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NEWS

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TRAVEL

Slow traffic due to traffic light failure on A58 King’s Cross at A646 Burnley Road / King Cross Road.

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

NEWS

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EVENT

Fancy being a police officer?

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M62

Stop-start traffic and hard shoulder closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
This is affecting traffic going from Leeds towards Huddersfield and was initially reported as an accident.

Local news

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Local news

Shocking statistics have revealed that nearly a quarter of local pensioners are struggling with a life of poverty.

A study carried out by charity Independent Age revealed 24% of over-75s across Yorkshire and the Humber were surviving with no savings.

Read the full story here.

Pensioner, cash, stock
Pensioner, cash, stock

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Local news

House fire

Update on the fire at Fanny Moor Lane in Lowerhouses: Fire crews say the woman treated for smoke inhalation was in her late teens. She is being checked over in hospital but said to be okay. Firemen also rescued a small dog from the property. The contained fire has now been extinguished with minor damage caused to the home. No reports of any further injuries.

Local news

Visitors to a Mirfield inflatables fun day were left fuming after the event failed to live up to expectations.

The bonanza at Crossley Farm on Sunday boasted to ticket buyers of nine different inflatables, but families were less than impressed to turn up and find only half that.

Organiser Victoria Wallin has now apologised to ticket buyers.

Read the full story here.

Family Fun Day at Crossley Farm, Mirfield. The popular beer tent at the event.
Family Fun Day at Crossley Farm, Mirfield. The popular beer tent at the event.

House fire

Reports are coming in of a house fire at Fanny Moor Lane in Lowerhouses. A woman has been hospitalised with smoke inhalation after the fire is believed to have ignited in the kitchen of the property. Two appliances were dispatched to the blaze with crews currently still tackling it. More information as we get it.

Traffic

Adding to current M62 traffic, there is also slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on the A644 Eastbound between M62 J25 (Brighouse) and A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

M62

Reports of one lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down van on M62 Eastbound at J25 Brighouse. The van is blocking the inside lane that used to be the hard shoulder.

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Local News:

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man who has been on the run for 10 days.

Robert on phone to fugitive Sheldon Corre
Robert on phone to fugitive Sheldon Corre

Sheldon Corre fled Rufford Road, Milnsbridge, on Friday, May 20, after allegedly threatening police officers who had arrived to take him back to prison on recall saying he had infringed the terms of his licence.


Police picked him up from an address in Belgrave Crescent, Sheepridge, last night.


He is now in custody while detectives investigate his alleged threats.

Local News:

New look Batley Rail Station
New look Batley Rail Station

BREAKING NEWS:

Reports of police incident on M1 Southbound between J37 A628 (Barnsley/Dodworth) and J36 A61 (Birdwell/Sheffield North).

Travel:

Traffic lights now functioning on A652 Bradford Road at B6123 Batley Field Hill/Branch Road

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News

Thieves have stolen fuel over 700 times from petrol stations in Kirklees in just one year – with parts of the Holme Valley, Lindley and Golcar areas among the top targets for the thieves in Huddersfield.


More than 700 fuel thefts have taken place in Kirklees over the past 12 months
More than 700 fuel thefts have taken place in Kirklees over the past 12 months (Image: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)


A total of 708 crimes of thefts and making off without payment of petrol or diesel at petrol stations were reported to West Yorkshire Police between April 30 2015 and May 1 2016, according to figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request. You can see more here.