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Travel

Road cleared, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Travel

Reports of M62 eastbound partially blocked due to broken down vehicle between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Traffic is coping well.

News

A man stopped by police following a road rage incident involving another driver had drunk up to five bottles of wine the previous evening.

A court heard Paul Tansey, who had an 11-year-old child with him in the car, failed a roadside breath test and was found to be more than four times the limit.

Police had stopped his vehicle after he hurled abuse at another motorist who had challenged him about his bad driving.

More here...

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Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could be knocked down as part of a plan to revamp hospital services in the town.

Life-threatening cases will be treated at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, while a newly- built Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will tackle less serious cases – if a hospital shake-up plan goes ahead.

The new Huddersfield hospital on the Acre Mills site in Lindley will house clinics and planned operations, health chiefs revealed as part of their Right Care Right Time Right Place (RCRTRP) plan.

More here...

Breaking

We’re running a blog about a bomb scare in Deighton.

Our crime reporter Robert Sutcliffe is there and you can read the latest updates here.

Hand over

Well, that’s all from me this afternoon, handing over to my colleague Dave. Stay tuned for more news of the bomb scare in Deighton.

Local news

ROKT climbing gym in Brighouse is climbing its way back after the recent floods.

Fundraising to reach the £40k repair bill has met the halfway mark.

Read more on this story here.

Volunteers help to clean up after flooding at Rokt Climbing Gym, Brighouse.
Volunteers help to clean up after flooding at Rokt Climbing Gym, Brighouse.

Breaking news

Bomb disposal units have been sent to Deighton to investigate claims a suspicious package was found on a wall.

To read live updates on this story, click here.


Local news

A move to ‘bring Holmfirth Civic Hall home’ is off to a great start.

Parish councillors are pleased with the turnout at a meeting to discuss Kirklees Council’s plans to transfer the asset.

Read more on the story here.

Public Meeting to discuss the hand over of Holmfirth Civic Hall to Holme Valley Parish Council at Holmfirth civic hall. Members of the public attending the meeting ask questions of the parish councillor who was seated at each of the tables at the meeting.
Public Meeting to discuss the hand over of Holmfirth Civic Hall to Holme Valley Parish Council at Holmfirth civic hall. Members of the public attending the meeting ask questions of the parish councillor who was seated at each of the tables at the meeting.

A&E

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has taken to social media to express his views on the proposals to close our A&E department.

See what he has to say here.

Snow

Have a look at this stunning photograph taken in the Huddersfield snow by Twitter user Steve Lloyd-Smart.

If you have any photographs of the snow, send them in at editorial@examiner.co.uk.

Crime

Figures of people charged with drink driving over the festive season have been released.

Police say they charged 155 people with the offence across West Yorkshire in December.

Read more here.

West Yorkshire Police are clamping down on drink driving this festive season
West Yorkshire Police are clamping down on drink driving this festive season (Image: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

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A&E

We would love to hear from anyone who may be badly affected by the proposals to shut Huddersfield’s A&E department.

If the department has saved your life, or you rely on it, let us know at editorial@examiner.co.uk.

Weather

For anyone who’s been enjoying the snow this weekend, the weather looks set to quieten down over the next week.

Read more here.

Petition

A petition to keep Huddersfield’s A&E department open now has more than 500 signatures.

Hello

Good afternoon, everyone.

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. My colleague Susie will be with you shortly.

News

Playing nation’s favourite Cilla will be like a walk in the park compared to Sheridan Smith’s next challenge.


Julie Bushby, a friend of kidnap mum Karen Matthews (inset), whose story is to be dramatised for TV with her played by actress Sheridan Smith.
Julie Bushby, a friend of kidnap mum Karen Matthews (inset), whose story is to be dramatised for TV with her played by actress Sheridan Smith.


She’s about to portray Julie Bushby, the pillar of the community who helped convict Karen Matthews for kidnapping her own daughter, Shannon.

Mum of three Julie, 45, says: “Sheridan will probably be surprised to hear I don’t hate Karen, despite what she did.”

There is more here.

News

A girl fighting back to health after a growth was found on her brain has pleaded for the return of her lifeline iPhone.


Brain operation girl, Rose McManus 12 appeals for her iPhone 6s to be returned
Brain operation girl, Rose McManus 12 appeals for her iPhone 6s to be returned


Rose McManus, 12, of Linthwaite, was at a gym class at The Zone in Huddersfield when the phone, bought as a combined Christmas and birthday present, went missing. You can see more here.

News

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney is urging people to sign his petition against the proposed closure of the A&E department in Huddersfield.



Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman is also running a petition, and more than 30,000 have joined a Facebook page dedicated to saving the service.

There is more on the story here.

News

More on the incident involving the stuck lorry.

Residents have been left fuming after the vehicle blocked Pike Law Lane, Scapegoat Hill.


The lorry stuck in narrow Pike Law Lane
The lorry stuck in narrow Pike Law Lane


Police said they were called out at 8.22am today to deal with the lorry which has a Bulgarian registration.

There are pictures and video here.

News

People have ‘taken their eye off the ball’ over mineral extraction plans in the Shelley area.


Bill Armer and Ray Bray concerned that land at Royd House, Shelley, Huddersfield, is designated for mineral extraction on Local Development Plan.
Bill Armer and Ray Bray concerned that land at Royd House, Shelley, Huddersfield, is designated for mineral extraction on Local Development Plan.


That’s the fear of a parish councillor who is urging residents to check out Kirklees Council’s Local Plan while there is still time to make their views known. The story is here.

News

It has become one of Huddersfield’s most inspiring nights – and its stars are nominated by you.


Huddersfield Pride of Huddersfield Awards logo
Pride of Huddersfield Awards


Today we start the search for this year’s unsung heroes and heroines from across Kirklees and parts of Calderdale to honour them at the Examiner Community Awards which will be held in late May. You can see more here.

News

West Yorkshire Police has praised the public for helping to identify those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


West Yorkshire Police are clamping down on drink driving this festive season
West Yorkshire Police clamped down on drink driving this festive season (Image: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)


The Force supported the national Christmas anti-drink driving campaign by encouraging members of the public to ‘dob in a drink or drug driver’.

Throughout December 2015, 157 people were charged with drink or drug driving across the county, a significant reduction compared to the previous year when 183 people were charged.

Football

David Wagner was disappointed as Huddersfield Town missed out on a fourth successive home Championship win but accepted Fulham deserved a share of the spoils.


Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (1) v Fulham (1) - Huddersfield Head Coach David Wagner.
David Wagner


As the head coach predicted pre-match, it was a clash of similar styles at the John Smith’s Stadium, and the boss admitted it took time for his side to find their feet in a game which brought a tickets-issued crowd of 12,039 (477 away fans). There is more here.

News

There is still a feeling of disbelief among many over the news that Huddersfield’s A&E is earmarked to close.

More than 30,000 people have joined a Facebook page dedicated to saving the service – and that figure could well soar to 50,000.


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident & Emergency Dept
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident & Emergency Dept


Thousands more have signed petitions organised by the MPs Barry Sheerman and Jason McCartney and many others have taken to social media voicing their disbelief at the proposals. You can see more here.

Well, that’s all from me for the moment. Off to Pike Law Lane to see how our recovery friends are dealing with extracting this lorry.


My colleague, Phil, will be with you shortly.

Local News:

Police say they are at the scene on Pike Law Lane, Scapegoat Hill, after Bulgarian lorry driver failed to understand warning signs and got stuck.

Lorry wedged on Pike Law Lane in Scapegoat Hill
Lorry wedged on Pike Law Lane in Scapegoat Hill

Here is a picture of what happened just a few months ago on the same road. Residents are fed up and say something must be done as these kind of incidents just keep on happening...

Local News:

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has been reselected to be Labour’s candidate for May’s election.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson with Sgt. Neil Willan in New Street, Huddersfield.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson with Sgt. Neil Willan in New Street, Huddersfield.

He was unanimously approved by all the Constituency Labour Parties and affiliated organisations across West Yorkshire.


Since being elected in November 2012 Mark says he has delivered on the pledges he made to West Yorkshire people.