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Current Edition: | Monday 24th October 2016

Current Edition: | Mon 24th Oct 16

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Thursday 20th October 2016

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TRACY BRABIN has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Batley & Spen after Thursday’s by-election.

The Labour candidate won 17,506 votes, seeing off nine other fringe candidates who all lost their deposits.

Ms Brabin was always expected to win the election comfortably…

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Change to housing plans could be death knell for Liversedge FC, says club president

Friday 21st October 2016

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THE president of the highest-ranked football club in North Kirklees believes its days could be numbered.

Liversedge FC has been hampered for a number of years by poor access to its Clayborn ground down Quaker Lane, a narrow single track.

Hopes were raised that a…

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Daughter’s threat to her mum: ‘I’m going to kill you’

Friday 21st October 2016

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A WOMAN from Liversedge has been handed a suspended prison sentence after she attacked her mother. 

Daniella Butterworth, 25, launched the assault after her mother, Mandy Chalmers, refused to give her money to pay a drug dealer.

Leeds Crown Court was told that Butterworth had…

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Tories pour scorn on plans for 5,500 homes

Friday 21st October 2016

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CONSERVATIVE councillors have slammed a Labour-led housing blueprint for North Kirklees, saying it could lead to unmanageable pressure on public services. 

Councillors voted last week in favour of an amended Local Plan, which included proposals for up to 4,000 new homes on green belt between…

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‘We must dispel the myth that if you worry about immigration, you’re a racist…’

Friday 21st October 2016

Paula Sherriff House of Parliament PMQs June 2015

THE PRESS recently sat down with Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff to talk about the work she has been doing in the constituency – and issues that have arisen in her challenging role as an MP. 

One of the most serious priorities that the MP wants…

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France pays tribute to Walter, 93, for his role in D-Day landings

Friday 21st October 2016

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A BATLEY war veteran has been bestowed with France’s highest military honour for his part in the D-Day landings. 

Walter Walker, 93, discovered he’d been appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Order of the Légion d’honneur after a special package arrived from the…

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Walking for unity

Friday 21st October 2016


ALMOST 200 people took part in a Walk of Friendship in Batley on Saturday.

Community and faith groups in the town helped organise the event to celebrate diversity and unity.

The walk was supported by local politicians, including Labour parliamentary candidate Tracy Brabin.

Local residents,…

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Prosecutors examine fire hero’s death evidence

Friday 21st October 2016

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PROSECUTORS are deciding whether to take to court the case of a man who died whilst a resident at a Heckmondwike care home.

Murder squad detectives investigating the death of Bradford City fire hero David Hustler have submitted files to the Crown Prosecution Service.


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