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Current Edition: 674 | Saturday 28th February 2015
Current Edition: 674 | Sat 28th Feb 15
DEWSBURY RAMS have fought off competition from a number of rival clubs to secure the signing of former Salford, Halifax and London second-rower Luke Adamson. The 27-year-old has 135 Super League appearances to his name since making his debut for Salford against Wakefield in 2006 and he also has experience in the Championship, having made 44 appearances for Halifax over the last two seasons. Luke is also a former England Academy international and spent time with Bath Rugby Union earlier in his career. He left Halifax at the end of last season to take up a full-time contract with London Broncos ahead of the current campaign, but returned to the north of England after requesting a release from his deal. The move sees Luke join up with brother Toby for [...]
BATLEY BULLDOGS coach John Kear says that his side’s game with Halifax could be a tightly-contested affair. The Bulldogs play host to Halifax on Sunday (3pm) as they look to pick up their third successive [...]
A STORM erupted over repairs to crumbling council garages in Dewsbury Moor this week. Eviction notices were received by some garage tenants in the School Crescent area before any explanation was given by officials. Shocked residents who were told to hand back their keys held a meeting on Monday at the Schools Croft TRA premises on School Avenue. It heard that some disabled tenants would be left with nowhere to keep their mobility vehicles safe. Rows began when workmen renovating homes for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) found a host of unexpected problems. The garages are underneath flats, some of which were sold off under right to buy schemes. The sell-offs resulted in people renting garages, which are still in public hands, under somebody else’s home. Water leaks and damage to fire-retardent [...]
BREAST cancer survivor Joanne Jackson is celebrating her return to health by taking part in a 225-mile charity bike ride in Africa. Joanne, 43, of Thornhill, is gearing up for a trek across Tanzania next [...]
A Heckmondwike-based manufacturer of machine tools and precision engineered components, 600 UK, has won a prestigious regional award. 600 UK, which employs 85 staff in the town, won the Business Efficiency Award in the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards. The gong celebrates the achievements of manufacturers that have successfully designed and delivered new operating practices to boost productivity and business performance. The company was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and was up against stiff competition from a range of businesses, small and large, from across Yorkshire and the North East. 600 UK will now go on to find out if it has won the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in April.
DEWSBURY-BASED insurance brokers Brian Thornhill and Son has been nominated for a Yorkshire Family Business of the Year award. The 14-strong firm, with offices in Ravensthorpe and Skelmanthorpe, was founded by Brian Thornhill in 1982. [...]
A STORM erupted over repairs to crumbling council garages in Dewsbury Moor this week. Eviction notices were received by some garage tenants in the School Crescent area before any explanation [...]Read More »
BREAST cancer survivor Joanne Jackson is celebrating her return to health by taking part in a 225-mile charity bike ride in Africa. Joanne, 43, of Thornhill, is gearing up for [...]Read More »
A SUSPECTED cannabis farm was found after flames swept through a home in Thornhill Lees last Sunday. The blaze, which did “lasting damage” to a staircase and bedroom, occurred at [...]Read More »
BATLEY: Staff at Fox’s Biscuits were told on Wednesday that up to 80 jobs could be lost. Parent firm the 2 Sisters Food Group is now in a 45-day period [...]Read More »