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Current Edition: | Tuesday 26th July 2016

Current Edition: | Tue 26th Jul 16

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Traders quit iconic Arcade shops in town centre blow

Friday 22nd July 2016

Main Article Dewsbury deserted Arcade July 2016

A HISTORIC shopping gallery in Dewsbury is all but empty again after traders left amid claims of a landlord dispute.

Craft makers who took over vacant units at The Arcade late last year have moved on.

It once again leaves Bennetto’s Coffee House as the…

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More candidates enter contest for Jo’s seat

Friday 22nd July 2016

Therese Hirst

THE English Democrats are the third political party to announce they’ll contest the Batley and Spen by-election.

Deputy chairman Therese Hirst, a former leader of Veritas, the party founded by Robert Kilroy Silk, will stand for the group.

She joins Jack Buckby of the far-right…

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‘Love’ candidate to contest poll

Friday 22nd July 2016

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THERE are now three candidates set to challenge Labour in the Batley and Spen by-election.

Little noticed in the aftermath of Jo Cox’s death, Ankit Love of the One Love Party announced on June 22 that he would contest the seat.

On the day Mrs…

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How to play a part in bike ride in Jo’s memory

Friday 22nd July 2016

Sarfran Miaz July 2016

BUSINESSMEN are taking on a 260-mile cycle ride in memory of Jo Cox – and you can shape the route.

Riders are due to set off from Batley Market Place on Wednesday, August 17, and hope to arrive at the Houses of Parliament four days…

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Dewsbury suspect among sex arrests

Friday 22nd July 2016

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DEWSBURY: Out of 32 suspects arrested in raids last week over claims of historic child sex abuse, only one is from the town.

Police investigating cases from 2004 to 2011 also told The Press that none are from elsewhere in North Kirklees.

Thirty men and…

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Officers hurt as van rams patrol car

Friday 22nd July 2016

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TWO police officers were hurt when their car was rammed in Ravensthorpe last Saturday.

They pulled up behind a white Ford Transit van which had stopped near the gyratory on Huddersfield Road at around 1am. A passenger fled from the van, which then reversed into…

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Hospital bosses order waiting times review

Friday 22nd July 2016

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A REVIEW has been ordered into why thousands of hospital patients are stuck on waiting lists.

Bosses at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Dewsbury District Hospital, have brought in an NHS Improvement intensive support team.

It comes after figures showed the Trust…

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Drunk bit PC after arrest for brawling

Friday 22nd July 2016

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A MAN from Heckmondwike bit a police officer while under arrest for a drunken brawl. 

Ryan Lockwood, 29, of Six Lane Ends, committed the act on the night of April 11 last year in Huddersfield.

Leeds Crown Court heard that he was seen punching another…

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