Here's why there has been traffic disruption on the M62 at Ainley Top

A section of the M62 was closed in both directions this afternoon to make an overhead power line safe.

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Counter-terror police have arrested a man in connection with letters which urged people to "Punish a Muslim" earlier this year.
Ashkan Ebrahimi, 33, of Oak Lane, Halifax.

Halifax man who wanted revenge on authorities is jailed for 20 years

A revenge-obsessed Halifax man with a "consuming hatred and loathing for people in authority" has been jailed for 20 years after targeting police officers, a solicitor and a judge.


M62 slip lane blocked by vehicle on it side near Wakefield

A vehicle on its side is blocking an M62 slip road this morning, police have said.


Car dragged to M62 hard shoulder after crash

Police "dragged" a car to the hard shoulder after a crash on the M62 this morning.

M62 near Brighouse. Pic: Google.

M62 lane blocked due to 'broken down van' at Brighouse

Congestion is building on the M62 during this morning's rush hour.

Scott Hutchison.

Concern over missing Frightened Rabbit singer ahead of Halifax gig

Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has said it is concerned for lead singer Scott Hutchison, who has been "missing for a little while now".

Holly Lynch MP.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch announces pregnancy

Halifax MP Holly Lynch and her husband Chris Walker have announced they are expecting their first child this autumn.

M62 near Brighouse. Google.

'Serious collision' closes M62 slip road and A644 near Brighouse

An M62 slip road has been closed because of "serious collision", Highways England has said.
Police want to find this man.

Man tried to pull woman into van outside Halifax pub

A woman suffered a "traumatic ordeal" when a man tried to pull her into a van in Halifax.

Gibbet Street. Pic: Google.

Fire at three-storey Halifax house

A house fire broke out in Halifax this morning.


Seven months since West Yorkshire Police last abandoned 999 call

West Yorkshire Police (WYP) has not abandoned an emergency 999 call for seven months.

Thirteen flood warnings were still in place across Yorkshire, and 25 alerts.

Updated flood warnings for Yorkshire's rivers and becks

Flood warnings are still in place across many parts of Yorkshire this afternoon.


Yorkshire flood warnings remain as river levels set to 'peak'

The Environment Agency has said 31 flood warnings and 29 alerts were in place across Yorkshire this morning.

Police are searching for the missing man.

West Yorkshire man missing from Scunthorpe hospital

Police have released further details about a man who has gone missing from hospital in Scunthorpe and who has links to West Yorkshire.

The Environment Agency said a total of 31 warnings and 29 alerts were in place across Yorkshire.

Leeds, Batley and Dewsbury flood warnings remain after heavy rain

Five flood warnings and seven alerts are in place across Leeds and the surrounding areas this morning.

Police want to identify this person.

CCTV appeal after assault near Halifax McDonald's

Detectives are appealing for information after an alleged assault in Halifax town centre.


Test smoke alarms as clocks change, West Yorkshire fire service says

Yorkshire Housing is working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to urge residents to test their smoke alarms as the clocks change this weekend.

Trafalgar House, Bradford. Pic: Google.

West Yorkshire Police worker 'prosecutes himself by accident'

A police worker has been lightly ridiculed by colleagues after accidentally prosecuting himself for having an untaxed vehicle.

Robert Morrison and Paul Towers have been ordered to pay more than 71,900.

Brighouse rogue traders branded 'insult to cowboy builders' made to pay £71,900

Two rogue traders described by a judge as "an insult to cowboy builders" have been ordered to pay back more than £71,900.

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