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Traffic - M62 eastbound
There are reports of queueing traffic and one lane blocked due to an accident on the M62 eastbound between Brighouse and Chain Bar.
Lane two is reportedly blocked, affecting traffic travelling from Huddersfield towards Leeds.
M62 eastbound problems
M62 eastbound traffic between Chain Bar and Gildersome is being affected by a land closure caused by an accident.
Lane three is closed, affecting traffic travelling from Scholes towards Leeds.
Traffic - queues on M62 west
Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between Ainley Top and Rishworth Moor.
Lanes two and three (of three) are closed, affecting traffic travelling from Huddersfield towards Manchester.
Traffic - M62 eastbound
One lane is closed on the entry slip road at Ainley Top, on the M62 eastbound, due to a broken down vehicle.
Lane one (of two) is blocked. Traffic is heavy but is coping well.
Armistice Day in Greenhead Park
A few photos from Armistice Day memorial in Greenhead Park today.
Spree of uninsured drivers caught
More success for the road police team in Huddersfield!
Uninsured driver caught red-handed
Police caught an uninsured driver in Hillhouses earlier today.
Renewed appeal for missing 20-year-old who disappeared nine months ago
Detectives are renewing an appeal for a vulnerable Calderdale man who went missing nine months ago.
Antony Hill, 20, was last seen at a bank in central Manchester in February. He was reported missing in March.
Antony is known to have contacts in the Upper Valley area of Calderdale, as well as in Lancashire and Manchester. He may also have contacts or associates within the LGBT community in these areas or further afield. He is described as white, 5”10” tall of very slim build with short dark hair.
Information can be passed to police via 101 quoting 13160126157. Information about Antony can also be passed to the free, confidential 24 hour missingpeople.org helpline on 116 000.
Doggy hall of fame for Denby Dale hotel
Bagden Hall Hotel near Denby Dale is celebrating its 50th four-legged visitor by installing a gallery of all their canine guests over the years.
A wall has been dedicated as a hall of fame for the hotel’s previous furry guests.
Manager Caroline Gleeson said: “Some of our guests would rather come on holiday with just their dog! Our dog-friendly rooms are designed to give both the paying guests a relaxing stay and also their prized pooch too!”
Heavy traffic at Cooper Bridge
A traffic note - Cooper Bridge is very busy right now with an influx of traffic. Queues on Wakefield Road are stretching all the way back onto the sliproad on the M62 westbound exit at junction 25. Buses between Huddersfield and Dewsbury are delayed by up to 40 minutes.
Warning over parking ticket scam
A bit of a warning to any motorists who frequent the Calderdale area: There have been concerns over fake and fraudulent parking fine emails being issued.
Fraudsters have been issuing the false parking penalty emails claiming to be from UK Parking Control Ltd. It’s a legitimate company, but the emails are fake and include links to malware, randomly generated reference numbers and a penalty of £90.
UKPC are warning motorists to ignore the emails as they would never contact anyone this way.
Uni's brass band tribute for Armistice Day
Here is the University’s tribute to our war heroes as we mark Armistice Day.
Breaking: Man jailed for 22 years for Kirkburton rape
A man has been jailed for 22 years after getting a woman drunk and raping her at a guesthouse in Kirkburton.
Kering Sambou, 39, from Blackpool, raped the woman at the Spring Grove Tavern on Penistone Road. A court heard she had been too drunk to realise what had happened until she woke the next day and found her clothes torn and her underwear removed. He was jailed for 22 years plus three years on licence today at Preston Crown Court after being found guilty of two rapes - the other while he was on bail for this one - by a jury last month.
Teenage girl robbed by man in clown mask
Thought you’d seen the back of the creepy clown craze? A 13-year-old girl was assaulted and robbed of a bag by a man wearing a clown mask in Dewsbury last night.
The teenager was getting off a bus at Duncan Stalls, Princess Street, at 5.10pm when she was approached by the suspect.
Det Insp Mark Walker of Kirklees CID said: “As she has got off the bus a man wearing all black clothing and a white clown mask has kicked her on the ankle and made off with her bag and property.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact DC856 Nicole Senior on 101 and quoting crime reference number 13160584834.
Robbery at Shepley Co-op
Two men threatened staff at Shepley Co-op with a crowbar in a robbery last night, police have told us.
Det Insp Mark Walker of Kirklees CID said the robbery occurred on Station Road between 8.45pm and 8.50pm.He said: “Two male suspects have entered the property carrying a crowbar and have threatened two male and female members of staff who were working together.“They made off with a quantity of cash.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious should come forward and call 101 quoting crime reference number: 13160587359.
Please join us in observing a two minute’s silence to remember those who have lost their lives in wars worldwide.
CCTV appeal to identify would-be burglar
Dewsbury police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to following an attempted burglary.
Residents on St John Street in West Town were left terrified after the suspect tried to break into their home by smashing a window, before running off after being disturbed by the occupants.
Police Constable Jane Baragwanath said: “Whilst the suspect didn’t actually enter the property, this has been a frightening experience for the occupants.” Information should be passed to PC 3847 Baragwanath via 101, quoting 13160548284.
Local high street up for best in UK
Hebden Bridge’s Market Street is in the line up to be named Britain’s best high street.
It’s pitched against streets in Chipping Norton and Thame in Oxfordshire for the £50,000 prize in the Market Town category of the Great British High Street Awards.
We’ll find out next week whether it has claimed the prize.
Remember to care for our elderly
Some thoughtful words from the fire service, this morning.
NHS providing therapy for terror attack survivors
Six children are among 150 people in the UK receiving therapy on the NHS after surviving terror attacks, it has been announced today.
Attacks including those in Paris, Brussels and Tunisia over the past two years have left many dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and other conditions.
A Department of Health spokesman said: “British citizens caught up in events like these should always have access to the best physical and mental health support.”
This Sunday marks a year since the attacks at the Bataclan in Paris that killed 137 people.
New signing for Giants
The Giants have signed Bradford Bulls player Paul Clough on a two year deal.
The 29-year-old has previously played for St Helen’s and has won two challenge cups. He said the deal wax a “good opportunity” o play again in the Super League.
Listed status for Mirfield War Memorial?
Mirfield Town Councillor James Taylor has claimed the town’s war memorial is to be granted grade-II listed status.
He tweeted this morning, on Remembrance Day, announcing he had received an email from Historic England with the good news. The organisation are trying to give more memorials listed status.
Busy heading out of Brighouse
Slow on the M62 eastbound around Chain Bar.
Good morning, and happy Friday. Everything looks in order on the roads this morning. Let’s see how long it lasts...
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