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Goodbye

There doesn’t seem to be anymore major incidents on the roads at the moment so it’s goodbye from us. Have a lovely evening.

West Yorkshire News

Some very sad news this afternoon. A 14-year-old girl who was injured in a road collision in Leeds on Bank Holiday Monday has passed away. The incident happened at around 4:44pm on Bullerthorpe Lane in Colton, Leeds.

A blue Ford Focus estate had been travelling along the lane in the direction of the retail outlet. It collided with a pedestrian who was walking along the nearside grass verge in the same direction at the car.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Mat Tunney on 01924 293047 quoting log number 1042 of 30/05.

M62

Good news. Looks like the M62 Westbound has been re-opened.

Traffic

In other traffic updates, the traffic lights on Burdock Way at Haley Hill in Halifax are currently out of action. Traffic is said to be coping well.

M62

Westbound is still closed but traffic seems to be coping reasonably well considering. Thankfully it’s half term so there’s far fewer vehicles on the road at peak times. If you’ve got a journey to take from east of the Ferrybridge area to come back to Huddersfield then check the traffic updates.

M62 closure

Here’s the latest from the Highways Agency...no wonder the A1 is crawling.

M62

Details of the accident that has closed the M62 near Castleford have just come in. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says a man had to be cut from a car following a two vehicle collision. He was airlifted to hospital.

The motorway was closed to allow the helicopter to land safely. Westbound is still closed while accident investigators work and then the debris will have to be removed. It is not expected to re-open until about 7pm.

M62

It looks like gridlock on the A1 southbound coming up to the junction with the M62 near Pontefract. It’s because the M62 westbound is still closed following an earlier accident.

M62
M62 (Image: Crown)

M62 closure

If you’re heading to Xscape from Huddersfield for some skiing you shouldn’t be affected by the M62 closure. The eastbound side was closed for a time but it has been open for half an hour now and traffic is coping well. There’s no updates yet on when the westbound side will re-open following a collision at about 3.30pm.

M62 closure

The latest Highways Agency interactive is showing problems on the A1 following the earlier closure of the M62 at Castleford. The eastbound side is now re-opened. But the westbound side is likely to be closed through rush hour until about 7pm. Details of the collision have not yet been revealed.

M62
M62 (Image: Crown)

M62 closure

The Air Ambulance has now taken off so the eastbound route has been re-opened.

M62 closed

The closure of the motorway near the Junction 32 shopping centre was to allow the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to land following a severe collision at about 3.30pm. The re-opening will depending on how long they are treating any casualties for before it takes off. Once they do they usually re-open the carriageway that is unaffected by the crash immediately.

M62 closure

This is the area affected by the M62 closure. The part near the junction with the A1 is at a standstill as the motorway is closed in both directions following an accident. If you’re heading back to Huddersfield from Hull or east of Castleford find another way!

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M62 (Image: crown)

M62

Warning - the M62 is closed in both direction just east of Leeds. The incident, between J32A and J33 near Castleford, is due to a collision.

This is going to cause serious traffic problems for West Yorkshire commuters. I’ll keep an eye on it and let you know if it worsens.

M62 closed
M62 closed (Image: Crown)

News

The problems at Huddersfield Bus Station car park continue...

Giants

Giants have a rare Friday home game and it’s against on form Castleford. Here’s their squad for the game at the Jon Smiths.

Football

Town’s former head honcho Nigel Clibbens is back in a job. The 48-year-old left the John Smith’s Stadium last February but has today been named as the chief exec of Carlisle United.

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

News

Traders left hundreds of pounds out of pocket after an inflatables fun day flopped are demanding compensation.

Businesses and stallholders claim they were misled when they were told up to 4,000 tickets had been sold.

The Extreme Inflatable Bonanza at Crossley Farm in Mirfield on Sunday had been billed as “one of the biggest events in West Yorkshire.”

It promised as many as 10 giant inflatables but there were only half that.

More here...

A sexy new store could be opening in one of Huddersfield’s highest-profile locations.

National chain, Ann Summers, appears to be on the move to King Street.

The lingerie and sex toy shop has applied to open in a vacant unit created by last year’s redevelopment of the former Peter’s department store.

More here...

News

A joiner has expressed his anger over a controversial new scheme for Kirklees Council’s tip sites.

Meltham resident Colin Moss, who uses the tip regularly, says staff at Bent Ley Road site told him he will be limited to just 12 visits a year in his van.

He is also worried about residents such as himself who do not use the internet, with the scheme now requiring people to register online to use the tips.

More here...

News

Veteran MP Barry Sheerman has strongly refuted a national newspaper’s claim that he made a “racist jibe” during a TV debate on Europe.

The Huddersfield Labour MP condemned the comments in the Daily Mail and has demanded an apology. He has also referred the matter to his lawyers.

An article by Andrew Pierce, which also appeared online, claimed Mr Sheerman made an “overtly racist comment” in an aside on ITV’s Last Orders political show.

More here...

Good afternoon.

Hand over:

Well, that’s all from me. Meeting contacts in town...handing over to my colleague Dave

Local News:

Ahead of this Summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, West Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are urging fans not to ‘lose it all for football’ after receiving a high volume of calls relating to domestic abuse incidents during major tournaments.



West Yorkshire Police has a policy of positive action against perpetrators. Every report of Domestic Abuse is attended by a Police Officer and where appropriate a crime is recorded, investigated and the victim safeguarded.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police



During the previous tournaments, Euro 2012 and the World Cup, the police saw domestic abuse increase by a third and receiving an average of 110 calls per game.



West Yorkshire Police are urging football fans to enjoy the upcoming tournament in the right spirit and also warned that inflamed passions and excess alcohol will be no excuse for domestic abuse ahead of England’s first Euro 2016 game on 11 June against Russia.

Travel:

Advance Warning - Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers Rugby match at The John Smith’s Stadium, Leeds Road.


Kick off at 8pm.. Expect extra traffic on Leeds Road, St Andrew’s Road and Southgate. Until 10:30pm on 3 June.

Local News:

A peacock gatecrashed a spa party in Birkby last night.

A peacock gatecrashed a spa party in Birkby last night
A peacock gatecrashed a spa party in Birkby last night

The bird’s loud squawks drew a delighted crowd of people from Dr Maxine Stead’s party at Alexandra House.


Dr Stead was showing off, (in the nicest possible way!), her new underground thermal treatment rooms, apparently the first of their kind in Yorkshire.

Travel:

Temporary traffic lights and telecoms work on A629 Penistone Road at Far Bank. Expect delays.
By the zebra crossing. From now to 13 June.

Local News:

Police say they were called at 4.39pm to the junction of Salter Street and Upper Road, Batley on Monday.


Report from Ambulance Service of motorcyclist coming off bike and hitting a stationary car.


West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police



Motorcyclist - a 26-year-old man - was taken to Leeds General Infirmary. Injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.


Road reopened shortly after 9pm

Hand over

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