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M1 partially re-opens

One lane of the M1 northbound has just re-opened after being fully closed for most of the afternoon and evening.

Both sides of a section the east of Leeds have been shut since about 3pm after an HGV loaded with waste plastic overturned.

Armed raid at Co-op service station

Here’s everything we know so far about the robbery this afternoon.

Police were called at about 4.20pm after a man wielding a ‘large knife’ threatened staff.

Police investigating a robbery at the Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe, Huddersfield
Police investigating a robbery at the Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe, Huddersfield (Image: TM)

Breaking - robbery at filling station

Police have sealed off the Co-op petrol station at Birchencliffe after a robbery.

We are awaiting further details but we know the Halifax Road store was raided at about 4.20pm.

Crime scene investigators are there now.

The store, close to the Ainley Top roundabout, was in the news in 2016 when it was completely destroyed by a fire.

It had to be demolished and completely re-built.

Police investigating a robbery at the Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe, Huddersfield
Police investigating a robbery at the Co-op filling station at Birchencliffe, Huddersfield (Image: TM)

Snooker loopy news

Snooker legend Dennis Taylor is going to be visiting Huddersfield for a fund raising dinner event.

The former world champion will be the main man at a sportsman’s dinner for Kirkwood Hospice at the Cedar Court hotel.

Find out how you can attend below.

M1 still shut as rush hour hits

Stay away from Leeds if you can as it will be traffic hell following a full closure of the M1.

Local MPs probe zoo rules

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman and Halifax MP Holly Lynch have today been looking at zoo regulations.

There has been a string of recent tragedies raising serious concerns about animal welfare and public safety.

Kirklees MP grills Prime Minister

Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker asked a question at PMQs today.

She has been piling the pressure on the government over education funding.

Panto season for Super League stars

They’re used to the ‘big stage’ but how will they fare on a real stage?

A gaggle of Huddersfield Giants’ players are set to perform in panto this week...oh yes they are.

Details below...

Keeping tabs on the M1 closure

If you’re worried about driving to the M1 our sister site Leeds Live has all the updates on the situation after an HGV overturned.

England to play at Elland Road

The 2018 World Cup warm up will visit West Yorkshire.

It has been announced the Three Lions will take on Costa Rica at Elland Road on June 7 before heading off for the tournament in Russia.

England have played twice at Leeds’ 37,890-capacity Elland Road - a 2-1 defeat to Italy in March 2002 and a 3-3 draw with Sweden in June 1995.

The ground also staged matches in 1996 when England hosted the European Championship.

The M1 is closed near Leeds

If you’re heading further afield a serious crash on the motorway north east of Leeds has seen it closed.

A lorry has overturned southbound at J46 but the northbound is being closed to allow the air ambulance to land.

Train strike action:

There’s a replacement bus service running on Northern today between Huddersfield and Stalybridge due to strike action following a row over trains operating without guards.

The service will run until 7pm tonight.

Winter World Transplant Games:

Former Salendine Nook and Greenhead College student Mark Brown is representing Team Great Britain at the Winter World Transplant Games in Anzere, Switzerland. They run until Friday, January 12.

Team GB comprises of 12 adults, one junior and six children in the Nicholas Cup, with over 30 family, friends and nurses supporting them.

Mark Brown
Mark Brown (Image: Mark Brown)

Mark, 50, who received his donor kidney in 1994, is hoping to build on his success at previous games.

He said: ”For a team that doesn’t have a great opportunity to practice winter sports we’ve been relatively successful.

“This will be the 6th WWTG I’ve attended, and I’ve brought medals back in the slalom, snowboarding and at the most recent games in France 2014 returned with a silver in the team slalom and a gold in curling.

“In fact, I’ve now got three gold medals in curling – the British team literally sweeping up the medals on the ice rink.”

Jail for Huddersfield burglar

Full story on our website later...

Man arrested after robbery at Moldgreen convenience store

Police are investigating another knifepoint robbery at the One Stop store in Moldgreen.

Officers were called just before 6.45am this morning after a man entered the shop with a knife and demanded cash from the till. A 29-year-old man has since been arrested.

The raid follows a previous knifepoint robbery at the same store on Thursday night last week, which is being linked to a similar robbery the same evening at the Co-op store in Almondbury.

One Stop shop, Broad Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield
One Stop shop, Broad Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield

Today's main stories

Here are our top stories from our website today.

RTC on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.
RTC on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.

National news

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

13 DEAD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS RAIN TRIGGERS MUDSLIDES
At least 13 people have been killed and homes torn from their foundations in flash flooding in southern California. Downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in the state in December. Rescue crews used helicopters to pluck more than 50 people from rooftops because trees and power lines blocked roads, dozens more were rescued on the ground and firefighters pulled a mud-caked 14-year-old girl from a collapsed home where she had been trapped for hours. Most deaths were believed to have occurred in Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles.

REMAINS FOUND AFTER WOMAN TELLS POLICE SHE KILLED MAN AND BURIED HIM IN GARDEN
A woman who told police she had killed a man and buried him in a garden is being questioned by murder detectives following the discovery of human remains. Greater Manchester Police said the 63-year-old woman sparked an investigation at a house on Matlock Road in Reddish, near Stockport, after walking into a police station and telling officers she had killed a man “a number of years ago”. Investigators searching the property on Tuesday discovered human remains, which are believed to be those of a man.

MAY SLAMS CORBYN OVER ‘TOO WEAK TO SACK HUNT’ CLAIMS
Theresa May has accused Jeremy Corbyn of giving the impression that the NHS is failing everybody amid claims she was “too weak” to sack the Health Secretary. The Prime Minister reiterated her apology to patients affected by winter pressures, including to the thousands who have seen their operations cancelled, as she defended the preparations. But Labour leader Mr Corbyn said Mrs May had recognised there is a “crisis” in the NHS because she initially wanted to sack Mr Hunt, who ultimately survived the reshuffle and saw social care added to his portfolio.

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of CommonsWire
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of CommonsWire

Thelma Walker to quiz PM

The Colne Valley MP will be asking her first question in PMQs as MP today:

WATCH: Reporter trains with water rescue service

A taster of what reporter Joanne Douglas has been up to with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s water watch team this morning...

Torched cars near Huddersfield town centre

We’ve been to the scene at Newhouse Place behind the old Technical College this morning.

Two cars were torched by arsonists in a deliberate attack last night.

Cars torched by arsonists in attack near to Huddersfield town centre
Cars torched by arsonists in attack near to Huddersfield town centre

A woman who saw said: “I was just dozing off. Then it felt as though the blast had shaken my flat.

“It was horrible. I couldn’t understand what it was. Then I saw the water trickling around and realised the fire service must have turned up. I can’t believe it. I’ve lived round here for four years and it’s always been really peaceful.”

Police are now investigating the attack.

Cars torched by arsonists in attack near to Huddersfield town centre
Cars torched by arsonists in attack near to Huddersfield town centre

Water training rescue with WYFRS

Looks cold, Joanne!

Training with West Yorkshire Fire

Reporter Joanne Douglas is spending a morning training with West Yorkshire Fire Service today!

Wakefield Road CLOSED

Wakefield Road is now CLOSED in both directions at Moldgreen. We are running separate live updates on this serious incident which you can see here.

Serious road collision at Broad Lane

Looks like there’s been a collision in Moldgreen. Multiple emergency services at the scene.

Reporter Louise Cooper is there - she says a BMW has been involved in a serious-looking accident.

Road accident in Moldgreen
Road accident in Moldgreen (Image: David Tansey)
Road accident in Moldgreen
Road accident in Moldgreen (Image: David Tansey)

Reporter on route

We have a reporter heading to the scene at Broad Lane, Moldgreen.

We’ll let you know when we have an update on what’s happening.

Police in Moldgreen

Very heavy traffic through Waterloo this morning - we’re hearing reports that this is due to an incident at Moldgreen with police in attendance.

Updates as we get them.

Huddersfield weather

Another grim January day on the cards today.

Dry and cloudy but not quite as chilly as it was at the weekend and start of the week, with temperatures of up to 7 degrees.

Thugs set cars alight on residential street

Arsonists started car fires just yards from people’s homes last night.

The fire service were called to Newhouse Place behind the old Technical College after and Audi A5 and a Mazda were deliberately ignited. Residents inside the houses caught the moment it happened on CCTV and immediately called 999. Crews said the quick response meant they were able to get there in time and put the fires out before the fuel tanks were ignited.

Nobody was injured in the fires, which were started last night at around 10.45pm. Police were also called to the scene and are now investigating.

Newhouse Place, Huddersfield
Newhouse Place, Huddersfield

Traffic update

The roads are really clogged up this morning around Cooper Bridge, so a few delays there.

There’s also a lane closed on the M62 westbound between junctions 19 and 18 due to a broken down van which is causing some hold ups.

Locator: Leeds Road, Cooper Bridge.
Locator: Leeds Road, Cooper Bridge.

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning...

Examiner front page 10/01/18