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M62 smash cleared to the hard shoulder

If you’re catching a flight from Manchester Airport you’ll be relieved to here the motorway is flowing again.

The crash, which has involved a motorhome, near J23 has been moved out of the way, presumably because there’s no injuries.

Traffic is flowing again but it will take at least half-an-hour for the queues to subside.

Huge queues on the M62

This is the latest picture from a camera near Ainley Top.

The westbound side is currently closed while police assess an accident near J23.

Queues are currently back to half way up the hill between J25 and J24.

M62 closed westbound near Huddersfield
M62 closed westbound near Huddersfield (Image: Crown)

M62 closed westbound

There’s been a crash in the last few minutes and the police are currently assessing the situation.

The motorway is shut westbound just after junction 23 (Outlane).

A decision on whether to keep it that way will be made soon.

Fire at Golcar Cricket Club

There’s been a fire at Golcar Cricket Club this afternoon.

Fire services attended Swallow lane in the village earlier where thick, black smoke was pillowing from behind the clubhouse. It’s thought a pile of abandoned furniture had been set alight. More on this when we get it.

Fire at Golcar Cricket Club
Fire at Golcar Cricket Club

Sunset at Castle Hill

Okay, so it’s not breaking news. But as it’s Friday afternoon we felt these pictures of the sunset in Huddersfield would do rather nicely!

These were taken on Wednesday evening and sent to us by Jane Brook. Just fabulous. If you have any lovely photographs of our town and its landscapes, we’re always up for seeing them! You can send them via our Facebook page or to editorial@examiner.co.uk.

Beautiful sunset at Castle Hill
Beautiful sunset at Castle Hill
Silhouette of cyclists in the sunset at Castle Hill
Silhouette of cyclists in the sunset at Castle Hill

Long delays between Manchester and Huddersfield

One lane is closed with long delays and queuing traffic due to accident involving three vehicles on the M62 eastbound between junctions 18 and 19.

Our traffic partners Inrix are currently reporting delays on 50 minutes so definitely avoid this part of the motorway if you can.

M62 delays near Manchester
M62 delays near Manchester

Huddersfield's House of Fraser NOT at risk

Kingsgate’s House of Fraser store will remain the same, despite other stores in the country set for closure under new ownership by Sports Direct.

A list of the department chain’s branches earmarked for closure has been released, and includes stores in Doncaster and Skipton as well as London’s Oxford Street branch. Many stores will become Sports Direct outlets or will trade under the Flannels fascia after it was announced Mike Ashley would be buying the company for £90m.

Huddersfield’s and Leeds’ stores however did not appear on the list and will continue business as usual.

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

Jury out in McDonalds death case

The jury in the killing of Graham Bell have retired to consider their verdict.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of unlawfully killing Mr Bell by punching him in an attack outside McDonald’s in the town centre in October last year. A trial is being held at Leeds Crown Court.

Undated handout photo issued by West Yorkshire Police of Graham Bell, 37, as a murder investigation has been launched after he was attacked outside a McDonald's and died in hospital days after the assault. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 5, 2017. See PA story POLICE Huddersfield. Photo credit should read: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Graham Bell

Police hunting man over threat allegations

Officers are appealing to locate a man wanted over allegations of threats and criminal damage.

Efforts are underway to find Lewis Boocock, 20, from Birstall.

Det Insp Dan Tillett said: “We are conducting a number of enquiries to locate Lewis Boocock and are appealing for help from the public to locate him. Officers do want to speak with him in connection with alleged offences in the Wakefield District.”

Anyone who has seen him or has information about his location is asked to contact Wakefield CID on 101 referencing crime number 131080216338.

Lewis Boocock
Lewis Boocock

House of Fraser purchased

Sports Direct has announced it will be buying House of Fraser from administration for £90m.

Weekend weather

Today’s fresher weather is to continue through the weekend.

The forecast for tomorrow and Sunday is largely dry, but with cloudy spells and temperatures in the early twenties. Sunshine tomorrow morning then a small chance of showers later in the evening.

There’s also chance of a storm hanging in the air on Sunday.

More arrests over shootings

Three more men have been questioned over firearms incidents in Huddersfield this week.

Two more men were taken into custody yesterday over gunshots being fired on Blacker Road, Birkby on Monday night. Meanwhile, another man was arrested over a similar incident on Ruskin Grove in Sheepridge on Wednesday afternoon where shots were fired. A child was nearly shot in the attack.

Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes, District Commander of Kirklees District Police, said: “We understand there is a lot of concern amongst our residents and communities following the firearms discharges on Blacker Road and Ruskin Grove.

“I want to reassure the community that these incidents are our utmost priority and are being dealt with robustly. We have made arrests in connection with the incidents, both of which were targeted attacks and are continuing to work around the clock on the extensive investigations.”

House of Fraser go into administration

Department store House of Fraser have gone into administration, it’s been announced this morning.

The retailers, who have a store in Kingsgate shopping centre, have 17,000 staff across the country. The department store chain said discussions between interested investors and its main creditors did not conclude in a “solvent solution” and it has no choice but to appoint administrators.

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

Scooter fire on street

Fire services were called to extinguish the flames after a scooter was set alight in Deighton last night.

The abandoned Kymco scooter had been set on fire in an empty car park on Deighton Road at around 1.30am. Police are looking into it.

Morning, Huddersfield

Happy Friday! The week is almost done - you’re so close. Stay tuned for the latest news and travel updates. We are also running separate live updates on the latest news regarding Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and local hospital plans.