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TRAVEL

A635 Greenfield Road in both directions closed due to overturned lorry between Green Gate Road / Thick Hollins Road (In Holmfirth) and Park Lane (Greenfield).

TRAVEL

Heavy traffic on A62 Manchester Road at A616 Chapel Hill.

Heavy traffic on A62 Queensgate between A629 Wakefield Road (Shorehead Roundabout) and A616 Chapel Hill.

A62 Cooper Bridge Road in both directions busy but moving at Wakefield Road.

Well here’s some wonderful news: Our 2016 Win a Wedding winners have been announced!

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NEWS

This is really sad. Keep up to date with the latest on this story via our dedicated live blog. If you don’t have Twitter you can access it here.

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Travel

Very slow traffic and partially blocked due to multi-vehicle accident on M60 anticlockwise between J18 M62 / M66 (Simister Island) and J17 A56 (Prestwich / Whitefield), congestion on M62 to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.

In the roadworks area.

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The guide prides itself on finding the best places to eat and stay across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, sending anonymous reviewers to try the newest venues to add to its annual guides.

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Travel

One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).
Affecting traffic travelling from Rochdale towards Manchester.

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Local News:

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident involving a 12-year-old boy in the Sheepridge area of Huddersfield on Sunday.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police


The boy was on Ashbrow Road at approximately 8.30pm when he was approached by a man who pulled him in to an alleyway which leads onto Central Avenue. The boy screamed, causing the man to let him go. The man then ran off towards Central Avenue.


The man is described as Asian, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6ins tall, with brown hair and a fringe. He was wearing a dark blue coat, black trousers and a scarf which was covering half of his face.


De Sgt Adrian Belle, of Kirklees District CID, said: “While we understand that this incident may cause some concern in the wider community, we would stress that this appears to be an isolated incident and the motives behind this man’s actions are unclear.


“We would urge anyone who has witnessed any part of this incident or with any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Kirklees CID via 101.


“Similarly, we would urge this man to come forward to help us establish what has taken place.”

Local News:

Mike Forster who has recently gained a high public profile with his opposition to the loss of Huddersfield’s A&E department has retired after 15 years working as an education social worker and Unison rep.

Huddersfield Examiner Battle Bus at St Georges Square. Mike Forster address the crowd.
Huddersfield Examiner Battle Bus at St Georges Square. Mike Forster address the crowd.

He has played a huge part in protecting public services for the people of Kirklees.

Local News:

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Travel:

All lanes open, broken down car removed on M1 Southbound at J39 A636 (Wakefield/Durkar).

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Traffic

All lanes are now reopen on the M62 and the broken down van, which had led to one lane being closed, has been removed.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).

Traffic has now returned to normal.

Traffic

Problems on the M62 with a broken down vehicle leading to a lane being closed westbound between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).



News

The trust which runs Huddersfield and Calderdale’s hospitals had one of the highest rates of unexpected deaths in England.


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield.


Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) had 293 more deaths than were forecast over a 12-month period, according to Department of Health figures. The full story is here.

News

Police are appealing for information following an incident involving a 12-year-old boy in the Sheepridge area of Huddersfield.

The boy was on Ashbrow Road when he was approached by a man who pulled him in to an alleyway which leads onto Central Avenue. The boy screamed, causing the man to let him go. The man then ran off towards Central Avenue.

The man is described as Asian, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6in, with brown hair and a fringe. He was wearing a dark blue coat, black trousers and a scarf which was covering half of his face.

The incident happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday.

Detective Sergeant Adrian Belle, of Kirklees District CID, said: “While we understand that this incident may cause some concern in the wider community, we would stress that this appears to be an isolated incident and the motives behind this man’s actions are unclear.

“We would urge anyone who has witnessed any part of this incident or with any other information which could help our ongoing enquiries to please call Kirklees CID via 101.

“Similarly, we would urge this man to come forward to help us establish what has taken place.”

Football

Mark Hudson reckons the current Huddersfield Town team is the best footballing side he’s played in.


Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson


And that’s some statement from the 33-year-old skipper, who has won promotions with Crystal Palace and Cardiff City and played in the Premier League. There is more here.

News

An employee at a lighting firm stole more than £37,000 worth of lamps and then sold them on eBay.


Peter Humpleby at Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Peter Humpleby at Kirklees Magistrates' Court


Peter Humpleby stole more than 300 products from Milnsbridge-based company Pacific Lifestyle Ltd over the period of almost a year. You can see more here.

Traffic

Happily the earlier congestion on the M62 seems to have eased and traffic has returned to normal on the eastbound stretch around junction 24 (Ainley Top).

Elsewhere, Huddersfield Road in Brighouse is busy but moving at the Bethel Street junction.



And it’s a similar story on the A629 Calderdale Way in Elland westbound between the A6025 Halifax Road junction and the A6026 Wakefield Road junction.

News

A heartbroken father has spoken of his agony after his seven-year-old daughter was taken abroad.


Drew Murray with daughter Niamh
Drew Murray with daughter Niamh


Huddersfield student Drew Murray, 28, has been left shattered after his ex-partner cut off his contact with daughter Niamh. The full story is here.

News

A fire broke out in a cellar at a property in Taylor Hill, Huddersfield.

The small blaze caused damage to the electricity distribution board, and smoke damage to the rest of the room.

A couple and their two children who were in the property, at Fairlea Cottages, off Taylor Hill Road, escaped unhurt after being alerted by a smoke alarm. Firefighters were able to quickly deal with the incident, which happened just before 8pm last night.

Traffic

It seems even busier than usual on the M62 this morning, with very heavy traffic eastbound around junction 24 (Ainley Top).



No obvious reason, and we’ll keep you updated if we get more.

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