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Looks like some debris on the M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse) is slowing down traffic at the moment.





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Local news

A farmer believes Kirklees Council has wasted thousands installing anti-skid surfaces on an accident blackspot country lane.

Charles Haigh, who runs Cockley Hill Farm on nototrious Bellstring Lane and Liley Lane between Kirkheaton and Grange Moor, reckons excessive speed is the problem.

Read the full story here.

Farmer Charles Haigh repairs his wall after the spate of accidents on Bellstring Lane.
Farmer Charles Haigh repairs his wall after the spate of accidents on Bellstring Lane.

M62

Reports of very slow traffic and one lane closed due to an accident on the M62 eastbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale. Congestion is on M62 to J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Hands off HRI

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News

Labour councillors ousted their leader amid anger about plans to develop large swathes of green land.

Just a few days after failing to secure a Labour majority at the local elections, veteran Heckmondwike councillor, David Sheard, was sensationally voted out of the top job.

At the party’s annual meeting on Monday evening, Batley West’s Clr Shabir Pandor, was elected by 19 votes to 13.

Clr Shabir Pandor, and right, Clr David Sheard
Clr Shabir Pandor, and right, Clr David Sheard

News

Campaigners hoping to save Huddersfield’s A&E have launched a range of merchandise to raise cash for the campaign.

Craft company ‘What GJandA Made’ has produced t-shirts, tote bags and teddies to raise money for the #HandsOffHRI campaign.

The campaign is raising cash to mount a legal challenge against Right Care Right Time Right Place, which plans to close Huddersfield’s A&E and centralise emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.

More here...

#HandsOffHRI merchandise
#HandsOffHRI merchandise

Travel

One lane closed due to debris on road on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Lane two (of three) closed towards Leeds but traffic is coping.

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News

Popular TV personality Harry Gration is to host the first ever Examiner schools awards.


BBC presenter Harry Gration will present the Examiner schools awards
BBC presenter Harry Gration will present the Examiner schools awards


And time is starting to ebb away for those wanting to make nominations and the chance to meet Harry who is such a well-known personality on BBC’s Look North. You can see more here.

Traffic

There are reports of some problems on the M1 with debris on the road.

It’s northbound between junction 38 (Darton/Huddersfield) and junction 39 (Wakefield/Durkar).

News

Youngsters have the chance to showcase their film-making skills at this year’s Holmfirth Film Festival.


Holmfirth Film Festival Animals of Holmfirth competition - artwork drawn up by Wooldale Junior School pupils to promote the competition. These are taken from a small animated section from the New Mill Pageant Film that is being produced in connection with the Holmfirth Film Festival.
Holmfirth Film Festival Animals of Holmfirth competition - artwork drawn up by Wooldale Junior School pupils to promote the competition. These are taken from a small animated section from the New Mill Pageant Film that is being produced in connection with the Holmfirth Film Festival.


The festival has launched a competition for films – no more than three minutes long – on the subject of animals.

There are prizes for the top three films and a special Tiger Award donated by Holmfirth company Red Ledge. You can see more here.

News

Two cherished monuments to commemorate Huddersfield’s war heroes have been given Grade-II listed status.


Huddersfield remembrance parade and service at the Cenotaph in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.
Huddersfield remembrance parade and service at the War Memorial in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.


Both the Huddersfield War Memorial in Greenhead Park and the Brockholes War Memorial have been attributed the status for the centenary of the First World War. There is more on this here.

Football

Huddersfield Town have chosen not to offer Karim Matmour a new contract.


Karim Matmour in action for Town against Bristol City
Karim Matmour in action for Town against Bristol City


The John Smith’s Stadium club have confirmed the Retained List of players at the end of the 2015/16 season, and while the option has been taken to extend Jonathan Hogg and Martin Cranie’s deals by a further year, Algerian forward Matmour is a surprise departure. There is more on this here.

News

Police have thanked members of the public who helped catch a suspected meat thief on the hottest day of the year.


A haul of meat recovered from a suspected thief by Kirklees Rural NPT in Honley.
A haul of meat recovered from a suspected thief by Kirklees Rural NPT in Honley.


On Sunday afternoon officers from Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team were flagged down by a woman in Thongsbridge who said there was a man on the bus – with a jacket stuffed full of meat. You can see more here.

News

Police are appealing for information after a woman received injuries in a collision in Liversedge.

Huddersfield police want to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision on Liversedge Hall Lane on Saturday May 7.

It took place at about 10:15am after the victim, a vulnerable 42-year-old woman, was in collision with a car while crossing a road.

The victim received bruising to her arm and was later checked over in hospital.

The driver did stop at the scene and checked whether the victim was OK.

PC Jack Bailey of Huddersfield Patrol Team One, said: “We are investigating this incident and police are appealing for any witnesses or the driver of the vehicle to come forward.

“We would like to speak to them to find more detail about what took place - the driver did stop at the scene but no details were left.

“The driver or anyone who has information is asked to contact myself at Huddersfield Police on 101.”

News

Good morning. A quick recap on the shock news from Kirklees Council.

The council leader made the announcement on Twitter on Monday evening that he was no longer in the position.


Clr David Sheard.
Clr David Sheard.


Clr David Sheard tweeted: “I am no longer Leader of Kirklees Council.” You can see more here.

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Local News:

Andrew Bagshaw, 39, from Brighouse who traded as Ecoways (a double glazing business) has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court having pleaded guilty at an early hearing to multiple offences breaching consumer protection legislation.


The offences related to:

  • Failing to refund a deposit of £500 when a consumer cancelled their contract
  • Taking a deposit of £500 from another consumer and failing to carry out any work
  • Failing to honour a 10 year guarantee when a consumer complained of defects with their windows
  • Claiming that a price was available for that day only.
  • Informing a customer that his bill would be reduced by £250 due to a Pilkington’s scheme when no such scheme existed.
  • Claiming to be a member of Certass, an accredited certification scheme, when this was not the case.


Local News:

Employees at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have reached a significant fundraising milestone this week, banking an incredible £5 million for hospice care.


As one of Hospice UK’s largest and longest-standing corporate partners, the Banks have been working with the charity for eight years, raising an average of £1,712 per day, to provide vital support to patients and their families at over 200 hospices across the UK.


Individual hospices have benefited significantly from the Banks’ support, including Kirkwood Hospice which has received more than £28,000 over the past eight years.


National News:

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends of families with children under the age of six are being encouraged to consider fencing off, covering or, even better, filling in their garden ponds to help prevent childhood drowning.


As much of the country basks in its first period of very warm weather this year, family safety charity RoSPA hopes that all those who have young children visiting their gardens will think about taking steps to separate children from water.


On average five children under the age of six die every year from drowning after falling into a garden pond, many after escaping supervision for just a few seconds. There is also an unknown number who have life-changing injuries.


David Walker, leisure safety manager at RoSPA, said: “Children under six are most vulnerable to drowning in the home and garden as they are naturally inquisitive and drawn to water, and at this age cannot get themselves out of trouble if they fall in.


“Once they reach the age of six this vulnerability disappears, so any changes to garden ponds need only be temporary.”



Travel:

A62 Cooper Bridge Road in both directions clear at Wakefield Road.

Local News:

Huddersfield University’s Professor Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang FREng has been appointed as the Royal Academy Engineering/Renishaw Chair in Precision Metrology.


Over the next five years, Professor Jiang’s research at the University of Huddersfield will support the future of manufacturing by developing new precise measurement tools for use in increasingly smart automated factory environments.

The Chair is jointly sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Renishaw, a highly successful UK engineering company that has carried out world-leading research in precision engineering.


Professor Jiang will undertake research inspired by the real demands and uses of the manufacturing industry, with a particular focus on metrology – the precise measurement and verification of items passing through the production process.

Local News:

A thrilling finish to the Calderdale Lightning Chess Tournament last night at Belgrave Social Club when Huddersfield lost out by half a point to arch rivals Hebden Bridge A.


Chess board
Chess board

Huddersfield had looked to be on course for victory in their final match against Hebden Bridge B which they needed to win 5-0 but Board 4 Antonio Aguirre played an illegal move in a winning position and that was enough for Hebden Bridge A to sneak through with 19 points against Huddersfield’s 18.5 points.


* It’s called lightning chess because players have just 10 seconds per move and must play their move when the buzzer sounds.

Local News:

It has become an enjoyable tradition over the moors in in Saddleworth to celebrate Yorkshire Day on the Sunday nearest to 1 August



The Yorkshire Day Celebrations in Saddleworth, will this year be held on SUNDAY, 31 July.



The event will start with a brass band (Delph Band), playing in the Museum Gardens – Uppermill, Saddleworth, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Rose emblem
Yorkshire Rose emblem



There will be speeches and the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration followed by a parade along High Street led by the band to King George V Playing Fields for the Country Fair.


Further details and bookings for stalls at the Country Fair’from Brenda Cockayne 01457 874686

Travel:

Southgate busy but moving between A629 Wakefield Road (Shorehead Roundabout) and Northumberland Street/Leeds Street traffic lights.