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Warning for Nissan owners

Huddersfield police officers are reporting that Nissan vehicles are being targeted.

The usual warnings of how to secure your car or van apply.

Traffic about to be stopped on M62

A van has broken down as motorists begin the great Bank Holiday get away.

The stricken vehicle is on a live lane near J28 of the M62.

Police are going to have briefly close the westbound side to get it moved.

Good Friday weather

The snow threat for most of us appears to have been pushed back until Easter Monday.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has just updated his report on Twitter.

He says tomorrow will be cold and wet but none of the white stuff...yet

Accident:

The scene of the accident in Gomersal
The scene of the accident in Gomersal (Image: Peter Fawcett)

There’s been an accident in Oxford Road, Gomersal. Emergency services are at the scene. Image by kind permission of Peter Fawcett

Mum dies:

Police say a young mum crushed by a pallet of bricks that fell from 70ft has died in hospital two days after the incident.

Kayla Boor
Kayla Boor (Image: Facebook/Mirror)

Kayla Boor, 29, of East London, was left unconscious on the pavement in Mile End on Tuesday morning.

It’s believed she had dropped her son off at school nearby when bricks began falling from scaffolding above.

Well done!

Staff at Lepton Pre-school and Just for fun out of school club say they are thrilled to announce the news that have been rated outstanding by Ofsted in its early years’ inspection on 21 February.

Outstanding Ofsted rating for Lepton Pre-School and Just For Fun Out Of School Club. Front Claire Jackson with their celebration cake.
Outstanding Ofsted rating for Lepton Pre-School and Just For Fun Out Of School Club. Front Claire Jackson with their celebration cake.

The club secured this judgment in all four categories (Leadership and management, teaching and learning, Personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children).

A629 delays:

Not for the first time there’s heavy traffic on the A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane.

Trapped woman rescued:

Firefighters have rescued a woman trapped in a car following a collision at Smithies Lane, Birstall.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

She was transferred to hospital by ambulance.

Council Chief Exec in Flockton:

Kirklees Council’s chief executive has given new hope that something will be done to make Flockton safer.

The tiny village on the edge of Kirklees is blighted by high volumes of traffic heading to the M1 causing frequent minor collisions, congestion and pollution.

Read the full story here

Man survives horrific bridge fall

A man who fell from a bridge onto the motorway yesterday afternoon has not sustained ‘life-threatening’ injuries, police say.

The M621 westbound was temporarily shut yesterday after the man fell from the bridge near Stourton. Emergencies arrived on the scene shortly after 5pm and the man was taken to LGI, our sister title Leeds Live reports.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed that the man has “got serious injuries but they’re not life threatening”.

If you are struggling over the Bank Holiday weekend, please remember there is always someone there to listen. Samaritans can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123.

The M621 near Leeds
The M621 (Image: Google)

Easter weather

Here’s what to expect from Mother Nature this Bank Holiday...

Good Friday

Chilly temperatures up to just 7°C and cloudy throughout most of the day. There is a chance of some drizzle in the morning, but this is scheduled to give way to some sunshine later in the afternoon.

Saturday

Cold again with temperatures peaking at only 5°C. The day will remain dry and overcast with a small chance of light rain in the evening.

Easter Sunday

Another cold, dry day and temperatures could drop as low as freezing.

Easter Monday

A yellow warning is in place for snow. Read more on this here.

Daffodil bulbs surrounded by snow on Greenfield Road
Daffodil bulbs surrounded by snow on Greenfield Road (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Roadworks cleared

M62 delays clearing

Queues on the eastbound carriage are now clearing after an earlier accident at junction 28.

Mushy goes back to school give speech

He said it was the most nerve-wracking speech he’d given since standing up and overcoming his stammer! Looks like it went well...

DJ running five half marathons in as many days

Capital DJ Pete Allison is taking on a half marathon challenge that will take in Yorkshire’s biggest football stadiums - including John Smith’s.

The drivetime presenter is raising money for Carers Leeds as part of Global’s Make Some Noise project, and has announced details of his Pitch to Pitch challenge where he will be running from one stadium to the next.

The challenge will include one half marathon a day, starting from Monday April 23. It starts in Hull, then takes in the stadiums at Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley, the John Smith’s Stadium here in Huddersfield, then onto Bradford City and finishing at Elland Road.

You can donate to the cause here.

The John Smith's Stadium. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
The John Smith's Stadium. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Queues on M62 eastbound

Due to an accident at junction 28:

National news

Here’s what’s been happening in the main headlines so far today:

UK MUST UNITE TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF BREXIT, SAYS THERESA MAY
With one year to go until Brexit, Theresa May has issued a call for the country to “come together” and seize the opportunities of EU withdrawal. The Prime Minister kicked off a whistle-stop tour of the four nations of the United Kingdom with a visit to Scotland today. The all-day plane trip comes amid polling suggesting that the UK remains deeply divided over Brexit, but has little appetite for a second referendum on the issue.

LABOUR HIT BY NEW ANTI-SEMITISM ROW
The chairwoman of Labour’s disputes panel has stood down amid a new anti-Semitism row in the party. Christine Shawcroft said she was “wrong and misguided” to have sent an email calling for council candidate Alan Bull in Peterborough to have his suspension lifted as she had not been aware of all the information in the case. Mr Bull has been accused of being responsible for anti-Semitic posts on social media, but he has said they were “doctored screenshots”, according to reports.

PM WELCOMES MALALA ON FIRST RETURN TO PAKISTAN SINCE TALIBAN SHOOTING
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012 for advocating for women’s education. The 20-year-old arrived under tight security on Thursday morning and one of her first stops, just hours after touching down, was a visit with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at his office.

Yellow warning for snow issued

And just when you thought it was over...the Met Office have warned of possible snow showers next week.

Snow is forecast for Easter Monday across West Yorkshire with the likelihood of travel being affected. Best to do your Easter egg hunt on Sunday unless you want frozen, sodden chocolate.

In other news, nobody has told the Met Office that the words “yellow” and “snow” have different meanings to us...

Update on train death tragedy

Police have confirmed that two people who died after being struck by a train at Doncaster station on Tuesday night were a 27-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man.

Both were from the Doncaster area. The deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Doncaster Station
Doncaster Station

Zanka helps pupils sing their heart out

Huddersfield Town centre back Mathias Zanka has been visiting pupils at Roberttown School today.

The player visited alongside local band The Sherlocks to help children write their own terrace chants. The project was supported by Musica Kirklees and the Town Foundation.

Anybody forgotten their caravan?

Woman freed from car

Fire services have been attending a road collision in Birstall in which a woman was trapped inside the car.

Two cars were involved in the collision at Smithies Lane at 7.37am and the woman had to be cut free. She was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The road remains partially blocked and there is slow traffic in the area.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Mushy goes back to school

Educating Yorkshire star Musharaf Asghar will be returning to Thornhill Academy today.

Musharaf, known as Mushy, became an overnight star on the Channel 4 show in 2013 when English teacher Matthew Burton helped him to overcome his stammer by listening to music while reading - as shown in blockbuster The King’s Speech. Today, he is an inspirational speaker and has his own YouTube channel.

Queen Street incident: Separate updates

We are now running separate live updates into the incident on Queen Street in the early hours of this morning.

You can see the latest here.

Police scene at Queen Street following incident near Tokyo nightclub
Police scene at Queen Street following incident near Tokyo nightclub

Grainger Games closes stores in financial turmoil

Online gaming store Grainger Games has closed its stores in Huddersfield and Dewsbury as its financial crisis deepens.

The troubled store’s website has also been taken down after it was revealed last week it was facing a financial crisis due to a number of its credit facilities being cut.

The store’s branches on the Piazza and Dewsbury’s Princess of Wales shopping centre have both been closed.

The Piazza Centre
The Piazza Centre

Accident on M62 eastbound

Reports of slow traffic on the M62 eastbound at junction 26 due to an accident.

M62 Motorway between Junction 26 and 27
M62 Motorway between Junction 26 and 27

We're not saying it's aliens but...

...maybe it’s aliens?

Police on Queen Street

Reports of a police presence on Queen Street in Huddersfield town centre last night.

We’ve been told the street was temporarily cordoned off and an ambulance was also at the scene near to Tokyo. We are currently waiting to hear more information from West Yorkshire Police.

Today's Examiner

Here is is this morning’s front page:

Examiner front page 29/03/18

Traffic update

No major incidents occurring so far this morning. The M62 is flowing normally with no severe delays at the moment.

Stay with us for further updates on traffic and travel.

Junction 24 at Ainley Top.
Junction 24 at Ainley Top.