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Too serious for a speed awareness course

Rush-hour round-up

Here’s an overview of what’s happening on the roads:

Slow traffic on A640 New Hey Road in both directions at Moor Hill Road.

Very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.

Very slow traffic on A629 Cow Green at Bull Green Roundabout. Travel time is eight minutes.

A629 Halifax Road out of town busy but moving from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is eight minutes.

MP tackles PM on climate change

Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker has written to the Prime Minister about climate change.

She wants a commitment to the Paris Agreement

Stop the trains!

A radical idea to stop trains stopping in Marsden has been suggested to cut down on Ale Trail problems.

Colne Valley councillor Nicola Turner has made the suggestion.

It comes after a spate of problems in Marsden and Slaithwaite lately, caused by people no the Ale Trail.

Clr Nicola Turner, leader of the Kirklees Liberal Democrat group
Clr Nicola Turner, leader of the Kirklees Liberal Democrat group

Accident moved onto hard shoulder

The accident on the M62 has been moved onto the hard shoulder where emergency services remains.

All lanes have been re-opened, but there is still slow traffic due to accident Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Lane three (of three) was blocked until around 14:25 traffic was temporarily held until around 14:20.

7 charged with violent disorder

Two men have appeared in court this morning accused of murdering a man who died following a disturbance outside a Dewsbury pub.

Jonathan Binns aged 32 (pictured), had received serious injuries having been knocked down by a vehicle leaving the scene.

Our court reporter Emma has sent this report from Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

And West Yorkshire Police have this afternoon announced seven other men have been charged in connection to it.

Charged with violent disorder are: Jonathan Newby, 21, Ryan Scaife, 18, Kallum Harris, 19, Ashley Longstaff, 19, Reece Hinchcliffe, 18 and also a 17-year-old male, all are from the Thornhill area of Dewsbury.

Another male aged 17, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.

An 18-year-old male remains on police bail pending further investigation.

They will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on 1 September and all are on police bail.

Jonny Binns who died following an incident outside the Scarborough Pub, The Town, Dewsbury
Jonny Binns who died following an incident outside the Scarborough Pub, The Town, Dewsbury (Image: West YorkshirePolice)

Scene of M62 accident

This is the scene, with police having closed off one lane (lane three) due to the accident.

M62 incident

One lane of the M62 is blocked and there’s very slow traffic due to accident.

A car and a van are involved in the incident on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Lane three (of three) is blocked.

Bad news if you're a British Gas customer

British Gas has announced it is to hike its electricity tariffs by 12.5% in September in a move affecting 3.1 million customers.

The Big Six energy giant confirmed the price rise, which will take effect on September 15. The price hike will mean an average dual fuel bill for a typical annual household tariff will rise by £76 to £1,120 - a 7.3% increase.

The group said it will give more than 200,000 customers receiving a warm home discount a £76 credit to offset the tariff increase.

Centrica-owned British Gas said the price rise is its first since November 2013 and the group pledged to help protect more than 200,000 vulnerable customers from the increase.

British Gas
British Gas

Theme park rides closed for safety reasons

Six UK theme park rides have been closed following an incident on a similar ride in the US in which a teenager died.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said five rides were re-inspected and temporarily taken out of use after the incident at Ohio State Fair on July 26.

Three of the closed rides are at Pleasurewood Hills theme park in Suffolk, Coney Beach Fair in Porthcawl, South Wales, and Brean Theme Park in Somerset, the HSE said.

A fourth is operated by Ryan Crow Amusements at funfairs in the North East, and a ride owned by a Joseph Manning in Hertfordshire has also been served with a prohibition enforcement notice.

A sixth ride at Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire was immediately taken out of use by the operator independently of the HSE.

Lightwater Valley said its Eagle’s Claw ride was not running, telling visitors: “Due to circumstances beyond our control this ride is currently closed, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The HSE said it was aware of the “tragic accident” involving the KMG Afterburner, which was themed as Fire Ball in Columbus, Ohio.

Bus/rail replacement

It’s the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival this weekend but getting there might cause a few problems as the trains are not running to Huddersfield.

Bus services will replace trains and here are the details

Warning to animal owners

An RSPCA Inspector has raised fears about potential poisoning of animals in a Calderdale area.

Inspector Emma Dingley has said that a cat and a dog have been poisoned after digesting a chemical solution left in the Sowerby Bridge area.

It has happened in the last few days and she has issued an appeal for information and also to help raise awareness among animal owners so they can be extra vigilant.

Insp Dingley said: “There have been a few poisoning incidents, so if people notice their pets become unwell get them to the vet straight away.

“Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”

RSPCA
RSPCA (Image: RSPCA)

Animals on M62

The Matrix sign on part of the M62 is set to 50 mph.

It’s due to heavy traffic due to animals on road on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

M1 incident

There is stationary traffic due to rolling road block and debris on road on M1 Southbound between J38 A637 (Darton / Huddersfield) and J37 A628 (Barnsley / Dodworth).
Lane three (of three) was closed until around 12:47 when a rolling block was put in place to remove the debris from the carriageway.

Do you know Katherina Gill?

Can you help West Yorkshire Police trace a woman thought to have lived in the Burley area of Leeds in the late 1970s?

Officers want to speak to Katherina Gill. She is not missing and is not a suspect in a crime.


It is believed she would now be aged around 63 and that Gill was her birth or maiden name. She may have married or changed her name from Gill.
Very little is known about her and officers have been making extensive enquiries to trace her. These have so far failed and so the Force is taking the unusual step of making an appeal.
DS Siddall of West Yorkshire Police, said: “I would appeal to social media users to please share our appeal. Or if you are the person concerned or have information about that person then please come forward.”
Call DS Siddall on 101.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police (Image: unknown)

A Yorkshire leader

Council leaders including Kirklees’ Clr David Sheard have spoken about unity and the potential for a directly elected mayor.

A statement issued by the leaders of all West Yorkshire councils says: “Today is Yorkshire Day and therefore it seems right to talk today about our county, its ambitions and our identity. Last Friday, Yorkshire Leaders met in York in a positive and constructive meeting and agreed that they have strong common cause. The county is big enough and bold enough to want to carve out its own destiny. Leaders were focused on increasing productivity and growing an inclusive economy that works for all.

“The Leaders agreed unanimously to form a ‘coalition of the willing’, working towards securing a single ambitious devolution deal for the Yorkshire authorities and areas wanting to work together on this basis. This would in the first instance be based on the Government’s present requirements of a directly elected mayor with clear responsibilities yet to be determined. All Leaders present, including Barnsley and Doncaster, supported this approach as well as supporting a deal for Sheffield and Rotherham, should they seek to pursue that as an option.


“Over the coming weeks, the Leaders committed to exploring these proposals with colleagues, local stakeholders including MPs, business, unions and political groups. Leaders plan to meet again in early September to decide how best to take this negotiation forward with Government at pace and with local backing.


“It is a Happy Yorkshire Day across the whole of this great and historic county - a county with the potential for as great a future as a past.”

Weekend event

On Saturday a charity fundraiser for Riding for the Disabled is taking place at Queensgate Market Hall.

It is for the benefit of Riding for the Disabled (RDA), which is a national voluntary organisation, that promotes the therapeutic benefits that riding horses has for people with disabilities.

The Huddersfield branch of RDA, along with Queensgate market tenants association, are again holding another bigger event, having raised in excess of £750 at a similar event.

Shetland ponies Bonnie and Amber, provided by Red Rock Ponies, will be available to ride for £1, for the under six years of age. There will also be music, face painting, small fun fair rides and slides.

Police

Armed police have surrounded a building at Leeds Dock. Witnesses told to stay clear of the windows.

Here's how we're celebrating Yorkshire Day!

Huddersfield Library and Holmfirth Co-op have just shared their Yorkshire Day celebrations!

Police

We’re just checking out reports of police activity in Leeds Road, near the junction with Vine Street last night.

Witnesses told a man was collapsed in the road. Police and ambulance were on the scene.

Police patrol car
Police patrol car

The Piece Hall is finally re-opening today!

Piece Hall - A general view of the inside of the Piece Hall in Halifax.
Piece Hall - A general view of the inside of the Piece Hall in Halifax.

Once the centre of the global woollen trade - The Piece Hall, in Halifax has undergone a £7million transformation.

And at 10am today, Halifax-born British wheelchair racer and Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft MBE will ring The Piece Hall bell to mark the start of trading, echoing the first ever day of business in 1779.

Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft
Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft

The hope is it will become a contemporary, leisure, retail, cultural and heritage destination and the beating heart of a world-class cultural quarter.

The transformation has been made possible thanks to funding from Calderdale Council, a £7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation.

Supermarket Safeway is to make a come back!

Supermarket giant Morrisons is relaunching the Safeway brand after striking a deal with McColl’s to supply the convenience store chain with groceries.

The partnership will see the supermarket supply both Morrisons and Safeway own-brand products to 1,300 convenience shops and 350 newsagents starting from January next year.

Jonathan Miller, chief executive of McColl’s, said the tie-up was “transformational” for the company and would prove to be a “defining moment” after boosting its estate by snapping up 298 Co-op stores.

Stay safe at sea: RNLI warns August is the deadliest month

August is the deadliest month along Britain’s coastline and holidaymakers are being warned to take extra care on the beach.

Some 122 people have died at sea during the month of August in the last five years, according to the RNLI.

During the summer months, people often get into danger when lilos drift too far out to sea, some get stuck in riptides and “tombstoning”, where people jump from cliffs or sea walls into the sea below.

The RNLI is urging anyone who sees someone fall into open water to call the emergency services straight away, although latest figures suggest that only a fifth of the population would actually do so.

Travel

Here’s a round-up of how things are looking on the roads at the moment:

Heavy traffic on A650 Westgate Hill Street in both directions between A651 Bradford And Heckmondwike Road / Denbrook Avenue and A6177 Rooley Lane (Dudley Hill Roundabout) due to roadworks.

Slow traffic and one lane closed on A650 at M62 J28 (Tingley) at the roundabout, again due to roadworks.

One lance closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M1 Southbound between J46 A63 (Leeds Colton / Garforth) and J45 A63 Pontefract Lane (Leeds Cross Green).

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a Wakefield teenager.

Seven Hogan, 16, has not been since Saturday. She has long ginger hair, black skirt and white blouse. Anyone with information should ring police on 101 - ref 1469.

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Yorkshire folk have a reputation for being straight talking, unpretentious – and proud and it’s these character traits that make Tykes some of the happiest people around.

That’s according to research commissioned by internet service provider Plusnet for Yorkshire Day.

See the full story here.

Hello Huddersfield! Reporter Louise here, bringing you the latest, news, weather and travel for your morning commute. Nothing significant on the roads this morning and no fires to report from over night.

Good morning, Huddersfield

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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.

Shafts of sunlight over Thurstonland from Castle Hill.
Shafts of sunlight over Thurstonland from Castle Hill.

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