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- There’s queueing traffic on A629 New North Road westbound between Cemetery Road/Cedar Avenue and Ainley Top roundabout.
- There’s stop-start traffic and delays of 30 minutes on the M621 eastbound between junction 3 for Leeds city centre and M1 J43 (Belle Isle). The congestion goes to M1 to junction 44 A639/B6481.
- The traffic reported earlier on the M1 southbound at junction 40 has worsened, despite all lanes having been re-opened.
WATCH: Mandy Taylor's radiotherapy road trip continues
It’s appointment seven of 15 for Mandy Taylor, a breast cancer patient.
Here’s her latest carpool karaoke video. Today, her and two others have covered (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.
Read the full story here.
Body found in West Yorkshire car park
Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in the car park of a train station this morning.
The body was found in Horsforth train station - part of which has been cordoned off - in Leeds and the cause of death is ‘unexplained’.
British Transport Police were called at 8.34am today to reports that the body of a man had been found in the car park of Horsforth railway station.
A spokesperson said: “Officers attended and a man was declared dead at the scene.
“We are now working to establish the circumstances of the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.”
Trains between Huddersfield and Leeds return to normal
Trains between Leeds and Manchester/Halifax can now run as normal following disruption caused by an earlier broken down train, as well as poor rail conditions caused by leaf fall in the Batley and Brighouse area.
Slow traffic on M60 due to broken down vehicle
There’s slow traffic on the M1 southbound at junction 40 for Ossett/Wakefield due to a broken down vehicle.
Separate live blog for Furniture by Stan stand-off
Seeing as there are so many updates, we’ve launched a separate live blog for the stand-off outside Furniture By Stan in Milnsbridge.
Police leaving Furniture by Stan after customers get goods
This customer paid thousands of pounds in cash for his goods.
Police are only at Furniture by Stan to 'resolve the situation'
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers were deployed to reports a customer dispute at Stanley Mills Business Park in Milnsbridge today.
“Police attended to resolve the situation however there were no criminal offences disclosed, this is being dealt with as a civil matter.”
WATCH: Customers start getting goods from Furniture by Stan
Robert says staff inside Furniture by Stan struggled to unlock the room where the goods are stored, but now that they’ve unlocked it, they are releasing them.
FOURTH police van arrives at Furniture By Stan
Another van has arrived at the stand-off which police are calling a ‘civil’ matter.
Third police van arrives at Furniture By Stan
Robert’s taken these photos at the scene.
WATCH: More irate Furniture by Stan customers speak out
Robert’s speaking to customers live at the scene.
Reporter at the scene
Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene outside Furniture by Stan in Milnsbridge now.
He says two police vans are there.
Here’s the background.
WATCH: Intrepid reporters visit West Yorkshire's 'most haunted' house
This is what happened when yours truly, along with brave football writer Blake Welton, visited the spookiest home in West Yorkshire.
30 East Drive in Pontefract is alleged to have some the most violent poltergeist activity in the world, and is said to be the most terrifying in the area, if not the entire country. You can read more about the house itself and its horrifying happenings here.
Check out our video from the night. Spoiler: We didn’t last the entire night - but not for the reasons you’d think...
Man arrested over baseball attack
Police investigating after a man was beaten with a baseball bat have arrested a man.
Graphic photos were released last week showing Francis Manda, who was attacked with a bat in Leeds last month. Manda, 43, is still in hospital being treated for a serious head injury from the attack in Harehills on Friday, September 29.
Officers today have arrested a 28-year-old man from the Kirkstall area of Leeds in connection with the attack. He is currently in custody.
Angry scenes at Milnsbridge furniture store
Reports of more protests outside Furniture by Stan in Milnsbridge this afternoon.
Angry customers gathered outside the store at Home Mills on Britannia Road on Saturday. We are currently aware of reports of people barricading themselves inside the building. Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe is heading to the scene.
More updates as we get them.
Local man involved in £1.6m cocaine conspiracy
Six men, including one from Dewsbury, have been convicted for their part in a £1.6m drugs operation which saw cocaine taken from Yorkshire to Leicestershire.
Police began to unravel the operation last November when officers stopped the car of one of the men, Jonathon Lightbrown. He was found to have 2kg of cocaine in his car.
Read the full report from court here.
Here’s a midday round up of today’s main headlines...
CORONATION STREET STAR CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault after an alleged incident at a music venue in Manchester, Greater
Manchester Police said. Langley, who plays character Todd Grimshaw, was reported over the weekend to have been dropped from the soap.
CATALAN LEADERS FACING CHARGES OF REBELLION AND SEDITION
Spain’s state prosecutor is seeking charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement for members of the ousted Catalan cabinet and the governing body of the regional parliament that allowed a vote to declare independence last week. The crimes can be punished with up to 30, 15 and six years in prison respectively. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask judges for preventive measures against the officials, but did not specify if those would include immediate arrest and jailing while they await trial.
KEVIN SPACEY SPARKS BACKLASH AFTER COMING OUT AS GAY WITH ANTHONY RAPP APOLOGY
Kevin Spacey has come under fire for opening up about his sexuality, stating that he is living “as a gay man”, in a statement in which he apologised for any “inappropriate drunken behaviour”with a 14-year-old in 1986. The House Of Cards star and former artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre tweeted a statement after actor Anthony Rapp accused the 58-year-old of historical harassment. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rapp said Spacey, then aged 26, placed him on a bed and climbed on top of him following a party at his apartment. Spacey said he is “beyond horrified” by the claim, that he does not remember the alleged incident.
Barry Sheerman's Brexit comments: What you had to say
The MP sparked huge debate with his comments on Remain voters on BBC’s Sunday Politics yesterday.
Barry implied that those voting to Remain were “more educated”. Here’s what some of our readers have been saying...
Nicola Jackson said on Facebook: “Which means 70% of his constituency. Such a sweeping statement I believe to be inaccurate. That would mean everyone who voted remain had a degree and every Brexit voter didn’t. Utter tosh!!!”
John Richard Harrison Hoyle said: “I’m not saying which way I think we should have voted but at the end of the day we voted and got a result. We should listen to the people and just get on with it and stop moaning. It’s just holds things up and costs money. We live in a society that allows us to vote so we should listen to it.”
Ian McCulloch said: “Brexit. Stupidity at its best. Voting to leave the largest free trade block in the world. Then politicians trying to negotiate a deal where we get access to the largest free trade block in the world.”
Coroners appeal for relatives
Coroners are appealing to hear from relatives of a man who died last week.
Royce Marshall, 78, died of natural causes at his home in Horbury on Monday last week. Any relatives or anyone who has information about them should contact Coroner’s Officer Robert Wright on 01924 292301.
Delays on trains between Huddersfield and Leeds
An earlier broken down train as well as fallen leaves in the Batley and Brighouse areas has caused delays for train passengers this morning.
National Rail advise delays may be up to 30 minutes, with some services cancelled. This is affecting TransPennine services but should be back to normal by midday.
M62 crash: Separate live updates
We’ve now got a separate live blog running for updates on the M62.
You can follow them here.
Reports of accident on the M62
This is at junction 25 for Brighouse. More updates as we get them.
Driver caught going at 102mph
It’s all so big and clever until you kill someone...
Good job officers caught out this dangerous driver. Another 3 points will see them banned from the road.
Teenagers arrested over suspected terrorism offences
Two 14-year-old boys were questioned at a police station in West Yorkshire this weekend in an investigation over suspected terror offences.
The boys, who are from Northallerton in North Yorkshire, were take to the undisclosed police station on Saturday for questioning. Police are also searching a number of properties in North Yorkshire in connection.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “North Yorkshire Police are supporting officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East with their investigation and searches. Officers believe that this is an isolated incident and the wider community are not at risk.
“We appreciate the cooperation of local residents whilst the investigation continues.”
Woman rescued after falling and getting stranded on the moors
Imagine being stuck on the moors on your own injured...well that’s exactly what happened to one woman over the weekend.
Rescue teams were called to the moors at Hardcastle Craggs above Hebden Bridge after the woman slipped and dislocated her knee. As the woman didn’t know her exact location, 21 team members had to split up and search in heavy winds and low cloud.
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team posted about the incident on Saturday afternoon. Once teams found the woman, they put her under a shelter and medics treated her injury before she was stretchered half a mile across the moors to a nearby farm where an ambulance was waiting.
Heavy congestion in Berry Brow/Newsome
Very heavy traffic on Newsome Road South this morning.
Motorists have been held up by roadworks and have reportedly experienced “agonisingly slow” traffic. One commuter rang the Examiner to explain it took him 17 minutes to travel 150 yards!
Avoid the area if you can.
Road in Milnsbridge closed for resurfacing
This is also affecting local buses:
It’s been a really chilly start to the day so far - let’s take a look at what Mother Nature has in store for us today.
A really cold day today with tops of just 9 degrees. Cloudy with some patches of sun but dry throughout the day. The Met Office say sunset tonight is 4.39pm - ouch!
Bonfire spreads to sheds in Almondbury
A bonfire caused a huge fire in Almondbury last night after the embers set a garden shed alight - spreading to another shed and nearly the owner’s home.
Fire fighters say the bonfire at an address on Broken Cross, off Kaye Lane, had been put out, although embers were still burning and restarted, setting fire to two garden sheds. When crews from Huddersfield fire station arrived shortly before 11pm, there was a huge fire ripping through the sheds which took about an hour to put out. Luckily no-one was hurt and the crew caught it just time before it spread to the house.
The service want to remind anyone doing bonfires this years to fully extinguish them to avoid flames being fanned up which could be disastrous if not caught properly.