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Traffic: M62 lanes reopen

All lanes have now reopened following the four-vehicle crash on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top.

Damaged vehicles have been recovered, apart from one still on the hard shoulder.

Police said no-one was hurt in the crash at around 3.30pm.

Traffic: M62 latest

It looks like the congestion on the M62 westbound is right back to the M606 turnoff near Bradford.

The photo below is from the M62 westbound near the M606.

Four vehicles were involved in a crash between Brighouse and Ainley Top at around 3.30pm.

Traffic: Long delays on M62 westbound

There are long delays approaching the scene of a four vehicle crash on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top.

The collision happened at around 3.30pm. No-one has been injured, according to police.

Traffic: Congestion after four-vehicle crash on M62

Up to four vehicles have been involved in a crash on the westbound M62 near Ainley Top, Huddersfield.

M62 congestion westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top
M62 congestion westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top

Lane four has been blocked by the crash and there is traffic congestion.

Police and ambulance are at the scene.

A police spokesman said vehicles had been damaged but it is believed that no-one has been injured.

The collision happened at around 3.30pm

Crash on the M62

There has been a collision involving several vehicles on the M62 westbound between Brighouse and Ainley Top, Huddersfield.

More info as we get it.

Residents still facing acrid smell from previous fires

Residents in the area are still complaining the stench from the fire is hanging in the air.

Staff at The Star Inn at Folly Hall wrote on Monday that they had “every door and window shut” and that the smell was “unbearable”.

Facebook user Sarah Humphries wrote: “I give it 5-10 years and we will see an increase in cancer in residents of that area.”

Contractors help fire fighters to put out the Hunters Group tip fire, Lockwood.
Contractors help fire fighters to put out the Hunters Group tip fire, Lockwood. (Image: Simon Morley)

WATCH: Firefighters begin tackling the flames

Fire fighters are now on site - watch them battle the blaze below.

WATCH: Video from the scene in Lockwood

This blaze first started back in August. August.

You have to feel for the residents. Here is some footage from the scene - fire crews are currently arriving at the scene.

Pictured: Blaze reignites

First picture from the scene:

Former Hunter Group tip site ablaze again
Former Hunter Group tip site ablaze again

Hunter Group fire flares up again

We’ve just been informed that the Hunter Group tip in Lockwood is up in flames again.

Fire service are on their way as we speak.

The clean-up operation at the tip in Lockwood
The clean-up operation at the tip in Lockwood (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Car which hit elderly man drove off from scene

Police have issued an appeal after an elderly gentleman was hit by a car in the centre of Dewsbury this morning - which drove off.

The 70-year-old man was injured after colliding with the black Audi on Long Causeway. The man has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.

The car is believed to be an Audi A3.

Anyone who saw the collision or has any information about the car involved is asked to contact PC 5894 Felicity Davis at SRANS West on 101 quoting log 556 of 25th January.

Police car, police tape, Badge, RTA, Traffic, incident, accident, emergency services
Police car, police tape, Badge, RTA, Traffic, incident, accident, emergency services

Fibre optic broadband comes to Holmfirth homes

You could say these residents have persevered with slow internet all these years, but that pretty much speaks for itself...

One lane closed on M62 westbound

One lane is currently closed on the M62 westbound between junctions 21 and 22 at Rishworth Moor following an accident earlier.

This has caused a few tailbacks - be wary if you’re heading this way.

Plea for Emley drivers to slow down

Jeremy Clarkson wannabes, take note:

Tracy Brabin says community "still raw" after Jo Cox murder

Tracy Brabin has been speaking to The Spectator on her first three months as Batley & Spen’s MP after taking over from Jo Cox.

Mrs Brabin has said the community is “still raw” from the attack on Mrs Cox last June.

Speaking to journalist Julia Rampen, she said: “I went to a Remembrance Sunday service and one of the policemen started talking to me. He was there when Jo was murdered, he was on duty and he was in floods of tears.”

Tracy Brabin
Tracy Brabin (Image: Twitter)

Ashley Jackson paintings feature on underground station murals

Holmfirth artist Ashley Jackson has been busy painting....murals at Wakefield Westgate Station!

The Station’s underpass has been covered in murals of Ashley’s popular watercolours of Yorkshire landscapes.

Two of the locations featured include Langsett Moor and Wolfstones, above Upperthong.

Ashley said: “I have always said that Yorkshire is my mistress, painting the landscape as if they were her contours on the most inhospitable days, through these paintings I hope that others will to share my passion and consider Kirkgate station, Wakefield as a ‘Gateway to the Pennines’.”

Ashley Jackson with murals of his paintings at the underpass at Wakefield Westgate Station
Ashley Jackson with murals of his paintings at the underpass at Wakefield Westgate Station

Scandanavian birds settle - in Tesco car park!

Here are a couple of stunning pictures taken by local photographer and bird watcher Trevor Doherty.

These delightful little creatures are waxwings - and they’ve flown all the way from Scandanavia to Huddersfield for the winter. These pictures show them gathered in a tree and grazing on berries near the Tesco on the town centre ring road.

There a few flocks each year, known as an irruption. Plus, they make a lovely change to pigeons pinching your pasties in St George’s Square.

Waxwings nesting in Huddersfield town centre, photographed by Trevor Doherty
Waxwings in Huddersfield town centre, photographed by Trevor Doherty (Image: Trevor Doherty)
Waxwings nesting in Huddersfield town centre, photographed by Trevor Doherty
Waxwings in Huddersfield town centre, photographed by Trevor Doherty (Image: Trevor Doherty)

CCTV of men wanted in connection with Zetland Street disturbance

Police have today released CCTV images of three men following a disturbance on Zetland Street.

The incident occurred in October, but have now issued the images in the hope of jogging someone’s memory.

One man has since been arrested. Anyone who recognises the men or who has any information is asked to contact PC Mark Haywood 0169 on 101 quoting crime reference 13160505147.

The incident happened on Saturday, October 22, between 7.55pm and 8.05pm.

CCTV of three men wanted in connection with Zetland Street disturbance
CCTV of three men wanted in connection with Zetland Street disturbance (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Majority of female MPs have suffered abuse from public

More than two thirds of female MPs have considered quitting out of fears for their safety, it’s been revealed.

A survey conducted by BBC Radio 5 asked a third of the UK’s 125 female reprasentatives and found an overwhelming majority have received some form of verbal abuse. A third have considered quitting as a result.

The findings are especially concerning in the wake of the murder of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox.

And in 2015, Daniel Labacik was convicted of sending violent rape threats on Twitter to Paula Sherriff.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff MP visits Birstall
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff MP visits Birstall

Paula Sherriff will vote to trigger Article 50

We’ve had confirmation that Paula Sherriff will vote to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the EU, when the vote goes ahead in Parliament.

The Dewsbury MP and Remain campaigner has said she believes “it would be wrong for MPs to go against the wishes of the majority”.

Here is her statement in full: “Even though I voted to remain in the EU, I accept and respect the result of the referendum. I absolutely believe in democracy and it would be wrong for MPs to go against the wishes of the majority.

“I also believe that it is right to fight for the best possible Brexit deal. The Tory Government do not have a blank cheque to negotiate a deal that puts jobs, workers’ rights and our economy at risk.

“Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision is the right one. It is only right that MPs are given the opportunity to hold Ministers to account on the decisions they now make which will have profound consequences over decades to come.”

We now have confirmation that Paula Sherriff, Tracy Brabin and Jason McCartney will all vote to trigger Article 50. We’re waiting on confirmation from Barry Sheerman, although he did tweet this just earlier:

Penistone Road accident: Pedestrian taken to hospital

An update on the road accident in Shepley just now - Yorkshire Ambulance have informed us they were called out following a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian has been taken to hospital in Sheffield but no word yet if their injuries are considered serious.

A spokeswoman for the Ambulance Trust said: “The call came in at 8:02 as a collision between a pedestrian and a car. An ambulance, hazard response team and a doctor were dispatched, as well as an air ambulance.

“The pedestrian was taken to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.”

As we understand, the driver of the car was not badly injured as they did not require medical attendance.

The road has now re-opened.

Penistone Road, Shepley
Penistone Road, Shepley (Image: Google Street View)

One lane closed on M62 westbound

One lane has been closed on the M62 westbound due to a broken down vehicle at junction 29.

Congestion is trailing back to junction 30 for Lofthouse.

Penistone Road re-opened

Penistone Road has been re-opened. We’ve been informed that the Air Ambulance has attended the scene.

We’ll keep you updated once we hear any more.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Penistone Road closed in Shepley

Just been informed that Penistone Road in Shepley has been closed in both directions owing to an accident between Gate Foot Lane and Marsh Lane (between New Mill and the Sovereign garage).

This is causing heavy traffic. We are currently waiting on police to find out more about what’s happened.

Passenger in Emley crash "wasn't wearing seatbelt"

This lucky passenger got away with “just a headache” after crashing his car in Emley yesterday - without a seatbelt.

The Kirklees Rural police team posted pictures from the scene at Windmill Hill Lane, showing the part of the windscreen where his head hit the glass.

The team wrote on Facebook: “The passenger in this car wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. You can see where his head has smashed onto the windscreen.

“Don’t be daft - wear your seatbelt as you might not be as lucky as this chap and get away with just a headache.”

RTC in Emley
RTC in Emley (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)
RTC in Emley
RTC in Emley (Image: Kirklees Rural Police)

Mother of two killed in fire hands petition to Downing Street

A Penistone woman who lost her two sons in a house fire started by their father has visited Downing Street to hand in a petition calling for a review over parental access laws.

Paul and Jack Sykes, nine and 12, were killed while staying with father Darren for a weekend at his home in Penistone in 2014. Mr Sykes, 44, is thought to have deliberately caused the fire in which he also died. Their mother Claire Throssell, has now gathered 40,000 signatures, with the help of Women’s Aid, calling for the government and family courts to ensure perpetrators of domestic abuse are not granted access to the family’s children.

Claire Throssell, whose children were killed by her abusive ex-husband in 2014, hands in petition to Downing Street in London calling for an end to unsafe child contact with dangerous perpetrators of domestic violence.
Claire Throssell, whose children were killed by her abusive ex-husband in 2014, hands in petition to Downing Street in London calling for an end to unsafe child contact with dangerous perpetrators of domestic violence. (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Spotlight on Huddersfield as Our Dancing Town is a success

Huddersfield was star of the show last night if you caught BBC’s Our Dancing Town at 7pm.

Presenter and choreographer Steve Elias visited different corners of the town helping towns folk - including Mayor Jim Dodds - get their dancing shoes on. What was your favourite bit?

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

Tip strike is cancelled

A tip strike scheduled for this morning has been called off.

Tip workers at the five Kirklees waste sites were set to take industrial action from early this morning in a row over pay. We’ve been informed that the strike was called off late last night.

We’re currently waiting to hear more from the Unions.

Kirklees Vine Street Depot in Hillhouse, Huddersfield
Kirklees Vine Street Depot in Hillhouse, Huddersfield

Accident on the M1

If you’re travelling towards Huddersfield from the Sheffield direction this morning, watch out for possible delays.

Traffic has bee stop-start on the M1 northbound between junctions 36 and 38 this morning due to an earlier accident. All lanes have now been re-opened, but there there may still be congestion.

The M1
The M1