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'Horrendously dangerous' drink driver charged

The driver of a ‘hazardous chemicals’ HGV has been charged today with drink driving on the M62.

Police said the driver was more than twice the drink-drive limit when arrested.

A police spokesman said the alleged actions of the driver were “horrendously dangerous”.

NHS Kirklees: £208m 'savings needed'

Kirklees’ cash-strapped NHS will be expected to save £208m under a controversial Government overhaul of the health service.

The borough, which includes Huddersfield and North Kirklees, will be expected to make these savings by 2021 under the Department of Health’s

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) programme.

The figure was published in a draft of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The tweet above is the response from council leader, Labour’s David Sheard.

Travel: Ainley Top

There is very slow traffic on A629 Halifax Road Eastbound at A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout). In the roadworks area.

Regional: IPCC probe into road death

West Yorkshire Police have released the following statement following the death of a man in Shelf.

At around 8.40pm on Wednesday evening a red Seat Ibiza made off from a patrolling police vehicle on Halifax Road in Shelf.

The vehicle collided with a house near to the junction of Cooper Lane.

A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the circumstances an immediate referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

M62 traffic update

Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).

Check out Youtuber Korean Billy's Yorkshire dialect lesson!

It’s notoriously difficult for anyone outside of Yorkshire to decipher our tricky dialect - but the world has been given a lesson in speaking Tyke from a Youtube star!

Korean Billy released this video on his Facebook page yesterday and already 400,000 people have had a brief lesson in how to speak Yorkshire. What do you make of his guide?

There's been another accident on the M62...

There’s been another crash on the M62, this time between junctions 24 and 25 eastboud.

One lane has been closed - traffic is expected clear by 3.15pm.

Good news for train commuters!

Intercity rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE), part of First Group, has introduced four new direct trains between Newcastle and Manchester Airport on weekdays and five at weekends – calling at York, Leeds Huddersfield and Manchester on the way.

The company, which already runs some direct trains between Newcastle and Manchester is increasing the number of direct trains by 48 to bring the total number of services to 74 a week.

We want your Christmassy pictures!

Our Santa Paws, Baby’s 1st Christmas and Kids Meeting Santa galleries are waiting for your festive snaps!

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It's International Tea Day...

All hail the good old cuppa!

Today is International Tea Day - how do you take yours?

Rich tea biscuit being dunked into cup of tea
Rich tea biscuit being dunked into cup of tea

Traffic update - M62 clearing after sheep cleared

Traffic easing on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

There were previously sheep on the carriageway and a rolling road block was put in place to allow the farmer to herd them off the carriageway.

All sheep removed safely

The sheep are gone - delays remain

According to our traffic partners Inrix, the sheep have been shepherded off the motorway.

But delays remain on on the M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Here's a look at the traffic:

Google traffic shows the delays caused by the sheep - you might be stuck for a while

Delays near Rochdale caused by sheep on M62
Delays near Rochdale caused by sheep on M62

Scenes

Very droll!

Delays both ways on M62 due to sheep

Sheep causing chaos on M62

Queueing traffic due to sheep on road and rolling road block on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
A rolling road block has been put in place to allow the farmer to herd his sheep off the carriageway.

Can we guess how old you are?

We’ve put together a quiz to see if we can guess your age - give it a try!

Try the quiz here

Can we guess your age?
Can we guess your age?

You’re either going to be very happy with us or FUMING afterwards. Soz.

Badum-tisch!

Report of sheep on M62

Police are on their way

Local plan: Have you had your say?

Have you had your say on Kirklees Council’s Local Plan?

The council’s draft development masterplan – the Local Plan – is currently in consultation before it is handed over to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Local Plan identifies hundreds of sites for homes and business until 2031, and is intended to more closely restrict which land can be built on than currently.

Threat to Clayton West Cricket Club. Horses that graze nearby could be moved on to the cricket pitch if the Local Plan goes ahead.
Threat to Clayton West Cricket Club. Horses that graze nearby could be moved on to the cricket pitch if the Local Plan goes ahead.

Kirklees Conservatives say residents need more time to respond - the deadline is Monday.

Find out more here

Looks like the mild weather's set to continue

Met Office forecast for Huddersfield
Met Office forecast for Huddersfield

Traffic easing on M62 eastbound

M62 traffic update, 15/12/16 08:39
M62 traffic update, 15/12/16 08:39

Enjoy the break Sharon!

M62 traffic delays around Chain Bar

Here’s the latest Google Traffic map:

M62 traffic map, 15/12/16 08:32
M62 traffic map, 15/12/16 08:32

One lane closed on M62 eastbound

Here’s the latest from our traffic partners INRIX:

One lane closed and very slow traffic due to accident on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Here's the traffic at the moment:

Accident on M62 eastbound, 15/12/16 08:20
Accident on M62 eastbound, 15/12/16 08:20 (Image: Highways England)

Accident on M62 eastbound

Update from Highways England:

  • There’s been an accident on the M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26
  • It’s been reported as a road traffic collision
  • Time To Clear The event is expected to clear between 10:00 and 10:15 on 15 December 2016
  • Return To Normal Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:00 and 10:15 on 15 December 2016

Huge mill fire in Oldham

Picture from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service showing firefighters at the scene of a large blaze at a paper mill in Oldham, Manchester
Picture from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service showing firefighters at the scene of a large blaze at a paper mill in Oldham, Manchester (Image: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service/PA Wire)

Update from our colleagues at the Manchester Evening News:

Firefighters are currently tackling a huge blaze at a mill in Oldham.

The crews were called to the paper mill, on Cardwell Street , at about 6am on Thursday morning.

The mill is the former headquarters of kitchen boss Vance Miller.

Around 100 people living in nearby properties have been evacuated for safety while other residents are being asked to keep windows and doors shut.

The fire service have declared the blaze a ‘major incident’ and there are currently 70 firefighters at the scene.

At the moment it is too dangerous for crews to enter the building and the team are tackling the fire from the outside of the property.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire Service said it is not thought any people were in the mill at the time.

Cardwell Street has been closed in both directions between Groby Street and Urmston Street.

Witness Stephen Rogerson, 24, said: “I could see thick black smoke and orange flames.“There was two or three loud bangs.”Video clips shared on social media show orange flames surrounding the mill and thick clouds of smoke.”