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TRAVEL

Reports of slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident on M62 Westbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J23 A640 / A64

EVENT

You can’t get away from the fact that tonight is Mad Friday.

Have a look on our dedicated blog to see what’s going on in town.

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Hello, everyone, I’ll be with you for the next hour

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That’s all from me. My colleague Chloe is next.

News

Are you going out in Huddersfield tonight? Yes, it’s Mad Friday.

We’re running a live blog to keep you up to date on what’s happening in town. Take a peek here.



Travel

Reports of one lane blocked and queuing traffic on M62 westbound at Junction 23 near Huddersfield because of an accident involving three vehicles.

We’ll check it out but let’s hope it’s not too serious.


News

Kirklees Council leader David Sheard is recovering at home after an accident on his motorbike yesterday.


Council leader Clr David Sheard
Council leader Clr David Sheard


We understand no other vehicle was involved and that Clr Sheard was treated at Leeds General Infirmary. He suffered a dislocated shoulder.


Review

Our restaurant review feature today is a bit different to the usual. Read more here.

Our reporter Chloe Glover hasn’t eaten out, she’s eaten in!


Hamid Moulaie and his friend Javad cooking in Chloe's kitchen for a DASH charity dinner party
Hamid Moulaie and his friend Javad cooking in Chloe's kitchen for a DASH charity dinner party


As part of an initiative run by the charity Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH for short) refugees come to your home to cook for you, at a cost of £10 a head.


Clockwise from back left: Persian spiced okra and lentil stew, traditionally served with lamb; slow-cooked spiced rice with pomegranate seeds, spiced lentils and rice and more slow-cooked spiced rice with pomegranate seeds
Clockwise from back left: Persian spiced okra and lentil stew, traditionally served with lamb; slow-cooked spiced rice with pomegranate seeds, spiced lentils and rice and more slow-cooked spiced rice with pomegranate seeds



You can choose between Persian, Thai, Pakistani, Indian, Malaysian and Turkish cuisine - and the chef will even do the washing up. Result!


Football

Feeling flush? You could lunch with Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle and the board of directors. Best save up though!



Local News:

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Local News:

A burglar sparked a rooftop drama when he was trapped inside a Huddersfield house.


Stuart Hamilton climbed up on to the roof when neighbours responded to a burglar alarm at the house and it was surrounded by police officers.

But now Hamilton has been jailed for six years for his crimes.


Judge James Spencer QC told him: “There seems only one way to stop you burgling and that is to lock you up for a long time.”

Travel:

Traffic returned to normal on A644 Wakefield Road from A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) to M62 J25 Roundabout.

Local News:

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Huddersfield.


Between 7pm and 7.10pm last night, a man entered a 24-hour convenience store in Wakefield Road armed with a kitchen knife and made demands for cash. An altercation took place with a staff member before the man left with a charity box.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police



The staff member was not hurt in the incident.


The man is described as white, aged between 30 to 35-years-old, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, clean shaven with an oval shaped face.


He was wearing a thigh-length, grey plain jacket with an attached hood with the hood up, black woollen gloves and black lensed glasses.


Detective Constable Andy Clayton, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed the robbery itself or seen a man matching the suspect’s description in the vicinity of this offence during the early evening hours.


“Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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That’s all from me. My colleague Robert will be with you shortly. Have a great weekend.

Weather

It might be unseasonably mild, but it looks like it’s going to get wet in the coming days.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for rain in West Yorkshire from Monday.



Traffic

It’s very busy coming off the M62 eastbound at junction 25 (Brighouse) at the moment.



News

It was a pioneering, award-winning design that was ahead of its time.


John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.


But how does the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield compare to other modern sports grounds? You can find out here.

News

It’s Mad Friday, when large numbers of people go out for their works party, or for a night out with friends celebrating the festive season.

Police are hoping everyone has a fun but safe night out.



Traffic

It’s still busy on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.



But 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.

News

Children are facing Christmas without their father after he broke into his own company and stole £7,000 worth of tyres.


Link Tyre Sales, Dewsbury
Link Tyre Sales, Dewsbury


Michael Evitt used his keys to enter Ravensthorpe-based firm Link Tyre Sales - and one of the company’s vehicles to transport the stolen goods. The story is here.

Traffic

Still busy out there on the roads.

The A62 Castlegate in Huddersfield is busy but moving.



And there is slow traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road from the A62 Cooper Bridge Road to the M62 junction 25 roundabout.

News

Police are urging people to enjoy the festivities but stay out of trouble as the Christmas countdown begins in earnest.



News

It’s a dream for thousands of little girls.

And for Brighouse youngster Victoria Ellwood, it is a dream that has come true.


Victoria Ellwood has landed a place at The Royal Ballet School in London
Victoria Ellwood has landed a place at The Royal Ballet School in London


The 12-year-old has landed a place at The Royal Ballet School in London and will spend Christmas on stage in a fabulous production by the Royal Ballet of The Nutcracker. There is more here.

News

An historic moment in British history is being marked by a museum near Huddersfield.


Mining Museum guide Steve Guest (left) and Kellingley manager Shaun McLoughlin
Mining Museum guide Steve Guest (left) and Kellingley manager Shaun McLoughlin


The National Coal Mining Museum for England has marked the closure of Britain’s last working deep-coal mine, Kellingley Colliery in West Yorkshire, by purchasing the final tonne of coal. The full story is here.

Football

Harry Bunn is targeting another Griffin Park goal – and this time he wants it to help Huddersfield Town claim all three points against Brentford.


Huddersfield Town v Derby County: Harry Bunn celebrates his equaliser.
Harry Bunn


The 23-year-old was on target in last season’s Championship clash at the West London ground, but his side lost 4-1. You can see more here.

Traffic

It’s busy on the A629 Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.



The A638 Bradford Road in Cleckheaton is busy but moving southbound at the A643 Parkside junction.

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

News

Spare a thought for the postmen and women today.

It’s starting to get really busy for them.



News

There’s not much angst among Huddersfield teenagers. Instead they’re a happy, healthy bunch, according to an official report.


Teens confessed to drinking and smoking
Teens confessed to drinking and smoking


But while approximately three-quarters of 15-year-olds in Kirklees and Calderdale had never smoked, a significant minority (one in 12 in Kirklees and a tenth in Calderdale) were current smokers. There is more here.

Traffic

The A62 Leeds Road in Huddersfield is getting very busy, and the A644 Wakefield Road in Mirfield is busy but moving at Cooper Bridge roundabout.

If you’re heading across to the M1 you could run into problems.

Lengthy queues are building southbound after an accident between junctions 35 (Rotherham) and 34 (Meadowhall).

One lane is closed, and congestion is already stretching back to junction 36.



News

It’s National Christmas Jumper Day today — are you taking part?


Support staff (non teaching) from Kirklees College Huddersfield Centre - they've raised more than £100 for Save The Children so far!
Support staff (non teaching) from Kirklees College Huddersfield Centre - they've raised more than £100 for Save The Children so far!


Each year people are encouraged to dig out their festive threads to raise money for charity and spread some festive cheer.

You can send us pictures of your kids, your mates or just yourself rocking a festive jumper and help spread some Christmas cheer. Details are here.