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Sport

Some breaking Premier League news is that Jose Mourhino has reportedly signed a contract to manage Manchester United. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss, will manage across the city from former Barcelona nemesis Pep Guardiola who is the new manager of Manchester City

Travel

Bad news Huddersfield to Manchester rail commuters...there’s trouble on the lines. A train has broken down, blocking some routes.

Sport

If you’re into cricket then check out this match preview of a tasty Huddersfield fixture over the bank holiday weekend that will feature a newly signed Indian star versus the league’s top wicket taker.

IPL batsman Shreevats Goswami has signed for Delph & Dobcross
IPL batsman Shreevats Goswami has signed for Delph & Dobcross

News

Just a couple of hours until the Examiner’s glitzy Pride of Huddersfield awards. If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person you can follow all the goings on via social media.

Travel

Just had a look at the M62 camera at J25 and it’s not good. It’s queuing a fair way back on to the motorway.

There’s queues to get to the Cooper Bridge roundabout.

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News

There was a water problem up in HD8 earlier but Yorkshire Water says it’s all sorted now.

Slow traffic around Heckmondwike and Liversedge

(Image: GoogleMaps)

M62 accident cleared

Traffic is easing and the road is now clear at the M62 Westbound entry slip road from the M621 following an accident at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Council tax 'mistake'

Kirklees Conservative councillor Donna Bellamy says falling into arrears with her council tax was “a genuine mistake”

The Colne Valley Tory has confirmed she is one of five serving Kirklees councillors to receive a court summons.


Clr Donna Bellamy says her non-payment was a 'genuine mistake'

Clr Donna Bellamy


Clr Bellamy, who lives in Woods Terrace, Marsden, has been summonsed over a non-payment of £27.74 and claims it was a “genuine mistake”.

M62 upudate

Traffic is now backing up onto the main carriageway following an accident which partially blocked the entry slip way from the M621 on the M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome),Congestion now extends on the M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).

Traffic backed up to Liversedge from Cooper Bridge

(Image: GoogleMaps)

Looks like the M62 congestion is affecting local roads too — traffic is slow between the Brighouse M62 exit and Cooper Bridge roundabout, and traffic on Leeds Road towards Cooper Bridge is backed up as far as Liversedge

Traffic latest

There are reports of slow traffic and entry slip road from the M621 partially blocked due to an accident on the M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 Gildersome.

Mason re-signs for Giants

Nathan Mason has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the Giants until the end of 2018 season


Huddersfield Giants' Nathan Mason in action First Utility Super League XXI St Helens v Huddersfield Magic Weekend 22/05/16 (Pic by John Rushworth)
Huddersfield Giants' Nathan Mason in action First Utility Super League XXI St Helens v Huddersfield Magic Weekend 22/05/16 (Pic by John Rushworth)

Nathan Mason (centre) in action

Town tackle the Reds

Huddersfield Town has confirmed Liverpool will play the Terriers in a pre-season friendly.

The Reds will visit the John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday, July 20


Sky Bet Championship -Huddersfield Town (1) v Brentford (5) - Town Head Coach David Wagner thanks the fans.
Sky Bet Championship -Huddersfield Town (1) v Brentford (5) - Town Head Coach David Wagner thanks the fans.

Town boss David Wagner


Traffic latest

There’s queueing traffic on the A644 Eastbound between M62 J25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

News

It’s heading for another typical Bank Holiday.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has warned of sunshine and showers over the weekend, but with the prospect of heavy rain on Monday.

And his advice to people wanting to get out and about: Make the most of Saturday afternoon and evening.

More here...

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Local News:

Batley Train Station has had a makeover over the last two weeks.


It’s had a complete re-paint and a community mural has been painted in the subway between the platforms.

Local News

Huddersfield businessman Mark Robertson has applied for planning permission to turn the ground floor of the former Armitage Sykes solicitors on Macaulay Street into an upmarket wine bar.

Plumbers Arms on Macaulay Street, Huddersfield
Plumbers Arms on Macaulay Street, Huddersfield

He is reopening The Plumbers Arms, adjacent to it, today as a real ale bar.

National News:

An alarming rise in fatal air gun attacks on cats has led to calls for a change in legislation to restrict the sale and use of air weapons.

An Asian Leopard Cat
An Asian Leopard Cat

A survey of 1,000 vets carried out by leading feline welfare charity Cats Protection shows that many more cats are killed in air gun attacks than 20 years ago, prompting a call on governments in England and Wales to make it a criminal offence to own an air gun without a licence or permit.


The findings are particularly concerning, given a leading criminologist has warned that some people who shoot cats could go on to commit similar crimes against humans.


According to Cats Protection’s survey, almost half of vets questioned (44 per cent) had treated cats which had been the victim of attacks by air-powered weapons in the last year, with nearly half of these shootings proving fatal (46 per cent).

Travel:

Queueing traffic on A644 Eastbound between M62 J25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout). In the roadworks area.

Local News:

The Fire Service is offering advice to the public after an overheated laptop on a bed started a house fire in the Paddock area of Huddersfield on Tuesday.


The fire started in a conservatory attached to the rear of a mid-terrace property in Luck Lane.

House fire, Luck Lane, Paddock, Huddersfield.
House fire, Luck Lane, Paddock, Huddersfield.

The conservatory was being used as a bedroom.


The fire caused serious damage to the roof of the house and spread to the roof space of the two adjoining properties. Fortunately no-one was in any of the affected properties at the time.

National News:

Around 1.1 million gas jobs are carried out every year in the UK by illegal fitters who aren’t properly qualified, putting householders at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions, a government body has warned.


A study by Gas Safe Register, the UK’s only official gas registration scheme, found that illegal gas fitters installed over 186,000 gas cookers, 147,000 boilers, 75,000 gas fires, 32,000 gas meters and 645,000 gas pipework over one year.


Gas Safe Register has a team searching out rogue fitters and has investigated almost 5,000 illegal gas jobs in recent years.


Of those gas appliances investigated in Yorkshire, 70% were found to be in an unsafe condition. A worrying 27% were deemed to be so dangerous that the appliance had to be disconnected immediately.

Travel:

Traffic heavier than normal on A644 Eastbound between M62 J25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

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

News

An Elland pub is undergoing a £290,000 facelift which will also create six new jobs.


The Wellington, Southgate, Elland.
The Wellington, Southgate, Elland.


Pub company Punch is transforming community pub The Wellington at Southgate – altering the interior to create a single open plan space and replacing everything from wall coverings and furniture to fixtures and fittings. The full story is here.

Traffic

There’s very heavy traffic heading into Huddersfield on the A644.

It’s busier than normal, and very slow going between junction 25 of the M62 (Brighouse) and the A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).


News

There has been a public backlash to our story revealing that people wanting to use any of Kirklees Council’s five waste tips will now have to register first before they are allowed in.


Kirklees Household Waste Recycling Centre, Emerald St, Hillhouse, Huddersfield.
Kirklees Household Waste Recycling Centre, Emerald St, Hillhouse, Huddersfield.


Kirklees Council has introduced a new policy where people must log their car registration number online before they are allowed to dump rubbish. The full story is here.