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Current Edition: | Saturday 27th August 2016

Current Edition: | Sat 27th Aug 16

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Dewsbury town centre: What’s happening?

Friday 26th August 2016

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PROPERTY occupancy levels in Dewsbury town centre have levelled out since the last Press survey 18 months ago, with problem hotspots remaining unaddressed – but it is the town’s landmark market that appears to be in major decline.

Daisy Hill, once a des-res retail jewel…

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Olympic spirit shines through in GCSE successes

Friday 26th August 2016

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THE OLYMPIC spirit of success spread to Whitcliffe Mount School as students collected their GCSE results this week.

After their classmate Lois Toulson registered a personal best on the diving board in Rio, students back home in Cleckheaton were nervously hoping for their own podium…

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Delight at Batley Girls’ High results

Friday 26th August 2016

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HANNAH WAHEED led the way at Batley Girls’ High School, gaining 11 A* GCSE grades.

The school maintained last year’s increase in the percentage of students gaining three, five and eight A*/A grades.

The number of students who gained five A* -C including English, maths…

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Jo ride raises £1,500

Friday 26th August 2016

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A DOZEN cyclists raised at least £1,500 for charities in memory of Jo Cox by riding to London.

They arrived at the Houses of Parliament last Sunday after a 260-mile trip which started out from Liversedge last Wednesday.

Other riders joined for part of the…

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Weatherman is Show’s ideal guest!

Friday 26th August 2016

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BBC weather presenter Paul Hudson turned out to be the ideal guest as the Mirfield Show on Sunday went from early showers to brighter spells later on. 

He opened the annual agricultural event with Mayor of Mirfield Coun Sean Guy and charity fundraiser Derek Highe.

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Soap star may stand in Batley & Spen poll

Friday 26th August 2016

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A FORMER TV soap star who completed the full house of appearing in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders, has said she may stand for Jo Cox’s seat of Batley & Spen.

Tracy Brabin, 55, grew up in Batley and went to Mrs Cox’s former school,…

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Man who broke pensioner’s arm jailed for 20 months

Friday 26th August 2016

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A MAN was provoked over weeks into an assault which saw a pensioner’s arm broken.

Christopher Cooper, 34, of Brewerton Lane, Dewsbury Moor, lost his rag when a wardrobe was smashed up outside his home.

It was the latest incident in an alleged campaign of…

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Wallet thief hunt

Friday 26th August 2016

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A THIEF stole a man’s wallet in Birstall after giving the stranger a lift home from a bus stop.

The 65-year-old victim was waiting for a bus in the town centre when the driver of a white Ford car pulled over.

A lift was offered…

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