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Travel round-up

Here’s a round-up of what’s happening on the roads right now:

1) Very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.

2) Heavy traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane.

3) Slow traffic on A629 Skircoat Road in both directions between Shaw Hill / Free School Lane and A6025 Halifax Road.

It’s in the roadworks area and there are patches of congestion along this stretch of road.

4) M1/M62 delays:

Plastic straw ban for town centre bar

Revolution Bars Group has removed plastic straws across its estate as part of a new sustainability campaign.

The Huddersfield venue will champion #TheFinalStraw campaign, banning all plastic straw purchasing and putting an end to its annual 30 million order in time for its new menu launch.

A biodegradable, fully compostable alternative manufactured from PLA (a plant-based plastic), will be available to customers who specifically ask for and require a straw.

Revolution bar, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.
Revolution bar, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.

M1 alert

There’s queueing traffic and exit slip road to M62 eastbound closed due to emergency repairs on M1 Southbound at J42 M62 (Lofthouse).
The fast link from the M1 Southbound to the M62 Eastbound remains closed whilst repairs take place.

Traffic can continue to use the Lofthouse Interchange roundabout to join the M62.

Reports of pedestrian on motorway

Worrying report on Huddersfield NHS staff morale

Staff at Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals are increasingly feeling the strain, with many reporting feeling underpaid, short-staffed and sick with stress.

According to the latest NHS Staff Survey results, one in eight members of staff at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust (12.6%) said they rarely or never look forward to going to work, the same as in 2016. You can read more on this here.

Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.
Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.

Next of kin appeal

Police are looking to trace the relatives of a man who died with connections to West Yorkshire.

Terence Graham, from Brigg, North Lincolnshire, passed away on Friday March 30. Humberside Police say the 67-year-old had links to the area, particularly in the Wakefield and Pontefract areas. His death is not being treated as suspicious but attempts to trace Mr Smith’s next of kin have so far been unsuccessful.

If you know him please contact the coroner’s office on 01472 324 005.

National news

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

TRUMP HINTS AT AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA

US President Donald Trump has hinted at military action in Syria following last weekend’s horrifying chemical attack on civilians. Trump tweeted earlier today warning Russia against shooting down missiles, writing: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” Bashar al-Assad has denied using chemical weapons.

FACEBOOK TO PROBE ‘TENS OF THOUSANDS’ OF APPS - ZUCKERBERG
Facebook will investigate “tens of thousands” of apps to discover if any other companies have accessed data in a similar way to Cambridge Analytica (CA), Mark Zuckerberg has told US politicians. The social network says it is in the process of letting up to 87 million users know that their information may have been accessed by CA, and in a packed room on Capitol Hill, Mr Zuckerberg repeated his admission yesterday that the company “didn’t do enough” to stop its tools “being used for harm”. He also said the company was in an “arms race” with Russia, warning there were people in the country tasked with finding ways to breach Facebook’s systems.

SCORES KILLED AS MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN ALGERIA
At least 100 people have been killed as a military plane crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria, officials said. The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to the Defence Ministry. Emergency services converged on the area near the Boufarik military base after the crash. “There are more than 100 deaths. We can’t say exact how many at this point,” said Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency.

U.S. President Donald Trump receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria
U.S. President Donald Trump receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria (Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Man jailed for town centre sex assault

Reporter Stephanie Finnegan is in court:

WATCH: The council are out and about fixing potholes this morning

A strangely interesting process!

Kirklees have also released this video showing how they refill their tarmac machines ahead of resurfacing roads and filling potholes.

You can report potholes to the council here.

Kirklees contractors fixing potholes
Kirklees contractors fixing potholes

Yorkshire NHS Trusts third worst for plastic cups

NHS Trusts in Yorkshire and the Humber are one of the country’s worst for plastic waste.

Figures revealed by the Press Association this morning showed that local trusts bought 67.4 million disposable cups in the past five years. The number was exceeded only by collective trusts in the North West and the West Midlands.

CCTV released over Riddings Road robbery

Detectives hunting a man who robbed an off licence in Deighton have released images of the suspect.

CCTV released following robbery at convenience store in Deighton
CCTV released following robbery at convenience store in Deighton (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

The robbery happened on Thursday last week when two men bought a number of items at the Corner Cash Convenience Store on Riddings Road. One of the men then returned with a can of lager his friend had bought demanding a refund, before becoming aggressive. He then leaned over the counter and took the till, fleeing the store.

Anyone who recognises the man in the pictures is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101.

CCTV released following robbery at convenience store in Deighton
CCTV released following robbery at convenience store in Deighton (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

M62 traffic

An update on the motorway this morning:

  • Queues remain on the M62 westbound due to an offal spillage on the junction 26 sliproad this morning
  • Queues westbound at junction 29 with 15 minute delays
  • Reports of a road sign in the road on the westbound carriage near junction 24 so be wary of this

There is also queuing traffic on the M1 southbound at junction 42 due to emergency repairs.

Water off in Holmfirth

Dr Who cancels visit to Comic Con

A Doctor Who actor scheduled to visit Huddersfield’s Comic Con festival has had to cancel his visit, it’s been announced.

Sylvester McCoy was due to visit the town next month for the annual sci fi event. McCoy, who played the seventh doctor, has had to cancel the visit due to a change in filming plans.

Worry not however, other stars booked for the event at Kirklees College include Rogue One Darth Vader actor Spencer Wilding and panto legend Christopher Biggins.

Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace in the 1980s
Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace in the 1980s (Image: BBC)

ICYMI: Friends of Katelyn Dawson hold vigil

A vigil for tragic Moldgreen crash victim Katelyn Dawson was held last night.

Katelyn Dawson vigil beside Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.
Katelyn Dawson vigil beside Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.

The gathering took place at the scene of January’s crash on Wakefield Road. The 15-year-old Shelley College pupil had been waiting at a bus stop when a black BMW collided with the shelter. Three other people, including the man driving the BMW, were injured in the crash.

Among those at the vigil were Katelyn’s grandmother Susan Reilly, who paid tribute to the popular dancer. See what happened here.

Moving gesture Kate Granger made for husband

Huddersfield doctor Kate Granger wrote years’ worth of future birthday cards for her husband before her death, it’s been revealed.

Kate, who died in 2016 following a five-year battle with metastatic cancer, was the brains behind the #hellomynameis campaign, which aims to encourage healthcare staff to properly introduce themselves to patients to battle the isolation that cancer can cause.

Husband Chris Pointon revealed this morning that the 34-year-old wrote him birthday cards for “years into the future” before saying goodbye.

Huddersfield weather

Potentially more April showers on the cards for today but luckily it won’t be quite the downpour we had yesterday morning.

Overcast for throughout the day and a chance of some drizzle later at lunchtime. Temperatures of around 6-7°C.

Family reported for seventh time for driving uninsured

Because the six previous occasions weren’t enough of a lesson, it seems!

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning.

OFFAL ON THE M62

Queues on the M62 westbound at junction 26 this morning due to a spillage of offal on the road, apparently.

Two lanes are currently closed on the exit slip road. Avoid this stretch of motorway for now, it’s....(do you really need me to finish this sentence?)

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 rainbow over Denby Dale
A rainbow over Denby Dale

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 .