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M62 accident

One lane is closed and traffic is queuing following an accident involving a lorry on the M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Lane one (of four) is closed. Lane two was closed for the clean up following a collision but has now reopened.

Police presence in Deighton

We are getting reports of a large police presence on Riddings Road in Deighton. We will update you shortly.

Police appeal after robbery at Tokyo's

Police have issued a picture of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery at a Huddersfield night club.

Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man or who has information about the offence which took place at about 3.45am at the Tokyo’s nightclub on Sunday April 15.

It occurred after the victim, a 23-year-old man, was grabbed by a man as he was leaving the club.

The suspect then stole the victim’s high value wristwatch before making off.

DC Mick Cummings, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are investigating this incident and would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man pictured the image who we would like to speak with in connection with the robbery.”

Anyone who has information or who saw the robbery is asked to call Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13180076192.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

Lockwood robbery: police appeal

Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag in the Lockwood area of Huddersfield earlier this month.

The robbery happened on Swan Lane, Lockwood, between 9.55pm and 10.15pm on Saturday, 7 April. The victim was approached from behind and pushed to the floor before her handbag was forcibly taken from her.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of an individual who was in the area around the time of the offence who they would like to identify.

Pc Amy Lane, of Kirklees District CID, said: “If anyone recognises this person, has any information about the incident or witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time, I would encourage you to come forward and speak to the police.”

Information can be passed to Kirklees District CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13180163941. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Travel update

There’s a few busy spots on the roads:

1) A629 Halifax Road out of town busy but moving from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is eight minutes.

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

West Yorkshire Police appeal

Police investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Leeds have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify.

The 18-year-old victim had been on a night out in Leeds city centre on Friday, February 9, and returned with the suspect to her address in Woodhouse where the incident took place during the early hours of the following morning.

Suspect

He was described as white, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall, with a bit of muscle and a beard.

Anyone who recognises the man shown in the images or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable 4159 Clare Fisher at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime reference 13180070178 or online via https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cultural Quarter plan on the agenda

We revealed last week that a Kirklees Labour election pledge for a Huddersfield Cultural Quarter was going to today’s Cabinet meeting.

The agenda item, to be discussed from 4pm, could see Kirklees Council join forces with the University of Huddersfield and Arts Council England to agree a way forward for culture in the borough.

Click here to read more on this story

There will be a story later about the decision taken by Kirklees Cabinet.

Kirklees Council logo
Kirklees Council logo

Marsden crash update

Police have confirmed the man who tragically died in a crash in Marsden was aged 69.

Click here to read an update on this story

Slow traffic on ringroad

There’s very slow traffic on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street Traffic Lights.

There doesn’t seem to be an accident, just volume of traffic.

National headlines

A tax we all like

The plastic bag charge is one of the most popular taxes ever introduced by any government, the Environment Secretary has said.

The 5p-per-bag levy, introduced in England in 2015, has reduced the number of single-use plastic bags bought by around 90%, showing an environmentally conscious public will pay more to reduce pollution, Michael Gove said.

Public opinion is now firmly behind cracking down on waste since the success of the tax and last year’s Blue Planet II series, Mr Gove claimed, calling the show a “very effective wake-up call”.

Shoppers have shunned carrier bags after a 5p charge was brought in
Shoppers have shunned carrier bags after a 5p charge was brought in

Nerve agent confirmed

The nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury was delivered “in a liquid form”, the Department for Environment has said.

The details emerged at a press briefing in Salisbury, where reporters were told the highest concentration was found at Mr Skripal’s house.

Clean-up work is set to begin at nine sites across the city, as a tenth, an area of the London Road cemetery - which was found not to be contaminated - will reopen to the public on Tuesday.

Second debate on Syria

MPs will consider Parliament’s role in approving military action in Syria later after Theresa May authorised air strikes without consulting them.

The emergency debate was secured by Jeremy Corbyn, who accused the PM of by-passing Parliament.

Click here to see what our local MPs said in the first debate on the bombing

MPs on Syria

There was a six hour debate in Parliament last night about the bombing in Syria after chemicals were used in an attack against civilians.

We’ve picked out what our local MPs said and the Prime Minister’s response - click here to read more.

This image made from video released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria
This image made from video released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria

Syngenta siren

In one week’s time we’ll all be asking ‘what’s that siren?’

Syngenta, the chemical works, will be testing its emergency siren.

Syngenta, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
Syngenta, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

M62 fully re-open

Hurray! All lanes on the M62 have re-opened and delays should be clear by 10.30am.

Crane moved to emergency area

The broken down crane has been moved from the hard shoulder to an emergency refuge area.

Loose dog on the M62

This is around the same location as broken down crane

Now a car has broken down too!

Bad luck comes in 3’s - now there’s a broken down car on the M62.

More on the M62

Here’s more detail on the broken down crane that is causing problems on the M62 this morning.

Click here to read the story

70 tonne crane broke down

Highways Yorkshire say the broken down crane weights 70 tonnes and specialist recovery is en-route.

They said: “We have also requested recovery and a local company is also en-route to see if they can assist to get the crane moved.”

Deadline day to register to vote

If you want to vote in the May 3 local elections you have just today to register.

You need to register by April 17 to vote in the local and mayoral elections in England on May 3.

It’s simple and easy to do - you only need to register once but you must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.

To register you may need the following:

- Your National Insurance number

- Your passport if you’re a British citizen living abroad

You need to be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums.

Click the following link to register to vote: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box
Voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box

Congestion back to Ainley Top

One lane of the M62 between J26 and J27 is closed and congestion is back to Ainley Top.

It’s caused by a broken down crane on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome), congestion to J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Travel time is around 45 minutes.

Lane one (of four) is closed.

One M62 lane closed due to crane

This is what’s causing delays on the M62 today.

Delays of around 45 minutes are predicted due to a broken down crane, eastbound between J26 and J27.

Highways officers are on the scene but speed is reduced on the 3 lanes that remain open.

Weather watch

Tuesday will be a mostly cloudy and rather windy day.

Rain will spread into western areas through the afternoon, perhaps turning heavy on the Pennines.

Tonight will remain cloudy with patchy rain possible on western hills.

Weather for Huddersfield for 17/4
Weather for Huddersfield for 17/4

M62 alert!

There’s one lane closed on the M62 and very slow traffic due to broken down crane.

It’s on the M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome), congestion to J25 A644 (Brighouse).

Travel time is around 45 minutes.
Lane one (of four) is closed.

M62 traffic camera J26e
M62 traffic camera J26e

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.

Sun rise over Saddleworth Moor
Sun rise over Saddleworth Moor

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 .