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Current Edition: 653 | Tuesday 30th September 2014

Current Edition: 653 | Tue 30th Sep 14

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Brake blunder led to mum’s death

Friday 26th September 2014

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AN ELECTRICIAN faces jail for causing the death of a mum in Dewsbury who was struck by a runaway van.

Mohammed Karani, 44, parked his Ford Transit Connect on the steep Swindon Road while working inside the Medina Academy on April 26 last year.

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‘Sparkles’ could lose £1m mansion

Friday 26th September 2014

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NOTORIOUS businessman Mr Sparkles could lose his £1m Mirfield mansion. Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, 45, has been told to hand back proceeds from his illegal activities. Judge Sally Cahill ruled at Leeds Crown Court in July that Yaqoob must cough up £993,760. It followed an investigation [...]

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Child-sex watch fears for 22 girls

Friday 26th September 2014

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SOCIAL workers are protecting 22 girls in the district who are believed to be at risk of child sexual exploitation. Details were revealed jointly by Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Police following the recent scandal in Rotherham. A further 42 girls and three boys are [...]

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Kids’ ‘lives at risk’ in school run chaos

Friday 26th September 2014

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CHILDREN’S lives are being put at risk by parents who park irresponsibly outside a Batley school, a resident has claimed. Julia Hamill said parked cars on Carlinghow Hill are causing problems for other children arriving at Batley Grammar by bus. They are forced to get [...]

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Council chiefs condemn parents for ‘breaking the law’

Friday 26th September 2014

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PARENTS causing parking problems outside Batley Grammar School have been condemned by council chiefs. A spokesman said Kirklees has done all they can on Carlinghow Hill, to no avail. He added: “There has to be the will to change behaviour – and that relies on [...]

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Anger at £1m ‘pittance’ from homes builder

Friday 26th September 2014

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A COUNCILLOR claims council officers have “caved in” to  developer whom she says “offered a pittance” as part of their plan to build 166 new homes in Mirfield. Coun Vivien Lees-Hamilton attacked council chiefs who settled for Taylor Wimpey’s offer to double their initial £500,000 [...]

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Clare’s killing spurs on abuse crusader

Friday 26th September 2014

The Press Newspaper

A FATHER from Batley has told film-makers how his daughter’s murder brought him out of his shell. Retired prison officer Michael Wood was interviewed for a programme shown last Sunday called Crimes That Shook Britain. It looked at the brutal death of his daughter Clare [...]

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Battle for new health services

Friday 26th September 2014

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BATLEY-based health provider Locala will face competition for services intended to offset hospital cuts. At a meeting of the North Kirklees Clinical Commission-ing Group, doctors decided that tenders  for a community care plan – Care Closer to Home – should be open to other experienced [...]

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