Does this page look right? If not, chances are you are using an old browser. We highly recommend you upgrade to one of these newer browsers:

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeSafariInternet Explorer 8.0

Click on the icons above to upgrade to the browser of your choice.

Current Edition: | Friday 21st October 2016

Current Edition: | Fri 21st Oct 16

Latest News


Thursday 20th October 2016

Main Article fgfgjfg

TRACY BRABIN has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen after Thursday’s by-election.

The Labour candidate won 17,506 votes, seeing off nine other fringe candidates who all lost their deposits.

Ms Brabin was always expected to win the election comfortably…

Read More »

Thursday 20th October 2016


This week in The Press, read how the existence of North Kirklees’ top football club could be under threat due to a planning dispute.

Liversedge FC president Bob Gawthorpe has said he believes the club’s days are numbered due to poor access at their Clayborn…

Read More »
Local Plan is passed … but it could be 2018 by the time it’s finally in place

Friday 14th October 2016

Local Plan

A CONTROVERSIAL planning blueprint for thousands of new homes in North Kirklees has been passed. 

Councillors voted in favour of an amended Local Plan on Wednesday night despite major opposition from members of the public and a number of elected members.

Proposals to build up…

Read More »
Corbyn in town to battle for Brabin and health service

Friday 14th October 2016

Corbyn Brabin

JEREMY CORBYN made a visit to Batley yesterday (Thurs) to talk about the impending downgrade of Dewsbury District Hospital. 

The Labour leader met with local campaigners together with Batley & Spen candidate Tracy Brabin and Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff to discuss residents’ worries.

He took…

Read More »
Batley & Spen by-election – The candidates + latest news

Friday 14th October 2016


VOTERS in Batley and Spen will go to the polls on Thursday to elect their new MP.

The seat was left vacant after the shocking murder of Jo Cox in June. The major parties in Britain said they would not contest the seat but nine…

Read More »
Eight years on, College’s new site plan approved

Friday 14th October 2016

Kirklees College artists' impression 1

PLANS to transform a patch of Dewsbury wasteland into a state-of-the-art learning facility have finally been given the green light. 

Kirklees planning officials gave the go-ahead for the former Safeway site off Commercial Road, Dewsbury, to be a new campus for Kirklees College.

Councillors unanimously…

Read More »
Social care the next to face cuts

Friday 14th October 2016


ADULT social care looks set to be the next victim of wholesale cuts at Kirklees Council. 

The council has this week launched a consultation for adult services as it looks to shave millions of pounds from its budget.

If proposed changes go ahead, around 30…

Read More »
Paula Sherriff sits down with The Press

Friday 14th October 2016

web Paula Sherriff 2015 cmyk

THE PRESS recently sat down with Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff to talk about the work she has been doing in the constituency – and issues that have arisen in her challenging role as an MP. 

In a wide-ranging discussion, Ms Sherriff spoke on topics including…

Read More »
Page 1 of 1,12612345...102030...Last »