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There are a lot of problems on the M62 at the moment.

Check out our dedicated blog here.


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Police have arrested a man after investigations following a blaze at the former Roseys Bar in Ravensthorpe early today.

After the fire was put out a search of the premises - now the East European Mini Market - was carried out and suspected stolen vehicle parts were found.

A police officer guards the scene at the former Roseys Bar pub in Ravensthorpe
A police officer guards the scene at the former Roseys Bar pub in Ravensthorpe

A 22-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody.


Are you a chocolate fan? Bet you’ve never had chocolate like this. A chocolate Scotch egg with a Cadbury’s Creme Egg in the middle. Yum!

Mirfield’s Becs Sheard taught herself how to bake and now runs her own bespoke cake making business.

Becs Sheard's popular chocolate Scotch eggs
Becs Sheard's popular chocolate Scotch eggs

Her latest creation is the Scotch egg with a twist. The creme egg is wrapped in cake and covered in mini egg shells.

When pictures appeared on social media they went viral. Not surprised. They look delicious. Hope you’re not on a diet.


Don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of notorious prison hardman Charles Bronson.

He’s shown his, erm, softer side, however, by taking pity on Slaithwaite auctioneer Collin Hufton who bought fake artworks thought to be by the convict turned artist.

The drawing from notorious life prisoner, Charles Bronson sent to auctioneer Collin (COR) Hufton after he was sold fakes.
The drawing from notorious life prisoner, Charles Bronson sent to auctioneer Collin (COR) Hufton after he was sold fakes.

Collin destroyed the fakes and then, out of the blue, Bronson sent him an original drawing with a written warning not to cash in and sell it on eBay.

Collin promises to keep it in the family. I don’t blame him...!


Joao Teixeira is the latest player to be linked with a loan move to Huddersfield Town.

The Portuguese attacking midfielder is 23 and out of contract in the summer and is likely to be available.

Joao Teixeira on the attack for Liverpool against West Ham in the FA Cup
Joao Teixeira on the attack for Liverpool against West Ham in the FA Cup

There has been much speculation that Town could build closer links with Liverpool given the close friendship between bosses David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp.


Hello everybody. Martin here. It’s very busy on the news front right now. I’m just back from a crime scene in the Dewsbury area so I’ll tell you what I know shortly.

That’s all from me. Martin Shaw will be with you soon.


Follow the latest on the M62 accident involving a car transporter on our dedicated M62 blog here.


Major incident on the M62 involving three lorries, Air Ambulance and a car transporter.

Some early details here...

M62 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, three lorries involved between J23 A640 / A643 (Outlane) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
A car transporter was one of the vehicles involved, all traffic is being held while the scene is assessed. Affecting traffic travelling from Huddersfield towards Manchester, air ambulance has landed. Alongside Scammonden water.

Eastbound very slow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident and rolling road block on M62 eastbound between J22 and J23.
Traffic was held while the air ambulance landed, and will need to be stopped again when it takes off.


Notorious violent prison hardman turned artist Charles Bronson has taken pity on duped auctioneer Collin Hufton.

Collin, 58, of Colne Valley Auctions in Slaithwaite , bought three drawings thought to be by the lifer dubbed Britain’s most violent prisoner.

But the pictures, expected to raise up to £1,200 at auction, were found to be fakes, leaving Collin out of pocket .

Now Bronson, who changed his name to Charles Salvador as a nod to Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, has contacted Collin from solitary confinement – and sent him one of his original artworks.

More here...

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Local News:

A businessman who ran a string of care homes criticised by a government watchdog has admitted to “appalling” failures.

Brian Vincent, a director of Fartown-based Eldercare (Halifax) Ltd, blamed “management failures” and “malicious individuals” for the firm’s woes.

Mr Vincent said the company, which ran several care homes rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission, was “restructuring and downsizing.”

Local News:

Thirty-three on-call firefighters at Skelmanthorpe, Featherstone and Ilkley will soon be responding to life-threatening emergency calls at the same time as an ambulance, thanks to the launch of West Yorkshire’s first Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme.

The pilot scheme is a joint initiative between Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS).

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

It follows the success of the first scheme which has been running in Humberside and the East Riding of Yorkshire for the last two years and the South Yorkshire scheme which was launched in October 2015.

Skelmanthorpe will be the first station to go live from tomorrow, with Featherstone and Ilkley becoming operational in March.

Each EFR has been trained in basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and oxygen therapy. They are equipped with a kit which includes oxygen and an automated external defibrillator (AED) to help patients in a medical emergency such as a heart attack, collapse or breathing difficulties.

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Fire crews tackle a car and a caravan fire in Stocksmoor
Fire crews tackle a car and a caravan fire in Stocksmoor

More on the fire at Stocks Moor Road this morning.

West Yorkshire Fire Service say crews from Holmfirth, Skelmanthorpe and Huddersfield were called out at 7.07am.

They used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and one large jet trying and succeeding in stopping the blaze from spread to adjoining properties.

It’s not yet know what caused the blaze though there is no suggestion that it is suspicious.

Local News:

Relatives of a former Meltham woman have solved the mystery of the London letters.

They have come forward with more details about Mary Hughes Preston, whose life was covered in a huge collection of letters found in the attic of a London house.

It transpires Mary, who died in 1983 in London at the age of 58, was a high-ranking civil servant working for the government.


Traffic easing on A644 Wakefield Road in both directions between A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) and M62 J25 (Brighouse).


One lane closed and very slow traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound after J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion on M62 to J24 A629 (Ainley Top).
Lane three (of three) closed towards Manchester. A car looks to have struck the central reservation.

Local News

The Post Office is proposing to move Scissett Post Office to a new location to create a modern open-plan local-style branch with extended opening hours and the Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services and the new branch would offer Post Office products and services from two open plan service points integrated into the retail counter, instead of from a screened counter.

The proposed new location for the branch is Dearne Valley Garage, Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9HU. This is 600 metres from the present Scissett Post Office at 165 Wakefield Road.

Should the move go ahead, the branch would open from 7am to 10pm seven days a week. This would be 59 hours a week more than are currently offered.

The proposed move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

Suzanne Richardson Post Office Regional Manager said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Scissett and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

She added: “This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”

Local News:

A car goes up in flames in Norton Terrace, Stocksmoor
A car goes up in flames in Norton Terrace, Stocksmoor

Holmfirth, Huddersfield and Skelmanthorpe fire crews involved in putting out this fire at Norton Terrace, Stocksmoor this morning.

Looks like a car fire has spread to a caravan next door where it was sited on the drive.

Reports of a car fire in Norton Terrace, Stocksmoor, this morning.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Apparently the fire has spread to a nearby caravan.

Crews from Holmfirth, Huddersfield and Skelmanthorpe in attendance.

More soon.

Local News:

Over 40 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members and supporters gathered at The Rescue Post in Mytholmroyd to raise a glass to remember the formation of the rescue team which occurred 50 years ago.

During the evening, CVSRT President Bob Uttley read the original minutes from the very first meeting held on 15 February 1966, before cutting the 50th Anniversary cake.

The informal celebration marked the official start of the teams Golden Jubilee year.

To help celebrate this monumental milestone, a series of special events have been planned. There will be something for everyone, so we hope you will join us at one or all of the events to help make our 50th Anniversary year a truly memorable one.


Traffic easing on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J19 A6046 (Heywood).


Traffic easing and road cleared, earlier bridge strike by vehicle on Station Road in both directions at Back Station Road/Hopton New Road.

The accident has led to rail services between Huddersfield and Leeds having to be cancelled.