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Photo from scene of M62 crash

Here are two photos from the accident on the eastbound M62 at junction 27 this afternoon. The injured man was in the red Rover. He has been taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

The crash around 3.15pm has been causing congestion on both carriageways.

All lanes have now been reopened, although there is still congestion.

Congestion 'back to Ainley Top'

Congestion on the M62 is now right back to Ainley Top on the eastbound carriageway following this afternoon’s crash involving a lorry, a prison van and two cars.

Traffic is also slow on the M62 westbound around around junction 27, Gildersome, as drivers slow down to take a look at the accident on the other carriageway.

Congestion on both sides of the motorway.

Traffic is backing up to Brighouse eastbound.

The crash involved a prison van and others vehicles including a Rover car whose driver has been taken to hospital.

Snow warning from motorway patrol officer

Prison van has crashed on the M62

Two cars, a lorry and a prison van have collided on the M62 eastbound between Chain Bar and Gildersome.

Traffic is said to be very slow. Congestion is back to junction 25, Brighouse.

Motorway cameras show the hard shoulder is blocked by a vehicle which has struck the barriers near the hard shoulder. A lorry, a car and a prison van is on the hard shoulder.

West Yorkshire Police said they were called at 3.15pm to the junction 27 area. They found a red Rover car on a grass verge.

A 70-year-old man, thought to be the Rover driver, was injured, although not seriously. He was taken to HRI.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 7.30pm and 7.45pm.

Santander to close Holmfirth branch

Santander is to close its branch in Holmfirth, customers have been told.

In a letter, the company said the branch at 57 Huddersfield Road will close on May 31 next year. The bank has apologised to customers for the inconvenience. Once closed, the nearest branch will be in King Street, Huddersfield.

Santander, Holmfirth
Santander, Holmfirth

Northern reveal new modernised trains

We’ve been given a glimpse of how the new, updated trains for Northern Rail will look.

The service have released pictures of the carriages being built and say they are nearly ready to be tested. The company is still using outdated Pacer carriages, some of which are as old as 37 years old.

New Northern Rail carriage being built
New Northern Rail carriage being built (Image: Northern)

Northern plan to remove all Pacers - often dubbed ‘chuggers’ by 2019 and replace them with 281 new carriages which will have comfier seats and WiFi.

New Northern Rail carriage being built
New Northern Rail carriage being built (Image: Northern)
New Northern Rail carriage being built
New Northern Rail carriage being built (Image: Northern)

Congestion on M62 near Huddersfield

One lane is currently closed on the M62 eastbound between Rishworth Moor and Huddersfield (junctions 22 and 23) due to a lorry having a tyre changed.

This is causing a bit of congestion in the area at the moment.

M62 from Saddleworth Bridge, going over Rishworth Moor (file picture)
M62 from Saddleworth Bridge, going over Rishworth Moor (file picture) (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Woman secures police job after two years' volunteering

A Huddersfield woman who has been volunteering for police for the past two years has now been given a full time job with them.

Victoria Haddon, 28, proved doubters wrong when she left University and was told she would struggle to get a job and that voluntary work doesn’t lead to employment. Victoria, from Huddersfield, who has mild cerebral palsy, began voluntary work at Huddersfield Police Station.

After two years helping the team, Victoria has now been offered a full time job and begins working there next month.

She said: “One of my job advisors told me that it would be a waste of time volunteering for West Yorkshire Police as it would not help me get a job.”

Victoria will be going to work as a prosecution team administrator in Bradford. She added: “I can’t wait for the new challenge and to start a new chapter.”

Amazing achievement!

Victoria Haddon, who has secured a job with West Yorkshire Police after two years' voluntary work
Victoria Haddon, who has secured a job with West Yorkshire Police after two years' voluntary work (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Pre-match press conference

We are currently running separate live updates on today’s press conference ahead of Saturday match against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sports Editor Mel Booth is at Canalside for the conference. Check out our updates here.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is set to brief the media ahead of his side's clash.
Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is set to brief the media ahead of his side's clash.

Uninsured car had been masked with Romanian number plates

Definitely not a smart move...

Joanne sparks flurry of debate over Nativity theory

What were you in your school Nativity? Mary? A Wise Man? Sheep Number Three?

Almondbury-based author Joanne Harris has got us all thinnking on Twitter this lunchtime, claiming that your part in the annual popularity contest school play can predict what you’ll end up like as an adult.

Here were some of her responses...

National news

Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...

MINISTERS ‘MADE TO LOOK LIKE FOOLS’ BY DONALD TRUMP’S JERUSALEM POLICY
Donald Trump has created a “trust deficit” in peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine after his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a Foreign Office minister has said. Alistair Burt told MPs other states would have to fill the gap left by the United States after the president’s announcement in order to ensure the “prospects for peace are not diminished”. He said the nature of the US as a broker in the region would have been affected by the move, while Labour accused the Government of getting their “strategy” with Mr Trump “totally wrong”.

WATCHDOG INVESTIGATES ELECTION SPENDING OF JEREMY CORBYN-BACKING MOMENTUM
An investigation has been launched by the UK’s democracy watchdog into whether the Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum movement breached spending rules at this year’s general election. The Electoral Commission said its probe would look into whether Momentum’s spending breached the limits for non-party campaigners in national elections. It will also consider whether returns submitted by the group accurately recorded donations and payments relating to the 2017 campaign.

BRITONS WHO JOIN TERRORISTS ABROAD SHOULD NEVER BE LET BACK IN UK, MINISTER SAYS
Britons who have fought for Islamic State should never be allowed to come back to this country, the Defence Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said those who were intent on bringing “destruction, death and bloodshed” onto the streets of Britain were being “hunted down” and that threat “eliminated”. He told the Daily Mail: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” In October, the terror laws watchdog said authorities should look to “reintegrate” the “young” and “naive” jihadis who travel to warzones, rather than prosecute them, on their return to the country.

A Palestinian paints over a mural of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem
A Palestinian paints over a mural of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem (Image: AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Jo's colleague to collect MBE

Jo Cox’s assistant Sandra Major is to pick up her MBE at Buckingham Palace today.

Sandra, who worked in Jo’s constituency office in Batley and was with the MP when she was killed in June last year, has been awarded the honour for “services to the community of Batley and Spen”.

Sandra Major at Batley Food Bank in June this year
Sandra Major at Batley Food Bank in June this year

Coroners appeal for relatives of Elland woman

Coroners are appealing for relatives of an Elland woman who has passed away.

Lucy Ewen, 88, died at her home address on Oak Street, Elland, on Monday. There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

It is thought she could have relatives in the Merseyside area.

Any relatives or anyone with information about her next of kin are asked to contact Coroner’s Officer Symone Holmes on 01274 373721.

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

Second man arrested after Dalton shooting

Police investigating last week’s shooting in Dalton have today arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

The shooting happened at around 10:20pm on Long Lane near to the junction of Longfield Avenue in Dalton. The 28-year-old male victim was on a bike and shots were fired in the vicinity and he suffered a minor injury to his arm.

Officers have confirmed this morning that a 24-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder. A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation.

Police incident on Long Lane, Dalton
Police incident on Long Lane, Dalton

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan of WYP’s Firearms Prevent Team, said: “We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries into this incident and I would like to appeal directly to the local community to come forward with any information they have.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170560797 or information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police car involved in crash

More details on the incident at Wakefield Road - it’s a serious road traffic collision involving a police vehicle.

Eyewitnesses have told us that a grey car has been involved in a collision with a police car. It looks like one officer has been injured and has been seen with a neck brace.

Police and fire services are at the scene. Updates to follow.

"Police incident" in Moldgreen

We’re seeing reports of police on the scene at Wakefield Road currently.

This is by the junction with Broad Lane at Moldgreen. We’ll let you know once we hear anymore.

Out and about with the new Police Community Action Team(CAT). Specially picked police officers from around West Lothian join part funded by council team for more community minded policing.
(Image: West Lothian Courier)

Huddersfield weather

A bit of a mixed day in store for us today, weather-wise!

Mainly dry this morning after the heavy rain from earlier, but it looks like there’ll be more showers on the way later in the afternoon at around rush hour. Forecasters are also predicting snow for overnight tonight. Yellow weather warnings are in place for tomorrow and Saturday.

Road re-opens

The road in Birkenshaw has now fully re-opened following the accident.

Man cut free from car after crash

More detail on that crash in Birkenshaw from earlier this morning.

Fire fighters had to cut a man free from it after crashing into a parked car. The 44-year-old was in a Ford Focus when he was involved in the collision at around 1am.

The man is not thought to be seriously injured, but was taken to hospital as a precaution. Fire fighters needed to remove him from the vehicle on a stretcher in case he had any spine injuries, and so needed to cut the the roof off his car. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning - leading on the story of how police were led on a chase through the town on Tuesday night and made two arrests.

Accident on main commuter route

Reports of an accident on Penistone Road near to Highburton at the junction with Far Dene (by the White Swan pub).

Penistone Road, near Highburton
Penistone Road, near Highburton

What's happening on the roads?

Very slow on the M62 westbound this morning due to an earlier accident near to junction 29, so this is causing a few hold ups this morning.

Bradford Road in Birkenshaw is currently closed in both directions near to Greggs due to an earlier accident involving two cars at around 1am.

Other than this, the no major incidents to let you know of. Heavy traffic on the local roads is in the usual routine busy spots.

M62 between Junction 26 and 27
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.

Huddersfield Town Centre, stock pics: Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Piazza.

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 .