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Roadworks causing delays around hospital
There is queueing traffic on the A629 Salterhebble Hill, Halifax, and Huddersfield Road at the roadworks near the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane.
Travel time is six minutes.
Two West Yorkshire women killed in crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A65 near Austwick, Settle.
At approximately 10.45am on Saturday, a silver Nissan Micra hatchback was travelling on the A65 from Settle in the direction of Ingleton, when it left the road and collided with a tree.
The passenger, an 89-year-old woman from Morley, died at the scene.
The driver, an 87-year-old woman from Morley, later died from her injuries.
Please contact North Yorkshire Police, on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to the Major Collision Investigation Team.
Please quote reference number 12170207386.
Today's most read stories
Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website so far today:
- Plans for a £15m multi-storey car park behind Huddersfield Station have been revealed - read the full story here
- Turns out switching your heating on when you need it may not save you money, and may even cost you more - find out more here
- Huddersfield Town midfielder Kasey Palmer starts today for the Terriers’ Under 23s as they take on Barnsley FC in the Professional Development League - see our live updates from Canalside here
Motorcyclist injured in Shepley accident
We mentioned earlier about a collision on Lane Head Road in Shepley - police say a man has sustained leg injuries after coming off his motorbike.
The white Honda bike overturned near to the junction with Holmfirth Road, by the Sovereign garage, shortly after 1pm this afternoon. The bike has been blocking the road and causing some disruption.
Police and ambulance are currently at the scene.
Cannabis farm found at remote home
Police have seized nearly 200 cannabis plants from a rural home in Calderdale.
The garden was discovered at the isolated property in Shelf, with the plants removed by officers.
Pc Mark Butterfield, who helped seize the plants, said: “This was a sophisticated commercial set up likely to be generating hundreds of thousands of pounds in revenue for criminal gangs. This shows that no matter how safe they think they are we are committed to tackling and not tolerating organised crime groups in Calderdale.”
Car accident in Shepley
Reports of another accident at a blackspot near Shepley this afternoon.
This is on Lane Head Road near to the Sovereign garage at the junction with Holmfirth Road. Take care.
Two people injured in Paddock crash
A few people have been contacting us about a police incident in Paddock at Friday teatime and we’ve got some information on what happened.
Beech Street was temporarily shut off at the junction with Heaton Road after two cars collided.
A police spokesperson said: “Emergency services were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Beech Street, in Huddersfield last week. The incident happened at around 16:40 on Friday 17 November.
“Two vehicles were involved in the collision which were a purple Peugeot 108 and a green Ford. Two people suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. The road was blocked at the time due to the presence of emergency service vehicles.”
Thousands raised for Huddersfield charity rocked by thieves
Kind-hearted members of the public have clubbed together to raise thousands for a charity who help sick children.
Fairy Bricks provide Lego sets for children in hospices and in hospital, but were left devastated after thieves broke into their van and stole sets last week. Since the story was shared, the charity have announced this morning they have received £8,000 in donations.
Writing on their Facebook page, the charity wrote: “We don’t know if these sets will ever be recovered but knowing you’re all out there looking and listening gives us a huge amount of comfort.”
The charity have had donations of cash and more Lego sets, as well as offers to repair the van and fit alarms. What a lovely bunch of people you all are!
Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...
CHARLES MANSON, WHOSE CULT SLAYINGS HORRIFIED THE WORLD, DIES AGED 83
Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died after nearly a half-century in prison. Manson, 83, whose name to this day is synonymous with unspeakable violence and madness, died of natural causes at Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement.
ZIMBABWE’S RULING PARTY TO MEET AFTER ROBERT MUGABE IGNORES QUIT ULTIMATUM
Zimbabwe’s ruling party members have been summoned to a meeting this afternoon as talk of impeaching longtime President Robert Mugabe continues, according to the country’s state-run broadcaster. Mr Mugabe ignored a midday deadline by the party’s central committee to resign. He now faces impeachment when parliament resumes tomorrow. Meanwhile, government ministers are being urged to go about their work as usual as the political confusion continues.
I’M A CELEB LAUNCH IS ITV RATINGS HIGH... BUT STILL FALLS BELOW STRICTLY
The launch episode of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! scored ITV its highest overnight ratings of the year, but still did not manage to surpass BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. The jungle-based reality show was watched by an average of 10.3 million viewers, a peak of 11.2 million and an audience share of 46% when the new series kicked off on Sunday evening at 9pm. It has become the channel’s most successful programme of 2017 so far, according to overnight data, beating an episode of Britain’s Got Talent from earlier this year at an average of 9.4 million.
Broken down coach caused long delays on motorway
Holidays are off to a slow start for anyone who was on this coach this morning.
The bus broke down on the westbound carriage of the M62 heading towards Huddersfield. Delays still in place but are slowly easing.
Officer's heartwarming gesture for scared little boy
Most children are scared of something - but what a police officer did for this little boy when he was frightened will truly warm your heart.
Pc James Berriman bought a hot chocolate for the youngster when he became tongue tied at the Honley Christmas lights switch on on Saturday night.
The little boy, whose mother does not want him to be identified, is scared of police due to a bad experience earlier in his life, and became upset after his sister pointed out Pc Berriman at the event.
The mum-of two said: “His tears turned to twinkles. He then shook his hand. When we got home he said, ‘when I’m older I’m going to be a police man and buy a little boy a hot chocolate’.” What a lovely tale!
One lane closed due to accident on M62
Reports of 20 minute delays on the M62 this morning after another accident on the westbound carriage.
One lane has been closed after two vehicles were involved in a collision near junction 22 at Rishworth Moor. Congestion is back to junction 23. Here’s the scene on the moors at the moment.
Mum speaks out about being burgled in police campaign
A burglary victim has spoken out about the trauma of finding her home raided and belongings stolen.
Mum-of-two Natalie Starr, 35, has teamed up with police to release a video talking about how distressing burglary can be, after she returned home from a dog walk to find her home had been targeted. Natalie, who has asked the area she is from not to be disclosed, had received a call from a neighbour saying they had seen her car being driven off.
Natalie said: “The biggest upset was actually going through the babies’ things and going through the children’s rooms and thinking there might be something expensive in a toy box or a baby’s memory box.”
Police have released the video to remind home owners to leave doors locked, upstairs lights on and alarms set when leaving their homes.
Fire service raise thousands for Children in Need
Huddersfield fire fighters have helped raise more than £6,000 with their street collection last week, it’s been revealed.
The crew members were outside the station at Outcote Bank collecting the pennies for Children in Need on Friday, with a count up showing they managed to raise £6,017. Amazing effort!
Man in hospital after van crashes into tree
A man has been seriously injured after a van he was in collided with a tree.
The crash happened on Burnley Road, Halifax, yesterday afternoon, when the Vauxhall Combo van collided with the tree and then into a parked Vauxhall Insignia. The 28-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle, was left with serious head injuries in the crash and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains this morning.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw the crash at 3.15pm or the van shortly beforehand. Anyone with information should contact 101.
These roads are closed or partially blocked for maintenance works today:
Delays of over an hour on the M62
Here’s what to expect if you’re making the old Huddersfield to Manchester commute this morning...
A very wet day on the cards, today.
The forecast is for heavy rain, which should gradually ease throughout the day. Temperatures of up to 12 degrees.
Uninsured driver caught out after borrowing friend's car
Looks like it was a long and cold walk home for this driver last night...
M62 - delays up to 50 minutes
Delays on the westbound carriage are now up to 50 minutes after an accident near junction 19 earlier. All lanes have now re-opened but there’s still a lot of congestion.
Things are still looking bad westbound around Chain Bar, too, after an accident there earlier this morning. Here’s what it looks like:
Here’s a glimpse of this morning’s front page - our main story today is the road accident in Fixby this weekend which left three cyclists injured.
One of the men is in a serious condition in hospital, police have said.
Accident on the M62 westbound
Reports of an accident on the M62 westbound near to junction 26.
This may affect you if you’re heading towards Huddersfield from Leeds this morning.
Police air service reveal bird's eye view of Huddersfield
West Yorkshire Police’s air service have released this video which shows their view of our town lit up at night.
NPAS Carr Gate - WYP’s air division - have put the clip up overnight which shows Huddersfield from their helicopter. The footage shows the John Smith’s Stadium, town centre and M62. How many landmarks can you make out?
Good morning, Huddersfield
...and welcome to another week!
We have heavy traffic with one lane blocked on the M62 westbound between junctions 19 and 18 this morning if you’re heading over Manchester-way. This is due to an accident. We’re being advised that travel time is an extra 25 minutes. Do take care.
The motorway is also busy with routine morning traffic eastbound around Ainley Top and Chain Bar.