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Current Edition: 645 | Friday 1st August 2014

Current Edition: 645 | Fri 1st Aug 14

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Traders prepare for town centre EDL demo

Friday 1st August 2014

Main Article EDL Dewsbury 1

BATLEY will be open for business next Saturday despite an English Defence League rally in the town centre, a councillor says.

Coun Shabir Pandor (Lab, Batley West) added he believes the public will simply shun the protest.

It is due to be held on Saturday…

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‘We Love Batley’ Day planned

Friday 1st August 2014

Press latest news

A CELEBRATION of Batley is to be held just a day after an English Defence League (EDL) rally. The Batley Business and Retailers’ Association has joined forces with other groups for the event on Sunday August 10. Called We Love Batley, it features arts, crafts, [...]

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Furious residents demand an end to anti-social behaviour at Birstall nightspot

Friday 1st August 2014

Birstall Priestley's Cafe Bar July 2014

RESIDENTS in Birstall claim their lives are being ruined by yobs at a town centre bar. Customers at Priestley’s stand accused of drug dealing and fighting inside and outside the Low Lane venue. There are also parking problems, while loud music keeps people in nearby [...]

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Hungarian Tamas is found safe and well after months on missing list

Friday 1st August 2014

Tamas Fuchsz still missing

A MAN from Ravensthorpe feared to be a victim of human trafficking has been found safe and well. Hungarian Tamas Fuchsz, 49, right, went to Dewsbury Police Station last Friday following months of public appeals for information. Mr Fuchsz, missing since April, told officers he [...]

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Campaigners fight to save libraries

Friday 1st August 2014

Dewsbury_Central_Library

CAMPAIGNS are under way to save libraries from the axe after a bombshell from council chiefs last week. All libraries in North Kirklees except Dewsbury could close with the loss of up to 100 jobs – news which has led to a public outcry. Councillors [...]

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Gaza protestors gather in Dewsbury

Friday 1st August 2014

Dewsbury Gaza demo1

HUNDREDS of people protested against in Dewsbury on Saturday about the current conflict in Gaza. Crowds, some with placards such as “Stop the Killing”, “Gaza – End the Siege” and “Free Palestine” gathered on Longcauseway. The event was organised by the Dewsbury and Batley branch [...]

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Road rage pair hunted

Friday 1st August 2014

Heckmondwike road rage man1

A BOTTLE was thrown at a car in Heckmondwike last Saturday during a road rage incident. Threats were also made to the victim, who was on Harewood Avenue at around 6.40pm. Police have released these pictures of two suspects they want to trace. Anyone with [...]

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Howland Centre has a new Dawn

Friday 1st August 2014

Web Dawn Field FRONT

FORMER company managing director Dawn Field was just 24 when she nearly died following two brain haemorrhages. Dawn, right, of Soothill Lane, Soothill, was at work in Leeds when she collapsed suddenly in the summer of 1982. The second seizure, moments after the first, caused [...]

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