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Key Events

Arrests after drugs seized from car

Three people are in custody after cannabis was seized from a car in Dewsbury.

New Health Secretary informed of HRI downgrade

Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker has written to the new Secretary of State for Health Matthew Hancock, briefing him on controversial plans to downgrade Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Previous Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently informed the NHS Trust they had three months to return with an alternative plan on cutting costs after the plans were reviewed by the Government. Mr Hunt was yesterday appointed Foreign Secretary after the shock departure of Boris Johnson. You can see Thelma’s full letter below:

School term dates released

Kirklees have released next year’s term dates...

They are as follows:

Autumn Term

Begins: Monday, 2 September, 2019, to Friday 20 December .

Half Term: 28 October to 1 November .

Christmas break: Monday 23 December to 5 January.

Spring Term

Begins: Monday, 6 January 2020 to Friday 3 April .

Half Term: 17 to 21 February .

Easter break: 6 to 17 April .

Summer Term

Begins: Monday 20 April 2020, to Monday 20 July

Half Term: 25 to 29 May.

Summer holiday begins: Tuesday 21 July 2020

Winter half term, Easter and spring half terms will be identical for all.
Kirklees school term dates released for 2019/20 (Image: South Wales Echo)

Traffic update

Here’s what’s going on on the local roads right now:

  • Queuing traffic on Leeds Road in Mirfield
  • Heavy traffic at Salterhebble Hill due to the roadworks

Other than that, it’s all looking pretty quiet so far today. We’ll let you know if there’s anything happening.

Lane closure on motorway sliproad

There’s a lane closed on the M62 eastbound on the exit sliproad at junction 26 for the eastbound carriage due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic is reportedly coping well.

M62 motorway
M62 motorway

Concerns for missing boy who 'may be sleeping rough'

Police are concerned for the welfare of a teenager who has not been seen in six weeks.

Mark Calvert, 16, has been reported missing and was last seen in the south area of Bradford on May 27. He is described as around 5ft 10in and was last seen wearing a red jacket, black bottoms and black Adidas trainers. Police say he may be sleeping rough, and could be sufering from injuries from a motorbike collision.

Anyone who knows of Mark’s whereabouts who can help police is asked to contact 101.

Missing Mark Calvert
Missing Mark Calvert

Bus in crash is a school bus

The latest on the bus crash in Moldgreen - the bus’ registration tells us it’s for King James’ School in Almondbury.

As mentioned earlier - no-one has been injured.

Bus crash at Moldgreen

There are reports of an accident in Moldgreen which is causing traffic problems.

A bus has reportedly collided with a VW Sharan on Greenhead Lane just off Wakefield Road. Officers are at the scene where there is a backlog of traffic - but police say no one has been injured.

Car set on fire on driveway

Fire services were busy last night...

A crew from Huddersfield attended a car fire outside a home on Springwood Hall Gardens at Greenhead just after 1am. A Nissan Pathfinder had its doors open and was ablaze - firefighters said it had been deliberately set alight. Nobody was at home at the time so fire were unable to bring the car fire to their attention. Huddersfield also attended a grass fire in Pellon, Halifax, last night which at its height measured up to 70 squared metres.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Motorway junction closed after woman falls from bridge

A heads up if you’re a Manchester commuter - junction 17 is currently closed due to this ongoing police incident. The woman is currently being treated by paramedics.

Morning!

Hello, Huddersfield. A bit of trouble on the M62 this morning - we’ve got a lane closed eastbound at junction 25 for Brighouse due to a broken down lorry. Traffic is reportedly coping well, though.

Any major traffic problems and you’ll hear it hear first.