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Road reopened after 'medical episode'

Newsome Road has been re-opened by police following an earlier incident believed to be a ‘medical episode’ involving a man in a parked car.

Police were called at 3.27pm today to a vehicle parked on Newsome Road because there was concern for the safety of a man in the vehicle.

Paramedics and police were in attendance.

The road was reopened shortly before 5pm.

Police have not said what happened to the man in question.

Newsome Road 'closed' in police incident

We are getting reports of an incident in the Newsome Road area of Newsome. The road is said to be closed with ambulance and police in attendance.

The area affected is thought to be in the vicinity of Hart Street.

An Examiner reader has told us that buses have been turned around at the scene and people on foot were stopped at a cordon.

More on this as we get it.

Accident cleared on M62

Traffic has now returned to normal following the earlier crash on the slip road on the M62 eastbound at Brighouse.

Lane two was closed heading down to the roundabout but has since reopened. The accident has now been cleared.

Beer cheer for town centre pub

Staff at the Plumbers Arms in the town centre will tonight receive an Autumn Pub of the Season award from the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Plumbers Arms, Macauley Street, Huddersfield.
Plumbers Arms, Macauley Street, Huddersfield.

A Camra spokesman said: “Since the Plumbers re-opened after an extensive refit, there has been a real commitment to serving real ale and providing an interesting range of both light and dark beers.

“There is always an Elland beer, usually 1872 Porter, Bradfield, Newby Wyke and other interesting breweries.”

Well worth calling in if you haven’t done so already.

M62 crash causing delays

A crash involving two cars is causing problems for motorists leaving the M62 at Brighouse.

One lane is closed on the slip road because of the accident at junction 25, Brighouse.

Traffic is said to be slow.

Lane two (of two) is closed as you head down to the roundabout.

Footballer avoids jail for vicious attack

Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is in court:

Congestion on the M621

A lane closed on the M621 eastbound this afternoon which is causing some traffic if you’re heading towards Leeds.

This is around junction 2 near the Elland Road stadium.

Plans to upgrade the M621 around Leeds have been revealed, including a potential new lane at the major pinch point a junction 2 by Elland Road
The M621 (Image: Google)

Boxing fan billed £85k for streaming match

A Yorkshire boxing fan has been left with a knockout £85,000 bill from Sky after his friend drunkenly streamed a world title fight on Facebook Live to 4,250 people.

Craig Foster, from Scarborough, paid £19.95 to watch Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko with friends in April. Read more on this story here.

Craig Foster was landed with an £85,000 fine after his pal live streamed a world title boxing match over Facebook
Craig Foster was landed with an £85,000 fine after his pal live streamed a world title boxing match over Facebook (Image: Sunday Mirror)

Inquest into man killed by suicide bomber takes place

A hearing into the death of a Golcar security guard killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan is being heard today.

Mic Hampshire, 29, was in a convoy vehicle when a Taliban bomber detonated an explosive in May 2015. An inquest at Bradford Coroner’s Court is underway today.

Dr Kirsten Hope, forensic pathologist, told the court this morning that Mr Hampshire died “rapidly, seconds rather than minutes, after the detonation of the bomb and sustained catastrophic injuries that were unsurvivable”.

The inquest later today will hear from experts from Eeuropean Union Police, whose convoy vehicle he was travelling in when he was killed.

Mic Hampshire, was killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack. Facebook image.
Mic Hampshire, was killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bomb attack. Facebook image.

Concerns for man missing from home

Police are worried for the welfare of a man who has been missing for more than a month.

Martin Cawley, 42, was reported missing from his home in Halifax on December 6 after he failed to turn up to an appointment on November 23. There have been no confirmed sightings of him since.

He is described as white Irish, 5ft 5ins tall, of thin build, with short, grey hair, blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. He has a number of tattoos, including ‘Jordan’ on the centre of his neck, a black ink tomb on his left arm, an Irish flag with ‘Ireland’ on his left hand and a love heart scroll with ‘Ellie-Jo’ on his right hand. He has connections to Ireland but it believed to still be in the UK.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101.

Martin Cawley
Martin Cawley

Pearson remanded into custody after short court hearing

He’ll next appear at Leeds Crown Court next month:

National news

Here’s a round-up of today’s main headlines...

PRIME MINISTER SET TO SHUFFLE HER TOP TEAM - AS MCLOUGHLIN RUMOURED TO LOSE ROLE

Theresa May is to give her Government a New Year revamp in the most extensive reshuffle of her top team since she appointed her first Cabinet on entering Downing Street in 2016. Reports suggest that around half a dozen of her senior ministers could be axed or moved, with Number 10 sources indicating the more junior ministerial appointments would continue into a second day on Tuesday. The most senior members of the Government - Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit Secretary David Davis - will all remain in their present posts.

OPRAH WINFREY SPARKS CALLS TO RUN FOR US PRESIDENCY WITH GOLDEN GLOBES SPEECH
Oprah Winfrey sparked calls to run for US president after delivering a rousing speech at the Golden Globes. As she became the first black woman to win the Cecil B DeMille Award, she told the audience: “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.” Her speech drew a huge response from the audience in the room and those watching at home.

BROKENSHIRE RESIGNS AS NORTHERN IRELAND SECRETARY AHEAD OF MAJOR SURGERY
Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has quit the Cabinet in the first of what are expected to be a number of changes as Theresa May reshuffles her top team. The Northern Ireland Office confirmed his resignation, but gave no further details. However, a source close to the 50-year-old minister said he had decided to stand down because he was facing major surgery within the next couple of weeks. Explaining his decision, a source close to Mr Brokenshire said: “He has a small lesion on his right lung and is getting major surgery in the next couple of weeks.”

Prime Minister Theresa May arriving in Downing Street, London, ahead of rumoured Cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister Theresa May arriving in Downing Street, London, ahead of rumoured Cabinet reshuffle (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Pearson in court over grooming charge

This is the man confronted by self-styled ‘paedophile hunters’ over the weekend.

Man builds iconic mast out of Lego

Do you want to see Emley Moor Mast built in Lego? The answer is yes, yes of course you do...

Check out the full story here.

Lego expert Luc Byard who is a court clerk in Huddersfield and his model of Emley Moor mast
Lego expert Luc Byard who is a court clerk in Huddersfield and his model of Emley Moor mast

More stunning pictures of our area

These were taken over the M62 at Scammonden and at Helme, near Meltham.

And photographer Sandie Nicholson took this lovely photo up on Saddleworth Moor:

Fire service reveal how fire doors can stop flames spreading

They could literally save a life...

Pictured: Beautiful skies over Huddersfield

Some stunning pictures here taken in Thurstonland yesterday evening:

M62: Slow traffic around Brighouse

Traffic is heavier and slower than normal on the M62 eastbound around junctions 26 and 25. We’re being advised that travel time is an extra 10 minutes.

No accidents to report - congestion is just down to sheer weight of traffic.

Junction 26 of the M62
Junction 26 of the M62 (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

"Everyone should be concerned" about train guards

Kirklees councillor Andrew Cooper has said:

“I’m supportive of guards on trains and the threat of losing guards on trains is not good for passenger safety and is something everyone should be concerned about.”

Clr Andrew Cooper
Clr Andrew Cooper

Outside the station...

Demonstrators from the RMT union have now gathered outside for today’s set of strikes.

Here is reporter Robert Sutcliffe explaining the strikes today...

Station deserted as strikes take place

Don’t think I’ve ever seen the station look so quiet! Is everybody still in bed...?

Or perhaps everyone is giving it a wide berth after hearing about this week’s industrial action.

Huddersfield weather

Wrap up warm!

A very cold but dry day on the cards for Huddersfield today. Tops of three degrees.

Train strikes - new timetables

Northern services are affected by strikes this morning, and will be on Wednesday and Friday, too.

All lines are running as normal - but with fewer services. Here are the revised timetables for...

If you’re affected, you can also check out how you can claim compensation here.

A Northern train
A Northern train

Road closed at Batley Carr

Buses are being diverted:

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page page today - leading on Honley man Robert Pearson, who will appear in court after being confronted by paedophile hunters.

Person, 56, was faced by self-style paedophile hunter Jamie Lee at his home on Friday and has since been charged with a grooming offence.

Examiner front page 08/01/17

Officers seize car as driver heads to work...uninsured

This was in Heckmondwike earlier this morning:

Problems on the M62

Lane closures on the M62 westbound in two different spots this morning...

The first is between junctions 23 and 22 over Rishworth Moor due to an earlier accident - traffic is back to Ainley Top so delays to be expected there this morning.

The motorway is back down to two lanes further along at junction 18 due to a broken down lorry and there are reports of 20 minute delays there, too.

Here’s how it’s looking around junction 23...

Ice on the roads

Below freezing temperatures this morning means ice on your cars...and on the roads.

Lots of thick black ice and frost about so take extra special care and avoid any potentially hazardous, hairpin-bend roads.

Frosty windscreen on a car in winter
Frosty windscreen on a car in winter

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.

A light dusting of snow on the Pennines above Huddersfield
A light dusting of snow on the Pennines above Huddersfield (Image: Sean Doyle)

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 editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .