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Community awards

Never has there been a more timely Community Awards.

The Examiner’s annual celebration of the good work that people do is tomorrow evening. Are you going?

The nation will fall silent tomorrow

We're on track for some decent weather

The forecast is good for the weekend and it’s been the warmest day of the year so far today overall.

I’m waiting on local data to see if it’s Huddersfield’s warmest too.

Election campaign to resume

It seems political parties are due to resume general election campaigning.

The Conservatives are set to resume local campaigning on Thursday, with the national campaign getting back under way on Friday. However, Theresa May will not take part in Friday’s events as she will be out of the country in Sicily for the G7 summit.

Labour’s General Election campaign will also resume.

A Labour spokesman added that the full range of local campaigning activities such as knocking on doors would resume on Thursday.

Leeds schoolgirl died in Manchester bomb attack

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Leeds, has been named as another of those killed in the Manchester attack.

Sorrell is reported to have been a pupil at Allerton High School in the city.

Sorrell Leczkowsk
Sorrell Leczkowsk

Temporary closure of Calderdale library

A Calderdale library will close for 17 weeks while major refurbishment and repairs take place.

Sowerby Bridge Library is over 100 years old and the building suffers from a number of issues related to its age, including dry rot and problems with the ageing heating system.


From Monday 5 June, major refurbishment works will be taking place, including repairs to the roof, the installation of a new boiler system, plus upgrades to the library space with decoration and new carpeting.


It will mean the library is closed from Monday June 5 for around 17 weeks. The last open day will be Saturday 3 June.

To ensure customers still have access to a library service while this closure is in effect, a number of alternative measures will be in place, including:

· The nearest library at King Cross will be open for additional hours;

· Those unable to visit an alternative library will be offered access to the Home Library Service;

· Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool will accept returned books which the Library Service will collect twice weekly.

Appeal after man dies in car accident

There’s some sad news, a man has died after his car went into a ditch in Bradford this morning.

And West Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone driving in the Steeton area of Bradford at around 9.30am to get in touch.

A grey Peugeot Partner car was travelling along the A629 Aire Valley trunk road towards Silsden, when it left the road to the nearside and went into a ditch. Emergency services attended, but the male driver and single occupant of the car was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The road currently remains closed to traffic travelling towards Steeton while enquiries are continuing.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the movements of the vehicle prior to it is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, quoting log *0465 of 24 May.

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police (Image: unknown)

Advanced warning

There will be disruption to services between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria in July.

Due to engineering works in Ashton, there will be a replacement bus service running from Manchester to Stalybridge, with a train connection then to Huddersfield.

Get ready for rush-hour

If you’re about to head home here’s what’s happening on the roads:

1) There’s the usual congestion on A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top).

2) It’s very slow on the A644 Brighouse Road in both directions around A58 Halifax Road.

"These people are here to keep us safe"

Another lovely tweet from one of our police officers.

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man? Police have released a picture of him in a bid to speak to him about a road collision on Saturday, May 13.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any further information on where the collision occurred in Kirklees, although have asked police for more details.

Anyone who recognises the man should call police on 101 quoting reference 13170233714 .

Polish café serves free tea and coffee to police following terror attack

This is lovely...

New mayor for Kirklees!

The mayor of Kirklees role has now been officially handed over to Clr Christine Iredale.

A ceremony was held in the Town Hall earlier to hand the title over from Clr Jim Dodds.

The council broadcast the ceremony live on Facebook - you can see the moment the title was passed over here.

Kirklees Council Mayor Making at Huddersfield Parish Church - New Mayor Cllr. Jim Dodds and Mayoress Carol Dodds with Deputy Mayor Cllr. Christine Iredale and Consort Robert Iredale.
Kirklees Council Mayor Making at Huddersfield Parish Church - New Mayor Cllr. Jim Dodds and Mayoress Carol Dodds with Deputy Mayor Cllr. Christine Iredale and Consort Robert Iredale.

Stationary traffic on M606

Bad news if you’re travelling to or from Bradford this afternoon - traffic on the M606 is reportedly stationary due to a rolling road block in the road.

Two cars have also been involved in an accident on the southbound carriage. Lane two was closed was the M606 slip towards the M62 Westbound until 13:10. A rolling block is in place to attempt to move the car which is in the middle of the carriageway out of a live lane.

Woman's injuries are "minor"

A Huddersfield firefighter who attended the scene outside HRI earlier said: “A taxi driver has rear-ended a blue Toyota Yaris.
“We took the roof off the Yaris and extracted the lady who was approximately 50-years-old. Her injuries were minor.”

Four-vehicle smash outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Four-vehicle smash outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (Image: Liam Brearley)

Men tried to burgle elderly man at his home

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was victim of an attempted burglary at his home in Salendine Nook.

Officers were called to New Hey Road yesterday afternoon after an elderly victim was approached by two men, between 2 and 3pm. The two suspects approached the property and asked the victim to accompany them outside the house to show him where they were completing work in an adjoining field.

One of the suspects stayed with the victim, a man in his 90s, while the second returned to the property and carried out a search of the upstairs of the house.

Following a conversation with one of the suspects, the victim returned to the house and disturbed the second suspect inside. Both men then made off on foot in the direction of Huddersfield.

No items are believed to have been taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101.

Generic stock image of police
Generic stock image of police

"Minibus was on two wheels" before hitting another minibus

An eyewitness who saw the car smash has been in touch.

Lindley resident Peter Houghton, 70, was stood outside the doctors’ surgery on Acre Street chatting to a friend when it happened. He claims the woman in the Toyota was waiting to turn right at the surgery entrance when a minibus from behind tried to overtake.

He said: “The minibus hit her at the rear trying to overtake and hit another minibus. It was on two wheels at one point.

“If it hadn’t hit the other minibus, it probably would have toppled over. It wasn’t pleasant to watch.”

Four-vehicle smash outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Four-vehicle smash outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (Image: Liam Brearley)

Increase in car crime in Holmfirth

Holme Valley police are warning residents and motorists about an increase in car crime in the area.

A post on their Facebook page just now claims: “We have seen a slight increase in vehicle crime in the Honley, Meltham and Holmfirth areas. The majority of offences are via insecure or unknown means of entry. The trend seems to be items such as sat navs, sun glasses, clothing, cash, laptops and i-pads (sic). Please make sure you remove these items, you might not think the items you leave on show are worth much but to a thief these items are attractive and are of value.”

The council revealed many of its vans have been broken into, which accounted for some of the bodywork repairs

Pictured: Fire services cut woman out of car

We have been sent these pictures of fire services rescuing a female trapped in one of the cars involved in the collision earlier.

The woman is being treated by medical staff. We have obscured the registration plates to protect her identity.

Multi-vehicle accident near HRI in Lindley
Multi-vehicle accident near HRI in Lindley

WATCH: Scenes outside HRI after four-vehicle collision

Here is some footage from the scene up at Acre Street just earlier...

Police confirm hostel fire is suspicious

Police confirm they are investigating a fire at a derelict homeless hostel in Thornhill as arson.

A spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 21:04 last night (23 May) to reports of a fire in Thornhill, Dewsbury.

“Officers attended at a property on Hall Lane. The incident is being treated as arson and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170233668.”

The fire service have tweeted this picture from inside the charred building.

"Shuttle bus span into blue Toyota"

An eyewitness who saw the crash said it involved the shuttle bus which transports people between HRI and Calderdale Royal, and that a woman has been cut free from one of the vehicles.

The collision involved a white taxi minibus which span into a blue Toyota. Another minibus was also involved.

The fire brigade are working to cut a female free from the Toyota.

First picture from the scene

First picture from the scene on Acre Street - a photographer is on the way.

No word on any injuries yet. Luckily anyone who has been hurt won’t have to travel far.

Four-vehicle pile up outside hospital

We have a few more details on the collision.

Police say four vehicles have been damaged in the collision outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on Acre Street.

The collision happened just before 10am. It’s not yet clear how many people are involved or how serious their injuries are.

First aid is being administered and traffic management is in place.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

HRI buses diverted

Buses are being diverted...

Police cars outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

We’re receiving news there has been a road accident outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

An eyewitness has told the Examiner there are fire engines and police cars on the road outside. We’ll update you when we have more information.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria services still not running

Just to let you know trains are still not running from Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria this morning.

All Northern Rail services are terminating in Stalybridge.

A Northern Rail train
A Northern Rail train (Image: PA)

Dramatic pictures of Thornhill fire

Some more, better quality pictures from the fire last night.

As mentioned, the fire is being investigated today. It’s not yet known whether or not it is suspicious.

Fire at derelict Combs Hostel, Thornhill
(Image: Ash Milnes)
Fire at derelict Combs Hostel, Thornhill
(Image: Ash Milnes)
Fire at derelict Combs Hostel, Thornhill
(Image: Ash Milnes)
Fire at derelict Combs Hostel, Thornhill
Fire at derelict Combs Hostel, Thornhill (Image: Ash Milnes)

New mayor takes office today

The Mayor of Kirklees will hand his duties over his successor later today.

Clr Jim Dodds and mayoress Carol Dodds have served in the position for the past year. Next to take the reigns is Clr Christine Iredale and her deputy mayor Clr Gwen Lowe, who will be sworn in at the town hall at lunchtime.