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Current Edition: | Friday 26th August 2016

Current Edition: | Fri 26th Aug 16

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Thursday 25th August 2016

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This week in The Press, we look at today’s GCSE results, as our schools out-perform the national average, with Heckmondwike Grammar once again leading the way.

Former soap star and Labour activist Tracy Brabin has said she may stand for Jo Cox’s seat of Batley…

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‘Illegal worker’ banned for driving without a licence

Friday 26th August 2016


A SUSPECTED illegal worker was condemned by a judge for driving despite never having held a licence.

Rustam Jurevicius, 29, of School Street, Ravensthorpe, was jailed for eight weeks.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard Jurevicius was caught by police driving on Huddersfield Road on April 17.

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Gas addict thief was armed with ‘cleaver’

Friday 26th August 2016


A WOMAN armed with a suspected meat cleaver robbed a Cleckheaton shop to fuel her addiction to butane gas.

Gemma Lynch, 33, of Whitechapel Road, committed the offence at nearby Whitechapel Stores.

Lynch, who is now undergoing rehabilitation, admitted robbery and possessing a bladed article….

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Councillor calls on cops to get tough with travellers

Friday 19th August 2016

Gipsies - Shaw Cross

THE POLICE are not using their powers to tackle the problem of gipsies taking over public land, according to a concerned councillor.

Coun Martyn Bolt demanded the chief constable and police commissioner take action after further trouble recently with travellers in Mirfield and Shaw Cross.

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‘Slow down … or lives will be lost’

Friday 19th August 2016

Steve Scaddan car crash Aug 2016

LIVES will be lost in Dewsbury if drivers do not slow down on a major road, a resident claims.

Steve Scaddan, of Leeds Road, launched an online call for permanent speed cameras to be installed near his home between Shaw Cross and Woodkirk.

It follows…

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Firm fined £15,000 after worker badly burned

Friday 19th August 2016


A MANUFACTURING firm in Batley has been fined £15,000 after a worker was badly burned at work.

Kevin Hirst needed skin grafts and suffered permanent scarring following an accident at Batley Foundry Ltd on Warwick Road in August, 2014.

Bradford Crown Court heard Mr Hirst…

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Council ‘getting tough’ on poll fraud in Kirklees

Friday 19th August 2016


COUNCIL chiefs insist they are getting tough on election fraud after recommendations from a national review.

Kirklees chief executive and election returning officer Adrian Lythgo said some proposed measures are already in place.

A report by former local government secretary Sir Eric Pickles was published…

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Wembley choir date for Rams fan Mandy

Friday 19th August 2016

Mandy Fentem - Rams

ONE of Dewsbury Rams’ most dedicated long-distance fans will be representing the club in the unique fans’ choir at the Challenge Cup final at Wembley next week.

Mandy Fentem, 53, sings in the church choir at her home town of Matlock in Derbyshire every Sunday,…

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