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Current Edition: 739 | Monday 30th May 2016

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It’s Pandor-monium as Kirklees power grab implodes

Friday 27th May 2016

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KIRKLEES Council is without a leader after a political power grab failed on Wednesday.

Coun Shabir Pandor (Lab, Batley West) was savaged by opponents as his bid for the top job went down in flames, leaving the administration in limbo.

Chief executive Adrian Lythgo will…

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Lewd act witnessed in park

Friday 27th May 2016

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A MAN performed a lewd act near an eight-year-old girl in a secluded part of Earlsheaton Park. He was seen and made comments towards witnesses before continuing his actions. It happened on an isolated wooden path in the park between 6.45pm and 7pm on May [...]

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Pandor: I won’t give up fight to be leader

Friday 27th May 2016

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SHABIR PANDOR has vowed to carry on his fight to be the next Kirklees Council leader. He also challenged rival parties to “put up or shut up” after they quashed his leadership bid on Wednesday. Coun Pandor said: “They didn’t have a plan in place [...]

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New top Tory vows to keep up good work

Friday 27th May 2016

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NEW Tory chief David Hall has vowed to oppose any candidate for council leader considered unacceptable. He said: “Our priority this year will be to ensure we are an effective voice in the council on behalf of our constituents. “In the first instance, that will [...]

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£6m heroin smuggler is jailed for 15 years

Friday 27th May 2016

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A MAN from Dewsbury was jailed for 15 years for his role smuggling heroin worth £6m hidden in furniture. Hafiz Akhtar, 34, of Leeds Road, was found guilty after a three-week trial of being knowingly concerned with the importation of Class A drugs. He was [...]

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‘It’s mine now’, said thief who stole phone

Friday 27th May 2016

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A THIEF who stole a mobile phone in Dewsbury answered a trace call and said: “It’s my phone now.” Sulaiman Masud, 22, took the mobile from Ladbroke’s betting shop in the town centre on August 6 last year. Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that victim Christopher [...]

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School forced to close after theft … of its roof

Friday 27th May 2016

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HANGING Heaton Junior and Infants’ School was closed on Wednesday after thieves stole six tons of slate roof tiles. Hundreds of Yorkshire stone panels were stripped off the Grade II-listed main building on High Street in an operation lasting from 12.30am to 5am. Four suspects [...]

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Ofsted accolade for school which makes learning fun and exciting

Friday 27th May 2016

High Bank Ofsted success

EXCITING lessons and trips out are transforming the lives of children in one of the district’s most underprivileged areas. High Bank Junior Infant and Nursery in Liversedge has just been graded ‘good’ by Ofsted. The Eighth Avenue school serves the Windy Bank Estate, which has [...]

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