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Current Edition: 629 | Thursday 17th April 2014

Current Edition: 629 | Thu 17th Apr 14

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Tories propose major council revamp

Friday 11th April 2014

Main Article Web Robert Light annouces plan April 2014

A RADICAL re-shaping of Kirklees Council that would devolve millions of pounds and “real power” to the district’s towns has been proposed by local Tories.

They launched their local election campaign on Tuesday with a plan for the biggest change since the authority was founded…

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Regeneration chief rounds on critics of efforts to revive town

Friday 11th April 2014

WEB Paul Kane betting shops Dewsbury 2014 1

THE chairman of Dewsbury’s Regeneration Board has defended the group’s efforts to rejuvenate Dewsbury town centre and called on local shoppers and business people to help the situation. Coun Paul Kane, pictured, was criticised in some quarters when he spoke out about the need for [...]

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Labour’s golden girl wins fans

Friday 11th April 2014

Web Coun O'Neill meets Jo Cox

A CANDIDATE is picking up momentum in the race to succeed Mike Wood as MP for Batley and Spen. Former Oxfam worker Jo Cox was this week backed as Labour’s pick by Kirklees Council cabinet member Peter O’Neill. Nominations have now closed – and in [...]

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Birstall joins in the town festival mood

Friday 11th April 2014

The Press Newspaper

ALL THE fun of the fair is coming to Birstall as part of a year of fundraising community events. Traders are planning a summer festival centred around Market Place featuring local bands, provisionally set for Saturday August 16. There will be stalls, fairground rides and [...]

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Police shake up will ‘put more officers on beat’ says force chief

Friday 11th April 2014

Web Chief Supt Tim Kingsman Kirklees Police

POLICE claim more officers will be on the beat across the district in a county-wide shake up. The number of neighbourhood policing teams in Kirklees will be cut from seven to four following a year-long review. Similar to proposed structural Kirklees Council changes these are: [...]

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Hospital plight is ‘Labour’s mess’

Friday 11th April 2014

Coun Karen Rowling

LOCAL Conservatives have hit back in a continuing row over Kirklees Council’s opposition to hospital cuts. Coun Karen Rowling (Lab, Dewsbury West) last week accused the Tories of ‘playing politics’ with a council motion. It put the authority firmly against plans to cut beds and [...]

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September opening for new academy

Friday 11th April 2014

The Press Newspaper

AN Islamic secondary school for boys is to open in September in the former Batley art college building. The Al Hashim Academy has taken over the Cambridge Street building, which has been empty for two years. More than 40 pupils have enrolled already.The school’s founders [...]

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TV’s Georgia takes time off for new baby

Friday 11th April 2014

Web Georgia Mortimer

A REFORMED teenager from Thornhill who shot to fame in a reality TV show is now a mum. Georgia Mortimer was the ‘gobby’ lass on Educating Yorkshire who was always getting into scrapes. Now 18, the former Thornhill Community Academy pupil is studying beauty therapy [...]

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