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All lanes reopened

Traffic now back to normal on the M62 after the earlier incident.

Debris on M62

Reports of lane blocked and very slow traffic due to debris on road on M62 Westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion to J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

M62 Motorway: Junction 24 at Ainley Top.
M62 Motorway: Junction 24 at Ainley Top. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

WATCH: All you need to know about rainbows

Who spotted the glorious rainbow over Huddersfield this morning? The Met Office have issued this insightful short video about one of Mother Nature’s finest weather spectacles.

Today's most read stories

Here’s what people have been reading the most so far today...

  • Parents have slammed a school after pupils were left to eat outside in a ‘cold, wet and draughty cattle shed.’ Read more on this here.
  • A woman who grew up in one of the area’s most isolated houses has talked about her childhood memories, and says they didn’t have any gas or electricity. Read her intriguing memories here.
  • Kasey Palmer has been ruled out for weeks in a massive Premier League blow to Huddersfield Town. See the latest on this here.
Kasey Palmer, in action for Town against Southampton, returned from England Under 21 duty with an injury
Kasey Palmer, in action for Town against Southampton, returned from England Under 21 duty with an injury

Landlord denies manslaughter in fatal house fire case

A landlord has pleaded not guilty over causing the deaths of two young boys in a fatal house fire.

Kamal Bains, 50, of Stableford Gardens, Birkby, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today charged with two counts of manslaughter by negligence.

Kamal Bains at Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield
Kamal Bains at Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

The charges relate to a house fire on Alder Street in Fartown last year in which three-year-old Logan Taylor and his brother Jake Casey, two, were killed. The case is to be sent to trial at a later date.

A floral tribute left outside the house in Alder Street, Huddersfield, where two boys believed to be aged two and three died after a house fire
A floral tribute left outside the house in Alder Street, Huddersfield, where two boys believed to be aged two and three died after a house fire (Image: PA)

Excessive drinking can damage young people's brain, research reveals

Research has revealed that partying too hard can cause damage to the brain.

Young people in their late teens and early 20s are still in the process of wiring up their brains, and scientists fear excessive drinking might impair their neural development. The researchers monitored electrical activity in the brains of 80 first year students from a Spanish university who were quizzed about their drinking habits.
In self-confessed binge-drinkers they found neural changes that looked like early signs of brain damage. Bad news for students!

man drinking a pint of beer, ale, pubs, stock

Picture of the day: Mother Nature at her finest!

This stunning picture of Huddersfield’s night sky was sent to us by James Brook.

It was captured from Huddersfield Observatory (the building in the left corner) at Crosland Moor.

Night sky over Huddersfield, taken from Huddersfield Observatory
Night sky over Huddersfield, taken from Huddersfield Observatory (Image: James Brook)

M62 now opened to one lane

One lane has reopened on the M62 following this nasty-looking collision.

Horrifying CCTV of masked axe-wielding robbers

Police have released CCTV stills of armed robbers who wore fancy dress masks to rob a bank yesterday.

The robbers struck at the Lloyds Branch on Queen Street in Morley yesterday lunchtime. The three men were armed with an axe and a long-barreled firearm and threatened staff before fleeing with a quantity of cash.

Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank
Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

They left the scene in a grey Audi SQ5, driven by a fourth suspect.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Hails, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was a very frightening experience for the three members of bank staff and an elderly customer who was in the branch. Thankfully no-one was injured.”

Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank
Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank (Image: West Yorkshire Police)
Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank
Armed robbers wearing fancy dress masks struck at a branch of Lloyds Bank (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

WATCH: Traffic halted by overturned caravan on M62

If you’re stuck on the M62 this lunchtime, this’ll be why...

Highways England say the carriageway is now fully closed as officers recover the caravan from the scene.

WWII soldier's newly marked grave unveiled at war cemetery

Some pictures from the service held at Oosterbeek Cemetery in the Netherlands yesterday.

The unnamed soldier was revealed to be Dewsbury Lance Corporal William Loney earlier this summer thanks to the work of Dutch researchers.

Rededication service for Lance Corporal William Loney. Local school children from Oosterbeek lay flowers on LCpl Loneys grave with the assistance of Reverend Dr Brutus Green
Rededication service for Lance Corporal William Loney. Local school children from Oosterbeek lay flowers on LCpl Loneys grave with the assistance of Reverend Dr Brutus Green
Rededication service for Lance Corporal William Loney. Members of the Parachute Regiment pay their respects to LCpl Loney
Rededication service for Lance Corporal William Loney. Members of the Parachute Regiment pay their respects to LCpl Loney

Overturned caravan on the M62

Reports that the M62 is narrowed down to the hard shoulder westbound near Goole, East Yorkshire, due to an overturned caravan.

All three lanes are shut - this will likely result in long delays.

M1 traffic clearing after earlier closure

Delays clearing now on the M1 northbound after this morning’s accident.

Pensioner victim of distraction burglary at her home

Police are appealing after an elderly lady was burgled in her own home in Linthwaite.

The 83-year-old had her purse stolen at her home on Hazel Grove yesterday when a man knocked on her door and distracted her before getting inside.

The burglary happened at around 2pm. Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything or who has CCTV to get in touch with Kirklees CID via 101 with the crime reference number 13170423456.

Police were called to a 'work related death' in Marsden

This morning's headlines

What’s happening in the world this morning?

BORIS JOHNSON HOSTS MEETINGS ON HURRICANE RESPONSE AND NORTH KOREA THREAT
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is hosting top level international meetings on Thursday to discuss issues ranging from the response to Hurricane Irma to North Korea’s nuclear programme. Fresh from a visit to British overseas territories that were hit by the natural disaster, Mr Johnson is holding talks with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and French political director Nicolas de Riviere about the aftermath of the hurricane. In separate talks, the trio will discuss fresh ways to respond to North Korea’s latest nuclear test after the UN security council approved new sanctions against Pyongyang.

FLORENCE TO HOST THERESA MAY FOR PM’S HIGH-PROFILE BREXIT SPEECH
Theresa May is to travel to a historic European city to unveil further details of her vision for Britain’s future outside the EU. The Prime Minister’s high-profile Brexit speech in the Italian city of Florence on September 22 is likely to be seen as a bid to break the deadlock in withdrawal negotiations, which resume in Brussels three days later. It comes amid warnings that progress in talks on the UK’s divorce deal has been too slow for discussions to move on to the question of a future trading relationship as Britain desires.

GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY TO BEGIN WITH OPENING STATEMENT
The chairman of the public inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire will deliver his opening statement in the first public hearing of the contentious probe. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the retired judge chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to lead the inquiry, will give his address at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London. The former Court of Appeal judge will not take questions following the hearing, which is expected to last around 45 minutes.

Grenfell Tower
An inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy will open today

M1 accident recovered

Looks like the motorway should be re-opening fairly soon.

Tailbacks are very long, so this may take a while to get shifted.

Today's weather

A fairly dry and mild day ahead of us in the Hudd today.

Mother Nature has overcast skies, a glimmer of sunshine and the potential for light showers in store for us. Temperatures to reach a high of 14 degrees.

Weatherman Paul Stevens has said September is to be a “very wet month”, with a month’s worth of rain falling in the first week of this month. It’s that time of year to start getting the old Winter coat out again!

Umbrellas out in force in Huddersfield.
Umbrellas out in force in Huddersfield.

Thieves caught on CCTV breaking into woman's car

Recognise these men? A woman who had her car broken into has released CCTV images.

The thieves broke into Alyson Lewis’ car on Nook Walk in Dewsbury Moor yesterday morning, stealing a cordless drill, a phone charger and expensive aftershave.

CCTV of car being broken into in Dewsbury
CCTV of car being broken into in Dewsbury (Image: Alyson Lewis)

Traffic lights out at Fartown

We’re being informed that the traffic lights are currently out of service at the junction between Bradford Road and Fartown Green Road/Spaines Road in Fartown.

This is a very busy junction so is likely to cause some hold ups.

New £10 note enters circulation today

There’s a new kid on the block for our currency today.

The new polymer £10 note is released into public circulation. The note features author Jane Austen and is said to be harder than ever to counterfeit. The first is to be presented to the Queen.

Find out more here.

The new £10 note featuring author Jane Austen
The new £10 note featuring author Jane Austen (Image: PA)

Update on missing teen

Missing teenager Jennifer Budi has now been found safe and well, police have confirmed this morning.

What's happening on the roads?

The M1 northbound is closed this morning with very slow traffic due to an overturned lorry in the Leeds area.

This is causing a backlog of standstill traffic between junctions 44 to 47, so give the area a wide berth and seek an alternative route.

We also have the usual slow traffic on the M62 eastbound on the approach to junction 27 for the M621.

Here’s what’s happening on the local roads:

  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
  • Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62

Good morning, Huddersfield

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 Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also 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.

Northern lights spotted over the Holme Valley
Northern lights spotted over the Holme Valley (Image: Matthew Woodhall)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

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 social media here .