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Current Edition: | Sunday 11th December 2016

Current Edition: | Sun 11th Dec 16

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Questions in Parliament after Press reveals A&E divert figures

Friday 9th December 2016

Main Article Dewsbury District Hospital A&E October 2012

QUESTIONS have been asked in Parliament this week after the shocking number of diverts to Dewsbury Hospital’s under-threat A&E department was revealed.

Following a Freedom of Information request by The Press, figures from Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust showed that accident and emergency patients were diverted…

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Starring role for North Kirklees in Tour

Friday 9th December 2016

Tour de Yorkshire Map - Stage 3

SOME of the world’s top cyclists will be passing through the district next year during the Tour de Yorkshire. 

The full route of the three-stage race has been revealed – and North Kirklees will feature on the third and final day.

Race organisers Welcome to…

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‘Guardian tenants’ wanted for Grade II-listed park mansion

Friday 9th December 2016

Dewsbury Museum February 2014

FANCY a night (or two) at the museum?!

Kirklees Council is looking for people to become ‘guardians’ to live in Dewsbury Museum in an effort to maintain it as a new buyer is sought.

Guardians will pay as little as £325 per month, including all…

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Divided Kirklees: We aiming to improve, says man in firing line

Friday 9th December 2016

Masood Ahmed

THE man responsible for community cohesion in Kirklees has insisted the council is working to address problems highlighted in a government report this week. 

Coun Masood Ahmed hit back at the Casey Review, which claims that Kirklees is one of the most divided areas of…

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Union unveils its new training centre

Friday 9th December 2016

GMB Activist Centre

LABOUR and union officials helped launch a new activist centre in Cleckheaton on the site of the former Labour Party HQ. 

GMB has opened new premises on Cross Crown Street which were officially opened on Saturday by Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin and GMB…

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Ram raid ‘joke’ that turned sour

Friday 9th December 2016

Ravensthorpe ramraid

FOUR men have been jailed after carrying out an audacious ram raid at an electrical store in Dewsbury where one of them worked. 

James Whitehouse, 26, Mark Phillip Green, 28, Lee Cooke, 32, and Lance Cooke, 27, were jailed for a combined seven-and-a-half years at…

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Bonfire drunk jailed

Friday 9th December 2016

Press latest news

A MAN who threatened safety staff at a charity bonfire in Mirfield has been sent to prison.

Andrew Sykes, 38, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court after the incident at Mirfield Showground on November 5.

Police were present at the charity event when a member of…

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Bittersweet finale for museum hit by cuts

Friday 9th December 2016

Red House Museum

A MUSEUM is preparing for its final event this weekend before it shuts down.

Red House at Gomersal, a victim of Kirklees Council budget cuts, is staging the ‘Red House at Christmas’ event on Sunday (noon-4pm) and admission is free.

Jacqueline Ryder, chairman of the…

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