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Slow on the M62 eastbound

One lane is closed and traffic is very slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on the M62 Eastbound between junction 26 (Chain Bar) and junction 27, A62 Gildersome.

West Yorkshire woman charged with terror-related offences

A 19 year old woman from Halifax has today been charged with six offences of disseminating terrorist publications.

She has been remanded in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The woman was arrested on April 20 this year.

The arrest, which took place near to the woman’s home address, was pre-planned and as a result of an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Appeal to trace missing 'vulnerable' teenagers

Police are appealing for information to trace two vulnerable teenagers, Michaela Reed and Conner Buckle from Leeds.

Michaela Reed
Michaela Reed (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Michaela (17) and Conner (17) were both last seen yesterday morning when leaving their home addresses in Bramley and Armley respectively to go to schoo.

They did not return to their homes and are believed to be together in the Leeds area.

Conner Buckle
Conner Buckle (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Michaela is described as 5ft tall, and slim with long brown hair in a ponytail.

She was wearing a black parka type coat, black leggings and black shoes

Conner is 5ft 3ins tall, stocky and has short brown hair. He was wearing grey Nike hooded sportswear and grey shoes.

Detective Inspector Marc Bowes, of Leeds District CID, said: “Both Michaela and Conner’s families are concerned for their welfare as are the police as they are vulnerable, and we would ask them both to get in touch.

“We do believe they are together and may well be somewhere in Leeds. “Anyone who has seen them or who has information should contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing log 1502 of April 26th.”

Batley Resource Centre renamed Jo Cox House

The Batley Resource Centre has been renamed today as a tribute to Jo Cox.

The Centre, in the town centre’s Market Place, is now called Jo Cox House after the Batley & Spen MP who was murdered last year as a tribute to her work to combat loneliness in the constituency. The ceremony was attended by Jo’s sister Kim and her parents, as well as members from the ‘More In Common’ community group.

Jo Cox
Jo Cox

Town decorated with colourful bikes ahead of Tour de Yorkshire

Preparations are well underway across town for the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday.

If you’re driving about on any of the roads on Sunday’s route, make sure to keep a look out for these colourfully-decorated bikes out on display!

Great to see so much pride in our communities.

WI bike decorated with felt flowers on display in Holmfirth for arrival of Tour de Yorkshire
WI bike decorated with felt flowers on display in Holmfirth for arrival of Tour de Yorkshire
Bike and bunting decorations in Holmfirth ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire
Bike and bunting decorations in Holmfirth ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire
Bike on display in Liversedge ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire
Bike on display in Liversedge ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire

Barry Sheerman accuses Tory MP of bullying colleague in Parliament

Concerns have been raised after Barry Sheerman accused an unnamed Tory MP of bullying one of his Labour colleagues.

MP Mr Sheerman raised the point in Parliament today saying: “In all my years in this House I have never heard of a case of bullying in this House of one member against another.

“I have just heard of a case ... in the environs of this House, one member acting in a bullying way toward another. This case is shameful. I’m not going to name names but it’s a man, a Government MP, and an opposition female.”

Mr Sheerman has also called for new rules to be brought in to crack down on bullying in the Commons. Speaker John Bercow said the code of conduct of MP behaviour was “sacrosanct” and agreed to make inquiries into the allegations with the whips, the members who are responsible for party discipline.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman said 'the council should go the extra mile' to keep the butchers shop
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman

Picture shows beautiful clear skies over Huddersfield skyline

And from rear views to clear views, check out this stunning shot of the Huddersfield skyline, which was posted on Instagram by Richard Nelson earlier.

What a lovely town we live in!

Naturist festival heads to Yorkshire

Know anyone adverse to the concept of clothes? A festival for naturists is coming to Yorkshire!

Nudestock (yes, really) is coming to Doncaster for its eight year running next month. The event attracts naturists from across the UK and is held at the town’s Candy Farm.

The event hosts naturist walks, games, socialising events, craft afternoons, barbeques and even naked bingo (I’m saying nothing). Now that’s what I call a proper naked attraction.

The incentive of a naked run could be a winner

Crime reports in West Yorkshire rise by 19%

Crime has risen in West Yorkshire by 19% over the past year. The Office of National Statistics released the data this morning, which shows an overall trend of rising reports across Yorkshire.

A total of 452,070 crimes were recorded across Yorkshire over the ast 12 months - West Yorkshire has the highest level of crimes reported - 100 crimes per 1,000 people.

LIVE: Discussing protecting our children against cyber crime with the NSPCC

Louise Cooper is live chatting with the NSPCC and police about ways to tackle cyber crime against children at Huddersfield Police Station this morning.

Watch her interview below or head over to our Facebook page to catch up!

Police reveal preparations for Tour de Yorkshire

Police have revealed the mammoth task of ensuring public safety for both spectators and competitors during the Tour de Yorkshire.

More than one million spectators are expected to turn out to watch the race on Sunday. Read more here.

Police motorcyclist giving the crowds hi-fives whilst waiting for the Tour de Yorkshire to sprint through the normally sleepy village of Denby Dale where hundreds lined the route. Photo by Jared Wood

Man dies and woman arrested after cannabis farm found at house fire scene

A woman has been arrested after a man has died in the house fire in Leeds earlier this morning.

The man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but sadly pronounced dead.

Detectives this morning say they have arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of manslaughter and production of cannabis after remains of a set-up growing the substance were found at the property. A post-mortem will be carried out later today to establish the man’s cause of death.

police tape stock
police tape stock

Councillor announces plan to stand as Green candidate for Huddersfield

Newsome councillor Andrew Cooper says he will be standing as the Green candidate for the Huddersfield seat in June’s election.

Clr Cooper will contest Barry Sheerman for the seat.

Traffic is stable on chaotic Wakefield Road

Traffic looking okay so far on Wakefield Road in Aspley following the past two days’ chaos due to road works by Firth Street.

We’ll let you know if this changes.

Aspley roadworks cause large traffic queues and chaos.
Aspley roadworks cause large traffic queues and chaos.

Facebook Live chat over children and cyber crime

Join us at 11.15 this morning when Examiner reporter Louise Cooper will be doing a Facebook Live chat with the NSPCC and police’s cyber crime investigator Sgt James from Huddersfield Police Station.

They will be talking about ways to keep your children safe from digital crime and discussing issues such as sexting, cyber bullying and online grooming.

Person using a mobile phone. Smart phones, stock

Appeal for Ford driver after Holmfirth car crash

Police have appealed for the driver of a Ford Focus to come forward after it was seen speeding away from a collision in Holmfirth.

It happened after a silver Honda convertible crashed into a telegraph pole on Dunford Road on Sunday morning. The 25-year-old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a stable condition.

It’s believed that a blue Ford Focus RS was at the scene and drove off at speed immediately after the collision. Pc Cheryl Moore said:

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Sunday morning and who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision or who may have information about the blue Ford Focus to come forward. I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself to speak to police.”

Road accident Dunford Road Holmfirth. Fire and Ambulance crews carry the injured driver of the Honda S2000 to the waiting air ambulance.

UK's highest climbing wall unveiled...on former Brighouse mill!

The final holds are being nailed into place today on the UK’s highest climbing wall - which just so happens to be the former flour mill towers in Brighouse.

The £100,000 wall was commissioned by local climbing centre ROKT last year and has now been tested out by none other than Team GB climber Luke Murphy, who helped plan the wall’s routes.

The wall is on the side of Sugden’s old flour mill by the canal and goes up 118ft. Here are some brilliant pictures of the wall being tested yesterday by Murphy, who is from Hebden Bridge and trains at ROKT. Don’t look down!

Team GB climber Luke Murphy on the UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall ahead of opening of ROKTFACE in Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 26, 2017. The final holds are being installed on what its creators say will be UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall. ROKTFACE has been built at the ROKT Climbing Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on the side of an old grain silo and will provide amateur and professional climbers routes up to 36m (118ft) high. See PA story SOCIAL Wall. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Team GB climber Luke Murphy on the UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall ahead of opening of ROKTFACE in Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 26, 2017. The final holds are being installed on what its creators say will be UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall. ROKTFACE has been built at the ROKT Climbing Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on the side of an old grain silo and will provide amateur and professional climbers routes up to 36m (118ft) high. See PA story SOCIAL Wall. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
The UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall ahead of opening of ROKTFACE in Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 26, 2017. The final holds are being installed on what its creators say will be UK's highest man-made outdoor climbing wall. ROKTFACE has been built at the ROKT Climbing Centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on the side of an old grain silo and will provide amateur and professional climbers routes up to 36m (118ft) high. See PA story SOCIAL Wall. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Louis Vuitton store targeted by ram raiders AGAIN

Remember when the Louis Vuitton store was ram-raided on Leeds’ main shopping street? Police say it has been targeted again.

The designer store on Briggate was subject to another raid last night. Police say they were called at 9.40pm. Three cars are thought to have been involved this time; one was abandoned at the scene while the other two got away.

The last raid happened only three weeks ago when a Subaru smashed into the window and thieves stole items on display. Enquiries are ongoing today - so expect to see a few detectives about if you’re in Leeds today.

Sheerman accuses Karl Deitch of being "Tory poodle"

Barry Sheerman has accused Hands Off HRI founder Karl Deitch of being “Jason McCartney’s Tory poodle” after the Colne Valley MP mentioned him and his efforts in Parliament yesterday.

Jason spoke about Karl and the campaign during Prime Minister’s Questions, asking for the PM to echo his praise for the community campaign.

Karl has since split away from the rest of the campaign after accusations it was becoming “party political”.

Mr Sheerman said on Twitter last night:

Mr Deitch has not responded to Mr Sheerman’s accusations.

Serious house fire in Leeds

Emergency services across West Yorkshire have been dealing with a major fire at a house in Leeds last night.

The blaze started in the early hours of this morning and police were alerted at 3.20am. The fire caused extensive damage to the house and also damaged neighbouring properties in the Harehills area of the city. Enquiries into the cause are at a very early stage and ongoing.

One man in his forties was treated for smoke inhalation while a woman at the scene did not require treatment.

Harehills Lane remains closed to traffic between Nowell Mount and Nowell View to allow for these enquiries to continue. Closures are expected to remain throughout the morning.

Leeds house fire
Leeds house fire

Rush hour round-up

Here’s what’s happening on the local roads...

  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Queues on Halifax Road in Hipperholme heading in both directions
  • Busy but moving on the Huddersfield ring road by the old Tech college
  • Heavy traffic on Wakefield Road through Mirfield
  • Also very busy heading towards Cooper Bridge on Wakefield Road from Brighouse/the M62
  • Slow on Ovenden Road in Halifax
  • Crawling traffic on Huddersfield Road at Salterhebble, Halifax
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

What's happening on the motorway?

Good morning! The motorway’s are running fairly smooth this morning, not much to warn you about other than the usual slow spots on the M62 eastbound around Chain Bar and Ainley Top.

M62 motorway.
M62 motorway.

Welcome to Thursday'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 Huddersfield and the rest of 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.

Great dawn this morning
Great dawn this morning (Image: @andywood14/Twitter)

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 social media here .