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Slow going

Slow traffic on the A644 Wakefield Road in both directions at A62 Cooper Bridge Road / A62 Leeds Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout). In the roadworks area

Appeal after child injured

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child was injured in a collision in Leeds this morning.

Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has information about the incident which took place at about 8.10am on the A653 Dewsbury Road, Beeston.

It took place after the victim, an 11-year-old boy, and a black Audi A3 sport were in collision.

The car stopped at the scene, and the victim was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact PC 1973 Christopher Pittman of the Eastern area Roads Policing Unit on 101.

MP calls for benefits centre closure re-think

MP Paula Sherriff, Labour Dewsbury, has written to DWP minister Alok Sharma calling on him to review the decision to close Huddersfield benefits centre.

She said it was “shameful how sick and disabled people are being treated in Kirklees” adding: “ By closing the Huddersfield benefits centre, with no public consultation, no effort to engage local people on the decision, the government have again shown their disdain for disabled people.

“Thousands of vulnerable sick and disabled people will be affected by this decision. People already have a hard time getting support when they’re unable to access the centre via public transport.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff.
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff.

“So I’m doubtful that there will be adequate provision for all those whose public transport journey to Halifax will exceed the 90 minutes that the DWP has said is acceptable.

“Once again Kirklees is facing the withdrawal of a public service – the government need to review this decision to ensure sick and disabled people in our district are not unfairly treated.”

The Government plans to close the Huddersfield benefits assessment centre will mean that 18,000 people a year will need to travel to Halifax instead.

The service is currently provided for the Government by a private company the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, part of multi-national group Maximus.

West Yorkshire Police's murder investigation

Police are investigating the murder of a woman in Leeds.

At 7.43pm last night (21/5) police received a call raising concerns for a man and woman living at an address in Berkeley Mount, Harehills.

Officers forced entry to the address and found the 55-year-old woman dead inside the property.

A 60-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of her murder. He remains in custody.

A scene is in place at the address to undergo forensic examination.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We believe this has been a domestic-related incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the woman’s death, which we are treating as murder.

“We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard anything at the property in the days leading up to when she was found or who has seen either of the couple during that period.”

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police (Image: unknown)

M&S store closures nationally

Marks & Spencer is to close more than 100 stores by 2022, putting thousands of jobs put at risk.

The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have under-performed for several years.

M&S named 14 stores earmarked for closure on Tuesday, with a total of 872 employees affected. None announced so far are local.

Marks and Spencer sign
Marks and Spencer sign

Stores that will close or are proposed for closure in 2018/19

Bayswater (Simply Food), London
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Darlington, County Durham
East Kilbride, Scotland
Falkirk, Scotland
Fleetwood (outlet), Lancashire
Holloway Road, north London
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Newton Abbot (outlet), Devon
Newmarket, Suffolk
New Mersey Speke, Merseyside
Northampton, east Midlands
Stockton, County Durham
Walsall, West Midlands

Today's top stories so far

Here are the most read stories on the Examiner today:

1) Woman smashed up mum’s gold Samsung phone with hammer and said: ‘I’m not bloody sorry’

Click here to read it

2) Roof-top raiders clear mobile phone shop of ‘tens of thousands’ in stock and cash

Owner left devastated by the raid, find out more here

Links Mobile shop in New Street, Huddersfield town centre, which was robbed of tens of thousands of pounds worth of stock and cash
Links Mobile shop in New Street, Huddersfield town centre, which was robbed of tens of thousands of pounds worth of stock and cash

3) Vandals in graffiti attack on tram shelter may have given themselves away

Police on the trail of graffiti artists who left distinctive tags

4) Second day of delays and cancellations on Huddersfield trains

Colne Valley passengers facing gaps in service, campaign group says

First TransPennine Express train at Marsden Railway Station.
First TransPennine Express train at Marsden Railway Station.

5) End in sight for 15-year Holmfirth planning saga as housing designs unveiled

Former Midlothian garage plot has long been controversial

Golden garden

The Welcome to Yorkshire garden has won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Welcome to Yorkshire garden also won the Best Construction Award at RHS Chelsea.

Well done to all involved.

M62 update

Lanes re-opened on M62:

Allow extra time

Drivers told to allow extra time for journeys

M62 alert

Two lanes of the M62 remain closed and there are long delays and queueing traffic.

It’s due to accident, a lorry involved on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island), congestion on M62 to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.

Travel time is around 35 minutes.

Lanes one and two (of four) are closed.

M62 lane closures
M62 lane closures

M62 alert

Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry involved on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Travel time is around 25 minutes.
Lanes one and two (of four) are now closed.

It was originally reported to be a breakdown, however an ambulance and fire engine have arrived on scene.

First look at new drama filmed in Calderdale

Actress Suranne Jones is almost unrecognisable in her latest role, which is being filmed in West Yorkshire.

The Doctor Foster actress, 39, stars in Gentleman Jack, an “unlikely love story,” on BBC1. She plays Regency landowner Anne Lister, who is regarded as the “first modern lesbian”.

The BBC’s first-look image shows Jones alongside actress Sophie Rundle, playing Ann Walker, Lister’s lover, who she sets her sights on marrying.

It’s being filmed at Shibden Hall in Halifax - click here for more details

 BBC handout photo of Suranne Jones as Anne Lister (left) and Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker in Gentleman Jack, an "unlikely love story," on BBC1. Photo credit should read: Matt Squire/BBC/BBC/PA Wire
BBC handout photo of Suranne Jones as Anne Lister (left) and Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker in Gentleman Jack, an "unlikely love story," on BBC1. Photo credit should read: Matt Squire/BBC/BBC/PA Wire

A determined businesswoman, Lister dressed in black and was the first woman to be elected to the Halifax Literary And Philosophical Society.

Sally Wainwright’s new, eight-part drama, set in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, is based on Lister’s decoded diaries, containing, in its four million words, the intimate details of her life. Filming has begun in and around West Yorkshire. A previous drama, The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister, starred Maxine Peake in the title role.

It has a star-studded cast with many famous faces - click here to see who you may spot around Shibden Hall

Weather watch

It looks gloomy outside, and feels a little chilly, but the forecasters predict another nice day for Huddersfield.

Weather for Tuesday May 22
Weather for Tuesday May 22

I’d take a coat, just in case!

On the roads

Here’s an overview of what’s happening on the roads:

1) Slow traffic on M62 Eastbound around J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).

2) Slow traffic on A58 Leeds and Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights). Travel time is ten minutes.

3) Slow traffic on A62 Cooper Bridge Road heading out of Huddersfield before A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout). Travel time is six minutes.

4) Queueing traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is 16 minutes.

Travel round-up

Firstly lets look at the trains:

There are delays on Northern services, after the new timetable was introduced, causing delays for passengers

On TransPennine the following are running late:

07:24 Huddersfield to Liverpool Lime Street is running 9 minutes late

07:28 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly is running 10 mins late

07:38 Huddersfield to Manchester Airport is running 8 minutes late

The 08:11 Huddesfield to Manchester Piccadilly is already cancelled - this is the train that calls at Marsden.

Good morning

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