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A stricken taxi has been salvaged from a Huddersfield canal.


The taxi is winched from the canal at Aspley
The taxi is winched from the canal at Aspley


The Honda Accord had been in the freezing water of Aspley marina since Saturday evening, after a mishap by the taxi driver.


He misjudged a manoeuvre in the car park overlooking the canal basin end ended up in six feet of water.


Luckily, passers-by saw what happened and were able to help the taxi driver to safety through a door window.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/sunken-taxi-recovered-huddersfield-canal-10757729

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Traffic update

Just an update on the M62 traffic between 22 - 21. The lane has now re-opened and traffic is moving well.

Local events

Traffic

Reports of severe traffic on the M62 this afternoon. The westbound carriage is reportedly busy between junctions 22 (Rishworth) and 21 (Milnrow). One lane has been closed due to a broken down lorry.

HRI meeting

It’ll be tinned sardines!

Fire service

Ever wondered what it takes to be a fire fighter?

Fire stations in the Holme and Colne Valleys are recruiting.

Read more here.

Susie Beever joins Slaithwaite Fire Station's recruits training.
Susie Beever joins Slaithwaite Fire Station's recruits training.

Aspley Marina taxi

What's on

A date for the diary if you’re in the Holmfirth area.

Town centre

Kirklees’ Tory leader Cllr Robert Light is worried Huddersfield shoppers may snub the town centre following the installing of bus lane cameras next month.

Read more here.

Local news

Carol Frain, landlady of the Spangled Bull in Dewsbury, is making out of hospital a month after being attacked by thugs.

Doctors have told the mum-of-two she may never be behind the bar again.

Read the full story here.

The Spangled Bull pub in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, and inset, landlady Carol Frain
The Spangled Bull pub in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, and inset, landlady Carol Frain (Image: Mike Clark)

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NEWS

A MAN who died after being hit by a train close to Deighton Rail Station has been named.

Deighton Railway Station, Huddersfield
Deighton Railway Station, Huddersfield

He is 22-year-old Attila Szedlar of Halifax Old Road, Birkby.

An inquest was opened and adjourned into his death at Bradford Coroners’ Court this morning.

Emergency services were called to the station at 8.25am on Wednesday, January 13.

British Transport Police officers were called to the station following reports of a person being struck by a train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

TRAVEL

Traffic easing and traffic returned to normal on M621 Eastbound between M62 J27 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J2 A643 (Elland Road).

Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)
Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)

Traffic returned to normal on A58 Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road.

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

Traffic returned to normal on A644 Wakefield Road inbound between Locksley Road and A643 Clifton Road / A641 Huddersfield Road.

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Local News:

Huddersfield Chess Club will take on Wakefield on Wednesday, January 27, in an away fixture.

Chess board
Chess board

If Huddersfield win this away fixture they will have one hand on the Watkinson title!

Local News:

This year, pupils at King James’s School, Almondbury, will be back combing their hair, putting on their leg warmers and trying to solve the mystery of the Rubik cube in order to prepare for this year’s school performance.


Set at William Ocean High School, ‘Back to the 80’s’ follows the story of Corey Senior, 30-something, who tells his high school memories of fun, heartbreak and watching the A team.


Featuring songs such as the Cyndi Lauper classic Girls just want to have fun’ ‘Footloose’, and ‘Time of my life’, the cast of 90 pupils and a live band is truly set to have you ‘dancing on the ceiling’. Back to the 80’s will take place from Tuesday 9th-Thursday 11th February.

Local News:

A far-right party planning a march through Dewsbury provoked outrage by staging protests outside mosques in a Muslim part of town.

Activists from Britain First handed out promotional material in the town centre on Saturday then headed into Savile Town.

With banners emblazoned with: “No More Mosques” they were filmed outside several places of worship including the Markazi Mosque in South Street, renowned as one of the biggest teaching mosques in the UK.

Local News:

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a serious fire involving a hoverboard in Wyke, Bradford, on Friday evening.


Shortly before 9pm the fire took hold in the living room of a property in St Mary’s Drive where three youngsters reported seeing a hoverboard, which was on charge, set alight.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The eldest, a 13-year-old boy, led the other two children, a nine-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl, to an upstairs bedroom where he dialled 999.


The teenager followed the fire survival guidance given by the Control room and blocked the bottom of the door with materials to stop the smoke from getting into the bedroom.


On discovering the fire, a 39-year-old woman, who was also inside the property, managed to open the front door and lead the children outside. Three fire engines arrived on the scene and firefighters put out the blaze.

Town:

If Town win tonight’s FA Cup third round replay away to Reading their Championship match at home to Cardiff will be moved to Tuesday, February 2.

Travel:

Slow traffic on A58 Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road, Hipperholme.

Local News:

Police were called at 5.35pm last night to a report that a man had been assaulted in Church Street, Paddock.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


He
suffered a stab injury but declined the need for an ambulance to be called to the scene.


Enquiries are ongoing in to the circumstances of the incident.

Local News:

Hospital officials have failed to make any ground after years trying to renegotiate the huge loan that built Calderdale Royal Hospital, the Examiner can reveal.

Meetings have been taking place for more than three years in a bid to relieve the pressure of the crippling debt on the Halifax site – now at the heart of the proposal to close Huddersfield’s A&E and demolish the whole infirmary.


Local News:

The Rector of Kirkheaton Parish church is responding to an increased interest in faith by running a short course starting on 26th January. “Like many churches across Yorkshire and beyond all our special services over Christmas were packed,” the Rev Richard Steel says.

Richard Steel, rector of Kirkheaton Parish Church.
Richard Steel, rector of Kirkheaton Parish Church.

“And since Christmas several people have been enquiring about Baptism as adults, not just for their children. We wanted to offer a short and relaxed course to help them find out what the Christian faith is all about.”


The six week course will explore the widespread belief in God and then move to look at the Bible, the foundation document for three major world faiths, then focus in on the story of Jesus.


The course will be held at the Rectory in Kirkheaton, on Tuesday evenings, starting on 26th January at 7.30 p.m.

Travel:

Traffic returned to normal, traffic lights now functioning on A62 Cooper Bridge Road at A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).