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Current Edition: 649 | Friday 29th August 2014

Current Edition: 649 | Fri 29th Aug 14

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Manhunt after double assault in Cleckheaton

Friday 29th August 2014

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A WOMAN was punched and a car driver attacked with a knife in a double assault in Cleckheaton town centre.  Police are hunting one suspect after linking the two incidents, which took place outside, and near, The George public house between 4am and 4.45am on [...]

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Residents at tipping point in rubbish row

Friday 29th August 2014

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FLYTIPPING at an empty home in Hanging Heaton has been driving residents crazy for the last two years. Workmen renovating a property on Langdale Road are alleged to have dumped masonry and large items like cupboards in the back garden. Residents claim other flytippers have [...]

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Inadequate rating for sports centre daycare

Friday 29th August 2014

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A DAYCARE centre in Batley has been rated inadequate for putting children’s safety at risk. The damning Ofsted verdict was made in a report out last Thursday about a service at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre. Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) run a daycare service there [...]

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Organisers and visitors hail first summer fair

Friday 29th August 2014

Birstall fair town crier

A SUMMER fair in Birstall went down a treat with crowds who helped raise £500 for charity. The event brought stalls, live music, a treasure hunt and even celebrities to the town last Saturday. Batley-born florist Carl Wilde, who stars on ITV’s This Morning, judged [...]

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Seaside delight … in Dewsbury

Friday 29th August 2014

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MORE THAN 15,000 people didn’t have far to travel to the seaside for Bank Holiday fun last weekend. The annual Dewsbury On Sea festival was hailed a huge success once again as fun seaside activities took place across the town centre. The event was organised [...]

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Firewalkers’ hotfoot it to sole objective of cash for hospice

Friday 29th August 2014

Ascensor Firewalk August 2014

FUNDRAISERS in Birstall braved a 20-foot firewalk to raise more than £2,500 for charity. Staff at tech firm Ascensor hosted the event in which a team of 16 people, including rugby league legends Andy Gregory and Roy Dickinson, hot-footed it over a burning path, with [...]

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Cabbie victim of drug dealer’s reckless driving

Friday 29th August 2014

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A DRUG dealer is back behind bars for dangerous driving after knocking a taxi driver over the bonnet of his cab. Leeds Crown Court heard that cabbie Raiz Khalid had arrived on Alexandra Road, Batley, to collect a customer on November 2 last year. He [...]

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