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Current Edition: 681 | Tuesday 21st April 2015

Current Edition: 681 | Tue 21st Apr 15

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Big guns campaigning hard in key election seat

Friday 17th April 2015

Paula Sherriff Chukka Umunna

SHADOW ministerial visits and Tory teams pounding the streets show the election battle in Dewsbury and Mirfield is hotting up.  Yet a focus group for a national newspaper found some [...]

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Witness appeal after biker death inquest

Friday 17th April 2015

Mount Street Batley April 2015

AN INQUEST was opened and adjourned after a 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Batley on Tuesday. Qasim Rehman, of Pennine Road, Dewsbury, died after his Honda was in collision with [...]

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Marathon mum battling to raise meningitis awareness

Friday 17th April 2015

Laura and Ruby Fletcher

A MUM from Gomersal whose daughter beat meningitis is running the London Marathon to raise awareness of the disease. Probation worker Laura Fletcher, 34, initially hoped to raise £1,500 from [...]

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Fourteen line up in national poll

Friday 17th April 2015


FOURTEEN candidates are fighting to represent North Kirklees in parliament after the general election. There are seven nominees each standing in Batley & Spen and Dewsbury & Mirfield. Polls will [...]

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