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Current Edition: | Thursday 25th August 2016

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Thursday 25th August 2016

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This week in The Press, we look at today’s GCSE results, as our schools out-perform the national average, with Heckmondwike Grammar once again leading the way.

Former soap star and Labour activist Tracy Brabin has said she may stand for Jo Cox’s seat of Batley…

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Councillor calls on cops to get tough with travellers

Friday 19th August 2016

Gipsies - Shaw Cross

THE POLICE are not using their powers to tackle the problem of gipsies taking over public land, according to a concerned councillor.

Coun Martyn Bolt demanded the chief constable and police commissioner take action after further trouble recently with travellers in Mirfield and Shaw Cross.

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‘Slow down … or lives will be lost’

Friday 19th August 2016

Steve Scaddan car crash Aug 2016

LIVES will be lost in Dewsbury if drivers do not slow down on a major road, a resident claims.

Steve Scaddan, of Leeds Road, launched an online call for permanent speed cameras to be installed near his home between Shaw Cross and Woodkirk.

It follows…

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Firm fined £15,000 after worker badly burned

Friday 19th August 2016


A MANUFACTURING firm in Batley has been fined £15,000 after a worker was badly burned at work.

Kevin Hirst needed skin grafts and suffered permanent scarring following an accident at Batley Foundry Ltd on Warwick Road in August, 2014.

Bradford Crown Court heard Mr Hirst…

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Council ‘getting tough’ on poll fraud in Kirklees

Friday 19th August 2016


COUNCIL chiefs insist they are getting tough on election fraud after recommendations from a national review.

Kirklees chief executive and election returning officer Adrian Lythgo said some proposed measures are already in place.

A report by former local government secretary Sir Eric Pickles was published…

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Wembley choir date for Rams fan Mandy

Friday 19th August 2016

Mandy Fentem - Rams

ONE of Dewsbury Rams’ most dedicated long-distance fans will be representing the club in the unique fans’ choir at the Challenge Cup final at Wembley next week.

Mandy Fentem, 53, sings in the church choir at her home town of Matlock in Derbyshire every Sunday,…

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Carer who stole from MS victim facing jail

Friday 19th August 2016


A CARER faces jail after stealing nearly £22,000 from the bed-ridden woman she was supposed to be looking after.

Lorraine Furness, 51, of Tichbourne Street, Liversedge, committed a fraud involving more than 100 cheques from April 2007 to February 2014.

Bradford Crown Court heard that…

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Town lock-down as arrest follows shooting incident

Friday 19th August 2016

Shooting - Station Hotel

PART of Dewsbury town centre was sealed off on Tuesday night and through Wednesday morning following a shooting incident in Huddersfield.

Armed response officers and the West Yorkshire Police helicopter eventually made an arrest in Savile Town, near the junction of Headfield Road and Lock…

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