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Most read stories round-up

1) Gang jailed after police smash £2m drugs network in Dewsbury

2) Tributes to yoga teacher Becky Shaw killed in moped tragedy in Phuket, Thailand

3) Christmas bin collection tweet blunder affects 20,000 people

4) Yorkshire surnames: Are you a Brook, Haigh or a Hirst? Find out where your name came from

5) New Huddersfield Lidl: Designs revealed as planning application is lodged with Kirklees Council

News

Designs for a new supermarket on the edge of Huddersfield town centre have been unveiled.

The Examiner revealed last month that the mothballed Kirklees College site at Castlegate had been earmarked for a new Lidl store.

The German firm has now lodged its official application to demolish some of the buildings and build a 1424 sq m (4272 sq ft) supermarket with 162 parking spaces.

More here...

Travel

Queueing traffic on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar), congestion on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).
Likely to be due to shopping traffic.

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That’s all from me. I will leave you with Dave for the next hour...

Crime

Police are appealing for information following an attempted armed robbery at an off-licence in Rastrick last night.


At around 8.30pm three men wearing masks entered the shop in Church Street, one holding a knife and another holding a wooden stick.


The men demanded cash from the till but a staff member managed to grab the wooden stick and the three men left empty-handed.


DC Marcus Southwell, of Calderdale District CID, said: “Thankfully this incident came to a safe conclusion but nonetheless these men have entered this shop armed with weapons and it is vital that we identify them.


“Anyone who was in the area and witnessed any part of this offence or with information about the men responsible are asked to call Calderdale CID via 101.”


Travel

Travel

A62 Leeds Road is busy but moving from A644 Huddersfield road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout)

Is your Christmas tree a stunner? This one isn’t. The community who organised it have admitted they are disappointed it hasn’t worked out.

HTAFC

Ex-boss Simon Grayson will be back at the John Smith’s for Town’s Boxing Day fixture against Preston. Here’s a piece revisiting all the links between the two fine clubs.

News

If you see this man in the bus station or Poundland he’s breaking the law. Find out why below.


Travel

A driver was slightly hurt in a two-car crash on the M62 this lunchtime. He was at the wheel of a BMW car which was in collision with a van on the eastbound carriageway at Junction 25, Brighouse, shortly after 12.15pm.

The accident closed two lanes of the carriageway while emergency crews dealt with the incident. Traffic queues stretced back several miles to Junction 22 at Rishworth.

The injured man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

M62 cctv
M62 cctv (Image: Crown)

News

Here’s what’s happened on Dalton Bank Road. A motorist has unfortunately collided with a lamppost. The driver escaped shaken but unhurt after losing control of the vehicle this lunchtime.

The impact of the crash brought down telephone cables and engineers were called in to carry out repairs.


A Honda Jazz crashed into a lamppost on Dalton Bank Road
A Honda Jazz crashed into a lamppost on Dalton Bank Road (Image: ugc)

Travel

If you’re expecting someone from Blackpool on the train they may be late!


Travel

Watch out if you’re cutting through from Dalton to Colne Bridge. A car has hit a lamppost on Dalton Bank Road. Details are limited but we don’t think the road is closed or the driver seriously hurt.

Weather

It’s wet and wild today and the forecast is it’s more of the same for Christmas Day. I hope my roof lasts this windy period!


Travel

A bus firm has tweeted that there’s a “major accident” at Ripponden. There’s nothing yet on the official travel alerts but let us know if you see anything.


News

Sadly it is known that domestic abuse increases during the Christmas period. If you need help or know someone that does see below for advice.


News

What’s in a surname?

It’s certainly a mighty tome and it’s one for the connoisseurs of names and what they mean.

Huddersfield historian George Redmonds has written a new book called A Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames which goes into great detail about the origins of each one and how it has evolved over the years.

More here...

News

A PROLIFIC thief has been banned from entering stores and buildings in Huddersfield andDewsbury after authorities used new legislation.

Lexus James Wakefield, 32, from Huddersfield, has been handed a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order after being convicted of thefts, an assault on a detention officer, assaulting a police officer and anti-social behaviour earlier this year.

The order was granted following an application by Kirklees Council and Kirklees District Police as part of the Kirklees Anti-Social Behaviour Partnership.

More here...

Right, that’s all from me, Dave will be up next

Remember, it’s not wise to ever drink and drive.

NEWS

Let’s have a look at some of the top UK news stories.

File photo dated 05/10/13 of a soldier from the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment Fusiliers on a dawn foot patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as British troops have been deployed to Afghanistan to help local forces as they fight to take control of a key town after it fell back under Taliban control. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. The soldiers have been mobilised to help Nato forces, and the Ministry of Defence said they would not take any combat role and would only provide advisory support. See PA story DEFENCE Afghanistan. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
File photo dated 05/10/13 of a soldier from the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment Fusiliers on a dawn foot patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as British troops have been deployed to Afghanistan to help local forces as they fight to take control of a key town after it fell back under Taliban control. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. The soldiers have been mobilised to help Nato forces, and the Ministry of Defence said they would not take any combat role and would only provide advisory support. See PA story DEFENCE Afghanistan. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

British troops have been deployed to Afghanistan’s Helmand province to help local forces as they fight to take control of a key town after it fell back under Taliban control.

Bacillus cereus, SEM, food borne bacteria
Bacillus cereus, SEM, food borne bacteria

Bacteria that is resistant to the ‘last antibiotic’, colistin, has been found in the UK .

Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review.

NHS logo
NHS logo (Image: PA)

Emergency hospital admissions due to alcohol have risen by more than 50% in nine years, according to a study.

People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. The winter solstice is the annual event which marks the point where the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. As a result of the north of Earth leaning away from the Sun, Tuesday will see the fewest hours of sunlight in one day. See PA story SCIENCE Solstice. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 22, 2015. The winter solstice is the annual event which marks the point where the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. As a result of the north of Earth leaning away from the Sun, Tuesday will see the fewest hours of sunlight in one day. See PA story SCIENCE Solstice. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Druids and pagans were among thousands of people at Stonehenge to witness the sunrise this morning on the shortest day of the year.

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Hi all, sorry about that, my pc thought it could shut down and go on holiday a couple of days early. Hopefully everything will be fine from now on

CRIME

A drugs gang from Dewsbury has been busted.

HELLO

Hello everyone, and welcome to Tuesday!

The traffic’s not looking too bad once again at the moment, with only the A629 Wakefield Road busy but moving between Southgate (Shorehead Roundabout) and B6432 Firth Street.

Be warned though about heading down Leeds Road this afternoon, I spent 20 minutes trying to get down it in the Huddersfield direction yesterday, what was I thinking?!


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