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Current Edition: 665 | Saturday 20th December 2014

Current Edition: 665 | Sat 20th Dec 14

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Officials just not looking at the bigger picture, says Mayor

Friday 19th December 2014

Main Article Vivien Lees-Hamilton Knowl skate park damage July 2013

COUNCIL chiefs need to do more “joined-up thinking” to stop planning issues causing wider problems.

That’s the view of Mayor of Mirfield Coun Vivien Lees Hamilton after the town was hit by a series of  controversies in recent days.

Kirklees Council’s Strategic Planning Committee last…

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Robbery victim’s knife-terror ordeal

Friday 19th December 2014

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ROBBERS brandished knives at a man they beat to the ground in a terrifying attack in Batley Carr. The victim was on Bradford Road when two men who approached from Textile Street asked if he wanted to buy a mobile phone. When he declined, they [...]

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Airline victims pay off debts … with help from our readers

Friday 19th December 2014

Gomersal Belarus line up

PRESS readers helped Gomersal charity workers with their debts after they were stung by an airline blunder. In July we reported that John and Christine Dewhirst, of Latham Lane, lost £4,000 following a flight mix-up. They were left with a big credit card bill after [...]

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‘We don’t want hospital changes by the back door’

Friday 19th December 2014

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HOSPITAL bosses denied a conflict of interest after bidding for a home care deal worth £284m. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is part of a consortium which wants to provide community health services through the Care Closer to Home project. It would allow cuts [...]

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Police on the scent of the robber with a bulbous nose

Friday 19th December 2014

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A ROBBER claimed he had a weapon in a plastic bag he brandished at shop workers in Mirfield last Sunday. The suspect, a white man in his 40s, entered the One Stop Shop on Greenside Road at around 8.30pm. He approached two staff behind the [...]

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Immigration arrest at furniture firm

Friday 19th December 2014

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DEWSBURY businessman Tahir ‘Terry’ Zaman faces more bother after one of his firms was raided by immigration officials. Mr Zaman, of Heckmondwike Road, owns Huddersfield-based Joseph Furniture Ltd. The company, of Station Road, Bradley, was targeted by Home Office officials at 8.45am on Wednesday. A [...]

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Worldwide audience for church book

Friday 19th December 2014

Hecky church book launch

A BOOK celebrating the centenary of a Heckmondwike church is being sold around the world. Copies of the glossy 140-page publication about Holy Spirit RC Church are on their way to India, Australia and New Zealand. Others have been sent to relatives in Ireland, France [...]

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Burglar had a map of his targets

Friday 19th December 2014

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A SERIAL burglar had a map showing the premises in Cleckheaton he planned to target. Andrew Gregory, 34, was found hiding in woods after breaking into a business complex on Cartwright Street last Wednesday. Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard Gregory got inside four units by removing [...]

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