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Today's most read

1) Crash in Huddersfield leaves VW Polo stuck up lamp-post

2) Why there’s a queue forming at buoyant Huddersfield Town after win over Birmingham City

3) Huddersfield Town at Birmingham City: Five things we learned

4) Slaithwaite Moor squatters swap Huddersfield for Portugal

5) Letter to MP on Muslim prayer room row at Mirfield Free Grammar included references to anti-radicalisation strategy

Like Coca Cola? There’s a giant Christmas truck full of the stuff coming to Huddersfield very soon.

Here’s all you need to know about it.


Police have revealed they are looking to see if Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe claimed more victims.

West Yorkshire officers are behind a cold-case review of unsolved attacks on women.

They are working on details from an unpublished file potentially linking Sutcliffe to up to 20 more cases.

More here...

Good afternoon.


Have you got your tree up yet? Nope...me neither. If not then have a look at these for some decorating inspiration.

That’s it from me, Dave Himelfield, is taking over soon.


Lock your doors if you don’t want to be burgled. It goes without saying doesn’t it? Apparently not.


Did you know mountain rescue teams, of which there are three round here, receive no government funding? Here’s another example of the fine work the volunteers do.


The bid to get heavy weight champion boxer Tyson Fury removed from the BBC SPOTY next week is growing. The dad of a murdered Liverpool teenager has joined the call for him to be stripped of his nomination.

Dozens of celebrities, including the likes of Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson, actress Sheridan Smith and Everton legend Joe Royle, have helped to publicise the unsolved killing of Andrew Jones, 18, who was killed on a night out 12 years ago. But when heavyweight boxer Fury - who last month became world champion - was asked for a retweet to “help us get justice for Andrew”, he insensitively replied: “I’m not a grass”.

Fury has also been criticised for alleged homophobic comments.


Town’s U21s have won again...they’ve been on a fantastic run this season. 11 wins in a row.


The huge scheme to transform the derelict St Luke’s Hospital site has been given the green light today.

Approval for the scheme, which could have 200 homes, a supermarket and a petrol station, has been granted.

I’ll do a follow up story on this in the next few days but here’s our last tale explaining the proposal.

Indicative site layout of the proposed redevelopment of the St Luke's Hospital site at Crosland Moor.
Indicative site layout of the proposed redevelopment of the St Luke's Hospital site at Crosland Moor.


Town’s teenage loan signing from Leicester would be top of the Premier league if he was with his home club. But I’m sure getting into the Championship team of the week in just his second game for the Terriers made up for it somewhat.

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me for today. One of my colleagues will be with you shortly.


Coroners in Calderdale are appealing for the family of Donald Leo McCoy to get in contact.

Mr McCoy, aged 70, passed away at his home address in Towngate, Sowerby Brigde on Wedensday, November 18. He died of natural causes.

It is possible that Donald has a daughter who may be in the New Jersery area in the United States.

Any relatives are asked to contact Coroner’s Officer Sam Cariss on 01274 373721.


They came because they cared. Despite terrible weather causing havoc around the country, hundreds of people visited Kirkwood Hospice to attend its annual Light up a Life events.

The Light up a Life service at Kirkwood Hospice
The Light up a Life service at Kirkwood Hospice

You can see more here.


All lanes have re-opened and traffic is easing eastbound on the M62. The broken down lorry which had led to two lanes being closed between junction 21 (Milnrow) and junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) has been removed.

The A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield is busy but moving between Southgate (Shorehead roundabout) and the B6432 Firth Street (New Wharf traffic lights).

And traffic has returned to normal on the A644 Wakefield Road from the A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge roundabout) to the M62 junction 25 roundabout.


They had been living on the barren landscape of Slaithwaite Moor. But now a Huddersfield couple have begun a new life in an eco “paradise”.

The Diggers' Alternative Community, Scammonden. Kali Prajita and Prajna Pranad
Kali Prajita and Prajna Pranad

Prajna Pranab and Kali Prajita, who used to live in an abandoned house in Scammonden, have spoken about their new life in a sustainable off the grid community in Portugal. The story is here.


There is slow traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road in Mirfield from Cooper Bridge roundabout to the M62 junction 25 roundabout junction.

But traffic is moving well on the A644 Ludenscheid Link at A6025 Elland Road / Halifax Road roundabout in Brighouse.


There’s trouble brewing for drivers heading towards Huddersfield on the M62.

Two lanes are blocked and queues are growing eastbound due to a broken down lorry.


There’s a queue developing at Huddersfield Town – made up of fans wanting to slap David Wagner on the back.

Sky Bet Championship - Birmingham City (0) v Huddersfield Town (2) - Town Head Coach David Wagner.
David Wagner

The new head coach has inspired three much-improved performances since taking charge and is celebrating a fine 2-0 win at Birmingham which lifted Town out of the Championship relegation zone. You can see more here.


It’s busy on the roads in parts of Huddersfield.

And there is heavy traffic on the A638 Westgate in Heckmondwike between the B6117 Market Street junction and the Frost Hill junction.


Lots of interest in the stories on the Examiner site this morning.

The three most read news stories are:

1) This is the seemingly gravity-defying end result of a smash near Huddersfield town centre.

Crash on Fitzwilliam Street
Crash on Fitzwilliam Street

The crash involving a small Toyota and a black VW Polo left the Polo stuck up the lamp-post with the wheel trapped behind the triangular Give Way sign. You can see more here.

2) A man who claims he lives on ‘a forgotten street’ has lost patience over his damp-plagued house. Gary Bruniges says he has ‘had enough’ of waiting for improvements to his home in Glenfield Avenue, Deighton. The full story is here.

3) Kirklees Council made nearly £2m profit from car parking in the last financial year. The authority comes 97th for surplus parking cash out of the 353 councils in England. There is more here.


Few bits of traffic news.

It’s very busy on the A638 Bradford Road southbound in Cleckheaton.

The A644 Ludenscheid Link in Brighouse is busy but moving at the A6025 Elland Road junction.

And the traffic is moving well on the A58 Bolton Brow in Sowerby Bridge around the A6026 Wakefield Road traffic lights junction.


Police in Huddersfield used a safety arch as part of an event at a local high school to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying a knife.

Officers from the Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team visited Netherhall Learning Campus and delivered an input to an assembly for around 80 Year 11 students on knife crime and personal safety.

The students also walked through a safety arch, which is used to detect weapons, manned by the neighbourhood officers. No weapons were found on any of the students.


Good morning. I’m taking over from Chloe and will keep you up to date with the news, weather and travel.

Right, that’s all from me, Phil Booth will be taking over the reins



Let’s have a look at some of the big stories breaking across the world today.

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Image 1 for 'News in Pictures 21/5/13' gallery

US Terror: Barack Obama has vowed that the United States will overcome a new phase of the terror trying to “poison the minds” of people around the world, as he sought to reassure Americans rocked by the attacks in Paris and California.

FRANCE Elections: France’s far right National Front has won more support than any other party in the first round of regional elections, according to polling agency projections.

VENEZUELA Elections: Venezuela’s opposition has won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, delivering a major setback to the ruling socialist party and altering the balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule.


Volunteers from Calder Valley Mountain Rescue Team saved an injured walker yesterday.


Intriguing parking choice by a driver of this car in Huddersfield.

I hope the person involved is recovering well.


Let’s have a look at some of the main news from around the UK.

CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: A rescue team helps to evacuate people from their homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding on December 6, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: A rescue team helps to evacuate people from their homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding on December 6, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

More heavy rain is expected to hit parts of northern England and Scotland this week as work continues to repair flood damage caused by record rainfall levels in the area.

Prime Minister David Cameron is to visit areas hit by flooding, he announced after chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee in Downing Street.

Muhaydin Mire, the man arrested after a knife attack at Leytonstone Underground station will appear in court charged with attempted murder.

Ministers from around the world have been set to work on securing a new global climate deal as the high level part of crucial United Nations talks in Paris begin.

pills, medicine, drugs
pills, medicine, drugs

GP surgeries which try to help prevent the spread of super-resistant bacteria by prescribing fewer antibiotics are likely to experience a drop in their satisfaction ratings with patients, according to a new study.