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Current Edition: 647 | Wednesday 20th August 2014

Current Edition: 647 | Wed 20th Aug 14

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DARK TIMES: ‘Nuclear option’ could see services decimated

Friday 15th August 2014

Main Article Web David Sheard May 2014 change

A BONFIRE of public services has been proposed as council chiefs grapple with huge budget cuts.

All funding for police community support officers will be axed, along with three museums and Batley and Birstall markets.

Transport for children to faith schools and those with special educational…

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Thousands of pounds’ worth of damage caused to parish church

Friday 15th August 2014

Web Martin Naylor Batley Parish Church theft August 2014 3

THIEVES have caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to Batley Parish Church – for the sake of almost worthless pieces of metal. Roofing materials were stolen from the town centre church’s extension over the weekend, and stormy weather meant that a deluge of water [...]

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Kevin and Ann win judge’s backing but face new battle as Kirklees appeals against bedroom tax ruling

Friday 15th August 2014

Web Kevin and Ann Gresham Bedroom Tax

A COUPLE from Dewsbury face a fight after winning a housing benefit battle last week. Kirklees Council are to appeal a tribunal decision in favour of Kevin Gresham and his disabled wife Ann, right. They won a case which means they no longer lose some [...]

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Under-fire MP urges residents to fight cuts

Friday 15th August 2014

The Press Newspaper

AN MP is encouraging constituents to appeal against having their housing benefit cut. Simon Reevell (Con, Dewsbury & Mirfield) spoke out about the case of Kevin and Ann Gresham. The couple claimed Mr Reevell was unable to help after they were hit by welfare reforms. [...]

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Bishop battles to broker peace in graves conflict

Friday 15th August 2014

Web Thornhill church

BISHOP Tony Robinson has shed light on the row over graveside mementoes at a Thornhill church. He explained that some families had complained about others putting banned items such as solar lamps around cremation stones. The controversy which broke out last week at Thornhill Parish [...]

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‘They’ve acted like Thugs. It feels like I’ve lost my dad all over again’

Friday 15th August 2014

Web Gillian Carr father

GRIEVING Gillian Carr only heard about the Thornhill church controversy from a TV news bulletin last Thursday. Gillian, 46, of School Lane, raced to the graveyard at around 6.45pm having seen an item on the BBC. She was devastated to find treasured mementoes to her [...]

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I’m not a windbag and I can prove it!

Friday 15th August 2014

Simon Reevell

MP SIMON REEVELL denied being a windbag after it was claimed he speaks the most in Parliament. Research showed the Tory backbencher (Con, Dewsbury & Mirfield) used 14,256 words in just 17 House of Commons debates. He spoke 31 times in those debates, using an [...]

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Firm fined £10,000 after flames engulfed worker

Friday 15th August 2014

Web Fox's Biscuits

A FIRM in Ossett has been fined £10,000 after a worker was badly hurt in an explosion at Fox’s Biscuits. The 61-year-old employee, from steel fabricators Hartwell Manufacturing on Milner Way, suffered severe burns in February, 2012. He was one of a team removing old [...]

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