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Current Edition: | Friday 1st July 2016

Current Edition: | Fri 1st Jul 16

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Power vacuum over as councillors unite after tragedy

Friday 1st July 2016

Main Article Web David Sheard May 2014 change

LABOUR big beast David Sheard returned as Kirklees Council leader on Wednesday amid tributes to Jo Cox.

Councillors put the politicking which has caused six weeks of paralysis to one side in a refreshingly brief Huddersfield Town Hall debate.

In doing so it was revealed…

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‘Fake’ BNP Jo Cox leaflet causes fury all round

Friday 1st July 2016

BNP leaflet June 2016

THE BRITISH National Party (BNP) has denied distributing a leaflet in Dewsbury about the death of Jo Cox MP.

It was condemned in the House of Commons as “horrendous” by the town’s MP Paula Sherriff.

The plain white and black leaflet carried the address, telephone…

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David Miliband set to be next MP?

Friday 1st July 2016

Press latest news

BATLEY & SPEN: Internet rumours have linked a big political name to the parliamentary by-election – David Miliband.

Steve Hawkes, deputy political editor at The Sun, posted on Twitter on Monday: “David Miliband 7-1 to be next Labour leader – presumably via the uncontested Batley…

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MP ‘died at scene’ of brutal attack: Inquest

Friday 1st July 2016

Birstall Market Place scene

MP Jo Cox died from multiple stab and gunshot wounds in an ambulance outside Birstall Library, a coroner heard.

An inquest into the death of Mrs Cox was opened and adjourned at Bradford Coroners’ Court last Friday.

Mrs Cox was attacked on Market Street near…

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Hero Bernard joins clubs in tribute to Jo

Friday 1st July 2016


HERO pensioner Bernard Kenny laid a sunflower in tribute to Jo Cox MP – the woman whose life he tried to save.

Bernard, 78, made the gesture in a service at the Heavy Woollen rugby derby between Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams last Sunday.


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EU referendum: Local reaction

Friday 1st July 2016

David Hall

THE EU referendum vote may not have an immediate effect on residents, a councillor has claimed.

Tory leader Coun David Hall (Con, Liversedge and Gomersal) believes public services will stay as they are for now.

Last week local residents voted by a margin of 55…

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Healing process started in Birstall

Friday 1st July 2016


BIRSTALL is coming to terms with the death of Jo Cox more than two weeks on from the tragedy.

A service in Market Place last Thursday did much to bring the initial community grieving to an end.

Chamber of trade chairman Anne Thompson said: “It’s…

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A new normal … but we’ll never forget Jo

Friday 1st July 2016

Rev Paul Knight

Rev Paul Knight became the face and voice of Birstall when Jo Cox died. Here Press reporter David Miller finds out how he coped in the media spotlight…

On Friday June 17 Rev Knight of St Peter’s Church in Birstall was interviewed 27 times by…

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