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There has been a crash on the M62 at around 4pm Westbound between junction 24 Ainley Top and Junction 23 Outlane.

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Coroners' plea for help:

Coroners are appealing for information to trace the relatives of Raymond Lloyd who died recently.

Mr Lloyd, aged 76, died on 12 February at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary of natural causes. He lived in the Halifax area.

Anyone with any information about his relatives is asked to contact Coroner’s officer Cate Booth on 01274 373721.

All lanes re-opened and accident cleared on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).
Lane four was blocked.

M62

One lane blocked due to accident on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island). Traffic is coping well.

Pedestrian prosecuted for walking on M62

Congestion to avoid

Here’s the latest traffic problems from our travel partner Inrix:

* Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Westbound around J21 A640 (Milnrow).

* Heavy traffic on A62 Leeds Road Southbound at Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield. In the roadworks area.

* Heavy traffic on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Markets to close despite council tax hike

Indoor markets in Holmfirth and Heckmondwike are set to close as part of ongoing cost-cutting measures announced by Kirklees Council.

The decision, expected to take effect during the coming financial year beginning in April, has provoked a defiant response from locals and stallholders.

In Holmfirth moves are already afoot to identify an alternative venue to the council-owned market hall and to fill it with a mix of stallholders selling fresh produce and even arts and crafts.

Homfirth market to close. Customers at the indoor market on Hollowgate, Holmfirth.
Homfirth market to close. Customers at the indoor market on Hollowgate, Holmfirth.

Dining out this weekend? Try something a bit different

Our reviewer Andy Hirst thought Persian restaurant Apadana was pretty good.

Apadana restaurant review: Salad-e-Panir Va Goujeh (£4.20), slices of fresh vine tomato slightly seasoned with sea salt and crushed pepper, feta cheese and parsley mixed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Apadana restaurant review: Salad-e-Panir Va Goujeh (£4.20), slices of fresh vine tomato slightly seasoned with sea salt and crushed pepper, feta cheese and parsley mixed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Appeal to trace relatives of deceased

Coroners are appealing for information to trace the relatives of Raymond Lloyd who recently died.

Mr Lloyd, aged 76, died on February 12 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary of natural causes.

He lived in the Halifax area.

Anyone with any information about his relatives is asked to contact Coroner’s officer Cate Booth on 01274 373721.

High school seeks new head after principal quits after just two years

A new headteacher is being sought for Holmfirth High School from September to replace the previous head who departed after just two years.

Craig Jansen stepped down as executive head in January following an independent review of finances and management at the school, parents were told.

Education experts said the school could no longer afford an executive head and an associate head but there was speculation among parents over Mr Jansen’s management style, staff sickness levels and alleged increased workloads for some teachers.

Holmfirth High School Head Teacher Craig Jansen.
Former Holmfirth High School Head Teacher Craig Jansen.

Hammer attacker jailed

Owen Scott, who drove his three young children and his step-daughter into the wall of The Travellers pub at Oxspring, near Penistone, at 92mph after attacking them with a hammer during a drug-induced psychotic episode, has been jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 14 years for attempted murder.

Scene near the Travellers Inn, on the A629 between Sheffield and Huddersfield.
Scene near the Travellers Inn, on the A629 between Sheffield and Huddersfield.

The judge, Mrs Justice O’Farrell, told Scott: “You will have to live for the rest of your life knowing that you have damaged, in some cases irrecoverably, the health, both physically and psychologically, of your children.”

M62 lane closure

One lane closed and slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J31 Castleford) and J30 Rothwell.
Lane three (of three) is closed.

Police at Dewsbury railway station

Police are pictured outside Dewsbury Rail Station following a concern for safety for a passenger.

British Transport Police were alerted to fears for a vulnerable person in the station at 11.21 and are still assisting. Trains are running a little slower as a result. Trans-Pennine trains have also been affected by congestion at Leeds station following a breakdown to a Virgin trains service

Police were called to an incident at Dewsbury Railway Station. Pic: Mike Clark
Police were called to an incident at Dewsbury Railway Station. Pic: Mike Clark

We’re getting reports of activity at the site of the former St Peg Mill, St Peg Street, Cleckheaton, where a group of travellers have encamped. It is understood that bailiffs have arrived to remove the travellers from the site, which is close to Howard Park Community School.

Activity at the site of the former St Peg Mill at St Peg Lane, Cleckheatonm, where travellers have encamped
Activity at the site of the former St Peg Mill at St Peg Lane, Cleckheatonm, where travellers have encamped

M62 Westbound clear following vehicle breakdown

All lanes are now open following the removal of a broken down vehicle on the M62 Westbound between J20 Rochdale and J19 Heywood.

Disruption to services at Leeds railway station

A broken down train at Leeds is causing disruption to services to and from the city’s railway station, including trans_Pennine services through Huddersfield.
Train services running through the station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 1pm.

Due to a Virgin Trains service with a fault outside Leeds station some lines are blocked and therefore congestion is to be expected as fewer lines are available for services to arrive and depart form the station.

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

M62 vehicle breakdown

One lane is closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J20 Rochdale and J19 Heywood. Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of four) is closed.

Police called to Dewsbury Station

Officers are at Dewsbury Rail Station right now after a concern for safety for a passenger.

British Transport Police were alerted to fears for a vulnerable person in the station at 11.21 and are still there now assisting them. There are not currently any reports of anybody being injured but we will let you know if we hear any more.

A BTP spokesperson said trains are running a little slwoer as a result but there are no major delays to services.

Dewsbury Railway Station.
Dewsbury Railway Station.

Driver who tried to kill children to be sentenced

A man who tried to kill four young children before crashing a car into a wall will be sentenced today.

Owen Scott, 29, drove the car with the children inside into the wall of a pub in Oxspring, near Penistone, in August last year. Before the crash, a court heard Scott had hit the two girls, aged seven and eight, and boys aged 21 months and nine months, with a hammer.

All four were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Scott, of Heather Road in Fawley, Hampshire, will be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today.

Copster Lane, where the crash occurred
Copster Lane, where the crash occurred

Warning over debris in carriageway on M62

Thugs wielding sledgehammers try to rob bank

Police were at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Santander bank in Heckmondwike last night.

The attempted robbery happened at about 8.20pm at the branch on Market Place when two people with sledge hammers broke in while a third sat in a grey Volvo parked outside. Once inside, the would-be robbers threatened security staff demanding money. Staff refused, and they fled empty handed. No one was injured in the incident.

Santander, Heckmondwike
Santander, Heckmondwike

Accident causing congestion on M62 eastbound

Slow traffic on the M62 eastbound due to an accident between junctions 18 and 19.

Two lanes are closed. This will affect you if you’re travelling back to Huddersfield from Manchester.

Man charged over burglaries

A man has been charged in connection with three burglaries in Mirfield earlier this week.

Damien Wood, 41, of The Maltings in Mirfield, will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court this morning over the burglaries at Little Acorns Nursery, the Dusty Miller pub and a home on Parker Lane on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson, of Kirklees CID, said: “Detectives at Kirklees CID conducted a thorough and swift investigation yesterday in order to bring charges against this individual.”

Stock pic: Kirklees Magistrates Court.
Stock pic: Kirklees Magistrates Court.

ICYMI: Runners make it from Holmfirth to Calderdale Royal - but did they beat cars?

Find out for yourself in the video, where Sean Doyle, who organised the relay race, talks about what happened.

Sean Doyle starts the HRI run from Sands Rec, Holmfirth.
Sean Doyle starts the HRI run from Sands Rec, Holmfirth.

Huddersfield weather

A sunny, dry but chilly day in store for today.

Temperatures of four to five degrees.

Fire service using drones to tackle fires

Drone technology is being used to give firefighters a bird’s eye view of big blazes in Kirklees, Calderdale and beyond.

Officers with West Yorkshire Fire have been specially-trained and licenced to operate the drone as part of a six-month pilot scheme. Read more here.

View from the air: a blaze captured by a new drone being used by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
View from the air: a blaze captured by a new drone being used by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Broken traffic lights causing congestion

Slow traffic on Manchester Road this morning due to traffic light failure at the junction for Cowlersley Lane and Morley Lane.

Manchester Road
Manchester Road

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Traffic update

Slow traffic on the M62 eastbound this morning around junctions 24 (Ainley Top) and 26 (Chain Bar).

There are also heavy delays in Leeds city centre, if you’re commuting there, on the A58 northbound at Park Lane due to a broken down bus blocking a lane. Congestion is back to the junction for Wellington Street.

M62 Motorway between Junction 26 and 27.
M62 Motorway between Junction 26 and 27.

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.

Emley Mast at sunrise
Emley Mast at sunrise (Image: Baldwin Jackson)

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 .