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M62 congestion

Queueing traffic on M606 Southbound at M62 J26 (Chain Bar). Travel time is nine minutes.

There’s also heavy traffic on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome), congestion to J30 A642 (Rothwell).

Lorry being moved

The lorry blocking parts of Manchester Road is now being moved after causing tailbacks as far as Colne Valley doctors

Fog alert remains on M62

Fog and reduced visibility is continuing to cause traffic to queue on the M62 around J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Motorway cameras are showing heavy fog in the area.

Police at scene of trapped truck

Police are now understood to be at the scene of the trapped truck as a tow truck is there to try and free it

Road remains closed

A643 Moorbottom in CLeckheaton remains closed in both directions following a burst water main between Wellands Lane and School Street.
The burst water main occurred around 06:40 this morning. Yorkshire water are in attendance to the scene. This is affecting traffic between Hartshead Moorside and Cleckheaton.
Diversion - via the A649 towards Liversedge. Then the A636 back towards Cleckheaton, rejoining the A643.

Bus services affected: 225 253 254 and X25

Clutch has gone on lorry

It is believed the clutch has gone on the HGV so it may be stuck for a while

Video of the trapped lorry on Manchester Road

Crash in Halifax

Weekend weather outlook

It’s not long until the #weekend now �� Here’s how it’s looking at a glance pic.twitter.com/8hmqlxwW57

— Met Office (@metoffice) April 12, 2018

Delays on Manchester Road in Slaithwaite

Lorry stuck on Manchester Road trying to access Linfit Lane
Lorry stuck on Manchester Road trying to access Linfit Lane

Traffic congestion

Very slow traffic on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane, Huddersfield. The congestion extends to Whitacre Street and Thistle Street In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.

Road remains closed

The A643 between WEellends Lane and School Street in Cleckheaton remains closed in both directions due to a burst water main

Inquest into death of young footballer

Inquest into death of young footballer hears how she may have been making a cry for help

M62:

M62 Eastbound lane closed on entry slip road, slow traffic due to broken down vehicle at J25 A644 (Brighouse).


Lane one is closed as drivers come off the main carriageway and head towards the roundabout.

Emley mast

Work is set to start today on the second Emley mast - this is why

Fog on the M62

Our travel partners Inrix are reporting that fog is still causing issues on the M62 between Huddersfield and Rishworth Moor.

Wagner set to face media ahead of must-win match

Sex offender jailed:

A man who sexually abused two young girls after plying them with alcohol and drugs has been jailed for 23 years.

Ibrahim Hussain, 35, was sentenced today at Bradford Crown Court after he was found guilty of several charges including sexual assault, rape, child abduction and arranging or facilitating child sexual exploitation.

The offences first came to light in September 2016, when a 16-year-old girl reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted after being groomed by Hussain, of Woodcross Court in West Bowling, Bradford, online.

Convicted sex offender, Ibrahim Hussain
Convicted sex offender, Ibrahim Hussain (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

The girl said that Hussain of Bradford had picked her up from Great Horton Road and taken her to Keighley, where he bought her alcohol and drugs.

She later reported to police that Hussain had sexually assaulted her in his car.

Hussain was arrested and denied these allegations when interviewed, but was later charged and bailed.

Then early last July a 12-year-old girl reported to police that she had been raped at addresses in Bradford and Leeds.

Further enquiries by officers at the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit identified Hussain as a suspect and he was later charged with three counts of rape against her.

Manor House:

A former Victorian mill owner and philanthropist’s residence in Lindley has undergone a £4.5m investment to transform a Grade II listed Georgian period property, known as Manor House, into a boutique restaurant with rooms.

Manor House, a former, dilapidated, children’s care home called Fieldhead on Lidget Street, has undergone a radical transformation, restoring the building to now include 11 individually designed bedrooms, two restaurants and three bars.

A roof terrace bar has also been created, allowing for views of neighbouring St. Stephens Church.

The opening of Manor House will see 30 jobs being created initially, with a further 20 recruits expected to join the business by the end of the year.

The gloriously lit up Manor House, Lindley
The gloriously lit up Manor House, Lindley (Image: Manor House)

Already the venue has attracted high profile staff, many with backgrounds in luxury hotels across the UK.

Expected to be one of the leading boutique events venues in the north of England, multiple weddings and events for 2018 and beyond have been booked months in advance of the Manor House’s official opening.

Manor House recently opened its Clock Tower Lounge, a nod to the local landmark commissioned by Manor House’s former owner James Nield Sykes, to a welcome reception from local residents.

The Lantern Room restaurant and rooms open from Sunday, 15 April and the Coach House, which will host weddings and events, will be fully operational from May.

Mark Ayre, General Manager at Manor House said: “It is a pleasure to open our doors to such a wonderful reception from the local community who have been exceptionally patient and supportive during the renovations.

“We are extremely proud of what has been created at the Manor House and with such a unique offering, we expect to welcome visitors from far and wide to the area.”

Fieldhead dates back to 1820 and was once owned by the Sykes family who owned local textile mills. The building was badly damaged by fire in November, 2015.

Burst pipe update:

The A643 Moorbottom, Cleckheaton is blocked in both directions due to a spectacular burst water main between Wellands Lane and School Street.

The burst occurred at 6.40am.

Yorkshire water engineers are at the scene. This is affecting traffic between Hartshead Moorside and Cleckheaton.

A spectacular water show on Moorbottom in the Moorside area of Cleckheaton. Image: Oliver Preston
A spectacular water show on Moorbottom in the Moorside area of Cleckheaton. Image: Oliver Preston (Image: Oliver Preston/Facebook)

A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: “We are currently on site attending a burst main in Sycamore Drive.

“Currently, there have been no reports of customers with a loss of water supply.

Due to the work that needs to be carried out to repair the main, our contract partner Morrison Utility Services will need to put a temporary road closure in place.

“We will provide more details when we have more information on a timescale for the road closure and repair works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Photograph courtesy of Oliver Preston/Cleckheaton Matters/Facebook.

Burst water main

A spectacular water show on Moorbottom in the Moorside area of Cleckheaton. Image: Oliver Preston
A spectacular water show on Moorbottom in the Moorside area of Cleckheaton. Image: Oliver Preston (Image: Oliver Preston/Facebook)

That’s what you call a burst water main!

The A643 Moorbottom in both directions is blocked with slow traffic due to burst water main between Wellands Lane and School Street, Cleckheaton.


The road is blocked due to a burst water main. Yorkshire water are in attendance to the scene. This is affecting traffic between Hartshead Moorside and Cleckheaton.

Photograph courtesy of Oliver Preston/Cleckheaton Matters/Facebook

M62 plea:

Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses following a double fatal road traffic collision on the M62 earlier this month.

The incident happened on Monday, 2 April at 2.34am at the top of the westbound exit slip road at junction 26 near Chain Bar, Cleckheaton, of the M62.

Adam Afsar, 34 and 27-year-old Jason Wilby, both from Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, were travelling in a white Skoda Octavia when a collision occurred with a black Vauxhall Insignia which was travelling the wrong way down the motorway slip road.

Adam Afsar and Jason Wilby who were tragically killed in the M62 crash on Easter Monday
Adam Afsar and Jason Wilby who were tragically killed in the M62 crash on Easter Monday

Both men who were best friends died within minutes of one another as a result of their injuries.

The Major Collision Enquiry team, who are leading the investigation, are appealing for anyone in the area of junction 26 on or around the time of the collision, who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision and in particular, anyone who has any dash cam footage, to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number *212 of 2 April. Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A629:

Traffic has cleared on the A629 Halifax Road into town clear from A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top) to Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery).

Charity box thefts:

Police are appealing for information to trace a man wanted for a series of theft offences including taking charity boxes.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Ashley Whiting (32) from Knottingley.

Officers want to speak with him in connection with a number of thefts from businesses across the Wakefield area.

Ashley Whiting
Ashley Whiting

He is described as white and about 6ft tall and was last seen wearing a red jumper and dark trousers.

Inspector Paul Sullivan said: “We have had a number of enquiries ongoing to locate Ashley Whiting who police want to speak with in connection with a number of thefts, including the taking of charity boxes, from stores across the whole of Wakefield District.

“He has been active across the district and I would ask anyone who sees him or has information about his whereabouts to contact 999.”

Accident:

There are reports of heavy traffic due to an accident on A653 Dewsbury Road near Ring Road Beeston Park/Old Lane (Tommy Wass traffic lights).

Police stock
Police stock

Traffic is being affected in both directions. Police are at the scene.

Chess joy:

There’s a chance to win over £1,000 in prize money at the Huddersfield Chess Congress next month.


The popular tournament which has been running for several years now will be held in the picturesque surroundings of Huddersfield Ukrainian Club in Edgerton over three days from 25 - 27 May.

Huddersfield Chess Congress competition at the Ukranian Club, Edgerton. Play gets under way at the Ukranian Club.
Huddersfield Chess Congress competition at the Ukranian Club, Edgerton. Play gets under way at the Ukranian Club.

There are three sections, the Minor for fairly modest players, the Major and the Open.

For further details go to http://huddersfieldchess.org.uk/

My dear old thing!

Cleckheaton Town Hall is offering cricket fans the chance to spend the night with BBC Radio 4 legend Henry Blofield on Saturday, 27 October.

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket and is now back with his show Henry Blofield: 78, retired.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: TMS commentator Henry Blofeld waves goodbye to spectators as he retires at the end of day three of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and West Indies at Lord's Cricket Ground on September 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images).
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: TMS commentator Henry Blofeld waves goodbye to spectators as he retires at the end of day three of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and West Indies at Lord's Cricket Ground on September 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images).

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate his retirement by touring the country with his new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the Test Match Special, (TMS) box not allowed on the radio.

This is fans chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original TMS; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, (Friday) and cost £20, and are expected to will sell out quickly.

Tickets can be bought from the box office by calling 01484 225755, or by booking online at KirkleesTownHalls.co.uk

Henry will be signing copies of his wonderfully random book after the show.

M62 fog update:

Fog and visibility reduced on M62 around J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Burst pipe update:

A643 Moorbottom in both directions blocked, slow traffic due to burst water main between Wellands Lane and School Street.

Yorkshire Water logo .
Yorkshire Water logo .


The road is blocked due to a burst water main. Yorkshire Water are in attendance to the scene.

This is affecting traffic between Hartshead Moorside and Cleckheaton.

M1 update:

Queueing traffic due to earlier broken down car on M1 Northbound between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J41 A650 (Carrgate), congestion on M1 to J38 A637 (Darton/Huddersfield).

All lanes have been reopened. Travel time is 30 minutes.


Lane one (of four) was closed. The car has been moved to the layby in the area.