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Very slow on M62 westbound

For those heading over the Pennines tonight, the M62 remains very slow. There was an accident earlier and then a broken down vehicle.

Here’s the latest:

* One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).
Lane one (of three) is closed.

The was an accident near to the entry slip road at J23.

M62 traffic: latest

Traffic was held up on the M62 following the earlier crash. It has now been released.

'Severe delays' on M62 after crash

Traffic is queueing and there are severe delays on the M62 due to an accident westbound at junction 23, Huddersfield.

Travel time is around 25 minutes.

Lane three (of three) was closed briefly. All traffic was temporarily held to recover the vehicles to the hard shoulder. The accident is near to the entry slip road at J23.

All lanes back open on M62

M62 accident - delays are building

Problems on the M62 for those heading east

First live music event at The Piece Hall

Great news for fans of live music. What a venue!

Full story here

Shelter offered to Huddersfield's homeless as temperatures drop

Beds for rough sleepers are being offered as temperatures once again plummet below freezing.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the weather tonight and tomorrow as the met office predict sub-zero temperatures, frost and even snow.

Kirklees Council are enacting their Severe Weather Emergency Protocol to prevent deaths on the street both tonight and tomorrow night.

If you know or meet anyone who will be sleeping rough during this time please contact Kirklees on the numbers below, and spread the word so that other people are aware too:

  • Out of hours/weekend – Emergency Duty Service 01484 414933
  • Weekday between 9 and 5pm – Housing Solutions Service – 01484 221350
A homeless man takes shelter in one of Huddersfield's underpasses
A homeless man takes shelter in one of Huddersfield's underpasses

Captain vows to "fight to bitter end"

Huddersfield Town captain Tommy Smith has said he is still confident in his side’s character after the Terriers slipped into the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.

The right back has vowed to fight to the bitter end to remain in the top league. Read more here.

Huddersfield's Tommy Smith Premier League Football Manchester United v Huddersfield Town 03/02/18 (Pic by John Rushworth) Football Images are covered by DataCo licence agreements. For Editorial Use Only No Free Use permitted.
Huddersfield's Tommy Smith

Man arrested over multiple burglaries

Huddersfield from a bird/helicopter's eye view

It might be grey and dreary, but it’s home!

These were tweeted by the police’s air service earlier this lunchtime.

National news

Here’s a round up of the main headlines today...

NEO-NAZI FOUND GUILTY OF PLOTTING TERROR ATTACK AT GAY PRIDE EVENT
A white supremacist has been convicted of a terror offence after he plotted to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event at a pub. Armed police swooped on 20-year-old neo-Nazi Ethan Stables as he walked towards the New Empire in Barrow, Cumbria. Officers had received a tip-off from a member of a far right Facebook group where he posted a message saying he was “going to war” and that he planned to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards”.

HUGH GRANT WINS PHONE-HACKING DAMAGES FROM MIRROR NEWSPAPERS
Actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against Mirror Group Newspapers at the High Court. The star was at the London court to hear his lawyer give details of the settlement at a hearing before Mr Justice Mann. It is understood that it involves payment of a six-figure sum, which he has donated to the campaigning group Hacked Off.

ALLEGED COMPUTER HACKER LAURI LOVE WINS HIGH COURT EXTRADITION BATTLE
Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against extradition to the US. Two judges sitting in London ruled in his favour on Monday - a decision greeted by a loud cheer in the packed courtroom. Mr Love, 32, who lives with his parents near Newmarket in Suffolk, was present in court to hear the announcement by Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley. The judges declared in a written ruling: “This appeal is allowed and the appellant is discharged.”

Actor Hugh Grant arrives at the Rolls Building in London after he settled his phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers
Actor Hugh Grant arrives at the Rolls Building in London after he settled his phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Man on trial over fatal dog attack

A man is to appear at Leeds Crown Court this morning charged in connection with the fatal dog attack which killed David Ellam.

Dog attack victim David Ellam
Dog attack victim David Ellam (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Mr Ellam, 52, known as “Jelly” to friends, died tragically of his injuries after he was attacked by a dog while walking his Yorkshire Terrier Rolo on Riddings Road in Sheepridge in August 2016.

Aaron Joseph, of Riddings Road, was later charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog. He is due to go on trial at Leeds Crown Court today.

Aaron Joseph arrives for his hearing at Kirklees Magistrates Court
Aaron Joseph arrives for his hearing at Kirklees Magistrates Court (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Driver breaks down on outside lane of M62

Can you think of anything worse while driving on one of the country’s busiest motorways?

It came after this car was knocked into the hard shoulder between the junctions for Brighouse and Ainley Top. Luckily, nobody was injured.

On this day...

On this day in 1852, 81 people were killed after Bilberry Reservoir near Holmfirth burst its banks.

(Image: Ian Marshall)

The disaster occurred in the early hours of the morning when 86 million gallons of water spilled out into the valley, destroying homes and four mill buildings in its path.

The flood is recorded as the 23rd most serious worldwide in terms of life lost and damage caused. Read more on the disaster here.

An illustration by Jenny Hinchliffe from the flood film
An illustration by Jenny Hinchliffe from the flood film

BMW torched by arsonists

Arsonists set a BMW alight outside a home in Liversedge overnight.

Fire services were called to Fern Croft at 1.50am where the high-value car on a resident’s driveway was fully ablaze. The house had to be evacuated as firefighters extinguished the fire due to the amount of smoke.

Luckily, nobody was injured although the car was completely destroyed. West Yorkshire Police were called and are investigating the incident.

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

Police warning about domestic abuse ahead of Valentine's Day

Officers at WYP are reminding the public that it’s not all hearts and flowers this Valentine’s.

Police want people to be aware of the signs that a family member, friend or neighbour is experiencing abuse or violence at home. There were 152 domestic incidents reported to them on Valentine’s Day last year.

Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson said: “It may be that you notice that the partner or another family member of someone you know repeatedly puts them down, humiliates or degrades them, or seems to have control over their everyday behaviour, including limiting their access to money or controlling what they wear. Other signs can include the victim becoming submissive and withdrawn or suddenly breaking off contact with yourself or others.”

If you are a victim, or know someone who could be a victim you can speak to police, or other agencies that can help. You can contact police via 101, in an emergency always call 999.

Police Valentine's domestic abuse campaign
Police Valentine's domestic abuse campaign (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

Collision in Holmfirth

Emergency services attended a minor road collision in Holmfirth last night.

They were called to Huddersfield road shortly after 10pm after the vehicle collided near to the health centre. Paramedics also attended but there were no injuries in the crash and it’s been reported as damage only.

The road is now back open.

Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth
Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

John Worboys moved to West Yorkshire

Serial rapist John Worboys has been moved to HMP Wakefield.

The taxi driver, who is currently embroiled in a legal challenge over his parole, has been moved from HMP Belmarsh in London to the high security prison here in West Yorkshire.

The 60-year-old was convicted of 19 offences of rape and sexual assault and jailed for a minimum of eight years in 2009. Police believe he may have been responsible for as many as 100 rapes and assaults.

Black cab rapist John Worboys
Black cab rapist John Worboys (Image: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

Huddersfield weather

Weather warnings in place for snow and ice through today and tomorrow.

Temperatures are very chilly today with tops of just two degrees, which will plummet below freezing later. No snow forecast for today but it looks like there may be a sprinkling on the tops tomorrow.

Top stories of the weekend

In case you missed it, here were our biggest stories this weekend...

  • Police have stepped up patrols in Huddersfield town centre after a machete gang stormed through the Kingsgate centre on Saturday afternoon. Read more here.
  • Huddersfield Town face a battle to climb back out of the danger zone after another defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday. Read our commentary piece from sports writer Rory Benson here.
  • Hundreds of runners lined the streets for the Dewsbury 10k yesterday, although left the event sniggering when the finishers’ t-shirts were handed out. See why here...
Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town leaves the pitch dejected following the Premier League match against Manchester United
Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town leaves the pitch dejected following the Premier League match against Manchester United

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning, focusing on the machete incident in Kingsgate at the weekend.

Delays double

M62 congestion is now back to Rishworth Moor. Travel time is around one hour and 15 minutes.

Oil spillage causes congestion on the M62

Two lanes closed on the westbound carriage of the motorway at the moment due to an oil spillage and broken down crane.

This is heading towards Manchester between junctions 18 and 19 and congestion is currently back to junction 20. Delays are reportedly an extra 35 minutes.

Stock pic: Wintry conditions M62 snow, sleet.

Good morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

Evening rainbow sky over Huddersfield
Evening rainbow sky over Huddersfield (Image: Anita Heagney)

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .