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TRAVEL

One lane has been closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top) .

Lane one (of three) is closed for a vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

NEWS

Been missing Happy Valley?

Well, you won’t have to wait long now-the official first airing date has been announced.

CRIME

Police want to speak to this man about a robbery – and think he could come from Huddersfield.

Bradford robbery suspect who could be from Huddersfield
Bradford robbery suspect who could be from Huddersfield

The crime to happened between 7.05pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 6 at an address in Sunbridge Road, Bradford.

A quantity of cash was taken from the 59-year-old male victim, who suffered bruising in the incident.Enquiries suggest the man police want to trace could be from the Leeds or Huddersfield area.

He is in his late 20s or early 30s and has tattoos on both arms.

The man is white, about 5ft 10ins tall and of stocky build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting 13160007717 or to report it anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

NEWS

HELLO

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

That’s all from me. Chloe Glover will be with soon.

Fears are growing about Kirklees Council’s plans for new homes across the district.

And in the Holme Valley, disquiet is being fuelled by proposals for a giant quarry at Honley Moor.

A ward councillor warns that one housing scheme could ‘almost merge’ Brockholes and Honley.

And in urging residents to make their views known, he has compiled a guide people can use to maximise comments to Kirklees.

More here...

A forty-five-year-old man has been arrested after a clubber was left critically injured in an alleged assault in a popular town centre bar.

Police say the 39-year-old victim suffered a fractured skull and bleed on the brain after being assaulted in the corridor outside the toilets at the Mavericks 80s Lounge in King Street, Huddersfield.

The victim, believed to be a Huddersfield man, was taken to hospital and is now recovering on a rehabilitation ward 10 days later.

More here...

Artwork supposedly drawn by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has been withdrawn from an auction in Slaithwaite this weekend, as it is almost certainly fake.

The macabre drawings were said to detail a “madman’s vision” of life in prison and were expected to fetch thousands at the auction.

They had been billed as being sent by Bronson to gangster Reggie Kray in 1998. Not wanting to be associated with the violent inmate, Kray was said to have rejected them.

More here...

Charles Bronson art to be auctioned
Charles Bronson art to be auctioned

News

A woman who kicked a hole in the wall of a hospital waiting room was upset after being taken there when she drunkenly fell into a fireplace.

Emma Bennett admitted causing criminal damage at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

The incident happened on January 9 after police and paramedics were called to the 32-year-old’s home in New Road.

More here...

It has been one month since flooding caused chaos across Huddersfield and Calderdale.

The Boxing Day floods ruined homes, businesses, wreaked havoc on canals and waterways and badly damaged Elland’s historic bridge.

One month on from the flooding, we’ve taken a look at how affected areas are recovering and the efforts of communities and businesses to recover.

More here...

Clean up after the flooding on the Calder and Hebble Navigation
Clean up after the flooding on the Calder and Hebble Navigation

News

Police are trying to find a man with cerebal palsy who went missing from his Dewsbury home.

Qayum Saghir Mohammed, 35, pictured right, was reported missing by a relative on yesterday.

The last confirmed sighting of him was at Wellington Walk, Dewsbury, on the morning of January 24.

He is described as Asian, 5ft 7ins, of medium build, with short, dark hair and glasses. He walks with two walking sticks.

Qayum Saghir Mohammed
Qayum Saghir Mohammed (Image: WYP)

Hand over

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

News

A special premiere event for hit TV drama Happy Valley has been announced.


Sarah Lancashire in episode two of the police drama
Sarah Lancashire in episode two of the police drama (Image: BBC/Red Productions)


Fans of the award-winning police thriller have chance to see the first episode of the much-anticipated second series before anyone else. You can see more here.

Football

Huddersfield Town skipper Mark Hudson aims to make use of his enforced two-match absence.


Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town v Fulham - Mark Hudson equalises for Town.
Mark Hudson


The centre-back will miss the Championship clashes at home to his old club Cardiff City on Saturday and away to Preston North End on February 6. There is more here.

Traffic

Still a few problems out on the roads, although things are improving after the rush hour.

There is slow traffic on Calderdale Way in Elland.



News

The potential closure of Huddersfield’s A&E department is to be debated in Parliament on Tuesday, February 2.


Potential closure of Huddersfield A&E to be debated in parliament
Potential closure of Huddersfield A&E to be debated in parliament


And organiser of the debate, Colne Valley Tory MP Jason McCartney, has pledged to raise the issue with Prime Minister David Cameron beforehand. You can see more here.

Weather

The wind speed has already topped 60mph at Emley.



The stormforce winds should die down later on but are predicted to return with a vengeance tomorrow evening.

News

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in a Huddersfield bar which left a man with serious injuries.

It occurred in the corridor outside the toilets at Mavericks bar, King Street, in Huddersfield at around 2:22am on Sunday, January 17.

A 39-year-old man suffered a fractured skull and bleed on the brain and is still in hospital.

Detective Constable Cath Lowdon, of Kirklees CID, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who was in Mavericks bar that evening and witnessed this incident which left a man with serious injuries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact DC Cath Lowdon at Kirklees CID via 101 quoting reference 13160022648 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Traffic

Still fairly grim out on the roads with the wind and surface water causing problems.

There is heavy traffic on Huddersfield Road in Brighouse.



Flood alerts

A number of flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency, including for the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse.



With people still counting the cost of the Boxing Day floods in Calderdale, there are fears of further damage.

The EA has issued three flood warnings for parts of north Yorkshire, and 18 alerts around the county.

Weather

It’s going to be windy again, especially this morning. But it looks like the rain will ease by lunchtime with just a few showers this afternoon, and the winds will gradually die down before the storms sweep back in tomorrow evening.

The stormforce winds battered parts of Kirklees and Calderdale as the remnants of Storm Jonas brought damage and disruption yesterday.


A lorry blown over by high winds on the A628 Woodhead Pass, in South Yorkshire
A lorry blown over by high winds on the A628 Woodhead Pass, in South Yorkshire (Image: Dave Higgens/PA Wire)


Gales of up to 70mph were reported on exposed parts, including Emley Moor, but the district escaped the worst of the forecast heavy rain. You can see the full story with pictures and video here.

Traffic

Not an easy commute this morning with strong winds and lots of surface water causing problems with spray.

There are delays heading west on the M62 towards Manchester due to a broken down vehicle.




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