Friday 17th February 2017
LOCAL councillors have hit out at the lack of racial diversity shown in the Shannon Matthews kidnap drama, The Moorside.
The second part of the BBC drama, which starred BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith, aired on Tuesday night, portraying the investigation which led to Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan both being sentenced to eight years in prison.
Large numbers of the district’s…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 16th February 2017
THIS week in The Press, we have all of the reaction to the second part of the BBC drama ‘The Moorside’.
The programme has come under criticism from Dewsbury ward councillors for what they described as a lack of diversity in the cast.
Also, see the pictures of Princess Anne’s visit to a Batley firm today and read about how…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 9th February 2017
In Friday’s edition of The Press, you can read all about the reaction to new BBC drama The Moorside.
The first episode of the show portraying the disappearance of Shannon Matthews aired this week, to mixed opinions locally and nationally.
Elsewhere, a woman was tragically killed in a road accident in Dewsbury over the weekend, a leading Labour politician visited…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 2nd February 2017
This week in The Press, read about how a targeted shooting led to an area of Dewsbury being placed into lockdown overnight.
A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and police are now searching for four suspects after a string of violent incidents in Westtown and further afield.
Also, a woman has appealed for help to raise…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 26th January 2017
This week in The Press, read about a restaurant owner who has become embroiled in a dispute with Kirklees Council who are demanding he remove a set of illuminated palm trees from its car park.
A petition to save them has now attracted over 1,200 signatures. Also, health bosses have written an open letter to the district’s MPs asking them…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 19th January 2017
THIS week in The Press, a woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Gomersal.
Michelle Spencer, 47, was due at Leeds Crown Court today (Thursday) accused of killing David Butterfield at a home on Shirley Terrace.
A couple have been banned from keeping equines for life after pleading guilty to a string of animal…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 12th January 2017
This week in The Press, read how an OAP had to wait 19 hours for a bed at Dewsbury Hospital.
Pat Mackintosh attended A&E on New Year’s Day but had to face huge waits as the department creaked under the pressure.
This week the district’s two MPs took the fight for hospital services to Parliament – but failed to get…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 5th January 2017
This week in The Press, read how Dewsbury Hospital’s A&E department struggled to deal with the demand over the Christmas period.
Patients reported waiting up to 20 hours for a hospital bed and up to 11 hours to see a doctor.
The NHS Trust responsible for the running of the hospital have reminded people to only visit A&E if they…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 29th December 2016
This week in The Press, read about proposals to introduce ID checks at polling stations in our district.
The government has identified Kirklees as one of 18 council areas across the country most susceptible to voter fraud.
However the proposals have been met with a mixed reaction from local politicians.
Also, Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have moved to quash rumours…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 22nd December 2016
In The Press this week, read about how a housing developer has submitted plans for over 200 homes in Dewsbury.
The plans, submitted by Miller Homes, are on land allocated in the Kirklees Local Plan and could eventually see over 4,000 houses built.
Also, the future of two former museums in North Kirklees remains up in the air as buyers…Read More » More Articles from this edition