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Shoppers 'stuck in Sainsbury's after exit closed'

There has been some congestion in and around Sainsbury’s Shorehead store tonight.

It seems one of the two exits has been closed. The problem seems to be linked to roadworks on Wakefield Road.

One shopper said he had been stuck in the store car park for half an hour.

* Let us know if it affected you.

Nice Merc - sadly not insured.

Latest on the M62 crash from Highways Agency

Latest from Highways Agency following collision between two lorries on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top:

Crash between two HGVs causing M62 delays

Highways Agency staff are in the process of recovering the crashed HGVs on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top.

Crash involving two lorries on the M62
Crash involving two lorries on the M62 (Image: Highways Agency)

The Agency says the crash is causing delays.

According to our traffic partner INRIX, one of the lorries left the scene.

West Yorkshire Police said they were alerted at 2.40pm.

Two lanes of M62 closed near Ainley Top

Two lanes of the M62 westbound are closed and traffic is slow due to a crash involving two lorries between Brighouse and Ainley Top.

Lanes one and two (of four) are closed.

Motorway still snarled up following crane fire last night

Two lanes closed as recovery work is still being carried out at the scene of a crane fire on the M62 last night.

This is between junction 21 and 20 westbound, with congestion still stretching back to junction 22 at Rishworth Moor. Travel time is an hour and a half.

Residents beaten with baseball bats and knife in flat

Two men were beaten with a knife and baseball bats by thugs who broke into a Moldgreen flat yesterday.

The victims, aged 50 and 29, were in the kitchen in the Elmfield Terrace property when three men entered the flat and attacked them. One of the men suffered a laceration to his head and a fracture to his right hand in the attack, which police believe was targeted. The other victim suffered an injury to his hand which needed stitches.

The suspects made off in an unknown direction following the attack yesterday at around 5.20pm. Anyone with information should contact police via 101.

Elmfield Terrace, Moldgreen
Elmfield Terrace, Moldgreen

University friends jailed for selling drug 'up to 100 times stronger than heroin'

Two friends from University have been jailed for buying and selling £400,000 worth of a Class A drug on the dark web.

Aarron Gledhill, 27, from Huddersfield, conspired with Ross Brennan, 29, from York, to import and sell fentanyl - a drug which can be 100 times stronger than heroin, crystal meth and cocaine.

The court has heard how the two used encrypted messages to hide their transactions. Both pleaded guilty to drug and money laundering offences.

Brennan has been jailed for 13 years and eight month, while Gledhill has been jailed for three years and nine months at York Crown Court.

More on this story as we get it.

York Crown Court
York Crown Court

New picture of missing pensioner

Police have released a new picture of a Calderdale pensioner who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Officers are worried for the welfare of Cathryn Holdsworth who was last seen at Calderdale Royal Hospital on September 8. CCTV footage is thought to show the 72-year-old in Tesco the following day.

Inspector Toby Facey of Calderdale Police said: “It has now been over two weeks since Cathryn was last seen and we are growing more and more for Cathryn’s welfare. She has not be seen for around 10 days, which is very out of character.

“Cathryn lives with a number of health issues which make her more vulnerable and we are appealing to anyone who can assist us in locating her to come forward so we can make sure she is OK.”

Ms Holdsworth has links to Halifax, Lancashire and Cornwall. Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact police via 101.

Missing Cathryn Holdsworth
Missing Cathryn Holdsworth (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

National news

Here’s what else has been happening in the crazy world today...

MERKEL STRUGGLES TO FORM COALITION FOLLOWING SUCCESS OF FAR RIGHT NATIONALISTS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party have received their worst election result despite winning a fourth term in yesterday’s election. The leader was re-elected with 33% of the vote for the conservative CDU, and is negotiating to form a new government. It comes after the far-right party AfD won nearly 13% of the vote with the far-right’s first seats in the Bundestag in 50 years.

UBER APOLOGISE FOR MISTAKES AFTER LOSING LONDON LICENCE

Uber’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter of apology accepting it “must change” after the private hire cab giants lost their licence to operate in London over concerns for public security and safety. The decision was announced last week by TfL. Mr Khosrowshahi said “I apologise for the mistakes we’ve made”.

LABOUR ‘ARE THE GROWN UPS’ IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS, SAYS STARMER

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has told the Labour Party conference that its approach to Brexit is ‘grown up and pragmatic’, as the party vows its support for remaining in the single market. Mr Starmer has also accused the Tories of ‘joyriding’ the economy ‘off a cliff edge’ at the PArtys conference in Brighton.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference after a board meeting of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference after a board meeting of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin (Image: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Ice cream van stopped by police for not having insurance

Looks like it was a bit of a Rocky Roadtrip for this ice cream van driver this morning.

The truck was stopped on the M1 near Wakefield after officers were informed it was driving uninsured. They didn’t have to get the cones out, but it was far from an ice surprise when the driver had the van seized.

Thieves steal children's toy cars from a lorry

Police are appealing for help after a number of toy cars were stolen from the back of a lorry.

The thefts occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning when the childrens’ Mercedes Benz SLR ride-on toy cars were taken from the HGV in Birstall.

People are being urged to be vigilant of anyone trying to sell the toys in the area. Anyone with information should contact police via 101.

Thieves stole toy Mercedes ride-on cars from the back of a lorry
Thieves stole toy Mercedes ride-on cars from the back of a lorry

Water cut off after pipe burst in Hipperholme

Looks like there’s been a water burst in Hipperholme this morning.

Yorkshire Water engineers are at the scene on Halifax Road. Residents may find their supply has been cut off and are being given free bottled water.

Coroners appeal for relatives

Coroners have issued an appeal for relatives of a Calderdale man who recently passed away.

Michael Webster, aged 74, died in hospital on Thursday of natural causes. He lived in the Halifax area.

Anyone with information on any relatives of Mr Webster is asked to contact Coroner’s Officer Gemma Harrison on 01924 292 301.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

Still very busy on the M62

Things are still looking very slow on the motorway.

Delays are expected to continue until around midday. Here’s a shot of the traffic heading towards Greater Manchester coming down from Rishworth Moor.

Today's weather

It’s not been the best start to the day, weather-wise.

It’s not going to change much throughout the day, either. The weather is forecast to remain cloudy and at 15 degrees pretty much throughout the whole day. A small chance of rain according to the Met Office, but if this morning was anything to go by I’d still take your brollies with you wherever you’re going.

Gesture of goodwill from local shops in M62 chaos warms hearts

Just a note of thanks to the man who handed out bottles of water to trapped motorists on the M62 last night.

Three stores on Oldham Road, Rochdale, donated the bottles last night after a local man heard of the crash; these were Bargain Booze, Dean Service Station and Premier Stores.

The man, named only as Joe, headed to the stores asking for donations and gathered help handing them out to people stuck in their cars. He’s thanked the stores for the gestures of goodwill.

One man was branded a "saviour" for handing out bottles of water to trapped motorists
One man was branded a "saviour" for handing out bottles of water to trapped motorists (Image: Mohammad Dadu)

Idiots throw blue paint over police car

Officers in Calderdale were stopped in their tracks this morning by these complete morons.

Pc Morgan Taylor tweeted a picture of a police vehicle which had helpfully had blue gloss paint spilled all over the windscreen. Yes that’s right, because some people really do having nothing better to do.

This picture was taken in Hebden Bridge in the early hours of this morning.

Collision on already snarled-up motorway

If I were even thinking about using the M62 this morning, I’d just give up and go home.

We’re now seeing reports of an accident between junctions 21 and 22 westbound which has closed two lanes and is going to further add to the already horrendous delays. Lanes are reportedly back open but still a nightmare. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

Reports of animals on the M62

Signs on the motorway are saying there have been sightings on animals on the M62 eastbound between junction 24 and 26.

More reasons to take it easy and ideally avoid the motorway this morning!

Junction 24 of the M62 from Outlane bridge
Junction 24 of the M62 from Outlane bridge (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Delays still in place on the M62

Traffic is still very slow on the M62 westbound.

One lane is still closed at junction 21 as the scene is cleared following last night’s crane fire. Our traffic partners Inrix are reporting that delays are still as much as one hour and 10 minutes. Here’s the scene over Rishworth Moor at the moment.

Traffic still delayed on M62 westbound after crane fire
Traffic still delayed on M62 westbound after crane fire

Police still searching for Linthwaite slashing suspect

Police say they have not yet made any arrests after a knife incident in Linthwaite yesterday.

A man received non-life threatening wounds after the attack on Manchester Road at around 4pm. The latest from police is that there is no developments as of yet and they are still appealing to hear from anyone who saw the incident or who may have any information.

Contact Kirklees CID via 101 if you can help.

Police officers on the scene of a knife attack in Manchester Road, Linthwaite.
Police officers on the scene of a knife attack in Manchester Road, Linthwaite.

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning, leading on the story about Colne Valley High School’s latest attempts to curb knife crime and coverage of this weekend’s Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival.

What's happening on the roads?

The M62 is now open after a crane fire last night. The westbound carriageway was re-opened at around 4am after fire fighters left the scene. Traffic has been clear since around 6am.

The eastbound carriage is currently very slow around junctions 25 to 27,just routine rush hour traffic. Extra surface water from the rain is also slowing everything down so be wary of that. 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.

Mist over Huddersfield from Flockton Moor - taken by Kathryn Parry
Mist over Huddersfield from Flockton Moor - taken by Kathryn Parry (Image: Kathryn Parry - Facebook)

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