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Scrap metal on M62

We’re getting reports of scrap metal debris on the M62 just before J24.

International food market continues

Our reporter Andrew Robinson is down at the food market in Huddersfield town centre today! It’s on all weekend.

Looking for a Christmas job?

Loads of employers are looking for temporary Christmas staff at the moment - you could even be Santa!

Click here for a guide.

Rush hour traffic round-up

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

1) Slow traffic on A629 Huddersfield Road Northbound at A646 Dryclough Lane / Haigh Lane, congestion to A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road. In the roadworks area.

A lane closure is in place.

2) Slow traffic on A58 Halifax Road in both directions at A644 Brighouse Road.

3) Delays on the A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is 14 minutes.

Police appeal for help tracing man

Detectives in Kirklees have released an e-fit image of a man who they would like to identify in connection with a robbery in Dewsbury.

The offence occurred around 7.30pm on Sunday, 30 September, on Maple Road, Dewsbury.

A man has approached the victim, a working taxi driver, and stole cash from him.

Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit image or who has any information that could assist the ongoing investigation is asked to call Kirklees CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13170453350.

E-fit released by police in connection with theft on Maple Road, Dewsbury.
E-fit released by police in connection with theft on Maple Road, Dewsbury.

MP questions minister over HRI

Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker invited a government minister to visit local health services - but he said no.

In a Commons debate about NHS Staffing Levels, the Labour MP said: “Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, which is in my constituency, is currently facing plans for a downgrading that would result in the loss of 500 hard-working professionals.

“Is it too much to ask for the Minister, or the Secretary of State, to visit the hospital, as I have requested, before those hard-working trained professionals are lost, and can he assure me—and my constituents—that those cuts, and the pressures on nearby hospitals, will not jeopardise the safety of patients? “

The speaker told her off for her two-question speech.

Philip Dunne, the Minster of State for the Department of Health, ruled it out.

He said: “As the hon. Lady will know, the local joint health overview and scrutiny committee has referred those proposals to the Secretary of State, and it would not be appropriate for me to visit the hospital while the referral is in progress.”

General Election count, Cathedral House, Huddersfield. Thelma Walker.
General Election count, Cathedral House, Huddersfield. Thelma Walker.

The minister said the “number of nurses on our wards increased by more than 11,000 since May 2010” and the NHS has nearly 11,300 more doctors, over 2,700 more paramedics, over 26,000 more supporters for clinical staff, and 5,700 fewer administrators, with plans for 25% more nursing training places.

M62 lane closure

There’s one lane of the M62 closed and heavy traffic due to lorry having a tyre changed.

It’s on the M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Lane one (of four) is closed.

Water pipe repairs

A number of Elland homes are currently without water.

Yorkshire Water say they are repairing a water pipe and have had to close the supply off.

It’s affected people in the HX5 postcode, Grasmere Drive, Elland.

An evening with MPs

Fancy having a chat with two local MPs?
Huddersfield’s Barry Sheerman and Colne Valley’s Thelma Walker are hosting an ‘evening with’.

It takes place on Thursday October 19 from 7pm-8.45pm at the Media Centre and is aimed at those aged 15 and 21.

Its organised by Conscious Youth, a Huddersfield organisation, and takes place at the Media Centre on Northumberland Street.

Train station to close

Huddersfield Railway Station is to close for two days later this month, with no trains in or out of the station.

It affects Huddersfield Town football fans making the cross-Pennine trip to Anfield when they face Liverpool FC on the Saturday at 3pm.

Click here to find out more

Huddersfield Railway Station
Huddersfield Railway Station (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Appeal for relatives

Coroner’s officers are appealing for help in identifying any relatives of Susan Oliver from the Clifford area of Leeds who died recently.

Ms Oliver, of Moor Avenue, Clifford, died on 6 October, aged 64. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

It is understood she was married and divorced. Her married name was Welham.

It is also believed that she may have a brother called John Oliver, who lives in Lancashire, and possibly a sister who resides in Scotland.

Anyone with information about any family members of Ms Oliver is asked to call Coroner’s Officer Marie Silvester on 01924 292301.

Elland bypass is busy

There’s slow traffic on Calderdale Way, the A629 Huddersfield Road Northbound at A646 Dryclough Lane / Haigh Lane, congestion to A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

It’s in the roadworks area where a lane closure is in place.

Travel update

There’s very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.

Plus it’s slow traffic on A629 Cow Green at Bull Green Roundabout.

M60/M62 update

All lanes of the M60 and M62 affected by the lorry fire earlier have now re-opened.

Lanes one and two (of four) were closed until midday after restrictions had been in place since around 7am this morning due to complicated recovery of the lorry fire and clean up of the road.

This is the scene at Junction 21 westbound now which shows traffic has cleared

Body of man found after car fire

Police have confirmed that the body of a man was found at the scene of a car fire at Penistone Hill Country Park in Oxenhope, Bradford, yesterday.

The male is believed to be in his fifties.

His death is not thought to be suspicious at this time, although West Yorkshire Police say enquiries are continuing today to establish the circumstances.

Anyone with information which may assist this inquiry is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log reference 246 of 9 October.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police (Image: unknown)

Another knife incident in Huddersfield

Police have confirmed there has been another knife attack in Huddersfield.

They were called reports of an assault in Crosland Moor just after 7.40pm last night.

Two men were walking on Blackmoorfoot Road when they become involved in an altercation with a group of youths, resulting in two people being assaulted with a large knife.

A 38-year-old man was taken to hospital with a serious injury to his arm.

A second 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. He remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13170468783.


M1 traffic problems

There are two lanes of the M1 closed and slow traffic due to obstruction on the road.

It’s on the M1 Northbound at J43 M621 (Belle Isle).

Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.

Appeal for help tracing wanted man

Police are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

Wakefield CID would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Adam Henderson, age 21, from Middleton.

Adam Henderson is wanted on recall to prison for breach of the terms of his licence.

Detective Inspector Dave Watts of Wakefield District CID, said: “Adam Henderson is wanted on recall to prison and we have a number of enquiries ongoing to locate him.

“Anyone who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call Wakefield CID on 101. Information can also be given in complete anonymity to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

adam henderson
adam henderson

Lorry fire recovery

The queues on the M62 are easing and it’s now moving around junction 21 but another lane of the M60 has been closed for recovery work, so delays are still likely.

There is still recovery ongoing:

Castle Hill building is back on the agenda

There has long been rumours that this would return, and now it has.

The Thandi Partnership will this week find out if there are positive moves towards them re-building something on Castle Hill.

They want to build a cafe/restaurant with hotel rooms on the iconic site.

Click here to find out more

Huddersfield aerial pix - Castle Hill
Huddersfield aerial pix - Castle Hill

Planning meeting to begin

My colleague Nick Lavigueur is at the start of the public inquiry into Kirklees Council’s Local Plan.

The Local plan will set out what planning policies the council will use, where they will and won’t allow building, how many homes and employment sites are needed and so on.

he council’s blueprint to allow 31,000 new homes sent shockwaves through numerous communities when it was first announced two years ago.

Huge areas of green space were earmarked for new homes, including Kirklees’ only public golf course at Bradley Park, a large section of open countryside between Ravensthorpe and Mirfield and green belt land at Chidswell, Dewsbury.

Follow him on Twitter @grecian9 for updates and read more by clicking here

9 arrests in town centre operation

Nine people were arrested as part of a proactive policing operation tackling crime in Huddersfield.

The operation in the town centre last Friday saw police deal with drugs offences, possession of illegal weapons, anti-social and alcohol-related disorder. The operation also focused on carrying out licensing visits to the bars and clubs.

Nine people were arrested for various offences including affray, drink driving, theft, possession of Class B drugs and driving whilst disqualified.

Five vehicles were also seized as part of the operation, including vehicles being driven in an anti-social manor and without insurance. A machete was recovered from a vehicle and several persons were given directions to leave the town centre.

Huddersfield NPT Inspector James Kitchen, said: “We want to provide a strong message to people in Huddersfield that drugs offences, violence and possession of weapons will not be tolerated by West Yorkshire Police.

“We hope that our communities will be encouraged that we are taking proactive steps to remove criminality from the streets of Huddersfield.”

Crosland Moor incident

My colleague Andrew attended a crime scene in Crosland Moor last night.

It was on Blackmoorfoot Road and we understand a man may have been attacked, but are waiting for police confirmation.

Lorry fire still causing delays

Here’s what’s been causing the delays on the M62 today.

It was a lorry fire on the M60 which meant almost 2 hour delays stretching back to the M62.

It was affecting the westbound section.

Three lanes were closed for most of the morning, restricting traffic to only one lane. Now the fire has been completely extinguished and fire services have left the scene lane three has re-opened.

Tragedy as man dies in crash

Police are appealing following a fatal road traffic collision in Sowerby Bridge.

The incident happened on Holmes Road, Sowerby Bridge at around 16:41 yesterday, Monday 9 October.

A Yamaha motorbike and a Kia Seed car were involved in the collision, they were travelling in opposite directions and the collision occurred on the bend in the road.

Emergency services including ambulance were called to the scene.

The 42-year-old male rider suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with any information about this collision or saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number *1308 of 9 October.

Delays on local roads

There’s slow moving traffic on a few local roads:

1) Delays on A629 Halifax Road into town from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery). Travel time is 14 minutes.

2) Very slow traffic on A629 Cow Green at Bull Green Roundabout.

3) Three out of 4 lanes have re-opened on the M60/M62 westbound.

Traffic is slow

Highways England say 2 lanes have re-opened but travel time is still 1 hour 45 mins westbound from J21 on the M62.

Here’s the latest traffic cameras:

M62 delays

Morning, here’s a round-up of what’s happening on the roads:

1) Severe delays on the M60 Manchester which is affecting the M62 with delays of almost 2 hours.

There’s two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to lorry fire on M60 anticlockwise between J17 A56 (Prestwich / Whitefield) and J16 A666 (Pendlebury), congestion on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow).

Travel time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Lanes one, two (of four) remain closed. Three lanes were closed for most of the morning, restricting traffic to only one lane. Now the fire has been completely extinguished and fire services have left the scene lane three has re-opened.

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.

Holmfirth from above - by Tom Mason
Holmfirth from above - by Tom Mason

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