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Current Edition: 686 | Sunday 24th May 2015

Current Edition: 686 | Sun 24th May 15

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Controversial Dewsbury bed firm collapses – 180 jobs at risk

Friday 22nd May 2015

Main Article Kozee WEB Sleep aerial

THE Ravensthorpe bed firm linked to a human trafficking scandal has gone into administration with debts said to be as high as £20 million.

Around 180 employees at Kozee Sleep Beds Ltd, based on the Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate, were sent home this week after KPMG…

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Buildings get new lease of life as community hub

Friday 22nd May 2015

Martyn WEB _Broadest Connect Dewsbury May 2015

TWO vacant Dewsbury town centre buildings are to be brought back into use as a community hub. Connect Housing is spending £1.5m on neighbouring premises on Bond Street, including one formerly occupied by Arts Council England. It will be used as a resource centre for [...]

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Hall could go back to Iron Age with mud hut

Friday 22nd May 2015

OAKWELL

A MUD hut may not be the first thing visitors would associate with Birstall tourist attraction Oakwell Hall. But the Iron Age of early human history could be coming to the Elizabethan manor house and English Civil War site. Kirklees Council wants to create a [...]

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Family seeks review of sex offender’s term

Friday 22nd May 2015

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A FAMILY from Earlsheaton have asked the attorney general to review the sentence of a repeat sex offender. Adam Hepworth, 27, was given a 12-month community order on May 1 after admitting an incident from five years ago. In the interim however, in October 2011, [...]

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Coffee bar celebrates cycling heritage

Friday 22nd May 2015

Fausto's WEB Coffee front

MIRFIELD’S cycling stars have been immortalised in a new town centre coffee shop. The Italian-themed Fausto’s venture was officially launched last night (Thurs) with an event attended by some of the town’s cycling heroes. The brainchild of bike shop boss Dave Sowerby, the new coffee [...]

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Firm ‘sorry’ for holiday deaths

Friday 22nd May 2015

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THE boss of Thomas Cook apologised nine years after the deaths of two children in Corfu. Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel, of Horbury, were killed by fumes from a faulty boiler while on holiday at the Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel. The travel firm faced criticism from [...]

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Hit-and-run driver arrested

Friday 22nd May 2015

The Press Newspaper

DEWSBURY: A driver handed himself in after a fatal hit-and-run collision. The man, 43, left the scene in Wyke at about 2.30pm last Saturday but went to police later. He was arrested for failing to stop and on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. [...]

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Concern at high street sale of legal highs

Friday 22nd May 2015

Pound

LEGAL high drugs were found on sale in Batley in a Press focus on town centre issues. Alkyl nitrate Liquid Gold – a brand of the party drug known as ‘poppers’ – is available on the front counter of Pound Express. Shopper Adrian Cawthorne noticed [...]

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