Friday 28th April 2017
A specialist bomb disposal team were called to an industrial premises to deal with an old World War II weapon in Ravensthorpe.
A police spokesman said the Royal Logistic Corps were called to the premises on Low Mill Road last weekend.
He said: “The occupants of the premises had an old weapon which sounds like some kind of old bomb,…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 27th April 2017
Get your hands on this week’s The Press for all the build-up to this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire as the famous cycle race passes through North Kirklees.
Some of the world’s top cyclists will be passing through the district on Sunday and communities along the route have pulled out all the stops to make sure it’s a real occasion.
Bikes…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Friday 31st March 2017
THE family of a solicitor jailed for seven years after stealing more than £4 million have spoken of their “devastation” at her crimes.
Linda Box, 67, of Halifax Road, Dewsbury, was a company director of the well-known Dewsbury family firm of funeral directors, Eric F Box, based in Bradford Road, until her crimes were discovered last year.
Box’s massive deceptions…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 30th March 2017
This week in The Press, read about the crooked solicitor who stole over £4 million from her firm.
Linda Box was jailed for seven years after police discovered the massive fraud that saw a 200 year old law firm go out of business.
The Dewsbury grandmother’s spending included £800-a-night stays at The Ritz in London for her and her family…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 23rd March 2017
This week in The Press, read about a sickening attack which saw a man beaten with baseball bats in Dewsbury town centre.
The victim was dragged from his car in broad daylight and set upon by a group of men in the middle of the street.
Local politicians and religious groups have reacted to Wednesday’s terror attack in London, with…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 16th March 2017
This week … The Press turns 15!
Pick up our special edition which features 14 pages celebrating how we were founded, how we’re different and the impact we’ve had on the district.
Also, you’ll read about how the health trust running Dewsbury Hospital had the worst figures for A&E performance in January.
A Batley woman has been found guilty of…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 9th March 2017
THIS week in The Press, a bar owner has hit out at the police for an apparent lack of action after his premises in Birstall was broken into for the third time.
A Batley woman has appeared in court over allegations she shared social media messages promoting ISIS, a takeaway owner has been prosecuted for hygiene offences and the official…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 2nd March 2017
This week in The Press, read exclusively about the plans a local housing developer has to build a new library in Mirfield.
The scheme would include the construction of a new two-storey facility nearby, plus a new high-end restaurant in the old library building.
Find out all the details tomorrow…
Also, declarations of interest for North Kirklees’ closed museums will…Read More » More Articles from this edition
Thursday 23rd February 2017
This week in The Press, the landlord of the Thornhill pub where a man was tragically killed last Friday night has appealed for the people who saw what happened to come forward and speak out.
Jonny Binns was hit by a car and killed in the car park of The Scarborough pub at 8.40pm, after a fight broke out on…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