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M62: Hard shoulder now clear

The hard shoulder is now clear following the problems caused by the broken-down vehicle on the M62 west:

Work to recover broken-down vehicle

Here’s the latest on the broken-down vehicle on the M62 westbound, near junction 27:

Delays westbound on the M62

Delays building on the M62 westbound between Bradford and Leeds tonight.

Crash on M62 eastbound

A crash involving a car and a HGV is causing problems on the M62 eastbound between junctions 26 and 27.

Fire at former clothing factory

Firefighters have dealt with a blaze at the former Kastix factory at Huddersfield Road, Thongsbridge.

Fire engines at the former Kastix factory at Thongsbridge
Fire engines at the former Kastix factory at Thongsbridge (Image: Andrew Swales)

The fire service was called to the fire at 2.07pm today. They had dealt with the fire by 2.45pm but were still at the scene just after 3pm.

A fire service spokesman said fire engines from Skelmanthorpe and Huddersfield fire stations attended the incident.

The fire involved rubbish and bits of old wood which had been set on fire by someone who had climbed into the disused building.

Photographer Andrew Swales provided the photo (above).

Here’s a story we did last year on plans for the site

Police investigating after man seen with a gun

Police are investigating an incident in Huddersfield where a man was seen with a gun.

It happened last week but details have only just emerged of the incident in the Park Road West area of Crosland Moor.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said:

“Police were called on Wednesday, May 30 at around 10.51am to reports of a male carrying a weapon on Blackmoorfoot Road, in Crosland Moor.“Officers are working to determine the circumstances of what took place, including examining CCTV in the area.”

Delays of 15 minutes and increasing after car crashes into hedge

The car that has crashed into a hedge at the A62 Birstall roundabout is causing delays of more than 15 minutes.

Queues are getting longer too and backing up to Bradford Road on the A62.

Traffic after car went into a hedge on A62 roundabout
Traffic after car went into a hedge on A62 roundabout

Car has gone into a hedge - all emergency services on the scene

A car has gone into a hedge on the roundabout on A62 Gelderd Road at M62 J27 / M621 / A650 (Gildersome) near to Ikea in Birstall.

All emergency services are at scene dealing with the incident which has caused traffic to build up in all directions

Victim in Ring Road taxi stabbing 'discharged himself from hospital'

West Yorkshire Police said today that the victim in the broad daylight stabbing on Huddersfield Ring Road on Friday afternoon has discharged himself from hospital.

The man was sat in the front seat of a VW taxi, which had stopped at the traffic lights at Northgate, when a passenger in the rear, passenger-side seat jumped out and launched the attack.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds, including a self-defence wound to the thumb, before the attacker fled.

Today, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said:

The victim received minor injuries, discharged himself from hospital and enquiries are ongoing.

M62 lane closed for broken down vehicle

One lane on the M62 has just closed after a broken down vehicle blocked traffic. Lane one of four on the westbound carriageway between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top) is closed.

Traffic is coping well at the moment.

Statement from police on Leeds Road smash

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police released this statement concerning the crash on Leeds Road this morning:

Police were called to reports of a collision on Leeds Road and the junction with Springbank Road in Huddersfield.

Officers were called at 6:48am on Monday 4 June where a car had collided with a motorbike.

A motorcyclist in his 20s, suffered minor injuries to his wrist and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number *307 of 4 June.

Leeds Road crash was between a motorbike and a car

Police have said the crash on Leeds Road this morning was between a motorbike and a car.

The motorbike rider - a man in his 20s - was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The junction of Leeds Road and Steinbeck Road in Huddersfield where a motorbike and a car collided
The junction of Leeds Road and Springbank Road in Huddersfield where a motorbike and a car collided

Stands at Huddersfield Bus Station are moving

Stands at Huddersfield Bus Station are being disrupted from today as Kirklees Council start essential repair work on the multi-storey car park above.

Stands A to F will be closed from today until Friday June 29.

Services running from those stands will be relocated to other stands while the work continues. You can find the rescheduled departures here.

Huddersfield Bus Station Car Park
Huddersfield Bus Station Car Park

Pedestrian on the M62 at Outlane

All I want for Christmas is a ticket - and here's how you can get one

Global superstar Mariah Carey has just announced she will be visiting West Yorkshire on her ‘All I Want for Christmas’ European tour.

The pop diva will play the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Monday 10 December.

Tickets go on sale on Friday May 18 and can be bought online from www.livenation.co.uk

Rail passengers annoyed by lack of communication

Passengers on Northern services say they are not being kept in the loop when their train is disrupted.

Barry was right!

MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, warned yesterday that the change to a temporary timetable would cause chaos this morning.

He said: “Northern Rail is in meltdown and I am seriously worried about what fresh problems Monday’s service will bring.

“I am terrified on behalf of my constituents of what will happen on Monday given what has occurred so far.

“What has happened has been a big let down and is totally unacceptable. I have had a lot of people contact me and unfortunately Northern seems to be totally incompetent especially given that the people in charge have known about what was coming for a very long time.

Read the full story here.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman

Leeds Road traffic update after crash

The crash happened on Leeds Road near Red Doles Lane and McDonald’s. Traffic on Leeds Road seems to be coping well despite it being partially blocked and Red Doles Lane is fully open both ways.

Northern cancellations having knock-on effect for other rail services

The reduced timetable that Northern trains switched to today is likely to have an impact on other services like Transpennine express. We could be in for a chaotic few days while everyone adapts...

Northern trains switch to temporary timetable

This could explain why James and others are experiencing problems at Huddersfield Railway Station today.

To help reduce the number of last minute cancellations that trains in the North have been subject to in the last few days, Northern Assist have switched to a temporary timetable from today.

The temporary timetable does have less services running as the rail companies adapt for a lack of drivers.

While only 6% of services are affected, one of those is the Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Manchester route.

The temporary timetables are in place until the end of July and you can check them all here.

Train disruption this morning

It seems there is a bit of a mess at Huddersfield Railway Station today...

Accident on Leeds Road

Reports of accident on A62 Leeds Road around Red Doles Lane. It sounds like the accident is near McDonald’s.