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Current Edition: 691 | Tuesday 30th June 2015

Current Edition: 691 | Tue 30th Jun 15

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Pat on the head is a lifesaver for Eddie

Friday 26th June 2015

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A YOUNGSTER from Heckmondwike has been successfully treated for a rare brain tumour – thanks partly to his rugby coach.

Nine-year-old Eddie Watson had already been to see a doctor because his mum was concerned about a lump on his head.

Eddie, a pupil at…

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Mum hits out as men who abused her girls walk free

Friday 26th June 2015

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A MOTHER from Earlsheaton has hit out after two men who sexually abused her two daughters avoided jail. Kenneth France, 56, and Anthony Young, 47, were given suspended prison sentences at Bradford Crown Court. The pair abused the girls at France’s home in separate spells [...]

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MP’s hospital pledge

Friday 26th June 2015

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MP Paula Sherriff vowed to continue fighting plans to cut hospital services in her maiden speech to Parliament. She also told the House of Commons on Wednesday she wants to see a “fully re-nationalised” NHS. Miss Sherriff added: “I will fight for the future of [...]

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Pupils cross the ‘divide’ with new project

Friday 26th June 2015

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CHILDREN joined forces across a so-called ‘community divide’ in Dewsbury to take part in a successful gardening project. Much has been made since the Iraq suicide bomb outrage about Savile Town being an ‘enclave’ with few white residents. But pupils from nearby Headfield Junior School [...]

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Councillor’s call for an ‘open dialogue’

Friday 26th June 2015

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ADULTS need to reach out to their children to stop them being radicalised, a new councillor believes. Coun Nosheen Dad spoke out after the suicide bomber controversy put Dewsbury in the national spotlight two weeks ago. She said: “We’ve got to have an open dialogue [...]

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‘I’ll talk to far right’ – community leader Tai

Friday 26th June 2015

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A COMMUNITY leader in Dewsbury wants to meet far-right activists to discuss their concerns. Kaushar Tai, of the Masjid Al-Hidayah mosque on Caledonia Road, made the overture in the wake of a suicide bomb outrage. The English Defence League (EDL) said in an online post [...]

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MP security focus after online abuse

Friday 26th June 2015

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DEWSBURY & Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff has beefed up security at her home and reviewed how constituency surgeries are run after she received death threats. Miss Sherriff received online abuse following a statement she made about suspected suicide bomber Talha Asmal. She started getting messages [...]

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Deadly spiders’ nest – in bunch of Tesco bananas!

Friday 26th June 2015

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A MUM from Cleckheaton attacked a nest of deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas with boiling water. When confronted by one of the world’s most venomous arachnids, most people would probably run away. But Laura Horsfield, 31, took to Facebook to identify the nest [...]

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