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Appeal after sudden death in Dalton

Coroner’s officers are appealing for information to trace any relatives of Paula Michelle Lister.

Ms Lister, 42, died at an address on Nether Crescent, Dalton, on June 30.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

It is thought Paula had a son who lives in either Dewsbury or Cleckheaton.

Any relative or anyone who has information about her next of kin is asked to contact coroner’s officer Symone Robinson on 01274 471438.

Moorland blaze 'was arson'

The huge moorland fire at Saddleworth Moor is being treated as arson, say Greater Manchester Police.

People were seen starting a bonfire shortly before the alarm was raised.

STALYBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Fire officers continue to fight a large wildfire on the moors above Stalybridge, Greater Manchester on June 27, 2018 in Stalybridge, England. Firefighters have declared a 'major incident' as they battle the huge moorland fire which measures 6km. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
STALYBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Fire officers continue to fight a large wildfire on the moors above Stalybridge, Greater Manchester on June 27, 2018 in Stalybridge, England. Firefighters have declared a 'major incident' as they battle the huge moorland fire which measures 6km. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Police have appealed for information. Here’s the full story.

Huddersfield lorry driver arrested over fatal crash

A man from Huddersfield is being questioned over a fatal lorry crash down south, in which another woman from the town was also injured.

The 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving and driving under the influence of drink and drugs following a fatal smash on the A34 southbound in Hampshire, just north of Winchester. The accident involved a lorry, a Peugeot van and a Toyota Auris.

The driver of the Toyota, a 43-year-old man from Reading, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A 46-year-old woman from Huddersfield, who was a passenger in the lorry, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The 40-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the van, a 49-year-old man also from Reading, remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

The Huddersfield driver has been released pending further investigation.

Latest on bin strikes

Unless you have a WF postcode, your bins won’t be emptied until Tuesday next week at the earliest.

Video from the scene

Here’s the scene at the ring road:

Body of a man found in Kirkburton house

West Yorkshire Police say the body of a man was found at a property in The Crescent in Kirkburton yesterday afternoon.

A statement read:

Police were called at 15:11 to a concern for safety at an address on The Crescent in Kirkburton.

A body of a male was found at the property.

There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and a file has been passed to the coroner.



Crash is "not a major incident"

Police say no one has been seriously hurt in the crash.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We were called at 11.21 to reports of an RTC involving two vehicles at Castlegate. This is not a major incident and has caused minor injuries only. The collision involved an Audi S5 and Hyundai i30. Officers are at the scene dealing with the incident trying to clear the road.”

Reports of a crash on ring road

We’re hearing reports of a crash on the ring road this morning which is causing major traffic problems.

Two cars have collided on the road near to the Lidl store and fire station. Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area for the time being. Updates as we get them.

Huddersfield ring road
Huddersfield ring road

England fan's show of patriotism in Huddersfield Station

This passenger stopped for rendition of the Three Lions and God Save The Queen at Huddersfield Station this morning, and we are so here for it.

Warsi calls for inquiry into Islamophobia

Dewsbury-born politician Sayeeda Warsi has called on the Conservative Party to look into claims of Islamophobia within the party.

Baroness Warsi, who is the former Chair of the party, wrote in The Guardian that she has been warning ministers of the Tories’ “Muslim problem” for “far too long”, and that they were stuck with a political strategy that amounted to little more than “f*** the Muslims”.

Conservative party co-chairman Sayeeda Warsi
Conservative party co-chairman Sayeeda Warsi

Colne Valley bins "crawling sea of maggots"

This Linthwaite resident says his bins have become infested due to the strike.

There are concerns for health and safety due to the strike falling during the summer heatwave.

14-year-old boy victim of hit and run in Honley

A teenager was hit by a car from behind by in a Honley street before the driver fled the scene.

The 14-year-old boy was walking along Sandbeds in Honley at 3.37pm on Wednesday June 20 when a vehicle struck him.

Sandbeds is a quiet, narrow lane with no footpath on either side.

Luckily, he was not seriously injured in the collision.

The driver fled the scene and now West Yorkshire Police are seeking witnesses to the incident.

Very few details are known about the vehicle involved except that it was probably grey or silver coloured.

It is also thought that the vehicle was probably a Mercedes.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting 13180304331.

Sandbeds in Honley
Sandbeds in Honley

Lane closure on M62

Oh dear. A lorry having its tyre changed has led to a lane being closed on the westbound carriage between junctions 29 and 28. It appears all lanes are now back open but this may have a knock on effect on traffic.

Recycling centre closed due to tip

Emerald Street Recycling Centre has had to close its gates to the public until Saturday July 7 following the continuation of the bin strike until Monday July 9.

Emerald Street recycling centre and tip will be closed until Saturday following strike
Emerald Street recycling centre and tip will be closed until Saturday following strike

Bin workers continue picket

Bin workers continue their picket line at the Vine Street Depot in Huddersfield this morning. UNISON members chose not to accept the council’s proposal and the strike will continue until Tuesday next week.

VIDEO from scene of New Hey Road smash

A video from the scene of the crash shows a vehicle recovery truck preparing to remove a badly damaged red BMW from the middle of the cross roads.

Traffic is being directed around the accident from all approaches apart from Ainley Top as New Hey Road is closed at this section.

Full statement from the council on failure to end bin strike

After UNISON members rejected council proposal to end the bin strike, meaning many bins will go uncollected, Karl Battersby Strategic Director, Economy and Infrastructure said:

We thought it was a good proposal

We met with Unison for five hours yesterday to try to reach a resolution that would avoid more than the first day of strike action.

The negotiation team indicated they thought we had reached a good conclusion that they could recommend to their members, to allow a return to work on Wednesday.

UNISON could not say what more they wanted

However, the branch members unanimously voted against the proposals today, meaning the strike action will continue until the close of Monday 9 July.

I am incredibly disappointed at this decision, especially as UNISON have not been able to advise what further action they wish the Council to take to avoid further industrial action.

We are open to further talks

We are of course open to further talks and discussions, but we need clarity on what further action is required. We are very sympathetic to the issue of staff being able to take their leave, which is why we agreed to make available a substantial additional agency resource over the summer period to assist with this issue.

Bins will not be collected

The outcome of the ballot held today means that a number of residents will not have their bins collected at all in the south of the district.

We had intended to collect grey bins only, but too few staff were willing to work and so no bins were emptied across the south of Kirklees today.

Services in the north of the district are running broadly as normal today and for the rest of the week.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Emerald Street will remain closed on weekdays.

New Hey Road closed in both directions

New Hey Road is closed in both directions from the Sun Inn pub at Rastrick traffic lights back to Rastrick.

Traffic is not moving on the approach from Ainley Top at all so if anyone is driving thinking of driving from Ainley Top, turn around.

Red BMW smashed up at Rastrick traffic lights

We have a reporter on the scene of the Rastrick traffic lights crash. It seems a red BMW and a Volkswagen Scirocco have been involved in an accident there.

The red BMW looks very badly damaged and is positioned in the middle of the cross roads.

Emergency services are on the scene and a winch is being used to load the cars on to a removal vehicle.

Accident on Dewsbury Road in Cleckheaton

Very slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A638 Dewsbury Road in both directions at A643 Parkside by King Edward VII park.

Accident at Rastrick traffic lights

We have received reports of an accident in New Hey Road at Rastrick traffic lights.

One motorist said “traffic is absolutely crawling” along New Hey Road and another said traffic is backed up all the way to Ainley Top.

More on this soon.

Bin worker strike to run over Monday

Kirklees Council have confirmed the proposal they put forward to UNISON members has been rejected.

Karl Battersby Strategic Director, Economy and Infrastructure said he was extremely disappointed that the proposal had been unanimously voted against by members at yesterday’s union meeting, particularly because union negotiators had though it was a solid proposal.

He added that it was disappointing that “UNISON have not been able to advise what further action they wish the Council to take to avoid further industrial action.”

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director for Economy and Infrastructure at Kirklees Council
Karl Battersby, Strategic Director for Economy and Infrastructure at Kirklees Council (Image: tm)

Traffic on M62 after broken down vehicle

One lane closed and slow traffic on the M62 towards Leeds this morning due to broken down vehicle. Traffic is building in the eastbound carriageway between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar). Lane one (of four) is closed.

Traffic on M62 eastbound between j25 and j26 due to a broken down vehicle
Traffic on M62 eastbound between j25 and j26 due to a broken down vehicle

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