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Current Edition: 738 | Tuesday 24th May 2016

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A&E DOWNGRADE: NOW IT’S IN APRIL

Friday 20th May 2016

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PLANS to bring forward the downgrade of A&E at Dewsbury District Hospital have been ditched.

Its controversial transformation into a minor injuries unit is now set to go ahead in April next year.

Health chiefs wanted to bring forward the plan to September this year…

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Ex-head admits online child sex offences

Friday 20th May 2016

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A FORMER primary school headteacher has admitted sex offences against two 11-year-old-girls. David Warbrick, 51, was suspended from his post at Gomersal Primary School after his arrest last year. He made contact with the girls on Facebook and asked them to take their clothes off. [...]

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Publisher hits back after hate campaign

Friday 20th May 2016

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THE publisher of The Press has made a robust defence of the newspaper after an anonymous hate campaign was started against the business and its customers. Advertisers, newsagents and Kirklees councillors all received an unsigned letter calling for paper to be boycotted and making veiled [...]

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Council members owing tax were able to vote

Friday 20th May 2016

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NO councillors in debt illegally voted in meetings over the last two years, The Press understands. Five out of 69 members on Kirklees Council received a court summons for council tax arrears totalling £3,997.54. Their identities are unknown but they may be named under a [...]

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Labour ‘battle bus’ controversy – Tories complain

Friday 20th May 2016

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A COMPLAINT has been made about a Labour election battle bus which came to Dewsbury in March last year. Political website Guido Fawkes obtained records showing the event was not declared as a campaign expense by candidate Paula Sherriff. Local Tories asked returning officer and [...]

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Tyres stabbed and slashed in rampage

Friday 20th May 2016

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VANDALS destroyed the tyres of at least 25 cars in an area of Liversedge last week. Damage totalling thousands of pounds was caused to vehicles on Valley Road, Valley Court and Ings Crescent last Thursday night. A sharp object was used to puncture the side [...]

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Thieves steal Star Wars stash worth thousands

Friday 20th May 2016

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BURGLARS stole Star Wars toys worth £50,000 from a Dewsbury collector in a plot that could have come from the blockbuster movies themselves. Many of the rare items were secretly stored in a cubby-hole behind a wall in the loft at the Moor Gardens home [...]

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Ofsted inspector sanctioned after Zakaria visit

Friday 20th May 2016

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AN INSPECTOR was disciplined for not speaking to children at a Muslim school in Batley due to Eid. Ofsted admitted the worker had made a mistake during an unannounced visit to the private Zakaria Muslim Girls’ High last October. They were brought in to check [...]

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