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Current Edition: 673 | Friday 27th February 2015

Current Edition: 673 | Fri 27th Feb 15

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THIS WEEK’S EDITION:

Thursday 26th February 2015

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In The Press this week: We report on the shock caused when tenants of crumbling garages in Dewsbury Moor were suddenly handed eviction notices.

A public meeting was held on Monday after residents around School Crescent were told to hand their keys back without explanation.

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Major cuts to services agreed after budget battle

Friday 20th February 2015

David Sheard

HUGE cuts to public services were backed this week – but only after a Kirklees Council meeting descended into farce. A Huddersfield Town Hall budget debate was set to be the most important of recent years. The fate of services vital to all residents in our [...]

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Owner banned after 15 dogs found in sickening conditions

Friday 20th February 2015

Dogs

DOGS were kept in sickening conditions at a filthy caravan in Ravensthorpe, a court heard. Charlotte Richards, 42, was banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting a catalogue of neglect offences. Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard some dogs were kept in a tiny cage [...]

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Pioneer annexe opens

Friday 20th February 2015

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A FIRST step in the regeneration of Dewsbury’s historic Northgate quarter was completed this week. Pionner House’s annexe on Branch Road has been turned into six one-bedroom flats which are now available to council tenants. Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KHN) will manage the homes – which [...]

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Driving ban and curfew for RL star Mason

Friday 20th February 2015

Keith Mason

FORMER rugby league star Keith Mason feared for his own future after a mother suffered injuries in a Birstall car crash. Katie Galvin still experiences back and neck pain following a head-on collision last August. Her Mini Cooper, also containing her two daughters, was written [...]

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E-fit of pet store gun robber is released

Friday 20th February 2015

Mirfield pet store armed robbery

A HOODIE-wearing armed robbery suspect is being sought after a raid in Mirfield last week. Police released an e-fit image of man in his late teens or early 20s wanted over an hold-up at Pet Supplies. Cash was stolen from the pet shop on Lee [...]

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Les is more for judo veteran…

Friday 20th February 2015

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A JUDO coach from Hanging Heaton insists he will not bow out from the sport he loves – even at the age of 79. Les Tolson is about to have his left knee replaced for the fourth time and is living with prostate cancer. But [...]

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Knifeman hid in terrified family’s loft

Friday 20th February 2015

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A KNIFE attacker hid in a terrified Batley family’s home after launching a random assault on a passer-by. Blake Sonny Johnson, 25, was identified by police from CCTV footage of an incident on January 25. The next day they went to a bail hostel in [...]

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