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We'll be making sure that you are the first to know what's happening across our region.

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That’s all from me today. Have a great weekend

Traffic news

Traffic is moving slowly on A644 eastbound between Brighouse and Cooper Bridge Roundabout.

Traffic news

Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

M62 motorway over the Peninnes
M62 motorway over the Peninnes

Traffic news

Heavy traffic on A62 Manchester Road in Huddersfield at the A616 Chapel Hill junction.

Traffic news

The Friday teamtime traffic is starting to build. The A58 Aachen Way busy but moving at Queen’s Road, Halifax, while heavy traffic is reported on the A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road in Elland

Bakery changes hands

Huddersfield’s well-known bakery chain Hadfield’s has been sold by the Hodge family, who have run the business since 1958. New owners Daniel and Becki Birmingham have promised “a refreshing mix of traditional bakery with creative new ideas”

MP leads 2020 meeting

MP Barry Sheerman and his Huddersfield 2020 group met today to discuss ways of regenerating the town. We’ll be reporting what they had to say


So which Huddersfield Town left back should be left back in the dressing room?

Number crunching James Husband
Number crunching James Husband

The Examiner’s stats experts have crunched the numbers on Jason Davidson and the now-departed James Husband.

So who comes out on top? Have a look here.

Local news

New homes continue to be built in flood-risk areas of Kirklees, official figures have revealed.

In Kirklees, the council currently has given planning permission for 7,000 new homes and has confirmed around 7% of those - about 490 homes - are in high-risk areas. Read more here.

Flood-prone Calder View in Lower Hopton
Flood-prone Calder View in Lower Hopton

Areas of high risk cover approximately 10% of England. They are areas estimated to be at risk of at least a one in 100 chance of flooding each year from river areas or estimated to have at least a one in 200 chance of flooding from the sea.

Local snooze

Awww! Cute picture time.

Zeus, the border terrier pup from Mirfield, is having a duvet day snoozing in his Huddersfield Town bedding. It’s a dog’s life for sure!

TV news

Meryl Streep has confessed to something of a guilty pleasure, admitting that she is a fan of British reality TV shows like Homes Under The Hammer and Come Dine With Me.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show to promote her new film Florence Foster Jenkins with co-star Hugh Grant, she let slip her obsession with catching the daytime shows when she is in the UK.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep

She said: “I’m addicted to everything where they do real estate. I love Grand Designs and Homes Under the Hammer. Also Come Dine With Me is fabulous.”

The actress surprisingly revealed that she hates her Oscar-nominated performance in The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

“I was young and new at it and I wasn’t living the role,” she said.

Breaking news

Lindley eccentric Jake Mangel-Wurzel has had another fire at his makeshift home and he’s lost everything.

Just spoken to him and it sounds like he’s had a lucky escape. We’ll have a story an video interview online soon.

Jake Mangel-Wurzel
Jake Mangel-Wurzel

His message is: “I’m not ready to surrender just yet. There’s life in the old dog yet!”

Local news

Stewart Smith, the businessman embroiled in a row over the bowling green at the old Newsome WMC, has had a change of heart.

He’s had a message from beyond the grave from his late grandfather Frank, himself a bowler.

Stewart Smith promises bowlers a new green at Newsome WMC after a message from beyond the grave from his late grandfather Frank - Stewart with a Victorian style photo of himself and his family in which he saw his grandfather's face.
Stewart Smith promises bowlers a new green at Newsome WMC after a message from beyond the grave from his late grandfather Frank - Stewart with a Victorian style photo of himself and his family in which he saw his grandfather's face.

Mr Smith wanted to rip up the century-old green and build on it - but his grandfather came to him in a dream and convinced him to change his plans.

What do you make of that, I wonder?


Who else is keeping their fingers crossed that our weatherman Paul is wrong on this one?

I keep wishing for our balmy December weather to return


Here’s something to get your teeth into over your cornflakes.


This is heartening news from West Yorkshire Police:

Missing person Kerry Townend (16) from Huddersfield was found safe and well in the Bradford area. Members of the public and the media are thanked for their assistance.


A murder hunt has begun in Bradford after a man was stabbed to death.

police tape stock
police tape stock

West Yorkshire Police said that seven men are in custody this morning following the incident in Cecil Avenue,xxx, where three men were found with stab wounds at 10.18pm last night.

They were taken to hospital, but one of them sadly later died.

A woman was also treated at hospital for minor injuries.

Seven men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in custody.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


It’s not just human fights that Kirklees police have to deal with.

Last night a rural team found themselves breaking up an acrimonious spat-between a bird and a cat


Good morning, everyone.

Road works at Chain Bar roundabout M62 j26.
Road works at Chain Bar roundabout M62 j26.

Here’s a little bit of traffic news for you first.

The A58 is partially blocked with slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle at M62 J26 / M606 (Chain Bar).

Welcome to Thursday's live coverage

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