Does this page look right? If not, chances are you are using an old browser. We highly recommend you upgrade to one of these newer browsers:

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeSafariInternet Explorer 8.0

Click on the icons above to upgrade to the browser of your choice.

Current Edition: 705 | Friday 9th October 2015

Current Edition: 705 | Fri 9th Oct 15

Latest News


Thursday 8th October 2015

Main Article Layout 1 (Page 1)

IN The Press this week we look into the reasons why a high-profile Dewsbury councillor has been dumped as a candidate for next year’s elections.

Coun Karen Rowling was de-selected by members of her own Dewsbury West Labour branch at a meeting last Thursday.


Read More »
MAN SHOT IN BATLEY: Police believe attack was targeted

Tuesday 6th October 2015


DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man was shot in Batley on Monday night.  Police were called to a petrol station on Bradford Road at 10.26pm following reports that a 23-year-old man had suffered gunshot wounds on nearby Caledonia Road. He was taken to [...]

Read More »
Massive development plans for district are revealed

Friday 2nd October 2015

Draft Local Plan Policies Map - Kirklees East S2

A MAJOR planning strategy which seeks to address the area’s economic and social problems has been proposed. Kirklees Council’s Local Plan allocates land for housing and industry up to the year 2031, subject to Government approval. There is a huge scheme for Chidswell in Dewsbury, [...]

Read More »
We need better infrastructure to cope with plan, says campaigner

Friday 2nd October 2015

Draft Local Plan Policies Map - Kirklees North S1

NEW schools are needed to cope with the huge number of homes planned for Spen Valley, a campaigner has warned. Graeme Raisbeck, who helped fight off developers in Cleckheaton, said Kirklees Council’s Local Plan may only work with the right infrastructure to support it. He [...]

Read More »
Thief pushed 82-year-old woman to floor

Friday 2nd October 2015

Moor Lane Birkenshaw cctv

DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Birkenshaw. The incident took place on Wednesday September 23 at around 12.50pm on Moor Lane, when an 82-year-old woman answered the door to an unknown [...]

Read More »
Plague of rats ‘due to drain collapse’

Friday 2nd October 2015

Generic rat shot

A RAT infestation is plaguing an area of Heckmondwike after a suspected drain collapse. The vermin are seen during the day on Oldfield Lane between business premises and people’s homes. Eleven of them were counted around the back of Bed Kingdom at 10.30am on Tuesday. [...]

Read More »
Hair salon customers take shortcut to a good book

Friday 2nd October 2015

Hecky Library mobile books October 2015

HAIRDRESSERS may once have been famous for asking customers if they wanted something for the weekend. But in Heckmondwike, the phrase has new meaning thanks to a book-drop by library enthusiasts. John Kaye, (pictured) of Salon 29 on Westgate, has teamed up with the Friends [...]

Read More »
In memory of Arslan … £4,000 for hospices

Friday 2nd October 2015


A FUN RUN in memory of a Ravensthorpe teenager raised more than £4,000 for charities. Rizwan Aslam, 13, ran from his home on North Road to the Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield last Saturday. He was joined by more than 40 family and [...]

Read More »
Page 1 of 3123