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Current Edition: | Wednesday 24th May 2017

Current Edition: | Wed 24th May 17

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Campaigners’ fury over council plan to sell museum

Friday 19th May 2017

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RED HOUSE Museum looks set to be sold on the open market – angering campaigners who fought to save the building for community use.

The Save Red House Museum and Gomersal Public Hall group say they had put together a plan to take over the…

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Pets focus on new homes thanks to Gerry’s photos

Friday 19th May 2017

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A DEWSBURY photographer has put his skills to good use in helping re-home unwanted pets at an animal sanctuary.

Gerry Slade, who lives in Thornhill Edge, produced a slideshow of heart-warming pictures of the pets at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in an attempt to help find…

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Monday deadline for voter registration

Friday 19th May 2017


THE DEADLINE is looming to register to vote ahead of next month’s General Election.

To vote on June 8, you need to register by 11.59pm on Monday, May 22. In the first instance visit (you don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered).

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Ten candidates fight for two local seats

Friday 19th May 2017


FOUR candidates will be seeking election for the Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale & Kirkburton seat on June 8.

Paula Sherriff won in the 2015 general election with a majority of 1,451 and will be looking to beat main rival Beth Prescott, who is standing for…

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Prescott vow to back traders

Friday 19th May 2017

Beth Prescott Dewsbury Market

DEWSBURY-born Beth Prescott has promised her full support for the town’s market traders if she is elected.

The Conservative candidate visited the market to speak to traders, some of whom claimed that footfall was decreasing and that Kirklees Council is not taking constructive action to…

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‘Our pupils among the hardest-hit by Government education policies’

Friday 19th May 2017

Paula Sherriff Angela Rayner campaigning

THE district’s two Labour candidates have this week been campaigning against the Conservatives’ planned cuts to school budgets, which they claim could result in schools in the area losing up to £9.4m.

Labour says that all 50 schools in Dewsbury are set to lose funding…

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Green pair’s pledge on spending

Friday 19th May 2017

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GREEN candidates standing for election in the local constituencies have welcomed their party’s education policy launch.

Simon Cope, who is standing in Dewsbury and Mirfield and is a former parent-governor, said: “Under the Tories, our local schools have seen a real cut in spending per…

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‘I’d spend £12bn a year foreign aid cash to fight Tory school cuts’

Friday 19th May 2017

Aleks Lukic Campaigning

INDEPENDENT Brexit candidate Aleks Lukic has vowed to use the £12bn currently spent on foreign aid each year to help fight the Tories’ proposed school cuts, if he is elected as Batley and Spen’s MP next month.

Mr Lukic, a member of the National Union…

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