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Current Edition: 724 | Friday 12th February 2016

Current Edition: 724 | Fri 12th Feb 16

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Toys and DVDs snatched from children’s A&E

Friday 12th February 2016

Main Article DDH children's unit thefts

CALLOUS thieves have stolen toys and DVDs donated by the public to the children’s A&E unit at Dewsbury District Hospital.

The theft was discovered when a child in pain requested to see Disney favourite Frozen.

Nurses were appalled to find a cabinet donated by charity…

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Mosque open day strives to dispel myths

Friday 12th February 2016

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A MOSQUE in Batley was open to the public last Sunday to help dispel myths about Islam. About 100 people, including teachers, families and church goers from as far afield as York, attended the Madina Masjid on Purlwell Lane. It was part of a national [...]

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Staff evacuated in factory scare

Friday 12th February 2016

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A MECHANICAL fault was blamed for an ammonia leak which led to 100 staff being evacuated from a Birstall factory. Firefighters with specialist monitoring equipment were sent to paint firm PPG Architectural Coatings around 9.15pm on Wednesday. They spent more than three hours making sure [...]

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MP accuses government of Enterprise Zone trick

Friday 12th February 2016

Paula Sherriff House of Parliament PMQs June 2015

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has been accused of breaking a promise to make Dewsbury an enterprise zone. He made an election eve vow last May to give the town that status within 100 days of a Conservative government coming to power. At the time, incumbent Tory [...]

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Tories urge Labour to ‘spread the cash around’ in Kirklees

Friday 12th February 2016

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A FAIRER regeneration deal is to be sought at Wednesday’s council budget-setting meeting.  The Conservative group will ask in an amendment for cash to be spread out among communities across the district. Led by Coun Robert Light (Con, Birstall and Birkenshaw), Tories believe that too [...]

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Jo Cox MP – North of Westminster

Friday 12th February 2016

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Sunday saw a sporting spectacle that we’ve waited months to behold.  No, not the Super Bowl – the rugby league Championship got underway. Batley Bulldogs played host to Leigh Centurions and beat them in a memorable game. Win or lose they are a huge asset [...]

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Rush to set up charity after hitch in hall sell-off

Friday 12th February 2016

Gomersal Public Hall

A PROPOSED sell-off of Gomersal Public Hall hit a snag when the terms of a covenant were revealed. Kirklees Council said that the historic Oxford Road building faced closure unless a group took it over through an ‘asset transfer’. But it emerged that the authority [...]

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Hundred attend M62 bomb memorial

Friday 12th February 2016

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A MEMORIAL to those killed by an IRA bomb 42 years ago drew a large crowd to Hartshead Moor motorway services last Sunday. About 250 people attended the event – including an elderly Chelsea Pensioner, below, right, in full dress who travelled up from London. [...]

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