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We’ve heard there’s been an accident on Bellstring Lane, Grange Moor, where a car has hit a wall.

An ambulance is on the scene and police are redirecting traffic.

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Drivers are being advised that the eastbound side of the M62 is likely to remain closed between junctions 18 and 19 into the evening after a collision involving three lorries, a car and a van.


The incident happened at 12.45pm and Highways England’s traffic officers are working with the emergency services at the scene.


The eastbound carriageway is affected by significant diesel spills and the central reservation barrier is badly damaged.


Lane 3 on the westbound carriageway is also currently closed.


The latest details on the incident are available on Highways England’s North West Twitter feed at @HighwaysNWEST or www.highways.gov.uk/news/breaking-news.


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The children’s hospice in Huddersfield is likely to be shut for several days.


Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Forget Me Not Children's Hospice


Staff are still trying to sort out the aftermath of a fire at the complex which has left it without power.


The fire broke out at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, at Brackenhall, on Tuesday morning, and caused damage to the main electricity board which supplies power to the site.


No-one was injured in the incident.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/forget-not-childrens-hospice-huddersfield-10728622

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Fire fighters' campaign

Fire crews in West Yorkshire are lacing up in support of an LGBT rights charity.

West Yorkshire Fire and rescue are wearing the rainbow-coloured laces to support Stonewall.

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Staff at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service donning rainbow-striped shoe laces
Staff at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service donning rainbow-striped shoe laces

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Almondbury crash

Pictures coming through of the crash on Somerset Road in Almondbury. The road is still closed and traffic is being diverted through Lowerhouses.

Crash on Somerset Road, Almondbury
Crash on Somerset Road, Almondbury
Crash on Somerset Road, Almondbury
Crash on Somerset Road, Almondbury

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M62 delays

Long delays are forecast after a crash involing multiple vehicles on the M62 between Rochdale and Manchester.

All eastbound lanes near junction 18 at Simister Island have been closed by police vehicles, including a lorry, were involved in a collision on Wednesday lunchtime.

Delays on the M62 motorway westbound from Rochdale towards Simister Island.
Delays on the M62 motorway westbound from Rochdale towards Simister Island.


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We are getting reports that Somerset Road, Almondbury, has been closed after a road accident.

Police have shut the road between Dog Kennel Bank and Longley Road because a car collided with a parked vehicle and ended up on its roof.

A woman driver escaped with minor injuries. All traffic is being diverted through Lowerhouses.

More when we have it.


Travel

Here’s the latest from the police on the M62 closure and delays near Rochdale.



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We understand drivers have been stuck on the M62 around Junction 18 near Simister Island because of the earlier accident.


Delays on the M62 motorway westbound from Rochdale towards Simister Island.
Delays on the M62 motorway westbound from Rochdale towards Simister Island.


But lanes are now open in both directions and traffic is being released, if only slowly.

Above is an image from the motorway cameras from a few minutes ago.


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A warning of severe delays on the M62 on the other side of the Pennines.

Police closed the M62 eastbound between Manchester and Rochdale after a lorry crash.

The HGV and several other vehicles were believed to be involved in the collision, near Simister Island at junction 18 with the M60, this lunchtime.

One westbound lane was also shut, police said. A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said that traffic patrols were called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision at 12.30pm.

A HGV overturned and blocked the westbound lanes, he added. It’s believed the driver suffered minor injuries.

At 1pm, traffic was still being diverted from the M62 eastbound onto the M66 at Simister Island. North West Motorway Police urged drivers to avoid the area and leave the M62 eastbound before junction 18.


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It’s lunchtime-ish! Fancy a burger?

Huddersfield restaurateur Eric Paxman is launching PAX Burger in Lindley.


Eric Paxman prepares to open Huddersfield's first gourmet burger restaurant, PAX Burger in Lindley.
Eric Paxman prepares to open Huddersfield's first gourmet burger restaurant, PAX Burger in Lindley.


He’s taken over the former La Cocina restaurant and hopes to open by the end of February.

He says it’s going to be Huddersfield’s first gourmet burger restaurant. Tasty!


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National News:

MPs are going to vote on whether or not England should be given its own official national anthem.


The Labour MP Toby Perkins will propose that a public consultation be launched to decide which song would be best.


While other constituent parts of the UK have their own anthems, England does not, and God Save the Queen is usually sung at sporting events when an English team is playing.

Travel:

Queueing traffic and road blocked due to accident, four vehicles involved on M62 Eastbound between J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island) and J19 A6046 (Heywood), congestion on M60 to J17 A56 (Prestwich / Whitefield). In the roadworks area.
Lanes two and three (of three) are closed affecting traffic travelling from Manchester towards Rochdale. Two vehicles have struck and damaged the central reservation barrier.

National News:

Judges have ruled that employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours.


The European Court of Human Rights said a firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work was within its rights.

Local News:

Wild deer have been spotted on a Huddersfield site slated for 2,500 homes.

Several deer have been snapped and filmed by golfers and walkers at Bradley Park Golf Course, the only public course in Kirklees.

Kirklees Council wants to offer the huge green space to developers as part of its Local Plan.

Local News:

YORKSHIRE men and women who may have let their New Year’s resolutions slide are being offered a second chance to commit to a great cause - by signing up for Dryathlon by the end of January.



Dryathlon is Cancer Research UK’s fundraising campaign that invites social drinkers to take a month-long break from alcohol.



Although many people pledged to ditch the drink from January 1, Dryathletes can commit from any date in January and get sponsored or donate the money they would have spent on alcohol to Cancer Research UK.



Last year, 6673 men and women across Yorkshire took on the Dryathlon challenge, raising a fantastic £437,373 to help beat 200 types of cancer.


Local News:

As temperatures start to drop, vets are warning owners not to forget about small furry pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs that usually live outdoors yet are vulnerable to the cold and damp despite their furry coats.



The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) are asking owners with outdoor hutches and runs to be vigilant during the cold snap and make sure that their pets’ living space is well-protected from snow, frost and winter rain.



BVA President Sean Wensley said: “Despite their warm furry coats, domestic rabbits and guinea pigs are vulnerable to extremes in weather. That’s why we’re asking owners to make sure that their pets do not suffer in the cold and that their home keeps them protected and comfortable. If owners have any concerns about their pet they should consult their local vet for advice.”



Local News:

A man died this morning after being hit by a train close to Deighton station.

The man, thought to be in his early 20’s, died at the scene.

Emergency services were called to the station at about 8.25am

Travel:

One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down car on A629 Halifax Road Westbound before A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout).
Lane two (of two) closed. Affecting traffic from Huddersfield to M62.

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News

Developers behind a controversial housing plan have changed their plans for a third time.


Demolition work at Black Rock Mills in Linthwaite
Demolition work at Black Rock Mills in Linthwaite


The firm behind a 236 house estate at Black Rock Mills, Linthwaite, now wants to radically slash the number of homes it builds after problems with the steep site. The full story is here.

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Train services now returning to normal after the incident in which a man died on the line near Deighton station near Huddersfield this morning.

Train services are now able to call at Deighton.



You can see more about the incident here.