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Sport

Elvis has left the building! HTAFC have signed winger Elvis Manu from Brighton for 93 days.

To read more Transfer Deadline Day updates for the Terriers, read our alternative live blog here.

Traffic

There are also risky conditions on the M62 at Rishworth Moor heading towards Manchester due to the wind. If you’re heading that way, please be careful.

Traffic

More traffic updates if any of you are heading out into rush hour. There is heavy traffic between Southgate (Shorehead Roundabout) and B6432 Firth Street (New Wharf Traffic lights). Penistone Road is also very busy at Waterloo, while the A629 Calderdale Way is very busy westbound.

Traffic

A couple of local traffic updates

Local news

These two teens have been working hard to promote a healthy lifestyle to their peers at Shelley College.

Pascha Lindley and Sophia Askara have been chosen as Youth Health Ambassadors for young people’s cancer charity the Laura Crane Trust.

Read more on the story here.

Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust ambassadors, Pascha Lindley (left) and Sophia Askari of Shelley College.
Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust ambassadors, Pascha Lindley (left) and Sophia Askari of Shelley College.

What's on

The acts set to line the stage at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival have been announced.

Fans of Dizzee Rascal, Hinds and Young Fathers won’t be disappointed.

Read more on the upcoming festival here.

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Afternoon everyone.

HTAFC

For my last post before Susie takes over here’s news of a Town player who’s back after his loan was ended.

News

Are you part of the #HandsoffHRI campaign? Tomorrow there is a Westminster debate about the future of our hospital. We may well be live blogging it. MP Jason McCartney will be taking part (as will Barry Sheerman, Paula Sherriff and others).

News

Barry Sheerman - Huddersfield’s MP - has accused the PM of going back on his vow to sort out the hospital’s PFI woes. Read all about it below.

HTAFC

Oh dear...Town’s U21s have finally lost a match after going on an incredible winning streak. They were unbeaten in 16 games since August, including 15 wins!

HTAFC

Want to know about Town’s transfer targets? No problem...we’ve got it here.

News

This is amazing. An AK47 semi-automatic rifle -aka a Kalashnikov - was one of the guns handed in to police at last month’s weapon’s amnesty! The appeal has seen hundreds of knives and 80 guns handed in to the police by members of the public!

Dewsbury’s MP has exposed government claims about Kirklees Council reserves to be untrue.

The Chancellor Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Letwin, stated in a Westminster debate thatKirklees Council had “£200 million pounds in useable and unused reserves”.

The Examiner reported this week that the council has already used most of its reserves with funds set to run dry in 2017.

A budget meeting on Tuesday will discuss how to plug an £84m gap in funding over the next five years, following huge cuts from the government.
More here...

Paula Sherriff, Labour MP for Dewsbury.
Paula Sherriff

Motorists have been fined and taxis arrived late as new ‘Bus Gates’ were activated inHuddersfield town centre.

The controversial scheme to prevent vehicles from key routes around town launched first thing this morning.

And one taxi firm has claimed it has already caused chaos for its drivers.

Only buses and Hackney Carriage taxis are allowed to pass through the gates located at Westgate, Kirkgate, Railway Street, Market Street and High Street when they are activated.

More here...

Breaking

Junior doctors are expected to walk out of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, after talks over pay with the Government broke down.

But the striking doctors will not be walking out of A&E on February 10.

The BMA previously suspended plans for 48-hour industrial action on January 26 on the basis that some progress was being made in the talks.

But the sticking point remains the time at which premium rates of pay kick in for doctors working weekends.

The Government has made some concessions in a bid to break the deadlock with the BMA, drafting in Sir David Dalton in the hope of reaching an agreement. Currently, 7pm to 7am Monday to Friday and the whole of Saturday and Sunday attract a premium rate of pay.

Good afternoon.

Hand over

That’s all from me, folks. My colleague Dave will be here shortly. See you next time.

News

Confused about Huddersfield town centre’s new ‘bus gates’? I certainly am.

Where can you drive and where can’t you? You can look at our map here and see a video.


Beware bus gates!
Beware bus gates!


I’m sure many drivers will avoid the town centre. Fines of £60 for breaching the rules come into force today so I expect we’ll be getting a few irate phone calls in a couple of weeks’ time when fine letters start dropping through letterboxes.

Don’t say you weren’t warned!


News

Is Frank Bruno really serious about a return to the boxing ring?

Former heavyweight champ Bruno, now 54, announced his return on This Morning.

He told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that he needed to burn off energy and start boxing again.


Frank Bruno and me
Frank Bruno and me


“I’ve been in the gym all the time, that’s why I want to come back into boxing. I’m going back into boxing as well.”

Phillip asked: “Is that a good idea? and Frank replied: “I haven’t got a choice. I train everyday.”

Bruno was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003 and said his medication caused problems. “They mess up my head,” he said.


Frank Bruno, former Heavyweight World Boxing Champion at the Anniversary Dinner for the Leanne Baker Trust at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Frank Bruno, former Heavyweight World Boxing Champion at the Anniversary Dinner for the Leanne Baker Trust at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.


I met Bruno last February when he spoke at a sportsmen’s dinner at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He’s a national institution and doesn’t need to prove anything. Stay out of the ring, Frank, and look after your health.


News

Police have appealed for information after a woman died in a head-on smash in Berry Brow last night.

A Vauxhall Corsa and a VW Polo collided on the A616 Woodhead Road at just before 11pm.

The Major Collision Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.


Fatal accident scene, Woodhead Road, Berry Brow
Fatal accident scene, Woodhead Road, Berry Brow


The Corsa was travelling away from Huddersfield and the Polo in the opposite direction. A 28-year-old woman died.

Sgt Ann Drury, of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen this collision or either vehicle prior to the collision to contact us.

“There was also an earlier collision at this location involving a Renault Clio and I would ask anybody who witnessed that collision to also come forward.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting reference 1591 of 31/1/16.


News

Two bodies were found at a house in Idle, Bradford, last night.

Police were called to an address in Cross Road at 6.23pm after receiving a report of a domestic incident.

Officers attended and found the body of a 38-year-old woman inside. She had suffered serious injuries to her neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 37-year-old man was also found inside the house with serious injuries to his leg. He was also pronounced dead.

Two knives were recovered from the property.

Police say they aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.


News

There have been two more accidents this weekend on the B6118 Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane road between Kirkheaton and Upper Hopton.

Residents are keeping a tally on the number of smashes and want action from Kirklees Council.


The aftermath of a smash in Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton, on January 9 2016.
The aftermath of a smash in Bellstring Lane, Kirkheaton, on January 9 2016.


There are many theories about what’s causing drivers to come to grief up there. It’s a narrow and exposed country lane with tight bends where cars tend to go too fast.

When our photographer went up there to record some dash cam video he came across another crash. Have a look here.


Hello everybody. Martin here. I’m back on the blog for the first time in a while after a spot of newsdesk duty.

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. One of my colleagues will be with you shortly.

News

An accident has led to part of the M606 being partially blocked.

The incident happened northbound between junction 2 (Euroway Trading Estates) and junction 3 (Staygate roundabout).



News

The problem of tenancy fraud is being spotlighted by Kirklees Council.


Councillor Graham Turner
Councillor Graham Turner


The authority is underlining the importance of reporting suspected fraud as part of national Tenancy Fraud Awareness Week, February 1 to 5. There is more here.

Traffic

You might run into a few delays if you’re heading over to the M1.

A broken down lorry has left one lane close northbound between junction 41 (Carrgate) and junction 42 (Lofthouse).



News

A pub at the centre of a controversial row is to be turned into a home.


The Newsome Tap - formerly Newsome WMC - St. John's Avenue, Newsome.
The Newsome Tap - formerly Newsome WMC - St. John's Avenue, Newsome.


Planning permission has been granted to partly demolish and convert the Newsome Tap on St John’s Avenue despite it only being re-opened as a pub last July. You can see more here.