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Current Edition: | Thursday 23rd February 2017

Current Edition: | Thu 23rd Feb 17

Business News

£350 million ‘mystery’ bid for Fox’s Biscuits

Friday 27th January 2017


BATLEY-BASED Fox’s Biscuits could be snapped up by a mystery buyer after it was revealed that it is the target of a £350m takeover bid.

The historic Batley firm is currently owned by food group Boparan Holdings who have confirmed that they have received an…

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Building a community at Blakeridge

Friday 2nd December 2016

Blakeridge view from top of building

“WE’RE trying to build a community”.

That’s the view of the team behind Blakeridge Mill Village, the impressive development which is taking shape just outside Batley town centre.

Commuters, shoppers and locals won’t have been able to miss the hive of activity just off…

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Relationships are blooming with PPG

Friday 28th October 2016

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BIRSTALL-BASED PPG Architectural Coatings made a bright start to October by sponsoring two community projects close to its headquarters. 

The paint firm backed voluntary group Birstall in Bloom and helped erect a sign at Birstall Smithies crossroads.

The ‘Welcome to Birstall’ sign, situated just a…

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Council launches business support

Friday 23rd September 2016


A NEW online business support website has been launched to help Kirklees-based small to medium-sized businesses.

The council’s new Business Hub Kirklees site offers specialist support and assistance to local firms. It brings together the latest information on funding and contract opportunities, business news and…

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Monastery’s B&B is in the running

Friday 29th July 2016


A MIRFIELD B&B with a difference is in the running for a hospitality award.

Mirfield Monastery has been shortlisted in the Budget with a Twist category in the eviivo Awards, which celebrate the UK’s best B&Bs, guesthouses and independent small hotels.

The monastery’s business manager…

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Joseph’s proving he’s got the skills

Friday 27th May 2016

Joseph Smith

A CLECKHEATON hairdressing trainee is taking part in the National Qualifiers of the WorldSkills UK Competitions and hoping to prove he has what it takes to be named the best in the country.

Joseph Smith, who works as a trainee stylist at Krystal’s Hair and…

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Paint giant helps make kids’ wishes come true

Friday 22nd April 2016


YOUNGSTERS facing life-threatening illnesses can have some of their dreams come true thanks to a Birstall firm. 

PPG Architectural Coatings, based on Huddersfield Road, have raised £97,105 for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity over the last two years.

Staff achieved the huge…

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New home is just the job

Thursday 24th March 2016

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A RECRUITMENT drive has been launched to fill up to 75 jobs at a £4m care home in Chickenley.

Oak Park, run by Darrington Healthcare, is preparing to open its doors in May and contractors are now starting work on the interior fittings of the…

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