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Current Edition: 648 | Friday 29th August 2014

Current Edition: 648 | Fri 29th Aug 14

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Thursday 28th August 2014

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THIS WEEK, we report on the outrage in Dewsbury to news that a film about the Shannon Matthews kidnap saga could be made.

MP Simon Reevell and church leaders condemned the production after it was revealed the BBC is in talks to make a drama…

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Poll shows MP is losing to Labour rival

Friday 22nd August 2014

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A SHOCK poll claims MP Simon Reevell will lose his Dewsbury and Mirfield seat at next year’s general election. Research out on Wednesday for Tory peer Lord Michael Ashcroft found that the backbencher’s 1,526 majority faces being wiped out. A thousand voters across the constituency [...]

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Care home’s reprieve

Friday 22nd August 2014

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ELDERLY residents at an under-threat care home in Dewsbury will not have to move, thanks to an interim owner. Anu Sachdev of Blossom Care Home Ltd has taken over Stonehouse Manor on Moorlands Road. She is a relative of Vandana Sachdev – the previous owner [...]

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Rallies organised to support NHS march

Friday 22nd August 2014

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CAMPAIGNERS are to protest outside Dewsbury District Hospital today (Friday) about NHS “privatisation”. There will be a rally at the Staincliffe site at around 6pm as part of a national demonstration. Activists are marching from Jarrow to London against what they claim is the dismantling [...]

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TV school victim of exam changes

Friday 22nd August 2014

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THE school made famous by the Channel 4 TV show Educating Yorkshire was one of the victims of exam changes. Thornhill Community Academy saw a fall in the number of pupils achieving five top GCSE grades including English and Maths. It was 44 per cent [...]

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Man hunted for Greenway indecency

Friday 22nd August 2014

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man outraged public decency on Greenway, Cleckheaton. The incident happened on Sunday August 17 at 5.55pm, close to the bridge that runs over the Greenway on Whitcliffe Road. A man officers want to speak to in connection with [...]

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Swingeing cuts hit vulnerable children

Friday 22nd August 2014

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A council budget for the next three years has been proposed. Press reporter David Miller looks at the impact.   DISABLED children could be among the worst hit by cuts as Kirklees Council seeks to balance its books. A report due to be considered by [...]

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Dogs in the spotlight at Oakwell Hall

Friday 22nd August 2014

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PAMPERED pooches are to be shown off at a dog show at Oakwell Hall Country Park on Sunday. Organised by the Yorkshire Rose Dog Rescue charity, it starts at 11am with judging from 12noon. Categories include fancy dress, agility, ‘dog most like its owner’ and [...]

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