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Current Edition: 677 | Friday 27th March 2015

Current Edition: 677 | Fri 27th Mar 15

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THIS WEEK’S EDITION:

Thursday 26th March 2015

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FRIDAY MARCH 27: This week, police have been called over claims that £2.1m of equipment and scrap metal went missing from a Heckmondwike regeneration scheme. Coun Martyn Bolt (Con) received a tip-off after a story last week about the ABLE2 project on land off Smithies…

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Summer Mai family’s fight for justice reaches end of the road

Friday 20th March 2015

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“IF YOU were to boil down all of the facts and all of the findings, you can only be left with one conclusion,” says James Ratcliffe. “Someone is walking round having gotten away with the perfect murder.” The family of toddler Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe, who [...]

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Hospital bosses ‘learn lessons’

Friday 20th March 2015

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HOSPITAL bosses have “learned lessons” after being accused of covering up a patient appointments fiasco. Dewsbury & Mirfield MP Simon Reevell said he believed the need for transparency was understood after meeting with Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust chiefs on Tuesday. It comes after The [...]

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Chief insists: ‘No patients harmed’

Friday 20th March 2015

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NO PATIENTS were harmed by delayed appointments, health boss Stephen Eames claimed. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive added that problems with a new outpatient system have been tackled. He said: “In 2013 we faced challenges with the implementation of the patient administration [...]

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Bus station revamp survey

Friday 20th March 2015

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CONSULTATION has started on plans to revamp Dewsbury’s 20-year-old bus station. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has launched an online survey asking for the public’s views. Dewsbury was among the first in the county to get a new-style bus station back in 1995. The Aldams [...]

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BBEC is aiming to build on good work

Friday 20th March 2015

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A SCHOOL in Batley is back on form only weeks after being branded ‘inadequate’, a new report shows. The Press was given pre-publication details of a follow-up inspection at Batley Business and Enterprise College (BBEC). In January, the Blenheim Drive secondary was given the lowest [...]

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‘Our town is seen as a cherry ripe for picking’ – claim as community centre sell-off looms

Friday 20th March 2015

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COUNCIL chiefs could sell off Mirfield’s ‘temporary’ community centre to avoid a £430,000 repair bill. Officials propose getting rid of the premises on Water Royd Road by reversing a decision taken in October 2002. Under that plan, the Mirfield Community Trust (MCT), which runs the [...]

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Gloria spells out Labour plans

Friday 20th March 2015

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FORMER GMTV presenter Gloria De Piero met staff at Asda in Dewsbury on Tuesday. The Labour shadow minister for women arrived in the pink battle bus which which has attracted national comment in recent weeks. The visit was part of a ‘woman-to-woman’ tour promoting the [...]

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