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A&E

This shocking video was captured by Gordon Wilkinson documents the gruelling journey from Huddersfield to Calderdale Royal.

The video shows the difficulty ambulances would face if proposals to close our A&E were to go ahead.

Read more here.

A&E

One of Huddersfield’s most famous actresses Lena Headey has done her bit to take part in the campaign.

Traffic

It seems to be rather busy on the roads tonight.

There’s queuing traffic on the M606 southbound, as well as the M62 westbound between junction 28 for Tingley and 26 for Chain Bar.

We have slow traffic through Hipperholme on the A58 Halifax Road. To add to that there is slow traffic through Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road, on Manchester Road at Chapel Hill and between Queensgate and the Shorehead roundabout for Wakefield Road. Phew!

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News

And here’s a link to our story about the pregnant woman suffering injuries on the M62:


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/pregnant-woman-35-suffers-two-10765742

News

A pregnant woman was trapped in a car after the male driver lost control on the M62.


M62
M62

Watch Commander Damian Cameron, from Cleckheaton Fire Station, said the man and a two-year-old boy had got out of the front of the black Nissan Note but the mum-to-be was trapped inside at 10.30am yesterday.


Crews from Odsal and Morley also attended.

Travel

Police appeal

Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds of electrical tools were stolen from a commercial property in Batley.


The incident happened on Monday at Greenhill Mills in Grange Road where the suspects forced their way into a locked container and took electrical tools valued at £12,000.


The items stolen included drills, an angle grinder and a compressor, some of which were bought in Holland and have a 2 pin plug rather than the standard UK plug.


Detective Constable Oliver Coates, from Kirklees CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and has any information about this burglary.


“ The items stolen were of significant value and some of the electrical items are easily identifiable as they have European plug fixtures.


“If any members of the public or tradesman have any information or have been offered such items for sale, I would urge them to get in touch with us.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Oliver Coates at Kirklees CID via 101 quoting 1126 of 18/01/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crime

Police want to hear from people whose cars or property were damaged in a Huddersfield town centre wrecking spree.


Yobs hurled slates and other missiles from scaffolding at the former railway warehouse next to Huddersfield Railway Station.


Cars were damaged by building materials, metal poles and other debris thrown from the scaffolding on Tuesday night.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/police-appeal-over-wrecking-spree-10769217

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Local News:

A preferred bidder has been identified by Kirklees Council as it looks to sell the old Co-op building on New Street.

One possible site is in the old Co-operative building on New Street
One possible site is in the old Co-operative building on New Street

I understand plans will be advanced for a restaurant and flats when the sale goes through in a few months’ time.

Local News:

Police want to hear from people whose cars or property were damaged in a Huddersfield town centre wrecking spree.

Yobs hurled slates and other missiles from scaffolding at the former railway warehouse next to Huddersfield Railway Station.

Cars were damaged by building materials, metal poles and other debris thrown from the scaffolding on Tuesday night.

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

Weather

It was chilly enough to see many people scraping ice off their cars this morning, but the cold spell which has blanketed Huddersfield for several days will be over by tomorrow.



And temperatures, which have struggled to rise above 5C in recent days, will have more than doubled by the weekend. There is more here.

Traffic

Anyone heading over to the M1 could run into delays.

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic northbound between junction 40 (Ossett) and junction 41 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.



News

A pregnant woman was trapped in a car after the male driver lost control on the M62.


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


Watch Commander Damian Cameron, from Cleckheaton Fire Station, said the man and a two-year-old boy had got out of the front of the black Nissan Note but the mum-to-be was trapped inside. There is more here.

News

Police followed a vehicle from Normanton to Huddersfield before the driver made off on foot.

But he left his driving licence in the car, so officers will be knocking at his door soon.



Rugby

Eorl Crabtree, Luke Robinson and Kyle Wood are all in the frame to feature for the Giants in Saturday’s home pre-season clash against Catalans Dragons.


Luke Robinson, Kyle Wood and Eorl Crabtree
Luke Robinson, Kyle Wood and Eorl Crabtree


The experienced Super League trio sat out Sunday’s impressive 38-6 trial triumph at Hull KR. There is more here.

News

Police investigating a burglary at a primary school in Cleckheaton want to speak to three men in connection with the incident.



The incident happened at the Whitechapel Primary School, Whitechapel Road between 8.45pm and 9.32pm on Monday 18 January.
It is thought three men forced their way into the school before stealing a safe containing cash and other valuables.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 13160025344.

News

Probably not want you want to hear, but council tax is likely to go up by almost 4% next year.


Council tax bill
Council tax bill


Kirklees Council has indicated it is minded to take up the government’s new social care precept. The move would mean the council could charge an extra 2% on top of the maximum allowed 1.95% increase. There is more on this here.

News

Huddersfield poet Simon Armitage has said he would be “foolish” if he tried to emulate famous war poets as he begins a project to commemorate the First World War.


Poet Simon Armitage
Poet Simon Armitage


New work from the writer will be among highlights of a programme of events throughout 2016 marking the centenary of the Great War. The full story is here.

Football

David Wagner is confident Dean Whitehead will be available for Huddersfield Town’s Championship game at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.


Sky Bet Championship - Birmingham City (0) v Huddersfield Town (2) - Dean Whitehead.
Dean Whitehead


And that’s a big boost given fellow midfielder Jonathan Hogg will be suspended for the South coast showdown after his FA Cup red card at Reading. There is more here.

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NEWS

Not seen the latest UK headlines yet?

Not to fear, I’ve got some of them for you below.

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More than a quarter of a million children are not getting a decent education, including pupils at three of the Government’s flagship free schools.

New figures show that hundreds of state secondary schools fell below the Government’s floor targets after failing to ensure that enough pupils gained five good GCSE grades and made sufficient progress in English and maths.

The murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 was “probably” approved by President Vladimir Putin, a public inquiry has concluded.

Home Secretary Theresa May should give the UK government’s response to the findings in a statement to the House of Commons later.

Junior Doctor's 24 hour strike - BMA Rep Pooja Bijoor and colleagues picketing outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Junior Doctor's 24 hour strike - BMA Rep Pooja Bijoor and colleagues picketing outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Talks are to resume in a bid to find a resolution to a bitter dispute between doctors and the Government over a new contract.

Officials from NHS Employers, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Government will join representatives from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) for talks on Thursday and Friday.

NEWS

Do you have a grumble about the bin collections?

Well you’re not alone, and even Kirklees Council has admitted that more needs to be done

TRAVEL

Very slow traffic on M1 Southbound between J36 A61 (Birdwell / Sheffield North) and J34 A631 (Meadowhall).

One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M60 anticlockwise between J18 M62 / M66 (Simister Island) and J17 A56 (Prestwich / Whitefield), congestion on M62 to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.

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Last night we launched our campaign to save Huddersfield’s A&E

Read more about it and sign our petition by clicking on the Twitter link