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Current Edition: 678 | Saturday 28th March 2015

Current Edition: 678 | Sat 28th Mar 15

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Police alerted over regeneration scheme claims

Friday 27th March 2015

Main Article Coun Mehboob Khan, former leader of Kirklees Council, dug the first sod on the ABLE2 scheme

POLICE have been alerted over claims that more than two million pounds of goods may have gone missing from a Kirklees-funded regeneration scheme.

It is alleged that equipment and scrap metal valued at £2.1m has disappeared from the ABLE2 regeneration project off Smithies Lane in…

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Pole star Dave’s 5,000-mile solo trip to Arctic … in a microlight

Friday 27th March 2015

Dave Sykes

ADVENTURER Dave Sykes is on his way to becoming the first person to fly a microlight to the North Pole. The Dewsbury-born paraplegic was already over northern Holland yesterday (Thursday). He set off from near York this week on a mammoth 5,000-mile, month-long solo voyage. [...]

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Election hopefuls put case to voters

Friday 27th March 2015

Ian Bullock Green

AN ELECTION candidate put moves for a new sports centre in Cleckheaton at the heart of his campaign. Coun John Lawson (Lib Dem) was chosen last week as the party’s pick for Batley & Spen. The Cleckheaton ward member has served on Kirklees Council for [...]

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260 extra places at three schools

Friday 27th March 2015

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PLANS for about 260 extra primary school places across the district were approved this week. Kirklees Council’s cabinet backed moves to accommodate 140 more children at Cleckheaton’s Heaton Avenue Primary. A further 105 places are earmarked for Leeside Community Primary in Heckmondwike. And 16 more [...]

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Uproar as plan for cycle path on station cobbles revealed

Friday 27th March 2015

Web Batley Railway Station October 2014

A ROW erupted over plans to remove cobbles from Batley Railway Station as part of a revamp. Last week the Government announced improvements to cycling facilities at three of our railway stations. Dewsbury is to benefit from a £77,397 investment, while Batley and Mirfield get [...]

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‘Sloppy’ report on community centre

Friday 27th March 2015

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A REPORT into the fate of Mirfield Community Centre was riddled with errors, a councillor has claimed. Coun Martyn Bolt hit out after a decision on selling off the Water Royd Road venue was deferred at a meeting on Tuesday. The report asked Kirklees Council’s [...]

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Four generations bike to better health

Friday 27th March 2015

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Four generations of a Dewsbury family are keeping healthy through pedal power. It started when Samerah Darr, a practice nurse at the Healds Road Surgery, decided it was time to learn to ride a bike after trying to keep up with her husband and two [...]

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Man’s false ear torn off in kidnap ordeal

Friday 27th March 2015

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A PARTIALLY deaf man from Dewsbury was taken prisoner in revenge after a row exploded. Leeds Crown Court was told Mehtab Hussain, who has a prosthetic ear and hearing aid, was lured to a park on January 6. He was expecting to meet someone else [...]

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