Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner's breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that's happening across West Yorkshire.

We'll be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we'll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Click here to download our app for news on the go and breaking news alerts.

If there's something you've noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on Facebook here .

Or, if you'd prefer to submit a story anonymously, you can enter details in the 'Got a story?' box on our homepage .

Paris makes public transport free

Paris has made its public transport free, the Independent reports - in a bid to cut down on air pollution. Should we do this here?

Heckmondwike robbery

A woman in her 40s was left shaken and upset after a group of men stole a shopping bag containing food she had just bought.

The victim was walking alone towards a car park near to the back of a pub in Strawberry Square, Heckmondwike, when she was approached by the men.

They started pulling on her handbag so she handed it to them. They also stole her shopping bag which was full of food.

She walked away unharmed but police officers say she was left upset and shaken by the incident with occurred at 4pm on Wednesday, 23 November.

Another picture from the M62

M62 crash

Here's the latest on the M62 incident

Five vehicles have been involved in a collision at 4.20pm a mile prior to Junction 27 on the Eastbound section of the M62 heading towards Leeds.
A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the vehicles involved a Ford Transit van, Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Fiesta, Ford Mondeo and an Audi.
Lanes three and four are currently blocked while police get to grips with the situation.
There are no reports of injuries so far.

More trouble on the M62

Two lanes are closed eastbound between J26 Chain Bar and J27 Birstall because of an accident

Latest court in brief reports

Click here for the latest reports from the courts

The UK's most unusual grotto is on your doorstep!

Get kitted out in your hard hat and battery lamp to discover Yorkshire’s most unusual grotto - 460ft underground at the National Coal Mining Museum!

Full story, video and pics

Barry Sheerman voted against government's Brexit plan - here's why

Huddersfield’s veteran MP has declared the government’s Brexit plan as “crazy”.

Barry Sheerman was one of only two Brexit rebels from Yorkshire at a key House of Commons vote last night.

Here’s what happened.

Well, Felix's portrait is pretty good!

Live: Wagner speaks on Huddersfield Town's slip in form at pre-match press conference

David Wagner is talking to the press at the moment ahead of this weekend’s match with Bristol City - click here for live updates

Blackburn Rovers 1 Huddersfield Town 1, 03.12.16: Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner salutes the fans.
Blackburn Rovers 1 Huddersfield Town 1, 03.12.16: Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner salutes the fans.

M62 fire update - all lanes reopened

All lanes have now been reopened following the fire on the M62 eastbound between J22 and J23. Traffic was also affected on the other carriageway by people slowing to have a look.

Here's when you can park for free in Town in the run up to Christmas

There’ll be free parking between now and the big day to boost town centre shopping - full info here

Market Hall car park
Market Hall car park

Watch Elland Bridge the day after the collapse

Bad news for Elland Bridge users

The bridge, which collapsed in January after horrendous floods, won’t make its December deadline for reopening.

Here’s why.

Felix's calendar website now working - here's how to get one

Felix the station cat’s calendar was so popular yesterday the website crashed!

It’s now back up and running - here’s how to get one!

Unexpected present for woman after missed bin collection!

A woman who rang Kirklees Council to complain that her street’s bins hadn’t been emptied got an apology – and a bouquet of flowers!

Retired Examiner receptionist Christine Battye - was was furious when last week’s Monday grey bin collection was missed.

She phoned the council - and on Tuesday manager Rashied Patel apologised - and gave her a bunch of blooms!

Here’s what she’s got to say about what happened.

Your stunning Christmas trees!

It’s National Christmas Tree day (no I haven’t heard of it either!)

You’ve been sending in pictures of your lovely decorations - have a look here!

Red Light District inspires Huddersfield singer songwriter

For years it personified the dark underbelly of Huddersfield.

Now Great Northern Street, part of the red light district once stalked by the Yorkshire Ripper, has provided unlikely inspiration to singer/songwriter Arro Jones whose latest track is a poignant tale of love, loss, corruption and broken dreams.

Listen to it here.

Here’s the full story.

The Beatles in Huddersfield

Today marks 36 years since John Lennon was shot dead.
Look back at the legend’s visits to Huddersfield during his Beatles years.

Lane 2 reopened

Lane two of the M62 eastbound past Stott Hall Farm has reopened.

Watch out for fog in the area as well as smoke.

Traffic building on the M62

M62 fire - traffic delays

This map shows where the problems are on the M62. If you’re heading towards Huddersfield, expect delays.

The delays on the M62 after the lorry fire
The delays on the M62 after the lorry fire (Image: Traffic England)

M62 fire: advice from Highways England

M62 fire

Here’s the latest

Eastbound

  • Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).
  • Lanes one and two (of three) are closed going past the farm house where the motorway splits.

Westbound

  • Smoke blowing across the road and people slowing to look at accident on M62 Westbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor). Vehicle fire on opposite side of the road.

M62 vehicle fire

Two eastbound lanes are closed and there is stop-start traffic due to smoke blowing across the road from a vehicle fire between J22 Rishworth Moor and J23 Huddersfield.

Sat nav thieves caught on CCTV

Do you recognise the men in this CCTV video?

A sales manager at a Suzuki dealership in Lockwood is appealing for help after thieves stole a £1,200 integrated sat nav device.

Ali Ijaz of Colin Appleyard Suzuki & Subaru Cars, LockwoodRoad, Folly Hall, said the men aged between 20 and 30 struck at 10pm on November 30.

He said: “We spent £6,000 having CCTV installed in January so we know exactly how long they took to steal it – three-and-a-half minutes.

Click here for the full story

Barry Sheerman votes against Brexit timetable

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman was one of just three northern MPs to vote against triggering Article 50 in line with the government’s timetable.

He was one of 23 Labour ‘rebels’.

Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman
Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman

Kirklees voted to leave the EU in the June referendum.

What do you make of his vote? Should he have voted in line with Kirklees’ referendum result or do you back his decision?

Aldi takes on M&S

Aldi is ramping up the battle for Christmas shoppers by increasing its festive food and drinks range as it takes aim at upmarket rivals Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason.

Aldi supermarket logo
Aldi supermarket logo (Image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

The German discounter said that its Christmas range is 11% bigger this year compared to last, making 2016 its biggest ever line up of festive products.

Aldi added it was “taking on” Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason with almost 200 items including a range of luxury Christmas hampers, rope-hung boxed smoked Scottish salmon and a jewelled layered pork pie.

Where are you doing your Christmas shop?

Nearly the weekend! Here's what's on

The weekend is nearly her! Got plans?

If not, we can help:

What’s on Huddersfield: Seven things to do this weekend