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News

A councillor has claimed a Holmfirth site earmarked for housing contains dangerous toxic waste.

But the owners of the land, a former tip, have strenuously denied there are any concerns.

The abandoned Midlothian Garage plot was owned by Tesco but was sold last year after its controversial store plan was turned down in 2013.

More here...

The derelict site of the former Midlothian Vauxhall garage, Holmfirth.
The derelict site of the former Midlothian Vauxhall garage, Holmfirth.

Travel

Nothing major to report though there’s congestion at the usual spots: A62 Leeds Rd, northbound towards Cooper Bridge; A629 Halifax Rd towards Ainley Top; A640 Trinity St into Huddersfield town centre; A644 Wakefield Rd towards Mirfield and into Brighouse.

The A629 Calderdale Way towards Salterhebble Hill doesn’t look much fun either.

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A dad-of-two landed a cash windfall – and discovered a family history he never knew he had – thanks to the BBC TV show Heir Hunters.


Alan Beevers - appearing on Heir Hunters TV show after being left £116,000 by relative Doreen Storey.
Alan Beevers - appearing on Heir Hunters TV show after being left £116,000 by relative Doreen Storey.


Courier firm boss Alan Beevers, 56, was contacted out of the blue by a research company investigating an unclaimed estate.


It turned out he was a distant relative of an elderly spinster who died in February, 2012.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/alan-beevers-features-tv-show-11019734

News

The most read story on our website at the moment is Kirklees Council’s refusal to rule out demolishing Huddersfield’s most important car park.


Hundreds of thousands of pounds will need to be spent to keep the crumbling Market Hall multi-storey car park open over the next five years.


A council report says it will cost £750,000 to complete the repairs to keep the 588-space Alfred Street car park open until 2021.


Yet Kirklees Council officials have refused to rule out demolishing the 45-year-old structure and starting again.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-council-refuses-rule-out-11014787


News

Shoppers at Asda in Huddersfield were evacuated following a police stand-off with a man on the roof.


Suspect is brought outside after reportedly climbing on the roof at Asda
Suspect is brought outside after reportedly climbing on the roof at Asda


The drama unfolded at lunchtime when the store on Bradford Road was cleared.


Staff and onlookers said the man was being questioned in the store’s security room by police on suspicion of shoplifting, before he attempted to scale the roof near the main entrance.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-asda-evacuated-after-police-11020605

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News

Police are appealing for information following a fail to stop collision in Liversedge.

The incident happened at the junction of Leeds Road, Huddersfield Road and Halifax Road, as a 43-year-old man was cycling down Huddersfield Road.



As he passed through the junction, a vehicle pulled across the front of the cyclist, who was thrown from the bike.

The cyclist was knocked unconscious and suffered significant facial injuries.

The vehicle involved in the incident, which happened around 11am on Saturday, February 27, is believed to be either burgundy or blue.

Anyone with information should contact PC Andrew Senior at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Support Team West via 101 quoting 553142.

Traffic

Reports are coming in of debris on the road on the M1 southbound in South Yorkshire.

It is between junction 36 (Sheffield North) and junction 35A (Stocksbridge).

So far traffic is said to be coping well and there are no delays.

News

Anyone who suffered in the Boxing Day floods which caused devastation in Calderdale can still apply for cash help.



The deadline for people to claim cash help following the floods has been removed which means the owners of residential and business premises which were affected can still apply for a grant.

Football

James Husband is determined to enjoy Town testing themselves against the “best side in the division” and make the most of the last two months of the Championship campaign.


James Husband played against Burnley for Middlesbrough earlier in the season
James Husband played against Burnley for Middlesbrough earlier in the season


The on-loan left-back is aiming for a ninth Huddersfield Town appearance at home to Burnley on Saturday. You can see more here.

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Hello, I’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest news, travel and weather.

Happily, the temperature seems to be on the rise, and we could be in for a taste of Spring.


Spring bulbs burst into bloom at Upper Hopton Church
Spring bulbs burst into bloom at Upper Hopton Church


Temperatures could hit 10°C or 11°C by the weekend. You can see more here.

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Court

Find out the latest news from the local courts here.

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

Sport

Local news

Police were called to an incident at Bradford Road Asda over lunchtime following reports a man had got onto the store’s roof.

Staff said the man was being questionned over shoplifting allegations when he somehow accessed the roof.

The store was evacuated for about 25 minutes but it’s all clear now.

News

Former PM Tony Blair has released a video honouring Huddersfield’s Harold Wilson.

Mr Wilson was Prime Minister with the Labour party in the 1960s, with this week marking a century since he was born.

Local news

Fancy splashing out a bit to give your living room some TLC? The latest shop to open on the Piazza looks to have lots of lovely things.

Baytree Interiors have also created six jobs for the area.

Read more about it here.

Baytree Interiors managing director Nik Hill
Baytree Interiors managing director Nik Hill

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Missing pets

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A new law in Australia could mean the killer of Huddersfield backpacker Peter Falconio may finally reveal the location of his body.

Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of Peter’s murder in the outback near Alice Springs while he was travelling with girlfriend Joanne Lees.

Now the Attorney General of the Northern Territory John Elferink is planning to introduce a “no body, no parole” law into parliament.

Read the full story here.

Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees on their holiday in Australia
Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees on their holiday in Australia

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Travel:

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

Weather:

Local News:

A charity race night at the Radcliffe Arms in Almondbury, Huddersfield has raised £900 to help those affected by the recent floods.


Attended by more than 50 people, the pub on Westgate entertained a packed crowd who were all keen to do their bit to help flooded communities.


All the money raised has been donated to the National Flood Forum, a charity specifically dedicated to helping communities and individuals affected by flooding.


The idea for the fundraiser came about when a group of friends were in the pub watching reports of the flooding on the news.


Local family, Andy, Anne and Rosie Roberts organised the night along with pub landlord Carl Gilman.

Travel:

All lanes re-opened and traffic easing, accident cleared on M62 Westbound at J19 A6046 (Heywood).

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