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Reports of broken down vehicle on M1 Northbound between J38 A637 (Darton / Huddersfield) and J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar).
Traffic coping well.


Police have leapt to the defence of a woman accused of dumping contaminated meat on playing fields in Crosland Moor.

She was identified on social media after allegedly being caught ‘red-handed’ by school chef Liz O’Neill who says she saw a woman dumping pieces of chicken at Dryclough Recreational Ground recently.

More here...


Hospital shake-up boss Dr Steve Ollerton will be in the firing line again next week.

He will join health experts for a Question Time style debate, organised by campaigners hoping to save Huddersfield’s A&E.

Dr Ollerton, one of the leaders behind the Right Care Right Time Right Place plan, faced angry campaigners both inside and outside the John Smith’s Stadium at a public meeting earlier this week.

More here...

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Slow traffic on Huddersfield Road in Dewsbury going in both directions between B6117 Temple Road / Broad Street and Queen Street / Calder Road.


Eastbound traffic now easing back to normal between Ainley Top and Brighouse. Phew!


More complications on the M62 again this afternoon. After one lane being shut and re-opened, heavy traffic has re-formed between Ainley Top and Brighouse.


All lanes have now re-opened on the M62 between J25 and 26.


Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Lane one (of four) is blocked on the smart motorway section. Traffic is coping well.

What's on

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are hosting a colour run up at Farnley Estate next month.

The event, which features a 3km run as people throw coloured paint powder, will raise money for repairs following a fire at the Brackenhall hospice earlier this year.

If all this beautiful weather is making you scream for ice cream, why not check out the Examiner’s video of it being made?

Charlotte’s ice cream parlour at Whitley have invited us to film the process that goes into producing a batch of the sweet stuff.

Watch the video here.

Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour, Whitley.
Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour, Whitley.

Have a look at some of Huddersfield’s cutest pets!

Hands off HRI

This law firm are the latest to support the Examiner’s campaign to save our A&E.

Local news

West Yorkshire Police have released the following statement regarding concerns about raw chicken being dumped in dog walking hotspots:

Enquiries have been made following community concerns about potentially contaminated raw meat being dumped on playing fields at Dryclough Recreational Ground in Crosland Moor. Police are aware that as part of social media conversations on this issue, photographs of a woman were circulated by members of the public identifying her as the person involved.

There is nothing to suggest that this meat was contaminated and it is not connected to earlier reports of meat contaminated with safety pins.

We would stress that the woman pictured on social media is not being treated as a suspect for any offence and would urge people to be considerate of this. While we understand the concern in the community, this woman has not committed any criminal offences and any reports of people taking matters in to their own hands will be dealt with appropriately.

Some of the chicken dumped by a woman on fields at Dryclough Recreation Ground. The woman was confronted by dog walker Liz O'Neill who picked some of it up to have it tested.
Some of the chicken dumped by a woman on fields at Dryclough Recreation Ground. The woman was confronted by dog walker Liz O'Neill who picked some of it up to have it tested.


Good afternoon. What a lovely day it is too.

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Well, that’s all from me for now. Handing over to Susie.

Local News:

Netherhall Learning Campus High School’s Year 11 GCSE Citizenship group have done amazing and raised over £500 for the Forget me Not Trust.

Last year’s group raised £400 so as Sarah Talyforth, Citizenship Teacher (Humanities,) says: “We are doing great!”

Local News:

This year’s Huddersfield Chess Congress is once again at the end of May from 27-29.

Chess board
Chess board

The venue is once again at the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club in Edgerton but the big change this year due to popular demand is that it should be a SIX round Swiss tournament instead of the usual five rounds.

Entry fee is £32.

Congress organiser is Nigel Hepworth - 01484 352989 / 07903 548675 Email - nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk

Local News:

Pam Kaur, a popular member of Kirkheaton Library is to leave on Monday, Apri 25, after three years.

She is taking up a position in HR with Kirklees Council. During her time she has worked with the volunteers to ensure the library remains in the village.

Her enthusiasm and welcoming approach has greatly enhanced the number of people visiting the library at a time when other local libraries have seen a decline in visitors.

She will be much missed.

Local News:

Firefighters are limbering up for this year’s London Marathon.

Watch Commander Darrell Hird and Firefighter Holly Stuart will be completing the 26.2 mile run this Sunday.

Holly, who works in the Control Room at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, is raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

WC Hird is running in aid a small charity called The Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society (MACS) which raises money for children born either blind or with sight defects.

Darrell, 48, works in a pool of firefighters that move around stations where required.

He said: “I represented MACS two years ago in 2014 doing my first ever marathon in London and raised over £1,500. “I completed the course in three and a half hours and this year I am hoping to run in under three and a quarter hours.”

Local News:

Advance Warning - Huddersfield Town v Birmingham football match at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Kick off at 3pm. Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrews Road and Southgate.Until 18:00 on Saturday, 23 April.

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There was an accident involving a taxi and an HGV in Huddersfield this morning.

It happened at Trinity Street, near the ambulance station.

There were no injuries but the taxi was damaged.


There is still congestion on the M62 heading east, with problems around junction 24 (Ainley Top).

There were major problems earlier when an accident between junctions 27 and 28 (Tingley) led to lanes being closed and a rolling roadblock.

That has all been cleared but traffic is still very busy.


Nahki Wells notched his 18th goal of the season, but Huddersfield Town had to be satisfied with a draw as Rotherham United made it 10 Championship matches unbeaten.

Rotherham Unted v Huddersfield Town, Huddersfield's Nahki Wells scores the equaliser.
Rotherham Unted v Huddersfield Town, Huddersfield's Nahki Wells scores the equaliser.

This Yorkshire derby provided an interesting clash of styles between David Wagner’s full-throttle, passing game and former Town manager Neil Warnock’s no-frills approach. You can see more here.


The Huddersfield Examiner today launches it first ever schools awards.

Examiner Schools Awards 2016
Examiner Schools Awards 2016

The wide-ranging awards are out to show the great work that goes on in our schools in Kirklees and Calderdale and will also pay tribute to some phenomenal teachers. You can see more here.


There are still major delays heading east on the M62 but all lanes have now reopened.

The accident between junctions 27 and 28 (Tingley) led to a rolling roadblock which saw queues stretching back beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

There are still problems but the traffic will hopefully soon start to ease.


Happily, two lanes have now reopened on the M62 eastbound following the earlier accident.

It took place between junctions 27 and 28 (Tingley) and led to a rolling roadblock which saw queues quickly build up beyond junction 24 (Ainley Top).

Hopefully, the problems will soon start to ease.