, with short brown hair and a distinctive tattoo on his neck that reads ‘Lumby’.
Police are growing increasingly concerned and are appealing for anyone who has seen or heard from him since yesterday evening to contact police via 101 quoting 752 of 28/11.
Update on the M62
A couple of other issues on the M62 to make all you commuters aware of. Potential disruption near junction 22 eastbound due to a tarpaulin flying about. Traffic is also queuing at a standstill for the westbound exit sliproad at the Brighouse junction.
Cars are reportedly queuing in the hard shoulder all the way back to Hartshead and progress is crawling a lot slower than usual.