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Current Edition: 652 | Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Current Edition: 652 | Tue 23rd Sep 14

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‘Mr Sparkles’ gets long sentence for drugs conspiracy

Friday 19th September 2014

Main Article Mohammed Azam Yaqoob Sept 2014

A BUSINESSMAN from Ravensthorpe known to many as ‘Mr Sparkles’ has been jailed for nearly 10 years for his role in a £5.5m drugs plot.

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, 45, of North Road, helped broker a deal for 5kg of ‘high purity’ heroin for a Bradford…

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Million-Euro cash win to tackle our urban issues

Friday 19th September 2014

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COUNCIL chiefs have won nearly £800,000 to help community groups take over unwanted buildings. The cash has come from the 2014 Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, which aims to tackle urban issues in an era of cuts. The fund was created by billionaire media mogul and former [...]

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Tragic road death of Dominic, 23

Friday 19th September 2014

Dominic Goddard

A MAN was run over by a caravan in Gomersal after a row with his girlfriend, an inquest heard. Dominic Goddard, 23, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene on Church Lane on December 27 last year. Huddersfield Coroner’s Court heard Mr [...]

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We can save our museums, says council director

Friday 19th September 2014

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MUSEUMS like Red House in Gomersal can be saved … if they start operating on a more commercial basis, a council official has said. Director of communities Ruth Redfern wants to generate cash from entry fees, selling prints of top artworks and hosting more weddings. [...]

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Seeking a vision for town’s regeneration

Friday 19th September 2014

Batley Jo Cox regeneration meeting

PLANS for regenerating Batley town centre were discussed by community leaders on Tuesday. Andrew Marsden of the business and retailers’ association was just one of more than 50 people at a meeting. Election candidate Jo Cox brought them together at the Town Hall to discuss [...]

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We’ve lost 11st together… and transformed our lives

Friday 19th September 2014

Web Barbara and Bleddyn after

Parkinson’s Disease sufferer Bleddyn Harris and his wife Barbara have shed weight to get a second chance at a life they thought was lost. David Miller hears an inspiring tale… WHEN Barbara Harris made the last four of a slimming contest it capped a remarkable [...]

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Nursery success is good news for Dewsbury Moor

Friday 19th September 2014

Web Dewsbury nursery outstanding Sept 2014

A NURSERY in Dewsbury is leading the way in tackling poverty and negative stereotypes. The SureStart centre on Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury Moor, is now rated outstanding by Ofsted. Just weeks after a potential new TV drama about the Shannon Matthews case brought Dewsbury Moor back [...]

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Volunteers’ X-ray boost

Friday 19th September 2014

WEB Radiology equipment handover

VOLUNTEERS have donated £7,500 for new radiology equipment at Dewsbury District Hospital. The cash was raised through on-site coffee shops which sell refreshments to staff, visitors and patients. It has paid for new high-seated chairs, trolleys and other equipment for the radiology service. Staff had [...]

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