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Hands Off HRI

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Examiner campaign poster - FREE in Wednesday's paper
Examiner campaign poster - FREE in Wednesday's paper

Travel

If you’re just about to pop to Leeds I have bad news...if you’re driving that is.

Queueing traffic due to rolling road block and accident, two cars involved on M62 Eastbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome). Lane three (of three) was blocked initially. Traffic is being held while the carriageway is cleared. Affecting traffic heading towards Leeds.

News

Are you going tomorrow? Here’s all you need to know about the first Save A&E public meeting.

News

The pressure to get 100,000 signatures on the save A&E campaign has been relieved after MPs secured a Westminster debate on the matter.

Jason McCartney had this to say: “The debate will be on Tuesday 2nd February from 1430-1600. Your local MPs applied as individuals and as a group to maximise our chance of getting a debate, and this one was chosen by the Speaker’s office.


Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney
Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney


“Continuing our cross party working there will be opportunity for Barry Sheerman, Paula Sherriff and other interested to local MPs to speak if they wish. Westminster Hall is the chamber where the Trump debate was last week.

“It is all on the record in Hansard and a Health Minister will respond at the end of the debate. Your local MPs are also working on getting Ministerial meetings. I have a scheduled meeting on Monday with the Prime Minister on other topics “but you can be assured I will be raising the issue at A&E at HRI.”

Travel

It’s been a horrid day of horizontal rain with some disruption across our district. If you’re worried about your journey home we’ve got a different live feed running to keep you up to date. You can find it here.

That’s all from me. Nick Lavigueur will be with you soon.

News

A police community support officer was punched in the face after officers were called to deal with yobs plaguing a McDonald’s restaurant.

The man was attacked after police responded to complaints of anti-social behaviour in and around McDonald’s in Northgate in Heckmondwike town centre.

The officer needed treatment at Dewsbury District Hospital and suffered a black eye.

Police were called to Northgate to reports of anti-social behaviour by a gang of youths at just before 8.30pm on Saturday.

More here...

Breaking

The potential closure of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be debated in Parliament on February 2.

Colne MP Jason McCartney, who will lead the debate, will also raise the issue with Prime Minister David Cameron, the day before.

More to follow.

Good afternoon.

Handover

That’s all from me this afternoon. Handing over to Dave.

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Crime

Did you see this attack happen? A police community support officer was punched in the face after confronting a gang near Mcdonald’s in Heckmondwike.

Read more on the story here.

McDonald's restaurant in Northgate, Heckmondwike. Pic by: Mike Clark
McDonald's restaurant in Northgate, Heckmondwike. Pic by: Mike Clark

Crime

Dewsbury and Halifax police stations will be taking part in West Yorkshire Police’s Weapons Surrender campaign. The campaign, which is being supported by teacher and stab victim Vincent Uzomah, offers anyone in possession of a weapon a place to safely dispose of them at the stations without further police action.

More than 60 weapons have so far been handed in to stations across West Yorkshire. These include guns and knives.

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I have fully supported this weapons surrender and am pleased we have had 60 weapons handed in so far. I would take this opportunity to urge people to take advantage of this surrender to hand in weapons they have that may be illegal and dangerous in the wrong hands as they still have five days to do so.”

Anyone who would like to surrender weapons or ammunition and prevent local crime must do so by Saturday.

Local news

Putting the phrase “dark arts” into a whole new meaning. Drawings by infamous criminal Charles Bronson are to be sold at auction in Slaithwaite this weekend.

The genuine pieces were sent by Bronson to Reggie Kray in 1998.

Read more on this bizarre story here.

Drawings by infamous prisoner, Charles Bronson due to go under the hammer at Colne Valley Auctions, Slaithwaite by owner, Collin Hufton.
Drawings by infamous prisoner, Charles Bronson due to go under the hammer at Colne Valley Auctions, Slaithwaite by owner, Collin Hufton.

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There are delays on the M62 travelling westbound at Rishworth Moor (J22). This is due to an overturned vehicle from earlier - all lanes have been re-opened but traffic is still slow.

A&E

Yorkshire born and bred Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs and BBC’s The Voice is the latest celebrity to take part in the petition to save HRI.

Hello

Good morning. If you’ve been battling the gales in town or looking out of the window in disdain, check out our separate live blog on the weather here.

BYE BYE

That’s all from me, Susie is up next

NEWS

Let’s have a look at some of the big headlines from across the UK.

Elizabeth Truss, Under-Secretary of State at Department of Education, visits Moorend Academy, Huddersfield - in Maths class with Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and students Sadia Mosaddeq and Samha Rani.
Elizabeth Truss, Under-Secretary of State at Department of Education, visits Moorend Academy, Huddersfield - in Maths class with Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and students Sadia Mosaddeq and Samha Rani.

There are new flooding fears today due to the arrival of Storm Jonas, exactly one month after the devastating Boxing Day floods.

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has chaired an emergency meeting in order to co-ordinate the Government’s response to the expected rainfall, which could be as much as 3.9in (100mm) in hilly areas.

Migrants and refugees in Calais Migrant
Migrants and refugees in Calais Migrant (Image: Migrant Voice UK/PA Wire)

Asylum seekers must be more fairly dispersed around the country, MPs and council leaders from the areas with the highest concentrations have told the Home Office.

The top 10 places with the largest ratios of asylum seekers were all in northern England, Scotland or Wales, in places already struggling with unemployment deprivation.


Fire chiefs with no experience of fighting crime could head police forces in a drive to increase collaboration between emergency services.

The government will confirm on Tuesday that it is pressing ahead with measures to allow police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to take responsibility for their local fire and rescue authority.

NEWS

Want to know who is behind the decisions over Huddersfield A&E’s future?

Click on the link below to find out more about the health chiefs.

More teenagers have been arrested in connection with the £300,000 of damage caused at Huddersfield train station on January 19.

NEWS

A large amount of families say they are struggling to make ends meet.

And almost a third of parents with children 18 or under (31%) in Yorkshire say their family finances have actually got worse since then.

TRAVEL

There are delays on a couple of rail services.

Huddersfield Railway Station
Huddersfield Railway Station

The 8.42 to Manchester is running 10 minutes late and the 8.56 is six minutes late.


TRAVEL

Heavy traffic on A641 Huddersfield Road outbound at Bethel Street / Bradford Road.

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

Slow traffic on A58 Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road.

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


Councillors assessment of the upcoming Kirklees budget does not make for happy reading at all.

What do you think should be done?

HELLO

Hello everyone, and welcome to Tuesday’s blog.

People walking through wind and rain STOCK
People walking through wind and rain STOCK

It’s definitely a day for staying indoors. According to the Met Office, we’re set to have rain all day, heavy at times.

Wind speed is predicted to rise to 23mph this afternoon.

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