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Current Edition: 649 | Saturday 30th August 2014

Current Edition: 649 | Sat 30th Aug 14

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BBC working on drama of Shannon Matthews kidnap case

Friday 29th August 2014

Main Article Karen Matthews FRONT

PLANS for a film about the Shannon Matthews kidnap saga caused consternation in Dewsbury this week.

Residents, church leaders and the town’s MP all hit out at moves by the BBC to make a drama about the 2008 affair.

Details were revealed by scriptwriter Jeff…

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DNA net tightens on train pervert

Friday 29th August 2014

Dewsbury train assault suspect CCTV 2

THE net is closing in on a man who groped a 17-year-old girl on a train near Dewsbury. Police have DNA evidence they hope will identify a suspect they have hunted since June. The incident happened on a train from Leeds to Liverpool which stopped [...]

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Tributes pour in for ‘an amazing woman’

Friday 29th August 2014

Margaret Bates 3

RESPECTED former Mayor of Kirklees Margaret Bates died last Friday, aged 69. Mrs Bates stood down as a Tory councillor for Liversedge & Gomersal last year due to ill health. Tributes were made across the political spectrum for the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. Coun [...]

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Woman, 45, groped in sex attack ordeal

Friday 29th August 2014

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RAVENSTHORPE: A man groped and made lewd comments to a woman in a sex attack last Saturday. The victim, 45, was targeted at the junction of Garden Terrace and Spen Valley Road at around 1.10am. A suspect, described as an Asian man about 5ft 6in [...]

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Barney’s scientific discovery … is just 46 years too late!

Friday 29th August 2014

David Russell with Barney

BARNEY the Border Collie unearthed part of a science project – but 46 years too late for his Birstall owner to claim a reward. Fell-walker David Russell was on a beach in Cumbria when Barney found a plastic disk with a tag. It turned out [...]

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Ex-squaddie broke man’s jaw in case of mistaken identity

Friday 29th August 2014

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A FORMER soldier shattered a man’s jaw at a Cleckheaton pub in a case of mistaken identity. Dane Smith, 26, punched victim Andrew Johnson twice to the left side of his face at The George on February 1. Leeds Crown Court heard Mr Johnson’s jaw [...]

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New bishop for Kirklees

Friday 29th August 2014

New bishops

A NEW bishop whose role covers North Kirklees is to be consecrated at a service in October. Rev Dr Jonathan Gibbs, 53, was this week named as the first-ever Bishop of Huddersfield. His ministry, created as part of changes to the Diocese of West Yorkshire, [...]

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Sam: A brave battle to walk

Friday 29th August 2014

Sam Bottomley Wish To Walk

A YOUNGSTER from Mirfield faces gruelling physiotherapy after a life-changing operation next week. Sam Bottomley, aged six, pictured, is due to have surgery on his spine to help overcome the crippling effects of cerebral palsy. The hard work for Hopton Primary School pupil Sam begins [...]

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