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Grisly 'story' dismissed as hoax
Bizarre internet post about Huddersfield ‘murder’
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Huddersfield Town season card sales tally revealed
The 15,000 barrier has been broken
Read more here
A reminder if your are in the Gomersal area
A651 Oxford Road in both directions closed due to burst water main at A643 Church Lane.
A major water main burst on the 25th July, damaging the carriageway. It is affecting all approaches to the junction. Bus services have been altered, including the 220, 222, 223, 224 and 255. Expected to reopen August 8th.
Prep work for Food and Drink Festival (starts Thursday!)
Problems on the M62 towards Manchester
Reports of queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale, congestion on M60 to J11 A57 (Barton).
Was previously reported as between J18 -19. Affecting traffic leaving Manchester towards Leeds.
More updates on everybody’s favourite motorway: One lane closed due to a broken down lorry on the M62 westbound carriage between J26 M606 and Brighouse.
The traffic’s coping well but busy and slow. Take it easy.
Warning over abandoned hospital
Police have issued a warning after more break ins at the derelict hospital at Storthes Hall.
Posting on the Kirklees Rural Facebook page, the team said: “There is absolutely nothing inside of any value, and the inside structure is dangerous and unstable.
“The building is due to be redeveloped within the next couple of years as part of a large scale building development and is currently boarded up and fenced off.
“Please keep away.....not only is the old building dangerous, it’s proper creepy as well!”
Whoever these people are, they’re braver than me!
Another update on the fire at Lower Fitzwilliam Street earlier. The blaze started after a burning mattress and rubbish were left outside the back of the terraced houses and set three cars alight in the dealership backing onto the properties.
The cars damaged included a Mitsubishi Warrior, Alfa Romeo and a Nissan note.
Fire crews are currently investigating whether the blaze was deliberate or an accident.
Hogg in the limelight
HTAFC midfielder Jonathan Hogg has signed a deal to stay in the club until 2019.
Hogg, 27 has appeared 88 times with the Terriers since joining from Watford in 2013.
Wagner has written in a 12-month club option, meaning Hogg could be in blue and white until 2020.
Calling all local entrepreneurs:
Heavy traffic on the M62 right now. Busy but moving on the westbound carriage approaching the Ainley Top junction. Take care.
Another national story here but this one is affects us right here in West Yorkshire.
Our region is one of the top areas across the UK where home ownership has seen a dramatic decline since 2000.
Manchester has also been hugely affected, and both have seen a double-figure drop in the percentage of people owning their home.
- The average price of a semi-detached property in Huddersfield is currently £148,416
- Detached homes here sell at an average of £268,533
- The overall average house price here is £154,946
New housing for beauty spot
A sad week for Edgerton residents, as a plan for 41 new homes being built on a beauty spot has been given the go-ahead.
The 18 year battle from local residents to save the area off Halifax Road has failed after development bosses took the case to the High Court.
Another update on the fire in town: The principal for the car dealership backing onto the blaze says it has caused up to £30,000 worth of damage.
Matthew Palmer owns the Pentagon Dealership which backs onto the back of Lower Fitzwilliam St.
He has estimated £25-30,000 of damage has been caused after the fire spread to several cars from the rear of the building.
He said: “I saw the smoke from the office. As soon as I saw it I shot down there.
“By the time I got to the cars they were well alight.”
Huddersfield goes to Rio
Good luck to all athletes flying the Huddersfield flag in Rio! Let’s hope Yorkshire can score even higher on the medals table this year...
Pictures from the scene
Here are some more images from the scene. Crews attended from Huddersfield Fire Station. Luckily no-one has been injured.
Our photographer has shot some video from the scene:
First pictures of the fire
These pictures have been sent us by Konrad Lopata on Twitter who saw the fire near the Great Northern Retail Park.
Two neighbouring houses have been damaged by the fire. One is extensively damaged and the fire has also spread to three cars in a neighbouring compound belonging to the Nissan Dealership.
It’s thought a sofa on fire was pulled out into the street from a house and propped against a fence which spread to nearby cars. Confirmed updates as we get them.
Fire on Lower Fitzwilliam Street
We’re receiving reports of a fire on Lower Fitzwilliam Street. Stay with us as our reporter Robert heads down to find out more.
Free food? Thought that would get your attention...!
Gluten-free range Genius are touring the country getting the public to sample their delights, and they’ll be in Huddersfield later this week.
The company will be at Shorehead Sainsburys on Thursday and Friday handing out sandwiches, bagels, crumpets and pancakes.
My stomach is rumbling already.
Following a stabbing incident in Milnsbridge on Saturday, a 21-year-old man has been arrested and bailed, pending further police enquiries.
National breaking news
Some breaking news nationally: NHS England will be able to fund HIV-preventing drugs following a High Court order made this morning.
Campaigners have called the pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) drug, which would normally cost a patient £400 a month, a “game changer”.
The drug works by disabling the virus to stop it working.
Mobile joke shop
Who says fake dog poo and whoopee cushions are going out of fashion?
Ben Simpson reckons he owns the world’s first mobile joke shop, and you can visit it in Holmfirth.
A Brighouse drug dealer has swerved a jail sentence after officers found a ketamine stash in his home.
Scott Jones, 28, was handed a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Bradford Crown Court after drugs were found at his Albion Street home.
The dealer was being arrested at his home address for another offence when officers from British Transport Police found the horse tranquiliser drugs.
Cocaine and cannabis was also among the stash, which had a street value of £300.
Jones was arrested and charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs and two counts of possession of Class B drugs and one count of Class A.
Jones appeared before the court on Thursday, July 28, where he was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months and 100 hours community service.
He was also ordered to wear an electronic tag for a 3 month period between the hours of 9pm and 6am and a forfeiture order of £350.
Inspector Mick Dawes from BTP said: “Jones had been selling to his friends and following our discovery at his home address, he pleaded guilty to the supply and possession of drugs.”
A heads up if you’re travelling on the M62 today: disruption between junctions 38 and 36 is expected throughout the day until 3.30pm. This is due to ongoing road works resulting in one lane being closed.
Also later this evening: Two lanes will be closed westbound due to roadworks between junctions 28 and 27. The closures will be from 8pm to 6am tomorrow morning.
So the weather today looks, er, grey...
A couple of extra travel updates for you regarding buses: