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Traffic: Beware M62 east
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M62: Chain Bar congestion
Problems on the M62 at junction 26 Chain Bar, Bradford.
Traffic: M62 slow
Traffic is currently slow on the M62 westbound between Gildersome and Chain Bar. One lane is closed.
There is also slow traffic westbound between Ainley Top and junction 23, Huddersfield, following an earlier accident. All lanes are open.
Elderly man killed in road collision
An 80-year-old man died after a collision in Shelf, police have announced.
Officers are appealing for anyone to come forward with information on the collision, which occurred on Giles Hill on Sunday when a purple Honda Jazz collided into a telegraph pole and into a wall. The driver was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but sadly later died.
Pc Paul Buckley said: “I would appeal to anyone who was travelling in the area, and may have seen the vehicle travelling, or seen the collision itself to come forward.” Anyone with information should contact the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team West via 101, quoting 860 of December 4.
Congestion on Manchester Road
Traffic is pretty busy on Manchester Road in Linthwaite this afternoon due to the ongoing roadworks. Expect congestion if you’re travelling this way over rush hour.
Regional: Tractor sliced in half while crossing rail line
This tractor driver flirted with death after making an illegal crossing on a rail line which led to his tractor being sliced in half by an oncoming train.
Andrew Doney has been given a heavy fine and 12 months’ community service today after the train hurtled into him at 65mph near Ripon. Incredibly, none of the 66 passengers or three staff aboard were injured.
Doney got away with whiplash and back injuries; his tractor suffered a much worse fate. Lesson learned, kids.
"Tea grows underground in Dewsbury..."
Yorkshire Tea had the perfect response when one man tweeted them asking if the tea was grown locally.
The company got smart, and replied their tea was sourced underground in Dewsbury. A joke that didn’t seem to sink in...
Young comedy star to appear on primetime TV tonight
A Hipperholme comedian who rose to stardom on Britain’s Got Talent will be appearing on Live At The Apollo tonight!
Jack Carroll, who went to Brighouse High School, came runner-up in the show and is set to appear tonight alongside Frankie Boyle and Holly Walsh. The 18-year-old draws on his own experiences of living with cerebral palsy for his material.
Surgery success for UK's oldest cancer patient
A 102-year-old great-grandmother from Littleborough is on the mend after undergoing life-saving cancer surgery.
Adelaide Kershaw, thought to be the UK’s oldest cancer patient, had a tumour the size of a tangerine removed from her forehead after being diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer. Her family said the former dinner lady is now keen to get back to her crocheting...
CCTV appeal after teenager injured in attack
Police today have released CCTV after a teenager was left with serious facial injuries in an attack in Halifax.
The 19-year-old man was attacked on Commercial Street at the junction with Silver Street on November 27 at 5am.
Detective Constable Jason Mohan of Calderdale CID said, “We would like to speak to the man on the left on the CCTV and would appeal to anyone who can help us identify him to come forward.” Anyone who may have any information should speak to DC Mohan at Calderdale CID via 101 quoting 13160713628.
Droopy boob job leaves mum with £50k bill
A Huddersfield mum has lost an appeal today after suing a plastic surgery company that left her with “droopy boobs”.
Claire Worrall, whose breasts had shrunk from a DD to a C-cup after breast feeding her four kids, wanted to “look good for her wedding”.
But after going under the knife following contact with Make Yourself Amazing, Mrs Worrall, 35,was left horrified by the results and took the company to court. Today she has been left with a crushing £50,000 bill after losing the claim at the court in London.
More to come on this breaking story.
Christmas shopping poll
Where will you be doing your Christmas shopping this season? We’ve put out a poll on Twitter and want your feedback!
Is Huddersfield losing customers to bigger cities for their shopping, or are locals staying loyal?
Temporary traffic lights warning
A couple of temporary traffic lights that have gone up this morning to let you know about.
There’s a set on Woodhead Road in Honely near Huddersfield Road, and another in Meltham on Wessenden Head Road near Tinker Lane. Both are for water mains works and will be up until December 9 and 7 respectively.
Watch out for these as they may slow things down and cause congestion during the busy hours later.
WATCH: Youngsters offer burglary protection advice for Christmas
Check out this cute clip as West Yorkshire Police team up with local youngsters to provide advice on protecting yourself against burglars this Christmas.
The Force is using notes stuck to people’s heads as a reminder of burglary prevention methods. The seven messages are to lock your doors (Santa can get down the chimney!), hide your presents from view, put present packaging in the bin (not next to it), leave your lights on while out late, hide valuables and never leave your key in the lock. And remember, burglar alarms won’t stop Santa!
Search continues for girl crying "Mummy"
Police are still searching today for a man who was seen carrying a little girl crying “Mummy” in Leeds on Sunday.
The girl, who was in a pink coat, was seen distressed and being carried by a man with spiked hair in his late 20s to early 30s heading onto The Calls at around 2.20pm.
Officers have stressed the incident could be totally innocent, but just want to check the child is okay. If you spotted them or know anything, please call Leeds CID via 101.
WATCH: Last Tango in Halifax Christmas special
Have you seen the trailer for this years’s Last Tango in Halifax Christmas special? Huddersfield gets a name drop, and something spooky looks to be in the air (and it’s not the dodgy ginnels).
Have a look for yourself and prepare to start getting excited for some great Christmas telly.
Elderly residents encouraged to donate Winter Fuel Payment
Do you know an elderly resident who would kindly donate their Winter Fuel Payments to someone less well off?
A Kirklees organisation, One Community, are looking for donations from the receivers of the allowance or the rest of the public as some elderly people are already having to choose between heating and eating.
Sir John Harman, Chairman of One Community, said: “Staying warm and healthy in our cold winters is something most of us take for granted. Passing on my own winter fuel allowance again this year, is a simple but incredibly effective way to help those who are at risk.”
Donations can be made online via BT my donate, or through the Foundation’s website. Cheques should be made payable to ‘One Community’, and sent to: Surviving Winter, One Community, 13 Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JS.
M1 eases following vehicle fire
All lanes are open again on the M1 northbound following a vehicle fire earlier this morning.
Highways England say recovery work is finished and traffic is now flowing.
Girls outperform boys in reading, study finds
A study has shown teenage girls are significantly outperforming boys in reading, it has been revealed this morning.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report found 15-year-old boys are 22 points behind girls on average. The gap narrows in the sciences, however, where girls and boys are equally likely to achieve top grades.
Both sexes were found to also be equally likely to expect work in a science-related occupation by the age of 30.
Delays on the M1 due to vehicle fire
Big traffic problems if you’re heading up the M1 this morning: Two lanes have been shut due to fire services attending a vehicle on fire.
This is around junction 40 for Wakefield so expect delays if you’re using the M1 to head towards Leeds.
Selfish parking blocks ambulance on callout
Here’s a spot of bad parking which will make you think twice about that hurried “I’ll only be gone for two minutes” mindset.
This van was spotted blocking the road on Back Lane in Holmfirth yesterday. As a result, an ambulance had to be diverted around in a call out to a man nearby, which ended up taking more than an hour.
The van has since moved and the man who was poorly is said to be okay, but the resident who took the picture wants motorists to be aware of larger and emergency vehicles when parking on smaller roads.
In a message to the driver, the resident said: “I hope your selfish parking was worth it for that shorter walk back to where ever you were going.”
Congestion at Chain Bar
Here is the M62 eastbound just after junction 26 this morning - if you’re travelling towards Leeds prepare to drop down a few gears.
Traffic on the M62
Arsonists set cars ablaze in Fartown
Police are investigating a spate of car fires in Fartown this morning. The fire service were called to Clara Street at 1.30am where three cars had been set alight.
The service said petrol had been poured on all three at the same time and subsequently set alight. No one was injured and, incredibly, the damage is repairable, although residents were said to be very distressed.
Police are currently investigating.
Also busy this morning is Halifax Road heading towards Ainley Top at Birchencliffe.
Ovenden Road in Halifax is also congested going north near the junction for Turney Street - this is due to ongoing roadworks.
Good morning. There is still a great deal of fog hanging this morning which may affect your journey, particularly over the tops and the M62.
And speaking of the M62, it’s busy eastbound this morning around Ainley Top and between Brighouse and Chain Bar.
Welcome to Tuesday's live blog
Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today. Between now and 6pm we’ll bring you the latest news from our town as well as regular traffic and travel updates. Our liveblogger Susie Beever will also take a look what’s happening with Huddersfield Town and the Giants. Plus we’ll keep our eye on social media and bring you anything we think is important or interesting so you’re always the first to know.
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