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Car stolen in Manchester turns up in Newsome

Great work from police in Huddersfield tonight.

This car stolen in Greater Manchester has been found in Newsome.

Travel round-up

Here’s the latest on the roads:

1) Heavy traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is six minutes.

2) Slow traffic on A649 Wakefield Road inbound at A58 Leeds Road, Hipperholme.

3) Traffic easing on A62 Castlegate at A640 Trinity Street traffic lights but it’s still busy.

Scout parade for St George's Day

There were two big parades by our local scouts in Huddersfield.

In addition to the parade at Beaumont Park, around 300 Scouts of Huddersfield South East celebrated St George’s Day in style at Ravensknowle Park and Tolson Museum with St George’s Day Family Picnic.

Scouts parade in Ravensknowl Park
Scouts parade in Ravensknowl Park

The event was organised by Scout Leaders from Huddersfield South East in conjunction with Friends of Ravensknowle Park and The Tolson Museum to mark a special occasion in the Scouting calendar to celebrate St George’s the patron St of Scouting and England.

The event attracted over 300 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders on the day who took part in activities such Slack Lines, Caving Bus, Armpit Fudge, Orienteering, biscuit decorating and brain puzzles. As tradition in scouting, the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders paraded around the Park followed by renewal of the Scouting Promises and a welcome speech from the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Christine Iredale.

Simon Wadsworth and Martin Smith (Joint Event Committee Chairman) would like to thank everyone who organised and attended the event including Councillor Ray Franks, the Mayor of Kirklees Clr Christine Iredale, Ann Denham and Grant Scanlan. Plans have already been discussed for Huddersfield South Each District St George’s Day Celebrations 2019.

From our Court reporter

The Examiner’s court reporter Stephanie Finnegan will be filing a story on this soon:

Rush hour warning for M62

The signalling issue with the smart motorway means drivers are warned to expect delays on the M62.

It's a boy!

Stop the royal baby bets, it’s a boy!

Now to guess the name...

Distinctive car stolen

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a distinctive Volkswagen Scirocco to get in contact.

The black coloured car was stolen at 1am on Thursday 19 April when the suspects broke into the house on Lower Edge Road, Elland and took the keys to the car.

The vehicle, pictured, has distinctive red and white stripes on the roof and red wing-mirrors.

Anyone who sees the car is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 13180184442

Appeal after M62 accident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision on the M62 on Saturday morning.

The incident happened at 8.10am on the west bound carriageway prior to the Hartshead Moor services.

The incident involved a Vauxhall Insignia and a Renault Master Panel van.

As a result of the incident a man in the Insignia was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed the collision are asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 496 of Saturday 21 April.

M62 smart motorway problems

The smart motorway section of the M62 isn’t so smart.

Signalling issues means that the hard shoulder is out of bounds as a driving lane until an engineer can fix the problem.

Water burst in Fartown

There may be delays on Huddersfield bus services after a water burst in Fartown.

M62 alert

There’s one lane closed due to broken down van on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

Traffic is coping well and lane one (of three) is closed.

Royal baby news

If you want a game of ‘guess the Royal baby name’ then today’s the day.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour with her third child.

Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge travelled to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, in central London on Monday morning.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 1: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 1, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Simon Dawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 1: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 1, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Simon Dawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Happy St George's Day

Our Scouts and Guide groups staged a wonderful parade for St George’s Day yesterday.

St George's Day parade, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. Scout groups from across the area parade through Beaumont Park.
St George's Day parade, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. Scout groups from across the area parade through Beaumont Park.

Click here to see all the photos of the event

Weather watch

Today there will be a few showers across the hills with cloud increasing from the west late afternoon with outbreaks of rain spreading east in the evening.

Tonight there will be brisk, occasionally gusty, westerly winds. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Weather for Monday April 23
Weather for Monday April 23

Tuesday will be a mainly dry, bright morning, with some showers developing towards midday. Turning rather cloudier later with outbreaks of rain likely through the evening. Breezy. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Head-on smash last night

There was a serious smash outside Dewsbury Railway Station at about 8.30pm last night. It was a head-on smash between a BMW and a Vauxhall Corsa.

Three people were injured and the road outside the station was closed for a time. We’ll have more information soon.

M62 latest

The M62 looks okay for a Monday morning. There was a broken down vehicle at Ainley Top affecting Eastbound traffic earlier but that seems to have cleared up, and there is slow traffic Westbound between Junction 19 (Heywood) and Junction 18 for the M60 at Simister Island.