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TRAVEL

Heavy traffic on A629 Huddersfield Road outbound between A646 Dryclough Lane / Haigh Lane and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Slow traffic on A58 Halifax Road in both directions at A644 Brighouse Road.

low traffic on A58 Wharf Street in both directions at A6139 Tuel Lane.

NEWS

Let’s have a round up of our top stories on the web at the moment.

Pic by James Griffiths Sky Bet Championship QPR v Huddersfield Town 28-12-2015 David Wagner
Pic by James Griffiths Sky Bet Championship QPR v Huddersfield Town 28-12-2015 David Wagner

In third place is one for sports fans- How David Wagner has brought the buzz back to Huddersfield Town

Easter fun day for children at Beaumont Park. Bonnets on parade left to right, Friends of Beaumont, Park Pauline Tymchak, Liz Farmer with Stevie Kershaw, 8, and Lilly-Anne Smith, 6
Easter fun day for children at Beaumont Park. Bonnets on parade left to right, Friends of Beaumont, Park Pauline Tymchak, Liz Farmer with Stevie Kershaw, 8, and Lilly-Anne Smith, 6

Wondering when Easter is this year already? Apparently you’re not alone because it’s number two most read at the moment. Does no one need a break from excessive chocolate consumption?;)

And in pole position is the photo story filled with amazing new pictures that show the havoc wreaked by the Christmas floods in Brighouse and Elland.

HELLO

Hi everyone, I’ll be with you for the next hour or so

Change over

Another blogger, most likely Chloe, is due up to bat any moment now. See you soon.

Examiner reporter Chloe Glover tries out AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Trevor Donald of AlterG explains the science behind the anti-gravity treadmill.
Examiner reporter Chloe Glover tries out AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Trevor Donald of AlterG explains the science behind the anti-gravity treadmill.

News

If you like getting bargains for your home you’ll soon have more chances...allegedly!


News

We’ve cleared up the mysterious police incident on the M62 earlier. It turns out it was a false alarm. Police were called at 2.11pm by a motorist who said he had seen suspicious behaviour on motorway bridge near J26. Traffic officers went out and found a man on the bridge taking pictures - which is not a crime.

One of those unfortunate ones for all involved!

Travel

The police incident on the M62 is over. We don’t know what it was but anyway - nothing to see here!


News

Naughty people have been crossing bridges closed by the devastating floods. Please stay off them. Calderdale police are patrolling to make sure people don’t break the rules.


Travel

We have a report of police incident on M62 Eastbound near Huddersfield but we don’t know what it is yet.

The incident has been logged as between J25 A644 ( Brighouse ) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar). Traffic is coping well.

I’ll update you if we get more information.

Travel

High Street in Huddersfield town centre has been closed today. I’m told by the council it is for pavement works which are ongoing until March. A diversion is in place at the moment. I’ll report back if I get an answer to when it will re-open.


Bus gates to be installed on High Street, Huddersfield.
High Street, Huddersfield.

News

If your New Year’s Resolution is to volunteer more or help vulnerable children this could be for you.


News

A new picture of the flooding in Slaithwaite has emerged. Have a look below.


That’s all from me. Nick Lavigueur is up next.

News

A teenager who crashed a car causing serious injury to a schoolboy admitted:“I regret what I did - I shouldn’t have been there that night.”

Daniel Huissain told Huddersfield magistrates that he should never have been behind the wheel.

Hussain, 18, had not passed his test and only been taking lessons for four months prior to the smash in Beaumont Park on November 19.

A 15-year-old passenger is still receiving treatment after suffering injuries including broken ribs and kidney damage.

More here...

Daniel Hussain (right) at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Daniel Hussain (right) at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

News

With the weather wet and gloomy there is finally some brighter news: the daffodils are out weeks ahead of schedule.

Residents in Hopton, who run the Hopton in Bloom project, are delighted with the show in Hopton Lane.

Chris Breare, of the group, said: “They were planted some time ago by Simon Dedman and usually flower in February or even March.

More here...

Video

As if food shopping wasn’t entertaining enough...

Pranksters Speedo Shy and Discoboy came back to Asda in Brackenhall last night to recreate their daft stunt for bemused shoppers.

Pushing a giant amplifier blaring out dance music, Discoboy shouted: “It’s 2016, it’s a new year, it’s a new me and it’s a new disco as well!”

Watch the video here...

Speedo Shy, in the black pants, and Discoboy, make their assault on the checkouts at Huddersfield Asda
Speedo Shy, in the black pants, and Discoboy, make their assault on the checkouts at Huddersfield Asda (Image: Mr Lee Marshall/Youtube)

A woman resembling one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Samantha Lewthwaite, has been spotted checking into a hotel owned by Duncan Bannatyne, according to reports.

Durham Police are said to be probing the sighting of a guest resembling the infamous terror queen, who was once married to Huddersfield July 7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, arriving at the four-star Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington, County Durham.

The woman’s likeness to the bomb-making mother-of-four, who was dubbed the “White Widow”, aroused suspicion as she checked in at the hotel, part of the Dragons’ Den star’s leisure group, on Boxing Day.

More here...

Samantha Lewthwaite – dubbed The White Widow – and widow of Jermaine Lindsay with sons Abdullah , top, and Abdur-Rahman
Samantha Lewthwaite – dubbed The White Widow – and widow of Jermaine Lindsay with sons Abdullah , top, and Abdur-Rahman

There are water babies, then there’s this...

A family’s flooding nightmare ended in happiness – with a bouncing baby boy born on the bathroom floor.

Neighbours in Park Road, Elland, saw their homes engulfed by the Boxing Day floods.

If that shock wasn’t enough, first time mum-to-be Jess Dann, 20, went into labour two weeks early.

Baby Archie was born on the bathroom floor during the Boxing Day floods
Baby Archie was born on the bathroom floor during the Boxing Day floods

Good morning.

Hand over:

Well, that’s all from me for the moment. Handing over to my colleague, Dave.

Local News:

Calderdale Council say a planned dive to inspect cracks in Brighouse Bridge probably won’t happen today.

The crack in Brighouse bridge
The crack in Brighouse bridge

The diver is working his way down the valley from Todmorden and is now not expected until tomorrow.

Local News:

A woman resembling one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Samantha Lewthwaite, has been spotted checking into a hotel owned by Duncan Bannatyne, according to reports.

Durham Police are said to be probing the sighting of a guest resembling the infamous terror queen, who was once married to Huddersfield July 7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, arriving at the four-star Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington, County Durham.

Local News:

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a shop in Cleckheaton.


At 7.35pm on Sunday, 3 January, a man carrying a meat cleaver walked into the shop in Centurion Way and made demands for cash.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police



The female assistant opened the safe and removed a cash box. The suspect then ordered the assistant to open the till and emptied the contents into the box before leaving on foot.


The suspect is described as white and of stocky build. He is believed to be in his mid 20s to early 30s and was wearing a balaclava and dark clothing.


Anyone with information, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area immediately prior to the incident, is asked to contact DC 283 Brooke at the Kirklees Robbery Team on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.

Travel:

Traffic easing on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Local News:

Police investigating a burglary in the Birkby area of Huddersfield in which a number of items of jewellery were stolen are appealing for anyone to come forward who has been offered such items for sale.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The jewellery stolen in the burglary in Grimscar Avenue between 7.30am and 7.35pm on Sunday, 20 December, included a German Bracelet, a half sovereign ring, a silver watch with a pink face and a gold belcher chain.


PC Daniel Ashton, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who has been offered items such as the ones stolen for sale.


“Anyone who may have seen these items is asked to contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, who can be contacted anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

Town:

After the final whistle on Saturday, David Wagner had a word with each of his players before heading to the away end.

When he raised his hands to acknowledge the 2,200-strong crowd of Huddersfield Town fans crammed behind the Bolton Wanderers goal, there was an answering bellow from his loyal subjects.

National News:

Robert Stigwood, who managed Cream and the Bee Gees before producing the rock musicals Saturday Night Fever and Grease has died at the age of 81.

Travel:

Traffic returned to normal on M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).