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Current Edition: 644 | Thursday 31st July 2014

Current Edition: 644 | Thu 31st Jul 14

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JUDGE: SUMMER’S MUM TO BLAME FOR FATAL INJURIES

Friday 25th July 2014

Main Article Summer-pretty

A JUDGE has released an explosive document stating that ‘on the balance of probabilities’ Victoria Rogers caused the injuries which killed her 21-month-old daughter Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe.

After an 18-month legal battle Mr Justice Moylan yesterday (Thursday) made public the findings of a three-week Family…

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RATCLIFFE FAMILY – THE FIGHT GOES ON

Friday 25th July 2014

James and Deb

JAMES RATCLIFFE, Summer’s grandfather, said the family had mixed emotions, getting the result they wanted from the inquest and finally having a judge publish his view that her mum Victoria Rogers was to blame, but being left with more unanswered questions. Of Justice Moylan’s decision [...]

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Summer Mai: the Coroner’s findings

Friday 25th July 2014

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DEPUTY Assistant Coroner Oliver Longstaff stressed that he was prohibited from blaming any specific individual for killing Summer. He wrote: “In the sense that the medical experts are agreed upon this issue, the nature of Summer’s ultimately fatal injury is uncontroversial. “She sustained a blunt [...]

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District’s libraries could be axed

Friday 25th July 2014

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ALL libraries in the district except Dewsbury’s – as well as up to 100 jobs – could be axed under council plans aimed at saving millions of pounds. Batley, Thornhill Lees, Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton libraries are high on the hit list as Kirklees Council strives [...]

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Mirfield homes plan – is it on, or on hold?

Friday 25th July 2014

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A ROW has broken out over whether or not a controversial housing scheme in Mirfield has been officially ‘suspended’.  Campaigners insist planning permission for Ben Bailey Homes to build on land off Kitson Hill Road is now on hold. But Kirklees Council chiefs think a [...]

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Campaign plea for backing in community centre fight

Friday 25th July 2014

Jo Cox at Trinity Centre July 2014

A CAMPAIGN to save a Batley Carr community centre from possible closure is gathering momentum. The Trinity Centre on Upper Road could be at risk if flats are built on a car park opposite. Consultation on the Kirklees Council proposal for two- and three-storey social [...]

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Bizarre tale of the drunk in the JCB…

Friday 25th July 2014

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Tiddly farmer used it to hoist his BMW… and dropped the car on its roof A DRUNK-DRIVER was condemned by his own solicitor for a bizarre incident in Mirfield with a JCB digger. Farmer Michael Barber used the machine in an effort to retrieve his [...]

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Walk-in clinics merge at hospital

Friday 25th July 2014

The Press Newspaper

A WALK-IN clinic will be expanded in a planned move to Dewsbury District Hospital. The School House practice, currently run by Local Care Direct on Wellington Road, shuts next month. Based at Dewsbury Health Centre, the surgery is a GP practice for registered patients that [...]

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