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Here’s some advance notice for drivers - temporary traffic lights and bridge maintenance work on Viaduct Street in both directions between Fitzwilliam Street and A62 Castlegate / Castlegate at Huddersfield. Fitzwilliam Street will also be closed under the railway bridge at the same times. From 9pm on the Monday,May 9, to 6am on Tuesday, May 10

Traffic update

Traffic has returned to normal on the A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road at Elland.

PCC vote

The result of the election of West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner is expected shortly

Calderdale vote

Calderdale Council has announced the result of the Police and Crime Commissioner vote in the district.


Police, stock
Police, stock


Mark Burns-Williamson (Labour) came top with 22,936 votes. The full vote for West Yorkshire is still awaited

Traffic latest

Friday tea time traffic is building. Traffic is slow on the A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road in Elland

Motorway clear

Traffic has returned to normal and the road is clear with the removal of a broken down vehicle on the M1 Northbound between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J41 A650 (Carrgate)

M1 incident

Traffic is slow on the M1 Northbound, which is partially blocked due to a broken down vehicle between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J41 A650 (Carrgate).
The section involved has no hard shoulder on the route from Barnsley towards Leeds.

On the trains

It’s going to be a tight squeeze... Tranpennine Express says the 16.09 Leeds to Huddersfield train will have three coaches rather than six

Pedal for Pounds

Huddersfiedl Town’s Pedal for Pounds riders are heading towards Marsden for the final leg of their epic cycle ride

Count under way

Staff at Calderdale Council have begun counting votes cast for the police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire

Rail latest

Disruption caused by signalling problems between #Stalybridge and #Huddersfield has now ended. Services are no longer affected, Northern reports.

M! incident

The M1 Northbound exit slip road closed due to a lorry fire at J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield).
Traffic is coping well, however

Hand over

That’s all on the blog from me. Henryk will be with you shortly.

Elections

The Kirklees election results are all in.

There is still no single party in overall control of Kirklees Council.

But Labour are the largest party with 34 of the 69 seats. You can keep fully up to speed with our elections live blog which is here.

Elections

Results have been flooding in from the elections across KIrklees and Calderdale.

And there are some very interesting results.

You can keep fully up to date with our live blog, which is here.

Football

Watch out for Huddersfield Town fans heading from the Holme Valley to the John Smith’s Stadium!


Map of where Huddersfield Town fans come from
Map of where Huddersfield Town fans come from


Fans in the HD9 postcode area have bought 10% of the season cards sold to date.

Town’s cut-price 2016-17 offer (£179 for adults) has attracted plenty of interest. And you can see more here.

Elections

The results are starting to arrive from the elections across KIrklees and Calderdale.

We have a live elections blog set up which will allow you to see all the results as they come in.

You can find it here.

News

A 15-year-old deaf Huddersfield schoolgirl has scored on her debut for Yorkshire just months after taking up the sport and is already training with England.


Jodie Ounsley
Jodie Ounsley


Jodie Ounsley, a Year 10 student at Shelley College, has defied hearing impairment and a chronic knee condition to become the top try-scorer with Sandal Girls RUFC, despite only playing her first game in October. You can see more here.

Traffic

The problem on the M1 which had been affecting traffic heading trowards Dewsbury has now been cleared.

A vehicle fire had closed the northbound exit slip road at junction 40 (Ossett / Wakefield).

The slip road has now re-opened.

Elections

The votes are being counted and it won’t be long before the election results are in.

We’re running a live Kirklees and Calderdale election results blog which will keep you right up to date. You can find it here.

News

The former Huddersfield Town and England striker Frank Worthington has Alzheimer’s disease, his daughter has announced.


Former Huddersfield Town striker Frank Worthington, who has Alzheimer's disease, his daughter has announced.
Former Huddersfield Town striker Frank Worthington, who has Alzheimer's disease, his daughter has announced.


The 67-year-old, who lives at Outlane and who made eight appearances for his country in 1974, scoring two goals, is fondly remembered for his striking skills with a whole host of clubs.



He was a star of the last Huddersfield Town team to go into the top flight as Second Division champions in 1969-70, and he is a still a regular at matches at the John Smith’s Stadium.

On her Facebook page, Kim-Malou Worthington wrote: “There have been a few wondering about my dad’s health recently and so I thought I should let you all know Frank Worthington has Alzheimer’s.”

You can see more here.

Traffic

The M1 northbound exit slip road is closed due to a vehicle fire at junction 40 (Ossett/Wakefield).

It’s affecting traffic heading towards Dewsbury.
It could cause minor problems, but at the moment traffic is said to be coping well.

Weather

This weekend could see Huddersfield’s weather match Madrid.


Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain (Image: Flickr/Gacabo)


Temperatures are likely to reach 20°C but could be accompanied by showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

And that’s the same as the forecast for Madrid. You can see more here.

Football

It’s going to be a crucial close-season for Huddersfield Town’s chief executive Julian Winter as well as head coach David Wagner.


Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Julian Winter with Head Coach David Wagner at PPG Canalside, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Julian Winter with Head Coach David Wagner at PPG Canalside, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.


The 50-year-old former Town player is four weeks into his new job. While the current playing and coaching staff are set to head off for a break, Winter is looking forward to really getting down to business. You can see more here.

Traffic

Things seem fairly steady on the roads this morning.

The A62 Cooper Bridge Road in Mirfield is busy but moving at Wakefield Road.

There is slow traffic on the A629 Calderdale Way westbound in Elland.

And the A629 Penistone Road inbound is busy but moving at Waterloo Bridge.

News

Two men will appear before magistrates this morning after being charged with the murder of Polish national Marcin Siarczynski.

Pawel Piotr Olszewski, 25, and Krzysztof Olszewski, 20, both from Ravensthorpe, will appear before Kirklees Magistrates in Huddersfield this morning after being charged with murder.

The men were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of the murder of Marcin, 37, whose body was found near to Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe on 14 March.

A 29 year old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Good morning

Hello and welcome to Friday’s live blog. I’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest news, weather and travel.

Welcome to Friday's live blog

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today.
Between now and 6pm we’ll bring you the latest news from our town as well as regular traffic and travel updates.
Our reporters will also take a look what’s happening with Huddersfield Town and the Giants.
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