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Current Edition: 696 | Sunday 2nd August 2015

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Hospital strike threat as scientists vote for action

Friday 31st July 2015

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HOSPITAL biomedical scientists have voted in favour of strike action over ‘unsafe’ changes to their shifts.

The staff, some based at Dewsbury District Hospital, started new round-the-clock work patterns this week.

But they hope the threat of industrial action will make health chiefs act on…

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School accused of ‘promoting extremism’

Friday 31st July 2015

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A SCHOOL in Dewsbury was at the centre of a national media storm over claims that it promotes extremism. Sky News obtained a handbook given to parents by officials at the Institute of Islamic Education. It was claimed children are banned from “socialising with outsiders” [...]

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Bellway withdraw planning application at last minute

Friday 31st July 2015

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A CONTROVERSIAL housing scheme in Mirfield was withdrawn by developers at the last minute. Planners were due to rule yesterday (Thursday) on a bid by Bellway Homes for 135 properties on Balderstone Fields off Hepworth Lane. But the company pulled the plug after the plan [...]

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Jade’s attacker jailed as ‘lenient’ ruling scrapped

Friday 31st July 2015

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A SEX offender from Dewsbury Moor was jailed after judges ruled his original sentence was too lenient. Adam Hepworth, 27, of Wroe Street, molested a 17-year-old girl five years ago. He was given a 12-month community order on May 1 after new evidence came to [...]

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Fugitive accused of three rapes may have returned to Yorkshire

Friday 31st July 2015

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A SUSPECT who fled rape allegations in Batley 17 years ago could be back in West Yorkshire. Mahboob Bostan, now 45, was bailed over three alleged offences in 1998 but left the country before he could stand trial. It was claimed the offences took place [...]

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Illegal immigrant arrested in swoop on pizza restaurant

Friday 31st July 2015

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AN immigration offender from Morocco was caught during a Home Office raid in Batley. Acting on intelligence that the business was allegedly employing illegal workers, officers visited Godfather Pizzeria, on Bradford Road, last Friday evening. Staff were questioned to check they had the right to [...]

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‘Scheming’ rapist pair jailed for 11 years

Friday 31st July 2015

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A JUDGE condemned two rapists who devised a plan to use a woman for their sexual gratification. David Hatton QC had stern words for bed factory workers Yasir Mahmood and Yassir Mehmood after they were convicted last Thursday. The pair, of Heckmondwike and Dewsbury Moor [...]

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Victim’s plea to others as his abuser is jailed

Friday 31st July 2015

Hashim Patel historic sex abuse July 2015

A VICTIM hopes others come forward after a man who sexually abused him as a child was jailed. Hashim Patel, 72, of Moorlands Road, Dewsbury, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Monday. The former newsagent, who was previously jailed for a year in [...]

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