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National weather update

A ‘danger to life’ warning has been issued by the Met Office as snow fall is set to intensify throughout the week.

The ‘Beast from the East’ hasn’t caused much disruption in our parts but nationally it has unleashed deadly chaos.

According to the weather agency, ‘amber’ means: “There is an increased likelihood of potential risk to life and property.”

It means you need to “be prepared to change your plans and protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather.”

Have you got your car kit ready?

Missing Halifax Man

Police in Halifax are appealing to trace a man who has gone missing man from Halifax.

Michael McGarry, aged 54 was reported missing on Monday 26 February and was last seen in the Heptonstall area of Halifax.

He is described as white male, 5ft 8”, medium build, walks with a limp and sometimes wears glasses.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare.

Road to close overnight for repairs

A road in Lightcliffe is to shut overnight for repair works.

Whitehall Road (the A58) will be shut every night from Monday to the following Tuesday. The work involves the resurfacing of the carriageway and will take place between Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 13.

A spokesperson for Calderdale Council has said: “To ensure the safety of road users and the workforce, it will be necessary to close the road to traffic from 9pm to 5am, Monday to Friday nights for the duration of the works.”

Whitehall Road, Lightcliffe
Whitehall Road, Lightcliffe

Girl guides leave books around town for other children to enjoy

How lovely is this? In a nod to World Book Day later this week, children’s books are being wrapped up and left in spots around town for young people to discover.

The Book Fairy has visited a number of spots delivering things to read after they were donated by Huddersfield Brownies. Each book has even had a little review written by a girl guide before being wrapped and decorated and labelled with the age range they would most suit.

Books donated and left around Huddersfield for children ahead of World Book Day
Books donated and left around Huddersfield for children ahead of World Book Day

Dewsbury MP backs children's mental health campaign

Paula Sherriff has met with Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen to back an NSPCC campaign calling for improved children’s mental health services.

The MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield and Kirkburton is supporting the Are You There? parliamentary campaign, which wants to see more funding for out of school counselling. At an event, Paula heard from several young people who have relied on Childline for support for their mental health issues.

The public can get behind the NSPCC’s children’s mental health campaign, Are You There? by signing a petition to encourage Government to increase funding to Childline before 2 March.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff supporting NSPCC's Are You There? campaign
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff supporting NSPCC's Are You There? campaign

The Grove pub up for sale

One of Huddersfield’s most popular pubs has been put up for sale with a price tag of more than £500,000.

The Grove at Springwood, near Huddersfield Leisure Centre, has been put on the market by owner Ian Hayes who has decided it is time to move on. Read more here.

Some of the decor in the Grove, Springwood
Some of the decor in the Grove, Springwood (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

National news

Here’s what’s happening in the rest of today’s headlines:

VICTIMS OF LEICESTER EXPLOSION NAMED BY POLICE

Police have named five victims of the explosion in Leicester on Sunday night as Mary Rajoobeer, 46, and her two sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17, Leah Beth Reek 18, who was Shane’s girlfriend, and Viktorija Ljevleva, 22. In a statement, Leicestershire Police said the Rajoobeers lived in a flat above a supermarket which was destroyed in the explosion. Ms Ljevleva is thought to have been working in the supermarket. The force said: “Human remains relating to five people have been recovered from the wreckage but given the devastation caused by the blast and subsequent fire, it may be some considerable time before the bodies can be formally identified. The relatives of all five missing people have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this desperate time.”

SYRIAN WOMEN BEING FORCED TO TRADE SEX FOR AID

Men delivering aid parcels in Syria from the UN and international charities are making exploiting women, an investigation has revealed. Aid workers have told the BBC that some of the men working to deliver food and first aid supplies are forcing female citizens to return sexual favours. The workers say some Syrian women are now refusing to go to aid distribution centres as a result. In a response, UN agencies and charities have claimed they have zero tolerance of exploitation and were not currently aware of any instances of sexual abuse.

ISLAMIC STATE SUPPORTER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS OVER YOUTUBE CAMPAIGN
An extremist behind a YouTube campaign glorifying Islamic State has been jailed for three years. Father-of-four Gary Staples, 50, drummed up support for terrorism in home-made clips posted to the video-sharing platform and Google Plus between May and September 2016. Eight videos were created by him, while one was made by the media arm of IS terror group Al Hayat, the Old Bailey had heard.

Emergency personnel continue to work at the scene in Leicester, where five people were killed in an explosion
Emergency personnel continue to work at the scene in Leicester, where five people were killed in an explosion (Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

Train disruptions

Minor disruptions to the Penistone Line train service today:

Huddersfield Town vow to fight against LGBT discrimination

Watch this video where players, fans and coaches talk about the abuse they’ve had at matches and vow to fight against homophobia.

Roadworks in Armitage Bridge

Slow traffic on Woodhead Road

Broken down lorry causing congestion

One lane is blocked due to a broken down lorry on the M62 westbound around the Rochdale area, which is causing slow traffic.

Stock pic: Wintry conditions M62 snow, sleet.

One step closer to housing in Brackenhall

Council plans to build affordable homes and care facilities are one step closer to reality.

Long awaited proposals for Kirklees Council backed affordable and social homes in Huddersfield have finally been submitted. Read more on this story here.

Site of proposed housing development off Ashbrow Road/Bradley Boulevard.
Site of proposed housing development off Ashbrow Road/Bradley Boulevard.

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning.

Examiner front page 27/02/18

Separate updates for the weather

We are running separate live updates on the ‘Beast from the East’ snowfall this morning.

Follow us here for the latest on the roads, travel disruptions and school closures, as well as your pictures.

Good morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Snow covered headstones at Christ Church Helme. Alpine conditions this morning on Slades Lane, Helme.
Snow covered headstones at Christ Church Helme. Alpine conditions this morning on Slades Lane, Helme.

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .