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Current Edition: 661 | Thursday 27th November 2014

Current Edition: 661 | Thu 27th Nov 14

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Now UKIP join the election battle … and Greens battle for selection

Friday 21st November 2014

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UKIP and the Green Party are close to picking local candidates as the general election hots up in the district. UKIP officials ratified the creation of a Dewsbury, Batley and [...]

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Sting in the tale of Wasps’ Nest street name wrangle

Friday 21st November 2014


NAMING a new street on the site of a former Mirfield pub has turned out to have a sting in the tail.  Council bosses banned the variations on ‘Wasps’ Nest’ [...]

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Three charged with trafficking offences

Friday 21st November 2014


THREE Batley men have been charged with human trafficking-related offences. Named as Mohammed Rafiq, 59, Mohammed Tariq Patel, 39, and Mohamed Dadhiwala, 46, the trio will appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ [...]

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Loo-fighters caught short, but aim to flush out a rescue deal

Friday 21st November 2014


PUBLIC toilets in Birstall are to close next month – but traders hope a sponsor can be found to keep them open. Shopkeepers who took over running the Market Street [...]

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