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All lanes reopened

Very slow traffic and delays due to earlier broken down lorry on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar), congestion to J29 M1 (Lofthouse). All lanes have been re-opened.

One lane closed on M62

One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
Lane one (of four) is closed within the smart motorway section whilst the vehicle awaits recovery.

Overturned car in Brighouse

A Vauxhall Astra has overturned in Wakefield Road just off the M62 towards Brighouse following a crash.

It collided with a grey Audi just before 3pm.

Police have said there are no indication of serious uinjuries but officers are still dealing with the incident at the scene.

Bin strike confirmed

Thousands of bins will go unemptied after Kirklees Council crews confirmed they would strike for one week.

Unison has told council chiefs its members in Cleansing Services will take industrial action from Monday July 2 to Sunday, July 8.

It is not yet clear what proportion of all bin men and women working for Kirklees are part of the strike.

Missing boundary stone?

Suggestions that the boundary stone at Peat Ponds Farm, Lindley Moor Road, Old Lindley, has gone ‘awol’.

Lindley Councillor Gemma Wilson taking a stand against anti-social behaviour.
Lindley Councillor Gemma Wilson taking a stand against anti-social behaviour.

Kirklees’s finest, Clr Gemma Wilson, (Lib Dems, Lindley), tells me she is on the case!

If you have heard anything please get in touch.

Well done, Alison!

Congratulations to Alison North who has done such sterling work with Lindley Junior School Choir and who collected her MBE yesterday from Prince William.

Rail check:

Network Rail is urging passengers travelling this weekend between Yorkshire and Huddersfield, Stalybridge and Manchester to check before they travel as work takes place to the railway.


On Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 June, Network Rail engineers will be working round the clock to carry out work to Standedge Aqueduct in Marsden, which includes dismantling the bridge deck of the Grade II listed aqueduct and installing a temporary structure. A new bridge deck will be installed at a later date.

View of rail track between Yorkshire and Manchester
View of rail track between Yorkshire and Manchester (Image: Network Rail)

Due to the nature of the work, fewer services are able to run and diversionary routes are in place, as well as some bus replacement services.

Passengers using the route over the weekend are strongly advised to plan their journey, allow additional time and to check before they travel with their train operator or via National Rail Enquiries.

Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director at Network Rail, said: “The work we are carrying out over the weekend will impact on services and we’d like to apologise for any disruption and inconvenience which this causes. We’d like to thank passengers for their patience whilst this work is carried out.

“Network Rail engineers will dismantle the bridge deck on the historic Grade II listed structure and will install a new temporary structure. Once the upgrade is complete, passengers will benefit from a more modern railway.”

Free Giants tickets!

Hurry! Hurry!

Huddersfield Giants have given away well over 8,500 free tickets for the game against Catalans Dragons – and the total is still going up!

People still have until NOON today to get their tickets on line at www.giantsrl.com or at the stadium store.

Given only 2,151 turned up when the Giants were beaten by the same opposition in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, this #WelcomeWoolford project looks to have been a big success.

Ken Davy has been rewarded with over 8,500 fans taking up the free offer to watch Catalans Dragons match
Ken Davy has been rewarded with over 8,500 fans taking up the free offer to watch Catalans Dragons match

Fans have warmed to the offer from chairman Ken Davy of free admission for pre-booked tickets as the Giants welcome new head coach Simon Woolford for his first home Super League game.

The Giants, in fact, have won their last four Super League matches – including against Leeds Rhinos last time out – and another win against the French would protect their place in the top eight.

Ken said: “I believe we all need to show as a town that we are all fully behind Simon Woolford and his plans to take this great club forward.

“I can think of nothing better to greet him on his first home Super League game than a huge crowd and a newly refurbished John Smith’s Stadium pitch.

“The free entry only applies until midday on Friday June 15, after which the price will be £10.”

Tolson Museum:

Looking for something different to do this Father’s Day?

Following hugely popular tours last month (May), there is another opportunity to go behind the scenes at Tolson Museum, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, on Sunday, 17 June.


Guided tours at 1pm and 2.30pm will give visitors an insight into the history of the Victorian mansion that is now Tolson Museum.


Participants will be able to go into areas not normally open to the public and learn more about the people who once lived and worked in the grand house in Ravensknowle Park on Wakefield Road.

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Huddersfield.
Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Huddersfield.

Built in the late-1850s for a local textile baron and originally called Ravensknowle Hall, the house was sold in 1919 to Legh Tolson in 1919 who gave the building to Huddersfield Corporation as a memorial to his two nephews who died in World War I. It opened as a museum in May 1922.


The tours are free and will start at 1pm and 2.30pm. They will last approximately 40 minutes and are family-friendly. Places can be booked on the day at the museum’s reception desk.


For further information contact Tolson Museum on 01484 223240.


There will be more free tours of Tolson Museum on Sunday, 15 July, at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Free chomp!

The Piece Hall, Halifax, has teamed up with global social movement organisations Incredible Edible and The Real Junk Food Project for an exclusive FREE one-day community event ‘The Incredible Fabulous Feast’.

It will take place on Saturday, 24 June from 2pm and is designed to encourage the wider Yorkshire community and beyond to come together and enjoy the free fresh vegetarian and vegan food cooked onsite, to join in with some of the cooking and to soak up the atmosphere with the free live entertainment on offer.

The Piece Hall in Halifax
The Piece Hall in Halifax

‘The ‘Incredible Fabulous Feast’ has been selected as one of the beacon events representing the Jo Cox Foundation for 2018.

Twelve similar events are taking place across the country, however the one taking place in Halifax is the only one being run using acts of kindness and where no money will exchange hands!

Man in court:

A 35-year-old man from Lincoln charged in connection with making offensive communications will appear in court today.

David Parnham has been charged with 14 offences including:

* Soliciting to murder

* Sending a number of letters promoting a ‘Punish a Muslim’ day, encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences believing that one or more of those offences will be committed

* Sending a substance with the intention of inducing in a person a belief that it is likely to contain a noxious substance and thereby endanger human life or create a serious risk to human health.

* Sending a number of letters conveying a threat intending to cause the recipient of the letter distress or anxiety, contrary to section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1998

* Bomb hoax

Parnham was arrested on Tuesday as part of an intelligence-led operation by Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East supported by Lincolnshire Police. Searches took places at a residential property and an office building in the city centre.


He will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court.

Drop-in

A drop-in session to explain to residents how major changes to the A629 Huddersfield/Halifax road will affect their lives for ever will be held today.

Bob Steer, landlord of the Cavalry Arms, Birchencliffe
Bob Steer, landlord of the Cavalry Arms, Birchencliffe (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

The session hosted by Kirklees Council will run from 3-7pm at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Halifax Road, opposite The Cavalry Arms.

And anyone fancying a pint afterwards can call in at the pub and chat to landlord Bob Steer who, you can be sure, has plenty to say about the scheme!

Daniel Beal:

The anniversary of talented rugby player Daniel Beal’s death will be marked next week.

On Saturday, 23 June, The DB12 Foundation is hosting two fundraising events to mark the 12-year-old’s untimely death.

The youngster who was a pupil at Crossley Heath School, Halifax, died at his home in Birkby. A full inquest has yet to be heard.

His father Dave said: “Starting at Crossley Heath School at 7.30am, a team of 24 cyclists will be tackling a 75-mile route around West Yorkshire, visiting sports grounds where Danny enjoyed playing and watching his favourite sports of rugby and football.

Daniel Beal
Daniel Beal

“The route takes in Hipperholme, Haworth, Keighley, Bingley, Baildon, Headingley, Elland Road, Morley, Cleckheaton, John Smith’s Stadium, Lockwood Park, Huddersfield town centre and finishes at YMCA sports ground at Salendine Nook.


“As the riders finish, at 3pm our second event begins - The Danniversary Midsummer Party is a celebration of Danny’s life, with games and events designed to allow families to have fun together.

“There’ll be an inflatable assault course, ‘fairground’ type games, stocks, Beat The Keeper and RFU Community team with rugby-based games and challenges. In addition there’s range of refreshments available to buy, a bar, ice creams, cake stall and live music from 18-year-old Halifax singer Adelaide Taylor.”


The DB12 Foundation is a registered charity and delivers sports coaching in primary and secondary schools. Through its work with students it emphasises core values and attitudes that will help them engage more readily in the classroom, improving attainment across the curriculum.

Work has already begun with pupils in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Oldham.

A629 clearing:

Traffic easing on A629 Wakefield Road inbound before A62 Southgate (Shorehead roundabout).

Antiques Roadshow to visit Piece Hall!

Visitors can expect to see a new face when BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow visits The Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday, 8 July, as Jasleen Kandhari, a textiles and art historian specialising in the artistic and material heritage of South Asia and the Punjab, will be attending the event.

It’s a fitting start for the textiles history lecturer, as The Piece Hall is the only remaining former cloth hall in the UK.

Jasleen said: “I am delighted to be joining the Antiques Roadshow team in Halifax as the Asian Antiques Expert, especially since I have family living in Yorkshire.

Halifax Piece Hall
Halifax Piece Hall (Image: Bruce Fitzgerald Photography)

“I would love to be presented with an array of Kashmir shawls as well as Paisley or Norwich shawls, ‘in imitation of the Indian’ as they were known historically, since the Paisely design as it is known as in the west originated not here in the UK, but in India, a fact that is not popularly known.”


Robert Murphy, series producer of Antiques Roadshow, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we bring Antiques Roadshow to The Piece Hall.


The Piece Hall is a stunning 18th-century cloth market reminiscent of Italian palazzo style architecture. Beautifully restored the Hall is now the commercial and cultural focus for the Yorkshire town and this will be the first time Antiques Roadshow has visited the town.


Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.


False alarm:

A faulty fire alarm meant Dewsbury Collegians’ production Sister Act, the feel-good smash hit musical based on the Whoopi Goldberg film was halted last night as the fire service attended.

A West Yorkshire Fire Service engine
A West Yorkshire Fire Service engine

A firefighter at Dewsbury Fire Station said: “It was a false alarm that went off in the middle of the performance at 8.30pm. We attended but there was nothing untoward.”

Weather update

Occasionally sunny weather, with patches of cloud. With few spells of rain inbetween.

Thursday forecast from the MetOffice
Friday forecast from the MetOffice

Happy birthday!

Frank Collins, landlord of The Dog and Partridge
Frank Collins, landlord of The Dog and Partridge (Image: Robert Sutcliffe)

Congratulations to Britain’s oldest landlord, Frank Collins, of The Dog and Partridge, Sowood, near Outlane, who celebrated his 89th birthday yesterday.

As usual there will be a big party tomorrow from 1pm and Frank says he has no intention of hanging up his glass anytime soon!

Frank, a successful businessman who used to do textile deals with Lord Kagan, (the Richard Branson of his day), has been at the pub for years.

His father Jack bought the pub back in the 1950s. Beer, it seems, is in his blood. ... his mum Mabel was the legendary landlady before him.

Hello.

Good morning. Robert here with the early morning blog.