Yorkshire morning news headlines: Major Sheffield crash, Huddersfield bus drivers’ protest and latest weather forecast

A cloudy and chilly start to the week here in Yorkshire with temperatures climbing to around 14C later today.

We have got the latest news headlines in Yorkshire this morning including Huddersfield bus drivers voting to go on strike next month and live blog coverage on the road closure in Sheffield after a car crashed into a bus.

Grieving Huddersfield relatives also held a protest yesterday morning at Hey Lane Cemetery after ornaments, flowers and other decorations were removed from loved ones’ graves by the council.

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We will bring you all the latest news from Yorkshire and beyond today including the latest on the war in Ukraine following accusations that Russian forces have been leaving behind a “scene from a horror movie”.

We will also be keeping an eye on Yorkshire’s roads and transport links today and alert you of any accidents, train cancellations or planned roadworks.

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Huddersfield bus drivers vote to go on strike next month

First bus drivers in Huddersfield have voted to strike next month in a continuing row over pay.

First Bus is the second-largest regional bus operator in the UK, transporting nearly half a million passengers a day last year, despite pandemic and any strike will have a major impact on services in the Huddersfield area.

Regular bus user Mick O’Brien, 62, said: “That is terrible news. I travel into Huddersfield and the Calderdale area from Bradford all the time and I hope they can sort out their differences as soon as possible.”

Sheffield bus crash updates as Glossop Road closed, trams disrupted and power lines damaged

The accident is said to have involved a bus and a car
The accident has involved a bus and a car

Police have shut a Sheffield road in both directions following an accident which involved a bus and a car last night, April 3.

Glossop Road is currently closed from A61 Upper Hanover Street to Regent Street with emergency services still in attendance.

The accident took place at around 9.46pm and the road closure is causing disruption to tram services due to damaged power lines.

Russia Ukraine war live as ‘war crime’ piles of dead bodies found in recaptured city

Ukrainian authorities have accused departing Russian forces of committing war crimes and leaving behind a “scene from a horror movie”.

Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds and signs of torture lay scattered across a city on the outskirts of Kyiv after Russian soldiers withdrew from the area.

As images of the bodies — of people whom residents said were killed indiscriminately — began to emerge from Bucha, a slew of European leaders condemned the atrocities and called for tougher sanctions against Moscow.

Weather for Huddersfield and the rest of Yorkshire

It’s set to be a dry and cloudy start to the week for much of Yorkshire on Monday morning as temperatures creep up towards a maximum of 13 degrees.

The past few days of freezing nights have mercifully ended for the time being, although the brightest and milder of the weather is expected to take place in the East.

Across Huddersfield, Bradford, Sheffield, York and Leeds, there might be some sunshine around for most of the day, however, the Met Office has also warned that isolated outbreaks of rain and drizzle are possible, mainly across western hills.

Yorkshire traffic and travel latest

A number of traffic disruptions have been reported across Yorkshire this morning.

There is currently slow traffic on the A642 in Wakefield following an accident around Nell Gap Lane.

The M621 eastbound in Leeds is also partially blocked with slow traffic due to an accident at J2 A643 (Elland Road).

Glossop Road in Sheffield is shut in both directions while repairs are being carried out following last night’s accident.

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