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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 also 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 notifications 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 or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .

FIVE broken down cars on the M62

M62 update: broken down vehicle blocking lane

There’s heavy traffic and one lane blocked due to a broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Lane one (of three) is blocked.

Overturned vehicle causing delays

Traffic is slow on the A58 Halifax Road at Hipperholme due to an overturned vehicle. It is slow in both directions around the A644 Brighouse Road, near the Co-Op supermarket.

Police clear up after flytippers at Scammonden

Muddy boots - but at least the road is now clear!

WYP to join forces with Kirklees safeguarding board

Police have announced they will be teaming up with all local authority safeguarding boards as of next week in order to increase protection for vulnerable people.

WYP and Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson are joining boards that protect people with mental health issues, domestic abuse victims and crime victims, and will be raising awareness of these issues through a series of live broadcasts on Facebook.

Kirklees are starting the week with an event on Young Persons Suicide Prevention and Awareness.

Sheila Lock, Independent Chair, of Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board, said: “I think it is really important that we raise the profile of what we are trying to do and get across that sense that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding Week with all the districts in West Yorkshire is the perfect platform to do so.”

Today's most read stories

Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website so far today...

  • Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane says Huddersfield Town have made a brilliant start to the season, and expects them to keep up the pressure in the bid for survival. See more on what the striker of the season had to say here.
  • A driving instructor has caught the moment a police car cut him up while he was having a driving lesson. See the full dash cam footage here.
  • Spurs fans’ chants of ‘One Season Wonder’ have finally been explained. And they weren’t what some Town fans may think. See more here.

Spurs striker Harry Kane has been full of praise for Huddersfield Town

Signalling problems causes disruption to Huddersfield trains

Problems on the trains if you’re heading across the Pennines this afternoon.

Man in court over Calderdale murder

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man found stabbed in Halifax last week.

Adam Grant, 28, of Mixenden Road, Halifax, appeared before Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He is charged with the murder of Martyn Wyatt.

Grant has been remanded into custody.

A white police tent at the scene of Martyn Wyatt's murder in Mixenden Road, Halifax(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Teenager charged with Linthwaite stabbing

Police say a 16-year-old boy has been charged after a knife incident in Linthwaite last month.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Leeds Youth Court on 31 October charged with section 18 wounding with intent. A 16-year-old boy was injured after he was stabbed on Hazel Grove on September 6.

The air ambulance arrives in Linthwaite following the stabbing(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

National news

Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...

The UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation operation is under way to return 110,000 Monarch Airlines customers after the airline collapsed into administration. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it had been asked by the Government to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring the passengers back to the UK after the airline’s board called in administrators KPMG in the early hours of Monday morning. The collapse - the largest to hit a UK airline - has left some 300,000 future bookings cancelled and customers have been told to keep away from airports as there will be no more flights.


Prominent Tories have told Boris Johnson to keep “schtum” on Brexit as the Foreign Secretary insisted he did not understand why his outspoken remarks had caused such a “fuss”. Former education secretary Nicky Morgan said Mr Johnson “had to go” unless he could show his loyalty to the Government within days. But the Foreign Secretary expressed surprise that his red line demands over how a post-EU withdrawal transitional phase should operate dominated the opening of the Tory conference and overshadowed Prime Minister Theresa May’s pitch to younger voters.


At least 50 people have been killed and more than 200 others were injured after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert in Las Vegas in the worst mass shooting in modern US history. The gunman, perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Strip, opened fire on concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival during a set by country music star Jason Aldean, sparking panic among thousands of people who screamed and ran for their lives. Swat teams quickly descended on the concert and the casino, and officers used explosives to get into the hotel room and confront the suspect. The gunman, who died at the scene, was identified as Las Vegas resident Stephen Paddock. A motive is not immediately clear.

An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby(Image: Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Winds cause speed restrictions on M62

High speed winds mean there is currently a speed limit of 50mph up on the tops.

This is for both carriages between junctions 24 and 21.

Horrified reactions to shooting in Las Vegas

Local MPs have been giving their horrified reactions to the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Local police are now saying at least 50 people have been killed, while 200 are injured, after a gunman opened fire at a music festival. The gunman has been named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

Brendan Cox, widower of late Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has also wrote of his disgust at the news of innocent lives lost in Las Vegas.

Flytippers dump rubbish in the road at Scammonden

Yes, your taxes and local police force’s time is being spent clearing up after this idiot.

Baby joy for family of Zack Barrett

Some heartwarming news for you this morning.

The family of six-year-old Zack Barrett, who died this summer following an aggressive brain tumour, have announced they are expecting another child.

Parents Katie and Ryan Barrett announced the wonderful news on social media this morning.

Wonderful news for parents of Zack Barrett(Image: Katie Barrett)

Kirkheaton youngster Zack, who has a twin brother Leo, sadly lost his brave battle with the rare form of tumour called Diffuse Pontine Glioma in July. Announcing the news, Katie said “nothing will ever replace Zack” but that the news of her pregnancy had been “a gift from him”.

Zack Barrett lost his battle with a rare tumour in July

Missing teen could be in Kirklees

Have you seen Sadia Ahmed?

The 15-year-old is missing from her home in Bolton, but West Yorkshire Polcie say she was last seen in Batley a week ago on Monday.

Missing Sadia Ahmed(Image: West Yorkshire Police)

She is described as Asian, approximately 5ft 3in tall and of average build with long dark brown hair, which may possibly be tied up. It’s believed Sadia is still wearing a khaki green thigh-length quilted coat with fur lined along the hood and a grey hooded top underneath. She also had dark bottoms and black wedge heeled boots on and was carrying a black handbag with shoulder strap.

Missing Sadia Ahmed(Image: West Yorkshire Police)

She is believed to have links to Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Dewsbury.

Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts should contact police via 101.

Today's Examiner

Here’s our front page for today - leading on the ongoing story of two teenagers in custody over the attack outside McDonalds over the weekend.

WATCH: Fire fighters dampen down fire at barn near Thurstonland

Here is some video from the scene near Thurstonland this morning.

Fire services attend barn blaze at farm near Storthes Hall Woods(Image: Andy Catchpool)

The fire was at a large barn at the back of a farm and housing plot on a field behind Storthes Hall woods, between Green Side Road and Wood Lane.

Fallen tree in road at Meltham

Kirklees have confirmed they are in attendance dealing with this.

The spokesperson did fail to confirm though whether it did in fact make a sound.

Today's weather

Quite a windy day ahead of us today in Huddersfield so wrap up warm!

Gales of up to 42mph later, with temperatures of up to 14 degrees and a small chance of showers later in the mid afternoon.

Thugs throw rock at police car

Vandals through this rock at a police vehicle in Calderdale yesterday.

The rock smashed the windscreen of the unmarked vehicle, leaving it out of action. Officers were attending Rye Lane in Halifax to seize a nuisance bike at the time. The stupidity of this is unbelievable considering this could have seriously injured or even killed somebody.

Hit and run collision in Batley

Police attended a hit and run collision in Batley last night.

A silver hatchback was found on its roof on Grace Leather Lane at Soothill with the occupants having vanished. Officers were called at 8.45pm to the scene, where it appeared the car had collided with a second vehicle which had made off.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Overturned car found abandoned on Grace Leather Lane, Batley(Image: Kat O'Sullivan)

No livestock hurt in farm fire

More information on the fire at the farm in Thurstonland this morning.

The fire service say a barn was 100% involved in fire. The 50m by 20m building which had tractors and hay inside was fully ablaze, but luckily there were no livestock in there.

Fire engines attended from Holmfirth and Meltham also attended the site.

Green Side Road, Thurstonland

Planes sent out to bring home stranded Monarch passengers

A programme has been launched to bring home thousands of passengers left stranded abroad after Monarch airlines went bust.

The airline announced last night they were ceasing business with immediate effect, cancelling all future flights with no chance of rescheduling. All outbound flights are cancelled with passengers advised not to turn up at airports, while work gets underway to bring home customers already abroad.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) say there are currently an estimated 110,000 customers overseas, while there are in the region of 300,000 bookings cancelled. The Government have chartered 30 planes to bring home stranded customers.

A notice for Monarch Airlines passengers is seen at London's Gatwick Airport on Monday.(Image: Simon Stirrat via AP)

Teens still in custody over McDonalds attack

Two teenagers are still in custody this morning after an attack on a man outside McDonalds on Saturday night.

The victim, a man in his thirties, is in a critical condition in hospital after he was reportedly punched outside the town centre restaurant at 12.41am Sunday.

West Yorkshire Police said this morning that a 15 and 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assault currently remain in custody.

Police at the scene of the attack outside Huddersfield's town centrre McDonald's on John William Street Two teenagers were arrested in connection with the attack

Fire at farm in Thurstonland

Fire fighters are at a farm in Thurstonland this morning tackling a fire.

Crews from Huddersfield and Skelmanthorpe fire stations have been at the site just off Green Side Road since 2am and the day shift are now heading over to take over. Not much more information on this at the moment but we will keep you posted as soon as we have any updates.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Traffic update

Everything seems to be running as normal on the roads this morning - no incidents on the M62 to let you know of.

Good morning, Huddersfield

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 also 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.

Sunrise over Huddersfield, taken from Longwood(Image: Twitter @JA_BRX)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications 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 or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .

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