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World Cup warm up

Traffic is heavier than normal on the M62 near Leeds.

England are playing Costa Rica tonight in a friendly at Elland Road, so that could be having an impact on congestion around the area.

Our traffic partners are reporting it is bad westbound around J27 Birstall with congestion back to J28 at Tingley.

Don't miss your exam!

Leeds City College has a warning for students sitting their GCSE English exam tomorrow. It seems the Otley Road closure will not be deemed an acceptable excuse...

This could prompt people to do some miserly maths

Sainsbury’s has the cheapest petrol in Huddersfield - but it’s 7p a litre LESS at its Dewsbury station!

Read the full story here.

Lady Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold, dies

Harold Wilson and wife Mary
Harold Wilson and wife Mary

Mary Wilson, the widow of former Prime Minister and Huddersfield-born MP Harold Wilson, has died aged 102.

Tributes have been paid by figures including Huddersifeld MP Barry Sheerman and Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Corbyn wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear of the death of Mary Wilson. A wonderful poet and a huge support in Harold’s General Election victories. I send my condolences to her family and friends.”

Read the full story here.

Beeware!

This beehive was spotted hanging from a tree in a car park in Royds Avenue, Linthwaite.

Beehive in Linthwaite. Photo: Lisa Iredale
Beehive in Linthwaite. Photo: Lisa Iredale

Huddersfield outlet safe as House of Fraser announce closure of half its stores

House of Fraser announced it will close more than half its stores - but Huddersfield is not one of the ones to go.

31 of the department store’s 59 locations are set to go as the retailer’s Chinese owner finalises a restructuring proposal that will put thousands of jobs at risk.

The Huddersfield outlet, which is a key tenant of the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, is not included in the proposals.

House of Fraser said it has already informed those whose jobs are impacted by its plans.

Frank Slevin, chairman of House of Fraser, said: “The retail industry is undergoing fundamental change and House of Fraser urgently needs to adapt to this fast-changing landscape in order to give it a future and allow it to thrive.

“Our legacy store estate has created an unsustainable cost base, which without restructuring, presents an existential threat to the business.

“Whilst closing stores is a very difficult decision, especially given the length of relationship House of Fraser has with all its locations, there should be no doubt that it is absolutely necessary if we are to continue to trade and be competitive.”

House of Fraser, Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield.
House of Fraser, Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield.

Car fire causing traffic on M62

There is some congestion on the M62 westbound towards Huddersfield - just before junction 27 for the M621 - because of a car fire.

West Yorkshire Fire Service and Highways Yorkshire are on the scene.

A police officer on the scene reckons traffic will be cleared very shortly.

M62 congestion due to car fire. Photo: WYP RPU
M62 congestion due to car fire. Photo: WYP RPU
M62 congestion due to car fire. Photo: WYP RPU
M62 congestion due to car fire. Photo: WYP RPU

Yorkshire businessman Peter Stringfellow dies

Nightclub kingpin Peter Stringfellow has died this morning after a long battle with cancer.

The 77-year-old was known as King of Clubs, with his venues across the country - including his flagship London club, Stringfellows - attracting iconic celebrities.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008 but kept it a secret until the news broke in 2016.

Stringfellows publicist, Matt Glass, said: “It’s very sad news. He passed away in the early hours of this morning. It was kept very private, he didn’t want to tell. He wanted to keep it a secret.”

Read the full story here.

Peter Stringfellow. Photo: /PA Wire
Peter Stringfellow. Photo: /PA Wire

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