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Current Edition: 669 | Tuesday 27th January 2015

Current Edition: 669 | Tue 27th Jan 15

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Stan’s tears of joy after treasured voicemail is found

Friday 23rd January 2015

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WIDOWER Stan Beaton is to get back a treasured voicemail recording of his late wife – thanks in part to The Press.

Staff at telecoms giant Virgin Media went into overdrive when we reported earlier this month that the message had been deleted by mistake…

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Ex-RL star facing jail overhit-and-runcrash

Friday 23rd January 2015

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FORMER rugby league star Keith Mason was convicted in his absence over a Birstall hit-and-run smash. Mason, 33, left, ploughed into a car carrying a mum and her two daughters on Cambridge Road on the afternoon of August 9 last year. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard [...]

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Junkie hired thugs to rob and beat up her ex-lover

Friday 23rd January 2015

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A DRUG addict from Batley hired two thugs to help beat up and rob her former lover. Amy Bright, 24, and her accomplices tied up, beat and robbed victim James Johnson at his Heckmondwike home. Mr Johnson answered a knock at the door of his [...]

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1907 pact ‘ensures library can’t be sold’

Friday 23rd January 2015

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A 108-year-old agreement means Batley’s under-threat library cannot be sold, councillors have been warned. Campaigner Malcolm Haigh spelled out a deal involving philanthropist Andrew Carnegie at a meeting last Wednesday. Mr Haigh also gave Kirklees Council’s cabinet a petition containing more than 9,700 names. He [...]

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Hospital staff asked to help out with portering

Friday 23rd January 2015

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HOSPITAL staff are being offered training in portering to help ease pressure on A&E units. The Press can reveal that Dewsbury District Hospital is still at Resource Escalation Plan (REAP) Level Five. This means the number of patients waiting at A&E remains classed by officials [...]

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Jodie plots path to ‘perfect’ childbirth

Friday 23rd January 2015

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GIVING birth proved to be a traumatic experience for new Batley mum Jodie Hudson. She needed surgery and physiotherapy after a long and difficult labour with son Cohen in January 2013. She remained in hospital for four days and needed to take 18 tablets and [...]

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Power scheme could be a winner for town

Friday 23rd January 2015

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A HYDRO-ELECTRIC turbine could be a “win-win” for Mirfield, the town’s former mayor has claimed.  Coun David Pinder (Con, Eastthorpe) believes the £900,000 scheme could take some homes off the National Grid. And it would be a more stable way of generating electricity than other [...]

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Top Tory’s fury over Sayeeda’s political speech

Friday 23rd January 2015

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A TOP local Tory refused to apologise after a bizarre row with Dewsbury peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. The former cabinet minister gave a speech last Sunday which mentioned the situation in Gaza. Dewsbury Conservative Association chairman Alan Burton stormed out of the Huddersfield event in [...]

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