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Travelling to Leeds tonight

A warning if you’re heading to Leeds this evening that the traffic is worse than normal.

There’s a major concert at the arena, the weather is horrendous, and there’s a crash.

Man walking on the motorway

If you were heading home from Leeds earlier and saw police activity on the M621, it was probably this.

This horse costs more than a Ferrari

The record for the most expensive horse in European history has been smashed.

A three-year-old throughbred called Marsha was sold for six million guineas - £6.3m - at a famous British auction house.

The filly trained by Sir Mark Prescott was on Tuesday bought by MV Magnier after a furious bidding war erupted at Tattersalls in Newmarket, Cambs. Magnier saw off trainer John Gosden, who was bidding for Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheik Mohammed, after prices for the blue-blooded mare soared. Marsha will now join the blue-blooded broodmare band at Ireland’s Coolmore Stud where she will be mated with super-sire Galileo.

M62 jam easing

The problem on the Manchester bound side is easing.

No incident has been reported so it must have been a bout of bad weather that caused motorists to slow down.

M62 slow near Huddersfield

There’s some kind of issue on the Manchester bound side at J22 Rishworth Moor.

Details are currently unknown but the cameras and Google traffic are both showing jams heading back to J23 at Outlane.

No incident logged yet by Highways England but we’ll update you as soon as we know more.

Giants' Jerry was a star of world cup

England reaching the final was a great but for Huddersfield folk, seeing Giants’ winger Jermaine McGillvary become one of the best in the world will live in our memories forever.

Here’s one of his best tries down under this winter.

Want to be a nurse?

We don’t half need more nurses. If you want to answer the NHS’s call there’s a chance to train at Dewsbury with a new course backed by the University of Bradford.

Next of kin appeal

Do you know this woman from Elland?

Have you seen this man?

Police say this missing chap needs urgent medical attention. Have a look and get in touch with the cops if you’ve seen him.

MP slams rail fares hike

Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker has called the higher than inflation hikes “disgusting” and accused Trans-Pennine Express and Northern as using rail passengers as “cash cows”.

She said: “I am astonished by the bare faced cheek of Trans-Pennine Express to hike up prices for rail users, whilst proposing to cut services peak time stops in Slaithwaite and Marsden.

Labour MP Thelma Walker
Labour MP Thelma Walker

“With wages stagnant and inflation at a 3%, a five-year high, we see the cost of living crisis continue for hard-working commuters and those trying to access education in Huddersfield, Leeds or Manchester.”

If you’re a regular rail commuter - do you agree?




Murder probe launched

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man who was seriously injured outside a nightclub in Bingley on Saturday, November 25 died.

At 3.32am, police were contacted by the ambulance service who had been called to an injured man outside Bijou nightclub at Chapel Lane.

James Etherington, 24, of Bingley was taken to hospital with head injuries. He remained in hospital and has now died.

Four men aged 31, 30, 28 and 23 were arrested in connection with the incident. The 31 year old and 30 year old were released under investigation and the 23 year old bailed. The 28 year old was released without charge.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott of Protective Services (Crime), said: “I would appeal to anyone with information about the incident and who hasn’t yet come forward to do so. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who took footage on their mobile phones to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 13170551254 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Town players visit sick kids this Christmas

It’s one of football’s best cliches, and long may it continue. Players from Huddersfield Town have visited the children’s ward to boost their spirits during the festive period.

Unfortunately, they’re not at HRI as the children’s ward is in Halifax.

Chance of snow

For the second time in a week we in Kirklees are on the edge of a potential zone of snow on Friday.

Here’s the official map of where weathermen say is at risk.

Appeal for theft suspect

Recognise this man? Kirklees police have released this image and want to speak to him in connection with a theft.

The theft occurred last week on Monday. Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference 13170554251.

National news

Here’s a lunchtime round up of today’s main headlines...

WARNINGS INTENSIFY AS TRUMP PLANS JERUSALEM DECLARATION
America’s friends and foes have unleashed fierce criticism ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Middle East peace process “finished” and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to co-ordinate a response. The Arab League has scheduled an emergency meeting on Saturday.

DAVIS ACCUSED OF MISLEADING PARLIAMENT OVER BREXIT IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
Brexit Secretary David Davis has been accused of misleading Parliament after admitting the Government has made no formal assessment of the likely impact of EU withdrawal on different sectors of the UK economy. Mr Davis told the House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee that the usefulness of an assessment of this kind would be “near zero” because of the scale of change which Brexit is likely to cause. Mr Davis was appearing before the committee to defend his failure to deliver the 58 impact assessments demanded by a parliamentary motion last month.

MAN IN COURT ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO ASSASSINATE PM IN DOWNING STREET ATTACK
A man has appeared in court accused of plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister in a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, is alleged to have planned to bomb the security gates outside the Westminster residence before attacking Number 10 with a knife and suicide vest in a bid to kill Theresa May. Rahman has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning, alongside Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join Islamic State. They were arrested in raids by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command in London and Birmingham on November 28.

The entrance to Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London
A man has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of plotting an attack on the Prime Minister

SNOW!

We know we get a bit excited by the prospect of snow here at the Examiner, and we’re doing it again...

Snow has been forecast for across the county overnight tomorrow. The Met Office have predicted “possible snow showers” for the early hours of Friday morning.

The forecast collides with the onset of Storm Caroline, heading for parts of the UK.

A dog walker heads on to the moors above Hade Edge after snowfall in January
A dog walker heads on to the moors above Hade Edge after snowfall (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Man and woman arrested in police chase

Police have issued a statement over a chase through Huddersfield last night.

A spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing today after two persons were arrested last night following a police pursuit which started in Bradford

“The incident began at about 23.42 in the Scholes area after a VW Golf failed to stop for police.

“It was pursed into the Kirklees area, through Huddersfield, and came to a stop in a field in Linthwaite, some 20 minutes later at which point both occupants got out. A 27-year old man and a 20-year-old woman and were arrested nearby by officers.

“The National Police Air Service supported the pursuit and the man and woman remain in custody today after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.”

Murder enquiry as young man dies after nightclub incident

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man who was seriously injured outside a West Yorkshire nightclub.

James Etherington, 24, has now sadly died after he was left with head injuries outside the Bijou nightclub in Bingley on Saturday, November 25.

Four men aged 31, 30, 28 and 23 were arrested in connection with the incident. The 31 year old and 30 year old were released under investigation and the 23 year old bailed. The 28 year old was released without charge.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott of Protective Services, said: “I would appeal to anyone with information about the incident and who hasn’t yet come forward to do so. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who took footage on their mobile phones to come forward.”

Police are looking for an Asian male, aged 25 or 26-years-old, about 6ft, with short dark hair

Heavy traffic on M62 heading west

One lane closed on the M62 westbound near to junction 27.

A car is having a tyre changed in the inside lane which is causing heavy traffic.

Delays on M606

There are delays if you’re heading to Bradford this morning.

One lane is blocked on the M606 northbound due to a broken down lorry. This is causing really slow traffic between junctions 2 and 3.

M606
M606

Baby with severe syndrome fitted with special helmet after fundraising appeal

A little girl with a severe case of ‘Flat Head Syndrome’ has had a corrective helmet fitted after generous Examiner readers helped raise £2,000 for private treatment.

Denby Dale couple Ash and Narelle Gibbs launched a JustGiving appeal to raise money for the plagiocephaly helmet which is not available on the NHS. Read more on this story here.

Baby Emily has been fitted with a special helmet to correct Flat Head Syndrome
Baby Emily has been fitted with a special helmet to correct Flat Head Syndrome

Woman taken to hospital after Dalton crash

Fire services say two women were involved in the crash at Dalton this morning, one of whom was taken to hospital.

The VW Polo and Renault Scenic crashed after vision was obstructed by a truck, with the truck driver asleep inside. Crews said the vehicle was not illegally parked, but “could have chosen a better spot”.

Road collision in Dalton
Road collision in Dalton (Image: Roger Armitage)

Two women, both in their 50s, suffered minor injuries. The 51-year-old Polo driver had ache in her arm after the airbag deployed, while the 57-year-old Renault driver whose car has been written off, was suffering chest pains and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A fire which started in the bonnet of the Renault was put out by a member of the public who happened to have a fire extinguisher to hand, crew commander Shane Byrne said. Both cars have now been removed from the scene.

'Don't drink and go near water', Christmas revellers urged

Partygoers are being warned of the risks of going near rivers and canals after drinking too much in a new Christmas campaign.

The Royal Life Saving Society has teamed up with West Yorkshire Fire and the Canal and River Trust to launch the Don’t Drink and Drown campaign. They’re urging people who go out drinking over the party season not to walk home near water.

One in five people who died from accidental drowning in the UK last year had alcohol in their bloodstream.

Tom Wright, from the Canal and River Trust, said: “Having a few festive drinks in one of the great waterside bars and pubs is a great way to celebrate Christmas cheer. But when you’re on your way home in the dark, please take extra care. If you and your friends have had a few drinks, don’t walk home by water, find another route home.”

Canal at Aspley behind the university
Canal at Aspley behind the university (Image: Gary Quarmby)

Collision in Dalton

There’s been a serious collision at a busy junction in Dalton this morning.

Fire services were called to the junction of Albany Road and Dalton Green Lane after the cars were involved. Eyewitness Roger Armitage said a lorry was parked near the junction which obstructed the drivers’ line of vision, and that one of the cars then caught fire.

He said: “Luckily someone had a fire extinguisher handy to put it out.” Fire services are still at the scene and we’ll hopefully have more information on this later.

Road collision in Dalton
Road collision in Dalton (Image: Roger Armitage)

Road closures in Birchencliffe

Burn Road and Yew Tree Road are closed for roadworks:

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning - with today’s main story on the ongoing trial of Wayne Thornton, accused of murdering his stepfather John Uttley in Paddock earlier this year.

Thornton alleged in court yesterday that he had been sexually abused by Mr Uttley as a child.

Examiner front page 06/12/17

What's happening on the roads?

No other major incidents to report on the M62 or the local roads this morning, just the usual congestion in the usual spots.

  • 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

Delays on M62

Problems heading west on the M62 this morning due to an accident near Castleford at junction 31.

A car has hit a lorry after it broke down. All lanes have now been re-opened and we’re currently looking at 15 minute delays.

M62 between Junction 26 and 27

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.

Huddersfield Stock Picture: Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield, Town Centre.

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 .