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Current Edition: 630 | Sunday 20th April 2014

Current Edition: 630 | Sun 20th Apr 14

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Thai police seize Dewsbury man on 375kg drug plot

Friday 18th April 2014

Main Article Web Mick France

A FORMER Dewsbury man has been arrested in Thailand on suspicion of masterminding a multi-million pound heroin and cocaine smuggling operation.

Michael France, 53, who grew up and lived in Ravensthorpe, had gone on the run from France where he was sought by police…

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Anti-terror raid at Dewsbury flats

Friday 18th April 2014

Web Boothroyd drugs 1

ANTI-TERROR police were given more time to question two men arrested following a drugs raid on Monday. The suspects, one aged 42 from Dewsbury, and a 43-year-old from Liversedge, were still being held as The Press went to print yesterday (Thursday). Officers were given until [...]

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Teacher’s child sex charges

Friday 18th April 2014

Web Brendan O'Brien

A TEACHER at a Mirfield school will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court next Thursday charged with sex offences against children. Brendan O’Brien, 44, of Barnsley Road, Cudworth, is charged with sexual touching and sexual activity with children under the age of 13. A West Yorkshire [...]

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Press survey reveals depths of decline in Dewsbury

Friday 18th April 2014

Web Arcade empty 1

THE new owners of the renamed Princess of Wales Shopping Centre have pledged to breathe new life into Dewsbury town centre, as an exclusive Press survey reveals that nearly 30% of town centre properties are currently empty. Kirklees Council has previously come under fire from [...]

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Historic family tree roots

Friday 18th April 2014

Web Firth family

TV SHOW Who Do You Think You Are is one of the most popular programmes of recent years. But Mike Popplewell, of Roberson Terrace, Gomersal, has turned the idea of celebrities looking into their family trees on its head. Mike found he is a distant [...]

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A decade of parish memories

Friday 18th April 2014

Web Nicholas Hird

A FORMER Dewsbury priest has left a literary legacy for the parishioners he served for 10 years. Fr Nicholas Hird was parish priest at St Paulinus Roman Catholic Church in Westtown from 2001 before departing in late 2011 to take over the Huddersfield churches of [...]

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Labour unveil devolutions plan

Friday 18th April 2014

David Sheard

PLANS to devolve power from Kirklees Council to communities were fleshed out on Monday. Labour spelled out at cross-party talks their idea for giving councillors control of multi-million pound budgets. The Tories said last week they would split Kirklees into four areas, including Dewsbury and [...]

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Will Mirfield be choked to death?

Friday 18th April 2014

Vivien Lees-Hamilton front

A £30M gyratory junction at Cooper Bridge could be the “death knell” for Mirfield, a councillor has claimed. Mayor Coun Vivien Lees-Hamilton (Con) warned that traffic would struggle to get in or out of the clogged town. She hit out after Kirklees Council revealed plans [...]

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