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Travel: Major disruption

There is major disruption on the trains this evening which has affected Grand Central services between London Kings Cross and Bradford and also disrupted Virgin Trains East Coast between Leeds and Kings Cross.

It has also disrupted Hull Trains between Kings Cross and Hull/Beverley.

A person has been hit by a train between Retford and Doncaster.

The disruption is expected to continue for the rest of the evening. Trains have been delayed or cancelled.

Virgin Trains customers may use East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras and Sheffield for connections to Doncaster.

Virgin Trains are running between London Euston and Scotland and between London and Manchester.

Details at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Travel: Trains cancelled after person hit by train

Several train services between Leeds and London’s Kings Cross have been cancelled tonight.

The following have been cancelled:

18:15 Leeds to Kings Cross.

19:03 Kings Cross to Leeds

19:16 Leeds to Kings Cross.

20:05 Kings Cross to Leeds.

Toys are on their way!

Well done West Yorkshire Police - and the generous people of Huddersfield.

Toys collected for two boys in care are on their way to them.

Let’s hope they have Christmas to remember.

Here’s a reminder of the story

Met warning of gales

The Met Office has issued a warning of strong winds over the coming days.

And Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says we could be in for a stormy Christmas Day.

Area of interest for dual carriageway revealed

An area of interest has been outlined for plans for a North Kirklees Orbital.

The dual carriageway is to be built south of Dewsbury, although right now is looking rather un-orbitally.

North Kirklees Orbital area of interest
North Kirklees Orbital area of interest

Slow traffic at Ainley Top

Row thickens between Farage and Jo Cox widower

The response to the row between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox has been huge today.

Social media users are now vowing to buy copies of the Jo Cox Foundation single to post to the UKIP politician, while anti-hate crime charity Hope Not Hate are crowdfunding to raise cash to take Farage to court.

The organisation released a statement after Farage said live on radio that Brendan Cox and Hope Not Hate would know “more about extremism than I do”. A spokesperson said the claim may be interpreted as libellous, adding: “That Nigel Farage made his remarks in the context of a discussion about Jo Cox, who was so brutally murdered earlier this year, makes them all the more poisonous and hateful.”

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage gives a media interview before leaving his home in Cudham, Kent, as his party made gains across the country following yesterdays voting in local council elections
(Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Wagner turns down role in Germany

David Wagner has turned down an opportunity to return to his home country and coach German club Wolfsburg.

It is understood the club approached Wagner yesterday, and he has since said no to the proposal.

Wolfsburg director Hans-Gerd Bode has dismissed growing speculation surrounding Huddersfield Town's David Wagner.
Wolfsburg director Hans-Gerd Bode has dismissed growing speculation surrounding Huddersfield Town's David Wagner.

IPCC appeal for witnesses in fatal collision

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Shelf, near Halifax, after a man died while reportedly fleeing an unmarked police car.

The collision, in which 29-year-old Antony Rogivska died after hitting a building before being struck by a bus, happened on Wednesday last week at the junction between Cooper Road and Carr House Road.

It is understood an unmarked police car had tried to stop Mr Rogivska before the collision.

police tape stock
police tape stock

Busy heading out of Dewsbury

Looking pretty heavy on Huddersfield Road in Ravensthorpe currently; traffic is busy heading towards Huddersfield particularly at Queen Street and Calder Road junctions.

Barry Sheerman using last question on HRI A&E

Barry Sheerman say he is using his last question to the House of Commons this year to again raise the issue of hospital shake up plans in Huddersfield.

Barry has raised the issue in the house on several occasions since the announcement to downsize HRI at the beginning of the year.

Train driver assaulted after confronting smoker

Police are investigating today after the driver of the Sheffield to Huddersfield Penistone Line train was assaulted for telling a man off for smoking.

The train had pulled into Barnsley Station when the driver spoke to the man from the train window, advising him not to smoke on the platform where it is prohibited.

The young man, believed to be about 17 years of age, began to swear and become abusive towards the driver. As the train left, the teenager is alleged to have spat towards the driver and flicked a cigarette into the cab. No one was injured in the incident, which happened December 5 at around 8.10pm.

Anyone with information is advised to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 143 of 19/12/16.

General view of a Northern Rail train
General view of a Northern Rail train

Town Hall reappears after months underneath scaffolding

After six months of being hidden behind scaffolding, the Town Hall’s facade has finally come back out to say hello.

Reporter Andrew Robinson took a short clip showing the building after its walls reappeared just in time for Christmas.

The scaffolding has been up while essential repair works got underway on the roof.

Clr Andrew Cooper slams fracking decision

Newsome ward councillor Andrew Green has spoken out against fracking proposals in North Yorkshire after a high court ruling giving them the green light.

Clr Cooper, the Green Party’s energy spokesperson, said local people had been “let down” by the decision.

He said: “The decision to allow fracking in North Yorkshire is a bitter blow not only to the communities there, who have fought so hard to stop this from happening, but to all who care about the fight against climate change. “If we are to stop climate chaos, there can be no new dirty fossil fuel infrastructure. No pipelines. No mines. No fracking.”

Clr Andrew Cooper
Clr Andrew Cooper

Incident of racial abuse on train

Officers want to speak to this man after a woman was racially abused on a train in Bradford.

The incident occurred when a man began making lewd comments towards her and started making loud sexual references about his girlfriend in front of other passengers.

He then began to hurl racial abuse at the victim before getting off the train at Frizinghall. Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 200 of 19/12.

Man police want to speak to following incident on Bradford train
Man police want to speak to following incident on Bradford train (Image: British Transport Police)

Lanes re-opened following M62 accident

All lanes on M62 westbound have now re-opened.

Delays on M62 westbound

One lane has been closed due to an accident, leading to heavy traffic on the M62 westbound this morning. This is affecting traffic between Rishworth Moor and Ainley Top. Expect delays if you’re heading in the Manchester direction.

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

Brendan Cox comes down on Farage over Berlin attack

The widower of murdered Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has got people talking on Twitter this morning, after attacking Nigel Farage’s response to the suspected terror attack in Berlin.

Following the horrific incident where a lorry crashed into a busy marketplace, killing 12 people, the former UKIP leader tweeted to say the attack was “no surprise”, calling it “Merkel’s legacy”.

Brendan Cox replied to say: “Blaming politicians for the actions of extremists? That’s a slippery slope Nigel”. The tweet has since been shared more than 4,500 times. Farage has since replied to Mr Cox’s response on LBC radio, saying “he would know more about extremism than me”.

Brendan Cox, Nigel Farage
Brendan Cox, Nigel Farage

Yorkshire has "highest rate of male suicide"

Yorkshire has the highest rate of male suicide, it has been revealed.

Statistics showed that 430 men took their own lives in 2015 - a 16% increase from the year before.

One of those statistics was talented Cumberworth footballer Marcus Moxon, 21, who tragically took his own life in May last year when he fell from the Denby Dale viaduct. An inquest in October last year heard Marcus had suffered from depression and left his friends voicemail messages to say goodbye following a night out.

If anyone is struggling, you can call Huddersfield Samaritans on 116 123.

Marcus Moxon
Marcus Moxon

Giants sign Aussie Jake Mamo

The Giants have confirmed the signing of Aussie Jake Mamo - a utility back from the Newcastle Knights in Australia.

The 22-year-old is currently recovering from a broken ankle but is expected to join the squad next month. He said he was excited to come to England, especially as he has “only ever lived at home”.

Newcastle Knights Jake Mamo has signed for Huddersfield Giants
Newcastle Knights Jake Mamo has signed for Huddersfield Giants

Busy on Manchester Road

Traffic update

Congestion on the M62 eastbound has cleared around the Chain Bar area. However, it’s looking busy in Hipperholme on Halifax Road heading towards Huddersfield.

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

Spate of car and van crimes in Mirfield

There are reports of a spate of car crime in Mirfield overnight last night. Many residents have woken up to find windows smashed and even metalwork damaged.

There are no reports of any thefts yet but we’ll keep you posted - police have been made aware.

Huddersfield Road resident Nikki Gott said she woke up in a festive spirit this morning only the find the windows of her Ford Ka had been smashed in. Nikki said: “I’m just really upset and angry as the car is the last thing my mother bought me before she passed away from cancer last year.”

Police
Police

Slow in Ovenden, Halifax

Busy traffic in Edgerton

Reports of busy traffic on Edgerton Road this morning, if you’re setting off to town that way.

Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road

Wakefield Road is also busy heading towards Cooper Bridge/Mirfield this morning if you’re coming in from Brighouse or the M62.

Slow on Huddersfield Road

Looks like it’s a bit slow driving towards Halifax this morning:

Today's front page

Our leading story in today’s paper is the phenomenal response to the appeal for toy donations for two boys in care in Huddersfield. It all started with a tweet from Sally Baines, and thanks to your generosity dozens of vulnerable children in Kirklees, as well as local food banks, are to receive donations.

Pick up a copy of today’s Examiner to read all about it, as well as a chance to win £150 in our Christmas competition!

Huddersfield Examiner
Huddersfield Examiner

Busy on the M62

The M62 is busy this morning heading east around Chain Bar, other than that it looks all quiet for now...