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Current Edition: 661 | Tuesday 25th November 2014

Current Edition: 661 | Tue 25th Nov 14

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Now UKIP join the election battle … and Greens battle for selection

Friday 21st November 2014

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UKIP and the Green Party are close to picking local candidates as the general election hots up in the district.

UKIP officials ratified the creation of a Dewsbury, Batley and Spenborough branch on November 3.

It will be the springboard for the Euro-sceptic party to…

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Sting in the tale of Wasps’ Nest street name wrangle

Friday 21st November 2014

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NAMING a new street on the site of a former Mirfield pub has turned out to have a sting in the tail.  Council bosses banned the variations on ‘Wasps’ Nest’ suggested by residents after talks with developer Sands Ltd. The company were said in an [...]

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Three charged with trafficking offences

Friday 21st November 2014

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THREE Batley men have been charged with human trafficking-related offences. Named as Mohammed Rafiq, 59, Mohammed Tariq Patel, 39, and Mohamed Dadhiwala, 46, the trio will appear at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on December 1 after being charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate [...]

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Loo-fighters caught short, but aim to flush out a rescue deal

Friday 21st November 2014

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PUBLIC toilets in Birstall are to close next month – but traders hope a sponsor can be found to keep them open. Shopkeepers who took over running the Market Street building have been told there is no council funding for 2015. As a result the [...]

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Do you know this £65 fuel-dodger?

Friday 21st November 2014

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A DRIVER is being sought after he allegedly left a Dewsbury garage without paying for fuel. The suspect is accused of filling up a black Astra estate car with 52 litres of diesel worth £65 on Tuesday. He drove off from the Chidswell Service Station [...]

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£35k fraudster who claimed VAT on fake minibus firm is jailed

Friday 21st November 2014

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A FRAUDSTER who earned more than £35,000 in a VAT scam involving a fake Batley company was jailed for 18 months. Leeds Crown Court heard Omar Mayet registered minibus firm Batley Cabs National Services with Custom and Excise in 2010. Mayet, 30, said he was [...]

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Olympic boxing hopeful Hamza aims to be a knockout student

Friday 21st November 2014

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HAMZA HUSSAIN may be the UK’s number one boxer for his age and weight and working towards the next Olympics… but that’s not the only part of his future he’s training for.  Hamza, 17, from Staincliffe, is aiming to get some educational qualifications under his [...]

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Banned driver crashed into kids’ car after police chase

Friday 21st November 2014

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A MENTALLY-ILL man banned from driving led police on a high-speed chase in Cleckheaton, a court heard.  Adam Ramsden, 26, of Halifax, smashed into two vehicles when the incident came to a dramatic end in the town centre. Three children in one vehicle and the [...]

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