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Pensioner wants answers to whether former job gave him cancer
A former textile worker is questioning if his job has given him cancer.
Maintenance man Brian Newby, 84, described his shock at being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal disease that can be caused by exposure to asbestos.
Another lazy gardener dumps mower at beauty spot
Instead of taking their waste to the tip someone dumped a lawnmower and several large bags of cuttings at a Pennine beauty spot.
And it wasn’t a one-off.
Rush Hour Round-up
Slow traffic on the following roads:
- A62 Leeds Road towards Three Nuns roundabout
- A638 Wakefield Road through Heckmondwike
- A629 Huddersfield Road approaching Ainley Top roundabout
M62 looks pretty clear apart from the exit from the westbound carriageway at junction 25 (Brighouse).
Lena Headey gives her Flood rider the thumbs up
Lena, who grew up in Huddersfield, seems happy with her selection of fruit on a break from filming her latest film The Flood.
The British immigration drama reunites Lena and Iain Glen who previously starred together in the smash fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
Lena, who is also a producer on the film, plays an immigration officer who must decide whether a dangerous asylum seeker should be allowed into the UK.
Sir Patrick backs campaign to stop dog fighting
Ban looming for M1 driver who was 'late for wedding'?
As well being extremely dangerous to yourself and fellow road users there’s a fair likelihood that if you’re caught doing over the ton you’ll be banned.
Mmmm... Deep fried Creme Egg
You may have tried a deep fried Mars Bar – and now there’s another chip shop chocolate treat with an Easter theme.
Chip shops around the UK are deep frying Creme Eggs as a paschal alternative to the infamous fried Mars Bar.
Ouch! My arteries!
MP joins fire crews on water rescue exercise
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff joined fire and rescue services earlier this afternoon.
The Labour MP got to take part in a mock-up water rescue as part of a training exercise. Is this the Huddersfield equivalent of a dip in the sea on a sunny day? Rather her than me!
Woman and children escape house fire in Marsh
A mother and her teenage children have been left unharmed after a fire struck at a house in Marsh earlier.
The blaze broke out in an attic bedroom at St James’s Road, Marsh, at 12.14pm and is thought to have been caused by an unattended candle which was blown onto curtains by a gust of wind from an open window.
Farnley Estate up for sale
It’s been announced today that the Farnley Estate has gone up for sale.
The land in Farnley Tyas has been put on the market in an apparently “easy decision” by the owners.
Delays on M1 southbound
One lane is closed on the M1 southbound in South Yorkshire at the moment due to an accident.
Heavy traffic in the Dodworth/Barnsley area at the moment so expect possible delays if you’re heading south this afternoon.
Experts predict boom for coffee shop industry
Financial experts have predicted the coffee shop industry could boom by as much as 29% over the next five years, as two thirds of people in the country claim they have visited one in recent months.
Figures release today show the coffee shop market has enjoyed its biggest period of growth since 2008, and is currently worth £3.4 billion (which is roughly the same amount of caffeine I ingest myself on an early shift on the Examiner’s breaking news blog...)
What’s your favourite coffee shop in Huddersfield?
A reptile dysfunction
Geese being shot and lizards being mistaken for squirrels are among the crimes against animals reported to West Yorkshire Police over the past 48 hours.
The Force’s wildlife crime page says they have responded to two separate reports of attacks on geese over the past two days.
Officers were called to Huddersfield Narrow Canal following reports of geese being chased with nets on Sunday, although an area search failed to provide any leads.
There was also a report yesterday of geese being shot with a catapult in Sowerby Bridge. Investigations are ongoing.
But the most bizarre we’ve heard yet? This, from police:
“Officers attended an address in Batley following concerns about a lizard. Enquiries established that it had in fact been a squirrel.”
Bafta nominations for Happy Valley
Huddersfield writer Sally Wainwright has received several nods for the upcoming Baftas today.
Nominations have been announced for West Yorkshire-based dramas Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax.
Happy Valley has been nominated in the categories Best Drama and Leading Actress for Sarah Lancashire and Supporting Actress for Siobhan Finneran, the third category of which sees competition from Nicola Walker in Last Tango in Halifax.
Fingers crossed for everyone!
Pretty shot of Huddersfield landmark
Do you recognise where this Huddersfield landmark is? This lovely black and white shot was posted by the Instagram accound @everydayhud earlier.
Report reveals region's care home crisis
A report by the BBC published this morning has revealed the concerning rate of Yorkshire care workers leaving their jobs, as homes face a huge shortage in staff.
More than 90 workers leave their jobs in the care industry every day in Yorkshire, according to average figures. Of these, nearly two thirds make a complete career change leaving the industry entirely.
The crisis has been blamed on insufficient wages for demanding work, as well as the effects of Brexit on incoming EU workers (the industry has seen a 90% decrease on applicant nurses from the EU since the referendum). Care homes are now worried about staff shortages and the effects on standards of care.
Hoax 999 caller complains of toothache
The police can help you with all sorts of situations, but toothache is not one of them.
Please think before you dial 999!
Passengers warned to check train times ahead of Easter weekend
Planning to use the trains this Easter weekend? Passengers are being warned in advance over potential delays as Network Rail plan work on the line between Leeds and York over the Bank Holiday.
The upgrade is due to be carried out on a rail junction near Micklefield, just outside of Leeds, and will be affecting TransPennine Express serves between Huddersfield and York, Newcastle, Hull and the coast.
Kathryn O’Brien, from the train firm, said:
“There will be changes to our services between York and Manchester and to and from Hull while in the North West, customers travelling between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street are also encouraged to check before they travel.”
Yorkshire ignored as UK's top ten views revealed
A list has been published revealing the country’s best views - with Yorkshire being completely ignored!
The county has been eschewed from the poll of stunning vistas and scenery, which is topped by Snowdonia, the Three Sisters mountains in Scotland and Stonehenge in Wiltshire. So what are your favourite views in Huddersfield? Here are a few of ours...
Easter bell ringing cancelled after crack found in church bell
The traditional Easter Sunday ringing of The Easter Bell at Dewsbury Minster will not happen this year - because a crack has been found in the bell.
A recent inspection has revealed a weakness in the 150-year-bell, with repairs set to cost £5,000 assuming there is no further damage. The inspection revealed not one crack, but several forming a triangular section.
Tower Captain at the Minster Derek Johnstone said:
“We have been advised not to ring the bell until a welded repair is done, as further damage is likely and could result in complete destruction of the bell.”
Special screening for next week's Broadchurch
Have you been as gripped to this season of Broadchurch as we have? As we wait on a cliff edge for the last episode (ever!) next Monday, Vue cinema has announced they plan to screen it on the big screen.
Super fans will be able to watch Skelmanthorpe actress Jodie Whittaker and the rest of the cast at Vue’s Leeds branch in The Light next Monday. Until then, you’ll just have to keep speculating (my money’s on the taxi driver...)!
Delays on M62 eastbound
One lane closed and slow traffic on the M62 eastbound on the other side of the Pennines.
Traffic is heavy heading towards Huddersfield from Rochdale at junctions 18 and 19.
Delays on Calderdale Way
Traffic is very snarled up on the Elland Bypass this morning. One lane has been closed heading from Ainley Top towards Halifax and there are long queues.
Expect delays if you’re travelling into Halifax/Elland this morning.
WATCH: Pink Moon lights up West Yorkshire skies this morning
Did you spot the pink moon at sunrise this morning?
Okay, so it’s not actually pink, but the name given to it. We get one full moon at dawn a month and the Native Americans give each of them a name to keep track of the seasons.
Here is April’s offering as seen over West Yorkshire shortly after 6am this morning. This stunning footage was captured over Leeds.
Here are some stunning shots of the moon over Emley Moor Mast...
M1 northbound cleared
Delays have cleared and traffic is easing on the M1 northbound.
Accident causing delays on M1 southbound
Police are currently at the scene dealing with an accident on the M1 southbound just north of Leeds. If you’re heading to Huddersfield from the Garforth/Micklefield areas this morning expect long delays.
Rush hour round-up
Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...
- Queues on Halifax Road in Hipperholme
- Busy on Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
- Traffic busy but moving along Halifax Road through Birchencliffe/Edgerton heading into town
- Heavy traffic on Whitehall Road through Wyke heading from Brighouse to Bradford/the M62
- Slow along Burnley Road in Sowerby Bridge
- Slow on Ovenden Road, Halifax
- Heavy on Cow Green, Halifax
30 minute delays on the M1
Good morning. Let’s start with the motorway. Things looking busy on the M1 northbound with one lane closed and queues near junction 39 for Huddersfield due to a rolling road block in the road. We’re being advised that travel time is 30 minutes.
The M62 is mainly problem-free this morning - busy in the usual spots though heading eastbound at Chain Bar and Ainley Top.
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.
And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.
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 email@example.com or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on Facebook here .