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Current Edition: 723 | Tuesday 9th February 2016

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Now far-right EDL plan another protest after Dewsbury endures Britain First rally

Friday 5th February 2016

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ARRESTS were made in connection with a Britain First rally in Dewsbury – and now another far-right group, the English Defence League, could return to the town.

A man was detained at the railway station last Saturday on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. Four…

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Yasmin’s hospital role could land her a dream job

Friday 5th February 2016

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A TEENAGER is volunteering at Dewsbury District Hospital as a springboard to a potential career in medicine. Yasmin Khanagha, 18, works one day a week as a patient guide and in the hospital cafe. The former Heckmondwike Grammar School pupil is believed to be one [...]

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Road race disruption for motorists

Friday 5th February 2016

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MOTORISTS face disruption on Sunday due to the annual Dewsbury 10K Road Race. A field of 1,300 runners is due to race from Dewsbury to Birstall Smithies and back from 9am. The Bradford Road route takes in Batley town centre and will result in road [...]

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MP questions role of government to protect business and economy

Friday 5th February 2016

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IF the English Defence League fulfils its pledge of a rally in Dewsbury, it would be the fourth time it has targeted the district. The far-right group held protests in the town in 2011 and 2012 and then in Batley two years later. Dewsbury MP [...]

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‘Traders should sue for losses’ – Sheard

Friday 5th February 2016

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SHOPKEEPERS should consider suing Britain First for lost trade, Kirklees Council leader David Sheard said. He was in Dewsbury last Saturday watching the rally and a counter demonstration pass off peacefully. He said: “I think the message got out that local people should stay away. [...]

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‘Habitual paedophile’ jailed for sex with boy

Friday 5th February 2016

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A PAEDOPHILE from Dewsbury was jailed after having unprotected sex with a 13-year-old boy. James Bould, 35, of Swindon Road, Eightlands, was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison, plus five years and four months on licence. Judge Tom Bayliss QC described Bould [...]

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Kevin, 80, fumes at council after pothole tumble

Friday 5th February 2016

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A PENSIONER from Mirfield has accused Kirklees Council of gross negligence after he was badly hurt in a fall. Kevin Speight, 80, suffered serious facial injuries when he tumbled due to an uneven pavement on Leeds Road on January 14. The founder of Speights Lighting [...]

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Further proof it’s a small world…

Friday 5th February 2016

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‘SMALL world’ syndrome didn’t take long to hit Heckmondwike Grammar and RAF old boy Dave ‘Lofty’ Freeman when he moved to Perth in Western Australia. Dave’s wife Sian, who as Sian Hills captained Great Britain RL Students and was a development officer for the Leeds [...]

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