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Heading to Todmorden?

If you are you’d better think of a plan to avoid this road.

A6033 Todmorden Road is closed in both directions due to building fire between A58 Church Street and Carriage Drive.
A building fire has occurred near Greenvale Business Park.

PM's reception for the late Jo Cox

An event was held today at Downing Street to mark the work done in the name of murdered Batley and Spen MP, Jo Cox.

Man wanted for rape arrested

A man wanted for rape by West Yorkshire Police has been arrested in Ilkeston, near Derbyshire.

An unmarked police car spotted the alleged rapist and boxed in the man’s vehicle with with help of additional Roads Policing vehicles.

Tracy Brabin statement on minister for loneliness

After the Government appointed a minister for loneliness as part of the Jo Cox legacy, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has released a statement on the day she attends the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness reception in Westminster.

She said: “It is an honour and a privilege to attend 10 Downing Street today to finally see the hard work of Jo, the commission and the many others who have been involved in to bring about real change to a problem that affects so many people in society.

“If it were not for the work of Jo, it is unlikely that this would have happened and it is testament to her tenacity and determination that loneliness is now being treated a matter of national importance.

“I hope that the new minster and the Government will implement the findings of the commission as soon as possible and help put a stop to the suffering of some nine million people throughout the UK.”

Thieves use metal chain to steal ATM in Meltham

Under the cover of snowy conditions last night it seems somebody has used a 4x4 and a metal chain to yank an ATM out of an old phone box in Meltham.

Izzy Brown burglar jailed

The man who tried to steal the Championship play-off final trophy from Town player, Izzy Brown’s, house has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Man in M62 tragedy named

The man who died on Sunday has been named by Bradford Coroners as David Milner, 51, of Barkisland, Calderdale.

No date has been set yet for the opening of the inquest.

Scammonden Road Bridge over the M62 at Scammonden.
Scammonden Road Bridge over the M62 at Scammonden.

National news

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

BAYEUX TAPESTRY COULD HEAD FOR BRITAIN AFTER EMMANUEL MACRON ‘AGREES TO LOAN’
The Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain following reports French president Emmanuel Macron has agreed to allow the artwork to leave France for the first time in 950 years. The tapestry, nearly 70 metres (230ft) long, depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror against his opponent Harold, Earl of Wessex, and culminates in the Battle of Hastings. According to The Times, Mr Macron is expected to announce the loan of the artwork when he meets Theresa May at Sandhurst on Thursday.

NHS ‘HAEMORRHAGING’ NURSES, EXPERTS SAY
The NHS in England is in a “dangerous downward spiral” by “haemorrhaging” nurses, experts have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) urged ministers to act after new analysis concluded more than 10% of the nursing workforce left NHS employment in each of the past three years. BBC analysis of workforce figures from NHS Digital found that more than 33,000 walked away last year - with the number of leavers surpassing the number of those joining the workforce by 3,000.

PRISONS MUST NOT ‘GLOSS OVER’ DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS, WATCHDOG WARNS
Prisons are failing to carry out prompt and thorough investigations into alleged discrimination behind bars, a watchdog has warned. A report detailed how inmates were left without a response to complaints for several months, while training of staff to deal with equalities issues is “inadequate”. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), which analysed more than 200 cases lodged over five-and-a-half years, flagged up a failure to engage with and directly address issues of discrimination.

Nurse, ward in a hospital, NHS, stock
Experts say the NHS are 'haemorrhaging' nurses

Measles outbreak

Health chiefs have warned of an outbreak of measles in West Yorkshire.

NHS health body Public Health England have outlined the county as one of five areas in the country linked to an ongoing large outbreak of the disease in Europe.

PHE say the overall risk remains low, but are urging parents to get their children immunised with the MMR vaccine if they have not already done so. There were 34 confirmed cases of measles in West Yorkshire from the last records taken on January 9, which is the highest figure from all five outlined regions.

A child with measles
A child with measles (Image: NZ Ministry of Health)

Locala refuse to disclose who earned six-figure pay outs

A reshuffle of senior health bosses saw six figure ‘golden goodbye’ pay outs for some.

Accounts for Locala – the not-for-profit organisation that runs community nursing in Kirklees and Calderdale – have revealed sums of £163,000 and £125,000 of public money were handed over to departing directors for “compensation for loss of office.” Locala has refused to name who the money went to.

A spokesperson has said: “Whilst we cannot comment on the specific situation of individuals, we can confirm it was this work that led to the payment for loss of office that appears in the recently published accounts.”

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Congestion on M62

Reports of very slow traffic on the M62 eastbound due to an earlier accident involving a car and a lorry at junction 31.

All lanes have been re-opened but traffic still very slow.

Huddersfield's oldest person has died

A woman thought to be the town’s oldest resident has passed away.

Alice Eastwood has died aged 109 at Croftlands care home in Kirkburton on Friday, it has been announced today. The centenarian told the Examiner in October that the secret to her longevity was a “drop of whisky” in her morning cup of tea. What a legend.

A funeral will be held for Alice on Friday next week. You can read more about her and her incredible life here.

109-year-old Alice Eastwood, resident at Croftlands Care Home, Turnshaw Road, Kirkburton
109-year-old Alice Eastwood, resident at Croftlands Care Home, Turnshaw Road, Kirkburton

Loneliness Minister appointed in memory of Jo Cox

A minister for loneliness has been appointed to help tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons.

Theresa May has backed a series of recommendations made by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, which highlighted how widespread the problem is.
The former Batley & Spen MP, who was brutally murdered by a far-right terrorist in Birstall in June 2016, campaigned across the political divide before her death to find ways to combat loneliness. As well as announcing Tracey Crouch will become the minister responsible for the issue, the Prime Minister said a cross-government strategy to find ways to stop people feeling lonely will be published later this year.
Mrs May will today host a Downing Street reception to celebrate Ms Cox’s legacy.

Brendan Cox has said her murder "took the heart" out of the family but they have not been broken by the tragedy, as he prepares to mark the anniversary of the MP's death.
Jo Cox's legacy lives on as Theresa May appoints a Minister for Loneliness (Image: PA)

Man gets hand stuck in machinery

Emergency services were called out in the early hours of this morning after a man got his hand stuck in some machinery.

The man was injured after getting his fingers trapped in weaving machinery at Bay Hall Mills on Bay Hall Common Road in Birkby at around 3am.

Fire services from Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Cleckheaton attended but managed to free him quickly. Police were also called to the scene.

The man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Bay Hall Mills, Birkby
Bay Hall Mills, Birkby

Elsewhere on the roads

Heavy traffic on the M62 this morning...there are hazardous conditions due to the snow.

Traffic is slow around junctions 22 in both directions, eastbound at Ainley Top and westbound at junction 29.

Snow at Rishworth Moor on the M62 heading eastbound
Snow at Rishworth Moor on the M62 heading eastbound

Snow updates

We are running separate live updates again today for all the latest on the roads and school closures due to the snow.

Check them out here.

Snow in Huddersfield - Snow plough in New Hey Road, Outlane.
Snow in Huddersfield - Snow plough in New Hey Road, Outlane.

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.

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 .