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That’s all for today folks. There’s no significant road or rail issues on my travel system and most people are heading home to enjoy a well deserved rest in the sunshine. Remember to vote tomorrow and tune in again here for all the breaking news.

HTAFC

Bit of build up for the season closer here. Who should take to the field for the final game of the year.

News

If you’ve got a “bag bag” - in other words a bagful of plastic bags that you don’t want and have got nowhere to store - you might be able to help out a local charity.

News

People with lung conditions are being warned about a “toxic cloud” set to hit England over the next two days.

The polluted air is due over Huddersfield on Friday, which is set to be a nice warm day.

News

It’s Super Thursday tomorrow with elections happening all over the country. If you’ve lost your polling card and don’t know where you’re going here’s a link that will tell you the answer.


That’s all from me. Nick is up next...

The cyclists taking part in this year’s Pedal for Pounds 7 seem to be enjoying the sunshine!


The most read story on our website at the moment is the news that a major retailer is set to quit Huddersfield town centre.


Dixons Carphone is to close its Currys Digital store at Kingsgate next Sunday as part of a “store development programme”.


Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield
Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield


This will see the firm consolidate its Huddersfield business at the Currys PC World store at Great Northern Retail Park.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/currys-close-kingsgate-huddersfield-store-11277941


A young woman was left terrified after being woken during the night and realising a burglar had got into her home.


The victim, aged in her 20s, was disturbed in the early hours of February 18 by the sound of smashing glass.


Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court


The woman, of Salendine Nook, then heard someone outside her bedroom and saw the door handle moving.


Hungarian national Ferenc Hegedus was jailed for 18 months at Leeds Crown Court.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/woman-terrified-burglar-home-early-11278713

One person was trapped after a van and car crashed on the M62.


Three fire crews were sent to the scene of the smash westbound between junction 24 at Ainley Top and junction 25 at Brighouse close to Clough Lane in Rastrick at around 5.45pm yesterday.


M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.
M62 motorway junction 25 near Brighouse.


They helped a man in a Vauxhall car which had been hit from behind by a Volvo lorry.


Queues built up after one lane was closed to traffic while firefighters from Rastrick, Cleckheaton and its technical rescue unit worked to release the man, who had become trapped due to the damage caused to the vehicle.


The car driver was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with chest and back pains along with suspected whiplash.

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NEWS

Expect delays if travelling on the train through Huddersfield today.

First Trans Pennine Express said the issue is due to points’ failure

NEWS

What a find!

M62

M62 motorway over the Peninnes
M62 motorway over the Peninnes

Affecting traffic towards Rochdale.

HELLO

Hello, everyone. I’ll be with you for the next couple of hours.

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That’s all from me for this morning, Chloe will be with you next.

M62

Heavy traffic and delays due to earlier broken down vehicle on the M62 Eastbound at J19 A6046 (Heywood), congestion to J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).
Delays are affecting traffic towards Rochdale.

Crime

Can you help get these ducks home?

Local news

Let’s start the day with this lovely story: Star Wars fan and aspiring film director Alice Barker was left lost for words when Luke Skywalker himself offered to be in one of her films.

Alice, who has cerebral palsy, wrote an open letter to the franchise’s leading lady Daisy Ridley to say how much she had inspired her to reach for her dreams in spite of her disability.

But the Meltham student got more than she bargained for when the message went viral...

Read the full story here - and May the Fourth be with you.

Alice Barker, Star Wars fan and aspiring film director
Alice Barker, Star Wars fan and aspiring film director

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Good morning.

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Travel:

Heavy traffic on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J19 A6046 (Heywood).


No accidents have been reported.

Local News:

Residents of Golcar invite you to join them as they raise their voices to the heavens for Golcar Sing.


This annual celebration of singing led by a choir formed for the day, under the direction of Margaret Laycock.


Many of the Golcar Lily Day committee join this celebration, which to be all the more special as the group celebrate their 10th year of organising the lily day festivities.

People taking part in Golcar Sing
People taking part in Golcar Sing

Performers come from all walks of life including dentists, teachers, computer specialists, bankers, who are brought together through a love of music. This year the group will perform live with Huddersfield Wind Band’s euphoric mix of wind and percussion instruments and organisers are looking for local people to join in the fun.


Sue Starr, Chair of The Golcar Lily Day Committee said: “This event was first held in 1905 and was revived after a leave of absence in 2008 and is now in its ninth consecutive year, just one behind lily day itself.


“Each year we invite local residents to join the choir. This year rehearsals will take place tonight and 11 May at 7.30pm at Providence Methodist Church. All are welcome”

Local News:

An exciting evening in prospect this evening at Lindley Liberal Club as the Huddersfield Club Championship reaches its finale.

Chess board
Chess board



Three players, Steve Westmoreland, Greg Eagleton and Mitchell Burke are all on eight points with one round to play.


Mitchell gets the white pieces against Steve, who is this year’s surprise contender, while Greg also has the white pieces against Dave Keddie.