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Current Edition: 652 | Friday 19th September 2014
Current Edition: 652 | Fri 19th Sep 14
BATLEY BULLDOGS have signed Sean Hesketh from relegated Keighley Cougars on a one-year deal. The popular forward will return for his second spell with the club in the 2015 campaign following a period at Cougar Park. Hesketh returns having scored six tries in 28 appearances in the 2014 season, before an agonising last-day loss saw Keighley drop down to Championship One. A former Northern Rail Cup winner with the ‘Dogs in 2010, ‘Paddy’ has always been a popular player at Batley, and his return will bolster John Kear’s pack options ahead of next season. Kear said: “Sean is a big fella and will give us good go-forward, he was one of the better players in our Northern Rail Cup-winning side. “The fans of Batley certainly know what he is about [...]
DEWSBURY RAMS forward Makali Aizue will miss Sunday’s elimination semi-final match at Halifax on Sunday after he was found guilty of a Grade C shoulder charge. The bustling forward was put on report in the [...]
A BUSINESSMAN from Ravensthorpe known to many as ‘Mr Sparkles’ has been jailed for nearly 10 years for his role in a £5.5m drugs plot. Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, 45, of North Road, helped broker a deal for 5kg of ‘high purity’ heroin for a Bradford gang from contacts in Manchester. He admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at an earlier Bradford Crown Court hearing. Yaqoob, known locally as Mr Sparkles because of the car wash business he previously owned in Webster Hill, Dewsbury, was at the centre of a well-publicised planning row in Mirfield a decade ago. He allegedly built a mansion on Huddersfield Road without planning approval, but a demolition order was overturned on appeal. The house was said to be worth up to £1 million at the [...]
COUNCIL chiefs have won nearly £800,000 to help community groups take over unwanted buildings. The cash has come from the 2014 Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, which aims to tackle urban issues in an era of cuts. [...]
CLECKHEATON family butchers Metcalfe’s has brought home the bacon again. The Northgate business has won a three-star gold rating for its dry-cured back bacon at the Great Taste awards. Metcalfe’s won in the Best Speciality from the North of England category, with judges describing the bacon as “simply magnificent”. The second generation butchers specialises in traditional methods and has a strict sourcing policy for its meat, curing all the bacon and ham itself. Metcalfe’s was awarded the honour at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner on Monday. More than 10,000 products were entered and to win a three-star Great Taste award is comparable to a chef winning a Michelin star.
GOMERSAL’S Red House Museum has benefited from a donation from Birstall-based PPG Industries. PPG manufactures paint brands Johnstone’s and Leyland from its Huddersfield Road HQ, where it has been since 1983. The company employs over [...]
A BUSINESSMAN from Ravensthorpe known to many as ‘Mr Sparkles’ has been jailed for nearly 10 years for his role in a £5.5m drugs plot. Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, 45, of [...]Read More »
COUNCIL chiefs have won nearly £800,000 to help community groups take over unwanted buildings. The cash has come from the 2014 Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, which aims to tackle urban issues [...]Read More »
A MAN was run over by a caravan in Gomersal after a row with his girlfriend, an inquest heard. Dominic Goddard, 23, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at [...]Read More »
MUSEUMS like Red House in Gomersal can be saved … if they start operating on a more commercial basis, a council official has said. Director of communities Ruth Redfern wants [...]Read More »