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Current Edition: | Friday 24th March 2017

Current Edition: | Fri 24th Mar 17

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Driver dragged from car and beaten by gang wielding baseball bats

Friday 24th March 2017

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A MAN was seriously injured when he was dragged from his car in broad daylight and attacked with baseball bats. 

Roads in Dewsbury town centre were sealed off on Wednesday morning following reports of a serious assault.

Police confirmed they were called to Wellington Street,…

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Kirklees schools face savage cut to budgets

Friday 24th March 2017

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KIRKLEES is set to be one of the worst-affected areas in the country for proposed funding cuts to schools.

In Kirklees, 169 schools will have their budgets reduced by a total of £6.5m a year, amounting to over £100 per pupil.

All 50 schools in…

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Eight arrested after ‘weapons’ disturbance

Friday 24th March 2017

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EIGHT people have been arrested following a disturbance in Dewsbury Moor when a number of weapons were brandished.

Police were called to reports of a large group of people gathering on Pilgrim Crescent on Sunday night at around 10pm.

Officers attended and found a group…

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Thieves snatch charity boxes and staff tips in latest Birstall burglary

Friday 24th March 2017

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A CAFE owner is hoping to meet police and local politicians following a string of burglaries in Birstall. 

Andrew Pailing, who owns Cobbles Cafe in Market Place with his wife Donna, has requested the meeting after their business was targeted by thieves on Sunday evening.

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Work begins on £11m landmark transformation

Friday 24th March 2017

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WORK has begun to transform one of Dewsbury’s most famous landmarks. 

The £11.1m project to convert Pioneer House into a new campus for Kirklees College is part of an £18.5m investment to develop the Dewsbury Learning Quarter,  which includes the Pioneer and the college’s second…

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MPs describe Westminster terror attack

Friday 24th March 2017

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LOCAL politicians and religious leaders have condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks in Westminster. 

Four people were killed and 40 injured when a man drove a car along the pavement on Westminster Bridge, before stabbing police officer PC Keith Palmer, who later died.

The Houses of Parliament…

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Council ‘wastes’ union cash

Friday 24th March 2017

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KIRKLEES Council has been named as one of the biggest spenders on trade union officials in the country. 

The Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) says Kirklees ‘wastes’ about £455,000 a year on allowing union stewards paid time off to represent their members.

Of the councils that responded…

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Collection of watches stolen

Friday 24th March 2017

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BURGLARS stole more than £25,000-worth of jewellery from a property in Gomersal. 

The stash, which included an 18-carat gold Omega watch and three 14-carat pocket watches, was taken when thieves raided the house on Nibshaw Road.

The suspects forced their way in through a window…

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