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If you’re heading home from Bradford, we’ve got reports in of heavy traffic on the M606 southbound. The traffic is between junction 3 Rooley Avenue and junction 2 Euroway Trading Estates.
Child sex offenders from Huddersfield and Dewsbury have been today jailed for a total of 26 years following a major child sex ring investigation led by West Yorkshire Police.
Andrew Charles Lynes, 51, of Deighton Road and James Bould, 35, formerly of Dewsbury, were sentenced to 12 and a half years and 14 years respectively at Leeds Crown Court today for a number of sexual offences.
Bould pleaded guilty to to eight offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, distributing indecent photographs of a child and making indecent photographs of a child.
Lynes admitted 11 offences including sexual activity with a child, paying for the sexual services of a child and taking indecent pictures of children.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commisioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: “This case highlights the complexity of the networks behind these types of serious sexual abuse cases and the need to ensure the right skills and resources are made available for West Yorkshire Police to tackle offenders who are involved in such crimes.”
Stay tuned on the Examiner’s website to hear more on this story.
A staggering 23,000 homes in Kirklees have health hazards.
The shocking figure relates to mould, damp and asbestos.
It looks very busy on the local roads tonight. Busy on Cooper Bridge Road, Manchester Road and the A629 Calderdale Way in both directions. We also have slow traffic on Oxford Street outbound at Castlegate and the A644 Wakefield Road heading into Brighouse.
The hunt is on for a Fixby woman convicted of people trafficking.
Disgraced lawyer Nisa Ul Haq was released on bail after being found guilty of the crimes in December, but later failed to show up in court. A warrant is out for her arrest.
Afternoon, everyone. I’ll be taking over from Nick for the rest of the day.
Hands off HRI
The two top men and Town are backing the campaign. I believe fans at Saturday’s match will also be allowed to show their support.
That’s it from me...colleague Susie is taking over soon
A Huddersfield firm is behind a pioneering driverless car. Find out more from our story below.
It’s all clear on the M62 near Brighouse after the earlier lane closure.
If you’re waiting for a bus and wondering if it’s just your stop that’s got a broken message board, I have news.
The media are getting their first chance to interview players at the official Super League launch today. Our man Chris Roberts is there and here’s a tweet from the Giants.
Bit of a problem on the M62 near J25. Details below.
One lane closed due to carriageway repairs on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 ( Brighouse ) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar). Lane one (of four) is closed. Affecting traffic from Huddersfield towards Leeds. Traffic coping well.
We’ve had Jonas, Desmond and Eva and now it’s the turn of Gertrude to batter our poor buildings. Batten down the hatches folks!
The campaign to save HRI is being backed by Huddersfield town. Here’s honcho Sean Jarvis holding up our poster.
That’s all on the blog from me. My colleague Nick will be with you shortly.
Still problems on the M62 eastbound near Chain Bar where work continues to repair damage to the carriageway.
A lane is blocked on the M62 westbound at the entry slip road at junction 26 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down lorry.
During the Allied advance through France into Germany in the final months of World War Two Linthwaite soldier Harry Wimpenny picked up a German revolver.
It was a war souvenir he never brought home. For on the boat journey back to England after the fighting had finished he threw it into the Channel in a symbolic gesture. You can see more here.
One lane is still closed on the M62 eastbound between junctions 25 and 26 (Chain Bar) as road damage is repaired.
But there are currently no delays and traffic is flowing freely.
West Yorkshire Police is staging a high-profile weapons surrender which runs until Saturday.
People are being invited to hand in any weapons they hold, including firearms, ammunition, knives and offensive weapons.
The initiative aims to avoid weapons getting into the wrong hands and provide members of the community with a safe place to dispose of them.
More on the controversial proposals to close Huddersfield’s A&E.
MP Barry Sheerman has alleged he was told by senior health figures to keep quiet over plans which could close Huddersfield’s A&E.
The Huddersfield MP says he was told ‘not to make too much fuss’ by local NHS chiefs after he was shown details of a hospital shake-up plan, days before they were released to the public. There is more here.
A great-grandmother could have been saved if it were not for hospital failings, an inquest heard.
The family of 68-year-old June Parkes said they saw “justice done” after a coroner claimed she would have survived had a necessary hospital transfer taken place sooner. There is more here.
One lane is still closed on the M62 eastbound between junctions 25 and 26 (Chain Bar) due to damage to the carriageway.
Contractiors are at the scene assessing the damage.
But problems are now easing on the A1 southbound following the accident involving two HGVs between junctions 36 and 35. Both vehicles have been recovered and all lanes reopened.
There could be some minor delays if you’re heading east on the M62.
Road management work is being carried out, meaning one of the four lanes is closed eastbound between junctions 25 and 26 (Chain Bar).
It is expected the work should be finished by 10.30am.
Former Huddersfield Town midfielder Michael Collins has moved to the up-and-coming Indian League.
The 29-year-old has signed for Bengaluru after leaving Oxford United. The full story is here.