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TRAVEL

Stop-start traffic on M62 Westbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J19 A6046 (Heywood).

Heavy traffic on A62 Queensgate between A629 Wakefield Road (Shorehead Roundabout) and A616 Chapel Hill.

A629 Calderdale Way Westbound busy but moving between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

NEWS

Can’t believe it’s that time already to announce our nomination process for Pride of Huddersfield are open!

EVENT

Want something to cheap to do at lunchtimes?

Check out Kirklees town hall concerts

TRAVEL

Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound at J25 A644 (Brighouse).

HELLO

Hello everyone, I’ll be with you for the next couple of hours

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That’s all from me. My colleague Chloe will be up next.

Sport

HTAFC forward Joe Lolley has signed to stay with the club until 2019.

Former Kidderminster Harriers player Lolley was signed two years ago and has since scored seven goals for Town.

Read more here.

FA Cup 3rd round replay - Reading v Huddersfield Town - Joe Lolley.
FA Cup 3rd round replay - Reading v Huddersfield Town - Joe Lolley.

A&E

The online petition to save Huddersfield’s A&E has now reached more than 30,000 signatures.

The petition needs 10,000 to get a response from the Government, while 100,000 signatures means the issue will be debated in Parliament.

Want to sign the petition? Click here.

Local news

‘Til death us do party...

Marsh venue Fusion claim they are one of the first in the UK to host divorce parties!

The venue has recently become licensed to serve alcohol.

Read more here.

Time to celebrate a divorce?
Time to celebrate a divorce?

Crime

A woman has been arrested in Lancashire in relation to a spate of recent car thefts carried out in West Yorkshire, including Kirklees.

A total of nine people have now been arrested in relation to the crimes.

The 39-year-old woman from Blackburn has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steel motor vehicles and burglary, has been questioned and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The stolen vehicles were all traced to two sites in Lancashire.

A 53-year-old man, 38-year-old man, 32-year-old woman, 30-year-old man, and 29-year-old woman all from Blackburn and a 50-year-old man and 45-year-old man from Baccup, have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft, handling stolen goods and money laundering.

A 38-year-old man from Bradford has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles.

Local news

These worrying statistics reveal that offenders and criminals could be working in our schools.

The figures show people applying for teaching jobs in Kirklees had a range of convictions to their name, including child neglect and inciting racial hatred.

Read more on the story here.

What's on

Speaking of which, Sarah will actually be coming to Huddersfield for a gig at the Town Hall tomorrow night! Although tickets seem to have sold out, unfortunately.

A&E

Comedian Sarah Millican is the latest celebrity to get involved in the row over our A&E. Online women’s magazine Standard Issue, founded by Sarah, has produced an article on the subject.

A&E

Just a reminder of tomorrow’s rally in support against proposals to close the A&E at HRI.

The protest will go ahead from 1pm in St George’s Square tomorrow.

Hope to see you there!

Read more on the plans here.

Kirklees council

Compensation culture left Kirklees three quarters of a million out of pocket last year.

Taxpayers have been forking out for payouts to victims of pothole and road bumb accidents.

Read more on the story here.

Traffic

Looks like the previous hold-up on the M62 is clearing. The closed westbound lane between junction 22 (Rishworth) and 21 (Milnrow) has now re-opened.

Hello

Morning all. It’s looking a bit miserable out there...

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News

A family of five were left “angry and upset” after their mum died less than half an hour after being transferred from Calderdale Royal Hospital to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.


June Parkes died after being transferred from Calderdale Royal to HRI
June Parkes died after being transferred from Calderdale Royal to HRI


June Parkes, a 68-year-old great grandmother, suffered from Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Dementia and Ischaemic heart disease an inquest at Bradford Coroner’s Court heard. You can see more here.

News

West Yorkshire police have put out some advice so you’re not scammed by fake emails and calls.



Traffic

If you’re heading west on the M62 you could run into problems.

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic between junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) and junction 21 (Milnrow).



News

Looks like the problems at Netherhall Learning Campus High School in Huddersfield have been quickly resolved, following the suspected gas leak.

It is now due to open at 11am.

News

News coming in that Netherhall Learning Campus High School in Huddersfield is closed as they have a possible gas leak.

The situation will be reviewed shortly as to whether they can open the school later today, and we’ll bring you more when we get it.

News

Visually impaired people contacting West Yorkshire Police now have an improved method to check the identity of officers attending at their properties, and reduce the risk of letting a bogus officer inside.

Usually, when officers attend a property they have a warrant card to identify themselves to the householder and prove they are who they claim to be.

For visually impaired people, however, this isn’t always practical. After speaking to members of the visually-impaired community as part of a Force Visual Impairment Working Group, a new way of working has been established.

Now, when someone comes to the door of a visually impaired person claiming to be a police officer, the officer will be required to provide personal security information, supplied when the member of the public contacts the Force.

The caller will simply select a password of their choosing, which will then be provided to the attending officers. If the officer fails to provide the correct details, the member of the public can ring 999 to request immediate police attendance.

News

More on the protests over the A&E. Parkrunners will lead the way in a demonstration against the potential closure.


Huddersfield Parkrun heart attack survivors Sean Doyle (left) and Glenn Davies, both part of the Cardiac Athletes Facebook group.
Huddersfield Parkrun heart attack survivors Sean Doyle (left) and Glenn Davies, both part of the Cardiac Athletes Facebook group.


Heart attack survivor and marathon man Sean Doyle is behind Saturday’s event, which will see him and a team of runners head to both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. There is more here.

News

A father has been jailed after he left a soldier scarred for life when he punched him at the Batley Frontier nightclub.


Joshua Spry
Joshua Spry


Leeds Crown Court heard Joshua Spry saw the victim James Parrish, 24, talking to his ex-girlfriend Hannah Grayson on the dance floor in the club on August 29 last year. The full story is here.

News

A big public rally to save Huddersfield A&E will go ahead tomorrow.


Save Our A&E demonstration outside Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.
Save Our A&E demonstration outside Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.


People have been invited to show their support for the campaign at 1pm at St George’s Square. You can see more here.

Traffic

Still very steady out on the roads.

Only one incident of note, which could cause you delays if you are heading out towards the Mytholmroyd area.



The A646 Burnley Road is partially blocked, with very slow traffic because of an accident.

The A641 Huddersfield Road in Brighouse is busy but moving outbound at the Bethel Street junction.

And the A629 Calderdale Way in Elland is busy but moving westbound between the A6025 Halifax Road junction and the A6026 Wakefield Road junction.

Football

New arrival Karim Matmour could be involved in Huddersfield Town’s big Championship clash at Brighton and Hove Albion.


Karim Matmour
Karim Matmour


The Algerian international forward will certainly be part of the travelling party. You can see more and videos here.

News

All quiet on the calls this morning, and so far it seems pretty steady on the roads out there.

Did you see the Northern Lights over the Holme Valley on Wednesday?


Northern lights spotted over the Holme Valley
Northern lights spotted over the Holme Valley (Image: Matthew Woodhall)


Eagle-eyed photographer Matthew Woodhall captured the lights from Holme Moss after tracking the sun’s particles through a clever app. There are some stunning pictures here.