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Man hurt in Emley collision

Police said the 43-year-old male driver of a silver Vauxhall Vivaro needed hospital treatment following a three vehicle collision at 3.34pm today in Emley.

The accident happened at the junction of Common Lane and Windmill Hill Lane.

The other cars involved were a red Seat Ibiza and a blue Mazda CX5.

The road was blocked by the crash. The man was taken to hospital with minor leg and back injuries.

The road was reopened at 5.50pm.

Emley accident

Apologies for posting this a little late - I have only just spotted it. We are asking West Yorkshire Police for details.

MP responds to Supreme Court ruling on Brexit

Tracy Brabin, who was elected MP for Batley and Spen following the murder of Jo Cox, has responded to the Supreme Court’s decision that submission of Article 50 requires consent from Parliament.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin
Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

The Labour MP said: “When deciding how to vote on the submission of Article 50 it’s especially hard for us in Batley and Spen as we know Jo campaigned relentlessly for Remain.

“I too voted remain. But democracy has spoken. The people went to the polls and made their decision to leave the EU. As a politician who asks people to vote for me, I don’t believe it’s my right to block the sovereign will of the people, locally or nationally.

“We must now move past the titles of ‘remainers’ or ‘leavers’ because at the end of the day, everyone who cast their vote last June did so with the vision of making our country better.

Jo Cox
Jo Cox

“Either in the European Union or out, there are too many who feel their living standards haven’t improved in the way they’d expect in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. For some pay hasn’t kept up with rising costs, not just in the past few years, but in the past few decades.

“Which is why I’ll be working for the 100% in my constituency, putting pressure on the Government to deliver well paid jobs through a proper industrial strategy and calling on them to confirm workers’ rights will not be watered down through the negotiations.”


Sir Pat Stew wades into Piers Morgan debate

Huddersfield’s Patrick Stewart will need his wellies after wading into a public debate that’s causing a lot of controversy today.

The Mirfield-born actor has backed Ewan McGregor, who revealed at the 11th hour this morning that he would not be appearing on Good Morning Britain as scheduled.

McGregor claims he backed out of the show to promote his latest film T2 Trainspotting after realising it was presented by Piers Morgan, who criticised women on the weekend’s Womens March. McGregor attended the march himself, along with a host of other celebrities.

Patrick Stewart came out in support of McGregor’s decision, writing on Twitter: “Bravo Ewan. Standing right there with you.” Mr Stewart is also a self-proclaimed feminist and is involved with domestic violence charities.

Dewsbury A&E letter: Paula Sherriff responds

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has hit back at a letter to her and Tracy Brabin reinforcing the A&E won’t be closing.

In a statement issued this afternoon, she said: “To be absolutely clear, I have never said that Dewsbury A&E is closing. I am keenly conscious of the need to accurately inform the public about changes to services and so I stand by my message to local people; they need to know that vital services will be lost following the department reconfiguration.

“My concern is that we’re set to lose 30-40% of capacity at Dewsbury A&E and the most seriously ill patients will be transferred to the already overburdened Pinderfields Hospital as services are centralised there.

“As a local MP I regularly meet with bosses at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss these and other issues affecting Dewsbury Hospital. So whilst I welcome this further opportunity to highlight this issue, it’s a little odd to be told again of the reconfiguration plans in this way.”

Paula Sherriff MP
Paula Sherriff MP

WATCH: Tribute to Gorden Kaye

The star passed away yesterday aged 75. What are people’s fondest memories of the Moldgreen actor?

Do you recognise this woman?

Do you recognise this woman? Police this afternoon have released her image while investigating a theft from a shop.

The offence is alleged to have occurred on Wednesday, January 11.

Police release efit of attempted robbery suspect

Police investigating an attempted robbery on a Calderdale newsagent have released an efit of the suspect.

The incident happened at a newsagent on Moor End Road, Halifax, on January 12 at 5.30pm. He made demands for cash before fleeing the scene, without taking anything.

The suspect is described as a white British male, around 5”9” tall, between 30-35 years old. He is described as being of skinny build, with a thin face and large pointed nose. He was wearing dark clothing.

PC James Gibbs of the Halifax Neighbourhood Policing Team said; “I would urge anyone who recognises the person in the efit to come forward. Equally, if anyone was in the area around the time of the incident, and has any information that may assist the investigation I would ask them to speak to police.” Anyone who recognises the man is urged to call 101.

Police efit of Halifax attempted robbery suspect
Police efit of Halifax attempted robbery suspect (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Huddersfield escapes fresh round of HSBC local branch closures

HSBC has confirmed it will be closing more than 60 branches in the UK - but Huddersfield has made it unscathed.

The bank is making cutbacks on local branches and has released a fresh list of 62 banks to be closed.

None of those listed are in Huddersfield, however it was announced last year that the Holmfirth branch on Victoria Street is set to close.

International Business Award sponsor HSBC
International Business Award sponsor HSBC

Trust pen letter to MPs over A&E closure rumours

The Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust has written an open letter to MPs Tracy Brabin and Paula Sherriff reinforcing that Dewsbury’s A&E will not close.

The letter asks the Batley & Spen and Dewsbury MPs to clarify with their constituents that the hospital’s A&E department will remain open 24/7, but instead will be reducing staff numbers.

Signed by the Trust’s Chair Jules Preston MBE and Dr David Kelly, North Kirklees CCG, the letter states: “It is true Dewsbury Hospital is changing. These changes cannot easily be described in a single sentence but it is definitely not true to say Dewsbury A&E is closing. I hope you will help us to dispel any rumours suggesting it is.”

You can see the full letter here.

Dewsbury & District Hospital
Dewsbury & District Hospital

Brexit ruling: McCartney will vote to trigger Article 50

MP Jason McCartney has confirmed he will vote to trigger Article 50 when Parliament is consulted, following today’s ruling from the Supreme Court.

The Colne Valley MP voted to leave the EU in June’s referendum.

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NSPCC statement on salt and ice challenge

The NSPCC has issued a statement following concerns over the rising popularity of the salt and ice challenge among school children.

The Examiner reported yesterday that West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable issued a warning to parents about the challenge, which involves putting salt and ice on the skin causing burns similar to frostbite.

NSPCC’s North of England campaign manager Helen Westerman said this morning: “It’s important for schools keep a close eye on all emerging trends and we welcome today’s warning to head teachers.”

“The rise of social media has contributed to increasing peer pressure amongst children and this ‘craze’ is another clear example of the risks.

“The NSPCC publishes advice and guidance for parents on discussing online safety with their children, as well as Net Aware – the UK’s only parental guide to social media and gaming apps.”

NSPCC logo
NSPCC logo

Huddersfield to star on tonight's Our Dancing Town

Huddersfield will be painting the town - and TV screens across the nation - red tonight, as it stars in BBC’s Our Dancing Town.

Towns folk will be getting their dancing shoes on as the prime time show focuses on getting people moving following the news the Huddersfield Carnival won’t be going ahead. Find out more here.

Make sure to watch at 7pm on BBC2!

Programme Name: Our Dancing Town - TX: n/a - Episode: The Dancing Town - ep 3 - Huddersfield (No. 3) - Picture Shows: Members of Pure Elegance get ready - (C) Twenty Twenty Productions LTD - Photographer: Mark Johnson
Programme Name: Our Dancing Town - TX: n/a - Episode: The Dancing Town - ep 3 - Huddersfield (No. 3) - Picture Shows: Members of Pure Elegance get ready - (C) Twenty Twenty Productions LTD - Photographer: Mark Johnson

Brexit: Government loses Supreme Court battle

Breaking just now - the Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament must have a vote before Article 50 is triggered to start the process of leaving the EU. The Government has lost its appeal.

The European flag
The European flag

Lindley bus stop temporarily removed

Oscar nomination for Huddersfield's A Monster Calls?

Oscar nominations are out today, folks. But could Huddersfield get a nod?

Let’s see - the biggest likelihood is in the form of A Monster Calls, a moving tale of a young boy which was filmed on the streets of Marsden and Slaithwaite, as well as scenes being set at Colne Valley High School.

The film stars Sigourney Weaver, formerly-Oscar nominated Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson.

Lorry "causing obstruction" on M62

ONe to watch out for if you’re heading this way:

Fire in Rawthorpe

Fire services were called to a home in Rawthorpe overnight after a pile of rubbish was set alight on Brown Royd Avenue.

The pile, consisting of a mattress and furniture, was set ablaze at around 1am. Luckily, the fire didn’t spread to the property so no real damage was done and no-one was injured.

Two crews from Huddersfield Fire Station attended the scene.

Brown Royd Avenue, Rawthorpe
Brown Royd Avenue, Rawthorpe

Heavy traffic on the M62

Traffic is heavy going in both directions at Chain Bar, as well as at Ainley Top on the eastbound carriage.

Stock pic: M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area.
Stock pic: M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area. (Image: Stock picture)

Arrest made after body found

Some news that broke last night but in case you haven’t heard it - police arrested a man after a body was found at a house in Calderdale.

The body, believed to be that of a man in his 60s, was found at a home on Holly View in Triangle, near Sowerby Bridge on Sunday night after fears were raised for the occupant’s safety. Police say a post-mortem has been carried out and the death is currently being treated as suspicious and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information and urge them to call 101 quoting 1394 of January 22.

We will bring you any updates on this story as and when we get them.

Police
Police

Local traffic

Morning, all. Lots of traffic on local roads this morning. Here goes...

  • Halifax Road is busy in Hipperholme in both directions
  • Halifax Road in Huddersfield is busy heading up to Ainley Top
  • HUddersfield Road at Salterhebble, Halifax, has heavy traffic northbound at the junction for Wakefield Road and Stainland Road
  • Wakefield Road is busy heading out of Brighouse/’from the M62 towards Cooper Bridge
Traffic around Cooper Bridge
Traffic around Cooper Bridge

Welcome to Tuesday's live blog

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 West Yorkshire.

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

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You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notification 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 Facebook here .