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Current Edition: | Friday 30th September 2016

Current Edition: | Fri 30th Sep 16

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Thursday 29th September 2016

Main Article asasdasd

This week in The Press, four men from Batley and Dewsbury have been jailed for grooming, trafficking and sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

The quartet were given a combined sentence totalling 50 years after they were found guilty at Leeds Crown Court.

We now know…

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‘Sane’ Mair will stand trial

Friday 23rd September 2016

Thomas Mair

MEDICAL issues will not form part of the defence for the man accused of murdering Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox. 

Thomas Mair, 53, is accused of shooting and stabbing Mrs Cox outside a constituency surgery in Birstall on Thursday June 16.

He is charged…

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Unit is christened by baby Joseph

Friday 23rd September 2016

Amy Lloyd and family at Bronte Birth Centre

THE SOUNDS of a baby’s cries have been ringing around the new Bronte Birthing Centre this week for the first time.

The new £1.38 million midwife-led unit at Dewsbury and District Hospital opened on Monday – but staff had to wait until the early hours…

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Boundary changes are innately unfair – Labour campaign manager

Friday 23rd September 2016

Boundary Commission changes September 2016

THE BOUNDARY Commission for England has been criticised for excluding local communities from access to its plans to break up the Batley and Spen constituency.

The review of parliamentary constituencies proposes a new Batley and Morley seat, where two Batley wards join three Leeds wards;…

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Mid Yorks has ‘open house’ AGM date

Friday 23rd September 2016

Mid Yorkshire

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday October 6 in the lecture theatre at the Oakwell Centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital. 

It will be open from 5.30pm, with the formal meeting set to begin at 6pm and will…

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Royal date for great little carer Armaan

Friday 23rd September 2016

Armaan Aslam

A NINE-year-old Dewsbury boy is set to meet Prince Harry after winning a prestigious award. 

Armaan Aslam will collect the 2016 WellChild Award in London next month after he was recognised for his selfless work caring for his older brothers.

Both of Armaan’s older brothers…

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Pensioner goes on trial for historic sex crimes

Friday 23rd September 2016


AN old age pensioner from Batley who allegedly raped and indecently assaulted two young girls over a 16-year period has appeared at court. 

Bradford Crown Court heard that Jeremiah Cummings’ alleged victims were aged five and seven when he began abusing them.

The 75-year-old is…

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Jilted hubby used bat on sister-in-law

Friday 23rd September 2016

Press latest news

A UNIVERSITY student has avoided jail after hitting his sister-in-law with a baseball bat. 

Mohammed Usman Khan, 21, became angry after his pregnant wife told him that she wanted to end their relationship.

The criminology undergraduate received a text from his wife Hannah on November…

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