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Current Edition: | Monday 24th April 2017

Current Edition: | Mon 24th Apr 17

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Election battle begins in earnest

Friday 21st April 2017

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LOCAL Tories were caught on the hop by the announcement of a General Election this week. 

After Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap June 8 poll on Tuesday, Conservative Party officials in North Kirklees admitted that it will be several days before their candidates…

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Rifles in Freedom march to honour VC heroes

Friday 21st April 2017


MORE than 200 troops will help mark the centenary of two local men winning the Victoria Cross by parading through Dewsbury town centre.

It has been five years since the 3rd Battalion The Rifles last exercised their ‘Freedom of the Borough’ rights in Dewsbury, and…

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The kings (and queens) of coal!

Friday 21st April 2017

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MORE than 200 competitors took part in the annual World Coal Carrying Championships in Gawthorpe on Monday.

The Easter event, which was run for the 54th time, saw men lugging 50kg sacks of coal, with women carrying 20kg up the traditional 1,012m course from the…

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Resource centre to be named in memory of Jo Cox

Friday 21st April 2017

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BATLEY Resource Centre will be re-named in memory of the late Jo Cox MP.

The unveiling of the new name, Jo Cox House, is set to take place at the Market Place building on Thursday (April 27, 12.30pm).

By re-naming the centre, officials say they…

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Friends mourn councillor ‘who would help anyone’

Friday 21st April 2017

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FORMER Conservative councillor Derrick Yates has died aged 73.

Coun Yates represented Liversedge & Gomersal from 2004 to 2011 but did not seek re-election when his term ended because of failing health.

He is believed to have passed away in Dewsbury Hospital early on Monday…

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Jodie’s dream under construction

Friday 21st April 2017

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A SPORTS-MAD Dewsbury teenager’s dream of competing in the Deaflympics has been realised thanks to a generous donation.

Despite being born profoundly deaf, Jodie Ounsley has achieved success in rugby union, jiu jitsu, coal-carrying and athletics – and she was also a finalist in the…

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Oakwell centre shuts due to council cuts

Friday 21st April 2017

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THE Countryside Centre at Oakwell Country Park in Birstall will close on Monday.

Kirklees Council has announced it can no longer staff the centre due to budget cuts.

The toilets in the building will be available at weekends, with alternative facilities in the courtyard at…

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UKIP teacher defies union to back grammar schools

Friday 21st April 2017

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A TEACHER at Heckmondwike Grammar School launched a defence of selective education at the National Union of Teachers’ annual conference.

Aleks Lukic, 27, spoke against the motion condemning the expansion of selective education at the high-profile conference in Cardiff.

The information technology teacher, who also…

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