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Current Edition: | Saturday 29th April 2017

Current Edition: | Sat 29th Apr 17

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Court confession of Batley man on terror charges

Friday 28th April 2017

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A BATLEY man has admitted buying airline tickets to Syria so he could fight for the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.

Thirty-year-old Ghulam Hussain had made arrangements to travel to Syria, purchasing tickets with credit cards he had obtained fraudulently.

Hussain, of Track Road, Batley,…

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Bomb squad called in

Friday 28th April 2017

Bomb disposal unit Ravensthorpe

A specialist bomb disposal team were called to an industrial premises to deal with an old World War II weapon in Ravensthorpe.

A police spokesman said the Royal Logistic Corps were called to the premises on Low Mill Road last weekend.

He said: “The occupants…

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Car-jacking gang submit couple to knifepoint ordeal

Friday 28th April 2017


A GANG of robbers forced a young couple out of their car at knifepoint.

The couple had pulled over on Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury at around 1.30am on Sunday, after they saw a man who looked to be in distress.

They opened the driver’s window…

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Election hopeful quits UKIP to stand as independent

Friday 28th April 2017

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BATLEY & SPEN election hopeful Aleks Lukic has quit UKIP in order to stand as an independent Brexit candidate.

The 27-year-old Heckmondwike Grammar School teacher, who was chairman of UKIP’s Dewsbury, Batley and Spen branch, has pledged to fight for lower taxes, more local school…

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Pupils’ iDEAs impress a Royal visitor

Friday 28th April 2017

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PUPILS at Westborough High School met the Duke of York on Tuesday at a launch event for his new project, the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards (iDEA).

Students from the Dewsbury school played a pioneering role in the new national scheme by carrying out different tasks…

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Town centre parade tribute to VCs

Friday 28th April 2017


MORE than 200 troops will help mark the centenary of two local men winning the Victoria Cross by parading through Dewsbury town centre tomorrow (Saturday, 11am). 

It has been five years since the 3rd Battalion The Rifles last exercised their Freedom of the Borough rights…

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Eddie Izzard in town to back ‘Get Together’

Friday 28th April 2017

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COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard was in Batley last Saturday to help promote The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox.

The international star spent time picnicking with friends and family of the late Batley and Spen MP to show his support of the nationwide…

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Drunk beat stepdad in row over door key

Friday 28th April 2017

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A DRUNK admitted assaulting his stepfather in an early morning argument after being unable to find his front door key.

Kirklees magistrates heard that Adam Armitage, of Norman Road, Mirfield, takes medication for depression and ADHD and is not supposed to drink but had done…

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