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Hands Off HRI

M62

More M62 hold ups this evening heading towards Manchester. Reports of one lane blocked and queuing traffic due to recovery work and a broken down bus between junctions 20 and 19.

M62

A man was caught reading a book to children while DRIVING on the M62.

The shocking moment was caught on camera by a passenger in another car during rush hour.

Read the full story and see the picture here.

Huddersfield Giants

Local news

Trying to shed a few pounds? This Huddersfield couple’s success story is the ultimate motivation.

Andrew and Paula Butler shed an incredible 15 stone between them after fearing they were too fat to fly abroad.

Read the full story here.

Too fat to fly? Andrew and Paula Butler before their diet
Too fat to fly? Andrew and Paula Butler before their diet

Traffic

Busy rush hour traffic on the Calderdale Way westbound, Huddersfield Road in Brighouse and Halifax.

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News

There was a nasty crash in Huddersfield last night with eight people - including children - hurt. Police have now revealed they have made arrests in connection with the incident.


That’s it from me, Susie is taking the blog reins until the close of play at 6pm.

Travel

There’s a broken down lorry at Ainley Top which is causing jams. Hard to avoid if you need to go that way but if you don’t, you know what to do.

News

Huddersfield’s in the news again tonight...and it’s another story broken in the Examiner first. Lepton’s library is moving into the local boozer when it shuts next month.

News

Huddersfield’s MP Barry Sheerman is an old hand and getting local issues mentioned in parliament. He’s managed to use budget question time to bring up our Hands Off HRI campaign.

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

News

Angry drivers were caught up in long traffic jams in Huddersfield town centre.


Traffic backed up in Station Street, Huddersfield, unable to get into the traffic flow in Westgate
Traffic backed up in Station Street, Huddersfield, unable to get into the traffic flow in Westgate


And many argued: “Are the ‘bus gates’ to blame?”

Dozens of cars queued back down Station Street and through St George’s Square at teatime on Thursday because of traffic blocking Westgate. You can see more here.

News

Police have today named the person found dead in a Huddersfield canal.

He was teenager Hamza Amer, 19, who was recovered from Huddersfield Broad Canal at Vine Street yesterday morning, after a member of the public made the grim find just before 7.40am. You can see more here.

Traffic

Hopefully, the delays on the M62 eastbound should soon start to clear.

The hold ups were caused by a broken down minibus which was blocking lane one between junction 19 and junction 20 (Rochdale), with congestion back to junction 18.



All lanes have now been reopened and things should hopefully return to normal soon.

Traffic

Reports coming in that the M62 is very busy eastbound at the services between junction 18 and junction 19 (Middleton).



There is congestion with 15 minute delays which will affect people heading east towards Huddersfield from Manchester.

Football

Huddersfield Town are set to draw the biggest crowd of the season at Leeds United.

The Elland Road average is 22,529, the fourth biggest in the Championship.

But the Whites reckon the derby will attract more than the 27,672 who saw the opening-day draw with Burnley in August. You can see more here.

News

Police are appealing for help in finding a Dewsbury man who has been missing since Saturday.



Officers say they are concerned for the welfare of 38-year-old Daniel France. You can see more here.

BYE BYE

That’s it from me. Phil Booth will be up next.

NEWS

Here’s the latest on Syngenta’s chemical leak.

The company has been in Leeds Crown Court to face charges.

NEWS

Here’s my video report with the latest information we have on the serious Birkby two car crash last night.

NEWS

This isn’t going to go down well-

Tidied area at Huddersfield Bus Station car park entrance.
Tidied area at Huddersfield Bus Station car park entrance.

Two more floors of a major town centre car park have been closed.

Levels three and four of the Bus Station car park were shut by Kirklees Council and will remain closed for the next seven days.

The closure is in addition to the shutting of levels five and six for resurfacing, with the work expected to last 10 weeks.

Find out more here.


NEWS

Update on the serious Birkby crash which occurred on St John’s Road at the junction with Blacker Road last night.

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

Five of the eight people reported to have been involved were taken to hospital following the accident.

Two women were taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious multiple injuries.

Another three people were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

We do not know the current state of the patients but will bring you more information as soon as possible.

Here’s my update on the huge Milnsbridge mill fire that broke out on Wednesday afternoon.

NEWS

Here is the latest information we have on the serious two car crash in Birkby last night.

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

It took place on St John’s Road at the junction with Blacker Road.

Read here for more.

NEWS

Here are some pictures from last night’s serious two car crash in Birkby.

It happened on St John’s Road at the junction of Blacker Road.

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

NEWS

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St John's Road at the junction with Blacker Road
St John's Road at the junction with Blacker Road

This morning I’m going to be bringing you updates on a serious collision which took place between two cars in Birkby last night.

The fire brigade have told me that eight people including two children were involved in the accident at 7.30pm on St John’s Road at the junction with Blacker Road.

I don’t have any information as to what happened or what the injuries were but will bring you updates as soon as I get them.

Police are to issue an appeal for witnesses later this morning.


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