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A bit more on today’s fatal accident in Brighouse.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The male cycle rider sadly passed away at the scene as a result of injuries from the collision.

“A road closure remains in place on Elland Road while accident investigation work is completed.”

A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

The accident happened on Elland Road, near its junction with Ashday Lane near Brookfoot, not far from the Casa bar and restaurant.

Breaking

A cyclist has died in a road tragedy in Brighouse and police have confirmed that the driver involved has been arrested.

Police were called to Elland Road shortly after 1.20pm today to a report of a collision between a Citroen C5 car and a bicycle.

Good evening.

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Travel

Crime

Police are investigating reports that a 10-year-old girl was followed by a man in the Highburton area on Monday.


Burton Acres Lane in Highburton
Burton Acres Lane in Highburton


They say the suspicious incident occurred at 4.30pm.


The girl was walking her dog on Burton Acres Lane when she became aware of a man walking behind her.


She began to feel intimidated by how close he was and felt he was following her.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/police-warn-parents-after-10-10735607

Travel

Travel

Batley fire

Here’s a video showing just how dramatic the blaze was at one point:

Batley fire

Here’s how the fire in Batley looked at its height. Our reporter Robert is at the scene and we will keep you all updated on the latest news.

Batley fire

Looks like the fire at Green Hill Mill in Batley is being brought under control by firefighters.


We’re still bringing you the latest news and videos on the fire via our separate live blog at http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/live-major-fire-in-batley-10734497







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Good afternoon. I will be bringing you the latest news and travel for the next couple of hours..

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Well that’s all from me. My colleague Emma will be taking over to keep you updated.

Snow update

It looks like our hopes of a white Huddersfield are slowly fading. Holme Valley artist Ashley Jackson has tweeted this:

A&E decision

The decision over A&E closures in Huddersfield and Calderdale is expected to be made next Wednesday.

Local news

More local news now. This story just shows the power of an act of kindness.

A JustGiving page has been set up to help a Cleckheaton pensioner who was conned out of £3k on his doorstep.

Read more on the story here.

Scaffolding at the house in Howard Park, Cleckheaton, targeted by a conman handed £3,000 by the unsuspecting householder.
Scaffolding at the house in Howard Park, Cleckheaton, targeted by a conman handed £3,000 by the unsuspecting householder.

Anyone looking for updates on the Batley mill fire, click here.

Fire update

We’ve got some video of the fire at Green Hill Mill. Roads in the vicinity have been closed so if you’re travelling that way best to avoid it.

Fire update

Pictures are coming in of the fire in Batley - head over to our separate live blog for updates here.

Batley fire

We’ve got news coming in of a fire at Green Hill Mill on Grange Road in Batley. No people involved and fire fighters are currently at the scene. Police have been closing the road so expect traffic.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “We’re just trying to save as much of the property as possible for now.”

A separate live blog is being set up to track what’s going on so stay tuned.

Local news

Regulars to The Ship Inn in Mirfield will have to wait until March before it re-opens, it has been announced.

The pub was badly hit by the floods and is still carrying out repairs.

Read more here

Workmen are stripping out the flood-damaged Ship Inn at Steanard Lane, Mirfield. It is expected to re-open by late spring 2016.
Workmen are stripping out the flood-damaged Ship Inn at Steanard Lane, Mirfield. It is expected to re-open by late spring 2016.

Snow!

Reports in of snow in Leeds are coming in - while our weatherman Paul Stevens says it will be missing Huddersfield, my colleague claims he has seen a few snow flakes fall past the window at Examiner HQ. Has anyone else seen any signs? Let us know!

Here is a video taken last year of the snow up at Bolster Moor near Golcar.

Can you help?

This missing doberman was last seen in the Deer Hill area of Holmfirth.

Traffic update

All looking okay on the roads, although reports of slow traffic on the M62 Eastbound between Brighouse and Junction 26 for the M606 due to debris on the road.

Train death

A bit of news coming in regarding the tragedy on the train lines at Deighton yesterday.

Police have announced the man who died was 22 years old, born October 28, 1993. An inquest is to open in Bradford on Tuesday.

The coroner’s office won’t be releasing his identity until then.

Read coverage of the tragedy here

Emergency services near Deighton train station
Emergency services near Deighton train station

Local news

Have you, or has anyone you know, used a cold cap in chemotherapy?

Fenay Bridge company Paxman make the hair-saving caps and are looking for any pioneers to advise and support any cancer patients thinking of using them.

Read more here

The Paxman cooling cap
The Paxman cooling cap

Good morning, everyone.

Hand over:

Well, that’s all from me for now. Handing the blog reins to my colleague Susie.

Travel:

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

Local News:

On February 15 two research reports on the future and value of local food in Kirklees will be launched at the University of Huddersfield.


The event will start at 10am and run for 2-3 hours.


  1. Developing a Strong and Sustainable Food Economy in Kirklees - John Lever, Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities, University of Huddersfield Business School

  2. Food For Life: Locally Commissioned Programme: Social Return on Investment - Matt Jones, Public Health and Well Being Group, University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol


Travel:

Traffic returned to normal on A641 Huddersfield Road outbound at Bethel Street/Bradford Road.