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.

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Traffic: Woodhead Road congestion

A reminder of the roadworks on Woodhead Road, between Lockwood and the Laxmi restaurant at the bottom of Berry Brow. It is causing disruption to traffic tonight.

M62 back to normal

All lanes re-opened and traffic returned to normal, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Traffic getting back to normal in Marsh

Rubberneckers causing traffic problems on M62

There is slow traffic on the M62 due to people slowing to look at an westbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) on the hard shoulder.

Lane one (of three) was blocked.

Iconic lion statue given a Town scarf

How on earth did someone get all the way up there?!

Second bus crashes into building in Marsh just hours after similar crash in town centre

A second bus has crashed into another building in Marsh.

You can follow our updates on this on our separate live blog carried on from the crash in the town centre here.

Bus crashes into building in Marsh
Bus crashes into building in Marsh

Leeds Festival organiser billed to put on Manchester benefit gig

The organiser of Leeds Festival has been called on to put together Sunday night’s Manchester tribute concert.

Ariana Grande announced plans for the One Love Manchester concert, with huge names such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry lined up to perform.

Melvin Benn is co-producing the benefit concert at Old Trafford cricket ground, which will be aired live on TV. Tickets for the concert will be available tomorrow morning with proceeds to be donated to the families of victims from last week’s bombing.

Melvin Benn at Reading Festival 2016
Melvin Benn at Reading Festival 2016

Trains return to normal after tresspasser

Normal service has resumed on trains between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria.

Northern Rail
Northern Rail

Trespasser blocks train lines between Huddersfield and Manchester

This is affecting trains between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria.

Huddersfield candidates' hustings in town tonight

One to attend if you’ve still not made your mind up on how to vote, or if you’re interested in what our local candidates have to say!

Barry Sheerman in 2015, speaking after retaining his seat
Barry Sheerman in 2015, speaking after retaining his seat

Delays through Mytholmroyd

Reports of very slow traffic on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd at the moment due to the ongoing roadworks.

Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

Separate live blog for Northumberland Street incident

We are now running a separate live blog for updates on the incident on Northumberland Street.

You can see them here. Please bear with us while we find out more information on what has happened.

We’re being told the incident is at the bottom of the street near to the ring road.

St Peters Buildings on the Junction of Northumberland Street and Lord Street.
St Peters Buildings on the Junction of Northumberland Street and Lord Street.

Double decker bus involved in collision in town

We’re hearing reports of police activity on Northumberland Street in the centre of town at the moment.

An eyewitness has told the Examiner there is a double decker bus with no passengers on, and a fire engine and two police cars are at the scene. There is a bit of traffic disruption so be aware of this.

Hannah House, Northumberland Street
Northumberland Street (Image: GoogleMaps)

National news

A midday round up of the headlines today...

  • At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a suicide car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bomb blast struck in a square during morning rush hour and is thought to be terror-related, although there has been no word from any terror group at time of writing.
  • Police say the bodies of a woman and two children have been found at a flat formerly lived in by John Lennon in Liverpool. A man has been detained on suspicion of murder before being taken to hospital after falling ill. Police believe the incident is domestic and are not looking for anyone else.
  • A poll of polls has predicted a Tory majority win with just eight days to go to the election. The poll currently puts the Party at 44% and Labour at 35% of the popular vote.

Chef wanted for quirky Oil Can Cafe

Staff at one of Huddersfield’s quirkiest eateries are looking for a new chef.

The Oil Can Cafe in Hepworth needs a new chef, do you know someone who might suit the role? The Cafe is a vintage inspired coffee shop in an old motoring shed, The Carding Shed, which still displays old cars.

Click here to find out more!

The Oil Can Cafe and IK Classics, Hepworth.
The Oil Can Cafe and IK Classics, Hepworth.

Police inspector recognised for his work despite debilitating sight loss

A West Yorkshire Police Inspector has been nominated for a National Diversity Award after losing almost all his sight in one eye.

Inspector Nick Rook is one of just a handful of impartially-sighted officers in the country. He has been serving for 20 years, but lost nearly half his sight after developing an ulcer while suffering health complications four years ago. His condition is extremely painful and he has regular visits to the hospital for treatment.

Insp Rook said: “Being put forward for the award is not only a heart-warming thing, but such a motivational thing, the actual lift I got from this makes a lot of the harder days and pain well worth it.”

Inspector Nick Rook
Inspector Nick Rook (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Summer weather leads to increase in burglaries

Kirklees Rural police say they’ve seen an increase in garage and shed burglaries this month following a spell of summer weather.

A little reminder to you all to keep homes secure and never to leave power tools out on the lawn overnight.

You can report anything suspicious by calling 101.

Generic stock image of police
Generic stock image of police

Slow traffic near the Flouch roundabout

Slow traffic on the A628 near the Flouch roundabout heading out of Holmfirth this morning.

Looks like there are some temporary traffic lights causing a few hold ups.

The Flouch Inn at the junction of Dunford Road and Whamms Road
The Flouch Inn at the junction of Dunford Road and Whamms Road

Motorbike accident at Bradley Bar

We’re hearing reports of emergency services at Bradley Bar roundabout following an accident involving a motorbike.

We’ll let you know more when we have it but for now avoid the roundabout if possible.

Motorbike accident at Bradley Bar
Motorbike accident at Bradley Bar

Young magician snubbed by Britain's Got Talent bosses

Huddersfield’s young star magician Luke Lenihan has revealed how Britain’s Got Talent producers gave him the snub despite getting four yeses from the judges.

Luke, 17, auditioned for the show and was told by Simon Cowell his tricks were “the most unique magic act ever on BGT”. But despite this, his performance was never shown and he didn’t progress to the next stage.

Luke said that “at the time I was annoyed as I was extremely looking forward to seeing what I could do on the live shows”, adding: “But when I look back it was probably for the good [sic] that it was never shown, because maybe I wouldn’t have met the likes of Mayweather and Joshua and the rest of my new friends and contacts that I’ve made so far this year.” A very positive attitude, Luke!

Luke Lenihan
Luke Lenihan

Huddersfield's happiest bus driver?

This looks like a bus driver we’d want to take us to work!

Revealed: Hours spent by Kirklees Police in May

This is how many hours our local bobbies spent in our community this month...

Accident at Bellstring Lane

There’s been another accident at Bellstring Lane again this morning which is causing a bit of a backlog.

Services were called shortly after 7.30am to reports of a collision between a silver Honda and a white truck at the junction with Cockley Hill Lane. One man was trapped in his car but described as “conscious and breathing” and not thought to be seriously injured.

The road has not been closed but is blocked so traffic on the approach is very slow. Best to find an alternative route this morning.

Accident on Bellstring Lane
Accident on Bellstring Lane

Accident could cause hold ups for Leeds commuters

This will no doubt cause a few hold-ups for any Leeds commuters heading into the city centre this morning - if any of you have been unfortunate enough to endure the Armley Gyratory at rush hour you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Hope everyone is okay.

Congestion in Halifax

Traffic is slow but moving on Ovenden Road in Halifax currently - this is heading towards the town centre just before Burdock Way.

Today's Examiner

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of thew Examiner again today - featuring another wraparound!

We love wraparounds...

Inside you’ll find full coverage of yesterday’s parade, plus exclusive pictures of preparations down at the stadium for Premier League football.

Busy traffic approaching Cooper Bridge

Traffic building on Wakefield Road in Mirfield currently - this is in both directions leading up to/away from the Cooper Bridge roundabout.

Also busy heading towards the same roundabout from the M62 Brighouse junction.

Roundabout at Cooper Bridge, Huddersfield.
Roundabout at Cooper Bridge, Huddersfield.

Gallery: Last night's victory parade

Did you catch Town’s victory parade last night? Fear not if you didn’t, here are a few snaps of the highlights!

Rush hour round-up

Morning, Huddersfield. All quiet on the M1 and M62 this morning. 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
  • Busy on Whitehall Road, Wyke, heading towards the M62

I’ll let you know if anything changes.

Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire
Commuting times have been creeping up in West Yorkshire

Welcome to Wednesday'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.

Picturesque Farnley Tyas
Picturesque Farnley Tyas

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 .