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Rush Hour Round-up

Slow traffic at the following locations:

  • A62 Leeds Road heading towards Three Nuns roundabout
  • A644 Wakefield Road heading towards Three Nuns roundabout and Brighouse
  • A616 Lockwood Road heading south

M62 looks pretty clear after a broken down vehicle near junction 25 was removed from the carriageway.

Examiner Save HRI A&E Battle Bus journey to Calderdale Royal Hospital - traffic queueing on Calderdale Way.
Examiner Save HRI A&E Battle Bus journey to Calderdale Royal Hospital - traffic queueing on Calderdale Way.

Broken down vehicles slow traffic on M62

Very slow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top), congestion on M62 to J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar). All lanes have been re-opened.
Lanes one and two (of four) were closed.

Lepton woman has messiest bedroom

If you think your teenager’s bedroom is messy, check out this five star effort from a woman in Lepton.

Claudia Worton revealed the photographs as part of a competition for the messiest rooms in the country...and won.

Kim and Aggie would have a field day! More on this story will follow on our website.

UK's Messiest Bedroom competition: Claudia Worton, 20, from Lepton
UK's Messiest Bedroom competition: Claudia Worton, 20, from Lepton (Image: Claudia Worton)

Appeal for thugs who vandalised police car

A bit more information about a vandal attack on a police car in Calderdale.

Police are appealing to anyone with information after the vehicle had its windscreen smashed with a rock and two of its tyres punctured in Todmorden on Saturday night.

A police spokesperson said: “Their actions resulted in an emergency vehicle being taken off the road until it is repaired due to their thoughtless act.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log number 1470 07/05/17.

Police car vandalised
Police car vandalised (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Appeal to trace arsonists who targeted Deighton home

Detectives have issued an appeal for witnesses after a home in Deighton was sturck by a suspicious fire.

It happened last week when residents at a flat on Chalwood were woken by a fire alarm and found their front door had been set on fire. Luckily, they managed to put out the fire before alerting the fire service and police.

Det Con Divek Ubhi, from Kirklees CID, said:

“Thankfully no one was injured, but it could have been much more serious if the fire had spread or if the smoke alarm hadn’t alerted the occupants of the property.”

A resident in the area has reported seeing a tall, white male of slim build wearing a hat on the morning of the incident on Monday last week. Anyone with information is asked to contact CID via 101.

Chalwood, Deighton
Chalwood, Deighton (Image: Google Street View)

Four youths charged following burglaries of elderly residents

Police have charged four teenagers in connection with a spate of burglaries on elderly victims.

The three burglaries occurred last week in the Batley area.

A 15 year-old from Pontefract, a 15-year-old from Nottinghamshire, a 17-year-old from Pontefract, and an 18-year-old from Bradford, have appeared before Bradford Magistrates charged with burglary and have been remanded in custody.

Hyrstlands Park area where an elderly person was robbed
Hyrstlands Park area where an elderly person was burgled

Revealed: The number of cases dropped by police due to cuts

Nearly 300,000 cases have been dropped in the early stages of investigation in the region since 2014, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

West Yorkshire Police, along with the three other forces in the region, revealed they have had to abandon thousands of investigations into crimes - some as serious as rape and arson - due to a lack of funding.

In West Yorkshire alone, 104,000 investigations were dropped last year alone. These included 14,000 reports of burglary, 797 of arson and 123 rapes.

Police at the scene in Beech Street, Paddock

Officers seize car 60 miles from where it was stolen

And yet another car seized from the Calderdale area by officers this morning.

A lucky day for one person from Merseyside, not so lucky for whoever’s hands it’s ended up in!

One lane closed on M1 northbound

One lane closed due to a broken down car on the M1 northbound if you’re heading between Huddersfield and Leeds this morning.

The closure is between junction 40 and junction 41 in the Ossett/Wakefield area. Traffic is said to be coping well.

Drivers use the new "Smart" motorway stretch of the M1

Plans to demolish remains of Newsome Mill withdrawn

Proposals to demolish the remains of fire-struck Newsome Mill have been withdrawn, according to a local councillor.

Green councillor for the Newsome ward Andrew Cooper has said plans to knock down the remainign ground floor walls of the mill’s main building were withdrawn as they were disputed by “nearly everyone”.

He said:

“The application was opposed by almost everyone; by English Heritage, local residents. The question is is what happens now. The developer has always viewed the community as the problem when it comes to recognising it as an asset.”

If you don’t know the story of Newsome Mill, read here.

Plans to demolish Newsome Mill have been made but the iconic clock tower will remain
Plans to demolish Newsome Mill have been made but the iconic clock tower will remain

Man, 81, dies in road collision

Were you driving or just generally in the Horbury area on Friday evening? Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a road accident which killed an 81-year-old man.

The elderly pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by a purple Chrysler on Westfield Road near the junction with Victoria Street. The Chrysler was travelling towards Ossett when it was in collision with the man at around 7.45pm. The driver remained at the scene. The man was taken to hospital where he sadly died of his injuries.

Sgt Ann Drury said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the pedestrian or the purple Chrysler Car driving in the area prior to the collision, to get in touch with us.”

Westfield Road, Horbury
Westfield Road, Horbury

Uninsured driver has car seized

Looks like a long walk to work for one person in Halifax this morning after officers seized their vehicle.

Not the best start to the week!

CCTV released after young man attacked on bus

Police have released CCTV of men they want to speak to after a young man was beaten with an object on a West Yorkshire bus.

The 20-year-old victim has been left recovering at home following the nasty attack on a bus in Bradford. He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital following the assault on the 640 bus at Bradford Intechange on February 21 at 8.45pm, and was taken to hospital. Police have now released these stills of two men and have asked them to come forward. Det Insp Alan Weekes said:

“We believe this attack involved three males and our enquiries are continuing to trace those responsible. We also believe that others may have seen the males as they left the bus.”

Anyone with information can speak to police via 101.

CCTV of man following bus attack
CCTV of man following bus attack (Image: West Yorkshire Police)
CCTV of man following bus attack
CCTV of man following bus attack (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Ukelele left on bus

Anyone spotted this unusual item on the bus?

And on that note (pun unintended), have you checked out our pictures and weirdest band names from this weekend’s Ukelele Festival in Huddersfield?

Yorkshire Ripper questioned over seven more attacks

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has been questioned over seven further attacks as far back as 1964, reports have claimed.

A source has told The Sun on Sunday that Sutcliffe, who killed 13 women including a Huddersfield sex worker, has “admitted he could have been behind one or two other attacks”.

The killer, now 70, has been questioned by detectives at HMP Frankland in Durham where he currently resides.

Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe
Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe

National news headlines

Here’s a round up of the main headlines this morning as we head into a new week:

  • France has elected its youngest ever president after liberal centrist Emmanual Macron beat far-right Front Nationale candidate Marie Le Pen yesterday. Mr Macron, 39, has said his first job is to fight social divisions in France.
  • The two main parties have pledged new policies ahead of the General Election; the Conservatives have said they plan to cut migration to the “tens of thousands”; Labour say they plan to ban adverts for junk food and sugary drinks before the 9pm watershed hour in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.
  • Facebook have taken out adverts in several national newspapers highlighting the dangers of fake news and how to spot a fake news article. It comes as part of a crackdown on fake news in the run-up to the General Election.
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron gestures during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (Image: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Very slow traffic on Manchester Road

Reports of very slow traffic on Manchester Road - one person has described it as a car park.

There are roadworks at the junction for St Thomas’ Road at Longroyd Bridge which started on Friday evening and will likely add to the delays.

Delays on the M62 westbound

Reports of stop-start traffic on the M62 westbound between junctions 21 and junction 18 if you’re travelling across the Pennines this morning.

The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester
The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester

Police car vandalised as police deal with incident

Police have tweeted to reveal one of their vehicles was damaged while they were on duty last night.

Not sure this is the most sensible way to deal with an encounter with the cops!

Rush hour round-up

Here’s a round up of the latest traffic incidents on the local roads:


  • Slow traffic on Halifax Road heading into Huddersfield town centre from Ainley Top
  • Crawling traffic down Bradley Road heading towards Leeds Road
  • 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 motorways?

Happy Monday, everyone. The M62 is busy this morning eastbound at junctions 24 and 26. All looking okay so far westbound and no reports of any problems on the M1.

Welcome to Monday'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.

Cyclists taking part in the Brian Robinson Cycle Challenge make their way up Chain Road from Marsden.
Cyclists taking part in the Brian Robinson Cycle Challenge make their way up Chain Road from Marsden. (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

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