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Another accident on M62
One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion to Hartshead Moor Services.
All lanes reopen following M62 accident
Slow traffic due to earlier accident on M62 westbound at J25 A644 (Brighouse). All lanes have been re-opened.
Stranger stopped Clarke Carlisle from attempting suicide
Clarke Carlisle has opened up on his latest battle with depression - admitting he came close to killing himself.
The former Burnley and Preston defender was found in Liverpool after going missing last month, and has spoken publicly for the first time about the incident.
Carlisle admits he was “trying to find a responsible way to die” when he went missing, The Mirror reports.
Today's most read stories
Here’s what people have been reading the most on our website today...
- A nine-year-old Huddersfield Town fan who melted hearts by sending a £5 note he found to Aussie star Aaron Mooy is to meet his hero. This story has been warming our hearts all day. Read more here.
- They were once the supermarkets for those of us on lower incomes.But a study shows that one in three Aldi and Lidl shoppers is ‘upper or middle class’. Find out why here.
- Ex-Liverpool FC defender turned pundit Mark Lawrenson believes his former side will have to be at their best to beat Huddersfield Town this weekend. Read the full story here.
Man killed in Shelley crash is named
Coroners have named a man who died tragically in a crash in Shelley.
John Richard Nicholls, known as Richard, sadly died after his car collided with a lamppost on Huddersfield Road on Monday last week.
Mr Nicholls, 55, owned JR Nicholls book shop in Denby Dale, where he also lived. West Yorkshire coroners’ office confirmed Mr Nicholls died in the accident on October 16, adding there would not be an inquest into his death.
A spokesperson said:
“Mr Nicholls died of natural causes at the wheel and there will not be an investigation into his death.”
Thelma Walker requests debate with PM over HRI
Interesting to see how this develops...
Police cordon in Leeds city centre
Call Lane in Leeds has been sealed off by police after a suspected ram raid at Hymen’s jewellers
Here’s your lunchtime round up!
LABOUR SUSPENDS MP JARED O’MARA PENDING COMMENTS PROBE
Labour MP Jared O’Mara has had the whip suspended while claims that he called a constituent an “ugly bitch” just months before his election are investigated, the party said. The move follows the announcement on Tuesday that the party had launched an investigation into the Sheffield Hallam MP’s comments and behaviour. A party spokeswoman said: “He has had the whip suspended while the investigation is carried out.”
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK OR PLACE OF STUDY ‘EXPERIENCED BY 53% OF UK WOMEN’
More than half of all British women have experienced sexual harassment at work or at their place of study, a survey has suggested. The ComRes study, commissioned by BBC Radio 5 live, found that of the adults asked, 53% of women said they experienced some form of harassment, ranging from inappropriate jokes to physical assault. The survey, of 2,031 men and women over 18, also showed that women were more likely than men to be targeted by a boss or senior manager (30% compared with 12%), and one in 10 women said their experiences led to them leaving their job or place of study.
UK ECONOMY GROWS BY 0.4% IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017
The UK economy unexpectedly accelerated in the third quarter, upping the pressure on the Bank of England to hike interest rates next month. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4% in its initial estimate for July to September this year. The rise is above expectations of 0.3% as economists predicted growth in line with the first and second quarters of 2017.
Tracy Brabin applauds move to suspend fellow Labour MP
A local MP has branded the suspension of Labour MP Jared O’Mara as a “wise move”.
Sheffield MP O’Mara was suspended by the party today, it was announced. It’s after several comments he made online before he was elected deemed sexist and homophobic.
Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, was talking to presenter Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning talking about it.
Concerns for missing Elland woman
Have you seen Kerry Gladwin?
The 30-year-old from Elland was last seen in Sowerby Bridge on October 18.
She’s described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, with long black hair and blue eyes and has a strong Yorkshire accent. When she was last seen, Kerry was wearing a beige coat with a fur collar. Kerry is believed to have links to the Halifax town centre area.
Anyone who has information on Kerry’s whereabouts or anyone who believes they may have seen Kerry, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 1260 of 18/10.
Officer speaks out against violence against police
A police officer was left with a broken collarbone when a suspect head slammed him into the floor - yet the alleged attacker was cleared at court.
Pc Karl Heath suffered serious injuries and he is one of several officers from across the country who have bravely shown off their injuries and told their stories to try and prevent the public lashing out at police officers and other 999 workers.
The new campaign - Protect the Protectors - is calling for a change in legislation, leading to tougher sentences for those who assault police officers and other emergency service workers. You can read more about it here.
Missed bins to be emptied after roadworks chaos
Kirklees Council say they are now working to empty residents’ bins after collections were missed on Monday.
It’s due to ongoing roadworks which have caused traffic in parts of Huddersfield to grind to a halt.
Elderly man seriously injured after being hit by car
A 79-year-old man is in hospital this morning after he was hit by a car while crossing the road.
The man was crossing the street in Horbury, near to Wakefield, when he was struck by a red Suzuki Alto on Twitch Hill last night at around 7.35pm.
Police say he suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital. The driver of the Suzuki stopped at the scene and now enquiries into the collision are ongoing.
Anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle in the area at the time should contact police via 101, quoting log number 1656 of 24/10.
Men arrested after trying to break into cars
Police say they arrested two men in Huddersfield over the weekend after a member of the public reported them trying car doors.
Officers want to remind motorists to always double check their car door is locked before leaving it as anything taken will otherwise not be insured.
A much drier day in store for us today! We may even see some sunshine later in the afternoon.
Temperatures of around 12-13 degrees. You can really see thous nights are drawing in, though.
Traffic easing on M62
Looks like things are finally clearing on the M62 near Leeds.
There were reports of 50 minute delays westbound around junction 28 earlier this morning after an accident.
Woman rescued after slipping on rocks
Rescue services came to the aid of a dog walker after she on rocks in the woods.
The woman was walking up at Hardcastle Craggs near Hebden Bridge yesterday morning when she slipped, and was left stranded with no mobile phone signal in the woods.
As there were no passers by, the lady lay injured for over an hour. Team member from Calder Valley Rescue Team attended the scene and kept her warm while giving out pain relief. She was then stretchered to a waiting ambulance on the road.
Roadworks in Fartown causing disruption
Mind how you go.
Sheerman to discuss Brexit letter furore with University's Vice Chancellor
Barry Sheerman has claimed he will be meeting with Bob Cryan at the University of Huddersfield following concerns over a letter written by a fellow MP to British universities.
Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris caused furore this week after it was revealed he wrote to politics lecturers asking for their syllabus on what they were teaching about Brexit. While some called the move “sinister”, others defended him claiming the government had a right to know lectures were free from bias.
Huddersfield MP Barry tweeted this earlier this morning:
Dam pumped to prevent homes being flooded
Fire services were called to an old mill pond in Calderdale after fears it was about to burst.
Calderdale Council called the service to the small dam on Duke Street, Luddendenfoot, yesterday afternoon. The crews were at the site until 10.30pm last night pumping water out of the pond.
A crew member from Halifax fire station said: “Had it burst it would have been catastrophic. It could have flooded nearby homes. Once we were finished the council arrived to clean up.”
Delays easing on M62
Traffic is reportedly easing on the motorway on the Manchester side now.
Today's front page
Here’s a peek at the paper this morning - our lead story today is Josephine McGlade, who was in court yesterday for failing to declare her £75k bingo winnings.
The 55-year-old from Sheepridge was on benefits at the time of her win and had continued to claim them after her windfall.
More problems on the M62
An earlier accident on the M62 on the other side of Huddersfield as well - 50 minutes delays heading westbound due to an collision between junction 29 and 28.
All lanes re-opened here too but traffic is extremely congested so another one to avoid if possible.
Two lanes shut on the M62
Two lanes were closed on the M62 westbound earlier this morning due to an accident involving a lorry and a car.
The accident is around junction 20 heading towards Rochdale/Manchester. All lanes have now been re-opened but we’re being advised that travel time is an extra 25 minutes, so avoid the motorway if possible.
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.
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 email@example.com or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .