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Current Edition: 675 | Friday 6th March 2015
Current Edition: 675 | Fri 6th Mar 15
BATLEY BULLDOGS could be without full-back James Craven for up to 12 weeks after he suffered a knee injury against Halifax last Sunday. Craven, who signed at the beginning of the season from relegated side Keighley Cougars, damaged his medial cruciate ligaments in the Championship fixture and will miss at least eight weeks, with the possibility of 12 weeks out depending on the results of a scan due next week. It is a hammer blow for coach John Kear who acquired the former Shaw Cross and Thornhill Trojans amateur following the departure of last season’s leading try-scorer Miles Greenwood. Kear said: “We have a number of good backs but unfortunately we will be without James Craven for eight to 12 weeks now. “Johnny Campbell filled in really well in the [...]
DEWSBURY RAMS coach Glenn Morrison could ring the changes as his side prepare to take on Workington Town on Sunday. Morrison slammed his side’s performance after they slipped to an 18-6 loss at Hunslet last [...]
THE face of Dewsbury town centre is evolving – but more than a third of properties are still vacant. A Press survey this week found 84 empty and 192 occupied premises and only two businesses left in The Arcade. Formerly the ‘jewel’ of the town centre, 16 of its once sought-after units stand empty and forlorn. Blackburn-based property firm the Adhan Group have a picture of The Arcade bustling with shoppers on their website. It boasts of offering “flexible” leases for rent and gives details of other town centre premises they own. A spokesman for the company said they had no-one available to comment on Dewsbury. But Coun Paul Kane (Lab, Dewsbury East) revealed talks are on-going about the building’s future. He said: “A Victorian arcade such as this in [...]
TWO immigrants wanted on unrelated charges in their native Hungary could be hiding in Dewsbury. Hungarian Andras Angyal, 45, failed to appear before magistrates in London last August. He is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant [...]
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. [...]
THE face of Dewsbury town centre is evolving – but more than a third of properties are still vacant. A Press survey this week found 84 empty and 192 occupied [...]Read More »
TWO immigrants wanted on unrelated charges in their native Hungary could be hiding in Dewsbury. Hungarian Andras Angyal, 45, failed to appear before magistrates in London last August. He is wanted [...]Read More »
KILLER David Mitchell may die in jail after being sentenced for the murder of a sex offender. Mitchell, 47, was given a whole-life tariff on Wednesday after strangling to death [...]Read More »
THE pressure on secondary school places in Kirklees means that almost 900 pupils have missed out on their preferred high school option. Although Kirklees Council trumpeted a figure of 95 [...]Read More »