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NEWS

Police arrest 21-year-old man over involvment in Dalton ‘shooting’

M62

No incidents to report in our area on the M62, however expect usual rush hour traffic levels

The M62 motorway (stock picture)
The M62 motorway (stock picture)

NEWS

People with learning disabilities are wanted for a new charity project.

No Limits is the latest venture by the regional branch of Hft, which has been set up to allow people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to gain greater access to mainstream social activities in Kirklees.

Rock climbing and canoeing, festivals and cultural activities will be on offer to those aged over 18 who sign up. They will be supported in a safe and fun way.

Anyone interested in joining No Limits, or who would like more information, should call 07342 068 940 or send an email to: nolimits@hft.org.uk or Facebook/nolimitskirklees

That’s all from me for now. My colleague Chloe will be here shortly.


News

Police investigating a number of indecency offences in Leeds and Dewsbury are appealing for information.

A 72-year-old man from Leeds has been arrested in connection with six incidents in Leeds city centre on February 23 and an incident in Dewsbury on February 21. He is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

The incident in Dewsbury involved a 15-year-old girl who reported seeing a man committing a lewd act on the top deck of a number 202 Dewsbury to Leeds bus in Bywell Road, Dewsbury, at about 11.30am on Sunday, February 21.

Sgt Pat Kenning, of Leeds City Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “There were a number of other people on the bus at the time and we would like trace them as potential witnesses.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Kenning at Leeds Central Police Station on on 0113 241 3833.


News

An inquest into the death of a new-born baby just days after his mum was turned away from hospital has recorded a misadventure verdict today.

Gino Asquith died at just three days old after his mum Sarah Ellis, from Batley, was turned away from Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. We’ll have more soon.


M62 latest

Better news of the Eastbound situation on the M62 between junctions 19 and 20. All lanes are now open so traffic should start to clear.

M62 update

There are reports of 30-minute delays because of this Eastbound accident and one lane closed.

There’s also a warning on Twitter for Tranmere fans heading to the football at Guiseley later. Big game!



M62 lane closure

Reports of one lane closed and slow traffic due to an accident on the M62 Eastbound between junction 19 at Heywood and junction 20 for Rochdale. We’ll keep you updated.


News

If you remember the story from yesterday about the car which ended up straddling a wall in Bog Green Lane at Colnebridge here’s an update.

There was a water leak in the road near the junction with Paul Lane and last night Yorkshire Water contractors installed temporary traffic lights and started the repair.

A Suzuki Swift was left straddled over a dry stone wall in Bog Green Lane, Colnebridge.
A Suzuki Swift was left straddled over a dry stone wall in Bog Green Lane, Colnebridge.


Having been to the scene it looked to me like the car skidded on ice. Temperatures yesterday morning were close to freezing and there was slushy ice in the gutter of the road.

Here’s a statement we’ve just received from Yorkshire Water.

A spokesman said: “The roadworks on Bog Green Lane are to repair a burst water pipe that occurred yesterday.

“We would like to apologise to motorists for any delays they are experiencing and hope to fully re-open the road as soon as possible once repairs are completed.”


Hello everybody. Martin here. Let’s see what’s happening.

That’s all from me. Martin Shaw is up next.

Nostalgia

Harold Wilson was a family man ... and his widow Mary has just celebrated her 100th birthday.

They married on New Year’s Day in 1940 when Britain’s future was very much in doubt with the rise of Hitler who was then sweeping through Europe.

The couple had two sons, Robin and Giles, and Robin will be in Huddersfield on Friday for a series of events to mark what would have been Harold’s 100th birthday.

More here...

Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the height of his powers relaxes on a sofa with wife Mary and their two sons
Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the height of his powers relaxes on a sofa with wife Mary and their two sons

News

“We’re guessing these little pills are not Viagra or Smarties.”

Police have found packets of mystery pills in the Colne Valley.

And officers have now issued a somewhat tongue in cheek invite to the owner “Come forward and talk to us....”

The blue pills were sealed in small clear plastic bags and were found in the street by officers from the Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing team.

More here...

Two top artists have pledged their support for Huddersfield’s Save A&E campaiogn.

Both Ashley Jackson and Darren Baker have vowed to do all they can to help persuade health chiefs not to move services from the town’s Royal Infirmary to Calderdale.

And both are looking at ways of helping campaigners raise funds for a possible legal challenge over the controversial proposals.

More here...

Huddersfield artists Ashley Jackson (left) and Darren Baker
Huddersfield artists Ashley Jackson (left) and Darren Baker

Good afternoon.

Hand Over:

Well, that’s all from me for the moment. Handing over to Dave.

Local News:

The survival rates for patients who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are better in Yorkshire than anywhere else in England.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

According to the latest figures, 106 Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) patients whose heart stopped beating were resuscitated and discharged from hospital between January and September 2015, a 20% increase on the same period the previous year.


These figures have been steadily improving over the last few years thanks to a number of initiatives introduced by YAS to help achieve its vision of being a world leader in the management of patients in cardiac arrest.

Local News:

Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson is probably Huddersfield’s most famous son and was Leader of the Labour Party was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.


To commemorate the centenary of Lord Wilson’s birth, on Friday, the University of Huddersfield has arranged a number of events with the Wilson family to celebrate the day.

Harold Wilson (centre) with Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman (left) and Huddersfield hotel owner Johnny Marsden (right) belting out On Ilkley Moor Baht'at in September 1984. Harold appears to have ditched his Tetley's and pipe in favour of cognac and a King Edward cigar. He had opened The Huddersfield Hotel earlier that day.
Harold Wilson (centre) with Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman (left) and Huddersfield hotel owner Johnny Marsden (right) belting out On Ilkley Moor Baht'at in September 1984. Harold appears to have ditched his Tetley's and pipe in favour of cognac and a King Edward cigar. He had opened The Huddersfield Hotel earlier that day.

Harold Wilson’s son, Robin Wilson is coming to Huddersfield with his wife Joy Crispin-Wilson and their twin daughters Jennifer and Catherine(Harold Wilson’s grandchildren), and will be escorted throughout the day by the University’s Professor of Politics, Prof Brendan Evans.


The day’s events, listed below, have been organised to coincide with the University’s annual Harold Wilson Lecture, which will be held in the evening of the 11th and delivered by guest speaker Labour MP Alan Johnson.


Alan is leading the Labour Party’s ‘Yes’ campaign for the forthcoming EU referendum and his talk for the lecture will consider this alongside the UK’s first EU referendum, which was called by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, in 1975. His lecture is entitled Harold Wilson – The Reluctant European.

March 11, 2016 is a special day in Huddersfield as it is the centenary of the birth of former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson who was born and spent his early life in Huddersfield.


A feature of the occasion will be a visit by Robin Wilson, Harold Wilson’s son.

Harold Wilson British Prime Minister - Dec 1964 at a press conference at the Granada Studio in Manchester ©Mirrorpix
Harold Wilson British Prime Minister - Dec 1964 at a press conference at the Granada Studio in Manchester ©Mirrorpix

He will be having lunch at his old school, Royds Hall, meeting the Maths Department and witnessing an exciting performance of ‘Wilson 100’ a suite of original songs and sketches.


In the evening he will be attending the annual ‘Wilson’ lecture being given by former Government minister Alan Johnson at Huddersfield University.

Local News:

Kirklees Council’s bid to sell a landmark town centre building - the former Co-operative departmental store at the top of Chapel Hill, is getting closer to fruition.


The building, first opened in 1936, extends to around 27,500 sq ft over six levels, and has lay dormant for many years having last been used as a nightclub. Steve Molloy, who is handling the sale, for Walker Singleton tells me he met with the ‘preferred bidder’ on Thursday and discussions are going well.

Huddersfield Co-op listed for sale
Huddersfield Co-op listed for sale

The mystery company has plans to turn it into a restaurant and housing once a sale has been achieved.

Town:

Tonight: Huddersfield Town v Reading football match at The John Smith’s Stadium. A chance for Town to get backing to winning ways after defeats at home to Ipswich and away to Derby County.


Kick off at 7.45pm.

John Smith's Stadium where Huddersfield Town fans are happy with their team
John Smith's Stadium where Huddersfield Town fans are happy with their team

Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrews Road and Southgate.Until 10.45pm.

Local News:

Organist David Ivory, who only a couple of years ago made his debut at the Rex cinema, Elland, returns on Sunday, 20 March, at 2.30pm for another concert.

Staff outside the Rex cinema in 1912
Staff outside the Rex cinema in 1912

David is an organist of many years’ experience, having trained as a pianist then moved on to classical organ studies whilst in his teens.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched its third annual Family Safety Week, which this year seeks to raise awareness of accidents to under-fives in the home with a series of events and campaign launches across the UK.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

RoSPA has teamed up with Confused.com to highlight the risks and dangers faced by young children in the home, with the charity targeting a different issue each day of this week – falls, burns, poisons, and suffocation and choking – offering tips on how to guard against an unwanted trip to A&E.


New statistics released today, from research commissioned by price comparison site Confused.com, show how easy it is for an accident to befall a little one in the home, with more than a quarter of parents (27 per cent) saying that their child has injured themselves when they were in the same room as them.


Just over one in five (21 per cent) say their child injured themselves when they turned their back on them for just a short period.

Local News:

All go on the beer front in Huddersfield at the moment.

The Nag's Head at Ainley Top
The Nag's Head at Ainley Top

Ultimate chocolate box pub, Nags Head at Ainley Top is undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment, the Plumbers Arms, just yards from Huddersfield Bus Station is set to reopen as a real ale bar on March 23 after being gutted and The Four Sons, (formerly The Clough House), Rastrick, reopens at 4pm on Friday.


And if that were not enough the King’s Head, next door to Huddersfield Rail Station, is going to close for three days from Monday so a huge new bar can be installed as part of a £200,000 refurbishment programme.

Local News:

Award-winning beers from the 2015 Great British Beer Festival together with beers from Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, the USA and the Republic of Ireland will be available at two pubs in Huddersfield.

Man drinking a pint of beer, lager, bitter, alcohol, stock
Man drinking a pint of beer, lager, bitter, alcohol, stock

In addition the pubs will be serving a host of beers from brewers across the UK, during the festival, which runs from Friday March 11 to Sunday March 27 inclusive.


The Cherry Tree in Pearl Assurance House, John William Street and The Lord Wilson in King Street will each be serving up to 50 beers. All beers will be priced from £2.09 to £2.29 a pint.


The award-winning beers are; Barnsley Bitter (Acorn), Best Bitter (Pheasantry), Boltmaker (Timothy Taylor), Black (Williams), Explorer (Adnams), Darwin’s Origin (Salopian), Ruby Mild (Rudgate), Port Stout (Hanlons), Triple Chocoholic (Saltaire), Revelation (Dark Star) and Plum Porter (Titanic).


The overseas beers are; Bravo Four Point (Devils Backbone, USA), Pacific (Thunder Road, Australia), O’Hara’s JDW Irish Red (Carlow, Republic of Ireland), Amsterdam Blonde (Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Netherlands) and Bibock (Birrifico Italiano, Italy).

Local News:

Ahead of the start of the school Easter holiday, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and West Yorkshire Police is reminding people of the signs to look out for of forced marriage and honour-based violence.

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used.


The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be physical (including threats, actual physical violence and sexual violence) or emotional and psychological (for example, when someone is made to feel like they’re bringing shame on their family). Financial abuse (taking your wages or not giving you any money) can also be a factor.


From June 2014, it became a crime to force someone to marry against their will.


Hand over

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

Traffic

There is heavy traffic on the M62 heading towards Manchester.



There is congestion westbound between junction 20 (Rochdale) and junction 18 (Simister Island), leading to delays.