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Current Edition: 658 | Saturday 1st November 2014

Current Edition: 658 | Sat 1st Nov 14

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Kirklees budget plans under attack with Mirfield, Batley and Spen ‘left out in cold’

Friday 31st October 2014

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SMALLER towns in our district will suffer at the expense of Huddersfield and Dewsbury, if Labour’s proposed Kirklees Council budget is backed, Tory chief Robert Light has warned.

Coun Light (Con, Birstall and Birkenshaw) claimed that services stand to be focused on Huddersfield and Dewsbury…

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Axed ward ‘open due to pressure on beds’

Friday 31st October 2014

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A HOSPITAL ward should never have shut, a councillor said after claims it has had to be re-opened. Coun Paul Kane spoke out after a source stated Ward 5 at Dewsbury District Hospital is back as Ward 6b. The elderly care unit in the Bronte [...]

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New outpatient services at DDH

Friday 31st October 2014

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NEW outpatient services launched at Dewsbury District Hospital on Monday as part of a controversial revamp. Wards 14 and 15 at the Staincliffe site are now for planned general, plastic and urology surgery. Health chiefs aim to spend £20m by 2017 on changes which see [...]

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Baroness Kath urges a town council for Cleckheaton

Friday 31st October 2014

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RESIDENTS in Cleckheaton are being polled on having a town council to protect services threatened by Kirklees budget cuts. Councillors floated the idea in a survey as Council officials gear up for the second stage of their budget cuts consultation. The move was made amid [...]

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Poll backing new homes in Mirfield is misleading, claims Tory Councillor

Friday 31st October 2014

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A BUDGET consultation could see council chiefs clash with groups fighting plans for new homes. Results from a Kirklees-wide survey showed 72 per cent of those polled back development as a way to boost coffers. This includes building new homes and business premises to bring [...]

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Victim hit with an iron in house raid

Friday 31st October 2014

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THUGS struck a man’s head with an iron during a robbery last Thursday. The victim, 21, was attacked in his home on Valley Road, Liversedge, around 5.45pm, when robbers armed with a baseball bat barged in after he answered a knock at the door. The [...]

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School head ousted after Ofsted lashing

Friday 31st October 2014

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COUNCIL chiefs insist a struggling Dewsbury school can be rescued after its headteacher was ousted. Bronagh King, of Chickenley Community School, was removed from her post by governors following a devastating Ofsted report. Inspectors found unruly children were being physically restrained repeatedly by staff. James [...]

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Battle to save town’s library resumes

Friday 31st October 2014

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THE petition to save Batley Library has been started up again in the wake of new calls for the closure of some libraries in the Heavy Woollen and Spen Valley districts. Batley History Group has relaunched the petition, which more than 7,000 people signed last [...]

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