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Current Edition: 662 | Saturday 29th November 2014

Current Edition: 662 | Sat 29th Nov 14

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Teen dies in stolen car smash

Friday 28th November 2014

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A TEENAGER died and two others were badly hurt when their stolen car hit a tree in Batley on Tuesday.

The male front seat passenger, named as Yasar Hussain,  18, of Howard Street, Batley, was pronounced dead at the scene on Victoria Avenue following the…

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Hanged man a victim of human trafficking

Friday 28th November 2014

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A MAN who hung himself from a tree was a victim of human trafficking, an inquest heard. Hungarian Viktor Fejes, 28, was found hanging in public on Dark Lane, Batley, by his mother on the morning of October 23. A statement given by his friend [...]

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Chris plans to have a hypnotic effect on Saturday-night revellers…

Friday 28th November 2014

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IF you’re out in Batley next Saturday night, you could find yourself surrendering to the power of suggestion… Local club and pub scene legend Chris Ingram is introducing a new attraction to The Bank bar on Hick Lane – hypnosis. Chris has spent 10 months [...]

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Sell-off of ‘surplus’ buildings and land could slash Kirklees costs

Friday 28th November 2014

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COUNCILLORS are to consider selling off ‘non-essential buildings and land’ at a meeting on Tuesday. Sites deemed ‘surplus’ could be sold to help cut running costs as Kirklees seeks to save £69m over the next three years. A report for the authority’s Labour cabinet sets [...]

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Hospital leads the way in lumbar technology

Friday 28th November 2014

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SPINAL taps are being made easier thanks to a new technique pioneered at Dewsbury District Hospital. The use of ultrasound to find the right location for lumbar puncture procedures has attracted so much interest from doctors elsewhere that a training course has been set up [...]

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Families of vandals are warned they could lose their homes

Friday 28th November 2014

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ACTION is being taken in Thornhill to deal with yobs throwing stones at taxis and the sports and community centre. Police, council workers, schools and housing officials are tackling problems which erupted about six weeks ago. Vandals began throwing missiles at taxis at night around [...]

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Devolution process ‘can bridge north-south divide’

Friday 28th November 2014

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THE local devolution process has not been stitched up, a councillor claimed amid an on-going row about district panels. Coun Masood Ahmed (Lab, Dewsbury South) insisted the panels have more power than the area committees they replaced. A furore erupted when it emerged that Kirklees [...]

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Teenagers wanted for Mirfield challenge

Friday 28th November 2014

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A TEENAGER from Mirfield is ready for anything after a rotary club-organised challenge. Katie Bruffell, 17, went to an outdoor activity centre near Hebden Bridge with other youngsters earlier this year. The Mirfield Free Grammar A-Level student got to grips with Bear Grylls-type pursuits. She [...]

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